AP students & teachers
A quick and free way to study. Use quizlet . Interactive flash cards for all of the upcoming AP exams. Use it now, thank me later :)
Allen's Spring Biology Research Assignment
Here are some helpful hints & suggestions:
- If you are looking for books on your topic, they can be found in the 600's (under the glass windows)
- There is a list of books and websites to use, they can be found here or on the home page of the library catalog web site
- You must use a digital library article, the link can be found on this page to your right ►
- you can also access Gale Cengage at home through your tablet or smartphone by downloading the app.
- Also, you must create a correct work cited page (also called a bibliography). Please do yourself a favor and use Easybib, which the link can be found on this page to your right (scroll down a bit, it's under the MLA links heading).
This assignment is absolute doable and could be the easiest points you will recieve in the next 6 weeks. Biology is a required course, you must pass or you do not graduate. Good luck.
Flatland: A romance of many dimensions
Click here to read about triangles falling in love....
Band up Gauchos! Use these sites to help you score high on the CSTs!
Looking for a more interactive way to review the CST released test questions*, click here! Scroll down the page to access the California tests. *World History, US History, Physics ONLY
English CST by way of jeopardy.
quizlet -CST study sets - English, world history, algebra, US history
And of course don't forget Khan Academy
Win a $2500 scholarship
In a world full of apples, are you an orange? Show us your slice of life.
There's more than one way to peel an orange and there's more than one way to learn. Join our contest by submitting a short, one- to two-minute video.
Get creative! In your video, show us what makes you a unique learner who values a personal learning experience. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the best story, with the runner-up winning a $500 scholarship!
In a world full of apples, give the world an orange. Be creative and show us A Slice of Your Life!
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Teaching Tolerance - A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
Resources include: lesson plans, access to free videos, articles, news, and other information.
A must for US History, Government, ESL/ELL, and English classes.
Luty's Law Class
Here are some resources for your AB 1070 case assignment
Gaucho Readers Book Club
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Join us as we discuss Legend by Marie Lu on March 15th after school in the library or discuss on line at gauchoreaders.wordpress.com
Pick up your copy of Legend today and discover a whole new Los Angeles.
Moore's Senior English Class
Use these links to prepare for your essay:
Digital Library - use Facts on File, then Bloom's Literary Reference OR Gale, Lit Resource Center
Luty's World History Links
Here are some helpful links:
US Deptartment of State - when you need to know of travel warnings
Don't forget to use the digital library databases to gather your information or download the Gale Cengage app.
follow us on Twitter
Getting information has never been easier, just follow us on Twitter - @gaucholibrary
Thank us later :)
Hoffman's English Classes
Here are some additional links/resources for the Kennedy/Keller assignment. Also, don't forget to use the digital library on campus to email the articles to you for later.
If you have a smart phone or tablet, use the Gale App for ALL of your researching needs.
Chapman's Biography assignment
links for you to assist you in your quest for an incredible biography
Los Angeles Public Library - City of LA
Need help with questions, use Bloom's cues...
When developing/creating questions for students to answer, use these keywords/question cues to determine how easy or difficult you want the assignment to be:
knowledge (lowest level): list, define, ...more
Preventing Plagiarism and Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Before computers wasn’t copying out of books not allowed? Or is it just that technology has made copying easier? Plagiarism creates many problems for teachers and librarians and does not contribute ...more
Saunder's ICS Periodic Table Links
Access my school library app
Now you can access the excellent Gale databases 24/7 on your smartphone or tablet. Here are the key words and phrases you need to know:
search the app store: gale cengage
[you want the green icon that says access my library school edition, remember green is for gauchos]
**you want to access library, update resources, access library, then gale databases** - for the first time
*you want to access library, then gale databases* - for everytime after
Don't forget to explore, there is a plethora of outstanding information!
Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitiate to email me: email@example.com
L.A. Youth art contest - 1st place wins $100
Most of us have spent time thinking about the future. What will life be like and what will our world look like? For this year's art contest we want you to create a piece of art that shows us what ...more
New Essay Contest - win $50
Who or what are you jealous of? We've all been jealous at one time or another, whether we were envious of someone's looks or possessions or abilities. When we're kids we get jealous of the toys ...more
We the Students Scholarship Contest
Bill of Rights Institute - We the Students Scholarship Contest For High School Students
Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2012
Students will answer the following questions: What role do the ideas of the constitution have today? What rights should the government protect?
To participate in the contest, high school students will answer three questions around the ideas of the Constitution and the role of government. One $4,000 prize will be awarded for first place, one $2,000 prize for second place, and one $1,000 prize for third place. Two $500 prizes will be awarded for honorable mentions.
For more information, go to http://billofrightsinstitute.org/programs-events/students-programs-events/scholarship/
Personal Statement Tips
Click here for some links to help you write the most important essay/letter/statement of your life!!!!
Prezi - a new way to PowerPoint
November Newsletter hot off the press
Read about how teens research in the digital world; the wonders of the library web page; spotlight on new books; and in the Gaucho Tech corner - Prezi, a new way to present your information. Click here to read all about it!!!
Looking to ditch your flash drive, look no further than dropbox. Once you sign up (it's free), you can toss your flash drive goodbye.
Nguyen's ICS - Volcano Research Project
Here are some resources to help you with your project, good luck!
Documenation of Sources help:
Sarnoff's English Classes
English 10, use these resources for your research
For English 11, use these resources
Allen's Biology Classes
Use these links to help with your Spring Research Paper
*Remember - access these databases on campus and email the article to yourself so you can access the information at home*
Hot off the presses...the May Newsletter
New this month, Common Core standards are coming, get onboard!; Get caught reading and win a gift card to Amazon; CSTs and APs are coming, how 'bout some tips to ace the test; and spotlight on new books.
Get Caught Reading and Win a $25 gift card to Amazon!!!!
check out these websites for some tips, useful info, and ways to improve your reading experience
to log into LAPL's catalog click here
Hot off the presses...the April Newsletter
Social Networking 101_what you need to know in order to be safe online
- Use Privacy Settings: A no-brainer. Keep the weirdos out of your profiles and photos. Don't make yourself an easy target for bullying.
- Think before you post: Imagine a teacher, family member, ...more
Hot off the presses...the March Newsletter
Doodle 4 Google and you could win $30,000
Doodle 4 Google invites K-12 students to express the theme--” If I could travel in time, I’d visit...” --as creatively as possible using Google’s logo as their canvas. This year’s winner, along with ...more
Create a cool science fair project, compete for $100,000 in scholarship funds
The Google Science Fair is in its second year in partnership with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American. The competition is open to students between the ages of 13 - 18 from all ...more
Google Code-in is a contest designed to get students interested in open source software. Students complete tasks in one of eight categories: coding, translation, outreach, documentation, quality ...more
Gaucho Readers - what district are you in?
The Gaucho Book club has selected The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins as its next selection. Read about 24 kids fighting to the death while the whole nation watches LIVE on TV! Who will make it, who won't. Find out when you read The Hunger Games. We will meet on March 16th at 3:30 in the library for some food and discussion. May the odds be ever in your favor.
Don't forget your public library
During the weekends or late after school, the public library is open. The Edna Marinella Library and the Harbor City-Harbor Gateway Library are partners in education. Here are some helpful links to connect you to your local public library
access the catalog - www.lapl.org
Like us on facebook
Follow us @Harborgreatway
Gaucho Book Club
Who: anyone who spends time on campus; when: we will meet January 19th 2012 at 3:30 in the Library; what: read Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why
Anything else: snacks will be provided and a facilitator is needed. UPDATE: We have a faciliator! Thank you Ms. James!
Check out these academic enhancing links
Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org ) - “I try to cover all topics that would appear on A.P. test, SATs, and other standardized tests. Taking it a step further, there are several hundred videos devoted to SAT, CAHSEE and other standardized test problems. I also believe that, because of the granular nature of the 10 minute videos, the content can be mapped to almost any state's or nation's standards.” - Sal Khan
Academic Earth (www.academicearth.org) - take online courses from the world’s best scholars through academic videos.
60second Recap (www.60secondrecap.com ) - 60second Recap wants to make the great works of literature accessible, relevant, and, frankly, irresistible to today’s teens. Through video albums, we seek to help teens engage with the best books out there ... not just to help them get better grades, but to help them build better lives.
Shmoop (www.shmoop.com) - study guides & teacher resources. “Best of the internet” - PC Magazine. “A very nice mix of rigor and fun” - School Library Journal. “2010 top tech pick” – Scholastic
Vote for your favorite snowman or snowwoman
Stop by the library to vote for the best looking snowman or snowwoman designed by the Library Practice students. Voting ends December 15th. The winner will be announced on December 16th.
December Newsletter is here!
To the left, hot off the presses is the December 2011 issue of the Library Newsletter. Topics this month are: perspectives of students in post secondary education, the best 20 minutes everyday - SSR, funds 4 books, Gaucho Book Club, and Spotlight on adventure. Click on the file and find out what's going on @yourlibrary.
Complete the Survey and be entered to win $100!
Help us, help you! By completing this survey by LA Youth on school budget cuts . Under teacher's name type in Kimberly Balala.
Teen Read Week 2011 - Picture it @ your library
The Edna Marinella Library @ Narbonne High School will celebrate Teen Read Week™ (October 16-22, 2011) with special events and programs aimed at encouraging area teens to read for the fun of it. ...more
Library Grand Re-opening
Please stop by during your conference period on October 14th for a new look of the Edna Marinella Library. Find out what resources are available. Take a look at the collection. Refreshments will be served.