Collier Elementary School Library Media Center
Contact

Hannah Pittman

Phone: (251) 221-1125

Welcome

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.

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
https://mcpss.follettdestiny.com/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home
Search the Collier Media Center collection

AR HomeConnect

https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/
Students and parents may monitor their Accelerated Reader progress at home.

AR BookFinder

https://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx
Assistance in locating books available for each Accelerated Reader reading level.

Renaissance Learning

https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/
Students may check their Accelerated Reader progress.

Big Universe

https://www.biguniverse.com/
An online book resource available to MCPSS students.

Discovery Education

https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/public:session/login?next=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpss%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom
An online resource of digital learning materials.

Mobile Public Library

http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/
Search the Mobile Public Library catalog.

ALEX
 
https://alex.state.al.us/
Alabama Learning Exchange is an online resource for teaching & learning.

Helpful Links
Alabama Virtual Library
https://www.avl.lib.al.us/
The Alabama Virtual Library is a wonderful research tool for the citizens of Alabama. It includes: magazines, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and more!

Homework Alabama
https://aplsws1.apls.state.al.us/aplsnew/homework/
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
https://www.merriam-webster.com/
Encyclopedia Britannica
https://www.britannica.com/
Schoolwork Helpers: Fast help for smart students!
Social Studies
Alabama Department of Archives and History   
https://archives.alabama.gov/
Great sections for teachers, students, and "About Alabama."

Alabama's Governor's Office
https://governor.alabama.gov/
Browse press releases, visit the image gallery, or read the latest news from Alabama's Governor.

State of Alabama Official Site
https://www.alabama.gov/
Official website of the state of Alabama supplies access to government offices and agencies, educational departments and related entities.

White House
https://www.whitehouse.gov/
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   
https://www.loc.gov/
Search the Library of Congress catalogs, connect with the US copyright office, get tour information, or ask a librarian a question.

Smithsonian Institute  
https://www.si.edu/
Take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian Institute or find information on its many divisions, events, and new exhibits.

Exploratorium  
https://www.exploratorium.edu/
Just explore!

National Museum of American History
https://americanhistory.si.edu/
Math
CoolMath  
http://www.coolmath.com/
Visit Cool Math to practice math with fun games and activities

Funbrain
https://www.funbrain.com/
Games for students and resources for parents and teachers

Harcourt  
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_math/activities.html
Math games for students by grade level

Math.com
http://www.math.com/
Explore the world of math online for all ages

Brainbashers  
http://www.brainbashers.com/
A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, games and optical illusions

Multiplication.com  
https://www.multiplication.com/
Master the multiplication facts!
Science
Bill Nye the Science Guy  
https://www.billnye.com/
Explore and learn with Bill Nye

Hubblesite  
https://hubblesite.org/
Explore the Hubble as never before!

National Geographic Kids  
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Get answers to your questions from National Geographic

Astronomy for Kids  
https://www.education.com/resources/earth-science/?referral_url=kidsastronomy.com
Explore space and our solar system

Science Bug  
http://www.sciencebug.org/
Find out more about what is in your backyard
Language Arts
Word Central  
http://wordcentral.com/
Learn a new word everyday! Visit Word Central to become a Word Star!

Whootie Owl  
https://www.storiestogrowby.org/
Read, listen to, talk about and illustrate online stories from around the world

Storyplace
https://www.storyplace.org/
The Children's Digital Library: Thematic stories and online activities to complete

FunBrain.com  
https://www.funbrain.com/
Word Activities
Authors
Jan Brett
https://www.janbrett.com/
Participate in contests, listen to her speak, and watch Jan Brett video descriptions of some of her stories

Beverly Cleary
http://www.beverlycleary.com/
Explore the life and characters of Beverly Cleary

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

Kevin Henkes
https://kevinhenkes.com/
Meet the author, read interviews, and explore videos and games

Magic Tree House Series
https://www.magictreehouse.com/
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
http://robertmunsch.com/
Explore the wacky world of author Robert Munsch.

Margie Palatini
http://www.margiepalatini.com/
Laugh out loud with the characters of Margie Palatini!

Barbara Park
http://www.juniebjones.com/
Learn about the life of Barbara Park and have fun with Junie B. Jones!
Magazines Online
National Geographic Kids
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
The magazine's website

Time for Kids
https://www.timeforkids.com/
includes links to current event articles about politics, science, and kids views. Link to the latest online issues of World Report, News Scoop and special issues, all designed for kids.

World Magazine for Kids
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
which has similar resources, but links to articles from previous issues of the magazine.
Just for Fun
Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
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  
https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/
Games, reading, new adventures and favorite characters
Homework Help
Alabama Virtual Library
https://www.avl.lib.al.us/
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
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/?xpop=1
Locate a maps for many countries

Ask Jeeves  
https://www.ask.com/
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  
https://www.britannica.com/
Browse the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, read world news or visit the Britannica store.

Fact Monster
https://www.factmonster.com/
Encyclopedia, dictionary and almanac geared for kids is produced by Information Please. With news stories and a homework help section.

Find Articles  
http://www.findarticles.com/?noadc=1
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  
https://www.google.com/
Search engine returns keyword search results based on relevance of content and the number of links to a particular URL from other sites.
Libraries
Library of Congress
https://catalog.loc.gov/

New York Public
https://www.nypl.org/