ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Resources for Homework, Writing, and Studying
 

 

EngradePro: Engrade is an educational technology company that provides an online learning management system and educational assessment products. This is the tool that PSC uses to help students and parents track assignments, grades, and communications for our classes. Contact Ms. Boyhan for help with login information. 

Khan Academy: 

A personalized learning resource for all ages

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue: 

University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

Regents Prep: The goal of this nonprofit site is to help high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

 

Library Resources
 

 

The Park Slope Collegiate library is the shared John Jay Campus library, located on the second floor.

 

The John Jay Educational Campus library is open Monday through Thursday 9:30-3:50. Students can come during lunch or free periods or with a pass from a teacher, as well as after school. The library has a variety of resources available. In print we have fiction books from the classics to new and popular series such as the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. For those who like manga and anime, we have a graphic novel and comic book collection. We also have non-fiction books about almost any topic you can think of. There are books on topics and people that students may need for school assignments, as well as books that may cater toward interests that students have outside of school, such as sports or magic. If a student needs historical documents or primary sources they can be found in many of our books, as well as individually in a section in the back. The library also has a collection of test preparation and getting ready for college books. For those who are bilingual or are taking a foreign language in school, there are books in Spanish, French and Chinese.

 

The library also has a number of technology resources. There are computers available to do research and work on projects. Digital resources are accessible for student use on the John Jay Educational Campus library website. Links can be found to online databases, teacher assignments, the library catalogue, and more. Students have access to databases on a variety of topics, such as history, science, health, and business by clicking FREE Online Databases on the left side. To search our library catalogue click the link on the home page. Easy catalogue searching can be done by clicking on Copy Categories. Here books are broken down into topics and genres which students have asked about as well as teachers. To conduct a catalogue search, type your topic in the find box or do a Power search with limiters to narrow your topic.The library catalogue search can help you find not only print resources, but digital resources as well. After you complete your topic search, if you click One Search in the top right links to different websites and databases will appear on your topic. If you have any questions about anything at the library please ask the librarian, Ms. Boone.

Brooklyn Public Library:

Find locations and hours for the Park Slope branch, the main Brooklyn Public Library branch, or one of the 56 other libraries in Brooklyn. You can order books online and have them sent to the branch in your neighborhood. Also check out the BPL Teenzone for homework help, writing contests, and more.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:

Explore 827,295 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.

Technology Resources

Prezi: Create presentations that are non-linear, that emphasize big picture - little picture relationships or let people find their own path through your information.  Prezi is an easy and nice looking alternative to another boring powerpoint.

 

Google Docs: Use Google Docs to collaborate with other people on shared documents, spreadsheets and surveys.  

 

Jeopardy Labs: Make a very authentic looking Jeopardy game quickly and easily, with no fussy PowerPoint templates to fool around with.  

Quizlet: Have vocabulary to memorize?  Quizlet can help.  Generate a stack of digital flash cards, then flip through them, have the words read aloud to you, even play games based on your words.