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Pre-assembled story time kits for parents, caregivers, teachers or anyone who works with young children. Themed kits include picture books, puppets and DVDs. Please ask a library staff member for assistance in requesting a kit.
- Story Times To Go Themed Kits
Choose from: Backyard Pets, Patriotic, People Movers, Garden, Rain, Farm, Food, Friends, Pets, Wild Animals, Family, Health, School, Fairytales, Construction, Seasons, Music, Senses, Community Helpers, ABCs and 123s, Dinosaurs, Colors and Shapes.
- ABC Mouse
Full online curriculum Preschool through Kindergarten.
- ALA's Everyday Advocacy
Community Outreach, Inspiration, Ideas
- Big Think
Big Think is a global forum connecting people and ideas. Experts are interviewed and new ideas explored.
- Free Resources for Common Core
Scholastic's Lesson Plans and Teacher's Guides for Common Core in the classroom.
- Novelist's Common Core Language Resources
Strategies for finding the right book for each reader.
- Project Look Sharp
Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College that develops and provides lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels, including integration with the new common core standards.
- Share Our Books
Children's authors donate a personal set of books to a school for a six-week period. The entire school, including teachers and staff members, reads the books and then mails the collection of books off to the next school. The school chooses how to celebrate the book, either through opening and closing ceremonies, reading activities, and communicating with the authors.
- Teach With Movies
Enrich classes, drive assignments for K-12 units.
- Teacher Tube
Tools to save teacher's time, including lesson plans, printables, newsletters, management and more.
Hand-picked set of free online educational talks many submitted by educators themselves but enhanced by TED officials. An online forum, the Ted-Ed Brain Trust, will encourage discussion of how to reform teaching using the videos and other technology.
Have a big assignment for all of your students?
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- Apples 4 the Teacher
An educational resource site for teachers and homeschoolers.
- Common Core Classroom
Quality children's books to supplement Common Core in the classroom.
- Common Core in Action:ELA
Integrating technology and Common Core Reading in the classroom.
- Common Core Standards
View CC standards in one convenient free app.
- Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards
Link includes tables that help school librarians learn how the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards align.
Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Media, helps teachers find, understand, and share the best digital learning products available.
- Here Be Fiction
Here be Fiction has been developed to support the discovery of fiction ebooks available from many of the same K-12 publishers that we are already working with for informational ebooks. These publishers have been producing high quality, award winning fiction books for years, but many school librarians are not familiar with the authors and titles. Here Be Fiction is working with the publishers to provide free access to selected ebooks to help school librarians discover the great fiction available right now.
- Library of Congress Common Core Resource Center
Resources, professional development tools, lesson plans, and more.
- Nonfiction Minute
Free daily resource of excellent children's nonfiction by the authors of Ink Think Tank.
- Preschool Express
Activities and Ideas for Teachers, Parents and Caregivers.
- Scholastic's Common Sense for Common Core
Reading Lists by Grade Level
- Tween Tribune
Welcome to TeenTribune, TweenTribune,TTEspañol and TTJunior – the daily news sites for kids, tweens and teens – where you'll find the most compelling, relevant and interesing news for 55 million kids in K-12 and their 3.5 million teachers.