Click here for usernames/passwords to BrainPOP, Britannica, Fact Cite, and Pebble Go. You must be logged in to your school k12albemarle google account to have access to the slide!
Engaging animated movies, interactive games, and activities. Brain Pop Jr. is designed for K-3. Brain Pop is designed for Upper Elementary. Brain Pop ELL is an English language learning program. Brain Pop Espanol is the Spanish version.
Research articles, videos, photographs, illustrations and interactive timelines in encyclopedias with age appropriate text.
CITATION MAKER from OSLIS
Use this tool to create a bibliography or works cited list of research sources. Students can save into Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
Fun, educational, and safe web portal for students of all ages, with a wide range of content.
A dynamic reference work about Virginia history and culture; a publication-in-progress of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Science, American history, biography, mythology and a general reference encyclopedia.
FIND IT VIRGINIA
Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages.
LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA Resources
Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. DBVa will teach students to be critical thinkers as they analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past.
From the Library of Virginia, Virginia Changemakers brings together the remarkable lives of Virginians who have made a difference in their community, state, and nation.
MERRIAM-WEBSTER Dictionary and Thesaurus
Merriam-Webster is the largest, most comprehensive American dictionary currently available in print or online.
Databases for K-2 on animals, science, biographies, social studies dinosaurs. For early researchers, with spoken-word audio, text-highlighting, and multimedia.
Helpful book-finding lists from Mid-Continent Public Library.
Epic is a digital reading platform that safely fuels curiosity and reading confidence for kids 12 and under. Be sure to sign in with your class code!
KID LIT TV
Go on an adventure in a world of stories! KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and connect with the people who create them. This link takes you to the READ OUT LOUD page but there is so much more to explore!
Hundreds of free audio stories, including traditional favorites, classic books, Greek myths, seasonal stories, and Storynory originals.
Streaming videos featuring famous people reading children's books aloud.
Curbside pick up/drop off is now operating for virtual learners.
Classroom delivery/pick up is now operating for hybrid students (Those students that are attending school).
Be sure to check your and your parent(s)/guardian(s) library See Saw inbox for confirmation.
In order to foster a community of shared resources during this time, we suggest students checkout up to two items. These will have a two week loan period.
Students (both virtual and hybrid) may place items on hold in the Broadus Wood Follett Destiny Library System - DESTINY DISCOVER (watch the "how to" video in the tab below). Please keep in mind that putting a book on hold does not mean it will be ready for the next available curbside pick up or classroom delivery. Other students may be ahead of you in the "hold" queue and there is a two week loan period.
Curbside pick up will be available on Mondays (2:00-3:00 pm) and on Thursdays (8:00-8:45 am). Please use the student drop off/student pick up area (the U.S. map near the basketball court on the side of BWES near the gym) and follow the traffic pattern set up for student drop off/pick up. Book drop off/return will take place during these times as well. Please stay in your vehicles during pick up/drop off. Mr. Chrobak will deliver the book(s) to your car and pick them up from there as well. Now that we are in Stage 3, students will be attending school and using the same traffic pattern during these times. For the safety of all, please stay in line and do not try to bypass the students being dropped off or picked up. We will make every effort to make this a quick process but sometimes, your patience will be needed.
For safety reasons, please do not go into the front office or even the front lobby for book pick up or drop off.
All books will be pulled with gloved hands, placed in a bag and labeled. Returned books will be quarantined for at least three days before being shelved or checked out again.
Please remember to check your or your parent(s)/guardian(s) See Saw inbox notifications for confirmation on books being ready. Once you put a book on hold, you may receive an automatic e-mail from Destiny Discover informing you that your book is ready and may be picked up. Please know that the books will only be available to pick up once Mr. Chrobak sends you or your parent(s)/ guardian(s) a personal See Saw notification.
Individual needs beyond these policies should be discussed with the librarian, Mr. Chrobak.
Bobcat News will take place during virtual learning. Teachers will show/share the Bobcat News during Morning/Opening Meeting.
Mr. Chrobak needs your help with the Bobcat News!
It would be great to have thirty-second video clips of what you are doing in your classrooms. Make a thirty second video of yourself completing a school-related activity or a "Did you know?" segment about something you learned.
If interested and it is okay with your parents/guardians, please upload your videos into your Google Drive and share it with Mr. Chrobak.