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PebbleGo Logo
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PebbleGo  is a great way to find out all kinds of information about Animals, Dinosaurs, Biographies, Social Studies, and Science.  This is a wonderful database for teachers and students to use for research purposes, and is very kid-friendly.  Kids can view pictures, videos, and short easy-to-read articles about many types of animals, as well as hear the text being read aloud to assist students with comprehension.  Students may also learn how to properly give credit to their sources in creating a Bibliography by clicking on the pencil & paper icon that says "Cite" at the bottom of the article.  *To access PebbleGo from home, please see the Mrs. Riley or Mrs. Austin for the User Name and Password.
TexShare Research Databases from Gale
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This is an Encyclopedia designed just for kids!  Students may search for articles, images, videos, and websites, as well as access a world atlas, information on animals by group or habitat, and dictionary.  Games are also available!  For teachers, lesson plans are available, as well as articles that cover the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards.  Check out this phenomenal resource today!  Please contact Mrs. Riley for login information.
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Kids Infobits offers a ton of information on different subjects such as animals, music & movies, famous people, plants, sports, and technology.  Students may hear the text read aloud, see full-color photographs, download and print articles, as well as properly cite the sources. Please ask Mrs. Riley for login information.
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National Geographic Kids includes amazing adventures in science, nature, cultures, archaeology, and space.  Click on the icon above to access the site. Please ask Mrs. Riley for login information.
 Other Great Digital Resources
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This awesome site gives kids access to videos featuring Annie and Moby, who explain different types of concepts in an easy-to-understand way.  Each clip is just a few minutes long, and there are even quizzes that teachers can give students individually or as a class to check for understanding. Teachers can search for videos by Subject, Grade Level, or Learning Standards.  Please email Mrs. Riley for login information.
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Discovery Education offers online video streaming of the best educational videos that correlate with curriculum.  Students and Teachers alike will access valuable information from this site.  Please contact Mrs. Riley for login information for teachers and students.
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Teaching is a great resource for students and teachers alike!  Find out about your favorite authors and illustrators and information about the books they have written and illustrated.  Watch videos and listen to sound clips and to hear what your favorite author or illustrator sounds like!  Click on the icon above to visit Teaching For login information, please ask Mrs. Riley.
 KidRex Safe Search Engine
                Click on the icon above for safe searching for online articles, newspapers, images, etc.
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Q-Files is an amazing online illustrated encyclopedia written especially for students.  Click on any tabs at the top to find wonderful, easy-to-read articles for research projects or to answer any questions you may have about a particular subject.  At the right side of the web page, click on "Q-News" for the latest news that kids will find interesting and relevant.