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Parents, Teachers, and Homeschoolers

Parents | Teachers | Homeschoolers

Parents

Having trouble making ends meet?  See Your Library, Your Lifeline: Parenting.

NJ Parent Link: the Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center
http://www.njparentlink.nj.gov
The State of NJ has created this website with information for parents on state services, as well as comprehensive information on many aspects of parenting, including health, education, community calendars and much more.

On Guard Online
http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/net-cetera.aspx
Chatting with your kids about being online.  Also - tips to protect yourself against phishing and Internet fraud.

Family TLC.
http://familyTLC.net
Parenting tips, family activities, articles on child development, and age-specific activities to do with your child.

Craft Finder from Family Fun
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/season/tool/craftfinder_tlp/
Find craft instructions for seasons, holidays, or occasions for all different ages.

KidsHealth.org
http://www.kidshealth.org/index2.html
Articles on many aspects of child health from the Nemours Foundation.

Kididdles
http://www.kididdles.com/
Comprehensive list of classic kid's song lyrics, and printable sheet music. Many have audio files that you can sample.

Parentcenter.com
http://www.parentcenter.com/
See news, tips, activities, and features geared to parents of kids age 2-8.

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues
http://www.talkingwithkids.org/
For parents of kids ages 8-12.

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Teacher

Teachers who work in K-12 schools in Camden County are eligible for Camden County Library cards at no charge.  To apply for a card, bring  one ID that shows name and address or one photo-ID with name and address and one pay stub from the school system or contract with the school district to your local branch. The cards are issued for the period of one year to begin in September and expire in August.

Databases

The library subscribes to several databases of especial interest to teachers.

ERIC
Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. ERIC provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1000 educational and education-related journals.

Curriculum Resources - from Facts on File
An electronic library of printable teacher handouts for elementary, middle, high school and junior college.  Under "Printable Handouts for Teachers" click on Curriculum Resources.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - from Facts on File
Provides profiles of more than 2,050 of today's most popular jobs in more than 94 industries.  Under "Careers" click on Ferguson's Career Center.

Professional Development Collection (for Educators)
Provides a highly specialized collection of over 500 full text journals, designed for professional educators.

Websites

A. Pintura: Art Detective
http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
Play detective and crack the case of an art mystery. Take a look at real images of famous paintings in the process.

Discovery School.com Teaching Tools.
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/index.cfm?campaign=flyout_teachers
Offers teachers a puzzle maker, worksheet generator, quiz maker, and glossary builder.

Education World
http://www.education-world.com/
An e-zine “where educators go to learn.”

The Learning Page
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/
Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this site offers lesson plans, activities, and educational initiatives to enhance the teaching of American history and culture.

Primary Games
http://www.primarygames.com/games.htm
Online learning games.

Resources for teachers from the Smithsonian Institute.
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/index.html
Includes lesson plans and field trips for grade preK through 12.

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Homeschoolers

When searching our catalog, use the subject heading "home schooling."

See the Library's Homeschooling Subject Guide.

Eclectic Homeschool Online
http://eho.org/
The magazine for creative homeschoolers -- published from a Christian perspective.

ENOCH
http://www.enochnj.org
The Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers.

Homeschooler’s Curriculum Swap.
http://theswap.com/
An innovative Web service: homeschooling parents buy, sell, and trade used books and materials.

Homeschool Central - New Jersey
http://homeschoolcentral.com/support/new_jersey_homeschool.htm
State information, regional information, and families with webpages

Homeschooling on a Shoestring
http://www.homeschoolingonashoestring.com/
Ways to cut costs while homeschooling.

HSLDA
http://www.hslda.org/
Homeschool Legal Defense Association

NBHE
http://www.nbhe.net/
National Black Home Educators.

Homeschooling Legal FAQs from the NJ Department of Education
http://www.state.nj.us/education/genfo/faq/faq_homeschool.htm

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