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Ebooks That Support K-8 STEM Learning

Some schools are looking at Project Lead the Way resources. We thought it might be helpful to share these ebooks with elementary and middle school teachers. All titles include a built-in dictionary and work on any computer or mobile device. Some titles are read-aloud.
Go to and log in with the school online database username/password. If you do not know your school's username and password, ask your school librarian or contact the Heartland AEA Library at (800) 255-0405 ext. 15799.

How to create a personal account in Mackin VIA

Students can create a personal account in Mackin VIA so they can underline and highlight text and add their own notes and annotations that they can print and hand in. Here are the steps.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the school online database username/password
  3. Click the Backpack and choose “Notebook”
  4. Click Register (students do not need to enter their email address)
  5. Log out

The next time students log in…

  1. Go to
  2. Start typing the school name in the school field and choose it
  3. Enter the personal username/password the student created
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