Library Resources

Please take a look at the many free databases and online programs that we offer you!

Online Learning & Research

Lynda
Use your library card to access tons of free courses on technology, software, creative skills and more. Want to learn web design, Excel, or Photoshop? It’s there! Photography, time management, communication skills? Yep, those too! There are even courses about teaching!

edX
Free online courses from top schools such as Harvard, MIT, and Berkeley,

Research-It!  
One web site that allows you to search dictionaries, encyclopedias, Bible, maps and many more reference tools.

SlimeKids
School LIibrary MEdia Kids is designed to provide an interactive learning experience to get students motivated to learn on their own! Students can choose from exceptional literacy-related resources such as author and book review websites as well as superb educational tools including reference works and search engines.

e-Learning for Kids is a global, non-profit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning, especially in the areas of basic reading, science, math, and computers, on the Internet for children ages 5 – 12.

Homeschooling & Lesson Plans

Homeschool Central
Homeschool mega site with a Christian emphasis includes study resources, curriculum and catalog guides and advice for new homeschoolers.

Homeschool World
Designed and maintained by the publishers of Practical Homeschooling, Homeschool PC and Big Happy Family magazines. Contains feature articles, product news, online courses, lesson plans, etc.

Amanda Bennett’s Unit Study Adventures
Theme-based unit studies.

Jon’s Home-School Resource Page
Comprehensive web site links to homeschool newsgroups, mailing list, homeschool links.

Teach-nology
Worksheets, teaching tips, lesson plans, and lots of information

Learning Page.Com
Site contains Basics sheets, theme sheets, and clipart that can be used for coloring

Great Ideas in Education Organization

Family Unschoolers Network

Learn in Freedom

Publication for Parents from the U.S. Department of Education
Electronic versions of popular pamphlets and brochures designed to address parents’ concerns about their children’s education.

Small Planet Communication Links for Teachers
Links to general resources, lesson plans, and hotlists

ABC Teach Network
Site includes lesson plans and theme units.

edHelper.Com
10,960 free lesson plans for all grades and ages.

School Express Library

Scholastic
Online activities and interactive learning provided by Scholastic, Inc.

Art & Music

The Imagination Factory  
Learn creative ways to recycle by making art projects.
Suggested Grade:   all ages
Format:   Web Site

NGA Kids Page 
Includes activities and articles designed to help young children experience art and some of the stories behind it.
Suggested Grade:   K-8
Source National Gallery of Art

DLTK’s Printable Crafts for Kids
Excellent craft ideas

Crayola.Com
Coloring pages and craft ideas

ColoringBookFun.Com
Lots of pages on a wide variety of subjects

A Kid’s Heart
A Christian site that contains excellent abc interactive and reproducible pages also shapes and color activities and pages.

Jan Brett’s Home Page
The author of The Mitten and Hedgie the Hedgehog presents lots of ideas to go with her books and reproducible postcards, bookmarks, activity pages.

DSO Kids
Dallas Symphony Orchestra sponsors the DSO Kids club. It is design to encourage an awareness of music especially for those who want to learn more about music and the people who make music.

SFS Kids, Fun With Music
Fun musical experience for kids provided by the San Francisco Symphony.

Games & Fun

Family Games
Links to non-violent, family games.

Ben & Jerry’s Fun Stuff
Screensavers, games, e-cards and other fun stuff
Suggested Grade: K-5

Puzzle Depot Newsletter
For those interested in puzzles, board games, contents and trivia as well as related books and software for education and recreation. This newsletter includes puzzles as well as news.   Delivered approximately once a week via email. All ages.

Funbrain
Fun learning games and activities.

Health & Safety

Produce Oasis
“One-stop source for information about selecting and preparing herbs,
fresh fruits & vegetables.”
Suggested Grade:   4-12

Teen Central.Net
Allows teens to share their own stories, read stories by others, and get feedback from trained professionals who can help them
Suggested Grade:   6-12
Source:   KidsPeace

No Cavities Club
Dedicated to healthy teeth-Dr. Rabbit teaches young children about oral hygiene with interactive games, stories, and art projects.
Suggested Grade:   preK-2
Source: Colgate-Palmolive Company

Sparky the Fire Dog
Young children will learn about fire education and other safety issues with Sparky as their guide
Suggested Grade:   K-5
Source:   National Fire Protection Association

Math

A+ Math  
Users can view flashcards for basic mathematical functions as well as more advanced ones.   Math games are also available.
Suggested grade:   all ages

Algebra and Precalculus Tutorial Software
These programs will help you learn algebra, precalculus, and statistics.   Presented are quizzes on inequality symbols, signed number, remove parentheses, and lots more.
Suggested Grade:   7-12
Downloadable:   FULL PROGRAM

Math2.org
A large number of math tables-from general math to advanced topics Suggested Grade:   all ages

Math Mastery
Provides interactive math activities for essential math skills
Suggested Grade 2-8.

History & Government

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government
This is a great site to learn about U. S. government.

Hype History on Line
Information on this Web site spans 3000 years of world history
Suggested grade:   All ages

Science

Exploring Planets in the Classroom
More than 25 hands-on science activities in classroom-ready pages for both teacher and students exploring Earth, the planets, geology and space sciences

How to View an Eclipse
Provides illustrated step-by-step directions for making a pinhole projector for viewing an eclipse.
Suggested Grade K-12

The Adventures of Science Bob  
Provides information and experiments created by Science Bob-tutor to many of today’s TV and movie star students.
Suggested Grade:   All ages

Ask Dr. Universe
Not only will you find answers to many science question that have already been asked, but you can ask Dr. Universe you own question, too.
Suggested grade:   All ages

University of Illinois Extension
Find information on horticulture, the environment, consumer ec, and more.
Suggested Grade 4-12.

Bat Conservation International
Presents articles, photos, and bat trivia
Suggested Grade:   All ages

Geography

GeoNet Game
A complete online game to help students learn more about the entire United States of selected geographical areas
Suggested Grade:   4-adult

Sheppard Software Geography
An educational game covering all fifty states and world geography quizzes.
Suggested Grade:   All ages

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Presents geographic information about approximately 900,000 places Suggested Grade:   All ages

Rare Map Collection-The American Civil War
A collection of maps related to significant events of the Civil War.   Go to the University of Georgia Hargrett site click on rare map collection.   Some really interesting maps that show where troops were positioned and battle plans
Suggested Grade:   9-12