Search SourcesDigital 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 ListeningUser 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 - 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 Three reading levels to choose from for nearly all articles. Quality content, standards links; Audio
CultureGrams 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.Gale Elementary (formerly Kid InfoBits) New Interface!(Kid Infobits) now called, Gale Elementary Search within student accessible magazines/periodicals that teach and reinforce recognition of "authoritative voice" in non-fiction/information texts.Learn360 (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)
Lightbox variety of interactive, multimedia nonfictionNewsela (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.
Rosen Spotlight on... 6 -13 e-titles on each of the following topics:
- 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
- Social Studies
- American Indians
Printables - lessons, vocabulary, organizers; standards for allSORA - 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 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 CenterWorld Book encyclopedia Great overview for all topics with current event connectionsLOCAL 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.
- 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
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