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Resources for YOU at The Learning Commons @ The International School! Did you know that one of the BEST places to find reliable information is on the Library Homepage? Your student can demonstrate being an Inquirer and being

Knowledgeable by using the resources available through the Library/Learning Commons! Here are some highlights of what you will find on the page!

Destiny Quest-You can check our library catalog for Top 10, New Arrivals, Resource Lists, or just browse for all of our wonderful library resources! We have about 9,000 rather current items in our library collection! Students can log into their own account (UN and PW the same way they log into computers at school) or browse as a guest. Destiny Quest is available anywhere with internet access 24/7!

Mackin VIA-This is where the majority of our ebooks are located! We currently have 219 titles that are available with simultaneous access! This means that many people can read the same title at the same time! Our school log in for Mackin VIA is UN:tis, PW: cougars. Feel free to check out the MANY ebooks we offer to support learning…in and outside of our building!


WorldBook-several different encyclopedia resources are available to you online through our district subscription. At school access is automatic. At home, you need to log in with UN:adams12, PW: 5star. Available to use 24/7! CultureGrams-An amazing place to learn about people and cultures all around the worls. There is a “States” version for US, a “Provinces” version for Canada, a “World” version, and a “Kids” version with a slightly lower reading level. Amazing… and available 24/7. (UN and PW available in the library.)


BrainPOP-An incredible resource for educational videos and activities! Can be used by teachers and students 24/7! (UN and PW available in the library.)

NetTrekker-Ever got lost searching the internet? NetTrekker makes it so easy to quickly find sites that support learning and teaching. It is a filter that only pulls results that are likely to be valuable in an academic setting. Students can browse as a guest or log into their own account to save searches and resources in folders to use later! You guessed it…available 24/7! (UN and PW available in the library.)

Other e-resources•

Edmodo-Social networking for schools! Check with your child’s teachers to obtain “Group codes” that your child can use to join classmates online. Parents can be issued codes to check on their own student’s participation on the group walls!

Diigo-A great social bookmarking site! I have chosen some websites that I think are helpful for staff and students to use. They are shared through this direct link!

And…many other great links on the Library/Learning Commons website!

Blog •

I update the library blog as events and news happen. The blog is found on Blogger and can be found at:

Facebook Page! The International School at Thornton Middle’s Library is on Facebook! You can “Like” us to get updates from our feed. We like to post news on the great learning that is happening in the library and in the building!

Contact us Please feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding resources for learning. We are happy to help! •

Email Mrs. Lott, Digital Literacy Teacher phone number 720.972.5181

Email Mrs. Bender, Library Manager phone number 720.972.8942

January 2013  
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