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Resources For Educators

Library Database

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center): An online digital library for educational information and research, written by professionals.

Websites

Alternatives to Using YouTube in the ClassroomA list of educational video sites that can help with lesson planning.

Common Core State Standards Initiative: This website provides a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.

Common Curriculum: An online resource designed to help educators align their lesson plans to the Common Core standards.

Digital Vaults: A collection of primary documents from the National Archives.

DocsTeach: Find and create learning activities with primary source activities by using more than 3,000 original documents from the National Archives.

EngageNY: The go-to site for educating and learning resources designed specifically for New York teachers, principals and administrators.

FreeTech4Teachers: This blog, named 2010 EduBlog of the year is a great resource for teachers who want to stay up on the most current online resources for the classroom.

How To Smile: An online community of educators who have vetted over 3,000 interactive, hands-on activities.

InstaGrok: A great search engine site that is geared more for the classroom. Includes video, historical references and useful web links.

Kids Activities: Tons of ideas for teachers and childcare professionals.

Learn it in 5: A resource for professionals, students and parents who want to increase their Web 2.0 skills.

My Storymaker: A storytelling resource for both confident and reluctant writers to tell their stories interactively. A wonderful resource for those kids who have difficulties with creative writing assignments.

PBS TeachersThis site provides teacher resources such as interactive media tutorials, lessons plans, and relevant professional development.

Plagiarism.org: Provides resources and advice for teachers to deal with plagiarism in the classroom.

Studyladder: An effective literacy and mathematics program developed by experienced educators.

Teachnet.com: Daily tips and creative ideas for the busy teacher.

TEDEd: Allows educators to create and share lessons built around YouTube videos.

Wolfram| Alpha: A curated search engine that is just as quick as Google, but with much more intelligent results.

Magazines

(Located in our Professional Collection)

Booklinks

The Bulletin

Children and Libraries

Horn Book

Instructor

Library Sparks

Mailbox

School Library Journal