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Boys & Girls of Walworth County
The Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County is located inside Phoenix Middle School, and providing after-school enrichment programming of all types — art, computers, science, athletics and more. Learn more about the club’s offerings on their website.

Accelerated Reader Book FinderARBookfinder

Accelerated Reader Book Finder
You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for search field and click Go. You will then be able to sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, print a list of your search results, or start a new search.

Download: Accelerated BookFinder Parent Guide

Access Newspaper Archiveaccessnewspaperarchive

Access Newspaper Archive contains millions of newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. It is your gateway to searching and reading historical papers online.

BadgerLinkBadgerLink

BadgerLink is a project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning. Its goal is to provide access to quality online information resources for Wisconsin residents in cooperation with the state’s public, school, academic, and special libraries and Internet Service Providers.

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Brainpop.com
Ideal for both group and one-on-one settings, BrainPOP is used in numerous ways, from introducing a new lesson or topic to illustrating complex subject matter to reviewing before a test. Content is aligned to state standards and easily searchable with our online State Standards Tool. Uniquely suited for 21st-century learning, all products are fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. No downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.

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Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).

Colorín Colorado is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital. Major funding comes from the American Federation of Teachers, with additional support from the National Institute for Literacy and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Consumer Health CompleteConsumerHealthComplete

The Consumer Health Complete website offers various medical resources that are searchable by topic or keyword. Find fact sheets, diagrams, images, videos, animations and more on many health-related topics.

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Destiny Library Manager
Explore all five libraries at our schools with Destiny Library Manager. This system is the online library card catalog for our students. See what’s on the shelves from the comforts of home, then come in and check out a book to read or use for research.

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Earth Science Textbook
You can search for book titles based on authors, topics, or titles of books. Just type what you want to search for search field and click Go. You will then be able to sort your search results, select book titles to add to your AR BookBag, print a list of your search results, or start a new search.

EBSCOhostEBSCOhost

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

ECB VideolinkECB_Videolink

ECB VideoLink offers high-quality video programs for Wisconsin’s K-12 students and teachers, available right now via web streaming or download to your computer.

EEK! Magazine by the Wisconsin DNREEK_Magazine

EEK! Magazine brings environmental education to kids in grades 4 through 8. Surf around and learn more about the great outdoors. There’s Cool Stuff, a Critter Corner, Nature Notes and much more.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Spanish version)

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Search the databases of the Encyclopedia Britannica online edition, suitable for students in PreK through Grade 12. Choose your school level from the landing page and start exploring, searching and learning.

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ESL Kid Stuff is a resource website for English language teachers (ESL, EFL, TESL, TEFL) who are teaching English as a foreign language or as a second language to kids / children and young learners. Its main resources are printable ESL flashcards / EFL flashcards (ESL images, ESL clip art / clipart, ESL pictures, ESL flash cards), printable ESL worksheets / EFL worksheets (ESL handouts, ESL task sheets, ESL pintables), ESL Crafts (cut and paste, scissor work, etc.). These resources can be used with existing ESL lesson plans / EFL lesson plans, or as a tool to create new ESL lesson plans / EFL lesson plans. The site also have many ESL kids / EFL kids games and activities (flashcard games and classroom games), ESL Jobs / EFL Jobs, ESL holiday games & activities (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving), ESL song sheets and hints & tips for teaching English as a foreign or second language to children.

FEMA for KidsFEMAforKids

FEMA for Kids
Disasters come in many shapes and sizes. Most are related to the weather. Some are predictable — like a hurricane. Some, like an earthquake, surprise us. It’s good for you to know about the different kinds of disasters so you can be prepared! Although disasters themselves aren’t fun, learning about them is!

FunBrain.comfunbrain

FunBrain.com has many educational games to play, including math, reading and grammar games. There are also web-books and comics. Games can be found by grade level, too.

H.I.P. Pocket Change from the U.S. MintHipPocketChange

H.I.P. Pocket Change lets kids learn about money while having fun. The United States Mint developed the H.I.P. Pocket Change website to get kids started. The site is full of games, cartoons and information just for kids.

Hotmath.comhotmath

Hotmath.com has examples of student textbook math problems worked out in detail with helpful hints to solve problems. Log in using “comets09-10” and start polishing up on your math skills.

Khan AcademyKhan-Academy

Khanacademy.org
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything—for free. What started out as a few instructional algebra videos has grown to over 2,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

Literary Reference CenterlogoLRC

The Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 31,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 159,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 632,000 book reviews, more than 69,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 5,600 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

Math Fact Cafemathfactcafe

Math Fact Cafe provides free math worksheets for elementary school and home use. This includes generators for math drills, flashcards, time, money, and more!

National Library of Virtual ManipulativesNational_Library_Virtual_Manipulatives

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). The project includes dissemination and extensive internal and external evaluation.

Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of manipulatives, physical objects that help students visualize relationships and applications. We can now use computers to create virtual learning environments to address the same goals. This website helps achieve those goals.

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PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. By involving parents, teachers, caregivers and communities as learning partners, PBS KIDS helps to empower children for success in school and in life.

Phoenix Rising Student NewspaperNewspaper

The Phoenix Middle School Newspaper “Phoenix Rising,” produced by students, for students.

Poptropica

Poptropica® is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every link24021_2month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories, and games.

Kids create a “Poptropican” character to travel the many islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each island.

Ready WisconsinReady_Wisconsin

Ready Wisconsin wants Wisconsin students and parents to be aware of what to do in case of a natural disaster. Use the resources on this page to learn how you can prepare yourself and stay safe during an emergency.

Rhyme, Rhythm, Results (educationalrap.com)EducationalRap

Educationalrap.com
RRR’s in-house team works col­lab­o­ra­tively with a net­work of over 25 cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als, includ­ing lyri­cists, com­posers, vocal­ists, and pro­duc­ers. Many are grad­u­ates of Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and the Berklee Col­lege of Music and reside in New York, Boston, Atlanta, and beyond. By com­bin­ing rig­or­ous edu­ca­tion with cutting-edge music pro­duc­tion, RRR aims to cre­ate a smarter, cooler School­house Rock*, a notion echoed by KFBK radio when they referred to RRR as “School­house Rock for an older child.”

The com­pany dis­trib­utes music directly via CDs, down­loads, embed­ded audio play­ers, and its own RRR.fm stream­ing ser­vice for schools. It also sells audio through other pop­u­lar chan­nels, includ­ing iTunes and AmazonMP3.

RIF Reading Planetlink23281_2

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most.

Founded in 1966, RIF is the oldest and largest children’s and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provided 4.4 million children with 15 million new, free books and literacy resources last year.

All RIF programs combine three essential elements to foster children’s literacy: reading motivation, family and community involvement, and the excitement of choosing free books to keep.

RIF’s accomplishments are due in part to the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education, corporations, foundations, community organizations, and thousands of individuals.

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Scholastic Family Playground
Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has a corporate mission supported through all of its divisions of helping children around the world to read and learn. Recognizing that literacy is the cornerstone of a child’s intellectual, personal and cultural growth, for over 87 years, Scholastic has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them.

Star Falllink23275_1

Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

Student Research CenterStudentResearchCenter

The Student Research Center has searchable material by keyword or topic, including arts and media, English and language arts, business, careers, current issues, health, history, math, science, social studies, sports and technology. The database searches magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.

Surf ReportSurf_Report

The Surf Report is a collection of some great websites that feature opportunities for teaching and learning. Links are appropriate for all ages and cover a variety of topics, from science to foreign languages. Plenty of games to be played, too. Check it out!

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Thinkfinity.org
Families and kids of all ages will find excellent resources for practice, play, projects and reports on thinkfinity.org. Search for a specific topic, or choose from recommended activities, maps, games, reading lists and homework help.

WatchKnow.orgWatchKnow

WatchKnow has thousands of educational videos for children from ages 3 to 18, on a variety of topics. Think of it as YouTube meets Wikipedia, filtering out everything but quality educational videos, the site’s founder claims. WatchKnow.org links together content from traditional sites, and also allows users of the site to improve the organization of the video categories, which makes finding the video you need much easier.”

(Note: The links above will take you away from the Delavan-Darien School District website. The Delavan-Darien School District is in no way responsible for the content on these other sites.)