Keystone Elementary School
Knox, PA 16232

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Accelerated Reader (AR)

Accelerated Reader Book Finder

Journeys Reading and Math (ThinkCentral)

Library Catalog (Do a search for books in the Keystone Elementary library.)

Student Handbook (Updated for 2016-17)

Student Portal (Check your grades here!)

ThinkCentral

 

Fun and Games

ABCya!
http://www.abcya.com/
ABCya! is a leader in free & exciting computer activities for elementary students to learn on the web. All educational computer games and activities were created or approved by certified teachers!

Dance Mat Typing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/
Practice your keyboarding skills and have fun at the same time!

Gamequarium
http://www.gamequarium.com/
Visit this site with links to thousands of educational games and activities. This is "the site that swims with learning fun!"

Games Central from PBS
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games.html

Kindersite
http://www.kindersite.org/index.html
Songs, games, and stories for ages 3-7. Free registration required.

Kidnetic.com
http://www.Kidnetic.com

Funology--The Science of Having Fun!
http://www.funology.com/

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Homework Help

B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/
This great site was started when B. J. was only 11 years old!

FactMonster Homework Center
http://www.factmonster.com/homework/index.html?link=fmhpn

Kid Info
http://www.kidinfo.com/

Multnomah County Library Homework Center
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/

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Internet Safety

NetSmartz Kids
http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexfl.htm

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Math

Tick-Tock-Clock Game
http://www.kidsnumbers.com/tick-tock-clock-game.php

IXL Math Practice
http://www.ixl.com/

Timez Attack  
http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm
Have fun with this multiplication game!

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_2.html

A Maths Dictionary for Kids
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
The Maths Dictionary is animated, interactive, and allows you to practice your math skills. Over 500 terms are explained in simple language.

AAA Math--Decimals
http://www.aaaknow.com/dec.htm

"Telling Time" Activities

bulletwww.apples4theteacher.com/clocks.html
bulletwww.teachingtime.co.uk/draggames/sthec4.html
bulletwww.time-for-time.com/swf/myclox.swf
bullethttp://www.kidsnumbers.com/tick-tock-clock-game.php

Subtraction Bowling
http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games/game8.htm
Can you bowl a strike? In this game, it all depends on
how well you subtract. Try out your basic subtraction
facts with this online game, where you will hit a pin
each time you answer the equation correctly.

A+ Math
http://www.aplusmath.com/
Try the math games at this site to improve math skills. Students can use the Homework Helper to check their work.

FunBrain Math Games
http://www.funbrain.com/numbers.html
Pick a game and test your skills. Try Soccer Shootout and Fresh Baked Fractions. Operation Order uses algebra to build a pyramid, and a correct answer in Change Maker adds money to your piggy bank.

Count Us In
http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm
Games designed to help students understand basic number concepts. You may play the games online or download them to your computer--for free!

Musical Multiplication
http://www.gardenofpraise.com/multi.htm

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More Cool Stuff!

State Assessment Practice Resources
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/assistance.htm
Activities to help you practice your skills!

Comics Creator
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/index.html
Use this tool to create your own comics!

How Stuff Works Express
http://www.howstuffworks.com/express-description.htm
This free online magazine is for grades 4 through 8. "The idea behind How Stuff Works Express is to bring the interesting, fun, educational articles and ideas of the How Stuff Works Web site right onto each student's desk. The magazine is full color and 24 pages long, and it has a companion Web site that lets students dig even deeper."

National Geographic for Kids
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/
Features on this online magazine include Amazing Animals, Wild and Wacky, What in the World?, World News, and a daily Fun Fact.

How Everyday Things are Made
http://manufacturing.stanford.edu/
...a site with descriptions and videos of over 40 manufacturing processes, from jelly beans and chocolate, to motorcycle engines and airplanes, to welding and die processes.

Smithsonian Institution for Students
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students/index.html

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Multimedia

Creative Commons Search
http://search.creativecommons.org/

Copyright-friendly Media

http://sdst.libguides.com/content.php?pid=192765&sid=2598362
Links to copyright-friendly images, music, sounds, videos, etc.

Free Digital Photos
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

MorgueFile
http://morguefile.com/

Photos for Class (Creative Commons licensed images; photos have attribution information on them when downloaded.)
http://www.photosforclass.com/

Pics4Learning.com
http://pics.tech4learning.com/

Pixabay (Public domain pictures; no attribution required!)
www.pixabay.com

Music
Jamendo
http://www.jamendo.com/en

Purple Planet
http://www.purple-planet.com/#

Free Music Archive
http://freemusicarchive.org/

Sounds
SoundBible
http://soundbible.com/

Video
Video:
Moving Image Archive
https://archive.org/details/movies

Public Domain Review
http://publicdomainreview.org/

National Park Service B-Roll Video
http://www.nps.gov/pub_aff/video/index.html

 


Reading and Language Arts

StoryBird
http://storybird.com/

Use professional artwork and add your words to create beautiful stories.

Little Bird Tales
http://www.littlebirdtales.com/
School Code:  1251
Write and narrate stories and illustrate with your own artwork that you can create on the site, with digital pictures, or with your drawings that you scan and upload.

Spelling Time
http://www.spellingtime.com/
Type in your own spelling list on Monday and practice your words all week with different activities. This site requires a high-speed Internet connection.

Scholastic's "Flashlight Readers" Club
http://www.scholastic.com/flashlight
An online reading club for kids who love to read!
You must register for a code to use some features.
Check with Mom or Dad first.

One Hundred Favorite Children's Books
http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=60
Check out the New York Public Library's list of children's 100 favorite books.

Children's Books Online
http://pbskids.org/lions/stories.html
http://www.magickeys.com/books/
http://www.storyplace.org/eel/eel.asp?themeID=18
Use any of the above URLs to access online stories writ-
ten for primary-aged children, for reading practice.

Ten Little Snowmen
http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday/snowman/play.htm?f
Early elementary students will be building and dressing
their own snowman as they learn to read the phonemes in
this online story.

MightyBook.com
http://www.mightybook.com/home.htm

Starfall--Learn to Read
http://www.starfall.com/

Between the Lions: Games
http://pbskids.org/lions/games/index.html
Can you scoop letters from your soup to make a word? There are lots of phonics games to play using Shockwave. (primary)

It's Fun To Read
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-b/index/load.htm?f
Click All About Me for some interactive reading about Who Am I? What Is My Pet? And Where Do I Sleep? Have some fun with Bird Riddles and Tongue Twisters. (primary)

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Reference Tools

RhymeZone: Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus
http://www.rhymezone.com/
A useful site where students can put in a word a get a list of rhyming words, as well as synonyms, antonyms, related words, quotes that contain the word, and much more

Internet Picture Dictionary
http://www.pdictionary.com/
This dictionary is for beginning readers. You may also like to use this dictionary to see Spanish, French, German, or Italian words!

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Research Tools

Search Engines for Kids

Easy Bib
http://www.easybib.com/cite/view
An easy way to cite your sources of information when researching.

Fact Monster Online Almanac
http://www.factmonster.com/index.html

Web Site Evaluation
http://www.keyknox.com/businessdept/webeval.htm
How do you know if the web site you are reading has reliable information? Is the author an expert in his/her field or a 2nd grader who did a report for school? Use this link to learn about evaluating web sites for quality.

Big 6 Assignment Organizer (Grades 3-6)
Big 6 Assignment Organizer for Grades 3-6.dot

Critical Evaluation of Web Sites (elementary)
Print this form and use it to decide if a web site is a good source of information.
http://www.schrockguide.net/uploads/3/9/2/2/392267/evalelem.pdf

Power Library (Knox Public Library--to use at home)
http://www2.youseemore.com/KnoxPL/Default.asp?
If you have a public library card, you can use Power Library from home! Go to the Knox Public Library web site, click on the Access Power Library icon, and type in the bar code numbers from your library card.

Power Library (to use at school)
http://kids.powerlibrary.org/Interface/POWER.asp?ID=PL1474

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Science and Health

The experiMENTALS 
http://www.abc.net.au/science/experimentals/

This is a great science site that makes science fun and interesting! (To watch the videos, choose to "change player settings" to choose Windows media player and an appropriate Internet speed.)

Kids Club (from NASA)
http://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub
Grades K-4
This new site from NASA offers games about exploring space, launching rockets, how a comet travels through the Solar System, and more!

Smithsonian National Zoological Park (The National Zoo)
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/default.cfm
You will find many things to explore at the National Zoo's site. By choosing a habitat under "Animals, etc." you can learn about the major animals found there. Maybe you'll even catch your favorite animal on a webcam.

Science Buddies (Science Fair ideas)
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

All Science Fair Projects
http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/

Super Science Fair Projects
http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/index.html

Science News for Kids
http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

Amusement Park Physics
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/coaster.html
Design your own roller coaster!  For older students.

Edheads--Simple Machines Activities
http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/

Funderstanding Roller Coaster
http://www.funderstanding.com/k12/coaster/
Another cool site for designing roller coasters!

Kitchen Chemistry
http://pbskids.org/zoom/kitchenchemistry/
Learn about acids and bases. Younger kids will have fun exploring the kitchen!

Science 4 Kids
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/
This site has stories for kids ages 8-13. Find out how food might be grown in space, learn about lichens, find out how satellites determine where cows roam and why that is important, and much more!

Science Glop Gloop
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/science/glopgloop.html
Recipes for goop, flubber, glarch, slime, and more!

Science Vocabulary Hangman
http://education.jlab.org/vocabhangman/index.html

The Science Game: Who Wants To Win a Million Dollars?
http://education.jlab.org/million/index.html
Jefferson Labs has created a fun way to test students' knowledge of math and science. Choose the answer from a multiple-choice selection and win (fake) cash!

The Amazing Human Body
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/bodyintro_34/index.html
Check out this site for interactive games about the brain, the digestive system, the skeleton, and sensory organs.

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Search Engines for Kids

Sweet Search
http://www.sweetsearch.com/

Kid Rex
http://www.kidrex.org/

Quintura for Kids
http://quinturakids.com/

Kids Click
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/

Kidspace @ The Internet Public Library
Another excellent site for researching!
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/

RedZ
http://redz.com/home
RedZee Search is a new, free search engine for schools. Set up like Google, RedZ can search Web sites, video, images, and much more.

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Social Studies

The Constitution for Kids
http://www.usconstitution.net/constkids4.html

My Wonderful World
http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/kidsteens_welcome.html
This new site from National Geographic will help you learn more about 
the world in which you live. Check out the action kit and games!

America's Story (Library of Congress)
http://www.americasstory.com/cgi-bin/page.cgi
America's Story from "America's Library" wants you to have fun with
history while learning. Using a story-like format, you will be taken
back in time and shown things you never heard or saw before. Consisting
mostly of primary source materials, there are letters, diaries, records,
tapes, films, sheet music, maps, prints, photographs and digital
materials. Many of these materials are found only in the collections of
the Library of Congress. Examples of content include: what Abraham
Lincoln had in his pockets on the night he was assassinated; stories
about Buffalo Bill Cody and his "Wild West" show; the heroism of Harriet
Tubman; the music of jazz great Duke Ellington; inventions of Thomas
Edison; film of an early break-dancer from 1898; and more. This Web site
is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Explore the Pyramids
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/pyramids.html
What can be more fascinating than exploring the mystery
and ruins of Ancient Egypt? National Geographic offers
this online activity to learn about the pyramids--who
built them and how? Who were these kings? Step inside
the Pyramid of Djoser, the Maidum Pyramid, the Bent and
Red Pyramids of Snefru, or the Great Pyramid for an in-
teractive reconstruction, map, and timeline in this won-
derful online journey.

The GeoNet Game
http://www.eduplace.com/geo/index.html
Questions in the GeoNet game are organized into six groups, following the National Geography Standards. This is a great place to build an understanding of geographical concepts in a global context.

Geosense
http://www.geosense.net
Play alone or against an online opponent. Use your mouse to click on cities around the world and gain points for correct answers.

Geography Quizzes
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/99geography1.html#quiz
Scroll down the list and check your knowledge of Places in the News, Country Capitals, Historical Geography, and Rivers and Lakes.

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