Learn360 is a multimedia tool - stream or download high-quality full-length videos and short video clips; access teacher guides; assign and complete interactive online STEM lessons and worksheets; play music tracts, sound effects, speeches, and audiobooks; and view printable images, maps, fact sheets, timelines, science diagrams, and experiments. A one-stop online resource for teachers and students, Learn360 covers every core subject.
Sora eBook & eAudiobook Platform/App - choice or assigned reading
Databases on the Library Website - most automatically log in, but I can provide usernames and passwords when needed
Salem Press Database – ebook version of reference book sets.
No password required!
NewsELA - nonfiction reading content, for many subjects
Commonlit.org - web resource with articles, short stories, and poems at a variety of levels
Teaching Books - a resource aggregator pulling lessons, videos, activities, interviews, entire book read alouds, and more all into the same place. There is an educator login, and a student site you can link to.
Teen Ink - a site where you can have students submit articles, poetry, photography, art, books, novels, videos
Webcomics (List of Recommendations from School Library Journal) - scroll down for YA
Discovery Education - district subscription to streaming educational video on a broad array of topics
Digital Theater - 1000+ full-length productions and educational resources (trial until 5/6)
No permission slips required. These virtual events let educators take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences, without ever leaving the classroom (or home). There are field trips for many different subject areas.
Offers virtual tours of their current, past, and permanent exhibits.
In addition to many live camera feeds of jellyfish, coral reef, kelp forest, and more, they offer narrated feedings of the sea otters and open sea daily.
Has two easy to use and informational online exhibits on “Fashioning a Nation” and “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting.”
An interactive timeline provides a guided exploration of history.
The collection includes European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs.
Copyright During the Pandemic
COVID-19 Publisher Information Directory - info on making video read alouds without violating copyright laws
Internet Archive offers 1.4 million copyrighted books for free online - an article by Ars Technica about the ethics and legality around using free ebook resources from the Internet Archive’s Open Book National Emergency Library