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Welcome to the Library Corner.

Before you begin exploring our page and all it’s resources,

feel free to take the virtural tour.

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Library Corner

Library Crew

Mrs. R. E. Ramon, Librarian

Mr. M. De Luna III, Library Aide


The library media program will provide a framework of library skills needed to ensure that all Johnson High School learners are effective users of information.  Users will be able to access literature, evaluate and synthesize information, produce critical and creative works in an efficient, effective, and ethical manner.



 

 

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Student's Hub

Language Learning

Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in any of its languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English.   

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul, in partnership with American Humane, is promoting a line of free digital books for students, titled Humane Heroes, that share stories of animal rescue, rehabilitation and humane conservation undertaken at leading zoological institutions, as well as 18 literacy-based social-emotional learning lessons, targeting students in grades 4, 7 and 10. 

Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica is offering all schools and students free access to its "LaunchPacks" science and social studies learning content. The sets are intended for students in K-12 and provide articles, images, videos and primary sources of information, presented in an "engaging interface," optimized for smart devices. The resources are translated into multiple languages. 

LEGO

LEGO is sharing design simple challenges. The company has assembled LEGO designers, creatives and play experts to come up with new ways to help families "stay creative, curious and connected" while at home. Daily play challenges, new play ideas and live build-a-longs are being shared in photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #LetsBuildTogether and at www.lego.com/letsbuildtogether.  

Breakout EDU

Breakout EDU Live is free for anyone to tune in and play. To play go to Breakout EDU at 11 am pt / 2 pm et.

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Teacher's Hub

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NoRedInk

NoRedInk is dedicated to supporting you as you navigate how to teach effectively during this unpredictable and important time. We’ve always provided free access to a portion of NoRedInk, and we’re expanding our free offering today in light of COVID-19. Here's what you can count on from us — regardless of whether your school is open or closed — for the rest of the school year:

  • Hundreds of free practice topics that allow your students to work independently toward mastery on a host of important writing, language, and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective today, free access to our entire Premium Guided Drafts suite, which scaffolds the writing process for students as they craft their essays. All rubric items are fully customizable, and you can assign writing across a wide variety of genres.
  • Free access to NoRedInk's Quick Writes, a lightweight, low-friction way to get students writing regularly across the curriculum.
  • Effective Wednesday, free access to NoRedInk’s Premium progress tracking, allowing you to assign curriculum and track student growth by state and national standards. 

We've also created this guide to using NoRedInk during school closures to help you ensure that your students continue improving their writing skills while learning remotely.

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Newsela

Newsela is providing free access to its collections, including those for English language arts, social studies, science and social-emotional learning, through the 2019-2020 school year. Newsela is an instructional content platform that combines leveled content with integrated formative assessments, culled from sources that include the National Geographic, NASA, Biography.com, Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post and many others. Access can be by individual teacher for the class or district administrator for the whole district.

Kahoot!

Kahoot! has begun offering free access to the "premium" version of its game-based learning software.  

C-SPAN

C-SPAN Classroom has removed the log-in and password requirements for all of the lesson plans and "bell ringers" on its website. Teachers and students can now access any resource on the site. With this new option, teachers can share direct links to those resources via email, social media or within their learning or classroom management systems. The company is also providing Zoom sessions on an individual basis to teachers who want to learn how to use the website and its resources most effectively.

Math

Carnegie Learning's LONG + LIVE + MATH -- a free blend of textbook and software resources to help with math classes. These include math lessons, skills practice and learning videos for students in grades 6-12. The company is also offering free access to its math coaching software, MATHia, until the end of the school year. 

 

Advanced Placement

The College Board is providing free learning opportunities for students preparing for their Advanced Placement exams, which are being delivered remotely in early May. The free help includes mobile-friendly AP review lessons delivered by AP teachers from a YouTube channel in recorded and live sessions. The online versions of the exams will take 45 minutes and can be done from home--for the first time--on a smartphone, tablet or computer.