Pine Hill Research Tools
Tools designed to help in your search for information
The Pine Hill Destiny Catalog is the first stop in your search for information. Simply log in to your Destiny account and type in your keywords in the catalog search field to start the gathering sources of information. You'll first see the books and other materials that are available in the Pine Hill Library. Once you click on the "websites" tab in the upper right corner of the screen, you will see a list of websites that can be easily filtered by grade level. Click on "Add to this list" when you find websites that look like they have information you could use. You can search without logging in, but you won't have the option to save sites to your personal resource list. Watch this Destiny video tutorial https://youtu.be/gZyJXuAtnVs for a more detailed explanation.
Searching on Destiny
Power Knowledge Database
The Power Knowledge Database is packed with interesting information on science topics. The easiest way to access this information is through the link on the Pine Hill Destiny homepage. The database is divided into 3 sections: Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science. Select the field of science that matches your topic and begin your search. You'll find great science information and videos. When you are using Power Knowledge from home you will need to use the username: pinehilles and the password: library. Here is a short video that explains how to use Power Knowledge https://youtu.be/6V_xwfITxuI.
Using the Power Knowledge Databases
True Flix gives you access to ebooks and short videos about a variety of Science and Social Studies topics. You can get to Trueflix through the Pine Hill Destiny home page http://destiny.doversherborn.org . When you log in at home you will need to use the user name: philldover and the password: philldover. Once you've selected your topic you can watch a short video or click on the book cover to open the ebook. There are links to more information through the tabs on the left side of the page. The "Explore the Web" tab is a good one. For more detailed instructions watch this short True Flix tutorial video https://youtu.be/RU4N-NBTRvY.
Another tool available to Pine Hill students is Culturegrams http://online.culturegrams.com/. There is a link to Culturegrams on the Pine Hill Destiny home page. The username is ryanl and the password is pinehill. Culturegrams has four modules. The World Edition and Kids Edition has information about the countries of the world. The other two are the States Edition about the United States and Provinces Edition about Canada. Just click on the module you'd like to explore! As you read, stop, think and jot down what you've learned. Here is a short Culturegrams tutorial https://youtu.be/eRuvyKLoo9I for a more detailed explanation.