Empower learners with digital citizenship skills to navigate today’s virtual landscape. Interactive activities guide students through project-based learning activities using digital tools to create podcasts, multimedia presentations, social media campaigns, and more. Database articles explore cyberbullying, digital research skills, citizen journalism, and more. Digital Literacy will give your students and patrons the skills to be savvy digital citizens!
This award-winning resource provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national and provincial standards. Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying and LGBTQ+ information. It has recently been updated to meet the needs of today’s teens and with new content on bullying, suicide, vaping, opioid abuse, gender identity, school safety, sexual harassment, COVID-19 and more.
The Rosen Financial Literacy database makes economics and personal finance easy to understand and highly engaging. Articles explore macro-, micro-, and global economics as well as personal and household finance. Users will learn to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement and avoid fraud and scams. Financial Literacy is an online economics and personal finance resource specifically designed for students in grades 7–12, but can easily benefit adults.
Resources from the Missouri State Library
These projects are supported by the institute of Museum and Library Sciences under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the secretary of state's office.
Missouri Digital Heritage is a collaborative collection of information about Missouri history online from the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library, and institutions across the state. Provided curricula enable educators and students to develop a greater appreciation for the rich heritage of Missouri
Book Connections contains resources to engage readers from over 260,000 books including Meet-the-Author movies, audio name pronunciations, audio book readings, discussion guides, vocabulary lists, and more. these are perfect tools to use with book clubs, reading groups, and reader's advisory.
Gale Presents: Excel High School is a regionally accredited online high school that offers traditional high school programs for high school age and adult learners.
Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians of all ages who are unable to read standard print materials due to visual impairment, blindness, physical disability or reading disability, either temporary or permanent. There is no charge whatsoever to the patron for the following:
Loan of audio, braille and large-print books and magazines
Loan of digital audio players
Audiobook downloads available 24 hours a day through the website
Accessible newspapers and magazines
Shipping through the United States Postal Service
Currently, over 8,000 Missourians actively use Wolfner Library.
The library's collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio, braille, and large-print books for all ages. Over seventy (70) magazine subscriptions are available, and the library loans digital playback machines to those using audiobooks.
Wolfner Library is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City, Missouri.
If you have access to a computer, tablet, mobile device, or third-party player with internet capabilities, please make use of our BARD download website and BARD mobile app, which allow you to access all of our talking books and digital braille files.
You also may be interested in listening to newspapers and magazines over the phone through the National Federation of the Blind's Newsline program. For more information about Newsline, call 866-504-7300. You may also call the Xavier Society for the Blind at 800-637-9193 to learn about their selection of books and publications, or JBI International at 800-433-1531.
ABCya - ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Our activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. We even have games that are just plain fun (and safe) to play! With so much variety, there is sure to be something for kids at all learning levels and styles.
Khan Academy - A personalized learning resource for all ages Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. We focus on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there's no limit to what they can learn next!
Storyline Online - The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
Prodigy Game - The engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers and admins. No cost, ever. Easily motivate 1st to 8th grade students to learn and practice math. Accessible at home or in class!
AmblesideOnline - AmblesideOnline is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason's classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world. AO's detailed schedules, time-tested methods, and extensive teacher resources allow parents to focus effectively on the unique needs of each child.