Literature/Language Use Google's filtered search engine. The Ten Study Habits of Successful Students Read it! Live it! Online Grades Use Dreambox with a capital on the password. Learning Advice from Dr. David Cervone, Mathematics professor SQ3R- a reading to understand method from Virginia Tech How to Study: A Brief Guide from William Rapaport at the University at Buffalo Cornell Notes from James Madison University- Use the link back to the Toolbox for other types of study help. Cornell Notes, different explanation a pdf with instructions and an example from a chemistry class Learning Toolbox from James Madison University- practical study and learning tools Outline Example an example of an outline from an eighth grade science book Photos for Class Picture search with appropriate licenses Kennections by Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings You may do each puzzle only once. Be sure to complete and turn in your May Do Record. Sketchnotes video watched in class National Geographic for Kids games and other fun stuff Learn to type Free online learning and practice from the BBC Arcademics Online games FunBrain Lots of pop-ups They have free educational games. Factmontser Many pop-ups, data miners- use only with good security software. A research center from the Learning Network- Use the dictionary, encyclopedia, and thesaurus. NCES National Center for Education Statistics- fun games and tests Word Central a dictionary and fun word activities- includes a rhyming dictionary Discovery School This page has everything from games to homework help. Try the "Home Help" tab. Handwriting Practice Both manuscript and cursive practice. You can print out worksheets for whatever you need. FBI a site for students from the Federal Bureau of Investigation e-Learning for Kids online activites in different subjects Interactives from the Annenberg Foundation- many subjects Local Double Dutch Find information on performances, competitions, and instruction here. Decimals Digital Breakout Another link Blog site Caveat Lector- Student blogs Cajon Park Library search our library's collection Book Adventure Site for self-selected book tests Rules of Summer Shaun Tan's site Literary Vocabulary find out what terms like "allegory" mean
Use this site for spelling and root vocabulary practice.
Word Roots a database of roots, includes origins Vocabulary Games companion site to Spelling City Richard Lederer's Language Links a good compilation of useful and unusual language links
Check book levels here- helpful for choosing a good book
"Classic" book lists http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/246772 "A Bird, came down the walk-" emily Dickinson http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/11/30/9118340-the-waldorf-way-silicon-valley-school-eschews-technologyWaldorf School extra article
Free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format
The county library system online- You can get a PIN from your local branch for advanced functions.
Edgar Allan Poe Breakout
Solve the case of the Tell-Tale Heart.
Wacky Web Tales like Mad-Libs
an online resource from Harcourt- fifth grade (still applies)
Parts of Speech a compilation of parts of speech with examples
A free site related to grammar check products
parts of speech, phrases, clauses
Fact sheet with practice quiz
Details on measurement abbreviations
English professor Charles Darling's site at Capital Community College
A fun word safari online
Paper Rater an online tool to pre-check your writing
Writing tips and techniques from well-known authors- links on lower left of page
organizers and planners online
Summary Writing from CSU
writing help from Scholastic
by Oregon School Library Information System
OWL at Purdue- has other writing help, too
A lovely ode to something ordinary
many John Henry songs, uses Real Player
poem by George Ella Lyon
Author's official site- includes Harris Burdick writing
the classic short story by O. Henry
A teacher's web site with online questions
a literature guide
The official site for the author of The Midwife's Apprentice, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Catherine, Called Birdy, and many other novels.
Lemony Snicket's official site
Scholastic Books' Harry Potter site
The official site for the author of My Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, and The Tarantula in My Purse: And 172 Other Wild Pets.
The Online game, 30th Anniversary Edition
Gary Paulsen official Paulsen page from his publisher
Hedgehog Books' recommended lists
from Education World
Homework Help Homework help on selected problems from CPM CPM Toolkit All Math Notes and an index Dreambox Click on Cress' Conquerors and use your Dreambox login and password Practice multiplication tables with cootie catchers Download cootie catchers in PDF format Online arithmetic practice Increase your facts speed! Click on the tabs for different operations. http://express.smarttech.com/Upload this file to the web site for online pattern blocks.Upload this file to the web site for online base ten blocks. CC Connections, Course one, eTools used with CPM Cecil, the tightrope walker CPM resource used in class 3-124 CPM resource used in class 4-12 Tiled Frame Tool CPM resource used in class Histogram Data Tool CPM resource used in class Angle Sum Theorem CPM resource used in class Coin Flip Simulator Choose number of flips and type of coin Harcourt Math the old district-adopted math textbook site- password Andrews Online manipulatives Wow! Use manipulatives online for math ideas-Log in using our school, Cress' Conquerors, and your student number. Visual Fractions Tutorial understand fractions through pictures Arithmetic Games from a school district in New York Decimal Snoops, here's your Snote. What is the Evil Pumpkin Twigman up to? Famous Problems The Math Forum discusses famous topics like pi and the Pythagorean theorem. Order of operations Order of operations help on Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies AAA Math Cool site with "how to" information, practice, and games on mathematics- Use the topic links on the left. Cool math pop-ups lessons and games Harcourt math glossary A mathematics glossary to help you understand questions Prime numbers the first 1,000 primes Abbreviations Useful abbreviations Interactivate (math lessons) Good lessons on many middle school level mathematics ideas Ask Dr. Math Excellent math faqs Purple Math Good algebra and pre-algebra information (how-to information) Good for summer! Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies pop-ups pre-algebra Good for summer! Graphs an online help tool for making graphs line graphs, bar graphs, scatter plots, pie charts Background information on the uses of different graph types How to construct a histogram From SUNY Oswego relative frequency How to construct a relative frequency histogram Sample Types Definitions of sample types Data Analysis, Statistics, Probability online lessons at a high level Euclidian Constructions Scroll down and use the Java applet. Geometry formulae from the University of Minnesota Permutations A good FAQ on permutations and combinations Permutations and combinations lessons and practice from New YorkHistory Archaeology Here's a good center for links to archaeology information. Dig Simulation Game Try an online archaeology Dig at the BBC. World History annotated, interactive timelines and maps Prehistoric humans a brief summary of prehistory Agricultural revolution a brie summary of the agricultural revolution BBC Ancient History Compiled resources- Greece, Rome, Indus River Valley (early India) Hittite history video Khan Academy Anatolian and Hittite museum video Museum of Anatolian Civilizations Mesopotamia Amazing interactive site about Mesopotamia from the British Museum. Superb! Sumer online encyclopedia from a professor of history Mesopotamia timeline and facts Near East Civilizations Mesopotamian facts Mesopotamian facts Compiled, organized information from a teacher studying hypermedia Mesopotamian Archaeology from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Kid's Corner: Mesopotamia Student activities from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Hammurabi's Code an article and list of Hammurabi's laws Mesopotamian Alphabet Book web links created by a teacher and a librarian Ancient Egypt The British Museum also has an interactive site about Egypt. Eternal Egypt many digital photos, interesting facts, searchable Kid's Corner: Egypt Student activities from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago The Quest for Immortality from the National Gallery of Art Ancient Egyptian Scribes Pyramids National Geographic's short history of pyramids Pyramidcam view the pyramids of Giza in real time Mummy game a cool Flash! game from the BBC Build a Pyramid for Pharaoh another fun Flash! game from the BBC Egypt art Fun Egypt site with original artwork Nomes Nomes of ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt map links helpful information with ads Maps with nomes historical information with maps interspersed Egypt maps at about.com, many ads Ancient Egypt maps from University College London Geology and quarries a professor's site on archaeological geology Ancient China the British Museum Emperor Qin's Tomb a recent article on the dig, its findings, and progress Ancient India the British Museum Ancient Greece the British Museum Ancient India the British Museum site armor How to make Greek and Roman armor e-museum e-museum from University of Pennsylvania Colonial America general information on the 13 colonies Charters from Colonial period Documents organized by colony U.S.A. geography a game site for learning your states and capitals Sick Science! Link to Youtube Channel used in class- matter and mass Size of an atom site This is the Flash! image that keeps going smaller. Science Text Study Supports Find vocabulary activities, web activities, and self tests here. Cell Web Quest Complete in class and at home. Cells Web Quest Document Answer on the document. When finished, share it with Mrs. Cress in Office 365. Cell Game from the Nobel Prize organization geology glossary An online geology glossary Illustrated Glossary of Physical Geography University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point USGS USGS site for education Virtual rock analyzer from Open University and the BBC Earth's Layers A Flash! animation plate tectonics Basic information on plate tectonics Interactive Unit on Earth's Structure and Plate Tectonics from the Annenberg Foundation USGS plate tectonics USGS online book about plate tectonics seismic waves definitions of seismic waves faults definitions of fault types with animations Earthquakes USGS current earthquakes Volcano World Outreach project of the Oregon Space Grant Consortium SDSU's volcano page from SDSU's geology department USGS Cascade Range Volcanoes West Coast volcanoes at Cascades Volcano Observatory USGS Cascade Range Volcanoes; Volcano Names information on how West Coast volcanoes got their names Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park list of webcams, scroll down for photo gallery Volcano Explorer from the Discovery Channel Maurice and Katia Krafft an article on the Kraffts Dr. John Lockwood consulting volcanologist Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano with black/silver lava The Scoop on Soil from the University of Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Basic soil articles has ads from an online news site California Soils Surveys Natural Resources Conservation Service Groundwater explanations from Geology Class.org Ecosystems explanation of the components of an ecosystem Cycles different cycles are explained World Biomes a web site for terrestrial and aquatic biomes Mountain Ecosystem- has pop-up ads- Close them! an interactive from PBS Learning Media Ecosystems Study Jams from Scholastic- interactive learn and test yourself prairie ecosystem (from the Bell Museum) Focus on a prairie ecosystem. Can you build one that works? microscopic pond life Totally Cool! pond scum gallery Movies of pond life! microscopic pond life Photographs of microscopic pond life. Ocean websites Ocean Color web and Links... Science Fair Links for general help and the report format agriculture science projects Some project ideas related to agriculture Earth at night from the Astronomy Picture of the Day archive Smithsonian Institution not just art! Sing Along Pages All kinds of songs to sing along with on your computer- from the National Institute of Environmental Science "The Star Spangled Banner" A Smithsonian Museum site dedicated to the National Anthem coloring pages coloring pages of famous artists Pysanka Egg art and how-to files Pysanky Gallery Ukrainian egg-art gallery Pysanky Examples Examples of Ukrainian egg art interactive art lesson Be a detective, and find out about a missing painting. another online lesson A great online art adventure paper star Directions for the kind of star we made in class http://www.papermanorigami.com/175/origami-christmas-tree-tutorial/ origami Christmas tree another paper star This is a fun, 3-D star hexagonal snowflake Make a correct paper snowflake M. C. Escher This amazing artist is known for his optical illusion pictures. Origami How-to and beautiful examples of the fine art of paper folding, Japanese-style art lessons Online art lessons. The first page has lots of advertisements. Ignore them, and use the index on the left-hand side. Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci site connecting art and science art history Web adventure on art history Metropolitan Museum the famous New York museum The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago art museum Museum of Fine Arts, Boston the guide to the collection is a good overview National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian Institution not just art... San Diego Museum of Art our local museum WebMuseum index to online gallery time periods and artists California Association for the Gifted a California advocacy group Increase your reading speed from University of Victoria Help your child write well US Dept. of Ed. book suggestions A good list of suggested book titles by grade level- some have review and discussion links University of Calgary literature lists A compilation of children's literature lists from the University of Calgary Family Education pop-ups The Learning Network has an extensive parent center. Hoagie's gifted page A support group in a web page, Hoagie's page has sections for many people involved with the gifted. University of Connecticut This is the National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented. It is a national clearinghouse for research and information on the gifted run by the University of Connecticut. State Standards CA State Standards (all subjects/grades) Traditional Parenting John Rosemond's web (psychologist, columnist and author) Educational toys Not cheap, but mind-expanding toys and activities Women's baseball fun facts about famous female players Mesopotamia Amazing interactive site about Mesopotamia from the British Museum- can be used in the classroom Ancient Egypt The British Museum also has an interactive site about Egypt. Mathematics support University of Georgia online math investigations ideas and tools