Teacher Resources

Britannica Encyclopedia–Elementary School Edition

Britannica is one of the most trusted sources of encyclopedias!  You can use this database as long as you are in Massachusetts. Provided by the Massachusetts Library System. Thank you!


BrainPOP creates animated, curriculum-based content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement for students in grades 3-8.


For students in grades K-3


**Pine Glen teachers, please look in your Google Docs for login information. Or email me at delia@bpsk12.org


TumbleBooks are animated talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

TumbleBooks User Guide–created by Laura Beals D’Elia, 2012

“Are eBooks Any Good?”–by Lindsay Guernsey, article from June 2011 School Library Journal featuring TumbleBooks

**Pine Glen teachers, please look in your Google Docs for login information. Or email me at delia@bpsk12.org


Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by our content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards. And it’s all FREE.


Discovery Education

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts.

If you are a teacher in BPS, please email us at delia@bpsk12.org or callahan@bpsk12.org for the passcode needed to set up a new account.

You can also search Discovery Education’s Lesson Plan Library.

Here is a great tutorial on all of the resources available in the Discovery Education Teacher Center:


PBS Teachers

PBS Teachers is PBS’ national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. They provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS’ award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.

Enchanted Learning

Enchanted Learning, LLC produces K-12 educational material that is published online. They have 30,000 pages on the website covering a wide range of topics. They produce new pages almost every day.

**Pine Glen teachers, please email me at delia@bpsk12.org for the log in information.


Thinking Routines

Created by Project Zero professors from Harvard’s School of Education, these thinking routines structure the way students go about the process of learning.


A free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.

HarperCollins Children’s Printables

Looking for printables on your favorite books and authors you teach in the classroom? Look here!

Welcome to Skype in the Classroom

Meet new people, discover new cultures and connect with classes from around the world, all without leaving the classroom.



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