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  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Wonder BY RJ Palacio
  • Inside Out and Back Again byThanhha Lai
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Researching? Go Grolier Online databases

Attention all researchers!

As a member of Marshall Simonds Middle School, you have access to the following databases for use at home or school. Please see Mrs. Floyd, Mr. Carroll or your homeroom teacher for the user name and password.  Grolier is a collection of databases divided into categories to help ease your research needs.
Key Features from the Grolier site

Key Features of Scholastic GO!

Customized Interfaces

Users can choose among five customized interfaces that meet specialized needs and the reading and interest levels of the user. The five interfaces are:
  • Elementary School interface
  • Middle School interface
  • High School interface
  • Adult Patron interface
  • Librarians/Educators interface
Each interface includes features and returns search results based on reading levels tied to three core differentiated domains: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School/Adult Patron.

GoTube Videos

Another new feature on Scholastic GO!, are GOTube videos. Accessible from any interface, the GOTube piques students’ interests and gets them engaged while always providing key learning moments.

World Newspapers

Another powerful feature of Scholastic GO! is the list of world newspapers. There are links to 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages representing 195 countries in Scholastic GO!.

Clickable Maps

Think Google Maps with an exhaustive array of drill-down content behind it, arrayed in layers: from global, to national, to state-level, to cities, and local views. The maps provide not only history, but topography, political climate, current events, etc. Over 1200 maps!

check out these video tutorials to help you get the most out of Grolier!
Check it out and let us know how you've used it!

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