Monday, April 7, 2008

Elizabethan Times

For the page of links to good sites:
Seycove Web Sites for Assignments

Use Google Docs. Look in the right hand column under Communicate, show & share.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Science 8

Internet sites
The basic idea for your diagram on hydraulic systems
How Stuff Works - Hydraulics

Hydraulic elevators for the explanation:
How Stuff Works - Elevator
Click here for explanation:  Hydraulic brakes
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And here:
Both the diagrams and explanations can be found on these sites: 
Nail Guns: Pneumatic systems

Car lifts

Monday, February 11, 2008

Middle Ages Biography

Search Tips:
- use a domain search - site:org, site:edu
- check biography sites

Some sites to get you started:
Middle Ages People

Who's Who in Medieval Britain

Index by profession, achievement or role in society

Medieval Net Famous People


Friday, January 11, 2008

Using the New Online Catalogue

The new online catalogue is up and running. Go to:
Seycove Library Online
or type in

You can search for books in our collection and place holds. To place a hold, log in using your school computer log-in user name (plus 01) and password.
For example:

User ID - 958760s01
Password - your birthday written as year/mo/day like this: 19870621 (for June 21, 1987)

Once you are in look at the My Library Account menu on the left-hand side of the page. (See image.)

This allows you to renew, place holds and review your account.

You can do a simple or advanced search. This image shows you the advanced search screen: (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Please let Mrs. Edwards know if you experience any problems using the new system.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Industrial Revolution

Search Tips:

Use site:org or site:edu as search terms.
For example: industrial revolution daily life site:org

Beware of educational sites put up by students. The information may not be accurate.

Find a word you don't know the meaning of? Use Google's definition feature by typing in define:(put the word here) Example - define:plebian

A Few Sites to Get You Started:

Multnomah County Library List Click on Industrial Revolution.

Child Victims of the Industrial Revolution

Open Door Links

Seycove Selected Links Page

Monday, November 26, 2007

SEA's Workshop

Online tools for working with students:

Google for Google Docs, Google Notebook.
You need a Google account to use these tools.

Toondo for creating online cartoons with little drawing ability. for online bookmarking.

Copyright Free Images for images which can be used freely BUT with the proper citation.

Reference Resources:

Visual Dictionary

Merriam-Webster with audible pronunciation.

Gale for magazine articles, biographies and reference.

World Book

Search Engines:





Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Search Game

The Rules:
- work with a partner
- find the fewest number of hits per search
- find the correct answer to the question
- use no more than 10 keywords per search
- keep a record of your keywords

Game Tips:
- use quotation marks when terms need to be found together like this: "war of 1812", "Remembrance Day"
- use a minus sign to exclude words from your search like this: bears -Chicago or -teddy
- use site operators such as site:edu, site:gov or site:org to limit your search like this: Canada confederation history site:org

The Questions:

1. How high was the tidal wave generated by the Halifax explosion?

This game has been adapted from an article by Katrine Watkins and Kathleen Elder. The Google Game.