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All Ages ELAR Resources

May 07, 2021
Friday

Google Teach from Home    

  • Audience:  Teachers     books-indoors-pages-paper-45717.jpg
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Tips for teaching remotely using Google Hangouts Meet, Google Classroom, Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Docs. Also has information on keeping students engaged and making lessons accessible for all.

Book Source Banter Blog  

  • Audience:  Teachers
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Comprehensive guide to remote teaching resources for educators at every grade level.

12 World Class Museums You Can Visit Online  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:   Visit museums around the world from the comfort of your home! This site lists 12 of the world's most well-known museums with a description of what it offers and hyperlinks that take you to a virtual view. Each museum formats its interactive virtual tools in different ways. Now that students need to be well-versed in multi-modal texts, graphic features, and digital texts, this site is a perfect way to hit those standards. For younger students, parents can read to the information about the objects or displays in each museum while the students' curiosities are spurred by the miraculous images. Some features in most of the museums will play an audio of the text, so students can enjoy it even when parents or teachers may not be available. The pictures and information can be used to inspire students to ask questions, explore new content and disciplines, see different things around the world, and practice reading, writing, listening, and hopefully engaging in conversations with their families.

*  Some of the content may be too difficult for younger students to understand. Find a specific museum you want your student to explore and share that link with them, rather than leaving them free to wonder through each one.


Actively Learn  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students
  • Access Code:  Free for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year
  • Description:  Diverse catalog of texts and videos, scaffolds for supporting all learners, questions, annotations, and progress monitoring.

Brain Hive  

  • Audience:  Teachers
  • Access Code:  Free through 6/30/2020.  For login, schools and districts should contact:  Ricky Harlow -  rharlow@brainhive.com  919-395-3653
  • Description:  Access to digital titles
  • Language:  English/Spanish

BrainPOP, Brain POP ELL, BrainPOP Espanol  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Free School and Family Access while their campus is closed- Must Create Account (Schools and teachers can access this site for free while their campuses remain closed. Each teacher does not need their own username and password, the campus can create one username and password for all teachers to use. Families and students can access this site for free by creating a user name and password through the "family access" button)
  • Description:  Brain POP is accessible through any screen device and a perfect solution for distance learning plans. Brain POP is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated films for students in grades K-12. In addition the site offers quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English & Reading, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. 
  • Language:  English/Spanish

Discovery Education  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students     pile-of-books-159866.jpg
  • Access Code:  Free through the remainder of the school year - Principals and superintendents request access.  https://www.discoveryeducation.com/experience-access-request/
  • Description:  Digital curriculum resources including digital textbooks, multimedia content, and professional development

EBSCO  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students
  • Access Code:  Most schools in Texas have an account (Students and teachers will enter the site via TexQuest. From there, participants will choose their grade span in the Navigator. If the teacher of students does not know their ID and Password, they will more than likely be able to enter through their school library websites. Look for TexQuest!)
  • Description:  TexQuest provides access to authoritative digital resources for educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open-enrollment charter schools.
  • Language:  English/Spanish

Edutopia  

  • Audience:  Teachers
  • Access Code: Free 
  • Description:  Videos and articles to provide support for teachers on distance learning.

Great Books Foundation  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  These K-12 open educational resources are available to download and come with suggested discussion questions to spur deep thinking.

PBS Learning Media  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Lesson plans, videos, activities
  • Language:  English/Spanish

ReadWriteThink  

  • Audience:  Teachers
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Lesson Plans for all content areas

Smithsonian Tween Tribune  

  • Audience:  Teachers     advertisements-batch-blur-business-518543.jpg
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Daily news articles (Lexile leveled), quizzes, critical thinking questions, weekly videos, lesson plans
  • Language:  English/Spanish

WatchKnowLearn  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents  
  • Access Code:  Free
  • Description:  Approximately 50,000 educational videos indexed by placing them into a directory of over 5,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom, as well as parents and students at home 24/7. Users can search by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. WatchKnowLearn does not itself host videos—they serve as a library for links to excellent educational videos that have been selected by educators.

TexQuest  

  • Audience:  Teachers, Students, Parents
  • Access Code:  Most schools in Texas have an account
  • Description:  Look for these March 2020 updates to the TexQuest Digital Resources for virtual learning support!  
    • New "Access TexQuest from Home" Video (in both English and Spanish)
    • Log in through TexQuest Navigator (Access all resources in ONE move)
    • Visit EBSCO / Learning Express  for STAAR, GED, College and Career Readiness, and eBook resources (try adding 19! to the end of your password if you have trouble connecting)
    • Try Learn 360 to access fun interactive activities for students Pre K - 12

 

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