Web Resources for Teachers

WEB Resources For Teachers (information taken from: Odean, Kathleen. The Best New Young Adult Books (Grades 6-12): Resource Handbook. North Kingston, RI: TTL Seminars, 2019.)

Answer Garden Free survey tool that creates word clouds

Best Trailers Publisher book trailers for adult and YA books

Big Huge Labs Free site with simple projects to be made with photos and print, like trading cards, posters, and mini-books

Blabberize Add voice to photographs for free

Book Riot Find reviews, booklists, podcasts, and a list of recent movies adapted from YA novels. Also gives recommendations of book tubers.

Buncee Presentation tool

ChatterPix Kids App to add 30 second sound recording to a photograph

The Daring Librarian Full of book-related ideas and activities

Epic Reads Lively blog re YA books. Author and booktalk videos

Flocabulary Hip-hop music videos for teaching. Subscription site with free trial.

GoConqr Free tool to make mind maps, quizzes, flashcards, etc.

GoSoapbox A web-based clicker tool

Great Books Foundation Free Educational Resources Free resources and lesson plans for teachers and parents at grade level K-12.

Haiku Deck Add titles to photographs to make a slide show

Jeopardy Labs A free site for creating jeopardy style games

Kahoot A free game-based, interactive learning platform

Library Of Congress – Teachers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching.

March Book Madness All grade levels, used nationally. Has booklists, brackets, and a place for your students to vote

Mentimeter A tool to get feedback. Free for limited use. Educational pricing available

National Novel Writing Month For writing a novel in the month of November, with a special section for teens

The Nonfiction Minute Short writings by YA nonfiction authors

Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) Free online bulletin board for short posts

Poll Everywhere Polling website with real time charts, etc. Free “Intro” with subscription upgrades

Project Lit (Booksource Banter) National book club of diverse books for students. Twitter: @ProjectLITComm

Read to Them Good for middle school “One School One Book” resources

Reading Logs Using G Suite Video from NY middle school on creating online reading logs using the Google suite

Reading Rants! Reviews and booklists by a young adult librarian

Richard Peck Quotes Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site – featured author Richard Peck

Scholastic 25 Best Websites For Teachers

Simple History Youtube Channel Short animated videos on history

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators For aspiring writers

Socrative Free online system for taking quick polls/giving quizzes

Smithsonian For Educators Multiple resources with curriculum connections

Teachers Pay Teachers Free teaching resources and lesson plans at grade level K-12

Teaching Books A subscription portal to resources including author videos, links to 3000+ book guides, a pronunciation guide for author names, and more

Thinglink Website for connecting images music, video, notes and more. Free site, but has subscription upgrades.

Timeline Tools For Teachers Links to and reviews of 10 free timeline tools for teachers.

Voki Choose and edit an avatar, then record a short booktalk

Wakelet Curating tool for digital resources

YALSA – Young Adult Library Services Association – “The Hub” “Your connection to teen collections.” For current booklists by genre and more.