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Web Resources
  • Tumblebooks is an online animated collection of talking picture books!  These books are great for students in kindergarten through third grade.
  • is a website to help kindergarteners through second graders to become better readers.
  • Destiny Discover is a collection of online books that support the curriculum at Palos East. This site was formerly known as Follett Shelf.  Please contact the Media Center for the username & password.               
  • PebbleGo contains basic information about animals that is just right for our younger elementary students. Please contact the Media Center for the username & password.
  • Storyline Online is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.  Here you can listen to celebrities read stories to you. 
  • Toon Book Reader allows you to read or listen to toon books.  This site is geared toward students in grades K-2.

Online Magazines

 Reference Resources
  • Britannica Online is an online encyclopedia. It also contains three dictionaries (elementary, middle school, and high school level), a dictionary, and magazine articles. Please contact the Media Center for the username and password.
  • CIA World Factbook contains information about the countries of the world.
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus is a great site to help you with definitions, pronunciations, and synonyms.
Typing Practice
  • Log on to Typing Pal to continue working on your typing exercises (apples and baskets), to work on practice texts (envelopes), work on improvement exercises, and, once you have passed step 7, to play games!
  • Dance Mat Typing is a great site to help you become a super typist. This site is for people who do not know how to type or are still learning to type.
  • Bubbles Typing Game from TypingMaster is a fun way to practice your typing skills. This site is for people who already know how to type.

  • American Memory was created by the Library of Congress. The vast collection includes photos from the Chicago Daily News from 1902-1933.        
  • U.S. History Images contains pictures that relate to U.S. history. It currently specializes in Native American history and the explorers.
  • Code Studio allows users to learn the fundamentals of coding.  It is designed for ages 4-18.  All activities can be completed without registering.  With parental permission, students may register for an account which will track their progress.