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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.

 


Bibliographies
This is how you give credit to your sources.

 


Games


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

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.

 

General Resources

These sources have information on a variety of topics.  If you're not quite sure where to begin looking for information, they are a good place to start.  


UDLib/SEARCH
Online Magazines, Newspapers, & Encyclopedias

(In school use only.  Databases not available from home!)


DelAWARE - The Digital Library of the First State 

(Free access to UDLib/SEARCH Databases with an active Library Card!)


UDLib/SEARCH Elementary

Online Magazines, Newspapers, & Encyclopedias for younger users.

Animal Exploration Scavenger Hunt using Searchasaurus 


Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online

Merriam-Webster has a new online visual dictionary, which contains information on over 20,000 terms and more than 6,000 illustrations.


About.com

About.com is a search engine powered by people who do research and answer questions that can be typed in.  Please ignore any advertisements!


Internet Public Library KidSpace

Created by the public librarians in Michigan for kids.


Kids Click

Created by librarians in Berkley, CA for kids.


Awesome Library Resources


Fact Monster


Enchanted Learning


Surfing the NET with Kids


Encyclopedia Smithsonian 

helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology.


Smithsonian Kids 

Sites designed for kids to explore, discover and learn.


Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian has hundreds of online resources for kids and adults.  Most are based on Primary Source Materials.


Scavenger Hunts

Autumn Scavenger Hunt - Buttil

 

Specialized Resources

Some reference sites are specifically created to give excellent information on just one topic.  You may prefer to consult them BEFORE you do an Internet search with a search engine.

 


Congress for Kids

The Dirksen Congressional Center gives you access to interactive, fun-filled experiences designed to help you learn about the foundation of our federal government and how its actions affect you.


Ben's Guide to U.S. Government

These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities.


A Guide to the Constitution for Kids

A collection of resources that provide an overview of the purpose and the ideas contained in the United States Constitution.

 


America's Story
This site was developed for kids by the Library of Congress.  It has great access to primary source materials.


American Memory 

This is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. It offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections and contains pictures of historical documents, audio recordings of important events, and video clips of moments in history. 


Presidents Biographies

These are the official biographies of the presidents of the USA prepared by the White House.


Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies

The Library of Congress has at least one likeness of each of the forty-one presidents and most of the first ladies.


People and Places
National Geographic People and Places Supersite
This site is packed with photos, maps, and info on every country in the world. Plus: Watch videos, listen to world music, and more.


The World Factbook 

This site is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials, and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements, although the information on different countries is suitable for school reports.


DELAWARE FACTS AND SYMBOLS

These come from the state of Delaware's official web page.


State of Delaware's Kids Page

Here you can find all kinds of things to do, places to visit, and stuff to learn.


Delaware & U.S. History

This site was created by Russ Pickett, the first webmaster for the state of Delaware's website.


Delaware Biographies

This site was created by Russ Pickett, the first webmaster for the state of Delaware's website.


Whispers of Angels

A story of the Underground Railroad from Maryland's eastern shore through the length of Delaware to Philadelphia.


National Geographic Animals Supersite

Doing a report on a specific animal?  There are facts and pictures available here.


Exploring Nature Educational Resource

Has a  searchable database of more than 1,000 animals, plants, trees, biomes, and the human body.  You will need to log in to use it.
User Name: Pulaski
Password: Library


eNature

Has great information on living things.  Contains the complete Audubon Guides.


KidsBiology.com

Complete Biology resource, including articles on every topic from the Human Body, to cellular chemistry.

Dinosaurs For Kids
KidsDinos.com

Learn about the science of Paleontology. Read about hundreds of Dinosaur Species.


The Black Hole Gang

Cool Science Sites based on a series of books about the Blackhole Gang.  When you visit their bedrooms, each picture will lead to a different science site.


Invention Dimension

Biographies of American inventors are stored and organized alphabetically by inventors' last names or inventions. 

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Profiled here are African American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering as chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians.  


Invent Now! : The National Inventors Hall of Fame

Offers biographical information about inventors and his /her inventions.


Inventor's Toolbox : The Elements of Machines

Photos and easy-to-read text about simple machines.

Edheads

Simple Machines and Forces in Motion.

Funderstanding Roller Coaster

This simulator is designed for kids who want to design their own thrilling coaster and educators who want to use a cool activity to simulate the application of physics.

Tsunami Links

What Do You Like?

By the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it's designed to help kids in grades 4-8, find out about different careers.
 

Kids Reads 

Need a good book?  
Check this site!

Aesop's Fables

Over 600 of Aesop's fables can be found at this site. Some are accompanied by an illustration. A small minority are also narrated. 

Giggle Poetry

The fun poetry site for kids on the web.

Poetry4Kids

This is Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry Playground.  You can find funny poems, games, contests, lessons, a rhyming dictionary, and links to other poetry sites.
The Poem Machine
There are blanks that allow a person to type in various parts of speech and then choose a type of poem to be created.  Similar to Madlibs.
Shape Poems
It is a poem about an object or a thing written in the shape of the object.

Atlapedia Online
 
Contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

The World Factbook 

This is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency and has the most current information about a country including a map and flag.

Geography : Merriam-Webster's Atlas

An on-line version of Merriam- Webster's atlas. For more maps and geographical information, visitors simply select a country or state from the pull-down menus and begin their search.

Puzzle of the United States
Click on the states and then drag them to the big map to place them where they belong.  How close can you get?

KidsGeo.com

Learn about our planet, and its people. Explore maps, learn about volcanoes and much more.

National Geographic Kids

This site has lots of new games, stories, videos, and activities for students.

NASA Kids Club

Features animated, colorful, entertaining and educational activities for children.

NASA Glenn Research Center : The Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics

Focuses on the basics of aerodynamics, propulsion, rocket design and aeronautics.

KidsAstronomy.com

This site was designed to designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

Nine Planets

This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.

The K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook

Contains a complete text on aeronautics at various reading levels, lesson plans, and activities.

National Kite Month

This web page has the history of kites, designs, activities and good general information.

The Why Files

This site explores the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and presents it in a clear, accessible and accurate manner.

Snopes.com

The Urban Legends Reference Pages.  This is one of the sites where you can go to find out whether that story that keeps being passed around is true or not.

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Need to find out information on your favorite teams and players?  This is the place to look!

Time for Kids
This is a great site for current events! Offers news, polls, kid news, special items, games, and homework helpers.

Washington Post for Kids

Use for current events written on a kid's reading level!

Scholastic News

Has news for kids, teachers, and parents with lesson plans and activities 

Yahooligans News

See the most current stories and features written for kids.

Time for Kids Classroom

Includes an atlas, almanac, and teacher resources.

Kids Newsroom

A safe, kid-friendly Internet site loaded with stories, pictures, contests and opportunities for learning.

DelawareOnline 

This is the web page for the News Journal, the paper about Delaware.

 

Search Engines

If you have tried all of the sources provided by your librarian and teacher and still can't find what you need, THEN you may use a search engine.  A search engine is like a big telephone book.  Click here to find out more.

Once you have all of the information you need to do your project, double check your organizer to make sure that you are doing EXACTLY what your teacher has asked for!  

Have you given credit to your sources?  If not, you will need to add a Bibliography.  Not sure how to do a bibliography?  Click here!


Bibliographies
Not sure how to do a bibliography?  Check here!

Once your project is finished, YOU need to evaluate the job you did.  Was this your best work?  Why not?  What could you have done differently to have made this better?  

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 Wednesday, February 27, 2013 05:06 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
Mberbeza@aol.com

berbezam@christina.k12.de.us
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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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