Digital Literacy Resources for Teachers

Advocates for Gifted Education and legislation.
State guidelines for gifted testing, education and progress reporting. Also includes and extensive list of gifted resources and organizations.

BCPS Digital Resources Students/Teachers
All of the online resources listed below are free for student use and can be accessed from school or home through the BEEP Student Portal, Doorway #2, or the school media center.
 
BCPS Resource: Atomic Learning
Contains more than 1,500 hours of online professional development and learning resources consisting of over 60,000 video tutorials and downloadable tools—including classroom projects that align to both the Common Core State and State standards.

BCPS Resource: Discovery Video
Teachers can download standards based videos to support curriculum content areas. Many videos can be downloaded, edited and embedded for use in student and teacher digital projects.

Common Sense Digital Literacy and Citizenship Scope and SequenceCurriculum/Lesson Plans that teachers can access that is geared towards teaching students how to behave safely and responsibly in the digital world.

Common Sense Digital Literacy Curriculum Alignment
Teachers can access this page to align their lessons on Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to the Common Core Standards in order to meet the learning objectives of the students.

Common Sense Lesson Flow
Framework that allows teachers to integrate multiple digital tools with instructional insight.

Digital Instructional Resources for Teachers:
Access through BEEP Teacher Portal 

ESOL
This website provides information about access 2.0, Florida standards, WIDA standards, best practices, dual language, ESOL forms, resources, and more.

ESOL Resources
InSync Education offers more than 2000 standards-aligned resources to reinforce high-need Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies at school and home. InSync Education also includes helpful tools for improving foundational student skills in homework, test preparation and next grade readiness.

Digital Literacy Flow Chart (California/CCSS)
Recommended Digital Literacy & Technology Skills to Support the California Common Core State Standards

Florida Research Process Model (FINDS)
F.I.N.D.S. is a Research Process model developed by the Florida State Department of Education. F.I.N.D.S. is an acronym for the five steps of the Florida Research Process: FOCUS, INVESTIGATE, NOTES, DEVELOP, SCORE.

ISTE Project-reimagined Projected

Gifted Resources
State gifted membership supporting professional development, improved legislation and support of gifted services in public and private education.

ISTE Standards
The ISTE Standards (formerly National Educational Technology Standards, or NETS) are a set of standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for the purpose of leveraging the use of technology in K-12 education to enable students to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital society.

Technology Integration Matrix
Provides teachers with a framework for defining and evaluating technology integration, provides a vision for effective teaching with technology, and a common language for setting goals.

Digital Literacy Resources for Students

All of the online resources listed below are free for student use and can be accessed from school or home through the BEEP Student Portal, Doorway #2 or the school media center. These resources serve as a strong starting point for research, providing credible, reliable and the most current and updated information available for all curricular areas of study.

Digital Resource

Description

Britannica School
PK -12

Britannica School provides online access to encyclopedia articles, multimedia video, primary sources, interactive learning activities and other teaching and learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards PK -­12. Content from Britannica may be downloaded and used in student and teacher work as long as it is cited and used for instructional purposes.

Gale Cengage
PK -12

Multiple online academic databases that provide access to thousands of journals, news and magazine articles, images, video, and primary sources in multiple curriculum and subject areas. Content from GALE may be downloaded and used in student and teacher work as long as it is cited and used for instructional purposes.

  • Kid Info bits (PK-5)
  • Artemis (9-12)
  • Opposing Viewpoints (6-12)
  • Student Resources in Context (6-12)

ProQuest

ProQuest SIRS® Issues Researcher supports school curriculum and differentiated instruction through a wide-­variety of features and tools including: state and national standards correlations , article read aloud and language translation, Lexile scores, editorially written article summaries and citation generators. Research guides, note organizer, critical thinking skills builder, dictionary & thesaurus, and saved article lists aid all users throughout the research process.

TeachingBooks.net

Online database that includes thousands of teaching resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the PK12 environment, that encourages the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

TumbleBooks

Access to 550 interactive eBook titles which include animated talking picture books, books in English, French and Spanish, read-­alongs, non-fiction and National Geographic Videos, as well as educator resources such as lesson plans, quizzes and educational games.