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Britannica Learning Zone

Engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities for young learners, including an interactive atlas, learning games, audio and video, and vocabulary builders. Teaches geography, time, shapes, numbers, and relevant vocabulary, all in a fun and safe online environment. tags: badgerlink login required children »

Digital Science Online

Educational videos, images and teachers guides on a variety of science topics, including physical, earth, health, life and more. Use "choose edition" to view resources for elementary, middle or primary school students. tags: research tools login required teen children animals & pets »

Encyclopedia Britannica

(Elementary School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for elementary school students. tags: badgerlink login required children »

Encyclopedia Britannica

(Middle School Edition) Online encyclopedia articles, magazine articles, videos and websites intended for middle school students. Includes Compton's Encyclopedia. tags: badgerlink login required teen children »

Kids Search

Provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to discover child-appropriate EBSCOhost content, including nonfiction books and articles, image collections, magazines, and reference tools. tags: badgerlink login required children »

LearningExpress Library 3.0

Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Offers test prep.: ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more; tutorials for popular software: Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, Windows, Apple OS, and more; reading, writing, and math tutorials for all ages.

Please note: If you created a LearningExpress account prior to 1/3/14, you will need to re-register.

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NoveList K-8

A reader's advisory service for children, designed to help you find information about authors, specific books, series information, "read-a-likes" (books similar to ones you enjoy), book and author reviews, book lists, teaching guides, and more! tags: badgerlink reading advice login required children »

Science Reference Center

Provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content, including science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, technology and wildlife. tags: badgerlink research tools login required teen children »

Searchasaurus

An exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching, incorporating safe results from three primary school-level databases. Features an animated, dinosaur-themed interface that helps students develop basic search methodologies. tags: badgerlink login required children »

Student Research Center

An easy resource for students to search by keyword or by topic to find useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc. tags: badgerlink research tools login required teen children »

TeachingBooks

Provides audio excerpts of book readings, movies of authors and illustrators, and guides to thousands of titles and multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature. tags: badgerlink reading advice login required children »

TumbleBooks

E-Books for kids! Includes learning books, puzzles, games and storytime books that are read to you.  Includes a section with teacher resources. tags: children ebooks »

Wisconsin's Digital Library for Kids & Teens

An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. (This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for children and teens.) tags: ebooks audiobooks teen children »

Internet Resources

Great Websites for Kids -- A well-organized list of websites recommended for children maintained by children's librarians from the American Library Association.

Khan Academy -- A non-profit website offering free access to over 3,000 educational videos that cover math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Intended for learners of all ages, including K-12 students and adults. Learners (and parents/educators) may also track lesson progress using this website.

KidsReads.com -- A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors.

Read On Wisconsin! -- Promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout Wisconsin. Allows parents and educators to discuss relevant titles and teaching strategies. Also, children and teens are encouraged to create and share "book trailer" videos for sharing on this site.

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