Teacher Tools

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Enjoy these free, web-based resources! Your DPISD librarians have worked hard to curate this list, but, as always, please be sure to review and familiarize yourself with them prior to using with your students. 
 
If you have any suggestions for resources that should be added here, please let me know and I am more than happy to do so!
 
CrashCourse
An educational and engaging collection of YouTube courses across the curriculum for students, families and educators.
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sailon
"Subject Area Interactive Lessons Online" is a collaborative effort of 9 local districts featuring interactive lesson support.
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commonsensemedia
Trusted reviews of movies, television, books, games, apps and websites, plus digital citizenship lessons and resources.
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google arts & culture
Virtual tours of  world class museums and cultural sites---discover art, historical treasures and more.
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pbslearningmedia
Free lesson planning and multimedia resources across the curriculum.
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greatwebsitesforkids
Sort by subject/topic or grade level. Simply awesome!
booktrailers
Book trailers for new and popular titles that you can show your students to spread the joy of reading.
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commonlit
2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.”
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google arts & culture
Google virtual tours of National parks.
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penpalschools
Connect your students with others all across the world for an engaging learning experience - review privacy guidelines and settings before use.
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teachingbooks
Provides multimedia connections and resources to books and authors used for content and leisure reading. Create educator log-in using staff e-mail.
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readwritethink
Classroom resources and professional development from the International Reading Association and the NCTE.
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edsitement
"The Best of the Humanities on the Web". Lesson plans, student resources, primary sources and more.
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BestofHIstory
Award-winning site with over 1200 websites with links to lessons, activities and more, created by EdTech Teacher Resource.
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Handbook of Texas Online. A comprehensive resource from the Texas State Historical Association.
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digital history
An ever expanding digital collection of documents and images. curated by the University of Houston.
crashcoursekids
An educational and engaging collection of YouTube courses across the curriculum for students, families and educators - Crash Course Kids was made with a science and math focus.
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houstonzoo
The Houston Zoo has been doing live Keeper Talks via their Facebook page and posting them on their YouTube channel!
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khan academy
Learning support in math, sciences and humanities with over 4,500 videos and skills practice.
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sciencenewsforstudents
FREE, online magazine providing age-appropriate topical news from all fields of science for learners and educators.
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mysteryscience
Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science - no login needed.
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generationgenius
Online science and video lessons - Free 1-month teacher access; includes student links that allow them 1-click access. Can be extended if closed more than a month.
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nceskidszone
Games, quizzes and interactive skill-building for math, probability, graphing, and more.
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ANIMAL CAMS

 

P.E.

baseball

PBS hosts Ken Burns’ Baseball documentary for free.

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ROBOTICS

Code

Learn how to code from home.

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ART
art assignment
"The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. We explore art and art history through the lens of things happening today. "
 

Virtual Art Tours

Travel + Leisure compiled a list of 12 virtual museum tours to enjoy from your own home.

 

Paper Engineering How-To

How-To: Secret Codes original document by Jill Work
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THEATRE
crashcoursetheatre
An entire playlist of Theatre history created by Crash course - includes educational videos from Ancient Theatre to Broadway and Beyond!
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MUSIC
chromemusiclab
A browser-based music app made by Google.
 
CrashCourse
A video that teaches "The Physics of Sound."