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
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.