Humble ISD Virtual Library 2020

Created by Kelly McClain and Debbie Sewell (AHS Librarians)

Virtual Library Sections

Below you will find that the virtual library consists of four different sections: 1. Humble ISD Resources 2. Free Subscriptions 3. Free Activities 4. Author freebies. We are hoping everything we have compiled here will be a helpful resource as you navigate through the end of the school year with your students and your own children at home.

HUMBLE ISD RESOURCES

Continued Learning App on My Humble

On My Humble, there is a new link for Continued Learning. It will take you to this site: https://sites.google.com/humbleisd.net/distancelearning2020humbleisd/home. The purpose of the site is to provide educators with continued learning options that are district supported and readily accessible to use in the virtual classroom.
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ECourses provided by Humble ISD

https://tinyurl.com/wv5dc5s Various courses such as: Google Drive, Google Slides, Google Forms, Screencastify, Google Calendar, Google Classroom, etc. are all one hour classes that you can take from the comfort of your home.
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SORA Free for Everyone Through May!

Check it out! If you are not a SORA campus, you are now. Until May all students will have access to SORA and the Harris County Public Library’s online collection. Just log in using your My Humble account.

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FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS

Pear Deck

All teachers across Humble ISD have full access to Pear Deck Premium through the end of the school year (June 30). To ensure that sure you're getting the most out of your subscription, be sure to turn on all of the Premium features and install the Pear Deck Power-Up Google Chrome Extension.

As promised, I wanted to share some additional resources to help as you transition to remote learning:

Slide deck tutorial can help make google classroom more interactive:

https://app.peardeck.com/share/view/gw5mnr

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LightBox

Free Lightbox interactive books: sign up to get free access

https://mailchi.mp/openlightbox.com/freesubscription_1aug2020

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World Book for Free!

World Book wants to help you with Distance Learning!

For CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS:

We have added ALL of our databases to your account to support our community through April 30th. I am attaching some information for you, your teachers and for parents to aid in distance learning.

For NON-SUBSCRIBERS:

To further support you and your remote learning efforts, World Book is providing all our valued educators with access to additional Pre-K to grade 12 learning resources through April 30, 2020. To gain access to these additional complimentary resources, please click here.

You’ll find additional, ideas, and materials to support you, your team, parents, grandparents, caregivers, or anyone using our resources remotely here.

A snapshot of what you mind find useful:

Early Learning - PreK - 2nd

Kids- 2nd-5th

Student - 6th-8th

Advanced – 9th-12th

eBooks - all grade levels.

Kids, Student and Advanced can be translated into 80 different languages, plus read aloud, too.


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Flinn Scientific

Effective immediately, Flinn Scientific has launched a website with an extensive amount of resources specifically developed to help teachers, students and parents continue their science education journey – even if that learning is taking place outside the classroom or laboratory https://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience/at-home-activities/


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myOn Digital Books

Below are resources about using the myON digital library through this shared account:

myON Shared Account Resources

I wanted to get the username and password out as quickly as possible so you can share with your students. We all stand here to help be it with docs to share, video conferences, etc.

You will click on your unique district link to access the myON digital library and news articles. Your unique district link is:

https://www.myon.com/school/humblereads

Also, your login information will be as follows:

Administrator Username: humblereadsadmin

Administrator Password: books

Student username: myON

Student password: read



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PebbleGo/Capstone

You have been set up with free remote access to PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next and Capstone Interactive eBooks. We hope these resources are helpful to your school and your students during this sensitive time.

Student Access Instructions

  • PebbleGo (English & Spanish):

  • PebbleGo Next:

  • Capstone Interactive eBooks:

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Scholastic

Scholastic has created daily lessons for our students. They have the site divided by age group. Elementary through High School! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
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Infobase

Here are all of the Infobase databases. They are giving us free access to all of them until the end of May. You can access them at this link

http://online.infobaselearning.com/Default.aspx


Username: humbleisd
Password: digital

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Abdo Free Digital Products

https://abdobooks.com/covid-19-resources o help stop the spread of COVID-19, schools and libraries are closing across the country. ABDO wants to ensure that readers everywhere continue to have the opportunity to learn and grow during this unprecedented event.
Our digital products are available for free now through June 2020.
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Audible Stories for Free!

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

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Junior Library Guild Free Resources

https://tinyurl.com/txtzp5k Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, it's our honor to offer you these free resources to help keep students' brains busy and blossoming.
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Tumblebooks for Free!

TumbleBookLibrary - K-6 children's ebook database

Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books

Username: tumble735

Password: books


TumbleMath - K-6 math ebook database

Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6


TeenBookCloud - gr 7-12 ebook database

Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6


AudioBookCloud - This site is an audio book database for kids to adults, however the direct link below provides direct access to the children's section.

Direct Link: http://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6&categoryID=33

Username: tumble2020

Password: A3b5c6


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your kids can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.


Your access will continue until August 31, 2020.


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Proquest

ProQuest Is Here to Help: COVID-19 Update and Support

As the coronavirus spreads and institutions increasingly transition to online-only environments, we understand you are dealing with unprecedented challenges. ProQuest is working in collaboration with partners around the world to create programs that give you additional access to digital resources. We’re keeping the homepage at proquest.com up to date with new programs and resources designed specifically to bridge gaps created by this rapidly-changing environment.

Our priority is to continue supporting you and your users during this critical time.

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FREE ACTIVITIES

Common Sense Media Tips

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/how-to-keep-kids-learning-when-theyre-stuck-at-home

How can I keep my kids learning when we're stuck at home?


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edWeb

https://home.edweb.net/

This is a free online professional learning platform for teachers and librarians. There are recordings, quizzes, and you can earn CE credits. Submit your certification in Strive/Eduphoria and Humble will give credit for an hour.

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Tech Tools to Assist With Distance Learning

Tech Tools to assist with #OnlineContinuedLearning specific to @HumbleISD . Feel free to copy & edit. Access link here http://bit.ly/ollearning. Thank you Cinthia Ureta for creating this!
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Education.com

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Netflix

https://homeschoolhideout.com/educational-shows-on-netflix/ Over 150 educational videos on Netflix. Check it out!
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Houston Zoo

Check out @houstonzoo everyday Mon-Fri at 11am. They are bringing the zoo to you while they are closed to visitors! Facebook Live Stream


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Distance Learning Resources

https://librarylearners.com/distance-learning/ Fantastic resources for distance learning.
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Disney Movie Activities

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Harry Potter Escape Room

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Vooks for Free!

https://www.vooks.com/teacher-appreciation Vooks brings children's books to life with animated illustrations, read-a-long text and narrated story. The ad-free platform features a variety of titles that have been engaging students all across the world. Whether being used as part of the lesson or to wind class down, Vooks is a fun and versatile tool for the classroom.
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Epic Free For Educators

https://www.getepic.com/educators.

Instantly Access 35,000 eBooks, Learning Videos, Quizzes and more for K-5!

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Free Virtual Activities

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Free Virtual Museum Tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)


Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

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Kids Activities

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

HERE’S THE ENTIRE LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS.

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Non-Screen Activities

What can you do when there's no school and you are stuck at home? Here are 25 fun ideas to choose from.
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Bound to Stay Bound: Educational Resources

https://www.btsb.com/educational-resources-main-tab-landing-page/ Bound to Stay Bound wants you to know that during these unprecedented school closures, we are here to support educators, parents, students, and our community in any way we can. Librarians and teachers are experiencing the challenging task of converting resources to adapt to remote learning situations, and we would like to assist in making this transition easier. Our resources specialist team has worked diligently to compile a list of academic resources for students while they learn from home.
Please use this site in any way you find helpful and share anywhere you see fit.
New information will be added daily.
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Looking for something to do besides Netflix

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10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Tweens and Teens

https://www.parentmap.com/article/best-podcasts-tweens-teens Fantastic screen-free series that are age-appropriate (and cool enough) for older kids
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Wide Open School

https://wideopenschool.org/ Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
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AUTHOR FREEBIES

Author Schedule of Readings

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/mobilebasic

Schedule of when each author is reading their book online for free!

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Wonder Book Reading

Author RJ Palacio is reading this wonderful book each day!
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Shakespeare Daily for free by Patrick Stewart:

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/patrick-stewart-shakespeare-sonnet-watch_51251.html

Patrick Stewart is reading a Shakespeare sonnet a day to get us through the coronavirus lockdown

The iconic stage performer has taken to Twitter to bring Shakespeare's words to live


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Publisher/Author Guidelines for Reading Their Books

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lPh9bPJDjGgXO_7pfKJqnNEQ6Q20URpXv46WpLCFJbY/edit#gid=1971205974 Please view the guidelines that each Publishing Company has established if you would like to read their books virtually to your students.
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The Big List of Author's!

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/


The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities. We love this one! It is divided by Elementary, Middle, and High School!

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Authors, Illustrators, and Free Resources

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136038/online-story-time/ One of the great things that is happening right now is that there are authors and illustrators that are on Facebook, YouTube and other sites for virtual story time. Add this to the education companies offering free online subscriptions and your kids will be busy for weeks.
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Dolly Parton Reading Bedtime Stories

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/entertainment/dolly-parton-bedtime-stories-trnd/index.html Parents working nine to five -- now from home, amid the coronavirus pandemic -- will soon get some help in entertaining their kids, thanks to country music superstar Dolly Parton.

The nine-time Grammy winner said beginning this Thursday, she will read bedtime stories to children in a new virtual series called "Goodnight with Dolly."

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