Resources For Educators
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center): An online digital library for educational information and research, written by professionals.
Alternatives to Using YouTube in the Classroom: A 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 Includes video, historical references and useful web links.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.
Nassau Youth Services Website: A link to the Nassau Library System’s Youth Services News and Upcoming Events.
PBS Teachers: This 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.
(Located in our Professional Collection)