Websites Available for Students and Parents
For password information contact the Learning Commons
Creative Commons- searchable picture database with copyright free images.
Learning.com- keyboarding program for 3rd and 4th graders. Each student has individual log in.
Keyboarding Games- Different activities to help with typing practice.
ABCYA - free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn on the web.
Trueflix- Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction ebooks. This site contains ebooks on science and social studies subjects. Please ask your Library Media Specialist for the username and password to login.
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.
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
Raz-Kids - Online leveled books K-6 Reading
Facts4me.com - Facts4Me is an online reference tool for primary readers of English
Highlightkids.com - Reading resource: read-alongs, poetry, fluency
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
resource of databases includes such sites as: Kid Search, Student
Research Center, Book Collection Nonfiction Elementary School Edition,
and Primary Search.
Searchasaurus (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.
is a site where students can practice taking Missouri based standards
assessments. Students are encouraged with the option of playing games.
Students should have user name and password or can get them from their classroom teacher.
BrainPop 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.
The above listed websites are for Independence students, teachers and parents
only. Please do not share these passwords outside of the Independence
Search Engines for Kids
Safe search for kids, by kids!
KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians - with kid-friendly results!
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
coolmath4kids.com - Cool math 4 kids is an amusement park of math, games and more - especially designed for fun, fun, FUN!
IPL Reference Help for Kids- Internet Public Library
Kids Webrary- The given sites are recommended for children from preschool through grade 6, their parents and other caregivers.
Wordnick- Wordnik is all words, and everything about them