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Director, Teaching & Learning
Shawn Gard-Harrold
FAX: 407-320-0288

Instructional Materials Manager
Debbie Renne
FAX: 407-320-0401

Finance & Project Specialist
Julie Myers
FAX: 407-320-0286

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Online Resources

Seminole County Public School students and staff have 24 hour a day/7 day a week/365 days a year access to a number of "ebooks" and other digital resources, some of which are district or state provided, and others accessible from the web, that are in addition to their traditional print instructional materials and library books.

ID and password information is available from school media specialists or technology facilitators.

 SCPS Library Catalog Search - Seminole County Public Sch
ools Library Catalog.  Search an individual school's library collection or search all available SCPS libraries to find print or digital ebooks and Online database resources.

  Seminole County Public School Libraries have the iPhone and Android BookMyne apps by SirsiDynix

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 EBSCOhost - EBSCO Host is the district resource for periodicals, including professional journals, newspapers, radio transcripts and Advanced Placement Source with more than 5,700 full-text journals and over 300,000 photos, maps and flags designed for the needs of high school students enrolled in various AP courses.  One easy access page for Student Research Center (Middle & High) Tutorial, Kids Search (Middle & Elementary) Tutorial, and Searchasaurus (Elementary) Tutorial.

World Book Online - World book online provides an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, and other geography resources with age appropriate articles on topics that change frequently with updates occurring as world events happen.  Tutorials:  World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Advanced.

 TumbleBooks - TumbleBooks provides interactive digital ebooks, with corresponding readings of the materials in a variety of languages (if desired).  These interactive books can be used to supplement reading programs and replace older format audio books.

TeachingBooks - Overview- An author resource website that provides access to pre-recorded interviews with popular authors and links to other materials for book studies.  TeachingBooks is a comprehensive site typically used to promote the Sunshine State Young Readers, Florida Teens Read, and the Florida Reading Association children's book award reading incentive programs.
(no logon needed from within district network)

 Florida Electronic Library  Internet resources such as "Ask a Librarian" provided by the Florida Public Library System.

GALE CENGAGE Learning - These databases are provided free to all districts through the Florida Electronic Library by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, in partnership with the Florida Public Library System.  These databases provide access to subscriptions such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library with a variety of ebooks including the Encyclopedia of Small Business and the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine.

 Salem History Reference - Provides access to district owned secondary print reference materials. Includes portions of titles from Great Events from History. Within district
Remote access

  Salem Literature Reference - Provides access to district owned secondary print reference materials. Includes Critical Insights. Within district Remote access

SCPS   Seminole County Public Library

Additional Resources

  Lexile Framework for Reading - Looking for a Lexile measure on a particular textbook or book title? Try searching the Lexile Book Database which contains English and Spanish fiction and non-fiction titles from many publishers. The titles in the Lexile Book Database are not necessarily recommended books, nor should the books be taken as a suggested district reading list.

  Sunshine State Young Reader's Award - A statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3-8.

 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Jr. - A statewide reading motivation program for students in grades K-2.

  Florida Teens Read - A Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Initiative. Florida Teens Read is a list of 15 titles selected by a committee to engage high school students and reflect their interests as well as represent a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and ethnic and cultural perspectives.

  KidsClick! - Web search for kids by librarians.

   Ask Kids- Need an answer to a question? Just Ask Kids.

The Library of Congress
  American Memory
  The Learning Page...especially for teachers
  America's Story from America's Library
  The Wise Guide

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