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Library Schedule


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Dewey Decimal System


Technology at Pulaski


Homework Help


UDLib/SEARCH

(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!)


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.

 

 

 


Important Links for Teachers!


Christina Teacher's Email Access

District email access for teachers.


Christina School District Intranet

This is a source for the educators of the Christina School District and only accessible through one of the district buildings.  NOT available for home use.


Literacy Links Assessments

This information is available only through the one of the district buildings.  It may NOT be accessed from home.


Literacy Links - Elementary LFS Resources

This information is on the Internet and can be accessed from home.


Literacy Links - DCAS/Common Core State Standards

Terra Nova materials have been added to assist teachers in prepping students for testing.


Math Connects Essential Questions / Big Ideas

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade
 


EZ School

Great site to use to review Math facts or practice English skills.


Collection of HMH Essential Questions and Big Ideas


HMH Teacher Links

As listed by the Reading Coach at Bancroft.

Kindergarten Essential Questions, Skills, Strategies

First Grade Essential Questions, Skills, and Strategies

Second Grade Essential Questions, Skills, and Strategies

Third Grade Essential Questions, Skills, and Strategies


UDLib/SEARCH Elementary

Online Magazines, Newspapers, & Encyclopedias for younger users.  To access from home

Username: udlibsearch
Password: homeaccess


Fictional Video Viewing Sheets

This sheet asks for the same types of information that students would be expected to identify when reading Fiction.

Informational Non-fiction Video Viewing Sheets
This sheet was created as a companion piece to the Eye Witness Video series.  Differentiating between FACT and OPINION, LEGEND, and BELIEF are difficult skills even for adults.


SpanishDict

This is a web site that is allied with Google to provide English/Spanish and Spanish/English translations.  One nice feature is that not only will it write out the words, but it will also read them out loud so that you might hear how words should be pronounced.


Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

 
EduHound Site Sets
EduHound and Time for Kids have partnered!  To bring you free classroom teaching tools to engage and motivate your class!


DOE's English Language Arts

Has standards and DSTP scores along with anchor papers and writing prompts with a link to additional resources, including  the Delaware Student Testing Program's Item Samplers.


Google Earth Lessons

This site includes some how-to's and lessons for your students in science, geography and math.

Google Earth Classroom Resources
From the folks at Google: popular methods to implement Google Earth in the classroom for a variety of subjects.

 


Google Lit Trips

Each trip is an interactive multimedia experience created using Google Earth and stored as a KMZ file. (Although they may sound complex, KMZ files that run Google Earth are relatively easy to create and navigate.)


Investigating Earthquakes Using Real Time Data

Students learn to how to integrate the use of real-time web-based technology in trying to solve problems earthquakes cause scientists every day, earthquake forecasting.

Google Historical Voyages and Events
This site is dedicated to the explorers, voyages, events, and historical backgrounds of countries throughout the World.


Real World Math

This site is all about using Google Earth in the math classroom.


Sally Ride Science Content for Google Earth

Take an educational tour through the universe beyond our own solar system. Sally Ride Science is dedicated to fueling girls' and boys' interests in science, math and technology.


ProTeacher Archive

Many pages of classroom teaching aids at this site, some with printable graphic organizers for every occasion and subject. 


6 Traits of Writing : OWL

(Online Writing Lab) for Elementary Students
This site is broken down into the 6 traits with examples of each.  Ideas, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Conventions.  There is a table of links below.  Most are broken, but the rubrics and the Classroom Posters are excellent.



Rubistar

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.  There is a tutorial and templates based on subject matter.


The Big6
           
What is the Big6?  It is the research method preferred by the librarians in the Christina School District.  It is supported by administrative offices and will be used by students beginning in Kindergarten all the way through High School. 


ReadWriteThink
     
This site is a Thinkfinity
partner site.  Created by the IRA and the NCTE it provides lesson plans and resources for students, parents, and teachers.


Verizon Thinkfinity

There are a multitude of educational internet resources with state content standards and lesson plans.  Includes lesson plans, teacher resources, and student research sites.  This is an update of the very popular MarcoPolo site.


Delaware State Standards
and Curricula

Standards The Library strongly supports the Delaware Department of Education Content Standards and Curricula.  This site has the complete selection of standards for all subject areas for grades K-12. 


DPAS II - Delaware Performance Appraisal System

Documents needed to document teacher growth.


Super Teacher Worksheets

Printable, free worksheets for teachers in both Math and ELA topics.


Internet Public Library

All of the websites listed here have been selected and evaluated by public librarians.


Surf Report

These is a monthly list of websites assembled by topic educators from the state of Wisconsin.  They have a large archive of the monthly reports as well.


Teacher's Five of Website Evaluation

Now that you have access to a lot useful websites, you may want to add some to the school webpage for your students to use.  Please use this handy form to evaluate the website and then hand it to the librarian to be added to the proper unit.


About.com

This site has human beings doing the research and answering questions.  While the research is thorough and meticulous, there are pop-ups galore.  DO NOT RESPOND to any!  Just close the window and keep on working.


National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS)
Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators
for All Teachers.  This is where you can see what the expectations are for all teachers.


Filamentality

Using Filamentality is as easy as filling-in-the-blank. A variety of activity formats are readily available, including hotlists, scrapbooks, treasure hunts, subject samplers, and WebQuests.


Jan Brett's Piggybacks for Teachers

The web projects are intended for use by elementary students, teachers and librarians. The lessons, links and activities can be adapted to fit the backgrounds and experiences of individual children or an entire class.

 


Puzzlemaker

Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.


Create Your Own Interactive Games

There are several premade computer games or you can create your own.


QuizStar

QuizStar is another online quiz generator created by the same people who developed TrackStar. Don't forget to look at the tutorial if you need a little help figuring out how to create a quiz.


TrackStar

TrackStar facilitates organizing and annotating Web resources for students. Simply collect Web sites, enter them into TrackStar, add annotations for your students, and you have an interactive, online lesson called a Track. Create your own Track or use one of the hundreds of thousands already made by other educators. Search the database by subject, grade, or theme and standard for a quick and easy activity. There is a tutorial to help you create your track.


Eyes on the Sky & Feet on the Ground

Provides hundreds of hands-on astronomy explorations for Grades 2-6. Topics include earth's rotation & orbit, earth's tilt, shadows, seasons, time zones, the moon, calendars, maps, the solar system, & tides. Activities help students understand the scientific process. Suggestions are included for discussions before & after explorations.


Math-Drills.com

Math-Drills.Com includes over 6000 free math worksheets with answer keys. You may use the free math worksheets on this website to assess students' mastery of basic math facts, to give students extra practice, and to teach new math strategies.


Incompetech

This site will generate graph paper in any size or color to your specifications.


Microsoft PowerPoint

Anyone attempting to teach PowerPoint to their students should check here for resources.


PowerPoint Tips

List of tips to common PowerPoint questions all hyperlinked to the answers.


Textalyzer
      
Got a piece of text that you need to determine the reading level?  Copy and paste in a piece of text, or give it a URL, and it will analyze the text for word count, readability, sentence count, average sentence length, most frequently used words, etc. A useful tool for teachers and for writers.  It is available in French and English.


Google Language Translator

This tool will take text or web pages written in one language, and translate them into another.  Type in a message and it translates it for you from English into Spanish, German, etc. Very helpful for those of us working with ESL families.

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This page was last updated on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 02:35 PM .

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Marcia Berbeza
Library Media Specialist
Grades K-5
Pulaski Intermediate School
1300 Cedar Street
Christina School District
Wilmington, DE  19805-4396
(302) 429-4136
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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