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Read It

You will need usernames and passwords to access some of the resources listed below. O-F Google login required to access this link.)

Read Online

NEWS ELA
Non-fiction & current event articles grades 2-8

Freedom Flix (provided by CESA 10)
Interactive social studies books for grades 5-8
Password required!

Science Flix (provided by CESA 10)
Interactive science books for grades 6 and up
Password required!

TumbleBookCloud (provided by CESA 10)
E-books, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books
Password required!

TumbleBooks (provided by CESA 10)
Animated children's books grades 4K-8
Password required!

Discover Good Books

Book Trailers for Readers (provided by M. Harclerode, Teacher Librarian)
Short videos highlighting good books for kids and teens

Golden Archer Award Winners (provided by WEMTA)
Lists of award-winning books chosen by Wisconsin students

Guys Read (founded by Jon Scieszka)
Book lists, book reviews, and author links for guys

Middle School Book Trailers (provided by Ms. Krueger & OFMS students)
Short videos highlighting good books for middle school students
Want to make and share a book trailer? Let Ms. Krueger know!

NoveList (provided by Badgerlink)
Fiction recommendations with read-alikes, reading lists and more

NoveList K-8 (provided by Badgerlink)
Children's fiction recommendations with read-alikes, reading lists and more

Read Kiddo Read (provided by James Patterson)
Book reviews, reading lists and opportunities to win free books!

Read on Wisconsin! (provided by CCBC at UW-Madison)
Book trailers, reviews and reading lists

TeachingBooks.net (provided by Badgerlink)
Book trailers, reading lists, book excerpts, read alouds, author resources


Research It

Reliable Resources for Middle School

You will need usernames and passwords to access some of these resources. (O-F Google login required to access this link.)

E-Books Reference General
Database
Subject-Specific Databases
Book Collection iconFull text
non-fiction e-books
(provided by Badgerlink)

Britannica School Middle icon

Online
encyclopedia
(provided by Badgerlink)

Scholastic Go icon

Several
databases
(provided by CESA 10)
Password Required!

Culture Grams icon

Several
databases
(provided by O-F LMC)

Freedom FlixFull text
history e-books
(provided by CESA 10)
Password Required!

Funk & Wagnalls icon

Online
encyclopedia
(provided by Badgerlink)

Explora icon

General
database
(provided by Badgerlink)

History Reference Center icon

History
database
(provided by Badgerlink)

Science Flix icon

Full text
science e-books
(provided by CESA 10)
Password Required!

InfoPlease IconAtlas, Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus

Middle Search Plus icon

General
database
(provided by Badgerlink)

SIRS Issues Researcher icon

Controversial Issues
database
(provided by O-F LMC)

MAS Ultra icon

General
database
(provided by Badgerlink)

Science Reference Center icon

Science
database
(provided by Badgerlink)

MasterFile Premier icon

General
database
(provided by Badgerlink)

Research Guides

BrainPop: Research
Learn about research tools and resources

BrainPop: Internet Search
Learn how to narrow and exclude items from your search

Badgerlink: Research Guide
Learn the six steps to completing a research report

McDougal Littell: Doing Research on the Web
Learn the tools and strategies for doing Internet research

Common Sense Media: Strategic Searching
Learn strategies for effective Internet searches

Colorado State University: Boolean Searches
Learn how to do effective searches by using AND, OR, NOT

Research Building Blocks: Choosing the Best Print Resources
Click on "Go to Demo" to learn how to analyze the reliability of print sources

How to Judge the Reliability of Internet Information
Learn how to analyze the reliablity of Internet sources


Learn It

Class Resources

6th Grade Language Arts Research Project
Resources for Mrs. Richards' Animal Research Project

Coming Soon - 7th Grade Language Arts Research Project
Resources for Mrs. Richards' Famous Person Research Project

8th Grade Langue Arts Research Project
Resources for Ms. Simpson's Country Research Project

Guides

MLA Format (7th ed.)
Learn how to properly cite sources in the MLA format

Tutorials

Atomic Learning
Learn how to use a variety of computer programs and apps


See It

Photos Free of Copyright

The following sites contain photos that are free from copyright, so you don't have to ask for the photographer's permission to use them. Remember that all of the photographs you use should be cited under the picture and included on your works cited page unless the source specifically states that attribution is not required!

FreeDigitalPhotos
Only allows a small picture download for free

IM Free
Be sure to use the search box in the center of the page

MorgueFile
Select "Free Photos" from the dropdown menu to the right of the search box

National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library
Photos are Public Domain

Pixabay
Note that sponsored pictures from Photostock are NOT copyright free!

StockSnap.io

Unsplash


Watch It

Reliable Video Resources for Middle School

You will need usernames and passwords to access some of these resources. (O-F Google login required to access this link.)

BrainPop
Animated videos
Covers all school subjects
Password required!
(provided by Osseo-Fairchld LMC)

FreedomFlix
Brief history videos
Full text history e-books
Password required!
(provided by CESA 10)

Learn 360
Streaming videos
Covers all school subjects
Password required!
(provided by Osseo-Fairchild LMC)

ScienceFlix
Brief science videos
Full text science e-books
Password required!
(provided by CESA 10)

Wisconsin Media Lab
Videos and animations
Also includes images
Password required outside of school!
(provided by Badgerlink)


Make It

Music & Sound Effects

The following sites contain music and/or sound effects that are free from copyright, so you don't have to ask for the creator's permission to use them. Remember that all of the music/sound effects that you use should be cited on your works cited page unless the source specifically states that attribution is not required!

Please note that Google Presentation does not support music and sound effects the way Microsoft PowerPoint does. This tutorial video will show you how you can include a link to your animal's sound effect if you would like to include in in your presentation. If you need additional help, please contact Mrs. Krueger in the LMC.

Animal Sounds
Browse by category only: no search box

Nifter Animal Sound Effects
Browse only: no search box.

SoundBible Animal Sounds
Music & sounds from Creative Commons and Public Domain

Soundzabound (provided by Badgerlink)
Royalty-free music for education

Photo Editing

Pixlr Express
Create photo collages, edit photos, add borders/stickers/text

BigHugeLabs
Create photo collages, add mats, create trading cards, add frames

PicMonkey
Edit photos, create photo collages, add borders/stickers/text

SumoPaint
Edit photos

Fotor
Edit photos, create photo collages, add text


Teach It

Do you have a tool or resource that you'd like to share with staff?
Are you willing to be listed as a mentor for any of the tools or resources on this page?Please contact Lisa Krueger.