General

Educational resources for parents and educators sponsored by Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

 

For Educators


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


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. It also offers suggestions for what to read or watch next.

 

Literacy

Reading is Fundamental, the nation’s largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization, offers a wealth of literary resources, such as activities and book lists, designed to encourage reading among children of all ages.

Need help finding your child’s or students’ next great read? Check out Recommended Books lists compiled by Association for Library Service to Children.

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

Use this tool to find Accelerated Reader books.

 

Homeschooling


Indiana Association of Home Educators site includes a list of regional representatives, state laws, and useful links for homeschool families.

Homeschool World is the official website of Practical Homeschooling magazine

Contains information on support organizations for homeschoolers, Indiana-specific government requirements, and how to begin.