Learning & Teaching Resources

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Tutor.com - Live help is available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners seven days a week from 2 PM to Midnight.  Drop Off Homework for review and more is available. Sims Library Card Required.

 

ABC Mouse is taking the occasion to open its virtual doors to all new students for free. You'll just need to use promo code SCHOOL7771.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO): A leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing access to an enormous collection of full-text journals, periodicals, reports, books and more

eBook Collection(EBSCO): More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. From Early Literacy to Business Publications this collection features a wide range of resources. If you need your entire class to read the same book – this collection will let them all download a copy!

Explora – Educator’s Edition (EBSCO): Lesson Plans, Student Tools, Resources, Curriculum Standards, and more.

Explora – For Grades K-8 (EBSCO): Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora – For Grades 9-12 (EBSCO): Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Fuente Académica Premier (EBSCO): Extensive full-text coverage of Spanish-language scholarly content. This collection of journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain is designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO): Easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for elementary and middle school students.

Learning Express Library – Computer Skills Center - Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics. No Library Card Required – Must create a free account.

Learning Express Library – EXAM Prep -  AP Exams, ACT and SAT Test Preparation: Practice tests, Study Guides, Flash Cards, Books, etc. No Library Card Required – Must create a free account.

Learning Express Library – School Center (Texas) : Practice For Elementary – Highschool Including Math Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Science, Social Studies, Etc. Includes Books, Flashcards, tutorials, etc. No Library Card Required – Must create a free account.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO): A broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Summaries, Synopses, reviews, literary criticisms, biographies, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, author interviews, and full length classic novels are all available.

MANGO Languages: Learn more than 40 languages, from Spanish, French, to Creole and Greek. Flash cards, voice interaction, and live help. Sims Library Card Needed.

MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCO): A full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Periodicals cover a wide range of subject areas including art, history, sports, music, film, science, fashion, religion, nature, hobbies, current events, fiction and much more. It also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

 

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO): Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.

 

Primary Search (EBSCO):  For elementary levels, contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

 

Teacher Reference Center(EBSCO): A complimentary research database for teachers, Teacher Reference Center (TRC) provides indexing and abstracts for more than 220 peer-reviewed journals.

 

Teen Book Cloud  - eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle schooler or high schooler. A selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. No Password Needed

Tumble Books - Interactive Story Books, Language Learning, E-books, Graphic novels, Puzzles, and Playlists. Easy Books up to Grade 12 Books. No Password Needed.

 

Tumble Math  - Math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. No Password Needed.

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