ISKR Library

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Welcome to the ISKR Library! The school library actively promotes the philosophy and fundamental concepts of the ISKR curriculum. These include structured inquiry, holistic education, communication, intercultural awareness, and international mindedness. The library aims to facilitate curriculum delivery, and reading for enjoyment, by providing current and relevant resources for the school community.

All students at ISKR are welcome to check books out and may even search for those books online using our new Online Catalog. Next year we hope parents will have the chance to visit the library during our before and after school hours.

The librarian supports the educational mission of the school by collaborating with classroom teachers on units of inquiry, selecting and making available suitable resources, instructing students in library study skills and introducing students to quality literature. The library also maintains a list of e-resources to support student research. If you would like to contact the library to make an appointment or to volunteer to help out, please email us at library@iskr.org.

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Umwali Kavunga Winnie
Library assistant
Mass media and communications (graduating in December 2014)

I was born in Congo and raised in Rwanda and I joined ISKR in March 2014. This is my second experience working with children and I am happy and ready to make a change in their lives! I worked at Greenhills academy as an assistant teacher in kindergarten and later as an early intervention teacher. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and traveling.

ISKR Library Policies

Patrons may have no more than two items checked out from the library at a time. Items are checked out for a one week period and renewable once. Elementary students have a grace period of 3 days after the due date to return the item without accruing late fees. For every day past due and after the grace period, library items will accrue a fine of 100 RwF/day. Lost or damaged items will incur a fee not to exceed the replacement value of the item that will be assessed by the librarian.

E-resources

Britannica School

Britannica School is a K-12 online encyclopedia that contains full-text articles, audio resources, videos, and thousands of images. This resource is accessible to ISKR students and teachers and requires a login. For login information, email Jessica Kalisa: jkalisa@iskr.org.

School Science

School Science aims to provide a comprehensive directory of resources, information, and contacts for teachers and students of science (age 5-19) in schools everywhere.

World History For Us All

World History for Us All is a comprehensive model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

WebMath

Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free e-books to download onto kindle, android, ipad, nook, or epub or to be read online. No registration required.

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Des ressources à imprimer pour les professeurs de français langue étrangère. Des vidéos, des chats, des actualités, des enregistrements audio et des réseaux sociaux pour les élèves de français langue étrangère.

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

National Geographic

National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history …

University of Texas Map Collection

A collection of online CIA and historical maps. Worldwide coverage, with a focus on United States and Texas maps. FAQ and links to maps at other sites.

JSTOR

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.

Aluka

Aluka is an online digital library focusing on materials about Africa and featuring information on botany, politics, history and cultural heritage sites.

BBC Learning

Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers: find online courses, video clips, educational games and revision activities.

PBS Teachers

Lessons complete with free media spanning multiple subjects for preschool through 12th grade.

PBS Kids

Educational games, videos and activities for kids!