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Digital Learning

digital resources available to ESU 2 students & teachers

ESU 2, through cooperative efforts, has purchased subscriptions to interactive web-based multi-media digital resources that have consistently received excellent educator reviews. These resources are available to ESU 2 teachers and students.

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The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
World Book Kids (developed especially for young students) features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.
World Book Student (for students in elementary and middle schools) has the complete World Book encyclopedia plus multimedia, web links, periodicals, and more.
World Book Advanced  (grades 8 and up) has primary source documents and e-books fully integrated with encyclopedia content plus timelines, citation builder, and saved research


ESU 2-sponsored E-Library

in association with digital media distributor
 Baker & Taylor

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Now featuring Early Check In!
Checkout limit 6 titles.
Checkout period 14 days.

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MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTIONS 

Now featuring Early Check In!
Checkout limit 3 titles.
Checkout period 21 days.


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Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.

Differentiated, intelligent software and expert personal support for upper-elementary through university students.

 

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The Discovery Education® streaming Plus online product gives teachers and students anytime-access to a collection of more than 71,000 video segments and 9,000 full-length educational videos from the Discovery Channel (including Life, Planet Earth and Myth Busters) as well as content from other notable partners such as: Scholastic, Weston Woods, NASA, PBS®, BBC America, Library of Congress, Math Mastery, and INTELECOM) --all correlated to state standards and designed for easy integration into six K-12 core subjects.

  • Address multiple learning styles with thousands of encyclopedia articles, audio files, and high quality digital images.   
  • Introduce STEM Connect, a captivating resource connecting students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum and career development.   
  • Travel the globe with Discovery Interactive Atlas, a resource that allows students to explore content directly related to specific geographies.   
  • Explore difficult to understand math concepts with thousands of Math Overviews and Explanations.   
  • Spark creativity in students through editable, downloadable content.

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Gale is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, Gale creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print and in microform.
 



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Visual Thesaurus is a cluster of interactive language and vocabulary tools that allow students to discover the connections between words in a visually captivating display. 

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In cooperation with NET (Nebraska's Public Broadcasting Service affiliate), PBS LearningMedia offers educators FREE classroom-ready curriculum resources and  professional strategies to fully utilize digital learning. The service can be further customized to support your local educational needs. To learn more, contact LearningMedia@pbs.org.

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HippoCampus.org is a FREE, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.

The HippoCampus website uses Adobe Flash. We recommend that you have Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or higher installed on your system. In addition, some of the Environmental Science content require Apple QuickTime version 6 or higher. Be sure to have QuickTime set to enable embedded Flash content (you will find this option in the QuickTime control panel under advanced settings).

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