distance learning

Distance Learning Resources

  • General Resources for All Educators

    Detailed List of Learning Resources - if you would like to view a detailed list of resources currently available for distance learning, this Google Doc lists many of them.

    Podcasts - a Google doc of content area related podcasts

    Copyright Guidelines - many publishers have altered or removed copyright restrictions for the duration of the school shut down.  This page lists the altered guidelines from many publishers.  If you're going to read aloud to students as part of your distance learning, we advise you do your best to follow altered copyright guidelines. 

    Educator Temporary School Closure for Online Learning Facebook Group - a group for sharing resources and strategies.  Open only to teachers.

    Accessing Books 

    See our "Books & eBooks" page for access to free ebooks

    If you have specific title you need, you may contact me @ beamana@luhsd.net and I'll be happy to see if we can find it for you. For access to print library books for teachers only, contact your library staff member and make arrangements for a safe library pickup.  We are currently not allowing library books to circulate to students.

    Database Resources

    See the content area page on the menu to the right for links to databases.  For at home login information, contact me @ beamana@luhsd.net or ask a library staff member via the chat box on our Welcome Page.

    Science & Math Teacher Resources

    See our Science Resources page for access information to science databases.  For at home login information, contact me @ beamana@luhsd.net or ask a library staff member via the chat box on our Welcome Page.

    National Science Digital Library - Searchable database with lesson plans, activities, experiments, etc. 

    California Academy of Sciences - Educator resources including lesson plans, online field trips, etc.

    English Teacher Resources

    See our "Books & eBooks" page for access to free ebooks if you are looking for novels or other texts for your students.  If you have specific title you need, you may also contact me @ beamana@luhsd.net and I'll be happy to see if we can find it for you.

    See our English Resources page for access to English/Literature databases.  For at home login information, contact me @ beamana@luhsd.net or ask a library staff member via the chat box on our Welcome Page.

    Teachingbooks.net - Search for a title and find resources.  Set up your own account using your school email address 

    • Author Interviews
    • Meet-the-Author Movies
    • Book Guides and Lesson Plans
    • Video Book Trailers
    • Audio and Video Book Readings
    • Audio Name Pronunciations
    • Authors' Personal Websites and Blogs
    • Booklists

    ELD and SPED Teacher Resources

    See our English Language Resources page for more ELD resources.  Resources listed below are available for free during school closures.  For at home login information, contact me @ beamana@luhsd.net or ask a library staff member via the chat box on our Welcome Page.

    AV2 – access to nonfiction audio ebooks online that can be read in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese & several other languages.  Includes full audio in all languages.  Contact the librarian for login information: beamana@luhsd.net

    Lightbox – 1000+ nonfiction ebooks complete with audio, video, activities, etc.  These are only in English but at a lower reading level.  Includes titles on daily life topics/activities, like use of money, as well as content area topics like the environment.  Contact the librarian for login information: beamana@luhsd.net

    Audible – Audible is offering a collection of free audio books for all age levels