Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
BrainPOP Jr. is an online education tool for students in grades K-3. It's full of fun video and learning activities that engage young learners.
Easy to use website with answers to all those questions about a country’s geography, history, peoples, customs, lifestyles and society. In-depth profiles of countries and territories worldwide. 200+ United Nations-member countries included. Create comparison tables for multiple countries. Browse the Photo Gallery or Recipe Collection for that added touch of local flavor. Find essential facts on the 50 U.S. States, including maps, mottoes and flags, and much more.
Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with a variety of features!
For K-5 students and their teachers/parents. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Learn360 is provided by Discus for the citizens of SC for educational purposes only. Access this resource from home or inside the library using the Discus username and password.
Learn360 has over 147,000 multimedia assets for Pre-K through Grade 12 and covers all subject areas. This includes: amazing videos from more than 200 producers such as Reading Rainbow, A&E, Jim Henson, and Weston Woods; interactive learning tools; science experiments; maps; fact sheets; and teacher guides.
In eight world languages, MUZZY Online is a comprehensive, interactive and fun way to learn a second language!
With its fun and intuitive interface NoveList K-8 Plus helps match young readers with the perfect book.
For kids preschool through 8th grade. Browse books, watch 3-D animated video book reviews and reserve books from our catalog.
This site is loaded with South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects, and more. StudySC will also provide teachers with lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities. From artist biographies to Native American tribes and Civil War timelines, get it all at StudySC. StudySC is a website that provides online content to support South Carolina-specific curriculum standards. StudySC, created by the South Carolina State Library, makes available a student-friendly environment arranged by grade level and by subject area where students can find the information they need fast.
The TumbleBook Library collection includes over 500 fiction and non-fiction animated and talking story, and chapter books. Also included in the collection are French and Spanish books as well as National Geographic videos, puzzles, games, and songs; all resources designed to teach children the joy of reading and learning.
During this time of school closings and students learning from home due to COVID-19, this resource has been made accessible for free by TumbleBooks until August 31, 2020. Access is coordinated through the SC State Library and Discus.
TumbleMath is a collection of math picture books for kindergarten through 6th grade. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.
Due to the recent school closings related to the COVID-19 virus, the State Library has temporarily added Tutor.com to Discus until June 30, 2020 with real time tutoring from 8am-10pm Sunday – Saturday.
Please note: Some of the services available in Tutor.com require the creation of a personal account.
The K-12 Student Center includes Live Homework Help, WriteTutor Center, Test Prep Center, and a SkillsCenter Resource Library. Tutors are available with no appointment needed! Tutor.com features a variety of resources for students of all ages:
- Reading assistance for grades K-7 and grades 8-12 including genres, main idea, points of view, and text structures
- Math assistance and drop-off for Algebra I & II, Pre-calculus and Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics
- Science assistance in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics
- Writing tutors
- Computer literacy for Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
- English assistance including grammar, literature, and vocabulary
- ESL and ELL for grades K-7 and grades 8-12
- Social studies – U.S. History, European History, World History, and Civics
- World languages – French, German, Spanish, and Italian
- SAT, PSAT, and ACT Test Prep
- AP Test Prep
This database for Grades 2-5 includes large images, easy to read text, and easy navigation. There are over 300 videos, science projects, games, maps, and Educator Resources. Topics include: being a good citizen; building character; countries of the world; explorers; famous Americans; holidays; insects, spiders & worms; nutrition; scientists & inventors; U.S. government; weather & climate.
This database is designed or Grades 6-9. ‘Take a Stand’ Debate Topics - Animal testing, homework, social media influences, voting age, etc. Also included are science projects, homework help videos and reference guides, and Educator Resources. Topics include: Native American life; history of fashion; biographies; physical science; life science; social studies.
This resource for middle school students through adults provides tools on how to write and research effectively, including a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. Topics include: grammar & punctuation; writing with style; writing specific types of documents, such as letters, emails, memorandums, resumes, essays, business reports, presentations, and promotional writing.