Staff Resources

SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES
 
Deer Park subscribes to both academic and professional databases to provide trusted, quality resources for students and staff. Use the ClassLink iOS app or Classlink weblink to access most resources. Many subscriptions require a log-in, available from the library or the Librarian. Student-friendly databases can be found under Student Research Resources.
 
Gale Power Search
Single search all Gale databases or select among databases.
Gale Educator Reference Compete
Professional and post-secondary educator resources. 
Gale General One File
General reference, business & current event research.
Gale Academic OneFile
Scholarly & authoritative articles in all subject areas.
Gale OneFile News
Full-text access to leading world &  U.S. newspapers. 
Gale Opposing ViewpointsInformation, data & perspectives on today's hottest social issues.
Gale Literary Sources
Combines four Gale literary databases to cover the lives, works & eras of writers.
Gale E-Books
Database of encyclopedias &  reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Discovery EducationK-12 Multimedia resources...plus editable content...to support curriculum.
Learn360
K-12 multimedia resources (videos, images, audio articles, activities & more)
TeachingBooks.net
Connections & resources to support book study. Create educator log-in with staff email.
Gale Chilton Library
Authoritative 
automotive repair covering most years, makes & models.
 
FREE, WEB-BASED RESOURCES
To suggest other resources, please contact the Librarian.

E FOR EVERYONE!

Visit Region IV's Distance Learning resource page for educators & families.
 
Connect2Texas - videoconferencing programs across the curriculum from Texas-based educational providers including museums, authors, and cultural, historical and scientific organizations,  administered by ESC Region XI. Click "Events" tab.
 
Khan Academy - learning support in math, sciences and humanities with over 4,500 videos and skills practice.
 
Annenberg Learner Classroom (Annenberg Foundation) - lessons, activities and resources across the curriculum.
 
Google Arts & Culture - virtual tours of world class museums and cultural sites---discover art, historical treasures and more.
 
PBS Learning Media - free lesson planning and multimedia resources across the curriculum.
 
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips - no cost, no permission slip, virtual field trips with activity guides---live or on-demand later.
 
SAIL-ON - "Subject Area Interactive Lessons Online" - collaborative effort of 9 local districts featuring interactive lesson support.
 
American Library Association's Great Websites for Kids -  sort by subject/topic or grade level. Simply awesome!
 
Common Sense Media - trusted reviews of movies, television, books, games, apps and websites, plus digital citizenship lessons and resources.
 
Code.Org - dedicated to expanding access to computer science by providing K-12 curriculum and Hour of Code program. Code-at-Home offers special distance learning resources for educators and families.
 
Crash Course - an educational and engaging collection of Youtube courses across the curriculum for students, families and educators.
 

LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES

Texas Library Association Reading Lists - annual reading lists for Bluebonnet, Lone Star and more plus classroom resources and support for reading.
 
readwritethink - classroom resources and professional development from the International Reading Association and the NCTE.
 
CommonLit2,000+ high-quality free reading passages (in English and Spanish) for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.
 
Epic! - student access to ebooks, learning videos, quizzes and more. Teachers register FREE to receive access codes.
 
Newsela - a variety of engaging topics to develop vocabulary, background knowledge and reading skills in a diverse subject areas.
 
EDSITEment! - "The Best of the Humanities on the Web". Lesson plans, student resources, primary sources and more.
 
Best of History Websites - award-winning site with over 1200 websites with links to lessons, activities and more, created by EdTech Teacher Resource.
 
Handbook of Texas Online - a comprehensive resource from the Texas State Historical Association.
 
The Portal to Texas History - a digital collection of Texas History from Texas State Library.
 
Digital History - an ever expanding digital collection of documents and image, curated by the University of Houston.
 
Newseum - free resources to educate about freedom of press and cultivate media literacy skills essential to civic life. Lesson plans, videos, primary sources, virtual classes and more. 
 

MATH AND SCIENCE

American Association of Chemistry Teachers - open resources through April 2020.
 
PBS NOVA Labs - free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in games and interactives that foster authentic scientific exploration. 
 
PBS Physics Girl - experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries showcasing the fun, adventurous side of physical science.
 
Smithsonian Science Education Center - to provide Smithsonian science curriculum and resources (activities, games, videos, etc.)  to the classroom.
 
National Science Digital Library - searchable database of trusted lessons and resources for science, technology & math education.
 
KU Online Science Resources - free, online resources to support General Science, Life Science and Physical Science instruction.
 
Exploratorium - tools for teaching and learning.
 
Science News for Kids - FREE, online magazine providing age-appropriate topical news from all fields of science for learners and educators.  
 
Mystery Science - free science lessons and activities by grade level, for remote learning.
 
100 Websites for Science Teachers - a plethora of links organized by topic/subject.
 
NCTM Illuminations - resources for teaching math, including lessons, online activities and web links.
 
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - virtual math activities in English and Spanish, from Utah State.
 
NCES Kids Zone - games, quizzes and interactive skill-building for math, probability, graphing, and more.
 
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
 
ESC Region IV- professional development and resources. Visit Region IV's Distance Learning resource page for educators & families.
 
Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) - educator certification and professional development resources and programs.
 
Edutopia - professional community sharing cutting-edge research and resources to improve education. 
 
Education Week - professional resources including articles, posts, and more. Register free to receive limited access; subscribe to receive full.
 
Tech & Learning - cutting-edge technology information for educators. Subscribe to receive weekly e-newsletter free.
 
Teaching Tolerance - free educator resources to develop inclusive practices and promote tolerance in a diverse world.