Online Encyclopedias & Databases:

PASSWORD  NEEDED:

  • Scholastic Go (Grolier Online)
        Includes both:

    •  The New Book of Knowledge (General  Encyclopedia)

    • New Book of Popular Science (Science Encyclopedia)

 

PASSWORD NOT NEEDED:

 

Middle School:

Grades K-5:

 
 
 
 

Internet Search Sites

 

Google Modifier Tips--specific modifiers

 

Beyond Google--Internet Search Engines:

Directories--vetted information chosen by people, not computers

 

Meta-search engines (aggregators)--search the search engines:

  • Sputtr - visually appealing; need log-in

  • Dogpile - searches Google & Yahoo

 
 

Citation & Copyright Resources

 

CITATIONS:

 

COPYRIGHT:

Geography

 

 
 
 
 
 

Coding & Maker Space Resources 

BEANZ: The Magazine for Kids, Code & Computer Science

CODING:  In order of difficulty

 

MAKER SPACE resources:

Tech Tools 'n Tricks

 

 

Digital timeline creators:  

Word Cloud creators:

  • ABCYA - free version on non-tablet devices.

  • Tag Crowd

  • Tagxedo  - (runs on Silverlight, a free Microsoft plug-in.  Not supported by Google Chrome, so try Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer.  Must use laptop or desktop, not tablet.)

  • Word It Out

  • Wordle (needs to run on Java)

Almanacs, Dictionaries & Thesauri

 

E-books (free resources)

 

Image & Photo, Audio, Video Banks

All-in-one:

  • Creative Commons - Digital creativity shared—legally

  • Wikimedia - public domain and freely-licensed educational content (image, sounds, video)

Image & Photo:

Audio:

  • Free Music Archive - free, high-quality music in many genres.

  • SoundGator - free, downloadable recordings of sound effect.  Requires registration.

  • Purple Planet Music--Quality, downloadable free music, genrefied.  

  • Bensound--Royalty-free music,  genrefied in a simple format.

Video:​

 

Educational Games

 

 
 
 

Readers' Advisory

 

Local Libraries

For a quick, engaging overview of the role of public libraries in the 21st century, watch this:  Libraries in the Internet Age.  Libraries in the Internet Age.