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Learning & exam preparation
- …View the one-hour Learning with Lynda.com to learn the site’s features and create a learning plan, or visit their support pages for additional help.
- Find resources including practice tests and tutorials for school success; college, career, and citizenship preparation; and software and computer tutorials.…
You'll be able to:
- • Improve your skills in elementary, middle, and high school subjects, or study for your high school equivalency credential.
- • Prepare for the ACT, SAT, and AP tests and more, and search for scholarships.
- • Explore careers and prepare for entrance and occupational exams and military tests.
- • Find a college, review your college skills, or prepare for for college placement exams and grad school admission exams.
- • Learn computer and internet basics, and master popular software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and Windows operating systems.
Some features require free registration in order to save your work, revisit your tests, or store scores. You'll need a valid email address and PIN to register.
Encuentre recursos para hispanohablantes sobre lectura y escritura en inglés, matemáticas y cómo prepararse para el examen de GED.
Find resources for Spanish speakers about reading and writing in English, math and preparing for the GED test.
Read books and take quizzes to learn math skills for grades K-6. Topics range from counting to multiplication, geometry to finance, division to graphing. Parents will appreciate the "Lesson Plans" link that spells out the outcomes of each title.
Available through August 21, 2020.
- While we're all staying home to save lives, World Book has expanded access to several resources of interest to students and parents.…
In addition to the usual World Book resources you know and love from our website, check out these as well:
- Search all World Book resources in one place. Find links to citation builders, educator tools, current headlines and more under the menu in the upper right.
- Activity Corner
- Fun arts and crafts projects for PreK - adult makers, sortable by age range, activity type, culture, time to complete, cost of materials, and even curriculum correlation.
- Dramatic Learning
- Learn through theater! Search plays by grade, subject or title and find reader's theater, monologues, skits, and plays you can use at home or with friends or classmates in video apps online.
- Science Power
- Parents, find support for Washington science curriculum with lessons, labs, and even assessments for grades 2-6, based on your child's classroom textbook.
- Social Studies Power
- Parents, link your child's grade 2-6 home study to their school social studies text book and find literacy, geography and civics tools.
- L'Encyclopédie Découverte
- Learning French, or used to an immersion program? Try the World Book Discovery Encyclopedia in French!
- Kids eLearn
- Do your kids read Arabic? Take this World Book Kids version out for a spin. It contains all the topics of the English version in Arabic!
Updated 10/2/18. Learn anything from Microsoft Office, computer science, data science; even IT infrastructure.
This resource is intended for Washington State residents only. To access this resource you will need to:
▪ Provide your zip code and certify you're a resident when asked.
▪ Have access to a computer or cloud storage with sufficient space to save the OneNote or Excel files containing the learning resources.
Prepare yourself for realistic conversations in over 70 world languages, including English. Create a free account and learn at your own pace.
Have fun with languages! Children can start learning a second language before they can read a first one. Create a free account in Little Pim and get started!
Read, play, watch, and do! Activities for pre-readers and beginning readers.
Available in library only.
Especially for young children: learn pre-reading and reading skills through games, music, and puzzles. Create your own account, so you can log back in each time you visit the library.
Choose a language, watch the training video, take the test, pay your fee, and print out a food handler's card, so you can work in the food or restaurant industry in Washington. (Available in multiple languages.)
Access online tutorials for computer basics, office software, job hunting skills, money management, social media, online security and more.
Find your specific area of interest under one of these headings: Technology Basics, Living in the Online World, Microsoft Office, Essential Skills, and Work & Career. Follow these links for practice using a mouse or to learn about email. Most tutorials also available in Spanish.
Watch tutorials online and practice a wide variety of life skills and academic subjects, from computer programming to printmaking or 3rd grade math to entrepreneurship.
Take courses from instructors at more than 60 universities--many of which are free or low cost. Topics include economics, genetics, foundations of teaching, chemistry, programming, arts and more. Classes available in multiple languages.
Enroll in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offered by recognized universities and institutions from around the globe. Take a class in genetics or focus on a classic novel for several weeks. The choices are plentiful.