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Student E-Resources

 
How to Cite your Sources
Remember to cite your sources (give credit and information about the resources you used.)  The style we use is MLA (Modern Language Association).  Details on how to cite sources may be found HERE or in your binder reminder - click below for that pdf page with examples of the most commonly used sources. Our database, Worldbook Online has a free citation creator option. Also using an online citation service such as Easybib.com or Bibme.org is a helpful way to create a Works Cited page online, however they have many ads.
2nd Quarter Enriched English e-Book
One of the books you may read is an e-book called "Lorenzo and the Turncoat" by Lila Guzman.  Click HERE to login to read the book.  The EBSCO username and password are the same, and the one we use for our databases found on page 15 of your binder reminder.  Once logged in, search for the book title "Lorenzo and the Turncoat."  Once you've opened the e-book, click on the full pdf or the table of contents and select a chapter to begin reading.  Note:  If you are using your Smart phone, you may have to click on "Full Site" and search the book title again in EBSCO.

E-versions of our local newspapers

The Los Angeles Daily News e-version

We have The Los Angeles Daily News online. It has the newspaper in full-text with all graphics, plus there are online educational games and activities. Click HERE. The class ID/username is this string of numbers: 6056 and the class password is the same as the one we use for our databases, which is on page 15 in your binder reminder.
 

The Signal e-version

We also have The Signal newspaper online. To log in, click HERE , then click on "Sign in " on the top right of the page. The user name is Mrs. Fulleman's email address: lfulleman@hartdistrict.org The password is the same as the one we use for our databases, posted in the binder reminder.
 

Other Sources for current events

 

General Reference Sites

 http://www.bigchalk.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WOPortal.woa/db/Home.html - Big Chalk has homework help,
career information and current events.
http://www.si.edu/ - The Smithsonian Institute for History, Science and Art
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm - New York Public Library's digital image collection
http://biography.com/ - Index to over 25,000 famous people for biographies.
http://amillionlives.com/ - Biographies of a million people!
http://encyclopedia.com/ - Online Encyclopedia
http://infoplease.com/ - Lots of homework help information
http://refdesk.com/ - A virtual Library Reference Desk
http://dictionary.com - Online dictionary, thesaurus and more.
http://www.scholastic.com/graphix/createcomic.htm - Want to write your own graphic novel?  Get started with this fun site.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFYv3AOpJb4&t=41s - How to do a hanging indent for a Works Cited in Google Docs.

 
 

Links for Assignments

 

Electives

Art:

Mandala Art Research
http://www.mandalaproject.org/What/Index.html - Description of Mandala art
http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/mandalawhat/index.html - Purpose of Mandala art
http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-a-Mandala - How to draw your own Mandala design
http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html Explore the world of Leonardo Da Vinci
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/ Online art exhibits

 
Careers:
https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=svjh - Log-in for information and help in selecting a career

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/a-z-index.htm - The full text online version of the Occupational Handbook.
http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/Survey_Cluster.aspx - Online quiz about yourself that will suggest jobs
http://www.cacareerzone.org/budget/county/ - Web site helps you figure out your monthly living expenses and how much money you need to earn from your job to have that life style. 
http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html - Alphabetical listings of careers
http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/review_careers.cfm - More info on a variety of careers
http://www.onetonline.org/find/ - Find occupations by your interest
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers - Search for careers and colleges that have majors in your interest area
http://online.onetcenter.org/gen_search_page - Type in name of occupation you are interested in. A list of occupations in that field will come up. Click on “Summary” to get information on the one you want.
http://jobstar.org/tools/salary/sal-prof.cfm - Lists current salaries by regions

English

Consumer Report Research - Mrs. Herr's classes

http://www.consumersearch.com/
http://www1.epinions.com/

Fairy Tales / Legends - Mrs. Marsh's classes

Aladdin 
Alice in Wonderland 
Beauty and the Beast - discussion and annotation of the story 
Bigfoot Legends 
Bloody Mary 
Chupacabra - goat eating beast in South America 
Flying Dutchman, The gives a summary and this link as well http://www.flyingdutchman.com/
Gingerbread Man, The 
Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, The 
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Hansel and Gretel 
Hare and the Tortoise, The 
Hercules
Jack and the Beanstalk
Kachi Kachi-Yama - Japanese folk tale means "Fire-Crackle Mountain"
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The 
Little Engine that Could, The - synopsis and analysis of the story
Little Mermaid, The 
Peter and the Wolf 
Princess and the Pea
Puss in Boots 
Rumpelstiltskin
Snow White 
Stone Soup 
Three Billy Goats Gruff 

Thumbelina
Ugly Duckling

Poetry 
http://www.poetry4kids.com/ - A site by poet Kenn Nesbitt. Contains funny poems, advice on writing poetry and games
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/bruce-lansky- Poet Bruce Lansky's site with more poems and poetry writing help.
http://www.favoritepoem.org/ Americans from ages 5 to 97, from every state, of diverse occupations, kinds of education and backgrounds. share their favorite poems online.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/karla_home.htm - An online poetry workshop for grades 4-8 with Karla Kuskin.

http://www.poetryexpress.org/ - Poetry writing techniques and how to get published.
http://www.uni.edu/~gotera/CraftOfPoetry/sonnet.html - Descriptions and examples of sonnets
http://englishhistory.net/keats/poetry.html - Examples of Odes by John Keats
http://www.sing365.com/ - Lyrics to songs as poetry


 

Math

http://mathforum.org/isaac/mathhist.html - The purpose of this site is to present a small portion of the history of mathematics through an investigation of some of the great problems that have inspired mathematicians throughout the ages.
http://www.eirc.org/mathlink.html - Links to lots of math help sites
http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/6-8/pooltable/index.html - A fun math game of pool! The interactive paper pool game in this i-Math investigation provides an opportunity for students to further develop their understanding of ratio, proportion, and least common multiple.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-17-equations-that-changed-the-world-2012-7?op=1 - Article about 17 famous equations that are used today, and who invented them.

Science

Body Systems

 

Disability Research Project

Websites with lists and links on many disabilities:
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/disabilities/ - Provides a list of disabilities with links to articles with more info
http://kidshealth.org/Search01.jsp - Articles on disabilities from Kids Health
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/special_ed/disabilities/ - Info regarding most common disabilities that students have
AIDS - http://kidshealth.org/teen/infections/stds/std_hiv.html
ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) - http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html
Autism - https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/autism.html
Blindness - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003040.htm
Colorblindness - http://www.color-blindness.com/
Deafness - http://www.scripps.edu/discover/deafness.html
Diabetes - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/basics/definition/con-20033091
Down Syndrome - http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/What-Is-Down-Syndrome/
Dwarfism - http://www.webmd.com/children/dwarfism-causes-treatments
Multiple Schlerosis - http://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS
OCE - http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml
Parkinson's Disease - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease/basics/definition/con-20028488
Polio - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polio/basics/definition/con-20030957
Tourette Syndrome - http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/brain_nervous/tourette.html#


Dissections Online

Eye dissection:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/ - Virtual eye dissection
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/illusions/index.htm - Optical illusions
http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/puzzles/optical-illusions/ - More optical illusions
http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/ig/Optical-Illusions/ Even more illusions

Frog dissection:
http://mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_16/BL_16.html


Elements

For a writable copy of the template for the CD cover click below:
https://docs.google.com/a/hartdistrict.org/drawings/d/1oX3YXdH1HRdiR7g7VVY5IpLS1LKr3i4L7howItJjwu0/edit?usp=sharing

1. http://ed.ted.com/periodic-videos - video clips of the elements
2. http://www.chemicool.com/ - The Periodic Table with links - shows prices of elements.
3. http://www.webelements.com - Great page for pictures of your elements.
4. http://periodic.lanl.gov/index.shtml - The periodic table with information on each element
5. http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/ - The Periodic Table of Comic Books. Click on the links to see where an element is referenced in a comic book.
6 . http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ - The Periodic Table from Jefferson Labs
7 . http://www.chemicalelements.com - Click on an element symbol for more information.
8. http://www.lenntech.com/periodic-chart.htm - Good description of uses of elements.
Elements Games: Get your teacher's approval to play these during class time!!!
9. http://www.mansfieldct.org/schools/mms/staff/hand/chemgames.htm - Chemistry games including two-player "Jeopardy."
10. http://education.jlab.org/elementflashcards/index.html - Flashcard game. Be certain that you select "yes" in the blue box to the question "1st 36 elements only" to avoid getting the entire table.

 

 

Owls, Endangered Species

 

http://rainforests.mongabay.com/endangered/charts/birds-owls.html  - List of endangered owls.  Select one with these initials to the right of their name: EN = endangered or CR = critically endangered

 

Plate Tectonics

http://naturalhistory.si.edu/earth/text/4_0_0.html - Plate tectonics and volcanoes web quest

 

Science games - to be played during class time ONLY with teacher permission:

https://www.superteachertools.net/speedmatch/speedmatch.php?gamefile=1390843663#.Uubg6FHTnct - Evolution vocabulary speed match review game
http://www2.edc.org/weblabs/NaturalSelection/Main.html Natural selection game - more like guessing the results of experiments with natural selection
https://www.amnh.org/ology/features/layersoftime/- Fossil dig simulation
http://science.discovery.com/interactives/literacy/darwin/darwin.html - "Who Wants to Live a Million Years?"
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/evolution/what-is-evolution/natural-selection-game/the-evolution-experience.html - The evolution experience game

The links provided to sites outside the District are not under the control of the Hart District or its schools or teachers. Teachers do not endorse any sites other than their own. Internet sites change quickly and without notice. Links are provided only as a convenience to you.