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Alison Online Courses

Alison was founded in Galway, Ireland, UK in 2007 and has grown to become a major force in online education, with more than 10 million learners in 195 countries as of 2017.

Classes come from a variety of sources, including Cambridge University, Google and Microsoft, and range from language to business management to chemistry and nursing.

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Book Connections

Indiana public libraries have a new service to support children and families. One of our INSPIRE providers, TeachingBooks, is now including at no additional cost access to, a public library interface that focuses on enriching everyone’s connections to children’s and young adult books.

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Duolingo for Schools

With Duolingo for Schools, teachers can easily track their students' progress, run in-class activities and assign homework.

Get started with the educators' version of this free language website, perfect for homeschool as well.

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Explora - Educators Edition

Explora is EBSCO's new research interface for schools and public libraries. Educator's Edition is a tool designed to help teachers with lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and valuable sites for teachers.

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For more than a decade, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century.

From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.

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Indiana Career Explorer

A career planning system for all Hoosiers, from grade school to retirement. Sign in to explore jobs in demand, assess your skills, and develop a plan to get the education and training you need to begin planning for your future today.

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Indiana College and Career Readiness Links

This site will provide you with helpful information regarding the new Indiana Academic Standards, as well as information about content subject areas, Career and Technical Education and STEM.

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Inspire is Indiana's Virtual Library, providing access to several databases for biographies, literature, and newspaper and magazine articles. Search from dozens of sources all over the web at once with a single click or narrow your search for specific materials.

Read on for tips on using this service at home.

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JCPL Academy - Niche Academy

With the new JCPL Academy, powered by Niche Academy, you will find ready-to-use online tutorials for e-resources such as Overdrive, Goodreads, Learning Express Library, Rosetta Stone, Ancestry and more.

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JCPL Local History Resources

This Jasper County Public Library-curated resource contains links to archives across the world containing Jasper County local history information.

Find original source documents, photos and more for papers and research projects.

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JCPL Regional News Guide

This Jasper County Public Library-curated resource contains links to newspapers, blogs, radio and television stations that cover Jasper County news, as well as news links for Indiana and the world.
Find original source news articles for papers and research projects with a local focus.

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kanopy kids

Using your Jasper County Public Library card, you can access Kanopy Kids and unlock a world of educational videos. Browse hundreds of video books from leading authors such as Mo Willems, and videos from PBS, Henson Workshop and more. One credit per month unlocks all the kids content for your family. Parents are advised to set a parental code to lock Kanopy into Kids content.

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KHAN Academy

Tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more with video lessons. Math lessons guide learners from kindergarten to calculus. Also check out partner sites such as NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT for specialized content.

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National Geographic Education Resources

Education and Teaching Resources to help bring geography and National Geographic into your classroom or homeschool setting.

More information is a small, dedicated team working to enrich every student's reading experience with connections to the material being read.

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