Teachingbooks.net has sooo many wonderful resources

Teachingbooks.net is an incredible tool

So Teachingbooks.net recently had a "part 2" webinar (recording to come), and oh, wow. There are so many facets to Teachingbooks.net that many of us may not realize exist. I'm sure I'm forgetting parts to mention as my mind swirls with possibilities. This is a fantastic go-to to share resources quickly with your teachers and students! Have a teacher seeking resources for something new, like 57 Bus? Or need resources to share with BOTB coaches on Because of Winn-Dixie? Wonder how to pronounce an author's name? Looking for read-alouds and readers theater? There is so much to explore.

What does Teachingbooks.net have?

How do I (or teachers) log in, in the WSWHE region?

Here's a quick screencast on how to access Teachingbooks.net. WSWHE provides it for everyone; you don't have to log in, but if you create a login, you can create customized lists, share to Google Classroom, and more.


In a nutshell:

  • If you are prompted to "log in", use your school email and click "sign in". Say you forgot your password and create an account from there.
  • You can also go to the three horizontal lines on the left side (a "hamburger" menu) and click "educator login". Follow the above steps from there.

Student access, or generic, I-don't-want-to-log-in, access is this:

Student access for Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES School Library System:

  • Username:
  • Password: wswhesls

Access directions page to help you share Teachingbooks with teachers, parents, and students!


Did you know?

The doc I've previously shared on simultaneous access titles in Sora has a column with hyperlinks directly to each title featured in that doc.

  • Teachingbooks.net links to resources for each book!
  • Great, easy, direct access for teachers.
  • The book images are also direct links to the books in the WSWHE Sora catalog!
  • Simultaneous access doc

5-minute overview, and training videos

Here are quick overviews to get you started.


(Here is my homemade version)

Training section, including pre-made slide deck for you to use and share

Webinar archives!

Teachingbooks.net has an archive of recent webinars for you to explore, including ideas for distance learning at elementary, middle, and high school levels.


Check out the search features in the "footer" section of the site

Hugely important help section

One of my favorite parts of well-built sites is when they have an amazing help section.


Their help includes tutorials, tips on how to share and promote, and FAQs.

How do I even make sense of all that Teachingbooks.net has to offer?

Explore it! I know I have to be leaving things out, and I wish I had understood the power of Teachingbooks when I was still in a district. There is so much to it. Play with it, share it with your teachers, take a look at some of their materials that they've already created with you so that you don't have to reinvent the wheel.