Special WKMS LC Resource Edition
Tools & Links To Help With e-Learning: March 2020
Free Tutor Help Through DISCUS: South Carolina's Virtual Library
If you have trouble, accessing DISCUS, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the DISCUS password.
Connecting To e-Books: Reading
While the WKMS Learning Commons is not available in person for traditional paper books at present, we do have several great ways to access e-Books. In your "Launchpad," in the bottom right corner of your Chromebook, you will find Destiny (Click here.)
Under this link, scroll down to ebooks; we have over 460 eBooks accessible through Destiny Discover.
Another link for our e-Book collection is through MackinVia.com Here, put in the school name in the first box and your regular username and password in the other boxes. Using this resource, you can access 753 library eBooks from the WKMS Learning Commons.
A third product that allows you to read eBooks is Epic. The WKMS Learning Commons code for Epic during school hours is LEL-6827. Epic Link (Click here.)
A fourth option is through DISCUS, South Carolina's online library resource. Once logged into DISCUS, you can select "TumbleBooks." There are eBooks, graphic novels, "Read Alongs," and much more. TumbleBooks can be found fourth from the bottom under the middle school tab in DISCUS. (I will email out the username and password to you for DISCUS.)
Much Like GoodReads, NoveList Can You Find The Just Right Book To Read Through DISCUS
NoveList Plus Features
NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.
Our recommendations are crafted by experts, and we let you know who wrote a recommendation and why the recommendation makes sense. We offer recommendations for titles, authors, and series. Read more about our recommendations.
Listen-alike recommendations for audiobooks
The same expertise NoveList has always used to recommend print books is now applied to audiobooks. Learn more...
A common challenge for readers -- NoveList Plus has full series information.
NoveList has appeal
Appeal factors are terms that help you decide whether or not a book is “your style”. Learn more about our appeal language
A single place for reviews
Tired of searching multiple places just to find out what people are saying about a book? NoveList includes reviews from professionals (Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal), as well as from readers (via Goodreads). One stop shopping!
Top ten, best of, favorites -- we have hundreds of reading lists that make it really easy to quickly find great books to read.
Award winners, all in one place
There are A LOT of book awards out there -- Caldecott Medal, Pulitzer, Man Booker, etc. We offer ONE place to find them all.
Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch
Explore the following sites, and you can be transported now:
British Museum, London
You can find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895.
DISCUS & TumbleMath Have Teamed Up: Check It Out!
Writing Reference Center Through DISCUS
The purpose of "The Writer's Reference Center" is to guide you through the writing process whether it is for grammar, revising, or research.