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Doing research—or just expanding your knowledge—can now take
place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Today, HISD enables
students to access a wealth of materials at home, in their
libraries, or in their classrooms with the click of a mouse.
The many online resources the district makes available range
from encyclopedias to instructional videos and historic
newspapers. Feel free to browse!
Schools provides resources for research in
American History, World Geography, and World History,
including articles, primary resources, and maps, all
correlated with the curriculum. For online training, click here.
students in grades 3–12 more than 600 animated
movies—supplemented by interactive quizzes and other
enrichment materials—that illustrate various principles of
science, social studies, English, math, art, music, health,
and technology. A related site, BrainPOP
Jr., is targeted to students in grades K–3.
Resources are aligned with the state standards.
Online Includes three encyclopedias: Britannica
Elementary, Compton's, and Encyclopaedia Britannica. In
addition to encyclopedias, Britannica also provides
Enciclopedia Juvenil, Enciclopedia Universal en Español,
Global Reference Center, Annal of American History, World Data
Analyst, and Webster's Third International Dictionary,
unabridged. For training materials, click here.
Host This comprehensive online EBSCO package
provides students and educators with access to multiple
databases simultaneously though five interfaces: Searchasaurus,
Kids Search, Student Research Center, EBSCO Host, and the new
Grokker visual search tool.
For online training, click here.
Nettrekker organizes Web sites around the
All sites are evaluated for
academic integrity and age-appropriateness before they are
considered. Users can search by grade level, subject
directory, keyword, famous person, etc. Nettrekker categorizes
Web sites by type: lesson plans, images, learning exercises,
games, pictures, or maps and charts. Special content is
provided for English-language learners. Resources are aligned
with the state standards. For online training, click here.
Note: Students with visual impairments or
related disabilities may click the "OPEN Read Aloud
” button on the Nettrekker site to have various sections read
aloud to them as they browse.
Proquest provides access to four
products: E-Curriculum Library, History Study Center, Proquest:
Literature, and Historical Newspapers. E-Curriculum Library
provides answers from more than 2,000 full-text magazines,
newspapers, reference books, and transcripts—plus thousands of
pictures, maps, educator-approved Web sites, and
audio/video content. For online training on
E-Curriculum Library, click here.
Historical Newspapers offers a unique collection of primary
source historical documents featuring back issues of the New
York Times. For online training on Historical
Newspapers, click here.
Books makes available original, in-studio movies
of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional
book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of
multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.
For online training, click here.
Gale provides access to three products:
Literature Resource Center, Student Resource Center Gold and
Testing and Education Reference Center. Literature Resource
Center provides students with access to traditional literary
reference works, critical information on authors and their
works, and current journal articles.
Student Reference Center Gold provides biographies, essays,
full-text magazines, glossaries, historical overviews,
photographs, and audio files to answer research needs. For
online training, click here. Testing & Education Reference
Center helps users prepare for higher education and the
working world by providing access to information on colleges
and universities, majors, careers, and testing. It also
features interactive online practice tests for preparatory
examinations, including entrance exams.
Turnitin provides services for
high-school teachers concerned with the academic integrity of
student work. The primary focus of this service is to prevent
plagiarism. This online service allows teacher to check to see
that students are writing their own assignments. To obtain
School ID#, password, and usage information, contact Deborah
Hall. For online training, click here.
United Streaming is a digital video-based
from Discovery Education. Educators gain on-demand access to
50,000 content-specific segments from 5,000 full-length
educational videos—including more than 1,000 new videos in
subject areas such as foreign language, secondary math,
science, and language arts. This resource requires a unique
login for each user. You may obtain a login kit from your
librarian or tech coordinator.
Web provides professional journals and entire
articles on many subjects related to education. For online
training, click here.
Book Web includes the entire World Book
print encyclopedia plus, e-books, web sites, magazines,
activities, discussion guides, an atlas, dictionary, and two
spanish language encyclopedias. It is designed to meet the
needs of students from grade school through high school.