Education: Recommended for Educators Resources

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EBSCOhost eBooks

Read e-books on all subjects including some vocational textbooks, technical manuals, and Texas history. Note: downloadable e-books available by remote use only.*

ERIC

The U.S. Department of Education's Educational Resource Information Center database contains citations and abstracts from education-related journals, as well as full text of digests and clearinghouse documents.*

Learning Express Library

Interactive practice exams as well as a Job and Career Center. Include TAKS, GED, SAT, civil service, ASVAB, law enforcement, real estate and basic skills tests.*

NoveList K-8 Plus

Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*

Professional Development Collection

Articles for professional educators and librarians.*

TeachingBooks.net

A multimedia online database including thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.*

Vocational & Career Collection

This collection provides full text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals.*

Recommended Websites

Annenberg Learner

Professional development for teachers and classroom resources across the curriculum. Features streaming videos that teach topics including language learning (Spanish, French, German, ESL, etc.), math and science.

CK-12 Foundation

An online collaborative learning environment for students and educations; offers study guides for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and assistance in curriculum development.

Colorin Colorado!

Colorin Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs, also known as students of English as a second language).

EducationWorld

Education search engine for teachers with links for lesson plans, curriculum, subject areas, and more.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Government agency internet resources for teachers and parents.

Houston Area School Districts

Find statistics on all Greater Houston school districts including dropout rates, TEKS and SAT scores, and related data.

Houston Center for Literacy

Information about literacy services, volunteer opportunities, and resources includes the ability to search for literacy providers by zipcode.

Lexile Book Search

Allows users to find book Lexile levels with a title search or to find titles with a specific Lexile level.

MIT Open Courseware

MIT's free, web-based course content. 

Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency oversees elementary and secondary public education throughout the state.

Wonderopolis

From the National Center for Family Literacy, Wonderopolis is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.