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@ Greenfield High School: Teachers

Librarian Support

Librarian Support for Teacherscartoon image of people in the library

  • Create screencast tutorials on how to use resources
  • Help finding and learning how to use the right resources and tech tools that meet your needs
  • Website & resource curation
  • Collaboration - in lesson planning & teaching
  • Support your Google Classroom to help with research, literacy support, and technology learning
  • Design a resources page for your department, class, or project
  • Reader’s advisory - I can match students to appropriate choice reading books
  • Tech support - resetting students’ Google passwords, help with Google Suite of apps, student/parent tech support

GHS Library Website pages to bookmark

Library Recommended Resources

Learn360 - a trial resource until the end of June

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.

  • Choose to limit by grades 6-12 to find appropriate content.
  • For more information, see the Educator’s Guide.
  • See librarian for password.

 


Reading & Writing Resources

Sora eBook & eAudiobook Platform/App - choice or assigned reading

  • Tutorial - how to log in and find ebooks & eaudiobooks
  • Use GPS Google login to access
  • Download the Sora App on phone or tablet, or use website version on computers
  • Includes Always Available titles so there’s always something to borrow
  • Some books are available in foreign languages
  • Digital Class Sets – I can submit a requisition for you if you want to assign students in a class a particular book

Databases on the Library Website - most automatically log in, but I can provide usernames and passwords when needed

  • Includes reference book articles, newspapers (including Recorder, NYT, Republican, Boston Globe), magazines, audio, maps, images, primary sources, video, and more
  • Content for all subjects
  • New databases - Career Transitions, ProQuest Science, Heritage Quest, and the return of Opposing Viewpoints
  • Could be used for research and as a source for quality nonfiction reading material

Salem Press Database – ebook version of reference book sets.

No password required!

Includes:

  • Salem Health - Addictions, Substances & Alcoholism
  • Defining Documents in American History - The Cold War, Dissent & Protest, Immigration & Immigrant Communities, Exploration & Colonial America, World War II
  • Defining Documents in World History - Women’s Rights, Renaissance & Early Modern Era
  • Milestone Documents - African American History, American History, World History
  • Countries & Cultures
  • Great Events from History - 21st Century
  • Civil Disobedience, Social Justice, Nationalism & Populism, Violent Demonstrations and Race Relations
  • Critical Surveys of Graphic Novels - Manga

NewsELA - nonfiction reading content, for many subjects

  • Can be adapted for different reading levels to differentiate and meet IEP/EL requirements
  • Login - use your school Google login

Commonlit.org - web resource with articles, short stories, and poems at a variety of levels

  • Differentiation options
  • Login to use their assessments and track student progress.
  • No login required to download materials for use.
  • Accessibility features include language translation, read aloud (English only), and the ability to change font size.
  • Signed in students can highlight and make annotations directly in the page.
  • Mini Units
  • Guide to Accessibility

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

New York Times Daily Writing Prompts

Academy of American Poets

 

 


Educational Video

Discovery Education - district subscription to streaming educational video on a broad array of topics

  • Select the Passcode/New User tab to enter the school passcode (See librarian for passcode)
  • Click Login to create a user account and password
  • Set up classrooms to create student accounts so they can access videos remotely

Digital Theater - 1000+ full-length productions and educational resources (trial until 5/6)

  • See librarian for password.

InfoBase Classroom Video

PBS Learning Media

Crash Course

Khan Academy

 

 

 

 


Virtual Field Trips

Discovery Education Field Trips

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.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Offers virtual tours of their current, past, and permanent exhibits.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

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.

National Gallery of Art

Has two easy to use and informational online exhibits on “Fashioning a Nation” and “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting.”

British Museum

An interactive timeline provides a guided exploration of history.

The Getty Museum

The collection includes European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs.

 

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources - Textbooks

OpenStax - Textbooks

MITOpenCourseware - Textbooks 

Copyright & Fair Use

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