a subscription product made available to the District teachers and is
similar in scope and use to United Streaming. Questions about its use or
setting up student use? Contact Mrs.
PBS Learning Media along with Annenburg
offer links to video clips, print resources, lesson plans and more. Create
your own account at each of these terrific educational sites to search,
save and use the resources they have.
WGBH Boston’s Open Vault, archives, by subject,
film clips from its wonderful educational resources.
growing by leaps and bounds and its content is teacher-driven. Register to
make the most of this great site.
Awesome Stories has over 400 films in a variety of
educational subjects, plus many more resources. Create an account to use
Khan Academy offers more than 3300 academic films and is a great resource for both
you and your students. You can log-in with your school email log-in.
Enrichment and More
PBS has developed a new website
devoted to Adolescent Literacy – reading and writing in the
classroom. Newsletters, articles, author presentations, and blogs for
teachers and more are available at Adolescent Literacy.
Geographic Education, and PBS
offer excellent, free resources for K-12 teachers looking
for enrichment activities.
offers standards-based, "pop-up free" links to quality
lesson plans and resources in a variety of formats for the classroom
Remember, with all of these
tools, success is best guaranteed through preparation (storyboarding and
collaborative planning). Want
Wordle (NOTE: The Gallery
area has some adult content.) Learn it and have your students start with
the CREATE button. Great tool
for vocabulary units, “ME” words, summarizing activities with
Educators. Create your account and get your students going on making their
own film presentations.
Prezi is a zoom-in, zoom-out
presentation editor, allowing students to embed narration, files, videos
and more onto one surface.
Museum Box is
like an online shadow box – each side of each open box can contains
text, pictures, embedded videos or files. This has so many potential
Information Literacy and Learning
Landmarks for Schools, a
site created by 21st century thinker David Warlick, is dedicated
to the idea that the very idea of information – its creation, how we
use it, how we access it – is changing right before our eyes.
Standards for Illinois
I-SAIL (Illinois Standards
Aligned Instruction for Libraries) aligns Common Core reading
standards to the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and
the NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) for Grades K-12.