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      Digital resources on this page can be accessed from school or home.  They will lead to quality informational texts from a variety of sources  that are geared particularly to students. Most all offer Listening headphones
     
     User names and passwords to access these online resources outside of school will be posted in the Library Google Classroom of every student and teacher. Please email Ms. Lis-Simmons if you have any questions.
     
     BrainPOP listen - Animated narrators explore topics across curriculum, current events.  Good 6 minute videos on paraphrasing, plagiarism, using online resources, citing sources. Access to BrainPOP Jr (K-3); BrainPOP Español; and BrainPOP ESL for English language learners.
     
     Britannica K-12  headphones  Three reading levels to choose from for nearly all articles.  Quality content, standards links; Audio

     CultureGrams  listen   Excellent user-friendly resource for access to general and specific current information on all of the countries in the world. Customs, daily living, photographs/slideshows; create graphs for country comparisons.

     Discovery Education listen (formerly United Streaming) Video clips, current events, organizational tools. Faculty passcodes to create an account can be found on the ID and password flyer in all Library Google Classrooms.  If you've had an account in the past but don't recall your username or password there is a place to enter your e-mail address and retrieve that info.     
     
      Flocabulary  Teachers will activate accounts for their classes or send codes for students to join.  Students please do not sign-in without a teacher's direction.                                     
     
    Gale Elementary (formerly Kid InfoBits) listen New Interface!
    (Kid Infobits) now called, Gale Elementary listen Search within student accessible magazines/periodicals that teach and reinforce recognition of "authoritative voice" in non-fiction/information texts.
     
    jlg   Lenape Stream of fiction and nonfiction e- and audio books. Simultaneous, multi-user. Students have own account. Features highlighting and tagging notes.
     
     Learn360 listen  (formerly Power Media Plus) Teacher access full videos from PBS, National Geographic, A&E Television Networks, Weston Woods, Sunburst Visual Media and many other K-12 content providers.  Videos clipped into shorter segments. Audio files, images and print resources. Content is searchable by keyword, subject, grade level, format, state curriculum standards and more. Faculty passcodes available to create own account. If you created an account in the past but don't recall your username and/or password there is a place to enter your e-mail and retrieve it.
     
    Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)
     
     
     Newsela (news-ella) *Free! and excellent! Create account. Current events offered with several different Lexile level reading options. Vocabulary changes but essence is kept.  Follow-up activities, create class lists, some subjects have "text sets" on a topic.
     
    •  Home page will look different. Play around to see new offerings
    •  Scroll to bottom of home page and check out the question of the day and some activities
    •  Science
    •  Social Studies
    •  American Indians 
    •  States
    •  Biography
       Rosen Spotlight on... listen 6 -13 e-titles on each of the following topics:
    • Weather and Natural Disasters
    • Cyber Smarts
    • New York State
    • Ancient Civilizations: Egypt, China, Greece, Incas, Aztecs, Mayans
    • Earth Science and Ecology/Life Science 
    • Civic Action and Civil Rights Movement
    • Sea Creatures
    • Immigration and Migration
    • 25 titles on Emotional and Social Learning
     Printables - lessons, vocabulary, organizers; standards for all
     
    SORA  SORA - Student online reading app.  Use your school credentials (user name and password) and explore the shelves of e-books and audio books.  Use the school link to start, and you will be directed to download the app on your own device.  You will continue to use your school info and note that you may see "Ulster BOCES is my school" before you see the New Paltz option as you move along. (Ulster BOCES provides us with this service) Any questions, email Ms. Lis-Simmons.
     
    Teachingbooks.net   listen   Links to authors, titles, interviews, recommendations. Audio pronunciation available so you say an author's name correctly!
     
    Teaching Tolerance - part of the Southern Poverty Law Center
     
     
    World Book encyclopedia headphones   Great overview for all topics with current event connections
     
     
    LOCAL HISTORY resources: (no passwords needed for the Digital Collections).  Digital collections specific to Hudson Valley Heritage featuring newspapers from long ago with primary text and primary images.

    Hudson River Valley Heritage Digital Library of primary documents, photographs, etc.

    New York Heritage - more than 160 collections from New York libraries, historical societies, museums and archives available for searching.  Primary photographs, letters, maps, diaries, and more.

    Ulster County Archives - featuring primary documents about the Poor House on Libertyville Road, Building the Ashokan Resovoir

     

      
     

     

     

     

Last Modified on June 18, 2021