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Francis Howell has taken a big step in integrating technology into our classrooms. Atomic Learning is a key partner in our dedication to providing the highest quality technology training resources available. Access to Atomic Learning is available to students, teachers, and parents. Please ask your Library Media Specialist for the username and password to login to Atomic Learning or send an email to      [email protected]

—This is an online resource that pairs fiction books with nonfiction books.  This site includes Weston Woods video storybooks.  Several activities for these books are also available.

TrueFlix -  is a collection of True Books for social studies and science. Great for upper elementary students.

 - a collection of science resources. Science books, videos, experiments and news. Great for grades 3+
An online reference site designed especially for elementary level readers.

   Written especially for PreK-3rd grade researchers.   Topics are divided into 4 sections:  Animals, Biography, Earth & Science, and Social Studies.

TumbleBooks—This site is an online resource of animated, talking picture books.  These electronic books can be read or the computer will read the story to you.  Besides the books there are also a number of activities for each book.

Britannica School Edition 
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
—This is an online encyclopedia available on three levels—Elementary, Middle, and High School.  There are many extras, for example, recommended websites for each topic and Britannica Learning Zone for younger children.

—Massive resource of databases includes such sites as:  Kid Search, Student Research Center, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary School Edition, and Primary Search.


(powered by EBSCO Host) is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching.  Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.

Kids InfoBits
-- Features a developmentally appropriate and graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate curriculum-related magazine and reference content.

 Study Island  Study Island—This is a site where students can practice taking Missouri based standards assessments.  Students are encouraged with the option of playing games. 


and BrainPopJr.—BrainPopJr. is geared for younger elementary students.  This site offers curriculum based videos and other activities.  These sites are only available during school hours.

Safe search for kids, by kids!


KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians - with kid-friendly results!


Famous Missourians-State Historical Society of Missouri-

Find full and brief biographies of famous Missourians!  Great information!

Missouri Digital Heritage-
More than 6.8 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and more than 50 institutions from across the state.

Discovery Education
Discovery Education
- Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!

Fact Monster- Online almanac, dictionary, and homework help

Kids Webrary- The given sites are recommended for children from preschool through grade 6, their parents and other caregivers.

Wordnik- Wordnik is all words, and everything about them

World Book Online

World Book Online - Discover articles, videos and photographs in World Books collection of thousands of topics.

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