eLearning Resources for Educators

Need to reclaim some of your time and develop the classroom you want at a distance? These tools and resources will help.

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eLearning Resources

These powerful eLearning tools enable greater connections and support between educators, parents and students.

30+ Free Virtual Reading and Learning Programs and Ideas for All Ages

30+ Free Virtual Reading and Learning Programs and Ideas for All Ages

Shannon McClintock Miller, teacher librarian and the Future Ready Librarians® spokesperson, has posted a collection of free resources for summer reading, exercising, coding, researching and more, with age- and grade-level descriptions.

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Virtual Camp Adventures

Virtual Camp Adventures

All summer, Shannon McClintock Miller, teacher librarian and the Future Ready Librarians® spokesperson, is keeping kids engaged with a 12-week-long Virtual Camp Adventure! Each week has its own theme with learning and activity resources, including its own curated collection in Follett Collections by Destiny®.

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Race and Ethnicity Resources

Race and Ethnicity Resources

Check out our Pinterest board of useful book lists, lessons and activities, websites, articles and videos to help in discussions with peers and students around race, racism and equality.

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One-Pagers 101

One-Pagers 101

At their best, one-pagers are a great way to get to the point of a topic and focus attention. Find out how to get started with one-pagers and incorporate them effectively for summer learning and beyond.

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Positively Free Posters

Positively Free Posters

Encouraging students to stay positive in the face of challenges is an important part of building a culture of growth at your school. Use our free posters for your Bitmoji classrooms or school hallways when students return.

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Your School in One Interface

Access to Your School Library 24/7

Follett Destiny Discover® gathers all the print and digital resources in your school in one place, including eBooks, audiobooks and interactive books, as well as free and paid subscription databases.

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A Great Way to Share Ideas

Follett Collections by Destiny® is an easy and safe way to collect and share ideas, webpages, images, documents, videos and eBooks from anywhere with anyone. Be sure to check out Classroom Ready Collections (CRCs): pre-made, standards-aligned collections, curated by educators, for Grades K-12 in English language arts (ELA), social studies and science with lesson plans, activities and videos.

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Easy, Safe Research Tools

Don’t rely on the whims of a search engine designed for adults! WebPath Express™ gives you instant access to thousands of resources your students can use to safely research their assignments.

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Books and More

Titlewave® is perfect for making wish lists and ordering books or other physical materials to help students with distance learning. Sign up to download free educator guides, read professional reviews, access readability measures and browse hundreds of educator-approved book lists.

Find New and Popular Titles Find SEL Titles Find Diversity Titles Sign up for Titlewave

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Free Customized Resource Lists

The Follett Curriculum Alignment team is staffed with licensed educators who can help you build customized resource lists for books, hands-on materials and more to fit your curriculum objectives.

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Summer Reading Packet

Enjoy this fun Summer Reading Worksheet Packet for Grades K-5 to help keep your students reading over the summer.

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Additional Resources

Follett has over 6,000 publisher partners, which means we hear about eLearning resources before anyone else. We put together this list of eLearning activities, guides and resources from our publishers to provide you with supplemental learning materials you can pass along to your students and their families.

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A Good Time to Bond Over Books

More time spent as a family means more opportunities to share the joy of reading. Our new Grab & Go Literacy Kits provide students with the opportunity to keep reading great books wherever they are! Customize the kits with your favorite books and resources, and we’ll put them together for easy distribution!

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ARTICLES

Blog posts, news and interviews on eLearning and distance learning.

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Your Time to Shine

Traci Chun

Teacher Librarian, Skyview High School
Vancouver, WA

Traci Chun has been working as a teacher and teacher librarian in Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, WA since 1999.

This Teacher Librarian Traci Chun urges the use of collections to ease some of the eLearning overwhelm faced by educators and students. She created two videos to help you get started on collections and serve as an example of what Future Ready Librarians® are doing to support remote education.

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How School Librarians Are Getting Creative in a Crisis

eSchool News staff

Find out how school librarians are adapting to the pandemic and managing to provide educators and students with the information and tools they need from a distance.

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Learning at Home in the Age of COVID-19

Shannon Maughan

Publishers Weekly

As schools close nationwide, our Follett family is here for you. Read more from Publishers Weekly on how we have extended our digital resources and created new offerings to support educators and families to assist with distance learning.

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Use Google Classroom for Enrichment, Not Assessment

Amy Raemont

Copywriter, Content Marketing, Follett School Solutions

Amy spent 12 years as a high school English and journalism teacher, and five years as an instructional technology coach. She’s a Google Certified Educator and Google Certified Trainer.

“Just because you give your students assignments in Google Classroom, it doesn’t mean they have to be graded.” Here are some tips for using Google Classroom as a tool for enrichment.

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Making Your End-Of-Year Virtual Celebration Special

Amy Raemont

Copywriter, Content Marketing, Follett School Solutions

Amy spent 12 years as a high school English and journalism teacher, and five years as an instructional technology coach. She’s a Google Certified Educator and Google Certified Trainer.

Get creative for your end-of-year gatherings with Amy Raemont, veteran high school English/journalism teacher and instructional technology coach. Amy will help you convey the joy in your students’ achievements.

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Promoting Literacy and STEM During Distance Learning

Carrie Friday

Southwest Middle School, Palm Bay, Florida

Carrie Friday is the Media Specialist at Southwest Middle School in Palm Bay, Florida, and a 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year Finalist for Brevard Public Schools. She taught English (all grades 7-12) for seven years and Intensive Reading for two years. She’s certified in English grades 6-12, Reading K-12, ESOL K-12 and Media K-12.

Take this timely, useful advice from a school media specialist on how to incorporate STEM, STEAM and Makerspace in your eLearning and distance learning without losing your mind.

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Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library Opportunity

Britten Follett

Executive Vice President, Follett School Solutions

A fifth-generation family member, Britten Follett leads the Follett PreK-12 business by being an advocate for educators in the classroom and the library.

Librarians can help educators and parents make the most of the tools they have – or the tools they may not know they have – for eLearning. Britten Follett explains our commitment to supporting and connecting educators in these challenging times.

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With School Closures, Book Fairs Go Online

Alex Green

Publishers Weekly

Learn more about how book fairs have shifted to their online options to adapt to eLearning. eFairs can present a great opportunity for learners and schools who want to keep popular book fairs going.

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Reading Aloud with Your Child

Debra Synatschk

Director of Classroom Services, Follett School Solutions

Debra worked in public education for 30 years as a classroom teacher, K-12 curriculum director, and an adjunct professor. She has also worked with school districts around the country helping them map their curriculum and implement edtech programs. She currently serves as the Director of Classroom Services for Follett.

Reading aloud with your child for only 15-20 minutes a day can have profound effects on their education. Find out why and discover new tips for reading aloud in this new video.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Educating from a distance is hard. You can rely on Follett to help.

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Where can I find vetted, quality digital resources to support science, social studies or English language arts (ELA) units for Grades K-12?

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Classroom Ready Collections feature quality, vetted collections handpicked by educators to save you time searching for relevant materials. Finding quality resources has never been this easy! Each collection features diverse articles, photos, videos, audio sources, maps, timelines, interactive websites and more. Our team has created more than 400 individual collections for Grades K-12, aligned to standards for science, social studies and English language arts.

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Where can I find engaging, interactive Grades PreK-12 eBooks that work on any device and cover social studies, science, English language arts (ELA), math and more?

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Lightbox provides a unique, student-centered, interactive learning experience focused on improving comprehension, vocabulary and engagement – all within the same interface. Organized by series, Lightbox has content for science, social studies, English language arts (ELA), math, social and emotional learning (SEL) and more. Lightbox can be used on any device and reinforces learning through slideshows, quizzes and keywords. Educators, students and parents can now enjoy instructional support videos.

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Where can I find engaging, interactive eBooks to support English Language Learners (ELL) during distance learning?

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Ideal for visual learners and striving readers, AV2 World Languages is a collection of 1,000 audio eBooks with 100 high-interest titles in 10 languages. The program creates an immersive language-learning experience while supporting diversity and multiculturalism. Educators, students and parents have free access to all 100 AV2 titles through June 30, 2020.

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Where can I find resources to support and effectively implement distance learning?

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To support distance learning initiatives, Follett has curated a variety of resources for educators, students and parents. We hope the resources included on this site are helpful and relevant to you. If you have any questions, or if you need additional information, please let us know. Thank you for your trust.

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