Pennsylvania Department of Education Homepage
NAEP: The Nation’s Report Card
Information on the NAEP Test
2005 PSSA and AYP Report
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, also known as PSSA, measures how well students have achieved in reading and mathematics according to Pennsylvania’s world-class academic standards.
Research & Writing
The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment founded at the University of Michigan School of Information and hosted by Drexel University’s College of Information Science & Technology.
Gives correct reference styles for MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian citations for written research projects. VERY useful.
This link takes you to Benson Library, and you can click on the link to Power Library from there. Then just type in your library card number along with the Benson Code number PL1903.
Customer Number: PL2919H Password: 16354
Subscription database providing pro and con essays as well as reference articles on controversial topics. Searchable by listed topic or keyword. Great resource for choosing a research topic.
Bloom’s Literary Reference Online
An online reference resource for critical essays on a variety of authors. Based on the works of Harold Bloom.
Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need
Don’t know what internet search site is the best to use? This webpage breaks it down for you.
Username: titusville Password: axiom
11 websites every student should know
The following is a look at some of the most comprehensive and reliable educational Web sites a student can bookmark and use to research school projects and homework assignments
How to write a fascinating Thesis Statement
No professors or teaching assistants want to read a boring paper. They want to read a paper that engages them; a paper that is compelling and clearly articulated.
Simplified MLA, APA, CMS, and CSE handbook showcases straight- forward rules and abundant examples that eliminate citation anxiety and uncertainty.
Another automated MLA citation page.
Format your bibliography by entering information on this page.
As a result of the cooperative efforts of its membership, PIAA has assisted middle school, junior high school, intermediate school, and senior high school students in participating in interscholastic athletic programs on a fair and equitable basis.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
A subscription database featuring industry overviews, detailed career descriptions and web resources, as well as information on scholarships, academic and non-academic programs and employability skills. Username: titus; Password: facts.
explains the importance of resumes and gives samples of resumes, cover lettes and thank you letters.
Driver and Safety Education
Pennsylvania schools and teachers play a very important role in assisting parents in teaching students what they need to know and be able to do in order to safely grow into inspired, productive, fulfilled lifelong learners.
Poems, Rhymes, Raps, Finger plays, and Chants to use with Young Children
Helping your K4 and K5 child at home. Great activities and on line games to play
Tips on how you can help your K4 and K5 child, also online activities.
School Days Mrs. Stearns’ K5 Class
Bouncing into Summer
ECLC Children enyoy a concert.
The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus with an innovative display that encourages exploration and learning. You’ll understand language in an exciting new way.
Word Central Recommend to a Friend… A vocabulary building site geared towards younger students
A website that helps you review the human organs, muscles and skeletal structure in an interactive setting.
Printable pages and worksheets for teachers and parents.
Ideas for parents on how to help their children at home.
Educational website which includes access to public broadcasting television shows like “Between the Lions” and “Sesame Street”.
Printable books at all age and grade levels.
Early childhood reading activities
PSSA practice items.
A free and relatively easy to use program for touching up, editing, cropping, and shrinking photos.
Open Source Matters
This explains the philosophy behind open source software and why it is offered for free.
A great substitute for Microsoft Office. It can do almost everything Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can do.
If ALL you need is a word processor. This will do the job almost as well as Microsoft Word. It’s a smaller download than Open Office.
A program that rivals PhotoShop in its abilities to manipulate images or create new ones.
An email reading program that is comparable to Outlook.
A 3D modeling program
Power Point Viewer
This is a free download that will allow you to view (not create or edit) power point presentations from your computer even if you do not have Power Point.
Open Source, FREE program that is comparable to PageMaker or InDesign in terms of desktop publishing.
CDC MRSA information
Information about the MRSA infection from the Center for Disease Control
English and Language Arts
The Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, as well as magnificent collections of other rare Renaissance books and manuscripts on all disciplines.
This site focuses on Hamlet, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, and Romeo & Juliet, providing full texts to each and site links for further research.
William Shakespeare Homepage
An attractive site for students, this site contains synopses of all of his plays, biographical information, a glossary of terms, quotes, and a few potential research topics.
Sixteenth Century Renaissance
Contains information about the times that shaped Shakespeare. It has links to the most notable of Shakespeare’s literary contemporaries.
The Oxford Shakespeare
A collection of the text of all Shakespeare’s works. It has a search engine that will allow you to look for a particular word or phrase in the text.
Thomas Hardy Resource Library
Whether you are a scholar, a student, or you just enjoy reading Hardy, my hope is that you’ll find something of value here. I’ve added some new areas and bulked up some of the existing areas.
Mary Shelley and Frankenstein
information about the book and its author
Greek Mythology: Odysseus
Based on the Odyssey, Homer’s epic from Greek mythology.
How did one become a knight? What was their purpose? What are the origins of knighthood in Europe? Check this site to find out.
The Medieval Knight
Find out at this site what a knight is, how one becomes a knight, what chivalry is, what types of armoe and weapons were used
Dictionary of Symbolism
Some of the most common and universal symbols and what they represent
Almost every myth known is covered in great detail. Great site.
How to write a fascinating Thesis Statement
Your thesis statement is the spine for your entire paper. It’s the glue that holds your paper together. The more complex, specific, and interesting, the better your paper will be. So here are some steps to breathe life into your next thesis statement:
Gives tips and help on a variety of essay types.
How to Improve Your Study Skills and Get the Most Out of Your Educational Experience
Cornell Method PDF Generator
Create note-taking paper
Study Skills Guide for Students
Developing effective study skills, improving reading comprehension, discovering your own personal study style, learning to manage your time more efficiently and learning the best way to prepare for exams are just a few of the topics covered in “The Study
a great online way to gather and store information for a project.