Educational Links for Parents, Students and Teachers
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myON reader is a personalized literacy environment that engages students at all reading levels by providing a large library of digital books. Its collection includes over 3,000 enhanced digital books with reading supports. Books are recommended to students based on individual interests and reading level using The Lexile Framework for Reading. Giving students the opportunity to choose what they want to read, in a digital environment in which they are comfortable, motivates students to become better and more confident readers. Learn more.
NBC Learn K-12
NBC Learn K-12 is an online resource with thousands of videos from NBC News that teachers and students can use for classwork, homework, presentations, and instruction. The resources include historic primary-source newscasts from the NBC News archive as well as content updated daily from NBC News and NBC Learn. The high-quality resources are aligned to curriculum and are searchable by Mississippi State Standards and Common Core standards for ELA/Literacy and Math. Learn more.
MAGNOLIA provides online resources for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi. MAGNOLIA online resources include:
- EBSCOhost — supplies a powerful, online reference system offering a variety of full text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from leading information providers.
- Grolier Products — includes several online encyclopedias.
- SIRS Discoverer — provides an interactive reference tool for elementary and middle school students.
- SIRS Researcher — contains articles from 1,500 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals, and US government publications.
- Gale Products — includes literary resources such as Contemporary Authors and EXPLORING Poetry, as well as business reference materials.
- Wilson Biographies — contains the full text of the biographies from more than 100 print volumes of biographical reference books.
- FirstSearch — provides instant access to full text from over 7,500 journals and over 3,100 full-image online journals.
Compass Learning is a research-based assessment solution that ensures students learn at the highest levels by addressing key content areas, accommodating a variety of learning styles and levels while meeting mandates.
Plato Learning The PLATO Learning Environment is a learning management system that combines 21st century technology with PLATO Learning's award winning curricula. PLATO Learning’s secondary education solution provides a comprehensive credit recovery program for secondary students helps prepare them for rigorous state-mandated tests.
Students, parents, and teachers can login to keep track of student reading progress. Renaissance Learning Web -Based Software is an assessment tool used with Accelerated Math and Accelerated Reader.
JPS Math and Science Homework Helps — sponsored by NSF
Jackson-Hinds Library System
Cable in the Classroom provides an online programming guide of educational cable channels.
Discovery Education provides students, parents, and teachers fresh ideas to enhance learning.
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything! Portal to all Kathy Schrock technology resource sites.
Education World is an educational resource sponsored by the American Fidelity Assurance Company.
Through The Educator's Reference Desk you can access AskERIC's 2,000+ lesson plans,3,000+ links to onlineeducation information, and 200+ question archive responses. While the AskEric question answer service will no longer be active, The Educator's Reference Desk provides a search interface to the ERIC Database, providing access to over one million bibliographic records on educational research, theory, and practice.
The New York Times Learning Network provides grades 3-12 learning connections for students, teachers, and parents.
National Geographic.com offers Features, Travel, Adventure, Maps, Photography, News, Kids, Education, Forums, Live Events, and Exhibitions pages. Don't miss the Education sections' Online Adventures and Maps & Geography.
PBS (public television online) offers resources for teachers and kids. The Kid pages include kid favorites such as Arthur, Barney, Clifford, and Mister Rogers.
Thanks to Terry Johnson, librarian at Bradley Elementary, for the tip on refdesk.com. Their slogan is, "The single best source for facts on the Net."
ThinkQuest Inc. is a global network of students, teachers, parents, and technologists dedicated to exploring youth-centered learning on the Net. The ThinkQuest World encompasses young people, educators, and technologists in more than 100 nations who come together as digital learners, Web creators, and Net entrepreneurs.