General

Great Websites for Kids: Sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers & Others
Educational resources for parents and educators sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

 

For Educators

K-12 Servers:
This page compiled by the Education World®The Educator’s Best Friend contains lesson plans, professional development, and links to WWW servers at K-12 schools, school districts, departments of education, and colleges of education.

TeachingBooks.net
Available through Indiana’s INSPIRE database, this website offers a multitude of resources, including book guides and lesson plans, author information, book trailers, booklists, and more. To log in:

  1. Click the above link.
  2. Enter work email address, and if prompted,     

Username: Indiana
Password: INSPIRE

 

For Parents

Discovery Education Parent Resources
Offers a wide variety of free family resources that you can trust to provide high quality, relevant material for you and your children.

Common Sense Media
Provides reviews that help determine the age-appropriateness of books, movies, tv shows and more.

 

Literacy

Reading is Fundamental
Reading is Fundamental, the nation’s largest non-profit children’s literacy organization, offers a wealth of literary resources, such as activities and booklists, designed to spark the interest of reading in children of all ages.

Recommended Books from ALSC
Need help finding your child’s or students’ next great read? Check out these booklists compiled by ALSC.

Reading Rockets
Offers a multitude of resources and articles designed to help you launch young readers.

AR Book Finder
Use this tool to find Accelerated Reader books.

 

Homeschooling

Indiana Association of Home Educators:
Includes a list of regional representatives, state laws and useful links.

Homeschool World:
The official website of Practical Homeschooling magazine

Indiana Department of Education Homeschool Resources
Contains information on support organizations for homeschoolers, Indiana-specific government requirements, and how to begin.