Library/Media Center

 

Art

Artcyclopedia
View the art of over 8,000 artists.

Artist's Tool Kit
This fabulous site includes animated demonstrations, examples of famous artwork and allows students to create their own online art.

Crayola
This commercial site has fun activities.

Getty Games
Play free online games with art from the Getty Museum.

NGA Kids
Cool kid activities and projects from the National Gallery of Art.

Picturing America
Masterpieces of American Art with innovative lesson plans focusing on social studies and visual literacy. The Tremont Media Center has large print copies of all of the art featured on this site.

Photo Op Snapper
Photo Op is a two part interactive activity that introduces you to digital photography and digital photo editting. Use the virtual camera to create snapshots and explore lighting, focus, shutter speed and compositional effects. After you have taken some photos, transform your pictures into something completely different.
Program must be downloaded to your computer before you can use it.
This ArtZone interactive is suitable for all ages. You can take simple snapshots or create complex artistic compositions by layering, applying filters, and experimenting with various special effects, lighting, and blends. If your internet connection is slow, allow the program to load fully, then come back to play.

The Portrait - George Washington
An interactive version of one of the most famous paintings of our first president.

Career Education

What Do You Like? – Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Information

Common Core

Library of Congress Common Core Resources
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collecions in their teaching.
Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core Standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

2010 Common Core & Revised Standards Templates
From Allen County Educational Service Center

Digital Citizenship

Media Literacy

Media Literacy is the ability to access, interpret, evaluate and communicate information delivered in a variety of medium formats.

Commonsense Media
Lessons for digital safety, citizenship, and research

Media Smarts
Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy

NAMLE
National Association for Media Literacy Education

Advertising

Advertising Tricks
Discover the secrets of selling; this website is from PBS Kids

Buying Smart
Online videos and quizzes help students to see through the sales pitch; this website is from PBS Kids.

Copyright & Citing Your Sources

Noodle Tools
This subscription site will help you create a bibliography or works cited page. Elementary students should click on NoodleBib MLA Starter. This site is used by all schools in Upper Arlington City Schools. You will need a password to access this site. Ask you librarian for a bookmark containin the password.

Copyright Quiz
An online, interactive quiz to help students learn their rights and responsibilties under copyright laws.

Easy Who Is
At this site you can look up who is actually responsiblie for a web site. This helps you determine the bias of a web.

Internet Safety and Netiquette

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three Cyberpigs
In this game, designed for ages 8-10, the CyberPigs play on their favorite website and encounter marketing ploys, spam and a close encounter with a not-too-friendly wolf.
The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategiesk protect their personal information and avoid online predators. From the Canadian site Media Smarts.
Teacher's Guide (PDF)

Cybersense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of the Three CyberPigs
In this sequel to Privacy Playground, for ages 9-12, the three CyberPigs learn some important lessons about authenticating online information and observing rules of netiquette. They also learn how to distinguish between fact and opinion and how to recognize bias and harmful stereotyping in online content. As Les, Mo and Lil discover, "just because it's on the Internet, doesn't mean it's true." From the excellent Canadian site Media Smarts.
Teacher's Guide (PDF)

General Education

Interactive Sites for Education
This site contains links to many online activities that are suitable for Smart Boards.

ABCya.com
A wonderful commercial web site with many K-5 educational games.

Health and Nutrition

KidsHealth.Org
This wonderful site has top-quality, reliable information, games and quizzes for many health and nutrition topics. Information for kids, teen, parents and teachers

Music

NIEH Kids Pages
This wonderful government site will give you the words and play the music for many popular songs. Gather around the computer for an old-fashioned sing-along! Plug-ins needed.

Children's Songs & Lyrics
Another terrific music site where you can hear the music and sing the lyrics to popular children's songs.

Energy In the Air: Sounds From the Orchestra
A wonderful site about all the different instruments in the orchestra; You can even listen to samples of music (RealPlayer must be downloaded; the directions are available at this site.)

New York Philharmonic Kid Zone
A great site with fun music-oriented games, puzzles. and quizzes.

San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids

Sphinx Kids! Classical Music

National Jukebox
Historical recordings from the Library of Congress.

Virtual Keyboard
This site has a virtual piano, organ, saxaphone, flute, pan pipes, strings, guitar, steel drums and double bass.

Public Libraries

Upper Arlington Public Library
With a library card, students can access the public library's online research databases from home or school.With a library card and email, students can reserve materials online.

Columbus Metropolitan Library
With a library card and PIN, students can access the public library's online research databases from home or school.With a library card and email, students can reserve materials online.

Grandview Heights Public LIbrary
With a library card, students can access the public library's online research databases from home or school. With a library card and email, students can reserve materials online.

Science

General Science

Harcourt School Publishers
Science sites that support Ohio's science standards

Exploratorium
Really cool online activities and exhibits from the San Francisco Exploratorium Science Museum.

The WHY Files
Science, math and technology news for childeren from the University of Wisconsin.

Magic School Bus
Science games and activities featuring Ms. Frizzle and her students, from Scholastic. 

TERRA: The Nature of Our World

These fabulous video podcasts are created by the Science & Natural History Filmmaking program at Montana State University.

Earth & Space Science - The Universe

Star Child
An excellent site sponsored by NASA containing both primary and intermediate level space information.

NASA Kids
Another excellent children's site sponsored by NASA, for grades K-4.

Moon Phases
From Star Child

Conservation of Resources & Recycling

EEK! Recycling and Beyond
From the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.

Eeko World
From PBS Kids (Flash plug-in required).

Waste Information
Excellent conservation tips and hazardous waste information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Save on Energy

A collection of fun activities and resoureces about energy.

Planet Protectors Club
Another excellent site from the U.S. EPA with activities and games.

Landforms

Landforms from Enchanted Learning

Landforms
A commercial site with color photographs of the world's landforms.

Color Landform Atlas of the United States

Rocks & Soil

Rock Hounds
Get your hard hats on and go digging for some fun and facts!

Water

Biomes of the World & Water Ecosystems
Click on either freshwater or marine ecosystems, from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Water Science for Schools
From the United States Geological Survey.

Drinking and Ground Water for Kids
From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Aquifer Virtual Field Trip

Weather

Web Weather for Kids
Based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.

Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page
Created by meteorologist Dan Satterfield.

USA Today Weather

The Weather Channel

Weather Underground

General Animal Information

Animal Diversity Web
An excellent online animal encyclopedia from the University of Michigan with a challenging reading level. Type your animal's name in the search box.

ASPCA Kids
Reliable pet care information.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Searchasaurus and Kids Search
Click on "Animals."
These sites are available through INFOhio. When you use these sites from school computers you will not need a password. If you want to use these sites from your home computer you will need the INFOhio passwords. Ask your librarian for a bookmark containing the INFOhio passwords.

eNature
A commercial site with information and photos of over 4800 North American animals and plants.

Exploring Nature
A commercial site created by Sheri Amsel.

National Geographic Kids

NatureWorks
Information on over 200 North American animals.

Ranger Rick
The Wildlife Library has information on many animals.

Insects

All About Butterflies
From Enchanted Learning

Let's Talk About Insects
From the University of Illinois Extension

Bug Guide
Hosted by the Iowa State University Entomology

Snakes

What's That Snake?
This interesting site helps identify 30 kinds of snakes found in Ohio. Includes myths and truths about snakes.

Life Science - Biomes

Biomes/Habitats
From Enchanted Learning

MGB Net
Biomes of the world from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Habitats
From the World Willdlife Fund.

Life Science - Plants

Biology of Plants
An excellent site from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Plant Adaptations
From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Great Plant Escape
An interactive site from the University of Illinois.

What Tree Is It?
A dichotomous key that will help you identify trees.

Search the Internet

Boolify
Kid-friendly boolean searching.

Kids Click
A web search site designed for kids by librarians. Maintained by Kent State School of Library and Information Science.

Social Studies

American History

America's Story
An excellent site created by the Library of Congress.

American Memory Project
Another wonderful site created by the Library of Congress. Look at primary sources from our nation's past.

EyeWitness - History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It
Click on "index" to see the list of eyewitness accounts from many different time periods.

Pioneer Webquest

The First Thanksgiving
From Scholastic.com

Countries

American Fact Finder
From the US Census Bureau

Culture Quest World Tour
From the Internet Public Library

Birthday Traditions From Around the World
A commercial site

Kids Web Japan
A commercial site

Culture Grams (Accessed through the UA Public Library)
Students will need their UA Public Library card number to access this terrific site. Features photos, recipes, customs, lifestyle, and government info for 190 countries - plus a Kids Edition and a States Edition.

Economics

The Bakery Shop
An online video game developed by OSU and the Ohio Council on Economic Educatoion.

Virtual Factory Tours
This site, designed for home schooled children contains some excellent links for showing factors of production.

Kids Eco Posters - Literature Connections
A terrific list of chldren's trade books with economic connections. Searchable by economic concept and lexile.

Econopolis
An online economics education game from ThinkQuest.

Elections and Government

PBS Kids Democracy Project

Ben's Guide for Kids to U.S. Government for Grades K-2
A U.S. Government web site for children.

Ben's Guide for Kids to U.S. Government for Grades 3-5
A U.S. Government web site for children.

FirstGov for Kids
Links to many government sites.

iCivics
iCivics prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative educational materials.

Congress For Kids
Interactive presentations, games and quizzes about the history of the federal government. From the Dirksen Congressional Center.

Annenberg Classroom
Resources for civics education for grade 5 up. Includes podcasts, lesson plans, timelines and videos on the Constitution and branches of government.

Explorers

Mariner's Museum Age of Exploration
An excellent site that was developed with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Explorers from Enchanted Learning
Brief biographical information about some explorers.

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
From the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Immigration

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today
A terrific commercial site from Scholastic. Read and hear the true stories of both recent and past immigrants.

Ellis Island
See if your ancestors came through Ellis Island!

Maps & Geography

Online Maps from Scott Foresman
Printable outline maps of major geographical regions.

Geography Activities from Enchanted Learning

USA Geography Games and Tutorials from Sheppard Software - Mac Version
This web site links to All About the United States. Sometimes the Mac versions will not automatically pop up. Look at the top of the window and find "Mac Users - If games are not working, click here".

World Geography Games and Tutorials from Sheppard Software - Mac Version
This web site links to world Geography Games. Sometimes the Mac version will not automatically pop up. Look at the top of the window and find "Mac Users - If games are not working, click here."

USA Geography Games & Tutorials from Sheppard Software - PC Version

World Geography Games & Tutorials from Sheppard Software - PC Version

Ohio

Ohio History Central
An online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society covering Ohio's natural, prehistory and history.

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Memory Project
An online collection of primary sources about Ohio History.

Famous Ohioans
Information about famous Ohio women, presidents, inventors, Indians and astronauts.

Ohio Quickfacts
Up-to-date population statistics for Ohio from the U.S. Census Bureau

What's the Point?
An interactive site about Ohio's prehistoric people and their flint artifacts.

One State - Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio
From the PBS series.

Ohio Trek
Designed for 3rd & 4th grade students, this interactive site includes the following topics: My Community, Farm Life, Producing Toys, Mound Builders, Underground Railroad and Cultural Groups.

Discover Ohio
Ohio Office of Tourism

Ohio.gov
The State of Ohio's government website.

American FactFinder
United States Census Bureau

State Information

Stately Knowledge
Facts about the United States from the Internet Public Library.

Explore the States
From the U.S. Census Bureau.

Upper Arlington & Communities

City of Upper Arlington
The official website for the City of Upper Arlington.

Kids & Community
Welcome to the website for exploring communities. Includes classroom and online activities.

Franklinton
From Ohio History Central

Columbus
From Ohio History Central

Columbus Neighborhoods
Excellent videos featuring Columbus neighborhoods such as Franklinton, Downtown Columbus and German Village.

Columbus Memory
Columbus Memory is a collaborative project between the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Columbus Historical Society providing access to thousands of images, primary documents, maps and artifacts about Columbus, Ohio.

U.S. Colonial Period & Revolutionary War

Colonial Williamsburg
An excellent site created by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Click on "Kid Zone" for quality information about Colonial life.

American Revolutionary War
From the National Park Service.

Road to Revolution
An online game from PBS about the U.S. Revolutionary War.

Benjamin Franklin
A great site from the Franklin Institute Online.

Symbols of the United States

Symbols of U.S. Government
From Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Symbols of America
A commercial site with an online quiz.

Whitehouse 101
Facts about the White House, fun games, quizzes and images of the president's pets!

Symbols of the USA from Enchanted Learning

Subscription Databases

AP Images
This subscription database contains images, graphics, audio, and text that may be used legally by students for school projects.

BrainPOP
School access

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Staff use only

Discovery Education Streaming Video
Staff use only

Enchanted Learning
Much of this site's content is available without using passwords.

Britannica Online

Britannica Image Quest
This wonderful site from Britannica has over 2 million images that students may legally use in school projects.

INFOhio

NBC Learn
Staff use only. Video resources, primary sources, images and text resources.

NoodleTools
This site will help you create a bibliography or works cited page. Elementary students should click on NoodleBib MLA Starter. This site is used by all schools in Upper Arlington City Schools.

SIRS Discoverer
This terrific site has full-text and images from many children's periodicals, as well as quality reference resources. Results can be sorted by reading level.

Web Dewey
Staff use only

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