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    Looking for a good book at Eckstein?

    Go to the Library Catalog!

    Try these sites to get reading suggestions:

    Your Next 5 Books
    Read if You Like
    What Should I Read?
    Guys Read
    Teen Reads
    Good Reads


    Looking for databases? (CultureGrams, WorldBook, Novelist, etc.)

    Online Student Resources

    Note: You need a username and PW to access these from home. On the Schoology library page, find the username and password or talk to Ms. Sterling!


    Looking for Schoology?

    Go to the Schoology log-in and sign-in.

    Schoology

    Note: Schoology is the new tool that will allow students to save files, post discussions, contact teachers, upload links for classes and is accessible anywhere there's internet! The Eckstein Library's Schoology page has book trailers, podcasts/videos, and interesting links.


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    New Book Suggestions


    Links

    Alternative Sources to Google

    Internet Public Library
    Ref Seek
    Seattle Public Schools Online Resources

    Ancient World

    Ancient and Classical Cultures
    Ancient India - British Museum
    Ancient India - Gupta Empires
    Ancient India - Indus Valley
    Ancient India - Timeline
    Ancient India - Verdic Period
    Ancient World Cultures

    Anti-Bullying Resources

    Stop Bullying (Video)

    Art

    Art History Resources
    How to Make a Mask (Paper & Foil)
    How to Make a Paper Mache Mask
    How to Make a Paper Mache Pig
    How to Make a Venetian Mask

    Artist Portfolios

    Art History Timeline
    Barbara Hepworth
    Christo and Jeanne-Claude
    Chuck Close
    Dale Chihuly
    Diego Rivera
    eLibrary

    Use for artists:

    Alexander Calder
    Auguste Renoir
    Berthe Morisot
    Brunelleschi
    Claude Monet
    David Hockney (adv.)
    Diego Velasquez
    Edgar Degas
    Eduard Manet
    Edward Hopper
    Eugene Delacroix
    Frank Gehry
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frida Kahlo
    Henri Matisse
    Henry Moore
    Horace Pippin
    Jackson Pollock
    Jean Michel Basquiat
    Joan Miro
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Marc Chagall
    Mark Rothko
    Mary Cassatt
    Michelangelo
    Mies Van De Rohe
    Pablo Picasso
    Paul Cezanne
    Piet Mondrian
    Raphael
    Rober Rauschenberg
    Rodin
    Salvador Dali
    Vincent Van Gogh
    William Turner
    Emily Carr
    Faith Ringgold
    George Rodrigue
    Ingres
    Jacob Lawrence
    John Constable
    Jose Clemente Orozco
    Katsushika Hokusai
    Le Corbusier
    Magritte
    Preston Singletary
    Romare Bearden
    Toulouse L'Autrec
    Wassily Kandinsky

    Civics

    iCivics - fun games about government

    Civil Rights

    ACLU Key Issues
    Army Desegregation - 1948
    Army Desegregation - Gays in the Military
    Army Desegregation - Milestones Gays in Military
    Army Desegregation - Timeline
    Army Desegregation - Women in Military
    Army Desegregation - Women Military Timeline until 2008
    Citizenship Issues Timeline
    Civil Rights Chronology
    Civil Rights Digital Library
    Civil Rights Timeline in America - History Learning
    Disability Rights - Info by Century
    Disability Rights - Timeline starting with Ancient World
    Education Issues - Special Education
    Education Issues - Timeline
    Latinos - Civil Rights Timeline
    Latinos - Food for Thought Prison Industrial Complex
    Latinos - Food for Thought School to Prison Pipeline
    Marriage Equality - History and Timeline
    Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History
    Voting Rights History

    Computer Science

    Cell Webquest
    CodeAcademy - teach yourself to code!
    Dog Island
    Dogs and More Dogs
    Gidget - Computer programming website (Use in Chrome or Firefox)
    Ripley's Believe it Or Not!
    Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

    Copyright Free

    Flickr Creative Commons
    Free Digital Photos
    Free Range Stock
    Incompetech
    Internet Archive copyright free music
    Musopen Copyright Free Music
    Royalty Free Music
    Sound Bible Free Music
    Sound Gator Free Sound Effects
    Stock Vault
    SXC Copyright Free Images

    Digital Storytelling

    FlipSnack - create online flip books
    InkleWriter - Write interactive stories
    My Histro - Stories with Maps

    Geology

    Geology Resources
    Speleogenesis Glossary
    USGS Geologic Glossary
    Volcano Terminology

    GLBT Resources

    Avoiding LGBTQ stereotypes in YA Fiction
    CCBC Gay and Lesbian Books
    Epic Reads Gay Protagonists
    GLBTQ Encyclopedia
    Goodreads - Gay YA
    GSA Recommended LGBT Books for Youth
    It Gets Better Project
    Stonewall Award for GLBT Books

    Great Book Websites

    Based on the Book
    BiblioNasium - Virtual bookshelves
    Children's Book Council Diversity Books
    Disability in Kid Lit
    Gay YA book recommendations
    GoodReads
    Guys Read
    International Children's Digital Library
    Juvenile Series
    Mystery Book Awards
    Novelist

    Needs login, talk to Ms. Sterling

    Readergirlz
    Read if you like...
    Read Kiddo Read
    Series & Sequels
    Good Reads
    Teen Fiction Series
    Teen Reads
    What Should I Read Next?
    YALSA Book Awards
    YALSA Hub - Your connection to teen reads

    Grit videos

    Can Skateboarding Save Schools?
    Flu Game (short)
    Michael Jordon Flu Game
    Polar bear

    History

    JFK Library
    Oregon Trail
    Russian Revolution
    Russian Revolution symbolism
    Russian Revolution Timeline
    Soviet History
    Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State
    U.S. Presidents
    Washington History

    Hour of Code Week

    Codec Academy

    Use in Chrome or Firefox!

    CodeAvengers - create Javascript game
    CodeCombat - wizard coding game!
    CodeHS - Give commands to Karel the dog!
    Code.org

    Use in Chrome or Firefox!

    Code.org - sign-up here with code below

    Use code DPBJRK and create an account!

    Hour of Code Week Information
    Khan Academy - Hour of Code Tutorials
    LightBot

    Use in Chrome or Firefox

    MIT App Inventor - Make mobile Android apps
    Scratch
    Tynker - play games and learn to code!

    Infographics - create your own!

    Easel.ly
    Piktochart
    Visual.ly

    Interesting

    50 State Facts
    Digital Public Library of America
    Do the Dewey
    Free Rice
    How Stuff Works
    iCivics
    Story of Stuff
    Wonderopolis - Wonders of the day
    Young Readers Center

    Japanese

    Quizlet Japanese 1

    Managing and Organizing Information

    BlendSpace - gather, annotate, share information
    Padlet - Post things on internet easily
    WorkFlowy - giant to-do list

    Math

    Dividing Decimals

    Media Sharing

    Pinterest
    Smore - Design online flyers

    Mesopotamia

    Babylonia
    Collapse: Why do civilizations fail?
    History of Plumbing - Babylonia
    Mesopotamia
    Mesopotamia Google Site
    Sumerians - History Whiz

    Research

    EasyBib
    Easy Guide to Plagiarism
    Guide to Grammar and Writing
    Internet Public Library
    Plagiarism Tutorial
    Primary Source Nexus
    Rudiments of Wisdom
    Thesis Builder

    Purdue Online Writing Lab - information about the writing process and citations

    Claim/Thesis Generator - learn how to create an effective claim or thesis statement

    Choose a Topic - steps to writing a good research paper

    Are you plagiarizing? - Watch this to find out what plagiarism is

    Science

    5 Essential Oils That Heal
    Cell Information
    Essential Oils Found Antibiotic Against Tonsillitis Bacteria
    Facing the Future
    Garbology - fun website on where waste goes
    Life Has a History
    Live Science - Great articles
    Museum of Science and Industry
    Rock Cycle Diagram
    Science is Fun
    Smithsonian Seriously Amazing
    Squishy Circuits Lab
    Stop the Population Explosion!
    Yes! Magazine about Sustainability

    Science Fair

    Astronomy: Science Experiments
    Earth Science Experiments for Kids
    Easy Science Experiment Projects
    Exploratorium: Astronomy
    Exploratorium: Snacks
    Fun Science Gallery
    Government Challenges
    Hundreds of Science Fair Projects
    Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
    Science Experiments You Can Do
    Science Explorer
    Science Fair Project Guide
    Science Fair Project Ideas
    Science Fair Projects and Ideas
    Science Project Corp
    Supported Projects for Grades 7 and 8

    Science Fair - Diseases

    Alzheimer's
    Alzheimer's - KidsHealth
    Arthritis
    Asthma
    Breast Cancer - KidsHealth
    Breast Cancer - Medline
    Cataracts - KidsHealth
    Childhood Cancers
    Diabetes
    Diseases and Conditions - TeenHealth
    Diseases - IPL
    Diseases - Live Science
    Heart Disease - KidsHealth
    Lou Gehrig's Disease - KidsHealth
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Osteoporosis - KidsHealth
    Parkinson's - KidsHealth
    SARS
    Skin Cancer
    Stroke - KidsHealth
    Ulcers - KidsHealth

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

    Edudemic - One-stop-shop for everything technology
    Science NetLinks

    Typing Practice

    Dance Mat Typing
    e-Learning for Kids
    Fun to Type
    Keybr
    Power Typing
    Speed Typing Online
    Typing Test
    Typing
    Typing Word Games

    Paleontology

    Dinosaurs Were Not Alone (PBS Nova)
    Endangered Plants Not Living Fossils (Yahoo News)
    Eosinopteryx feathered dinosaur offers clues on bird evolution (BBC)
    Fossils and Rocks (USGS)
    How Did the Bird Get His Wings? (PBS Nova)
    Hundreds of Dinosaur Egg Fossils Found (Yahoo News)
    Reviving Extinct Animals - Mammoth (Live Science)
    Siberian Discovery about Cloning Wooly Mammoths (Time.com)
    The Permian Puzzle (PBS Nova)
    Whatever Happened to the Brontosaurus? (UnMuseum)

    World Geography

    Geo Guessr
    World Geography Quiz Game
    Actively Learn
    Award winning library of royalty free music from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com
    Copyright Free Images
    Discovery Education
    Information Literacy Survey
    Read 180 Link
    Stop the Population Explosion!

     


    For Teachers

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    Librarian Erin Sterling

    Contact Info
    Librarian: Erin Sterling
    emsterling@seattleschools.org
    Phone: 206-252-5078
    Main Office: 206-252-5010

    Hours: 7:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

    Purpose Statement
    The Eckstein library‘s mission is to create a sophisticated 21st century learning environment that offers a full range of print and electronic resources that provide equal learning opportunities to all students. The library is a place of opportunity that offers students access to a collection of classic and contemporary print and electronic resources, as well as the chance to explore technology that they can integrate into their learning.