Information Literacy for k-12 Teachers
Teachers are, and have always been information workers. Twenty first century K-12 educators should become fluid in the use of advanced search techniques and strategies. They should be connoisseurs of different search engine (Alta Vista/ Google), academic (University), and reference (public library) databases. Teachers should develop automaticity for categorizing, organizing, updating and accessing as needed, valued diverse resources into the equivalent of digital banker boxes.

What CreativeCommons says about themselves
"Too often the debate over creative control tends to the extremes. At one pole is a vision of total control — a world in which every last use of a work is regulated and in which “all rights reserved” (and then some) is the norm. At the other end is a vision of anarchy — a world in which creators enjoy a wide range of freedom but are left vulnerable to exploitation. Balance, compromise, and moderation — once the driving forces of a copyright system that valued innovation and protection equally — have become endangered species.
Creative Commons is working to revive them. We use private rights to create public goods: creative works set free for certain uses. Like the free software and open-source movements, our ends are cooperative and community-minded, but our means are voluntary and libertarian. We work to offer creators a best-of-both-worlds way to protect their works while encouraging certain uses of them — to declare “some rights reserved.”" http://creativecommons.org/

About ibiblio.org
I found a series of lessons on Electric Circuits that was very helpful at ibiblio.org: http://www.ibiblio.org/kuphaldt/electricCircuits/
"Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio.org is a collaboration of the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill." http://www.ibiblio.org/

Creates a short url with no indication in address, of where it goes. http://www.tinyurl.com
Allows creation of a short URL with an indication in address, of where link goes. http://www.notlong.com.

Search Agents for Windows and Apple
Copernic For Windows http://www.copernic.com/
DevonAgent for Mac OS X http://www.devon-technologies.com/

Systems modeling and analysis along with networked gaming and simulations
Stella / iThink http://www.iseesystems.com/

Clustering Tools
FreeMind mind mapping tool http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Clusty, the meta-search engine that clusters results http://clusty.com/
Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
iWheel for strategic explorations http://www.strategicexploration.com/i-wheel/index.htm

Questioning and strategies of inquiry
Information Literacy at CTAP Region 4 http://www.ctap4.org/infolit/index.htm
David Thornburg Inquiry to questions, data to understanding http://www.tcpd.org/Thornburg/Thornburg.html

Podcasting at Computer Using Educators: Hall Davidson, David Thornburg & Others http://pod.cue.org/

Alan November Fearless Learners Courageous Teachers http://ali.apple.com/presentation/novemberpreso.html
http://www.novemberlearning.com__

FactCheck
The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
http://www.factcheck.org/
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
Public Library Resources Online: includes Ebsco, ProQuest databases, plus, as of winter 2008, almost a thousand books on tape as MP3 downloads. http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/library/

K-12 Concept Maps (graphic organizers), templates, training and tools
Computer based study strategies (using concept maps) at the U of Oregon http://cbss.uoregon.edu/clearing/index.html
Teacher Created Concept Map Projects http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/inspirationprojects.shtml
Concept Maps at The National Science Digital Library NSDL) http://strandmaps.nsdl.org/
Inspiration training at Atomic Learning http://www.atomiclearning.com/inspiration_7
EdTech Leadership Network FREE Kidspiration Online Tutorials http://www.edtechnetwork.org/pubkidsp1.cfm

Free cMap concept mapping tool http://cmap.ihmc.us/
InspiraData http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/inspiredata/index.cfm
Inspiration and Kidspiration http://www.inspiration.com
Fathom II the next generation spreadsheet and analysis tool http://www.keycollege.com/catalog/titles/fathom.html

Way Back Machine The Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/

Scott Coletti scoletti1@mac.com
Attribution ShareAlike copyright V3.0 (unported) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/