Resources for Educators & Parents
Lesson plans, advice, and resources for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers.
ZipGrade: Grade paper tests using your iPhone's camera | Free download allows you to grade 100 tests; requires a one-time purchase of $1.99 for the unlimited use version.
ZipGrade Cloud: iPad and iPhone Grading App For Teachers
Image Search Tricks Every Teacher Must Know
101 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools for Teachers and Educators
101 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools
Great songs to teach science set to popular tunes
ChemCollective | A collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests from staff and faculty at Carnegie Mellon.
5 Books for Thinking Parents | Imagination Soup
Help your child choose age-appropriate books that meet your standards. Common Sense Media is a BCPL favorite for checking whether a book contains content outside of a parent's comfort level.
Tips for Reading Books to an Active Baby or Toddler
Want Smart Kids? Talk to Them—and Listen to Them | SLATE article
9 Guaranteed Ways to Get Your Children Excited About Read-Alouds
No, It’s Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: Teaching the English Punctuation System
Teaching Literacy Through Environmental Print | Childhood 101
Tips for library visits with young children. | via Cheerios and Lattes
Teaching Book and Print Awareness: Getting Ready to Read | via This Reading Mama