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GALE'S STUDENT RESOURCES
IN CONTEXT DATABASE

PASSWORDfoothillhs

 


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GALE'S OPPOSING VIEWS IN CONTEXT

PASSWORD: foothillhs



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GALE E-BOOKS 
PASSWORD: foothillhs

 

DIRECT LINK TO GALE

 

 

NEED A SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR?

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Informational Text ONLINE

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To read THE SACRAMENTO BEE ON ONLINE click here: 
http://nie4u.fireflymkt.com/students/login.php
Class I.D. :   286
foothill high school - sacramento
Password:     
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TEEN TRIBUNE A daily news sites for teens. Each day the most compelling, relevant and interesting news for teens are posted. Stories are selected by teen working closely with professional journalists. 

 

CNN STUDENT NEWS 

 

Google News Archive 

 

CALIFORNIA DIGITAL NEWSPAPER COLLECTION 
A freely accessible repository of digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the present.

 

ROOKIE - an online magazine for GIRLS a

Web Site Smarts

WSI: Web Site Investigator

 

Information Forensics

Evaluating a Website Video

Power Point Evaluating WebSites

To start Website Evaluation go to Highland High's Library page: http://hhs.twinriversusd.org/students

Domain Suffix Practice Sheet

Evaluating Websites -    http://guides.library.vcu.edu/evaluate 
Scholarly/Academic/Peer Reviewed Sources

Includes videos on:
Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly Articles
Evaluating Sources: Popular or Scholarly?
Research Minute How to Identify Scholarly Articles
Critically Evaluating Websites
Identifying Scholarly Sources

HOW TO FIND THE AUTHOR OF A WEBPAGE
LOCATING AUTHOR, SOURCE CREATOR OF WEBSITE
Research Ready Website Evaluator  - will walk you through the
steps you should take for deciding a website's validity.
 

URL - Search

The CRAAP Test - evaluate materials - video here:

http://gwinnett.libguides.com/content.php?pid=631035&sid=5233068

DATA BASE Search Strategies:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt9MPZTDAls

Boolean Operators http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vube-ZcJFk4   

Search Engine Basics
http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/search/SET.swf
Search Engine Advanced - will need password from Search Engine Basics to use: http://www.nwmissouri.edu/library/search/SET.swf

Internet Archive - The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. http://archive.org/

UNDERSTANDING A URL - this video will explain what a URL is and how to decode it. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d15SBe3diu4&feature=em-subs_digest&safe=active

 

GUIDE TO CRITICAL THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE ON THE WEB. 

Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes and Misinformation

Copyright - an explanation & resources

 

Library Homepage

Library Information

Library Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 AM - 2:37 PM

Wednesday: 7:30-12:37 PM


The library is opened during lunch.
 

Staff: Emily Edmond, Teacher Librarian

Email: emily.edmond@twinriversusd.org                                 

Phone:  916-566-3445 Ext 65486

 

To get to Foothill Library's Catalog, (OPAC) click on this link:
https://destiny.twinriversusd.org/

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To get to the Sacramento Public Library click on:SAC Lilbrary.jpg 

                                               

 

How good are you at fact checking?


There has been lots of news lately about how many students and adults lack the skills in fact checking the information they find on the Internet. Here are some links to a Stanford Study and a video ...more

Science Article Links

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Science links!
 

GALE Student Resources Data Base Scroll down to "Science & Health" to choose a topic.
 

SCIENCE DAILY is best known for showcasing the top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. These stories are selected from among dozens of press releases and other materials submitted to ScienceDaily every day, and then edited to ensure high quality and relevance.

 

KIDS DISCOVER  You will have to sign up to use, but it is free.

 

BOZEMAN SCIENCE VIDEOS  

 

KHAN ACADEMY BIOLOGY CRASH COURSE

 

NEWSELA BIOLOGY 

CONSTRUCTION - RESOURCES

                                                   
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CONSTRUCTION MATH 

CONSTRUCTION MATH TOOLBOX

CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES

The Role of the Teacher Librarian

Role of School Librarian & Common Core

What do Teacher Librarians Do?

What do Teacher Librarians Teach?

Look at the DIGITAL SKILLS our students will need 21st-century-DIGITAL skills-poster.pngto be successful 21st century students.

Math Resources

math wordle.jpgMATH OPEN RESOURCES - A free interactive math textbook on the web. Initially covering high-school geometry. http://www.mathopenref.com/index.html

VIRTUAL MATH NERDS: http://www.virtualnerd.com/

KHAN ACADEMY - MATH: https://www.khanacademy.org/
IXL MATH -

Informations/Explanatory Essay

SAVE YOUR WORK TO SCHOOL LOOP!

Please remember to save all your work to your app_sl_logo_header.pngSCHOOL LOOP locker!
Do NOT save your work to the desktop - you may lose your work!

Plagiarism - What is it? How do you avoid it? What is Copyright?

Click here for an animated slideshow reviewing the problem of plagiarism. http://library.acadiau.ca/sites/default/files/library/tutorials/plagiarism/

Take this quiz about plagiarism from Monash University: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/citing-quiz/quiz.swf

From the University of Southern Mississippi's library a Plagiarism Tutorial to help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. This site includes a pretest, tutorial and post test.        
http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/plagiarismtutorial.php

COPYRIGHT - This site includes topics such as:: the history of copyright law; the relationship between copyright and innovation; fair use and its relationship to remix culture; peer-to-peer file sharing; and the interests of the stakeholders that ultimately affect how copyright is interpreted by copyright owners, consumers, courts, lawmakers, and technology innovators. http://www.teachingcopyright.org/

COPYRIGHT & FAIR USE - learn what they are and how to use materials properly - http://21cif.com/tutorials/micro/mm/copyright/

Public Domain, Free Use & Copyleft Media - from Dulcinea, Librarians of the Internet - http://www.findingdulcinea.com/guides.html?topic=/categories/technology/free-use-media

LEGALLY RE-USEABLE MEDIA - http://beyond4walls.pbworks.com/w/page/59336520/Legally%20Reusable%20Media A wiki with lots of resources dealing with fair use, copyright, avoiding plagiarism etc.

 

Videos discussing PLAGIARISM:
By Common Craft:  http://www.commoncraft.com/video/plagiarism
A Prezi about plagiarism: http://prezi.com/aplvxx64g8bm/copy-of-plagiarism/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=cop

SNL PLAGIARISM SKIT

Bibliography & Citing Sources

MLA CITATION BASICS - Click on the link below for an explanation of the whys & hows of in text citation:
http://content.easybib.com/citation-guides/mla-format/how-to-cite-a-parenthetical-citations-mla/ ...more

BLUFORD HIGH SERIES - AUDIO BOOKS

The publisher of  THE BLUFORD HIGH SERIES

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They can be downloaded to an Ipad, Itunes, Iphones and other mp3 players. The site will explain more.

Search Engines other than GOOGLE

Sweetsearch - a Search Engine for Students

http://www.instagrok.com/index.html - a search engine for VISUAL LEARNERS.

http://www.goorulearning.org With Gooru, a free search engine for learning, you ...more

Visual Resources - Videos, Newsreels etc.

The entire Associated Press Archive is now online at YouTube. What a great resource for teachers, librarians, and students working on research and/or visual literacy. http://www.aparchive.com/

BRITISH MOVIETONE is arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 – 1986. Shot on 35mm film, this global archive contains many of the world’s enduring images and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science, lifestyle and quirky. It was the first newsreel to include sound, the first to use colour film, the first to break many exclusive stories, and is your first and last stop for newsreel footage. The collection is fully digitized and now available from AP Archive. 
http://www.aparchive.com/partner/British%20Movietone
 
AMERICAN ARCHIVE - Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.
 
GOOGLE'S CULTURAL INSTITUTE:
https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home
Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.