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Information on using district purchased databases from home: get passwords here!
(PebbleGo, BookFlix, WorldBook, KidsDiscover)

Search Tools

Kiddle – Google Search for Kids

Sweet Search – educator approved search directory

World Book Online – encyclopedia

SIRS Discoverer Animals

SIRS Discoverer Famous People

SIRS Discoverer Countries, States & Provinces

SIRS Discoverer Controversial Issues

ELibrary – searches newspapers, magazines, photos, video, and transcripts

Culture Grams – database of countries and cultures

National Archives – history resources

Career Research – Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Copyright Friendly pictures for educational use: please cite your sources!

Kiddle – Safe image search

Pics4Learning – Anything you find is free for use in the classroom. Pics4Learning also encourages you and your class to donate digital pictures.

edupics.com – coloring pages, photos, pictures classified by theme

The Library of Congress’s American Memory Project – from speeches to images to video to digitized text and more — the American Memory project is by far the best source for digital content specific to American History

Current Events

Dogo News– news articles about science and social studies topics 

Room for Debate – New York Times opinion articles

National Geographic for Kids-games, animals, activities, videos

Front Page News:  Read news articles from 100’s of newspapers around the world

Online News Hour EXTRA-news stories

ENNEnvironmental news

National Wildlife FederationWildlife, Global Warming, nature etc.

Science News for Kids

Fake News – search tool to find out if something is fact or fiction

 

Research Skills

Copyright Kids-answers copyright questions and provides sample permission letters

A Guide to Research Skills -A step-by-step guide to successful research, including tips on how to locate and evaluate resources

Dog Island  -Give your dog freedom forever! Use this site for website evaluation discussions

Online Newspapers and Magazines

 

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Time for Kids
Weekly Reader
Scholastic News