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.
In addition to the information/links provided below, see this Ed Tech Resources Presentation.
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
Discovery Education is also fully integrated in Canvas.
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 were added Fall 2018. 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
Pebble Go – Research Option designed for the Emergent Reader!
- Designed for K-3 learner & curriculum (Totally appropriate for upper elementary students as well)
- Leveled for beginning readers
- Read-along audio by professional voice-over artists
- Includes: Animals, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies
Username: Your school number twice (Small schools use 9999) / Password: jkl
Overdrive: Shared digital collection including eBooks and audiobooks. Available to all KPBSD students in grades 6-12. Titles may be read online or downloaded to a personal device.
Username: Student ID Number / Password: Normal login password
NOTE: Teachers use employee number as Username, but MUST change the “e” to the number 9.
ALASKA LIBRARY NETWORK RESOURCES
*The following online resources are a sampling of what is available through SLED (Statewide Library Electronic Doorway) which is sponsored by the Alaska Library Network. Check these out, plus many more found at the SLED site.
TumbleBooks – Includes ebooks, animated ebooks, and videos for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade, in English, Spanish, and French. Flash required to access animated and video content. Available as an iOS or Android app. Paid for by the Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development.
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.
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.
Learning Express – Want to get into the right college for you? LearningExpress is great for students, or anyone, who want to improve computer, job, or study skills. Find tutorials, study guides, practice tests, videos, and ebooks, and much more! Includes test prep for ACT, SAT, AP tests and more.
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.
World Book Online