Technology Tips for NCES Parents and Guardians

Welcome to the Elementary School Tech Tips site for parents/guardians looking for help and guidance when working with technology and your student.

This site is brought to you by Mrs. Gronachan (Computer Teacher) and Mr. Kaplan (Tech Integrator).

Hot Topic - Where can my child go to find trustworthy information for a school project or report that is authoritative, credible and current? Try entering a topic into one of the search boxes below and then click on the magnifying glass.

Learn more by visiting our Online Resources tab.

(If you are prompted to enter your New York State Library access password use empirelink)

Grade Level: Elementary

Kids InfoBits delivers trusted, age-appropriate online content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

Grade Level: 6+

As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and online searches on their own can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, and other citable sources.

Grade Level: 6+

Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Britannica Escolar provides accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers.