NHS Library: What's Happening?

February 2013

Fiction Books to Know About

Non-Fiction Books to Know About

Websites to Know About

PhET Interactive Simulations

Sponsored by the University of Colorado, PhET Interactive Simulations (http://phet.colorado.edu/) provides free, interactive, research-based simulations in the areas of physics, chemistry, earth science, or mathematics for students and teachers. This site works by allowing teachers to manipulate the tools so that students can immediately visualize concepts.


Visuwords is an online graphic dictionary that allows users to look up words and find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. It produces an interactive web diagram. Visit http://www.visuwords.com/ to get started!

Other Information to Know About

Real-life plagiarism - and consequnces

The Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board resigned in January 2013 after he was caught plagiarizing. Chris Spence admitted to taking paragraphs directly from a New York Times article and placing them in an article he wrote for the Toronto Star. When reporters did some more digging, they found examples of plagiarism in other newspaper articles he had written, and now his PhD thesis is being gone over with a fine-tooth comb for instances of plagiarism. Plagiarism is a big deal! Providing real-life examples and their consequences really hit home for our students. Please share this example with them. For more information on this story, click here.

February is Black History Month

To honor Black History Month, the NHS library will be displaying numerous books that recognize African American authors, artists, and political figures. Stop by to take a look!