LIBRARY RESOURCES

Art of Reading Aloud –  From the edublog  The Bottom Shelf, Great Books for Little People posted by an Australian teacher librarian. The blog includes book reviews, book lists and tips for getting children reading.

Best Children’s Books – Lists by topic, reading level and academic area

Children’s Book Council

Common Sense Media – Unbiased reviews and family guides of media for ages 2-18.

Diversity in Children’s Literature – Includes book lists that highlight all types of diversity – multicultural, LGBT, diversity in families, children of differing abilities, strong female characters, etc.

Imagination Soup – Book review, learning activities and resources for making learning fun.

Read & Shine – Newsletter produced by the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database includes book reviews, themed book lists, awards, etc.

Teach the Books You Love  – features books for 5-12 teachers that are not on the CCSS list but have the text complexity

Teaching Books.net  – a database of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading and library activities.information.

Teaching With Kids’ Books – Books to support the curriculum by grade level.

YALSA Teen Book Finder – Database of YALSA’s annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees.

YA Books & More – Reviews and digital media of current YA books, webtools for presentations, digital storytelling and more.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Digital Public Library of America  – a free, open and accessible national digital resource of over seventeen million items from more than 2,300 institutions.

EconKids – Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children provides information on using children’s literature to introduce economics to elementary students.

History News Network

Q-files – a fully comprehensive, free-to-user, advert-free online encyclopedia specially designed for children.”

The News Literacy Project – Dedicated to give students in grades 6-12 the tips, tools, and resources to tell fact from fiction.

Timeline Tools – 10 free timeline creation tools.

Zoom In  –  a free, Web-based platform that helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through “deep dives” into primary and secondary sources.

 

MUSIC

Creating Music  – an educational website that lets kids make music and learn about concepts like pitch and tempo”

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The Toymaker –  paper toys to print and assemble.

NASA Kids’ Club – search hundreds of resources to support STEM curriculum by subject, grade level, type and keyword.

Mr. Eduhowto – creative ways to integrate technology in the classroom

Funology  – creative activities, jokes, science experiments, recipes, etc.

Science Bob – go-to site for all things science and science fair.

NSF Resources for STEM Education, K-12

Free Technology for Teachers by Richard Bryne

Teacher Websites

Lesson Corner – online resources for teachers
Gnowledge – a free-to-use education platform to create, publish, share and take tests, exercises and assignments

Bookmarking websites:

Symbaloo  www.symbaloo.com
Bundlr  www.bundlr.com
Diigo  www.diigo.com
Pinterest www.pinterest.com
ScoopIt  http://scoop.it
Listly  http://list.ly
Mindomo  www.mindomo.com

College@Home – 100 places to find free webinars and tutorials

Annenberg Learner  – Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

CAST  – an educational research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.