Support for Online Learning

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Educators

Ontario City Library is dedicated to assisting our community’s educators and students. Please use this online form to schedule a virtual librarian visit. For assistance with books or online resources, please call at (909) 395-2207.

Students

Need books for your 15-minutes of required reading? Looking for the next book you’ll fall in love with? Need tutoring help? Ontario City Library is here for you! Use the resources below to help you with your schoolwork!

 

Books

We can create book bundles based on interest and reading level or have a list of book recommendations emailed to you! Fill out the form here!

 

Online Learning Support Brainfuse

Have your homework and college needs met with Brainfuse! Ontario City Library card required. 

  • LIVE, one-on-one tutoring daily from 1 pm – 10 pm
  • Comprehensive writing assistance with Writing Lab
  • Premade flash cards and games to help you ace your tests in history, languages, math, science and more!
  • College Test Prep (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP and more!)
  • College readiness subject tests (reading, writing and math)
  • LIVE FAFSA Help Monday – Thursday 11 am – 8 pm

 

Learning Express Library

Students from elementary school through college gain access to several learning resources on Learning Express Library. Ontario City Library card required.

  • English, math and more school subject help for students in elementary, middle, and high school through practice tests, essays and tutorials
  • Technology skills improvement resources
  • High school entrance exam preparation
  • Practice exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP and more!)
  • College Placement Exam preparation (ACCUPLACER Classic and Next-Generation and ASSET)
  • Free downloadable educational eBooks
Parents & Caregivers

Ontario City Library provides a variety of resources to parents and caregivers to provide support in raising their children. Please call at (909)395-2207 for more details. 

Specialized collections: 

  • eBooks  
  • Homeschooling Texts  
  • Media - Launchpads, Book kits, Educational DVDs, Wonderbooks 
  • Parenting Collection

 

Online Programs

Ontario City Library provides online programs for youth. These programs include children’s story times, bilingual story times and educational programs. Visit the City of Ontario’s Virtual Community Life & Culture Resources Center.

 

Educational Resources

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF): For Librarians and EducatorsCBLDF is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting first amendment rights of the comics art form.  Available on the website are library and educator tools including book clubs, guides on how to use graphic novels in education, discussion guides, and student rights fact sheets. 

Education.com: Education.com provides free educational worksheets for pre-K to 5th grade based on different subjects and topics.  

Footsteps2Brilliance: Footsteps2Brilliance is a pre-K through 3rd grade literacy solution that utilizes mobile technology to connect school, home, and the community for academic success.

Help Me Grow Inland Empire: Help Me Grow Inland Empire is here to help make sure your child's development stays on track by screening for developmental delays and helping families with food, housing, and other needs.

Khan Academy: K – College: Khan Academy is a nonprofit that provides free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.  They offer free lessons in math, science, and humanities.  Students can use exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills and received immediate feedback and encouragement.    

National Wildlife Federation: All ages: The National Wildlife Federation aims to connect kids with nature and spend more time outdoors. The website includes ways to inspire parents and caregivers with practical tips and tools on incorporating outdoor time with children.

Teaching Books: Resource for parents/teachers to help their child learn about a book.  Includes worksheets, interviews with authors, discussion questions, and much more. 

U.S. Department of EducationThe U.S. Department of Education provides information on early childhood education, helping your child learn, paying for college, reading resources, and special education.

Free Online Resources

Learn

Brightly!: Grades K – 12 Brightly is offering free guides and educational resources, activities, articles and games for kids ages 0 – teens.

Busuu: All Ages Learn a new language on Busuu through short lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students.  Set goals and study as little as 10 minutes a day until you reach your goal. Busuu is designed for all ages.

Code.org: Grades K – 12 Code.org is a nonprofit that provides curriculum for K-12 computer science students and especially seeks to increase participation in computer science by women and underrepresented youth.    

Exploratorium: All Ages Find a vast collection of at-home activities on Exploratorium that explore science, art, and human perception.  The activities help feed your curiosity and the educational resources support online teaching and learning for all ages.  

Funbrain: Grades Pre-K – 8 Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy for kids in grades Pre-K through 8.  

Mystery Science: Grades K – 5 Access fun science lesson plans expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and are easy for teachers to use.  There are short mini-lessons and full lessons that include an activity.  All activities are designed to use simple supplies from home.  

National Geographic Kids: All Ages National Geographic Kids offers experiences across an large array media including television, magazines, videos, events, digital and social platforms.  Viewers can access experiences unparalleled in other media with 360 experiences of nature and cultures around the world. 

Science Bob: All Ages Science Bob provides instructions and videos of interactive, fun science experiments, many of which can be done at home.

Sheppard Software: Grades Pre-K – 12th Hundreds of games, activities, quizzes, articles and more, for children and everyone to use online – for free!

Starfall: Grades 1 – 3 Starfall brings you lessons in math, language arts, and music in a fun format for children in 1st – 3rd grades. 

 

Play

Highlights Kids: Grades Pre-K – 5 Highlights Kids provides free games, activities, and jokes for children. They also have educational articles to explore and podcasts for listening. 

PBS Kids: Grades Pre-K – 5 PBS Kids provides free games based off the popular, educational television series. Games are based on subjects, such as reading, science, math, and Spanish, and you can also find videos of the different shows.  

 Quickdraw: All ages Are you ready to doodle? Teach a neural network how to doodle by following the doodle prompts and adding your drawings to the world’s largest doodling data set! 

SpaceX: All Ages This simulator will familiarize you with the controls of the actual interface used by NASA astronauts to manually pilot the SpaceX Dragon 2 vehicle to the International Space Station.  

Typing – Student Games: Grades 1 – 8 Free games, lessons, and tests to help children learn to type. Create a free account to save your progress. 

 

Read

Bookshare Bookshare provides access to over 800,000 titles to kids with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers

Read.gov Find classic books for readers of all ages that have been digitized for online reading. 

International Children's Digital Library This website gas free books for children, ages 3-13, that can be sorted by age, catergory, and length.

Downloadable Files