Links for Parents & Teachers
Bullitt County Schools Links
General Sites for Educators & Parents
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Common Sense Media - Advice, reviews, and child appropriateness ratings of books, TV, movies, websites, games, and music.
Crayola Kids - Resources for parents & teachers.
Educator's Reference Desk - Includes 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Family Time Machine - Learn simple and fun ways to build learning, imagination, and play into everyday family time.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Extensive resources for teaching and learning organized by subject and subtopics.
PBS Parents - Great features include Activity Search, PBS Parents' Bookfinder, and Child Development Tracker.
PBS Teachers - PreK–12 educational resources.
Khan Academy - A free, all-ages online learning site that covers math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Offers tools and separate interfaces for parents and teachers.
Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Includes in-depth information on using technology in the classroom.
Learner.org - Teacher professional development and teacher resources across the curriculum. Categories include interactives, arts, foreign language, literature and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies & history. Browseable by grade level (K–4, 5-8, 9-12, College-Adult).
Teaching History with Technology - Designed to to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. Includes history and social studies lesson plans, activities, projects, games, and quizzes that use technology.
Today Parents - Access a variety of resources and parenting-related news items.
Links for Homeschoolers
Homeschool Portal (About.com)
Book & Literacy Links
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**Reed the Raccoon's 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten - Ms. Lucinda's original list has been updated by the BCPL Children's Department and our friendly mascot, Reed the Raccoon.
**Reed the Raccoon's 50 Favorite Board Books - Reed's top picks for high-interest reads for infants and toddlers available in board book format.
Book Awards Lists (Links on our website)
Children's Book Council - Recommended reading lists and tips for selecting age-appropriate books. Also has a directory of authors and illustrators and info on children's publishing.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature - Search by reader age, time period/setting, genre, protagonists' ethnicity or gender, and more.
Jen Robinson's Book Page - Get reviews of the latest kids' books and get lots of info on literacy.
Read.gov: Educators and Parents - Teaching resources to help young people unlock the power of reading.
Lesson Plans & Activities
ABCmouse.com for Libraries
Access ABCmouse for free at any BCPL location to discover a wide variety of lessons and learning activities for kids ages 2 to 7. Includes books, videos, games, puzzles, songs, art activities, printables, and more.
Awesome Stories - Extensive database of image collections, feature stories (mostly history and current events related), and original text documents. Login is required for access to lesson plans. Username and password are both 1bullitt.
BioEd Online - Biology teacher resources from Baylor College of medicine; find podcasts plus lessons (grades K–12).
Guns, Germs, and Steel Lesson Plans (PBS) - The lesson plans, for grades 6 to 12, are designed to accompany the 3-part PBS series.
Educator's Reference Desk - Browse lesson plans by subject.
Favorite Poem Project for Teachers - Lesson plans for different grade levels. Includes cross-disciplinary lessons.
Geology.com - Offers classroom activities and lesson plans for teaching earth science. Covers astronomy, volcanoes, earthquakes, rock and minerals, weather, and more.
Shmoop for Teachers - Teaching resources and reference archive for studying literature, poetry, and U.S. history.
Worksheets & Printables
last updated 6/29/16