Streaming Video and Ebooks


There are many wonderful video resources you can use in your classroom.  Here are some general locations you can visit to find video and audio resources for your classroom.  Click on the logos or links to visit the resource.  If you have resources to add to this page, please let me know :)

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Tumble Books

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Students love listening and reading along with many wonderful titles from authors like Robert Munsch.

A fun idea: Mute the audio and have your students read the book aloud. Hide the pictures and have the students listen to the story and draw a picture as they listen to the story.

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Oxford Owl

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250 FREE tablet-friendly eBooks and activities.  The eBook Collection on Oxford Owl is easily searchable by age, book band and genre to help you find the perfect book for every child. Simply join us or log in.

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“WatchKnowLearn has indexed approximately 50,000 educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 5,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom, as well as parents and students at home 24/7. Users can dive into our innovative directory or search for videos by subject and age level. Video titles, descriptions, age level information, and ratings are all edited for usefulness. Our Web site invites broad participation in a new kind of wiki system, guided by teachers. WatchKnowLearn does not itself host videos—we serve as a library for links to excellent educational videos that have been selected by educators.”

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Our FREE library of videos covers K-12 math and science, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.

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* Idea: Use these videos to reteach math concepts at school or email the link to parents. Challenge your students to create Khan style videos of their own using iPads or digital cameras.

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The following collection of magazines are available for free.  They are arranged in a Symbaloo Mix.  The magazines feature full color photography and the students have the option of having the text read for them.

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Discovery Education

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Discovery Education Streaming Plus is built with both students and teachers in mind, Streaming Plus also provides educators with practical instructional support to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards. With hundreds of model lessons and Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment all in one location, Streaming Plus is a single-source destinati

on for Common Core instructional strategies that support literacy, higher order thinking skills and enhanced problem solving for students.

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PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators.

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BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. Perfect for use in the classroom, school library, and public library, BookFlix is accessible to every child – early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners.  The PTO purchased a subscription!  Username: farleyhill Password: bookflix**  The

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Netflix

Screen Shot 2013-07-03 at 10.47.19 PMNetflix offers many fiction and non fiction storybook video titles from Scholastic. Netflix also has amazing authors like Eric Carle reading their books.  Disney Nature has included some non fiction titles about butterflies, animals and more.  Subscriptions to Netflix cost $7.99/month.  Video is a great way to help your children make real world connections and can be an engaging addition to your lessons.

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Brain Pop Jr.

My students LOVE Brain Pop Jr.!  It is a great way to assess listening comprehension and gives them a chance to practice answering assessments using letters A, B, C, or D.  There are two options: iPad app or a version for your web browser on your laptop/desktop.  The bare bones app is free, but I chose to get the full version and subscription for $5.99 a month.

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BrainPOP Jr. provides curriculum-based content geared specifically for K-3 students. The site offers a growing library of movies and interactive features across six subjects: science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math. Our engaging resources support educators and meet students’ different learning styles and abilities. Our content includes short animated movies, leveled quizzes, activities, recommended grade-appropriate reading, writing and discussion prompts, and more. All content is aligned to and searchable by state standards.

Here are is a current “List of Topics” they cover.

Link to iPad App: brainpopjr app

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