Digital citizenship & literacy
San José Public Library has created a fantastic resource for learning about privacy topics in the online world. There are a myriad of resources suitable for older kids and in-depth articles for adults. The toolkit takes you through a survey and then provides resources for building your online identity according to your privacy needs. This is a great resource for anyone participating in social media or as a teaching tool for kids and teens. It is freely available for anyone to use.
Science & health
Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration. See the Ted Ed Lesson Plan here.
Crossword Puzzle Maker with a huge selection of ready-made crosswords and a crossword and word search generator.
English Language Arts
Edmonton Public Library has developed some great resources to share with the library community. Their YouTube channel has recorded versions of popular puppet shows and animated rhymes in Storytime Station.
If you're looking for some literacy-related entertainment to show on a SmartBoard during an inside recess or during a class visit to the library, check these out!
For poetry month
Cartoonist and Patron Saint of Honoring the Creative Impulse, Lynda Barry, believes that the secret to understanding poetry is to commit it to memory. Effortless recall is key. Get that poem lodged inside your brain as if it were a Top 40 hit of your youth. Read about it here.
R is For Rhyme: A Poetry Alphebet by Judy Young is just one of the many poetry books available on Epic - project on your Smart Board and read as a class.Epic is free for educators.
* I expect that teachers will evaluate each resource for themselves before sharing with students.
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