The Portal serves to support the enrichment and education of students in Merced County through digital learning.
Log in with your school Google account and start using our extensive collection of reputable resources.
Vetted websites are available under the “Resources” tab. https://portal.mcoe.org/
CalSNAP searches the premier licensed media content in CaliforniaStreaming PLUS a curated and growing collection of safe and vetted open K-12 visual resources, such as Khan Academy, Pics4Learning, Library of Congress, Common Sense Media, CK-12, and more.
The Common Core State Standards explicitly calls for the use of digital multimedia. You will find the best video, image, and audio files available here.
Insignia Library (Teachers)
Online library catalog with books, videos, art prints, models, kits, CD-ROMs and more, that can be delivered to your school’s doorstep.
PebbleGo & PebbleGo Next
Databases are simple to navigate for K-2 and 3-5. They offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting. Robust articles, all supported by read-aloud audio and connected to curriculum, include critical thinking questions to help students connect to larger ideas.
Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.
Mystery Science (Teachers)
Mystery Science provides ready-made science mysteries for elementary school students. Each lesson contains a central mystery, discussion questions, supplemental reading, and a hands-on activity. Scroll down to the bottom of page to create an account.
Nearpod is a cross-platform, device agnostic, and easy to use way to engage your students with interactive activities, connect them through collaborative discussions, and gain instant insight into student learning through formative assessments on Nearpod.
Additional Resources from the California State Library
(May require use of school internet connection)
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Gale Interactive: Science
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
Gale: National Geographic Kids
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.
Access multiple databases within ProQuest, provided by California State Library to California
Read digital books through your browser with ProQuest Ebooks – no account needed. You must first be on your school network to download Ebooks.
Britannica School/ Britannica Escolar
A citable, online learning resource trusted by teachers and pupils. The information in Britannica School is aligned to the national curriculum, updated daily and spans a range of media, including video, images and audio content.
TeachingBooks.net is an online database that can be used by teachers, students, librarians, and families to explore children's books and young adult literature and their authors.