Resources for Teachers
Student/Teacher Assignment Alert
Submit our online Assignment Alert Form to let the library know about upcoming assignment/project needs.
We love having groups visit the Portage Public Library. Please fill out the Library Visit Form at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. And download a library card application form to distribute to your students.
New BadgerLink resource announced
ECB.org is excited to offer Digital Science Online, free of cost to all Wisconsin educators via BadgerLink.
Digital Science Online is a new collection of standards-based visual teaching tools for the elementary and middle school science classroom and includes:
- 183 full-length videos
- over 1,700 video clips
- over 2,900 annotated images
- over 750 animations
- over 1,400 assessments, hands-on activities, vocabulary exercises and reading activities
Other links through BadgerLink
Teaching Books TeachingBooks.net's database of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading and library activities.
Student Research Center Students/teachers can research numerous topics.
Litfinder Literature resource site for students and teachers
Wisconsin Media Lab Videos on various educational topics
Explore these student activities to review concepts taught in the classroom and learn new skills. You can also search the Learning Materials by grade, subject, and type. Get ready to learn!
Teacher Web Sites
Sites that will help teachers start the school year. A lot of techie stuff.
Icebreakers, plans, and units for the K-5 grade levels.
Free teacher web sites- EducatorPages.com is a free service for teachers which allows you to build a web site in minutes. 100% free!
Teacher resources and lesson plans.
Engaging activites for every reader
Hundreds of educational websites ranked by popularity.
A list of web sites to use for "jumping-off" for elementary. Many of them have great resources for educators.
list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
News article about tools that can help the teacher.
Lesson plans, classroom projects, articles, classifieds, job listings, chatboards, and more.
One of the best history web sites.
Lesson plans, timesavers, and more. Top rated web sites.
From the American Museum of Natural History
A website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
Themes, lesson plan ideas, templates, subject ideas, rubric templates, etc.
Top of the Class was created for teachers to share their ideas and talents with each other via their classroom websites.