We all learn best by seeing and doing. NeoK12 is a website dedicated to showing students Science, Math, History, Geography, and English through images, videos, games, and puzzles. Check out this video on Parasitic Wasps.
According to the Christian History Institute, he was Patricius, a Roman Brit and son of a civil magistrate and tax collector. At the age of 16, he was captured by Irish slave traders and sold to a warrior chief in Northern Ireland who had a penchant for displaying his opponents’ heads atop sharp poles around his estate. But Patrick rose above his circumstances and eventually evangelized Ireland!
You can read the rest of his story in Patrick the Saint an article from Christian History Magazine #60: How the Irish were Saved.
Check out more great articles about Christian history in our print collection of Christian History Magazine (formerly Christian History & Biography). Or you can read Christian History Magazine online. You will find links on both the High School and Faculty/Staff pages of this website.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! And let’s remember what we are really celebrating!
Will you be doing research on our presidents this Presidents Day? Try American President from the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history.
By clicking on a president’s picture, you will not only get a full page of information about his life and presidency, but you will have quick access to primary sources such as speeches and essays as well as other reference resources.
Have you ever read John Adam’s inaugural address? Just click on his picture and go to Presidential Speeches at the bottom of the page.
This is a great resource for all ages, whether doing research for school or simply growing in our own understanding of our country’s history. Give it a try, and let us know what you think! You can use the Response link at the top of this post to leave a comment!
Peer Tutoring is back! Don’t wait to see those interim grades before asking for the help you need. We have plenty of tutors for math and reading as well as help in Spanish and Chemistry. New areas will be added as tutors become available.
If you don’t see what you need on the Peer Tutoring page, take a look at Tutor Resources 2012-2013.
Here’s a very cool technology tool that makes images come alive — Thinglink! Mouse over the image to your right to see how Thinglink can make a photo “interactive.” Thinglink even lets you add music or video to your photographs.
Teachers! Thinglink has a program for Educators so you can use it as a 2.0 teaching tool to incorporate multimedia into your lessons. ThingLink would be great in Art to identify and tag important elements of paintings, drawings, or images. ThingLink can also be used by Social Studies teachers to have students identify important people, places, or documents. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Watch this short video by Richard Byrne to see how it works:
Teachers, students, parents…
If you’ve never tried Google Docs, here’s your chance with this easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for creating documents (similar to Word documents), presentations (similar to Powerpoints), and forms (for surveys, quizzes, etc.).
Take a few minutes to look at this new eBook from Richard Byrne. As a bonus, you can learn about Google’s newest product, Google Drive.
Click on Fullscreen for easier viewing, or simply download it to your own computer!
With former Senator Santorum and Newt Gingrich out of the Republican nomination race, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney becomes the presumptive Republican nominee for President. To keep up with the primary and caucus results as they occur, check out CNN’s Election Center. Just click on the “Primaries and Caucuses” tab.
Not registered to vote? If you have never registered to vote in New Jersey, you’d better hurry! New Jersey’s republican primary will take place on June 5, 2012, and you must register at least 21 days before the election. You can register right now by accessing this New Jersey Voter Registration Application from NJ Elections. Just select your county, fill out the PDF form online, print it, fold it, and drop it in the mail. It’s already addressed and postage is free. Easy.
Would you like to vote in the GOP primary election? New Jersey has a closed primary, which means that only declared Republicans may vote in the Republican primary. If you have never declared a party affiliation, you can declare one on the day of the primary election.
According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, eBook reader ownership has nearly doubled since December. In recognition of the growing popularity of the digital devices, this post links to major sources of free, downloadable E-Books.
E-Books in various formats
- Google Books (100’s of 1000’s of titles) (select “full view” or “free only” in search results)
- Internet Archive (over 2.5 million titles)
- ManyBooks.net (29,000 titles)
- Online Books Page (over 1 million titles)
- Project Gutenberg (over 38,000 titles)
- Open Library (click “Show only eBooks”)
- Planet eBook (Classic literature for download as free eBooks)
For the Kindle
Amazon’s Free Collection (over 16.000 of the most popular classics)*
For the Nook
CK12 FlexBooks (math and science subjects for middle and high school classes)
We look forward to the time when we will have E-Books available for loan. Until then, for more E-Books, don’t forget to visit your local public library.
*Note: these sites require an account to be set up with a credit card.
Here’s what you do: Once you have found a highly useful article related to the topic you are researching, simply copy and paste the text from that article into the Wordle text box and click Go! You will instantly have a word cloud with the words from the article sized according to how frequently they appear in the text. The largest words are those that appear in the text most often. You can then use those keywords to search for other articles on the same topic.
You can use your keywords to search in EBSCO or any other search vehicle that allows a keyword search. Our Wordle was made from an article about Optical Illusions entitled, “Picking Your Classmate’s Brain: Four Inquiry-Based Experiments about the Human Brain.” We found it in the Academic Search Premier database of EBSCOhostWeb.
Have fun searching!