Elementary Schools Resources
|Accelerated Reader Book Finder||You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for search field and click Go. You will then be able to sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, print a list of your search results, or start a new search.|
|Access Newspaper Archive||Access Newspaper Archive contains millions of newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. It is your gateway to searching and reading historical papers online.|
|BadgerLink||BadgerLink is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. Its goal is to provide access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state’s public, school, academic, and special libraries and Internet Service Providers.|
|Brain Pop||Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Content is aligned to state standards and easily searchable with our online State Standards Tool. Uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, all products are fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. No downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.|
|Colorín Colorado||Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).
Colorín Colorado is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital. Major funding comes from the American Federation of Teachers, with additional support from the National Institute for Literacy and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
|Cell Phone Facts||Check out this infographic on teen cell phone use. Parents, get the facts about phones and find some links to useful smartphone apps.|
|Destiny Library Manager||Explore all five libraries at our schools with Destiny Library Manager. This system is the online library card catalog for our students. See what’s on the shelves from the comforts of home, then come in and check out a book to read or use for research.|
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
|EEK! Magazine||EEK! Magazine brings environmental education to kids in grades 4 through 8. Surf around and learn more about the great outdoors. There’s Cool Stuff, a Critter Corner, Nature Notes and much more.|
|Encyclopedia Britannica||Search the databases of the Encyclopedia Britannica online edition, suitable for students in PreK through Grade 12. Choose your school level from the landing page and start exploring, searching and learning.|
|ESL Kid Stuff||ESL Kid Stuff is a resource website for English language teachers (ESL, EFL, TESL, TEFL) who are teaching English as a foreign language or as a second language to kids / children and young learners. Its main resources are printable ESL flashcards / EFL flashcards (ESL images, ESL clip art / clipart, ESL pictures, ESL flash cards), printable ESL worksheets / EFL worksheets (ESL handouts, ESL task sheets, ESL pintables), ESL Crafts (cut and paste, scissor work, etc.). These resources can be used with existing ESL lesson plans / EFL lesson plans, or as a tool to create new ESL lesson plans / EFL lesson plans. The site also have many ESL kids / EFL kids games and activities (flashcard games and classroom games), ESL Jobs / EFL Jobs, ESL holiday games & activities (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving), ESL song sheets and hints & tips for teaching English as a foreign or second language to children.|
|FEMA for Kids||Disasters come in many shapes and sizes. Most are related to the weather. Some are predictable — like a hurricane. Some, like an earthquake, surprise us. It’s good for you to know about the different kinds of disasters so you can be prepared! Although disasters themselves aren’t fun, learning about them is!|
|FunBrain.com||FunBrain.com has many educational games to play, including math, reading and grammar games. There are also web-books and comics. Games can be found by grade level, too.|
|HIP Pocket Change||H.I.P. Pocket Change lets kids learn about money while having fun. The United States Mint developed the H.I.P. Pocket Change website to get kids started. The site is full of games, cartoons and information just for kids.|
|Math Fact Café||Math Fact Cafe provides free math worksheets for elementary school and home use. This includes generators for math drills, flashcards, time, money, and more!|
|National Library of Virtual Manipulatives||The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). The project includes dissemination and extensive internal and external evaluation. Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of manipulatives, physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications. We can now use computers to create virtual learning environments to address the same goals. This website helps achieve those goals.|
|PBS Kids||PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.|
|Poptropica||Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories, and games. Kids create a “Poptropican” character to travel the many islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each island.|
|Ready Wisconsin||Ready Wisconsin wants Wisconsin students and parents to be aware of what to do in case of a natural disaster. Use the resources on this page to learn how you can prepare yourself and stay safe during an emergency.|
|Rhyme, Rhythm, Results (Educationalrap.com)||Educationalrap.com
RRR’s in-house team works collaboratively with a network of over 25 creative professionals, including lyricists, composers, vocalists, and producers. Many are graduates of Harvard University and the Berklee College of Music and reside in New York, Boston, Atlanta, and beyond. By combining rigorous education with cutting-edge music production, RRR aims to create a smarter, cooler Schoolhouse Rock*, a notion echoed by KFBK radio when they referred to RRR as “Schoolhouse Rock for an older child.”
The company distributes music directly via CDs, downloads, embedded audio players, and its own RRR.fm streaming service for schools. It also sells audio through other popular channels, including iTunes and AmazonMP3.
|Scholastic Family Playground||Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has a corporate mission supported through all of its divisions of helping children around the world to read and learn. Recognizing that literacy is the cornerstone of a child’s intellectual, personal and cultural growth, for over 87 years, Scholastic has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them.|
|Starfall.com||Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.|
|SurfReport||The Surf Report is a collection of some great websites that feature opportunities for teaching and learning. Links are appropriate for all ages and cover a variety of topics, from science to foreign languages. Plenty of games to be played, too. Check it out!|
|Thinkfinity.org||Families and kids of all ages will find excellent resources for practice, play, projects and reports on thinkfinity.org. Search for a specific topic, or choose from recommended activities, maps, games, reading lists and homework help.|
|WatchKnow||WatchKnow has thousands of educational videos for children from ages 3 to 18, on a variety of topics. Think of it as YouTube meets Wikipedia, filtering out everything but quality educational videos, the site’s founder claims. WatchKnow.org links together content from traditional sites, and also allows users of the site to improve the organization of the video categories, which makes finding the video you need much easier.”|