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Additional Resources Outside of Carver County Library

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Due to the effect COVID-19 has had on schools, colleges, and workplaces, many companies have opened up access to additional resources from home temporarily.  This will give you and your students even more support as you work and attend school from home.  

Pre-K through grade 12+ Resources

ABCdatabasesuite from World Trade Press: This gateway website offers 100% free and unlimited access to all six World Trade Press K-12 educational databases through at least September 15, 2020 for North American public and private K-12 schools.

Academons: The #1 Homeschooling App in Spanish for Primary students. 30 days of free access to PRO version: +10,000 learning games for all subjects: Math, Español, English, Science, Geography and History

ABDO Zoom: Online research for beginning readers. Subjects include animals (also available in Spanish language), Biographies, and STEAM learning.

ActivEd: Offers Walkabouts, web-based lessons for pre-K to second-grade students that integrate movement with language arts, math, and reading content and correlate to your state’s standards.Temporarily available at no cost to any classrooms impacted by school closures and remote learning needs.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Access to thousands of historic public television and radio programs.

Amplify Grades K-2: Free read-aloud lesson videos. Students go on a Knowledge Journey through American history to learn about Colonial America, how the United States became a nation, and the War of 1812. They watch videos, listen to read-alouds, and discover new words.

Amplify Grades 3-5: Free novel guides for students and parents. Students dive deep into award-winning novels through writing and reflection, practicing vocabulary, and grappling with questions that promote social-emotional learning.

Amplify Reading Grades K-2 & 3-5: Independent skills practice: Game-based adventures that provide students with instruction and practice in foundational reading skills.       

Amplify Reading Grades 6-8: Free comprehensive novel guides for middle school favorites.

Amplify Science Grades K-2 & 3-5: Self-guided videos that teach students how to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.       

Amplify Science Grades 6-8: Self-guided videos that teach students how to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.      

Audible: Free eAudiobooks for kids (limited time)

Babbel: An three months free for students for the language app Babbel. They offer courses for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian and English.

Beanstalk Interactivel: Educational pre-school children's content.

Bedtime Math: Playful online math problems for parents to do with their kids every day, as well as lively hands-on games. Families can also download the free Bedtime Math app. which delivers a fun new math problem every day for families to do together and is proven to boost kids’ math skills.

Benchmark eBooks Grades K-8: English, Spanish, and dual language libraries featuring hundreds of captivating, content-rich titles! Includes an At-Home Family Guide for engagement ideas. 

Book Club for Kids: Free curriculum and 20-minute podcast devoted to middle-grade books and readers.

BrainpopBrainpop K-3Brainpop Spanish language version: For all ages of learners. Topics include Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health and SEL (Social-Emotional Learning), Engineering & Tech, and New and Trending. 

Username/login/sign in: minitex2020
Password: brainpop2020 

Capstone Grades K-3Capstone Grades 3-5: Key concepts related to Social Studies, including Biographies, Science, States, and American Indians in English and Spanish. Includes teacher and parent resources.

Username/login/sign in: MinitexTrial
Password: MinitexTrial

Infobase: Research databases, streaming video collections, DVDs, and eBooks under such well-known brands as Facts On File, Films Media Group, Learn360, The World Almanac®, Bloom's, Ferguson’s, and Chelsea House. Includes core subject areas—from history, science, and literature to careers, health, and social issues. Available through June 2020.

Username/login/sign in: minitexPL
Password: digital

PBS Kids: Sign up for activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home. You can also connect with their educational games, videos, apps, and more.

Scholastic GO!Scholastic GO! 115,000+ articles covering every core-curriculum subject, from the content of 7 Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia AmericanaGrolier Multimedia EncyclopediaThe New Book of KnowledgeAmerica the BeautifulLands and PeoplesAmazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.

Username/login/sign in: minitex
Password: trial

Storyline Online: Streams videos featuring award-winning actors reading children's books with illustrations. Celebrity readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

TeenBookCloud: Grades 7-12 ebook database.

Time for Kids: Time Magazine for kids digital library free for the rest of this school year.

TumbleBook LibraryTumbleMath: TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Wide Open School: A collection of online resources for kids from many of the top names in education and technology. Some activities and lessons can be done offline or on smartphones. Divided into resources for PreK through 5th grade and 6 though 12th grade.

Zooniverse: World's pre-eminent Citizen Science portal for all ages featuring excellent applied-science reinforcement for school subjects.

Adult/Multidisciplinary Resources

Digital Public Library of America: Photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and more that are free and immediately available in digital format. 

JSTORJSTOR provides access millions of academic journal articles, primary sources, and books. During this time they have expanded free access to content.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries: eBooks and videos on the latest programming technologies, digital photography and Photoshop, and popular operating systems like Mac OS X and Windows, from O’Reilly Media, Inc. Note: Use the "Sign In" in the upper right-hand corner of the page to sign in.

Username/login/sign in: PQ_Public_Complete
Password: pqPuL1bCmpl3t3

ProQuest : Access thousands of articles in all disciplines from this general knowledge database list. Explore the featured databases alphabetically or by subject. Available through June 2020.

Statista: Insights and facts, as well as statistics, infographics, forecasts and studies, across 600 industries and 50+ countries.

 Free eBooks

AudioBookCloud: All-ages audio book database

Internet Archive: A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more

Project Gutenberg: Includes downloads for Kindle eReaders.

RomanceBookCloud: Huge collection of romances

Scribd: Read free for 30 days