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Library Media

​Destiny Online Library Catalog

Teachers and students can search the library offerings for their school. Username: Your computer login​. ​​Password​: Your computer password​​.

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World Book Online

An online encyclopedia with sites that can be used at any grade level; as well as, resources in Spanish, Arabic, and French. Username: ​rps205​. ​​Password​: rockschools​​. Current RPS 205 World Book Subscriptions:

 

Early Learning

For Early Childhood and Kindergarten students. Site has games, activities, stories that can be read aloud and videos. When in student mode, a voice tells students what their mouse is hovering over so they can click on what they want.

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Kids

Online encyclopedia for grades K-5. Students can topic search, or type in keywords in the search bar. Also has games, maps, activities, science experiments and a dictionary.

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Student

Online encyclopedia for kids grades 6-8.  Students can topic search, or type in keywords in the search bar. Has a Maps/Atlas and Citation builder feature. Articles can be translated into many different languages and can be read aloud in several languages.

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Advanced

Online encyclopedia for grades 9-12. Articles can be translated into many different languages and can be read aloud in several languages. Has links to newspapers from around the World.

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Timelines

Has ready-made timelines across multiple subject areas. Also allows students to create their own timelines. Can add photos to timelines.

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Discover

Encyclopedia for grades 6-12. Students can topic search, or type in keywords in the search bar. Includes a Life Skills section which could be a good addition to the Seminar Curriculum. Also has a World Book Explains video section which would support multiple content areas.

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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

The Kids version of the encyclopedia, but in Spanish.

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Kids eLearn

The Kids version of the encyclopedia, but in Arabic.

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Encyclope​dia Bri​tannica​ Image Quest​

Search for copyright free images for presentations and assignments. This service also provides ready made citations to make it easy for students to adhere to copyright rules. Username: rockfordsd​. ​​Password​: Yrockfordsd​​.

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Gale

Username and password applies to all of the following Gale products. Username: no username. ​​Password​: ​rockschools (remote password: remote)

 

Gale Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. ​​

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Gale in Context: Global Issues

This database includes a variety of sources and media formats to present a rich analysis of issues; social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, and cultural. ​​

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

A great resource to find information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Sources include continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to websites. ​​

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Gale in Context: High School

This database is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. 

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Gale in Context: Middle School

This database is designed for middle school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. 

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Tumbleb​ooks​

Tumblebooks is an engaging library of  more than 100 children’s books for students PK-6 that range from beginner to intermediate reading levels. Stories are animated and read aloud while visually highlighting the sentences that are being read.  Username: rockfordlib​. ​​Password​: books​​.

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