• Databases

    • Click on the picture to link to the website.  If you need help with passwords, ask Mrs. Seidenberger or your teacher.

       

       

      Read-along books paired with short videos:
      Animals & Nature, Earth & Sky, People & Places, ABCs & 123s, Family & Community, Music & Rhyme, Adventure, Celebrations, Imagination

      Activities: Word Match, Fact or Fiction, Which Came First?, Explore the Web, Meet the Creators

       

       

      Features:

      • Read-along can be turned on or off
      • Spanish can be turned on or off.
      • Highlighted vocabulary with pop-up definitions

       

      Brain Pop Jr.

      Short educational videos for K-3 starring Annie & Moby

      Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Arts & Music, Health, Engineering & Technology

      Activities: Movie, Quiz, Game, Make-a-Map, Worksheet, Vocabulary, Creative Coding, Graphic Organizer, Related Reading

      Features:

      • Closed Captioning
      • Speed Control

       

       Brain POP

      Short educational videos for grades 4 and 5 starring Tim & Moby

      Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Arts & Music, Health, Engineering & Technology

      Activities: Movie, Quiz, Game, Make-a-Map, Worksheet, Vocabulary, Creative Coding, Graphic Organizer, Related Reading

       

      Features:

      • Closed Captioning
      • Speed Control

       

      Online encyclopedia

       

      Features:

      • Print and email buttons on articles
      • Citations embedded
      • Articles can be translated to other languages
      • Click on any word for pop-up definition & Spanish equivalent
      • Read aloud option
      • Toggle between levels
      • Save articles to Google Drive (in folder called Britannica)
      • Can set up My Britannica account for extra features
      • Control font size
      • TEKS alignments available on Educator Tab

       

      Britannica Escolar

       

       

      Britannica en español

       

       Features:

      • Print and email buttons on articles
      • Citations embedded
      • Articles can be translated to other languages
      • Read aloud
      • Toggle between levels
      • Save articles to Google Drive
      • Can set up My Britannica account for extra features

       

      Kids InfoBits

       

      Magazines, news, and books on all subjects and current events.

      Offers Quick Facts Sheets, links to book articles, news articles, magazines, videos under 5 minutes, ebooks, and pictures. It also offers a list of related topics.

       

       

      Features:

      • Sound off/Sound on (for read aloud) with adjustable speed
      • Translatable
      • Citations included
      • Compatible with Google apps
      • Articles color coded by level: Green (up to 500L), lt. blue (501-850L), dk. blue (851-1100L), purple (1101-1300L), red (1301+L)
      • Integrated with Schoology
      • Click on any word for a pop-up box that will highlight, take notes, or give a definition
      • Advanced Search searchable by content dype, document type, content level, Lexile

       

         

      Learn 360

       

      Videos, Audio Files, and Interactive Lessons

      Videos, Audio Files, Learning Songs, Maps & Flags, and Interactive Lessons

       

       

       

      Features:

      • Video transcripts available
      • Downloadable & sharable
      • Citations included
      • Segments can be clipped/saved
      • Closed captions
      • Advanced Search

      Nat Geo Kids logo

       

      Fun and Useful Science/Social Studies

      Science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

      Pictures, videos, books, and magazines, Weird But True.

       

       

       Features:

      • "Listen" read-aloud option
      • Citations included
      • Printable
      • Searchable within the title you are looking at
      • Bookmark feature gives you a direct link to your content

       

      PebbleGo Logo

       

      Articles for K-3

      Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Dinosaurs, and Health

      Includes videos/maps, games, question of the day, activities

       

       Features:

      • Read aloud option
      • Citation included
      • Printable
      • Highlighted vocabulary with pop-up definitions
      PebbleGO Next

      Articles for 3-5

      Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, Dinosaurs, and Health

      Includes videos/maps, games, question of the day, activities

       Features:

      • Read aloud option
      • Citation included
      • Printable
      • Highlighted vocabulary with pop-up definitions

       

      ProQuest SIRS Discoverer logo

       

      Research Topics and Non-Fiction Books

      Research Topics: Animals, Social Issues (& Political Cartoons), Geography, People

      Book Categories: Animals, Arts/Humanities, Biographies, Environment, Health, History/Government, Science (which includes Math), Sports, Technology

       

       

       Features:

      • Lexiles included 
      • Downloadable
      • Can be printed or emailed
      • Savable to Google Drive
      • Citations included
      • Able to be printed/emailed
      • Translation available
      • "Listen" read-aloud option with adjustable speed
      • Educator Links include Curriculum connections & Lib Guide scavenger hunts

       

      TeachingBooks.net

       

      Multimedia Resources About Children's Literature

      Lesson Resources, Author Interviews, Reader's Advisory, Book Readings, Book Trailers, Vocabulary Lists, Reader's Theater Scripts, Etc.

       

       

      Features:

      • Sharable (when shared, other users don't have to login to TeachingBooks.)
      • Users can create reading lists
      • Printable resources
      • Educator Login can be created to enable teachers to make lists and lessons.
      • Filters allow you to search books by level, genre, etc. (You can even filter to find complete readings/audiobooks.)
      • Discover Like Books button to find similar books
      • Closed captions on ideos can be translated

       

       

      Online encyclopedia

      Includes encyclopedia, Dramatic Learning (reader's theater scripts), Spanish resources, and timelines

      In the kids' encyclopedia, it includes games, maps, activities, pictures/videos, science projects, dictionary, etc.

       

      Features:

      • 3 levels: kids, students, advanced
      • Savable
      • Sharable
      • Printable
      • Citations included
      • Translation feature
      • Read-aloud option
      • TEKS standards included
      • Text size can be adjusted