Help for Teachers, Students and Librarians Online

SIRS Mandarin, Inc. has announced the launch of the SIRS Resource Center, an evolving collection of educational Internet resources for students, teachers and librarians. Lesson plans, online reference tools and library resources can be found in this free, interactive resource guide. Students of all grade levels can explore a diverse array of online stories, word games, songs, books and more in the Students section of the Resource Center. Selected for their coverage of school curricula, as well as their creative content and visual appeal, sites are categorized by grade level and subject. Activities help students develop skills, such as writing, research, problem solving and critical thinking. Homework Help sites allow students to seek real-time homework assistance, or locate useful reference information for projects. High school students can browse College Bound sites for information about college programs and scholarships.

Teachers can log onto the Teachers section of the Resource Center to find lesson plans, worksheets, grammar tools, multilingual dictionaries, instructional materials, and links to educator networks and government institutions. Librarians can link to book awards, library associations, online book reviews, online reference directories and full-text electronic journals. In addition, Student Success Modules, a series of reference materials designed to help high school and college students enhance their study skills and writing strategies, is located in the Reference sections of the center. Easy-to-print world maps in PDF format and a Subject Heading Search are also available. SIRS Mandarin, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, (800) 232-7477,

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.