from World Trade Press
More than 100,000 downloadable maps! Perfect for school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports. AtoZ Maps Online will also adapt to the screen size of any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Trusted learning resources, BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., and BrainPOP ELL offer cross-curricular animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades K-12. Its topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. Perfect for teachers, lesson plans, students and parents alike!
Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.
Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.
Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
(formerly Kids Infobits)
Great for homework research for young learners. Easy-to-use and features searchable content including books, magazines, news, and more than 13,000 images.
On demand, anytime, anywhere live tutoring for students K-12. Included is a Writing Lab and Send Question Center, which allows users to receive assistance at any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Prep exams and FAFSA assistance also available.
Online account is required if you wish to save prior test results or view prior sessions. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.
LinkedIn Learning has more than 6,600 courses! Learning paths are step-by-step courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and reminders. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.
Get assistance logging in via the LinkedIn Learning App.
Elementary and Middle School students can find fiction and nonfiction titles for school projects and for fun! Enter the title of your favorite book and click on "Find Similar Books". You can also search by your favorite author, title or series.
from EBSCO LearningExpress
A highly-acclaimed, comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, eBooks, and high-stakes test preparation all modeled after official tests. The assessment & training center is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.
Search WCPL's collection of Salem Press titles on literature and history.
Worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, it offers printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Use ScienceFlix by Scholastic to get a better understanding of science concepts and ideas. With hands-on projects, fun videos, and interactive activities your science knowledge is sure to grow!
A powerful online language learning system that builds all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. With 100+ languages to choose from and English lessons for speakers of over 25 different languages, there is something for every language learner. Mobile apps are available for language learning on the go!
Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.
Explore Trek's World, practice reading with cool stories and discover fun facts all in one place! Created for younger children, this graphic-intense database helps you learn while having fun.
Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. World Book Student is also optimized for tablets for the ultimate mobile research experience.
The Be Internet Awesome family guide and fun online game give families the tools and resources to learn about online safety and citizenship at home.
Bullying Prevention for Parents & Kids
Provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
New search engine created by parents to help find camp opportunities for children in the Dayton area.
Family Education Network
Includes resources to cover pregnancy to teen years with entertainment and activities, school and learning, and even meal planning.
Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health
This encyclopedia reference, originally a four volume set, is easy to access now from our catalog. Follow this link and go to middle of page to "Click here to access." It covers kids’ health topics from acne to yoga, and lots more!
Growing Book by Book
This blog is full of great ideas to promote books and reading with your child.
International Children's Digital Library
Treasure trove of children's books that can be read online in many languages from Amharic to Vietnamese.
This free site includes courses in math for third grade through high school, sciences, the humanities and test prep including the SAT, MCAT, and more. "Reward" badges inspire students to stay involved, and reporting capabilities let parents & teachers see student progress.
Online safety tools for young people and parents.
Ohio Report Card Resources
Find out how your local school district did on the Ohio Report Card academic performance ratings.
Information about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.
This site features activities, crafts, and parenting blog posts primarily for children ages 0-6. The site finds ways to make life a little more fun and creative.
We Need Diverse Books
Provides resources to connect youth with diverse literature.
Teaching Kids About Money
How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World? by BuzzFeed
Cost of living differs from country to country. One way to see this is in the cost of basic food staples.
Money As You Grow
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons with corresponding activities that kids need to know as they grow.
Free financial tools, calculators, and resources to simplify choices for your money and your future.
Find games, fun activities,websites, video games, and information about money for kids and youth.
My Credit Union.Gov
Resources, and tips for how you can teach your child about financial literacy.
Sense & Dollars
Practice many effective ways of earning, spending, saving, and investing money in a safe interactive environment.
The Time Value of Money
Video by German Nande of TEDEd
We've all heard the phrase, "time is money",but what do these two things actually have to do with one another? Find out about the math behind interest rates and the equation that will allow you to calculate the future value of your money if you put it in the bank.
What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value?
Video by Doug Levinson of TEDEd
The value of money is determined by how much (or how little) of it is in circulation. But who makes that decision, and how does their choice affect the economy at large? Take a trip into the United States Federal Reserve to examinine how the people who work there aim to balance the value of the dollar to prevent inflation or deflation.