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Lessons With Purpose Grades 9 and Up-free multicultural stories with lesson plans for high school and college. Includes topics such as refugees, vanishing cultures, climate change, and more. Solid resources on current events from around the globe.  Includes infographics, media feeds and time lines all pulled from the web and curated by topic.

12 Words You Need To Ban From Your Vocabulary To Be A Better Ally


21st Century Teaching Resources

Awesome Library 37,000 resources for teachers carefully reviewed by other teachers

Edutopia K-12 education tips; created and supported by the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

EDSITEment Combines history with language arts, foreign language, art, and music to give students the total humanities experience through high-quality lesson plans that promote critical thinking.

Illuminations Lessons and interactives for teaching math K-12

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything  Kathy Schrock is an educational technologist.  Her site offers links, lessons, suggestions for flipping and blending classrooms, information technology training and much, much more. 

National Archives: Docs Teach  Allows teachers to incorporate primary source documents and other historical texts into a variety of critical thinking and thought-mapping activities. Pre-made activities are also provided. Students can complete the activities online or through the DocsTeach app available for the iPad.

November Learning A site dedicated to innovated teaching created and maintained by tech guru Alan November

Smithsonian Education A page from the Smithsonian's website provides educational resources for teachers, parents and students.

Teachbytes This is a blog created and maintained by Technology Coach, Aditi Rao.  It offers great lesson ideas, collaboration tools, and digital learning across all disciplines.

The Story Starter 215,572,250,880 randomly generated story starters.  For example: The huge lion tamer served breakfast in a closed gas station when it rained to discover the dark secret.


E-Books Report

SORA E-Book Check Outs A quarterly listing of book checkouts