This is an exciting literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks.
This is a great place for Intermediate I & II students to visit to find short videos on various curricular topics.
Brain Pop Jr.
This is a great place for Kindergarten & Primary students to visit to find short videos on various curricular topics.
Use this site to explore different natural science topics - plants, animals, planets, etc.
FactCite enables student researchers and teachers to easily navigate through a vast amount of information including: History, Sports Champions, Greek & Roman Mythology, Shapers of Society, and Biographies.
Use these books to bring history to life. These ebooks provide a wealth of information on various events that happened in our worlds history. Each book is accompanied with a short video.
This database covers several areas of science from earth science, to life science, to physical science, to space, to the human body, and technology, math and engineering. There are many videos, articles and science experiments for young learners to explore and interact with.
PowerKnowledge: Physical Science
Research Physical Science through articles, videos, science experiments and games.
National Geographic for Kids: Explore videos, pictures, books and magazines on animals, the environment, history, people and cultures, places and science & tech.
This site searches hundreds of newspapers, journals, and collections to bring back age-appropriate information on curricular related topics and more.
This is a great database for grades K-3 that features animals, biographies and Earth and Space.
This database is designed for grades 4-6 in mind. Students can research each state and learn about the native history of the land, geography, weather, fun facts and more.
Links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada
Students can find animal facts, current events, pros and cons on leading issues, maps, and nonfiction text on a variety of topics across the curriculum.
This is a database of nonfiction text accompanied by a videos. The texts cover topics from natural disaster, to Native Americans, to the human body. Check it out to see if it covers a science or social studies topic that you are interested in.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Britannica is an online encyclopedia that provides age-appropriate easy to read reference and learning material for the primary grades.
Searches eight encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.
World Book Online
Use this online encyclopedia to start your next research project.
Rosen has a wonderful collection of ebooks on social studies topics. They include primary resources, key vocabulary, timelines, maps, essential questions, lesson plans and more.
ESebco has many ebooks that have been selected by classroom teachers. These titles help the address K-6 curriculum.
All titles can be transferred to any device with an internet connection.
Please see Mrs. Crossman for username and password.
Podcasts are an excellent resource for information and pleasure. They are easy to access, free and easy to use in multiple environments. Click here to see a curated list of podcasts that I have reviewed and recommend for elementary age students.
This symbaloo page has many Reading related resources that can be used to enhance or assist with ELA instruction.
Teachers can borrow multiple copies of books, and access videos & primary resources from BOCES through WebMax. Contact the library for username and password information.
Teaches can be provided with lessons for books, hear authors reading their own books and much more at this robust database.
CDLC (Capital District Library Council)
Teachers can request titles from Public Libraries, School Libraries, & College Libraries. Please see Mrs. Crossman to place a request.
Open Educational Resource Commons is a great place to explore, share, and create digital resources for curriculum improvement.
I-tunes Primary Sources
Provides oral histories, historical documents, archival film and artifacts for students to use to gain understanding of history.
Library of Congress Primary Resource Sets
A wealth of primary resources accompanied with activities, ibooks, and lesson plans on a variety of topics.
Did you enjoy a book from the library? If so you can add a review to the catalog so others know that it was a good book. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to create a review for the school catalog.
How to access citations:
We need to make sure that when we take information from sources that we properly cite our information that shows where we found it. The tutorials below will walk you through the steps for accessing citations from databases, books, & websites. In addition you will learn how they can be added to your Noodle Tools account.
Use this online tool to make digital notecards and citing you sources easier.
Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos and illustrations for classroom projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, or any other projects in an educational setting.
Royalty Free Clip Art
Visit this site for clip art.
Use Pixabay to find free images to download and use for projects and presentations.
Royalty Free Music
Visit this site to get free background music for your projects.
Royalty Free Music & Sounds
Access free music and sounds from YouTube Audio Library to use in your project.
Use this to find images. Be sure that you use the advanced search option to select only images that are free to use and share.
Google's kid friendly search engine.
This is a user friendly kids website that provides students with research tools, search engines, book trailers and educational literacy related games.
This is an online search engine retrieves information that has been reviewed by research experts. The information retrieved is appropriate for school age children.
Time for Kids magazine
An online magazine for students. This a great resource that provides world news, national news, sports news, entertainment news, science news, health news and more.
The Smithsonian Institute provides young readers with current event articles on their reading level.
A safe, well-lit website for kids where they can leare about current events around the world without the the bias, sesnsationalism of main stream media.
Ebooks & Audiobooks:
Students can download e-books and audio books to their devices from our very own collection.
Kindle users will want to use this simple tool to download free ebooks to their device.
Directions for accessing and using ebooks on SORA:
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