Lower School Online Resources

For the most reliable access, please consider using a browser that supports modern Web standards; Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Google Chrome 4+, and Apple Safari 4+ are but a few of these. If you are off campus, you will need to log into the McDonogh Web site before accessing the databases.

Biography In Context Information on well-known people: magazine articles, dictionary, video, audio, and podcasts in a weblike portal.

BookFlix Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

BrainPop Animated movies, together with quizzes, supplemental information and related materials, covering subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering, technology, health, arts and music. Designed for students of all ages.

CultureGrams CultureGrams goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

NoveList K-8 Plus NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.

PebbleGo PebbleGo, the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research, includes database options for Animals, Earth and Space, and Biographies. All have the built in reading and research tools made popular with PebbleGo Animals. Leveled text, educational games, and videos support science concepts for your youngest researchers.

PebbleGo Next Launching with States and American Indian studies content, PebbleGo Next is carefully aligned for grades 3-6. The PebbleGo Next database is simple to navigate and offers key reading supports, such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting, along with a variety of downloadable content.

ScienceFlix A new online database featuring information and resources designed to help students explore and investigate Earth Science, Space Science, Life Science, Health and Human Body, Physical Science, Technology and Engineering.

SIRS Discoverer General Reference Database Designed for Young Researchers. World almanac, dictionary, thesaurus and articles about people, places, events, world maps, and fun projects.

Current events, country facts, pictures, and biographies are included.

TrueFlix TrueFlix is an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. TrueFlix is based on the True Books print series published by Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Library Publishing. TrueFlix is published by Scholastic Inc., with editorial development, content management, and engineering provided by Scholastic Digital Learning Solutions.

Tumble Book Library The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

World Book Reference Center Articles, pictures, atlas, dictionary and Maryland information with citations at the end of each article


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