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Helpful Tidbits of Information


HCPS has a free subscription to the website Just visit the website, click on "sign in", type in your work email, and you have instant access!

From is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment. helps with your Common Core instructional shifts by...

  • Identifying exceptional and relevant books for your classroom,
  • Providing ready-to-use instructional materials for each text,
  • Exposing students to a range of text types, formats, and cultural perspectives,
  • Analyzing books with qualitative and quantitative text complexity measures.

Resource- EBOOKS

From now until 3/31/2014 we have unlimited access to over 3000 Capstone Ebooks, which can be accessed using the link below and the username and password provided. There are books across all grade levels and subject matter. Please let me know if a particular title helped you for instruction and I will purchase it for school use.
username: captivate
password: minds


Do you love using Teachers Pay Teachers? If so, you may want to check out Teachers Notebook. This is a similar FREE site that allows you to search for premade materials. If you sign up for an account, you will receive a weekly e-mail that highlights 10 free downloads.

Student Logins

Are you having trouble getting a student logged in to the computer? If so, please contact Nancy or I. We have access to a program that can allow us to unlock users whose accounts have been locked or reset passwords should something occur to mess up their password. We are here to help!