Library/Media Center Online Resources
For a collection of excellent reference resources for parents, teachers and students, click here.
News for Kids
Social Studies for Kids Current event news.
Time for Kids This site offers the top news headlines with easy to understand background material.
CBBC On this site from the BBC, kids can read the news and even hear some of the stories.
Student News Net This site is news for kids grades 3-5. It includes world news, U.S. news, sports, and reports.
National Geographic News Geographic or environmental news.
PBS Beeswax Picture news from around the world.
Newseum With parent help - This site shows the front page of 818 newspapers from 79 countries.
Typing Pal Students have their own log in: first initial of first name followed by last name without capitals or spaces, password is "whitby". (example, user: jbrown password: whitby).
Sheppard Software number of educational games and with focus on many countries.
US Map A game to learn the geography of the US.
Interactive Spelling Pick your grade level and practice spelling in an interactive format.
Visual Thesaurus This wonderful tool creates mind maps and word clouds. It also separates parts of language, offers a vocabulary grabber and a customizable spelling bee tool.