Student Resources

Research & Online Tools

Usernames & Passwords

Please contact a media or technology teacher for any usernames and passwords that are needed and not listed below.

G.A.F.E. (Google Apps For Education)

HCPSS has implemented a private workspace with Google Apps For Education (GAFE). It is only available to staff and students of HCPSS. This valuable online tool holds documents and materials that can be accessed electronically by both students and staff, in school and at home.
Username & Password- students use their school computer login information
https://hcpss.me/

Wixie

Wixie is an online publishing and creativity toll that allows students to share what they know through personal artwork, audio recordings, writing and more.
Username and Password- students use their school computer login information
https://hcpss.wixie.com/

Brain Pop, Brain Pop Jr., and Brain Pop ESL

Brain Pop (intermediate), Brain Pop Jr. (primary), and Brain Pop ESL (English as a Second Language) offer short and engaging videos as well as follow up activities on a wide range of topics including science, social studies, math, reading and writing, arts and technology, and health.
Username and Password needed- contact PRES media or tech teacher
https://www.brainpop.com/

Pebble Go

An online research tool designed for beginning researchers. This site offers databases on science, social studies, biographies, and animals. This website offers tools like text highlighting, spoken word audio, and videos to assist students with research.
Username and Password needed- contact PRES media or tech teacher http://www.pebblego.com/login/

World Book Online

World Book Online Reference Center is an excellent source of reliable, easy to understand information for students. World Book Online offers all the features of the print encyclopedia plus links to maps, web sites, and other print articles.
Username and Password needed- contact PRES media or tech teacher
http://www.worldbookonline.com/

Culture Grams

CultureGrams offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on over 190 cultures of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.
Username and Password needed- contact PRES media or tech teacher
http://online.culturegrams.com/

Noodle Bib 6

Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list or APA References list that complies with the rules of the current MLA Handbook and APA Publication Manual. NoodleBib takes care of punctuation, alphabetization and formatting, producing a polished source list for import into Word.
Username and Password needed- contact PRES media or tech teacher
http://www.noodletools.com/login.php

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer offers a database of easily retrievable full-text articles, often with accompanying graphics, with full printing and saving capabilities. The full-text articles database consists of articles reprinted with permission, from approximately 1,600 newspapers, magazines and U.S. government documents. Other features include: The World Almanac for Kids, Compton’s Encyclopedia, and a Spotlight of the Month.
Username and Password needed- contact PRES media or tech teacher
http://discoverer.sirs.com/

Howard County Public Library

Use your Howard County Library card and pin number (request a pin number from the library) to access many online reference sources. To locate the online resources, click on “Databases.”
http://www.hclibrary.org/

School Library Media Resources

This page includes the databases listed above and a variety of additional educational resources.
http://www2.hcpss.org/met/media/currlinks/currlinksK-5.html

Dewey Browse

This website maintains a host of electronic resources sorted according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Use the Google search to help find just the right nonfiction resource for you.
http://deweybrowse.org/index.html