Library/Media Center Links

Ridgewood School Library Catalog


Media Smarts

Digital Citizenship, Media Literacy & Internet Safety
Media Literacy is the ability to access, interpret, evaluate and communicate information delivered in a variety of medium formats. Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy provides resources to help young people develop critical thinking skills and to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

 

INFOhio's Biography Reference Bank

Detailed biography database for upper elementary students. Password protected when at home, see your media specialist for assistance.

Ohio History Central - People

A great site with detailed information about famous Ohioans.

Who Was?

A fun, interactive site for the popular Who Was? book series.

Hour of Code

Coding tutorials, games, printable and challenges for beginners and those who know some coding.

Kodable

K-2 friendly web and app-based coding site.

Scratch

Free programming resource and online community from MIT. You can use tutorial or create on your own.

Tinkercad

3D Designs, electronics and coding

ABCya

Good for keyboarding and computer skills

Type to Learn

Good for keyboarding and computer skills

 

A+ Math

Math games, flashcards and a homework helper.

AAA Math

Kindergarten through eighth-grade math problems.

Ask Numbers

This site will help you do many different kinds of unit conversions.

Fishy Count

A fun counting game from the commercial site Primary Games.

Funbrain Math Zone

A variety of math games and video clips.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra

Visit the Springfield Symphony to learn about our local orchestra, musicians, and special events.

Philharmonia Orchestra YouTube Channel

View performances and informational videos from Philharmonia Orchestra in London, UK.

KidsHealth.org

This wonderful site has top-quality, reliable information, games and quizzes for many health and nutrition topics. Information for kids, teen, parents and teachers.

Sports Illustrated Kids

A website about football, baseball, and more.

BookFlix 
Explore the world of reading.

Starfall (grades Pre K - 3)
A fun way to learn to read while learning about art, music, poetry and more.

Scroll down to READ and click on a book (Grades 2 - 6)
Scroll down to MORE BOOKS and choose a genre (Grades 2-6)

Storyline Online (grade Pre K - 4) 
Actors and actresses read books aloud to the viewer. Activity sheets that go along with the books may be printed.

Books are listed by category and theme.

INFOhio

Research resources for students in grades K-5.  Includes online encyclopedias World Book Kids (grades K-2) and World Book Student (grades 3-5)

Animal Information

Animal Diversity Web
An excellent online animal encyclopedia from the University of Michigan with a challenging reading level. Type your animal's name in the search box.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

National Geographic Kids

NatureWorks
Information on over 200 North American animals.

Ranger Rick
The Wildlife Library has information on many animals.

Zoo Borns
The newest, cutest animals from the world’s zoos and aquariums

Conservation of Resources & Recycling

EEK! Recycling and Beyond
From the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.

Planet Protectors Club
Another excellent site from the U.S. EPA with activities and games. 

General Science

Harcourt School Publishers
Science sites that support Ohio's science standards

Magic School Bus
Science games and activities featuring Ms. Frizzle and her students, from Scholastic.

Insects

All About Butterflies
From Enchanted Learning

Let's Talk About Insects
From the University of Illinois Extension

Landforms

Landforms from Enchanted Learning
A commercial site with color photographs of the world's landforms.

Life Science - Biomes

Biomes/Habitats
From Enchanted Learning

MGB Net
Biomes of the world from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Life Science - Plants

Biology of Plants
An excellent site from the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Plant Adaptations
From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Great Plant Escape
An interactive site from the University of Illinois.

What Tree Is It?
A dichotomous key that will help you identify trees.

Snakes

What's That Snake?
This interesting site helps identify 30 kinds of snakes found in Ohio. Includes myths and truths about snakes.

Weather

Web Weather for Kids
Based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.

American History

America's Story
An excellent site created by the Library of Congress.

EyeWitness - History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It
Click on "index" to see the list of eyewitness accounts from many different time periods.

Elections and Government

PBS Kids Democracy Project
Election focused resource to help kids understand presidential elections.

Ben's Guide for Kids to U.S. Government
A U.S. Government website for children.

Explorers

Mariner's Museum Age of Exploration
An excellent site that was developed with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Explorers from Enchanted Learning
Brief biographical information about some explorers.

Immigration

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today
A terrific commercial site from Scholastic. Read and hear the true stories of both recent and past immigrants.

Maps & Geography

Geography Activities from Enchanted Learning
Games, puzzles and other geography printables.

USA Geography Games and Tutorials from Sheppard Software - Mac Version
This web site links to All About the United States. Sometimes the Mac versions will not automatically pop up. Look at the top of the window and find "Mac Users - If games are not working, click here."

World Geography Games and Tutorials from Sheppard Software - Mac Version
This web site links to world Geography Games. Sometimes the Mac version will not automatically pop up. Look at the top of the window and find "Mac Users - If games are not working, click here."

USA Geography Games & Tutorials from Sheppard Software - PC Version

World Geography Games & Tutorials from Sheppard Software - PC Version

Ohio

Ohio History Central
An online encyclopedia from the Ohio Historical Society covering Ohio's natural, prehistory and history.

Ohio Historical Society
Learn about programming and exhibits at the Ohio History Center.

Ohio Memory Project
An online collection of primary sources about Ohio History.

What's the Point?
An interactive site about Ohio's prehistoric people and their flint artifacts.

Symbols of the United States

Symbols of America
A commercial site with an online quiz.

Symbols of the USA from Enchanted Learning
Printables and games related to United States symbols.

Be sure to click on English (top left corner and change the word to Espanol)