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about 1 year ago

Make your own comic strip!  It is easy!

A fun way to study languages, vocabulary, math, science, history, geography, arts & literature, etc.  Study with flashcards, quizzes, games, etc.

Turns words into a visually stunning tag cloud.  The more times a word is used in the text, the larger the word!

Reverse image search engine that finds out where an image came from, how it is being uses, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher or lower resolution version.

Quick tool for using Office 2010

Time, and statistics on world population, death, illness , environment, energy, crime, food, and more

Free tool for creating source citations.  If you need help, ask the library staff!

Graphics generator for making impressive logos without a lot of work!

Tool for creating "word clouds" from text you provide

Tools for: presentation, collaboration, research, video, slideshow, audio, image, drawing, writing, music, organising, converting, mapping, quiz and polls, graphing, cretivity, widgets, file storage, webpages, teacher resources and more!

History and Social Science Resources

about 1 year ago

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Access online resources from our countries largest library!

American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

Over 6,000 illustrated articles of people, places, and events in American History.


Provides online access to 9 history reference sets we also have in print:  American Decades; Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms; Encyclopedia of European Social History; Encyclopedia of Russian History; Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire; Erope Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction; History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide; Renaissance: an Encyclopedia for Students; World Eras

A vast collection of digitized primary & secondary sources for the study of global history.

A search page that includes 15 excellent sources for primary sources including: 
  • History Matters: U.S. Survey Course on the Web
  • Lib. of Congress Web Guides, Primary Docs in American History,
  • The Wisconsin Magazine of History,
  • University of Michigan Digital Library,
  • The American Civil War Homepage,
  • American Public Media, American RadioWorks,
  • American Rhetoric Online Speech Book,
  • The Authentic History Center
  • National Archives Digital Years,
  • History Pin
  • History Matters: Oral History Online
  • American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
  • Archiving Early America
  • Finding World History Primary Sources
  • EyeWitness to

  Primary Sources Search Page on InfoTopia

The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality Tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.

PROS AND CONS OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity

A search page that includes 15 excellent sources for World History including: 
  • Wikpedia History Selection for Schools
  • Britannia
  • Macrohistory & World Report
  • History World
  • ehistory
  • Historywiz
  • The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy
  • Regents Exam Prep Center: Global History & Geography
  • HYperHistory Online
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook
  • Spartacus Educational: History Websites
  • Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
  • Exploring Ancient World Cultures
  • World History Matters


Links to sites for Primary Sources created by Mariner HS librarian

Links to sites for Primary Sources created by Mariner HS librarian

Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 200 films. Watch full films online, download teacher’s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films

Gallup employs many of the world's leading scientists in management, economics, psychology, and sociology, and our consultants assist leaders in identifying and mo  nitoring behavioral economic indicators worldwide.  Includes:  Daily News, Politics, Economy, Well-Being, and the World.

Online resources on WA State History from the Washington State Library including:  newspaper, maps, classic books and documents, historical records searching, online presentations and more.

Homework Help

about 1 year ago

Use this calculator to find out where you should be in your reserach process for your assignment!  Don't run out of time!!!!

Lots of resources to help you with your homework!

Tools and websites to help with homework in a variety of subject areas.

With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 218 practice exercises, they are on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Use this website to create citations for resources you use in your research.

Students, turn your papers here!

Got a homework project? Need to do Internet research or find articles for a school project?  Here's a great place to start.

Magazines and Newspapers (Online)

about 1 year ago

Directory of Open Access Journals.  Link to many peer reviewed journals on the Internet.

Links to over 3,300 United States Newspapers, separated by state.  Also includes state facts, college information, maps, study tools and quizzes.

Read daily news articles on war & peace, science, kids, money, law, health and the arts.  You can change the reading level to make it easier or more difficult!

Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised. 

  • Newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Over 3,400 newspapers across the US
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Choose from their List of 6049 Online Newspapers to Get Your Daily Newspaper Fix!

Online access to The Seattle Times provided by NIE.  User name and password required.


about 1 year ago

MAPS provides a single clearinghouse for criticism of modern American poetry.  Can use the poet search page or the classic list of poets.

Award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets.  Includes thousands of poems, as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews and poetry recordings.

Includes 4,700 English poems by 723 poets from the Old English period to the work of living poets today.  Also includes criticism of poems and

Daily poems, literary history from Garrison K.

Ready Reference Resources

about 1 year ago

Contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world

A Collection of over 8000 Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature.

Biographies, videos, images, born on this day, etc.

Variety of maps for each state.

Definitions, flashcards, crossword puzzles, full-text translator, word games, etc.

Facts, information, biographies, and definitions.

Over 110,000 biographies online

Search 1062 dictionaries at one time!  Many specialized dictionaries included.

Great site to search for synonyms

Over 3,600 biographies of famous people, characters and creatures

Place for all the words and everything known about them!

Great books online.  Internet source for literature, reference & verse providing students & researchers access to free online resources.

Use this site to translate from one language to another.

Recommended Reading

about 1 year ago


Author videos and lists of their books.

Author interviews (both video and audio), book trailers, and much more

Over 1,250 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into movies

Yearly lists of fiction & nonfiction adult & YA books selected for their appeal to young adults

Yearly lists of recommended reading for ages 12 to 18

Type in the title AND author of a book you like, and it will give you suggestions!

Watch these exciting book trailers!

Books that appeal to boys.  Girls, you might like them, too!

Book reviews of YA books by young adult readers.

International children's Digital Library

Use the filters  to explore some 250 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 201320122011201020092008

Reading suggestions for the summer!

Looking for a good science fiction or fantasy book?  Try out this flowchart for the Top 100 science fiction and fantasy books from NPR!

Recently updated list of over 400 books. Titles range from young adult books to adult books that we think would be enjoyed by teens.  Check it out!

Enter a book you like and the site will analyse their database of real readers' favorite books (more than 80,000 different titles so far, and more than a million reader recommendations) to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
(You can register for free on the results page and build your own favorites list.)

Your guide to current and upcoming young adult books.

Want to know the order of books in a series?  Find out by author, series or by genre! 

Resources for English Assignments

about 1 year ago

Internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and religion

Use this index to find out which Gale references have information on your author or title.

Free resources for writing, research, grammar & mechanics, style guides, ESL & job search

Use to cite your information sources correctly!

This app highlights common errors. Use it to catch wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice and dull, complicated words.


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More than 180,000 searchable works of literature from medieval times to the present.  Find author biographies, contemporary criticism, reviews, and multimedia resources.

Students, submit your papers to

Science Resources

about 1 year ago

Images from Nasa including information about the images

Teacher Resources

about 1 year ago

Offers 15 hours of free computer training in 180 easy to follow 5 minute lessons.  Scroll down to the index and click on the link to interesting lessons.

Free resources & lesson plans for working with technology.

A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.

Online video streaming database and much more!

Use this video as an introduction of the basics of plagiarism and how to avoid it, told via a story of a student completing an assignment

Over 17,000 Shared Teacher-Made Quizzes for Novels.  Create a free account to download.  Must be school faculty.

Quick & easy access to high-quality teaching & learning materiaals

Presentation Tools, Collaborative Tools, Research Tools, Video Tools, Slideshow Tools, Audio Tools, Image Tools, Drawing Tools, Writing Tools, Music Tools, Organising Tools, Converting Tools, Mapping Tools, Quiz and Poll Tools, Graphing Tools, Creativity Tooks, Widgets, File Storate & Web Pages, Other Helpful Site and Teacher Resources

Web English Teacher presents the best of K-12 English Language Arts teaching resources: lesson plans, videos, e-texts, technology integration, criticism, and classroom activities. Permission to link is granted to any educational site. - See more at:

Washington State

9 months ago

Information on Washington State:  Agencies, services, living in WA, Visitng & recreation, doing business, employment, education and government.

Guide to Social Work Licensure in WashingtonSocial work is a fulfilling and rewarding profession. Read on to learn more about what it takes to become a social worker. They've covered the types of careers you can pursue with a social work degree and compared different degree levels to help you find the right fit for your academic needs and professional interests.


about 1 year ago

EHS - Enrollment Procedures
1. Please have your current school fax to (509) 888-1297 the following:
  1. Transcript
  2. Immunizations
  3. Discipline History
  4. Attendance History
  5. State Assessment Scores
  6. IEP/504 Plan
  7. Withdraw grades with percentage grades, if transferring in midyear
  8. Birth Certificate
2. If Applicable, please bring a copy of Parenting Plan-Court Order Documentation-Power of Attorney.
3. Also bring a proof of address, such as, water bill, electric bill, etc.
4.  Complete the EHS Enrollment Packet and return to the EHS Counseling Office.
5. Call Mrs. Nelson at 888-4771 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.
A-G - Donna Zukowski
H-O - Paula Ortiz
P-Z -  Eve Heine-Arp
Migrant/Bilingual/Student Advocate– Vidal Hurtado 
Registrar/ Secretary– Molly Nelson 888-4771

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