Indian Springs Library Media Center

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Contact

Hetzman, Kimberly
Media Specialist

Welcome

Student Services:

Individual and whole class
Storytelling
Book talks and personal reading guidance
Bibliographies
Automated catalog and circulation system
Internet access
Research assistance
Media productions: recording, videotaping
Computers for word processing, publication, PowerPoint, etc.
Accelerated Reader Program (AR)
Reading incentives
Pencil machine
Flexible & fixed schedule
 

Resources:

Over 16,000 books
Over 100,000 tests with Accelerated Reader Enterprise
Library media web page
Online resources
ebooks
Audiovisual titles
Computer software

 

Library Forms

Links

Summer Reading

Mobile Public Library

Mobile Public Library http://www.mplonline.org   Kick-Off in June

http://www.mplonline.org

 

Alabama Library Media Online (ALMO)

Summer Learning Challenge-Grades 2-5.  Read 5-8 books & do math practice every day for a portion of the summer,

http://alex.state.al.us/libmedia

 

Stride Academy

Stride Academy-online reading, math, science, video games & peer competitions. 

http://www.AlabamaSummerStride.com      

 

Scholastic

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

 http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2014  

 

Big Universe

Students can use their login & password to read ebooks. 

https://www.biguniverse.com


Destiny Discover

Reading

Book Adventure

Sylvan Learning sponsors this free site for students. Students can take a quiz on a book that they have read.
http://www.bookadventure.com

 

Starfall-Learn-to-Read
Free public service site for student reading & activities.
http://www.starfall.com

 

Children's Storybooks Online
Electronic library full of all kinds of great tales about animals, adventures, and even the alphabet.
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html

 

Jan Brett
Audio book to read. Grades Pre-K - 5
http://www.janbrett.com

 

Fun with Words
http://www.fun-with-words.com

Reference Section

Alabama Virtual Library
Encyclopedia, dictionary and poetry references
http://www.avl.lib.al.us

 

Ask Questions
Got a question? Jeeves has an answer.
http://www.ask.com

 

Information (Infoplease)
Almanac, Atlas, Encyclopedia, dictionary & thesaurus
http://www.infoplease.com/

 

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonain Institute-Art & Design; Science & Technology; History & Culture
http://www.si.edu/

 

Library of Congress
History & government
http://www.loc.gov/

 

The White House
Government & current governor information
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

 

State of Alabama
http://www.alabama.gov/

 

State of AL Governor's office
Alabama's governor & cabinet

 

Ben's Guide
Benjamin Franklin's guide to U.S.Government
http://bensguide.gpo.gov

 

50 States
Info. on 50 states. Page does contain a few vacation spots.
http://www.50states.com

 

Alabama Dept. of Archives & History
Click on Teacher & Student link
http://www.archives.state.al.us

 

Dictionary/Thesaurus
http://dictionary.reference.com

 

Net Smartz
Internet Safety
http://www.netsmartz.org

 

Fact Hound
Grades K -12. Click on grade level and different subjects will be available to click, depending on interests.
http://www.facthound.com/

 

Merriam-Webster
Word power & language fun
http://www.wordcentral.com

 

Biographies (American History)

Biographies-American History

http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/

Science

CoolFood Kidz

Learn about the importance of healthy nutrition, exercise, and hygiene at this interactive, colorful site.
http://www.coolfoodplanet.org/

 

EcoWorld: Nature and Technology in Harmony

News articles and links to environmental topic
shttp://www.ecoworld.org.uk/

 

NASA Kids
Learn about space, astronauts, planets, and seasons. Educational games can be found here as well
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

 

National Audubon Society
Learn about birds and more
http://www.audubon.org/

 

Sun Clock and World Time Zone Maps
Interactive site demonstrating periods of sunlight on Earth
http://www.worldtimezone.com/datetime.htm

 

Nine (NOT) Planets

Upper elementary-Eight planets & why Pluto is no longer a planet
http://www.kids.nineplanets.org

 

Nat'l Geographic Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com

Just for Parents

Reading Rockets
Articles about strategies to help struggling readers, etc.
http://www.readingrockets.org/

 

Dolch (Sight) Words
Website has Dolch words, phrases, games, worksheets and handwriting practice sheets.
http://www.mrsperkins.com

 

WatchKnow Video

Type 'Parent' in search box.  Video information on helping your child!
http://www.watchknow.org

Favorite Professional Links for LMS

Reading Rockets
Articles about strategies to help struggling readers, etc.
http://www.readingrockets.org/

 

Dolch (Sight) Words
Website has Dolch words, phrases, games, worksheets and handwriting practice sheets.
http://www.mrsperkins.com

 

WatchKnow Video

Type 'Parent' in search box.  Video information on helping your child!
http://www.watchknow.org

 

Internet Public Library
Need research to back-up data? Try this site.
http://www.ipl.org

 

Cyberbee
Click on Copyright with Cyberbee for student friendly site
http://www.cyberbee.com

 

Technology and Learning Magazine
Type "copyright" in search box
http://www.techlearning.com/index

 

WatchKnowLearn
Different video topics-Common Core...
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/

Ebooks (Online Reading)

Storyplace
Audio stories. Grades Pre-K - 4
http://www.storyplace.org

 

Scholastic
Audio stories. Click on character-Clifford. Grades Pre-K - 3
http://www.scholastic.com

 

PBS
Click on PBS Kids-Come Play-Stories
http://pbs.org

 

Lil' fingers
Audio stories. Young Children Grades Pre-K - 1
http://www.lil-fingers.com

 

Starfall
Read only. Grades Pre-K - 5
http://www.starfall.com

 

The Office.com
Read only. Grades 3 - 5
http://the-office.com/bedtime-story

 

 

Bab Books
Read only stories and resources. Grades 2 & 3
http://www.sundhagen.com/babbooks

 

Aesop Fables
Read only. Grades 3 - 5
http://www.aesopfables.com

 

Classic Fairy Tales
Audio stories.
http://www.classicfairytales.com/en/main

 

Children Created Storybooks Online
Both audio and Read only stories. Grades Pre-K - 3
http://www.magickeys.com/books

 

BookPops by Stephen Cosgrove
Audio stories. BookPop & Art icons work. Grades 2 - 5
http://www.bookpop.com

 

Highlights
Audio stories-need Macromedia Shockwave Grades 2 & 3
http://www.highlightskids.com/Stories/AudioStories/audioStory_Top.asp

 

Mighty Book
Audio stories. Need Real Player Grades Pre-K - 2
http://www.mightybook.com/MightyBook_free/Free_Stories_and_Songs.html

 

Bbc

Audio stories. Teletubbies nursery rhymes-fairytales Grades Pre-K - 5

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/

 

Wacky Word Tales
Read Only-Student creates story. Grades 3 - 5
http://www.eduplace.com/tales

 

Captain Underpants Comics
Read only. You create storyline. Grades 3 - 5
http://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/comic.htm

 

Garfield Comics
Read only. Grades 4 & 5
http://www.garfield.com

 

Inklesstales
Audio stories. Grades
http://www.inklesstales.com

 

Story On Line
Audio stories. Words are not shown. All Grades
http://www.storylineonline.net

 

Sesame Street
Audio stories. No words shown. Grades Pre-K & 1
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/?scrollerId=stories

 

Peanut Comics
Read only comic strips. Grades 3 - 5
http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/peanuts

 

Seussville
Read only. Storymaker. Grades 2 - 5
http://www.seussville.com

 

American Folklore
Read only. Grades 4 & 5
http://www.americanfolklore.net

 

Anderson Fairy Tales
Read only. Grades 3 - 5
http://hca.gilead.org.il

 

Childrens' Library
Read only. Grades Pre-K - 5
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory

 

Primary Games
Read only. Grades 1 - 4
http://primarygames.com/storybooks/bookshelf.htm

 

Cyberkids
Read only. Interactive you choose story path. Grades 4 & 5
http://www.cyberkids.com/cw/mul/sydney/index.html

 

Aesops Fables
Read only. Grades 3 - 5
http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Aesop/Aesops_Fables

 

Aesop Fables
Read only. Grades 3 - 5
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/AesFabl.html

 

Big Universe

MCPSS provides access to this site.

http://www.biguniverse.com

Homework Links

Homework Spot
Click on subject you are interested in.
http://www.homeworkspot.com

 

Multnomah County Homework Help
Databases of articles
http://www.multcolib.org/homework

Fun & Games

Homework Spot
Click on subject you are interested in.
http://www.homeworkspot.com

 

Multnomah County Homework Help
Databases of articles
http://www.multcolib.org/homeworkFun Match Memory Game
http://www.funbrain.com

 

PrimaryGames
http://www.primarygames.com

 

Kidz Page
Games,coloring,puzzles,music...
http://www.thekidzpage.com

 

Just Riddles and More
Riddles +
http://www.justriddlesandmore.com

 

Rhymezone
http://www.rhymezone.com

 

Puzzles in Education
http://www.puzzles.com/PuzzlesInEducation/PuzzlesInEducation.htm

 

Junie B. Jones
http://juniebjones.com/

 

American Foundation for the Blind
Puzzles, games in Braille
http://braillebug.afb.org/Games.asp

Professional Sites of Interest

Lots of Topics
Click on kindergarten + for alphabet pages. Lots of good links!
http://www.internet4classrooms.com

 

Subject Themes-A to Z
This site seems to cover both subject themes and special day themes.
http://atozteacherstuff.com/themes

 

Patrick Crispin, Techman
Technology tips
http://netsquirrel.com

 

Children's Literature Web Guide
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

 

American Library Association
Site good for both parents and teachers
http://www.ala.org/greatsites

 

Homework Central
Good for students and teachers.
http://www.homeworkcentral.com

 

Tutorials for Computer Presentations
PowerPoint and other software tutorials
http://www.actden.com

 

Read, Write, Think
Lesson Plans
http://readwritethink.org

 

Practice Quiz on Phonics
Review for teaching phonics
http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/phonics.html

 

Pete's PowerPoint Stations
Free PowerPoints for Teachers
http://www.pppst.com/themes.html

 

Gamequarium
Free information for teachers. Topics include math, science, making games with Spellmaster and Smart board activities.
http://sqooltools.com/freeworkshops/freeworkshop.html

 

Rock'N Learn
-Practice tests & strategies for reading, math & writing to use with DVD.
http://www.markothepencil.com

 

Like to Read- Karen Haag
This site addresses strategies, Book Clubs, Guided Reading, Strategy Circles, Partner Reading and much more...
http://www.liketoread.com

 

Vicki Blackwell

An educator & technology guru who shares.
http://www.vickiblackwell.com/

 

WebQuest (for teacher perusal)
Large list of web quests for all grade levels.
http://webquest.org/index.php