Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is an independent organization that provides “unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.”   Their site is completely searchable from the search bar in the upper right hand corner. As you can see in the…

Digital Vaults of the National Archive

Digital Vaults of the National Archive is an interactive tool to help students begin to explore the digital holdings of the National Archives. It seems appropriate for both Middle and High School students because it introduces research skills and primary documents. The experience begins with randomly selected artifacts.  The student also has the option of search…

Encyclopedia of Life

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) seeks to “increase awareness and understanding of living nature through an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.”It is supported in its mission by a number of museums including the  Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. EOL provides…

Free Code Camp

Free Code Camp is an open source community that’s focused on teaching coding.  Unlike other online coding sites, all its content is completely free. It is made up of hundreds of self-paced challenges and project builds to help the learning process. They have also created a YouTube Channel to provide short demonstrations of skills.   In addition…

AudioBookCloud.com

Audio Book Cloud allows unlimited access to books in its collection – but it only supports online listening. How to Use  As you can see from the image below, you can search by Classics, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children, Young Adult, and Spanish Audio Books.   Each category will then have additional subcategories to search within. All books…

Open Library

Open Libray‘s organizational goal is to provide “one web page for every book” published, and to date, they have over 20 million book records added to their collection. Through its interlibrary loan system, users are able to borrow books from its collection. If a book is not available online, it is linked to World Cat (an online catalog of…