Collier Elementary School Library Media Center
Contact

Hannah Pittman

Phone: (251) 221-1125

Welcome

QUICK LINKS

Destiny Discover
Search the Collier Media Center collection

AR HomeConnect
Students and parents may monitor their Accelerated Reader progress at home.

AR BookFinder
Assistance in locating books available for each Accelerated Reader reading level.

Renaissance Learning
Students may check their Accelerated Reader progress.

Big Universe
An online book resource available to MCPSS students.

Discovery Education
An online resource of digital learning materials.

Mobile Public Library
Search the Mobile Public Library catalog.

ALEX 
Alabama Learning Exchange is an online resource for teaching & learning.

Calendar

ACCESSIBILITY

Open to Students:  8:00 - 3:00

COMPUTER LAB

 

READING ROOM

Teachers can schedule time to bring students in for printed research to complete assignments. Teachers also may schedule time to bring classes in to check books in and out. Students may come to the Media Center on an individual basis with a pass, during their lunch break, or after school to complete assignments and check books in and out.

Links
Quick Links

Destiny Quest
Search the Collier Media Center collection

AR HomeConnect

Students and parents may monitor their Accelerated Reader progress at home.

AR BookFinder

Assistance in locating books available for each Accelerated Reader reading level.

Renaissance Learning

Students may check their Accelerated Reader progress.

Big Universe

An online book resource available to MCPSS students.

Discovery Education

An online resource of digital learning materials.

Mobile Public Library

Search the Mobile Public Library catalog.

ALEX
 
Alabama Learning Exchange is an online resource for teaching & learning.

Helpful Links
Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library is a wonderful research tool for the citizens of Alabama. It includes: magazines, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more!

Homework Alabama
Homework Alabama provides live homework help every day Sunday - Thursday 3 PM - 10 PM. Connect with one-to-one real tutors for Grades 4-12 & College Intro in Science, Math, English & Social Studies.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Encyclopedia Britannica
Schoolwork Helpers: Fast help for smart students!
Social Studies
Alabama Department of Archives and History   
Great sections for teachers, students, and "About Alabama."

Alabama's Governor's Office
Browse press releases, visit the image gallery, or read the latest news from Alabama's Governor.

State of Alabama Official Site
Official website of the state of Alabama supplies access to government offices and agencies, educational departments and related entities.

White House
Visit the official home page of the White House. Includes links to articles, federal services, current news events and activities for kids.

Library of Congress   
Search the Library of Congress catalogs, connect with the US copyright office, get tour information, or ask a librarian a question.

Smithsonian Institute  
Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Institute or find information on its many divisions, events, and new exhibits.

Exploratorium  
Just explore!

National Museum of American History
Math
CoolMath  
Visit Cool Math to practice math with fun games and activities

Funbrain
Games for students and resources for parents and teachers

Harcourt  
Math games for students by grade level

Math.com
Explore the world of math online for all ages

Brainbashers  
A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, games and optical illusions

Multiplication.com  
Master the multiplication facts!
Science
Bill Nye the Science Guy  
Explore and learn with Bill Nye

Hubblesite  
Explore the Hubble as never before!

National Geographic Kids  
Get answers to your questions from National Geographic

Astronomy for Kids  
Explore space and our solar system

Science Bug  
Find out more about what is in your backyard
Language Arts
Word Central  
Learn a new word everyday! Visit Word Central to become a Word Star!

Whootie Owl  
Read, listen to, talk about and illustrate online stories from around the world

Storyplace
The Children's Digital Library: Thematic stories and online activities to complete

FunBrain.com  
Word Activities
Authors

Jan Brett
Participate in contests, listen to her speak, and watch Jan Brett video descriptions of some of her stories

Beverly Cleary
Explore the life and characters of Beverly Cleary

Jean Craighead George
Read answers to letters from children, access great biographical information in the form of text, audio, video and photographs.

Kevin Henkes
Meet the author, read interviews, and explore videos and games

Magic Tree House Series

From Random House gives students access to related fictional books and non fictional web sites as well as new research guides to help plan an entire unit. This is a great example of how to link trade books and the Internet together for students.

Robert Munsch
Explore the wacky world of author Robert Munsch.

Margie Palatini
Laugh out loud with the characters of Margie Palatini!

Barbara Park
Learn about the life of Barbara Park and have fun with Junie B. Jones!

Magazines Online

National Geographic Kids
The magazine's website

Time for Kids

News Scoop and special issues, all designed for kids.

World Magazine for Kids

 
Just for Fun
Enchanted Learning
Zoom Learning Units, Little Explorers Picture Dictionary (with vocabulary in five languages!), hundreds of animals printouts, great graphics, Rebus Nursery Rhymes, Easy Crafts, Geography Units, coloring pages and even activities for preschoolers. Reading level gets harder as you follow more links within their site, and then eventually link to outside resources to extend even further. There's enough to keep your students, Grades K-6, busy and learning all year long

Scholastic for Kids  
Games, reading, new adventures and favorite characters
Homework Help
Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research.  A selection of nonfiction ebooks are also available.

Xpeditions-National Geographic
Locate a maps for many countries

Ask Jeeves  
Your very own information valet - allows you to ask a question in plain English and responds with one site that matches your request.

Britannica.com  
Browse the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, read world news or visit the Britannica store.

Fact Monster
Encyclopedia, dictionary and almanac geared for kids is produced by Information Please. With news stories and a homework help section.

Find Articles  
Offers full-text news articles and features from over 300 publications. Allows for keyword searches and refining searches by subject or magazine.
Search Engines
Google  
Search engine returns keyword search results based on relevance of content and the number of links to a particular URL from other sites.
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