Useful Links

The following Internet resources are made available FREE to students and adults in the Adair-Casey district, at home as well as at school.  Many of these subscriptions have been purchased by the Heartland Area Education Agency. Please contact the librarian, Megan Farnsworth, for login information.  If you have any questions on how to use these resources, contact me at school or at home (742-3388 or 742-3144).

Megan Farnsworth

Adair-Casey Libraries http://accsk12ia.booksys.net/opac/accs/
This is our online catalog.  The records for over 600 school library books have been entered.  A simple search can be conducted using the search box.  You may search by keyword, title, author, subject, or series.  To conduct an advanced search, click on "Expert" or "Combo" near the search bar.  Also check out the News and Messages section for updates about library news and list of new books.

Mackin ebooks <http://www.mackin.com/via>  This is a link to online elementary, junior-high, and high school ebooks and audiobooks.  The titles are grouped into various fiction and non-fiction categories.  The ebooks and audiobooks are available 24/7. There is no checkout or wait list.  All students can read the same book at the same time. The ebooks and audiobooks work on any computer, laptop, or mobile device with Internet access.  There is also a Mackin VIA app.  Search the App store for Mackin VIA. 
 

netTrekker  <school.nettrekker.com>  (user name and password) 
This search engine accesses recommended sites for elementary, middle school, and high school students.  It takes most of the “guess work” out of finding accurate information.

Book Flix  <bkflix.grolier.com>  (user name and password)
This site is for children grades Prek-3 to develop their reading skills.  It pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks and provides numerous activities.

SIRS Researcher  <auth.proquestk12.com/IA>  (user name and password)
This site contains thousands of full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

EBSCO  <search.epnet.com> (user name and password)
This site stores the archives of hundreds of magazines (including children’s titles), newspapers, government pamphlets, encyclopedia articles, and TV and radio transcripts.  Once you are in the site, you may search various databases, including the following:

Searchasaurus (Grades K-5)             History Reference Center

Kids Search (Grades 6-8)                  Science Reference Center

Middle Search Plus                          Literary Reference Center

Funk &Wagnalls Encyclopedia         Points of View Reference Center

Vocational & Career Collection        Professional Development Collection+ERIC

iCLIPART for Schools  <schools.iclipart.com/iowa>  (user name and password)
This site provides royalty-free clip art, photos, fonts, sounds, web graphics, animations, and video.

Teen Health & Wellness  www.teenhealthandwellness.com  (user name and password)
Topics include bullying, suicide, alcohol, drugs, diseases, mental health, green living, nutrition, and financial literacy.

Atomic Learning  www.atomiclearning.com/k12/en/home  (user name and password)
This site provides online training for many of today’s most popular computer applications such as Photoshop, PowerPoint, Hyperstudio, Excel, Flash, and Word.  A narrated video will show you how to use the entire program or only a specific topic.  The site also provides teachers with ideas for implementing projects, technology, and 21st century skills into the classroom.

I Have a Plan  www.ihaveaplaniowa.gov
Students can look up information on specific colleges or careers, or they can take surveys to help them narrow down their choices.

AccuWeather  <wwwl.accuweather.com/premium_login.php>  (user name and password)
This site gives hour-by-hour local and national forecasts (up to 15 days), plus 12 years of past weather data.

AP Images  www.apimages.com  (user name and password)
This site contains photographs, audio sound bytes, graphics, charts, graphs, and text spanning 160 years of history.

Learn 360  www.learn360.com (user name and password)
This site provides full videos, video clips and speeches by subject and grade level.

American History in Video   (user name and password)
This site provides over 4,800 historical videos.

TeachingBooks.net  www.teachingbooks.net/home/  (user name and password)
Educators can find teacher guides, thematic booklists and author/illustrator interviews for fiction and nonfiction books.

Soundzabound  www.soundzabound.com (user name and password)
This site provides royalty-free music that can be used for educational projects, such as podcasts, PowerPoint, news shows, TV broadcasts, digital storytelling, and web design.

Encyclopedia Britannica  http://school.eb.com (user name and password)
This site contains materials for all ages of readers with specific sections for elementary, middle, and high school students.  Some highlights include biography, atlas, dictionary, and timeline sections.

Thinkfinity   <www.thinkfinity.org/search>  (user name and password)
Teachers can find free lesson plans and activities in all subjects and grade levels.