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TOP 6 DIGITAL TOOLS for AES students

  1. Tumblebooks is an online library of over 1100 talking and/or animated ebooks for students K-6 grades. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. 
  2. Office 365 is an online subscription to Microsoft Office products such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Our first through fifth grade students have school accounts. If you don't have your student's login details email the library.
  3. IXL is a groundbreaking platform and curriculum for K–12 math education. The world's most comprehensive math practice program, IXL covers more than 3,700 distinct math topics with algorithmically generated questions—meaning students won't see the same question twice no matter how long they practice.
  4. Britannica School is a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research. This is a school subscription, contact the library for login information.

  5. TypingClub is a keyboarding program with over 600 lessons, guiding students from individual keys through numbers and punctuation, and all the way to a goal of 75 WPM. Students can access their own account with their Microsoft Office login details. If you don't have your student's login details email the library.

  6. Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that we use in the AES Library to bookmark our favorite online tools, games and videos used during library technology lessons. Ascension students are familiar with the online tools and games collected here.

SUPERKIDS READING PROGRAM

The Superkids® Reading program is a core literacy curriculum for kindergarten through second grade that teaches all aspects of reading seamlessly integrated with the language arts. AES has a subscription to this great program and it is integral to the curriculum.

 

SUMMER READING 2020

We encourage students to read from the Texas Library Association book lists: 2x2 (K-2nd), Bluebonnet (3rd-6th) and Lone Star (6th-8th). There is also the the HAISLN list which has been compiled by librarians from the Houston Area Independent School Library Network (HAISLN).

Public libraries are a great resource and many offer summer reading programs with fun incentives for students: Houston Public Library and Harris County Public Library.

COMMONSENSE MEDIA

A non-profit web resource that rates and educates electronic media for students, families and schools. AES Library is a Commonsense Media Certified school. Find out more about our certification here.

  

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