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Pulaski Library Catalog


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Technology at Pulaski


Homework Help


Internet Safety


Getting Research Started
Where do I begin?


Student Research Resources

Check here for websites that
are appropriate for kids!


Student Writing Rubric

A checklist to assist students
to write well.



Student Search Engines

If you really HAVE to use the Internet, use these search engines.


This is how you give credit to your sources.



For Teachers


For Librarians


Library Volunteers


Froggie Power Unit

This is a HUGE presentation.  Please
be patient while it is loading!


2005 Book Award Winners


Children's Book Council


Our web site has been chosen as an EduHound Spotlight Classroom of the Week!  Just click to see other classrooms who have earned the honor!


This web page has been listed in the LoTi Lounge as a resource.


The LoTi Lounge has resources that assist teachers in using technology in their classrooms.





Doing Research - Where Do I Start?

Good researchers need a variety of sources to do the best job possible.  Not all resources are appropriate for every task.  That is why there are so many choices out there.  The purpose of this web page is to provide some of the best for student use.  Some sources are general and can be used in most cases.  Other sources are VERY specific and can only be used when researching one particular topic.  Please take time to make sure that you have chosen wisely.


Getting Started

Check out these resources before starting a research project.  A good researcher always wants to make sure that they are organized.  The Big6 will keep you focused on what the project is.  You will need to review the Big6 steps before beginning.  Then you will need to get a project organizer from Mrs. Berbeza.  If she is not available, copy one from the Internet!  Please double check the Internet Safety Rules before starting research online!  You also need to check which resources our library already has, so be sure to check out the Pulaski Library Catalog.


Internet Safety

No responsible adult would allow a child to wander through a big city by themselves without providing some guidance beforehand.  This site will give you the rules that will allow you to use the Internet safely.

i-SAFE Inc.

The worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting kids' online experiences.


This is a great way to practice Internet Safety by playing games.

Professor Garfield

This is another site that teaches Internet Safety and has great computer games as well.

The Big6
Got a project that needs to be done?  Check this site for the Big6!  If you follow EVERY step, you will receive a guaranteed, money back if not satisfied... A+!

Big6 Assignment Organizer

But how to get started?  Just use this handy organizer to list all of the tasks that need to be done, the deadlines, and the resources available.  It is a checklist to help you on your way to the A+!


Your Vehicle for Information Evaluation.  You don't need to include everything you find on a topic in your report.  This covers the essentials.

Super 3

Plan, Do, Review!  Those are the steps for boys and girls in K-2 to follow when doing a project!

Pulaski Library Catalog
The Library Catalog has many resources.  Both in print, video, and Internet.




General Resources

Now that you have gotten the basics, you are now ready to start doing research.  There are several different types of resources available.  Some are very general resources.  To access these, click here.


Specialized Resources

Others are specialized sources that are experts in the chosen area of information.  They will have just the information on that particular subject or topic. To access these, click here.


Finishing Up

When you think your project is finished, it is time to give credit to all of the sources you used in the project.  Each of these sites must be cited so as to reflect their contribution to your project and to document your ability to do research.  Please click here to create a proper bibliography to cite your sources.



Christina Acceptable Use Policy for Computers

            Christina School District policy requires all students to have an acceptable use policy on file before use of school computers in the classroom, computer room or the library.  The responsible parent or guardian must sign these permission slips BEFORE students may use school computers.  Computer usage in the library is reserved for research purposes and OPAC usage only.  Misuse of school computers could result in the loss of all or part of computer privileges for all or part of the school year.  The forms may be obtained from the office, the computer teacher, or from the District Office at 83 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.  Please click here.



Delaware State Standards

           I follow a district-mandated curriculum that is aligned both with the Delaware State Content Standards and the National Information Power Standards from the American Association of School Librarians.



Some documents on this site may require a special PDF reader.  If you need to download this free program, please click here!


This page was last updated on Monday, October 01, 2012 04:35 PM .


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Marcia Berbeza
Library Media Specialist, NBCT
Grades K-5
Pulaski Elementary School
1300 Cedar Street
Christina School District
Wilmington, DE  19805-4396
(302) 429-4136 ex. 12906
FAX (302) 429-3955
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"It is our choices, that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities."  J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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