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Council Library
Council Traditional School Library

With Destiny Discover students can access our print and e-books, Destiny Webpath Express (a collection of safe, educator approved websites), and extra related resources with one search.  E-books and online sources can be viewed anywhere you have an internet connection, which is a wonderful option for CARP and research. 

https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/15208/

CARP
AR Book Finder

Type in any book title and see if it has a CARP test!

http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx

AR Home Connect

Access student CARP test scores at home.

https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/

Renaissance (Take a CARP test)

Tests are taken at school during regular school hours only.

https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/

E-Books
Big Universe

Read e-books.  Many of these e-books are CARP.  Student passwords are:

3rd-5th grade - Username is student login and password (The one they use to login in to the computers at school.) The group name is mcpss.

PreK-2nd grade - Username is student ID (ex. 1940609108) and password is initials plus birthdate in the following format: uppercase first initial, lowercase last intial, 00 Month, 00 Day, 0000 Year (ex. Lm04232010) The group name is mcpss.

https://www.biguniverse.com/

Educational Videos
Discovery Education

Discovery Education has a huge collection of educational videos, images, and teacher/student created boards to learn from. Student usernames and passwords are the same as student computer login and e-mail.  This is a awesome resource for research.

https://mcpss.discoveryeducation.com/public:session/login?next=http%3A%2F%2Fmcpss%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom

Public Libraries
Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library hosts databases full of a vareity of resources, quality encyclopedias, and even e-books.  Go to Student Resources.  Choose Elementary. Explore the wonderful options available.  This is a fantastic resource for research.

http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

Mobile Public Library

Stop by any Mobile Public Library branch and get a library card.  You not only have access to the thousands of books the public library holds, but by downloading the Cloud Library app you have access to numerous e-books as well.  They also have Hoopla for shows.  This is a great option for CARP and research.

http://www.mplonline.org/

Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/

Helpful/Research Websites
Homework Help

Go to this website for assistance with homework.

http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/?q=homework

Biography.com

Biography.com is a collection of quality biographies and video clips related to thousands of people, both past and present.  Citation information is included at the end of each article making this a great site for research.  Please be mindful that the ads are aimed toward adults and that video clips are for a wide range of ages, so please check the rating and content for students.

https://www.biography.com/

Researching State Symbols

State Symbols USA contains articles and pictures of the symbols for each state in the United States of America.  This is a great research resource.

https://statesymbolsusa.org/

Parent Resources
Common Sense Media

This is a GREAT parent resource. Common Sense Media offers reviews of books, movies, TV Shows, Apps, websites and games. There is a huge parent section for help in dealing with numerous concerns facing children as they grow up today.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

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