Online Resources

  • The world is at your fingertips. Here are some places to start learning!

    Online Research:

    World Book Online is an online encyclopedia and is a great resource when you need to learn just the basics of a new topic. A password is needed - just ask Ms. Fader for the password!

    The Gale Databases offer many smaller databases on a wide range of topics such as science, social studies, history, and literature.

    Kids InfoBits can be searched by topic. Articles come from encyclopedias, books, and magazines. For grades K-5. 

    Scholastic Go has access to articles, images, and video, with a read-aloud feature. Includes the following databases:

    • Amazing Animals* is for elementary school students and includes facts and photos for over 1,200 animals. 
    • America the Beautiful* is for elementary and middle school students and includes articles on US cities, states and Presidents.
    • Encyclopedia Americana articles include links to further readings, a bibliography, selected full text articles, web page links, and links to related articles.
    • The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia includes encyclopedia articles, news, timelines, quizzes and games, and research starters. It also includes an atlas and dictionary. Articles can be grouped by lexile level and are aligned to standards.
    • Lands and Peoples* is for middle and high school students and includes articles on countries, cultures and current events. It also includes an atlas and almanacs.
    • The New Book of Knowledge is for middle grade students and includes literary selections, a timeline, projects and experiments, news, homework help and more.
    • The New Book of Popular Science* is for middle and high school students and includes articles in the areas of science, technology and medicine.
    • La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre* is a Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective.


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    Online Fun:

    Starfall has many reading and phonics games for everyone.

    Cool Math helps you learn math by playing games.

    This Dance Mat Typing site is a fun way to practice your keyboarding skills.

    Animal Planet's Pet 101 shows you how to take care of your pets including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and fish.

    PBS Kids has videos, games, and other fun to support math and reading. 

    Storyline Online has books read by famous actors!

    We Give Books gives full-color access to e-books for ages 4-10. Some Spanish material available.