Links

Ebooks and Online Reading
International Children's Digital Library

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The International Children's Digital Library is a fun place to read books from all over the world.  Students can choose books by difficulty or their interest level.

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Epic Books

Students can access online books or videos using our classroom code: ABQ-8193.  They can then use their profile to search for books that interest them.

http://www.getepic.com

Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

http://www.gutenberg.org

Storyline Online

Storyline Online

www.storylineonline.net

Destiny

Log-in to Destiny:

 

1.  Choose Walls Elementary School.

2.  Click Log In at the top right corner.

3.  User Name:  Student Lunch Number

4.  Password:  first name (all lower case)

http://dcsms.follettdestiny.com\common\welcome.jsp?context=saas51_2322480

Research
Magnolia

MAGNOLIA: Mississippi Alliance for Gaining New Opportunities Through Library Information Access

Magnolia is a statewide consortium funded by the Mississippi Legislature which provides online research databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.

http://magnolia.msstate.edu/k12/login.asp

KidRex

KidRex is a fun and safe search for kids, by kids! KidRex searches emphasize kid-related webpages from across the entire web and are powered by Google Custom Search™ and use Google SafeSearch™ technology.

Google's SafeSearch™ screens for sites that contain explicit sexual content and deletes them from your child’s search results. Google's filter uses advanced technology to check keywords, phrases, and URLs. No filter is 100 percent accurate, but SafeSearch™ should eliminate most inappropriate material.

In addition to Google SafeSearch™, KidRex maintains its own database of inappropriate websites and keywords. KidRex researchers test KidRex daily to ensure that you and your child have the best web experience possible.

We do our best to keep KidRex as up-to-date and comprehensive as possible, but inappropriate sites will sometimes slip through the cracks. If you find websites containing offensive content in your results, please visit our webpage removal request tool to tell us about the site you found.

While KidRex is not a 100 percent foolproof way to keep kids from bad or malicious sites, we think it's a good start. For more pointers on keeping your family safe on the web, please read KidRex's Tips for Online Safety.

http://kidrex.org/

FactMonster

Factmoster.com combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help for kids.

http://www.factmonster.com

Games For Learning
PBS Kids

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PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.

http://www.pbskids.org

Cool Math

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Our first site! Coolmath.com offers "math for ages 13-100" -- explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more. (I started my career as a math teacher, so it's a great pleasure for me to help people finally understand -- and even enjoy! -- doing math.)

http://www.coolmath.com

Fun Brain

Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

http://www.funbrain.com/

ABCya

ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.

Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games.

http://www.abcya.com

Fuel the Brain

Fuel the Brain

We are dedicated to bringing you high quality educational games, guides and printables that relate to core standards in elementary education.  We hope you enjoy Fuel the Brain!

http://www.fuelthebrain.com

Scholastic Games

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http://www.scholastic.com/kids/home

Scholastic Games

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http://www.scholastic.com/kids/home

First Regional Library
First Regional Library

First Regional Library is a five-county public library cooperative with fourteen branches located in Northern Mississippi. The Region was formed among DeSoto, Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties in 1950.  Tunica County joined the System in 1968.  The regional headquarters is located inside the branch in Hernando, MS, located about 20 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee.

http://firstregional.org

Hoopla

Borrow FREE Digital Videos, Music & Audiobooks with your Library Card

Watch movies and TV shows, listen to the latest hit music and borrow audiobooks
on your personal device or computer.

No need to place a hold, everything is instantly available.
All you need is your LIBRARY CARD!


http://firstregional.org/hoopla/

Library Advocacy
Strong Readers = Strong Leaders

Mississippi is committed to improving literacy among all school children, particularly students in pre-kindergarten through the 3rd grade. Strong Readers = Strong Leaders incorporates Mississippi’s Literacy-Based Promotion Act requiring all 3rd graders to demonstrate they read well enough to be promoted to 4th grade. Parents, educators and community members are all encouraged to be involved in equipping students to be strong readers. Visit us often for the latest resources, activities and news about Mississippi’s literacy campaign.

http://strongreadersms.com/

School Libraries Work!

http://www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/s/slw3_2008.pdf

American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

http://www.ala.org

AASL - American Association of School Librarians

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is the only national professional membership organization focused on school librarians and the school library community. AASL has more than 7,000 members and serves school librarians in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

http://www.ala.org/aasl

Teacher Resources
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards/best/websites/2017