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Streaming videos are now available for your to use in your classroom, assign for students to view, or embed into D2L. Please use them and give us feedback on their usefulness. Instructions as to opens new windowhow to embed clips or entire videos into class content is available on the PQopens new window support page.

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opens new windowBook & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition. With seamless connections for your students and families, now everyone can bring to life the books they are reading. Awaiting you are 172,000+ videos, audio recordings, activities, and lessons to enrich your community’s virtual learning. These enable readers to stay connected to favorite books during this unprecedented time.

FREE online EBSCO resources brought to you by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

opens new windowLink to information on free EBSCO resources

FREE online EBSCO resources brought to you by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funding from the federal institute of Museum and Library Services, available through our engaging interface called opens new windowResearch + Discovery.

Designed with students and educators in mind — it is also useful for admin, school staff, parents and guardians, grandparents, even friends and neighbors­ — Explora by EBSCO provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. A far better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Available free statewide on school and home computers and from mobile devices, Explora offers all of the following:

  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals
  • Simple Search that quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • topic Overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Numeric reading-level indicators to help students and teachers find grade-appropriate articles
  • No ads or pop-up windows
  • COPPA compliancy, meaning EBSCO does not ask for or require personal information to use its databases
  • Password-protected personal folders that allow students to save search results
  • Citation help, including the ability to export citation information to online bibliography generators such as EasyBib and NoodleTools

For tutorials and information on using the above tools such as text-to-speech and reading level-indicators, go to Using EBSCO Databases in the K-12 Classroom. We encourage you to explore these resources with your students or even on your own

For access to Explora, go to DigitalPrairieOK.Net/Discover and look under Preschool – 12th to find:

In addition, EBSCO on opens new window Research + Discovery offers some great resources for teachers and educators. You will find:

If you have trouble accessing the links above, go to opens new windowResearch + Discovery to access.

EBSCO also offers lesson plans that integrate EBSCO’s online resources into the curriculum. To learn how to use the Curriculum Standards Module, go to EBSCO's Curriculum Standards Module.