These are online resources selected to assist you with specific class projects and assignments.
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Resources for Class Projects

This section will include links for use with specific projects, as well as links to databases and other online resources.


Tagxedo - create a graphic using words -- used in grades 3,4,5
Growing with Technology - used in grades 3-4 for keyboarding and other tech skills


GRADE 3

Grade 3 - Keyboarding - Dance Mat Typing


CHS Remote Access Broch 10-11.pdf - Brochure of usernames and passwords to remotely access district and state provided databases. Usernames/Passwords valid through June 30, 2011. (but most seem to be valid through June 2012)

WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
Digital version of complete 22 volume print set with atlas, dictionary, additional articles, editor-reviewed websites, multimedia offerings, regular current news updates and Spanish Language Encyclopedia. Select the KIDS or STUDENTS version, for shorter and easier to understand articles.

Remote Access URL: http://www.worldbookonline.com
Username & Password: columbia

These resources are more advanced:
Biography in Context – Covers more than 440,000 notable individuals from around the world, throughout history, and across all discipline areas. Contains biographical essays, magazine articles, websites and images. Updated daily.

Student Resources in Context – Contains a wide range of information from subject areas including Geography & Cultures, History, Literature, Multimedia, Biography, Science and Health.

Both of these resources can be accessed at:

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/mapl68679

username = mapl68679
Grade 3 - Invention Convention
Here are some general resources/websites to use for your Inventor project.

JerseyClicks!- group of databases supported and provided by the State of NJ. Select "Primary Search" (under Elementary School) - REQUIRES VALID PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD TO ACCESS. Primary Search searches approximately 60 student-appropriate magazines and provided full text of many articles.

GRADE 4

Grade 4 Ecosystems
http://grade4mythologyproject.wikispaces.com/home

GRADE 5

Click here for the 5th grade website -

NoodleTools.com - If your account is NOT already set up AND you are accessing the site from a non-school computer, you must first log in using the district name and password, (provided upon request) ; then create your own name and password. Please use your student number as your log in name. Grade 5 students all have accounts pre-set up, and can just log in with their student number and their password ( which they were all given in class) .


CHS Remote Access Broch 10-11.pdf - Brochure of usernames and passwords to remotely access district and state provided databases. Usernames/Passwords valid through June 30, 2011. (and probably will work through June 2012)

  • World Book Online- NOTE: when accessed from a school computer, usage does not require a username/password (from home: both username & password = columbia)
  • KidsClick.org- child-friendly search engine, which only searches sites selected by a committee of librarians
  • http://www.mrdonn.org- a well-organized website (great for both teachers and students) with links to various social studies topics
  • JerseyClicks!- group of databases supported and provided by the State of NJ. Select "Primary Search" (under Elementary School) - REQUIRES VALID PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD TO ACCESS. Primary Search searches approximately 60 student-appropriate magazines and provided full text of many articles.



Grades 3,4,5 - Native Americans, Explorers, Inventors, Women's History Month, Energy projects -- resources have been archived... please check the link below for a specific resource
http://southmountainschoollibrary.wikispaces.com/Archived+Resources