Digital Resources

 


There are many digital resources available to KPBSD staff and students. These resources are provided by the District, the Alaska Library Network, and the Alaska State Department of Educational Technology.

DISTRICT RESOURCES

Discovery Education – Includes resources for students, teachers, and parents. This resource is especially rich in video and images. Discovery Education has moved to Single Sign On (SSO) for access to DE. It is important that users access through the KPBSD Discovery Education portal.

    • Teacher & Student Login – Username: ID# / Password: Normal Login Password

World Book Online – Includes access to the following: World Book Kids, World Book Student,World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Gran Enciclopedia Hispa´nica, L’Encyclope´die De´couverte, Living Green, Early Peoples, Inventions and Discoveries, and Dramatic Learning. E-books are included in World Book Advanced.  NEW to the World Book Suite of Products are Timelines and Early World of Learning.

Login required outside the district network:

    • Teacher and Student Login –
      Username:  information      Password:  kpbsd

 

ALASKA LIBRARY NETWORK RESOURCES

*The following online resources are a sampling of what is available through the DIGITAL PIPELINE (also known as SLED) which is sponsored by the Alaska Library Network. Check these out, plus many more found at the DP link.

Live Homework Help – Provides online tutoring, homework help and test preparation in math, science, English and social studies. Open daily to Alaskan residents daily from 12:00 noon – 2:00 am. It is not necessary to create a Tutor.com account to use this resource. Simply answer a few easy questions and get connected to a live tutor.

BrainPop Jr. (K-3) and BrainPop – Award winning online resources whose animated curricular content engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Three versions are available as well as free teacher resources.

Alaska’s Digital Archive – This resource presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout the state of Alaska.

Novelist K-8 and Novelist – Excellent reader’s advisory tool. Find lists of books to read, author information, book talks, what to read next and much more.

Academic Search Premier – Academic Search Premier is an excellent source of scholarly journals in all academic disciplines. More than 8,000 journals are indexed and full text is provided for more than 4,500 of them. Most are peer reviewed and citation information is included.

Student Research CenterThis resource is EBSCO’s interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Students can easily choose which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.

Student Resources in Context – This unique portal provides stellar support for papers, projects and presentations that reinforce development of 21st century skills like critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; and creativity and innovation.  Cross-curricular content is aligned to Common Core State Standards, and presents that material in the manner most useful for students.

NOTE:  If you need login information for any of the resources listed above, contact a District Instructional/ Technology Coach or your School Librarian.

 

Discovery Education

50 Ways to integrate.pdf

DE Assignment Builder 2010.pdf

DE Quiz Builder 2010.pdf

DES_UserGuide.pdf

DE Writing Prompt Builder 2010-11.pdf

How to Post DE Assignments to District DE Folder.pdf


World Book Online

World Book Online Handout.pdf