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Resources for Educators & Parents

Lesson plans, advice, and resources for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers.

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How to Create a Literate Home | PBS Parents

How to Create a Literate Home

FAMILY TIME MACHINE | "The Family Time Machine™ is fueled by your family's imagination! It recharges its batteries when your family turns moments of togetherness into family time by learning, imagining and playing. From breakfast to bath time to bedtime, your family already spends time together throughout the day. The Family Time Machine helps you make the most of those moments by inspiring you to learn together with fun activities."

Family Time Machine

▶ Net Neutrality | Explained by Common Craft

Net Neutrality - Explained by Common Craft

Tips-for-Effective-Vocabulary-Instruction Infographic

A great list of education websites. (Only,, not BCPL is launching a new group using this resource!

Apps that motivate reading.

We Are Teachers

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

101 Homeschooling Sites to Follow in 2014 | ElementaryEducati...

Image Search Tricks Every Teacher Must Know

Teach your 3-6 year old to read the no fail way!

Tips for teaching your child to read

Find How: How-To Directory for Education

Education |

101 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools for Teachers and Educators

101 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools

YouTube for teachers

TeacherTube - Teach the World

Great songs to teach science set to popular tunes

The 60-Second Guide To Teaching With Tablets

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

Classroom Connections: Elementary Economics, by Angela Leeper | Booklist Online

The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students | Edudemic

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