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.
Library Schedule: The Broadus Wood Elementary Library operates on a hybrid schedule. That means all classes have fixed times in the week to visit the library (for library lessons and book checkout). However, teachers could sign up their class or groups from their class to come during the non-fixed times. These visits usually connect the library resources to the classroom curriculum.
Book Checkout: In order to foster a community of shared resources, books are checked out for a one week time period. If interested in renewing a book, please bring it in to be scanned. If more books are needed to help with a project, paper, or activity, please talk to Mr. Chrobak.
K-2 - currently, could checkout one (1) book at a time.
3-5 - currently, could checkout two (2) books at a time
*The total number of books that students can checkout will increase as the year goes on.
Responsible Reading: In a library that serves students ranging in grade levels from kindergarten to fifth grade, a wide variety of materials are needed. Obviously, what is interesting and appropriate for kindergarteners may not be interesting and/or appropriate for fifth graders and vice versa. If students select books that makes them or family members uncomfortable, simply return the book(s). The beauty of libraries is that they are all about choice. Find a book you can completely enjoy and is the "just right" book for you.
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.
Also, if you have a passion for taking photographs of nature and you would like to share them on the Bobcat News during the moment of silence, please check with your parents/guardians to upload your photographs into your google drive and share it with Mr. Chrobak.