Hubbard School Library E-News

March 14, 2014

News Websites for Students

  • Go Go News is a news website designed for elementary school students. The site features many short news stories that can be read and listened to. The stories that Go Go News covers aren't hard, breaking news stories. The stories are more of a interesting and educational nature.


  • Youngzine is an online source of news, sports, and entertainment stories for elementary school students. Students will find stories to read and videos to watch in each of the information categories. Each news story is accompanied by a Google Map that has a placemark indicating where the story takes place.


  • CNN Student News is an excellent resource for middle school and high school current events lessons. The roughly ten minute episodes feature US stories, a world news stories, a "shout out" to a classroom, and a quick quiz. Transcripts for each show are available for download as are suggested viewing questions to cover with your students.


This information can be found at The Corona-Norco Schools Educational Foundation website at http://www.cnsef.org/Page/258


  • DOGO News - There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news map for kids! Add your comments, read reviews of cool websites, and more!


  • Time for Kids Online This popular weekly news magazine is presented to many classrooms in the U.S. and their Web site has much more information. This site offers the top news headlines with easy to understand background material, plus information that kids want to know about like interviews with authors, homework help and games that test your knowledge.


  • Simplybox - Grades K to 12-- Simplybox is an online space for collecting pieces of content from throughout the web: parts of web pages, images, recipes, passages of text, entire web pages, etc. Each "box" can hold and arrange a mixture of contents and can include comments from those creating the box and those who see it. Everything moves by simply selecting and drag/drop. You can also create "boxes" that are shared among many Simplybox member/users, with each being able to add content and comments. You can publicly share boxes and allow comments by sharing the URL. To access the comment area, click "view" and choose "list view."


  • Capzles - Capzles Grades 2 to 12 -- Use this free online tool to create timelimes embedded with media that can be shared with others. Create timelines that include music, pictures and photos, video and text.

Free Nonfiction Ebooks Available Through EBSCO

Did you know that Points of View, the EBSCO database devoted to controversial issues, includes nonfiction ebooks for students in grades K-5?


ACCESS: Click the link here -- Points of View and then search for books using the Browse Publications search box.


The Points of View interface does not present the pages in ebook format. Instead the complete text of the chapter is combined into a single HTML file including the illustrations. One of the features of Points of View is “read it to me” icon so that struggling readers can have the selected article read aloud.


Click on one of the links to a chapter of Endangered Monk Seals and give it a try.


A list of forty-one titles written for typical K-5 assignments included in the Points of View Reference Center follows the demo title.


Endangered Monk Seals by Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing 2004

· FINDING FOOD / Lexile 850
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=18033482&site=pov-live

· A MONK SEAL'S LIFE CYCLE / Lexile 850
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=18033483&site=pov-live\

· MONK SEAL HABITATS / Lexile 820
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=18033481&site=pov-live

· BUILT FOR SWIMMING / Lexile 760
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=18033480&site=pov-live

· WHAT ARE PINNIPEDS! / Lexile 750
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=18033479&site=pov-live

· MONK SEALS ARE MAMMALS / Lexile 560
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pwh&AN=18033478&site=pov-live


Below is a list of other titles that are available.


Resources for K-5 students included in Points of View

· Endangered Komodo Dragons / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2005

· Endangered Monk Seals / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2004

· Endangered Mountain Gorillas / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2005

· Endangered Rhinoceros / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2004

· Endangered Sea Turtles / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2004

· Endangered Tigers / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2004

· Endangered Wolves / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2005

· Famous Native North Americans / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2004

· Afghanistan: The Culture / Erinn Banting, Crabtree Publishing, 2003

· Afghanistan: The People / Erinn Banting, Crabtree Publishing, 2003

· China: The Culture / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

· China: The Land / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

· China: The People / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

· India: The Culture / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

· Iraq: The Culture / April Fast, Crabtree Publishing, 2005

· Iraq: The Land / April Fast, Crabtree Publishing, 2005

· Iraq: The People / April Fast, Crabtree Publishing, 2005

· Ireland: The Culture / Erinn Banting, Crabtree Publishing, 2002

· Israel: The Culture / Debbie Smith, Crabtree Publishing, 1999

· Israel: The People / Debbie Smith, Crabtree Publishing, 1999

· Mexico: The People / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2002

· Pakistan: The Culture / Carolyn Black, Crabtree Publishing, 2003

· Pakistan: The People / Carolyn Black, Crabtree Publishing, 2003

· Russia: The Culture e / Greg Nickles, Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· Russia: The Land / Greg Nickles., Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· Russia: The People / Greg Nickles., Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· South Africa : the people / Clark, Domini, Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· Vietnam: The Culture / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2002

· Vietnam: The People / Bobbie Kalman, Crabtree Publishing, 2002

· 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet / Dennis Denenberg, Lerner Publishing Group, 2002

· 9 Things Kids Can Do to Save America's Rivers pamphlet published / American Rivers , 1994

· We Came to North America: The Africans / Jen Green, Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· We Came to North America: The Chinese / Lorien Kite, Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· We Came to North America: The French / Casey Horton, Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· We Came to North America: The Germans / Greg Nickles, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

· We Came to North America: The Irish / Greg Nickles, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

· We Came to North America: The Italians / Greg Nickles, Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· We Came to North America: The Japanese / Greg Nickles, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

· We Came to North America: The Jews / Casey Horton, Crabtree Publishing, 2000

· We Came to North America: The Poles / Greg Nickles, Crabtree Publishing, 2001

Media Center Resources

Below are links to the Media Center resources.


Please disregard any email you receive from an event you create on any of the Media Center resource calendar saying that your event was declined.

How can we help you?

Amy E. Slade, MLIS

sladea@hubbard.k12.oh.us


Mary Ann Smiley

smileym@hubbard.k12.oh.us