|WorldBook Online is an excellent subscription database resource for research for all ages. You will need a user name and password for this if you plan to use it at home. Please ask your classroom teacher or the Media Center staff.
||Kid Friendly Search Sites is a link leading to appropriate elementary and middle school sites for research, educational and fun purposes. teachers, students and parents should use this as a link when searching for both educational information and fun web sites suitable for the age group of our students.
|Kids.Gov is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 2,000 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. The site is maintained by the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC).
||Florida Electronic Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information. Available resources include electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books, providing information on topics such as current events, education, business, technology, and health issues. The Florida Electronic Library offers information for all age groups, including homework help for students and resources for teachers. These online databases and services are available free of charge to any Florida resident with a public library card, and can be accessed from any home, workplace, public school, or public library in Florida, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.If you don’t have a public library card-this is a very good reason to sign up for one!
|Public Library is a gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information through their online databases, books and services that are available free of charge to any Florida resident with a public library card, and can be accessed from any home, workplace, public school, or public library in Florida, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.If you don’t have a public library card-this is a very good reason to sign up for one!
||Funbrain offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy
| Storyline provided by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is a free online resource for books read aloud by famous people. Activites guides are also included for teach of the titles.
||Encyclopedia.Com is a free online encyclopedia that features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography.
|Library of Congress for Kids and Families has a wealth of information for research and learning including “America’s Library”, “American Memory”, “Today in History”, “Everyday Mysteries(Science), and more!
||Wordle is a free online application for creating “word clouds” from text. You can tweak the clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color.
|Merriam-Webster Online offers a free online dictionary. Need help spelling a word or understanding a words meaning? If so, this is the site for you. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the words as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names section of the dictionary.
||Yippy Search Engine is a meta-searching engine that delivers results in a “cloud groups” verses a long list. The clouds help you see your search results by topic so you can zero in on exactly what you are looking for or discover unexpected relationships between items.
|Kerpoof can be used by students to createoriginal artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards and more. The site is meant to be fun, but has educational value. Teachers can use Kerpoof in many ways to enhance classroom activities while meeting a range of educational standards.
||Accelerated Reader Book Finder helps you locate books that have AR quizzes and also to check BL (book levels) for AR books. For access to taking quizzes, use the PES Media Center Accelerated Reader link from the main page.
|Word IQ is a free online dictionary, encyclopedia, and educational resource.
||EDSITEment Offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, history and social studies.
|WatchKnow provides online videos that that students can learn from on all sorts of educational topics.
||Series Information from the Mid Continent Public Library provides you with information about the order of books in all of our popular series.
|Seven Habits of Happy Kids provides some fun online games and activities to go along with our Seven Habits school-wide focus.