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Kids Read Curious World: Art Smart

Ms. Heather Demonstrates Watercolor Techniques!

Watch Ms. Heather demonstrate how to use watercolor in different ways!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkD-haBIbHg

 

Watercolor techniques

 

How To Draw People with Ms. Lauren!

Ms. Lauren shows basic techniques to draw a person's face - like your mom, sister, teacher, or even yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_wooX1T43s

draw a face

Visual Thinking Strategies with Ms. Aubrey!

Ms. Aubrey explains what "VTS" - Visual Thinking Strategies - are and how YOU can use them to understand art better!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u6e_Ku9FV8

Aubrey VST

Read more about VST in this worksheet here, or look at the information below this!

 

Visual Thinking Strategies (VST): An Introduction

 

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)

VTS is a practice that originated at the Muesum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA) in 1991 as a way to promote visual literacy through critical visual analysis of works of art. The practice of VTS will help students notice details, ask probing questions (research skills), use evidentiary reasoning (promotes context clues), question their own biases/assumptions (enhances background knowledge), and listen and respond respectfully to their peers

INSTRUCTIONS:

A group of individuals are directed to look at an *picture/image/artwork/object/item for 1 minute, or longer depending on the group’s age range, in silence. “Please look at the *picture silently and think about what you see. What's going on in the *picture?”

A question is then posed: “What is going on in the *picture?” The verbiage of this question is intentionally designed to invite any and all responses.

While a response is given, the facilitator points to any visual elements of the object that are explicitly referenced. The facilitator then, restates the observations that were made and asks for explanations of any unsubstantiated interpretations by asking “What do you see that makes you say that…?” This prompts the individual to analyze and give observational evidence for their thought process. This also is the time when other individuals are to be silent and listening to the speaker.

After listening to the follow up and restating the second response, the facilitator prompts more responses from the group by asking “What more can we find?” This question is intentionally structured in a way that does not validate or invalidate previous responses.

The discussion goes on until students have shared all they can about the picture.

The facilitator then summarizes what the group has said and thanks them for their cooperation and observations.

NOTE: This is important: the positionality of the facilitator is that of mediator, not expert. Facilitators must respond impartially. Professors often find this concept problematic, but allow me to reframe this for you. VTS is not intended to give students the right answers – rather it gives them the tools to find those answers on their own.

TIP: VTS is a great way to bring in more art & culture into lessons by beginning a unit with an image/photo/painting or by handing out “art cards” with small works of art printed on them as a break activity!

VTS prepares students to perform their own research; It trains them to identify a question and consider all potential outcomes.

In Our Catalogue: https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S63C3376674

TRY IT OUT!

What's going on in the picture?

What do you see that makes you say that?

What more can we find?

Painting

SOURCES:

https://www.colorincolorado.org/article/visual-thinking-strategies-improved-comprehension 

https://sites.coloradocollege.edu/facacademicengagementblog/2019/01/23/what-is-visual-thinking-strategies/

Image used was from the Smithsonian Open Access-

https://www.si.edu/openaccess/faq

Object Details

Artist, H. Lyman Saÿen, born Philadelphia, PA 1875-died Philadelphia, PA 1918

Credit Line, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation 1915

Object number,1967.6.18

Restrictions & Rights, CC0 Type, Painting Medium, oil on canvas

Dimensions, 30 1/8 x 36 1/8 in. (76.5 x 91.8 cm.) Department, Painting and Sculpture Smithsonian American Art Museum

Topic, Still life\other\vase Abstract Still life\flower Still life\furniture\table

Record ID, saam_1967.6.18

Metadata Usage (text), CC0

GUID (Link to Original Record)

http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74c330787-0a35-4917-ae34-86c6bcd7f1d6

Extra! Extra!

Find more activities and facts about animals on the full Kids Read Curious World page!

https://www.tulsalibrary.org/kids-read-curious-world

Top 12 Build A Reader Storytimes!

Welcome to our favorite storytimes!

We have over 40 virtual storytimes (and counting!) for you to enjoy with your baby, toddler, and young child! Below you will find just 12 of our favorites RIGHT NOW.

But you can watch the rest at www.tulsalibrary.org/storytime-stars!

Please come back - we're adding more storytimes every week. You can also enjoy storytimes LIVE on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/tulsalibrary) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Wow, Owls! Owls, Wow! Build A Reader Preschool Storytime with Mr. Paul

Did you know that sometimes owls say “WOW”? Mr. Paul says so! Watch his entertaining rendition of Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood and see how he incorporates a spirit of play into every reading he does with children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1_O-AClOP4&list=PLuXhb5SpouSu7WsC8bnBFXK9qtl1VYlSV&index=4

Paul owls

Gee, Giraffes! Build A Reader Family Storytime with Ms. Tanzy

Giraffes are funny! So is Ms. Tanzy, who relays facts about giraffes for older kids while playing peek-a-boo zoo with younger ones. Stay for the “What’s in the Brown Bag?” guessing game at the end of the video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK1RApXLS1k&list=PLuXhb5SpouSu7WsC8bnBFXK9qtl1VYlSV&index=3

Tanzy giraffes

Turtles Count! Build A Reader Baby & Toddler Storytime with Ms. Kena

Ms. Kena is magical in this gentle storytime that includes Timmy the Turtle, counting, songs, and books! We don’t think about numbers much in reading books, but number sense is just as important as word sense as babies and young children develop and grow!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkpAYWnpp7A

Kena turtles

Dance Dance Dance Ms. Emily! Build A Reader Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Emily

Ms. Emily has three secret weapons in this lively and fun storytime. One, her dog Roxy. Two, her experience as a dancer and dance teacher. (If you’re looking for some fancy moves that will get children up and moving, this is definitely the video to watch!) Finally, Ms. Emily seamlessly moves from English to Spanish in a bilingual storytime that is equally welcoming for Spanish and English native speakers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6vxwWZSb5c

Emily dance

Playful Reading! Build A Reader Family Storytime with Ms. Sarah D

Being playful is serious business! Ms. Sarah not only talks about the activity of playing as important in helping build children’s early literacy skills, but shows how it’s done! In one case, to demonstrate how to use objects in imaginative play, she uses a turtle puppet to represent a telephone, and it is hilarious! (Let’s just say “I called you on my turtle phone!” might very well become one of your family’s favorite games.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61BOW2INX0w

Sarah D beep beep

Writing Is Learning! Build A Reader Bilingual Baby and Toddler Storytime with Ms. Stephanie

Babies…building writing skills??! Yes! Ms. Stephanie demonstrates how – and explains why it’s not too early to start exercising those tiny fingers by doing fingerplays and simple fun activities like playing with Cheerio’s. WARNING: this video will make you hungry for guacamole and chips, the best summertime snack ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6C1PIG9Y4M

Stephanie writing

Sharing Is Caring! Build A Reader Family Storytime with Ms. Haley

Animal stories are a great way to explore topics like sharing – and to practice animal sounds! Ms. Haley uses sounds, spelling, and kindness to anchor this storytime, which includes a fabulous “I Went to the Jungle One Day” song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_scIzPL9zg&list=PLuXhb5SpouSu7WsC8bnBFXK9qtl1VYlSV&index=2

Haley sharing

Animal Attraction! Build A Reader Family Storytime with Ms. Melody

Ms. Melody gives an upbeat and energetic performance as usual in this animal-focused storytime! She explains to parents that getting creative and having fun while reading to kids is important to help them love reading, and then demonstrates exactly how to do that by reading There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cow! and doing a “Five Little Monkeys” rhyme and fingerplay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk9z2CqlWl0&list=PLuXhb5SpouSu7WsC8bnBFXK9qtl1VYlSV&index=1

Melody rhyming

Meet Lola! Build A Reader Baby & Toddler Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Fidelia

Isn’t it fun to dress up like your best friend? Ms. Fidelia and her best puppet friend Lola do! They also read books about animals using English words and then Spanish words, and then repeated the words so babies and young children will remember them. As always, she sings beautifully and helps parents understand the importance of singing in learning new words and sentence structures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD7DC6w2MMc&t=3s

Fidelia and Lola

World of Fun! Build A Reader Preschool Storytime with Ms. Tatiana

Travel the world with Ms. Tatiana and her trusty bear friend Mishka! In the stories that Ms. Tatiana reads, characters explore different spots around the world. Ms. Tatiana also shows how to introduce new vocabulary words in picture books and ways to connect meaning with pictures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88dyUG_mQSg&t=6s

Tatiana Mishka

Spirit and Phantom! Build A Reader Family Storytime with Ms. Tori

Special guests and very special dogs Spirit and Phantom join their person Ms. Tori in this super fun dog-themed storytime. (Spirit even gets to participate in the lap bounce songs!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3m5YLtj5gs&t=188s

Tori with Spirit and Phantom

Snapping & Clapping Turtles! Build A Reader Baby & Toddler Storytime with Ms. Julia

Learn fun ways to increase vocabulary and oral language with your baby and toddler in this turtle-focused storytime with Ms. Julia! BONUS: find out the difference between turtles and tortoises!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqwMOV_qeVM

Julia turtle

Just For Fun!

Build A Reader Coloring Pages

Download and print these adorable Build A Reader coloring pages from the Tulsa City-County Library!

Programs for Babies & Young Children

Build A Reader Storytimes

We don't just have fun at our storytimes... we help get your child ready to read! Led by professional library staff trained in supporting children's literacy and learning development, our Build A Reader storytimes follow the Every Child Ready to Read initiative established by the Public Library Association.

IMPORTANT: Because of the pandemic, all storytimes are virtual until further notice.

Build A Reader Stay & Plays

Playing is a cornerstone of literacy development. That’s why after many of our storytimes, libraries offer “Stay & Play” sessions where librarians break out developmentally appropriate toys for families to play with together. We’ll also show you some ideas of how to play with those toys and re-create the play experience at home.

IMPORTANT: We will resume this program when it is safe to do so.

Build A Reader Centers

We are building readers at every library location in Tulsa and Tulsa County! But four libraries – Hardesty Regional Library, Herman and Kate Kaiser Library, Martin Regional Library, and Owasso Library – offer even more specialized programming, parenting collections, and learning resources for families based on the “playing is learning” concept.

 

Build A Reader App

When you can’t make it to the library for storytime, you can still get storytime…in your pocket! Search for “Tulsa City-County Library” in your app store on your phone or electronic device and download the FREE Build A Reader app. You’ll find videos demonstrating songs and fingerplays as well as great book recommendations.

How to Find Great Books for Your Baby & Young Child

Beanstack is an online book recommendation service the library subscribes to so that you can find books for the entire family. Go to https://tulsalibrary.beanstack.org, create an account, and create a reader profile for your child. Beanstack will suggest titles based on your child's interests and age!

Another great resource? Children's librarians and library staff! Ask your library location's children's staff person for recommendations and suggestions.

Programs for School-Aged Children

After-School Homework Club

During the school year, students in grades 3 through 8 can register to receive homework assistance at six libraries. For more information, click here.

IMPORTANT: This program is now virtual, until further notice.

PAWS for Reading

PAWS for Reading is a literacy program that matches young readers (children ages 5 to 12) with certified therapy dogs in order to improve reading confidence, motivation, fluency, and joy. Supported by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation.

IMPORTANT: We are still doing PAWS for Reading! But sessions are virtual. Check the monthly event guide for more details about upcoming virtual sessions.

Books To Treasure

Every year, the library celebrates the beauty and power of children’s literature with the Books To Treasure program. Sponsored by the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation since its inception in 2003, Books To Treasure has grown into a Tulsa tradition for all second-grade students in Tulsa County. These youngsters receive a free copy of the featured illustrator’s book, the chance to get their very own library card, and an opportunity to see the illustrator in person.

Children's Summer Reading Program

Keep school skills fresh and help your child discover the joy of reading! Every year starting in late May and ending in early August, children from babies to entering 5th graders are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program. Reading books and visiting the library during the summer allows them to earn great prizes and coupons for food and local recreation.

The 2021 Summer Reading Program begins on June 1st! More information at www.tulsalibrary.org/summer!

Other Resources for Parents & Educators

2021 Summer Reading Program Lesson Plans

Please check out these animal-themed lesson plans for school-aged children K-5th grade to prepare your students for our 2021 Summer Reading Program, which is all about animals! Learn more about the Summer Reading Program at www.tulsalibrary.org/summer, and see you this summer!

Full book of lesson plans: 2021 SRP Library Lesson Plans Full Book.pdf (tulsalibrary.org)

Kids Blog

Our goal with this weekly blog is to support parents, caregivers, and educators as they usher children into the world of literacy. We want to help you develop children into curious readers, motivated learners, and fully literate citizens.

Check back every week for articles with tips about how to support your children’s literacy and suggestions of great books to make reading both fun and empowering.

Educational Cards

The Tulsa City-County Library collection is a perfect supplement to any classroom curriculum. An Educational Institution Card allows teachers to check out books for classroom use for 42 days, instead of the usual 14. Teachers/child care leaders must show verification of employment to be issued an Educational Institution card.

To get an Educational Institution Card, ask at any Tulsa City-County Library location for an application and complete it with employment verification. Call the library at 549-7323 with any questions.

Homeschooling and Schooling from Home | Databases & Online Tools and More!

Database | African American Experience [500 CE through Present Day]

Database African American Experience

Tags History, Humanities/Culture, Student Resources, Teacher Resources 

Grade Levels 4-12+

Description

  • Wide variety of materials available for instant use by students and educators about the African American Experience from historical to contemporary times.
  • The database is organized along a timeline starting with Africa & the Atlantic through Rise of Jim Crow, Urban Politics & the Shifting Landscape, and the New Millennium
  • Available 24/7
  • Full-Text

Great for …

  • Articles
  • Audio & Video content
  • Primary Source materials
  • Photographs, Images & Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Reference works
  • Speeches
  • Letters & Narratives

Special features

  • Translate: on-screen content to one of a dozen languages
  • Listen: content read aloud, in the language of your selection
  • Citations for all records
  • Filters to narrow searches
  • Explore by Historical Time Periods
  • Explore by Topic Centers

Export Options

  • Save to: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox
  • Print
  • Email

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

More Information Video: How to Use the Database

Database | American Indian Experience [Precontact through Present Day]

Database American Indian Experience

Tags History, Humanities/Culture, Student Resources, Teacher Resources 

Grade Levels 4-12+

Description

  • Wide variety of full-text materials available for instant use by students and educators about the American Indian Experience from the historical to contemporary times.
  • The database is organized along a timeline starting with Early Native America, Precontact-1527 to Modern Native Nations, 1988–Present.
  • Information about specific tribes or nations easily found.
  • Available 24/7

Great for …

  • Articles [full-text]
  • Primary Source materials [full-text]
  • Photographs
  • Maps

Special features

  • Translate: on-screen content to one of a dozen languages
  • Listen: content read aloud, in the language of your selection
  • Citations for all records
  • Filters to narrow searches
  • Explore by Historical Time Period
  • Explore by Topic Centers

Export Options

  • Save to: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox
  • Print
  • Email

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

More Information Video: How to Use the Database

Printable Database Card with special features, export options and more.

Database | Biography in Context [Contemporary & Historical]

Database Biography in Context

Tags Biography, History, Student Resources

Grade Levels 3-12+

Description

  • Contemporary and Historical individuals and groups
  • Full-text content from specialized encyclopedias, books, magazine articles and websites
  • Browse over 50 groups of People including:  Inventors, Athletes, Criminals, Actors, Musician, Writers and more
  • Person Search with Limiters of: Gender, Nationality, Ethnicity, Occupation, and more
  • PrintAudio, and Video content
  • Easy to use interface, is highly searchable
  • Available 24/7

Great for …

  • Primary Source materials [full-text]
  • Specialized encyclopedias [full-text]
  • Unique reference books [full-text]

Special features

  • Translate: on-screen content to one of a 40 languages
  • Listen: content read aloud, in English, Spanish & several other languages
  • Citations for all records in MLA, APA, Chicago and Harvard
  • Highlight & save sections of text
  • Filter searches by: Subject; Document Type; Publication Languages; Content Level
  • Filter searches to sources with Image or Video content
  • Filter by Content Level: Lexile; Accelerated Reader; or Guided Reading Levels
  • Font Size: Increase or Decrease on-screen content
  • Explore with links to related materials and subjects all within Biography In Context
  • Further Resources with links to books, articles, and websites

Export Options

  • Save to: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive
  • Print
  • Email
  • Download a PDF
  • Citations can export to EasyBib, RefWorks, & more
  • Google Classroom: teachers may share content via the Classroom plugin

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

Printable Database Card with special features, export options and more.

Database | Daily Life Through History [Essential Activities, Daily Living]

Database Daily Life Through History

Tags History, Humanities/Culture, Student Resources, Teacher Resources 

Grade Levels 4-12+

Description

  • Content from historical to contemporary times
  • Collection of resources including timelines depicting essential activities of daily living
  • Available 24/7
  • Full-Text

Great for …

  • Articles
  • Audio & Video content
  • Primary Source materials
  • Photographs, Images & Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Reference works
  • Speeches
  • Letters & Narratives

Special features

  • Translate: on-screen content to one of a dozen languages
  • Listen: content read aloud, in the language of your selection
  • Citations for all records
  • Filters to narrow searches
  • Explore by Historical Time Periods
  • Explore by Topic Centers

Export Options

  • Save to: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox
  • Print
  • Email

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

More Information Video: How to Use the Database

Database | eLibrary [All Subjects Covered, Common Research Topics]

Database eLibrary

Tags All Subjects, Articles, Books/Literature, Student Resources 

Grade Levels 4-12+

Description

  • Images, video, eBooks, and full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and more
  • Research Topics from Careers to Environmental Events, Performing & Visual Arts, Sports & Health, and more
  • Available 24/7
  • Full-Text Content from over 2,000 Sources

Great for …

  • Research Topics covering over 11,000 common assignments & research subjects
  • Articles
  • Images
  • Multimedia
  • Web resources
  • Transcripts

Special features

  • Citations for all records
  • Filters to narrow searches
  • Translate articles only
  • Listen
  • Primary or Scholarly Sources filter
  • Lexile Score filter
  • Link to a Google Classroom account - student or educator

Export Options

  • Save to cloud: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive
  • Print
  • Email
  • Download PDF
  • Citations can export to EasyBib & NoodleTools

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

Database | Gale eBooks [Collection of Virtual Reference Resources]

Database Gale Virtual Reference Library

Tags Books/Literature, Student Resources

Grade Levels 6-12+

Description

  • full-text one-stop-shop for credible online reference anytime, anywhere in eBook format
  • Subjects include art, business, education, engineering, general reference, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, law, science, technology, and more.
  • Easy to use interface
  • Table of Contents for each book
  • Available 24/7

Great for …

  • Primary Source materials [full-text]
  • Specialized encyclopedias [full-text]
  • Unique reference books [full-text]

Special features

  • Translate: on-screen content to one of a 40 languages
  • Listen: content read aloud, in English, Spanish & several other languages
  • Citations for all records in MLA, APA, Chicago and Harvard
  • Highlight and save text sections
  • Filter searches by: Subject; Document Type; Publication Languages; Content Level
  • Filter searches to sources with Image or Video content
  • Filter by Content Level: Lexile; Accelerated Reader; or Guided Reading Levels
  • Font Size: Increase or Decrease on-screen content
  • Text or Book View

Export Options

  • Save to: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive
  • Print
  • Email
  • Download a PDF
  • Citations can export to EasyBib, RefWorks, & more
  • Google Classroom: teachers may share content via the Classroom plugin

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

Printable Card with special features, export options and more.

Database | Issues & Controversies [Debate References & Resources]

Database Issues & Controversies

Tags Articles, News/Current Events, Student Resources 

Grade Levels 6-12+

Description

  • Hot topics in politics, government, business, education, and popular culture are updated weekly, with a 13-year backfile of in-depth articles. 
  • Search by Keyword, by Issues, or by Subjects
  • Available 24/7
  • Full-Text

Great for …

  • Articles
  • Primary Source materials
  • Audio & Video content
  • Court Cases
  • Infographics
  • Editorials
  • News
  • With each Issue: Pro/Con Articles, Chronologies, Statistics, Special Reports, and more
  • Tools for Educators from Lesson Plans, Assessing Student Speeches and Using Editorial Cartoons to Learning Through Debate
  • Tools for Students from Analyzing Your Sources to Presenting Your Research
  • National High School Debate Topics from 1997 and for each topic: Overview, Background, Pro/Con Articles, Chronology, Discussion Questions, and more

Special features

  • Create an account to access this full range of options:
  • Citations for all records
  • Filters to narrow searches
  • Translate articles only
  • Read Aloud articles only

Export Options

  • Create an account to access this full range of options:
  • Share to: Google Classroom
  • Print
  • Email
  • Download PDF

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

More Information Training Tools, including a Guide for Educators and an Overview Video

Database | Latino American Experience [1490s through Present Day]

Database Latino American Experience

Tags History, Humanities/Culture, Student Resources, Teacher Resources 

Grade Levels 4-12+

Description

  • History and culture of Latinos living in the United States from historical to contemporary times.
  • Content spans from the pre-Columbian Indigenous civilizations of the Americas to present-day U.S. Latinos. 
  • The database is organized along a timeline starting with the 1490s to the present day.
  • Available 24/7
  • Full-Text

Great for …

  • Articles
  • Audio & Video content
  • Primary Source materials
  • Photographs, Images & Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Reference works
  • Speeches
  • Letters & Narratives

Special features

  • Translate: on-screen content to one of a dozen languages
  • Listen: content read aloud, in the language of your selection
  • Citations for all records
  • Filters to narrow searches
  • Explore by Historical Time Periods
  • Explore by Topic Centers

Export Options

  • Save to: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox
  • Print
  • Email

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

More Information Video: How to Use the Database

Database | LearningExpress [Education & Occupation Practice Tests]

Database LearningExpress

Tags Education/Learning, Student Resources

Grade Levels 3-12+

Description

  • Prepare for an exam, explore a new career path, and improve your basic writing, math, and computer skills.
  • Achieve your educational and career goals with online practice tests and study materials for occupation examsGEDACT, and SATreading skillsASVAB and more
  • Account Registration Required, free with TCCL library card
    • Users must create personal accounts to save their work in progress, store score reports, and revisit any practice tests, tutorials, or eBooks.
    • Registration only requires a valid email address and a password.
  • Available 24/7

Great for …

  • Practice tests are based on real exams to help you gain confidence and knowledge regarding the type of material you need to know to succeed on real exams.
  • Structured courses & practice tests divided into various centers:
    • School Centers: Elementary, Middle, and High School
    • Career Preparation: Electrician, EMT, Nursing, Military, Real Estate, and more
    • High School Equivalency Center: GED Prep in English & Spanish
    • College Admissions Test Prep: ACT, SAT, AP, TOELF, PSAT
    • College Students: Grad School Admission, CLEP® 
    • Adult Core Skills: Math, Reading, Writing, U.S. Citizenship
    • Computer Skills Center
  • Each course can contain tests, ebooks, courses, tutorials, and articles

Special features

  • Each practice test varies in the number of questions, types of questions, and test length.
    • Clicking on the name of a test will display a detailed description of the test.
  • Some of the tests are practices for official examinations, such as the ACT® exam. For these types of resources, you’re provide the amount of time allotted for the official test.
    • By taking a timed test, you can learn how to pace yourself and not spend too much time on any one section, to help you prepare for the official exam.
  • Retake practice tests as often as you like
  • Test Modes
    • Learner: View the answers to test questions as you go along, to help you study
    • Practice: Displays time allotted for that test, but if the timer runs out you aren’t prevented from completing the test. The timer is intended to help you pace yourself in preparation for real testing situations.
    • Simulation: Simulates an actual testing environment, only available for practice tests that are based on official tests. In this mode you aren’t able to continue taking a test when the time is up.
  • For the hearing impaired, scripts are available for most audio components of tests and tutorials.
  • For the visually impaired using assistive technologies, all images and tables have corresponding Alt Tags that can be read by these devices.

Export Options

  • Save to:
  • Finish Later: If you can’t complete a test in one sitting, you have the ability to click the “Finish Later” button.
    • Finish your test at a later time through the “My Center” link, clicking the plus sign next to the test name, and then selecting “Resume Test.”
  • Ebooks can be downloaded
  • Print Test Scores

Access

  • Home, School, Work, All Libraries
  • Desktop computers
  • Android and iOS smartphones and tablets

More Information

  • LearningExpress Library - Learn Something New Introduction to the service, learn how to register for an account, take a quick tour of the service
  • Click Help when you’re logged into the resource and then click LearningExpress Video Guides

Database | Pop Culture Universe [1900s through the 2010s]

Database Pop Culture Universe

Tags Humanities/Culture, News/Current Events 

Grade Levels 5-12+

Description

  • An authoritative digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present without the biasadvertisingsuggestive content, or questionable authorship of commercial or fan sites
  • Content from the 1900s Age of Innocence through the 1950s Cold War & Conformity to the Big 1980s and 2010s Social Revolution.
  • Learn about each time period through resources aligned with The ArtsSports & RecreationEveryday Life, and Communications
  • Available 24/7
  • Full-Text

Great for …

  • Articles
  • Audio & Video content
  • Primary Source materials
  • Photographs, Images & Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Reference works
  • Speeches
  • Letters & Narratives

Special features

  • Translate: on-screen content to one of a dozen languages
  • Listen: content read aloud, in the language of your selection
  • Citations for all records
  • Filters to narrow searches
  • Explore by Historical Time Periods
  • Explore by Topic Centers
  • Activity Worksheets

Export Options

  • Save to: Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox
  • Print
  • Email

Access Home, School, Work, All Libraries

More Information Video: How to Use the Database

Database | Universal Class [Self-Paced Learning, All Fields of Study]

Database Universal Class 

Tags All Subjects, Education/Learning, Jobs/Careers, Student Resources 

Grade Levels 8-12+

Description

  • Continuing education service designed specifically for use by public library patrons. 
  • Over 500 courses including those in GEDfitnessentrepreneurshipart and musichome and garden carecareer trainingcookingcomputers and technologyhealthhomeschoolingjob assistancelawESLparentingspiritual studiespet care and more. 
  • Self-paced learning
  • Account Registration Required, free with TCCL library card
    • Users must create personal accounts to save their work in progress, store score reports, and revisit any practice tests, tutorials, or eBooks.
  • Registration only requires a valid email address and a password.
  • Available 24/7

Great for …

  • Courses include: lessonsexamsassignmentsdiscussion boardsprogress assessments, and learning outcomes
  • Popular courses include: Slack, Product Management, Acrylic Painting, Beginners Guide to Wine, Western Calligraphy, Collaboration Skills, Serial Killers, and more

Special features

  • Video Only Mode means no assignments or class participation
  • Normal Mode for those who want to earn CEUs, a certificate, and feedback assessment
  • CEUs and Certificates at course completion in Normal Mode learning

Export Options

  • Share achievements through various social media outlets

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How to TCCL | Book Bundles from Your Neighborhood Library

Parents, do you need to keep your kiddo entertained during a rainy weekend? Educators, are you looking for a selection of books to help you complete a lesson or homework assignment? Our librarian-curated book bundles can help you meet these needs!

Many TCCL branches have book bundles on a variety of topics that you can check out, but you can also request specific, curated bundles from any TCCL location. Whether you need a bundle of books on a specific topic in 3 Minutes, 3 Hours, or 3 Days, TCCL is here to help!

There are many ways you can request book bundles, such as:

  • Calling the AskUs Hotline at 918-549-7323 

  • Texting ASKTCCL to 918-876-5533

  • Sending your local TCCL branch a Facebook message

Book Bundles are a great resource for educators AND voracious readers! Check out this quick video to learn about the benefits of this resource and how you can use it!

How to TCCL Book Bundles

How to TCCL: Book Bundles

Teaching & Education [PreK-12]

U.S. Government agencies are among the best resources for information. The Teaching & Education (PreK-12 Resources) research guide is packed with materials to assist all variety of educators.

Sorted by Oklahoma Academic Standard, the U.S. government’s vast digital collections include:

  • Primary sources

  • Artifacts

  • Lesson plans

  • Many other innovative online resources

Teaching & Education [PreK-12 Resources]