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This list of wonderful websites includes Kidlinks, sites that are selected by the PCCS elementary school librarians, and a list of favorites that are selected by Allen School teachers.
Brain Pop Cyberbullying and Digital Ediquette Videos.
Allen School Favorites
Kid Friendly Search Engines and Research Sites
Ask Jeeves for Kids: This is similar to the adult search engine of the same name. Kids can search by asking questions in natural language.
Canton Public Library: See what's going on at the Canton Public Library, youth department. Use this site to connect to other great sites!
Encyclopedia Britannica Online: This online encyclopedia has articles, images, website links and magazine articles about everything. It's great to use for research or just for fun! Contact Mrs. Johnston or Mrs. Hammill for your password. Use is free for Plymouth-Canton students!
Fact Monster: This colorful site includes an atlas, almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, and a "Today in History" feature.
Internet Public Library: Students at the University of Michigan put this site together for elementary and middle school kids. It has games, puzzles and information on just about everything!
Kidrex: Another kid-friendly, kid-safe search engine!
Kidsclick is a search engine for kids created by librarians.
Plymouth District Library: See what's happening at the Plymouth District Library, youth department. Use this site to connect to other great sites!
SafeSearchKids: Another kid-friendly, kid-safe search engine.
Yahoo Kids: Looking for information for a project, report, or just for yourself? This is a great search engine for kids!
Just for Fun
ABCya: Games of every subject for K-5th graders.
Chess Pages: Chess for Kids.
Online Coloring: This site gives young children practice using the mouse while they color over one of forty pictures!
PBS Kids Whiteboard: Work on synonyms, adjectives and other parts of speech.
Anagrams: The words meat, tame and team are anagrams. Can you guess why? Visit this site for some fun anagram puzzles.
Authors and Illustrators on the Web: Probably the best place to find an author or illustrator site!
Book Reviews: World Reading includes book reviews written by children and adults.
Grammar Games: Gorilla Grammar Game, Singular/Possessive Nouns Game, Singular/Plural Nouns Game, Noun Game, Grammar Blast Game and Wacky Web Tales (mad lib game that reviews parts of speech).
Mel (Michigan Electronic Library) has tons of children's databases that are fun and age appropriate. They have just added a few new resources including a K-8 ebook collection and World Book Kids (an engaging online encyclopedia).
Read to Me: Over 100 digital storybooks read by storytellers, celebrities, and authors.
Starfall Online Stories: Younger elementary students can read an interactive story online.
Rebus Nursery Rhymes: Kids can choose from over 50 different rebus rhymes to read. They can also make a nursery rhymes coloring book.
The World of Brian P. Cleary-A website to go along with the "Words are CATegorical" books we have in the library. Play games about nouns, verbs, adjectives and more!
Loads of math games at PBS Kids/Whiteboard.
Fact Practice: A Plus Math and Multiflyer are great sites to help you learn your multiplication tables.
Fraction Website: Equivalent fraction practice at PBS Kids.
Protractors: Looking at protractors.
Rulers: More experiences using rulers.
Webmath: Find answers to all your math questions here!
Kids Health web site goes along with the 5th grade study of the human body.
Just for Kids: This site is filled with science stuff like information about plants, trees, and insects.
Science Builder: Great science vocabulary site. The username is michigan and the password is science.
Weather Wiz Kids: Another cool weather site!
Electrical Safety World: Start off at the Austin Electronics website then click on the link button on the right to go to Electrical Safety World. Learn more about being safe around electricity by reading articles, playing games and reading survivor stories.
50 States: This site has basic information about every state including the population, area, state symbols and famous people from the state! A few other great state sites (with games): Fact Monster , Jim's Pages, Sheppard Software and Ben's Guide to Government.
Civics/Core Democratic Value Site: PBS Kids Democracy Project .
Explorers:Learn about explorers from A to Z!
Find out what happened "This Day in History" at FactMonster.
White House: A great kids' White House site. It has pictures and information about the history of the White House, kids who have lived in the White House and even pets who have lived there!
Teachers and Parents
BINGO Cards: Create 3x3 or 5x5 BINGO cards at this site.
Creating Rubrics: An online guide for creating customized rubrics.
iPads: Learn about our iPads by visiting: 25 Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom, 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners, Appitic (Apple's Distinguised Educators' List of 1800 Apps, Bloom's Taxonomy & iPad Apps.
Kathy Schrock's Home Page: The premier educator's site. You can search for activities and sites by subject. There are also teacher resources such as a tool to create rubrics and math worksheets.
Music: These 2 sites, Making Music and Unleash Your Inner Composer, can answer the question, "How can I help my child with music?"
Puzzlemaker: Make word finds, crossword puzzles, number boxes and many other types of puzzles.
Scholastic: A great resource! Especially helpful if you are doing author studies (look under the Teacher's section and the Authors). Parents and kids also have their own section at this site.
Go to SpellingCity.com to get some ideas for spelling lessons.
UDL: This is the new PCCS technology website. There is information here about all our new software and links to help you learn how to use them effectively with your students.
Writing Fix-You can find anything that has to do with writing at this site!