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.*

Kids Can Code

Get kids ready to code with these interactive e-books designed for learners grades 3-8.*

LearningExpress 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 and online education.*

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.*

Reference Point Press Exploring Issues

Students and teachers can explore the facts and debates surrounding a variety of current controversial topics. Access to Exploring Issues has been generously provided by Reference Point Press through Jun 30, 2020.

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.

Houston Area School Districts

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

Lexile: Find A Book

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. 

PBS Learning Media

This site offers the best of public media content and produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. Parents and teachers have free access to over 14,000 high-quality resources.

Read Across America

Motivate your child to read year-round with help from HPL and this National Education Association program.  Find free tools and resources, reading calendars and information about events near you.

Texas Education Agency

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

The New York Times Learning Network

Provided free from The New York Times, the Learning Network publishes about 1,000 teaching resources each school year, all based on using Times content — articles, essays, images, videos, graphics and podcasts — as teaching tools across subject areas. Designed for onine classroom teachers and parents of students in uppper elementary gades through high school. No subscription is needed, just create a login. 

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.