K-12 Educators

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BookFlix offers a wide range of video storybooks paired with non-fiction titles. Educational games add to the fun and learning.

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Suite of Britannica School resources at four levels - Britannica Fundamentals, Elementary, Middle, and High. School code is MeL5. Each contains resources at the appropriate learning and skill level including primary sources in subjects such as people, countries, science, animals, current events, and biographies.

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K-8. Fiction and nonfiction books you can read online - for school and for fun.

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Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Ideal for students, researchers, and educators interested in any aspect of the humanities.

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Covers subjects of interest for elementary aged children through adults, including: test preparation materials, interactive practice exams, job and career acceleration tools, and skill building resources.  

 

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Thousands of high-quality online instructional videos by recognized industry experts on the latest software, creative, and business skills. Log on and learn at your own pace. This resource can only be accessed with an individual library card account. Due to vendor restrictions, we cannot provide access to business card accounts.

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PebbleGo boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. With informational articles and ready-made activities, students of all abilities are supported. There are also supplemental resources for educators.

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Learn 80 languages (including English) in any of 50 languages using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Includes flashcards, pronunciation analysis, conversation practice, quizzes, downloadable audio lessons, kid-friendly lessons, and more.  For ages 3 to Adult

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Recommended for: Early elementary.  Learning about colors, numbers and other fun things. Strengthen reading foundations with stories, activities and videos. Includes materials for educators. For ages 3-8.

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Easy to use online encyclopedia in eight major subject categories: Arts, History and Government, People, Places, Plants and Animals, Science and Mathematics, Sports and Hobbies, World Religions. Has full-featured pictures, sounds and videos. Also includes a section for teachers.

Other Resources

MeL – Educators

MeL has brought together their educational resources for teachers on one page, with promotional materials, design help, curriculum sources and more.

MeL Minute - Using Google Tools to support student research and lesson planning

Article featured in the “MeL Minute” newsletter from August 27th, 2020. Includes brief explanations, video tutorials, as well as a list of vendors that offer Google Tools.

Digital Public Library of America

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. CADL Local History is a contributor through the Michigan Service Hub.

Learn How to Get Started Using the DPLA

Folger Shakespeare Library

Digital Texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Scholastic's 25 Best Websites for Teachers

An annotated list of sites curated by Scholastic for "simplifying lesson planning, keeping the classroom running smoothly, engaging students, and involving families in learning".

Top 10 Free Lesson-Planning Resources for Teachers

Resources compiled by the website Hey Teach! from Western Governors University to help teachers in all subjects and grade levels.

12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours - Travel and Leisure

This article details 12 museums from around the world that offer virtual tours, from exhibits to gallery walk-throughs and more.