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Hi, I'm Mrs. Weiskircher, your National Board Certified Teacher Librarian and Research Specialist.

The library contains over 13,000 books, along with over 1,200 Electronic Books and E-Reference Books  and 3 online databases.There are many new and exciting things happening this school year in the library with many changes that will enhance the teaching and learning experiences for all. Please make sure and check out the online databases, E-Books and E-Reference Books, and other online resources listed below.  I look forward to meeting all the Highlands Scot's faculty, students, and families. Come visit the Library! We are always looking for volunteers.

Click the links below to access the Databases, E-Books/Reference, Audio Books, Test Prep, and Other Online Resources

 
Online Databases and search enginesElectronic books and e-reference booksOther online resources    
Test Prep Practice Websites                                              Audio Books

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BE SAFE

  • Enter and exit library calmly and quietly

BE RESPONSIBLE

  • Follow directions
  • Sign in on the clipboard
  • Keep gum, food, or drink out of the library
  • Have pass and ID card
  • Bring necessary work/materials
  • Return/renew all materials by due date

BE RESPECTFUL

  • Follow Directions
  • Use appropriate volume and language
  • Treat equipment, books and materials respectfully
  • Remove hats while inside
  • Accept positive and negative consequences

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Educational Technology

Internet Safety Tips

~ by Andrea J. Catania-Stephenson

Tech Ex Committee, 2010-11

Have you ever checked your email and found a message requesting you to verify a transaction on your credit or debit card and the message looked like it came from your bank?

If this has happened to you then you’ve been “phished.” Phishing with a “ph,” is only one way that not so honest people “fish” the Internet and email for personal information that could be used to compromise/steal your identity.

To safeguard your personal information while using he Internet, YOU need to be aware of some scams that are used to trick you into revealing this information.

One example is the one I described above, where you receive what looks like an official email from your bank. Another is, trusting the information you exchange with someone while in a chat room. You should NEVER give out personal information in a chat room. Children and teens may also be used or tricked into thinking they are having an innocent conversation when in fact they are not. These people listen to details that you think are trivial, like your favorite color, your dog’s name or that you are alone everyday until someone comes home. These bits of trivia are exactly what predators look for when scoping out potential marks in a chat room.

No longer must we tell our children to beware of the shifty looking stranger lurking around the school, new cyber predators come directly into the privacy of your home and steal your attention by letting you think they care.

Young people are actually more likely to be tricked into trusting the conversation in a chat room, and for this reason it is important for people to know how to tell what is real and what is not.

To protect your safely you need to know some basic simple rules to keep you and your loved ones safe. Below is a list of reputable Internet safety organizations that you may browse for useful cyber safety information.

i-Safe, Inc,

i-Safe, Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, I-Safe is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experience of youth everywhere.

www.i-safe.org

Internet Safety 101 – Enough is Enough

            Internet Safety Resource Center. The state-of-the-art, multi-media program is specifically designed to educate, equip, and empower parents, educators and other caring adults with the knowledge and resources they need to protect children online.

www.internetsafety101.org

NetSmartz.org

            Educational resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Discusses various Internet safety topics.

www.netsmartz.org

Web Wise Kids

Web Wise Kids came up with a better way for students to learn about Internet safety, and a better way for teachers and parents to teach Internet safety skills. 

www.webwisekids.org