Middle School Online Resources



Michigan eLibrary

Michigan eLibrary

Residents in Michigan are provided access to a number of electronic resources such as General Reference Center Gold, Health and Wellness Resource Center, LearnATest, and NetLibrary. FirstSearch research databases include Medline, ArticleFirst, ERIC, and WilsonSelectPlus; which provide access to full text articles and abstracts.


Biography Resource Center

Biography in Context

A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people throughout history, from around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.


Compass Learning

Compass Learning Odyssey

This internet-based computer program allows students to work at their own pace and to reinforce the classroom curriculum. It was developed in alignment with the grade level standards set by the State of Michigan.


General Reference Center Gold

General Reference Center Gold

Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, maps, historical images, and newspaper articles.


Google Search

Google Search

Google Search or Google Web Search is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. Google Search is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, receiving several hundred million queries each day through its various services.


Grolier Online

Grolier Online

The main menu at Grolier.com offers direct access to six important online encyclopedic resources.

  • America the Beautiful
  • Grolier Encyclopedia Americana
  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
  • Lands & Peoples
  • New Book of Knowledge
  • New Book of Popular Science

Homework Spot

Homework Spot

HomeworkSpot.com is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.


Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an ELL resource

Mango English courses are in 17 different native languages so students and their families can start speaking sooner. Mango courses focus on the four key components of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.


NoveList

NoveList

NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.


Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints

Designed to aid students in researching both sides of a social issue, while making it simple, fast and rewarding, the Center includes over 60 topics from key reference sources, including full-text articles from over 30 major newspapers and newsmagazines.


PebbleGo

PebbleGo

PebbleGo is an award-winning resource for reading and research. PebbleGo includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. Leveled text, educational games, and multimedia help teach concepts to your youngest researchers. The PebbleGo collections make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children's interest. PebbleGo offers three separate databases: PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Earth & Space and PebbleGo Biographies. All are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports of read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.


SuccessMaker

SuccessMaker

SuccessMaker provides digital practice and instruction for students. Curriculum covered includes Reading and Math. The digital implementation may involve system and content services either on a local or district network, or by a cloud based service.


Type to Learn

Type to Learn

Type to Learn: Agents of Information will improve your student's typing speed and their accuracy by teaching them how to type more efficiently. This link takes users to the software download page. To use the program while in school, students will access Type to Learn from the computer’s “Start” menu.(Start > Programs > Type to Learn). Teachers will provide log in and password information.


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Farmington Public Schools are NOT responsible for accuracy, views, or content of these web sites.

Home Access

See your Media Specialist for passwords and id's for home access to the above databases.

Homework Help

Great Books Online Includes several reference books like Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus, and More
Dictionary Reference Links to reference resources
Guide to Grammer & Style Jack Lynch, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University
Reference Desk Source for Facts
SparkNotes Online Study Guides
Middle School Math Parent Resources Middle School Mathmatics Help
The Math Page

Practice Skills in Math, Algebra, Trig, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Real Number


Research Helps

The Big 6
Step-by-step guide to writing research papers.

Biographies

Academy of Achievement
American History 102: Civil War to the Present:
Who's Who in American History
Biography.com
Biography-center
Gale (free resources)
Infoplease.com: Biography
PBS Biographies
Smithsonian for Students
Who2?
The Nobel Prize Internet Archive

Presidents

President of the United States
Presidents of the United States
Presidents Index - Offers profiles, links to speeches, writings, and libraries.

Teachers' Lesson Plans

About.com's Secondary Lesson Plan Headquarters
LessonPlanZ.com
AskERIC Lesson Plans
Awesome Library: Lesson Plans
CEC Lesson Plans
edHelper.com
Educational Units and Lesson Plans
Education World Lesson Planning Center
Houghton Mifflin Activity Search
Lesson Plan Search
LessonPlansPage.com
Library in the Sky: Lesson Plans
New York Times Daily Lesson Plan
NTTI Lesson Plan Database
PBS TeacherSource
Houghton-Mifflin Site Index
ProTeacher: Lesson Plan Collections
Quia Directory
Scholastic Lesson Plans and Activities
Sites for Teachers
Teachers Corner
Teachers.Net Lesson Bank
Teachersnetwork.org
Teachervision.com's Lesson Plan Finder
TeAch-nology.com's Lesson Plan Center
U.S. Department of Education: Improving Student Performance

Other Teacher Resources

Michigan Dept of Education K-12 Curriculum and Standards
Teacher Tap
Pics4Learning