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Edward B. Shallow Library: Content Specific Resources for Teachers



New Fall 2021

Click here to access Baamboozle:  a game-based learning platform that brings engagement and fun to millions of players every year at school, at work, and at home. 


Carmen San Diego!

Try any of these free Carmen Sandiego™ educational resources—from posters to card games to episode guides and more, you’ll find everything you need to spark curiosity and inspire your Carmen crew. 



Click here for free gamified quizzes for every subject to play in class and at home. Pick an existing quiz or create your own for review, formative assessment, and more.



Click here for Virtual Field Trips for grades K-12


Click here to take virtual tours of ten museums around the world.

Click here to take virtual tours of exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History.


Click here to make custom activities for your classroom:  Quizzes, match ups, word games, and much more.  For two quick tutorials, watch the videos below.

Click here for free, interactive writing and grammar activities for middle and high school students.

Click here to access Coronavirus videos as well as resources to share with students.



Click here to access the Amoeba Sisters Biology YouTube channel.

"We are two sisters on a mission to demystify science with humor and relevance by creating free videos, GIFs, handouts, resources, and comics. On our channel page, you can scroll down to see some of our featured videos. Underneath the featured videos, you can see our biology playlist which includes all of our life science videos."



Kahoot is a game based learning platform.  Click here for Kahoots created by the American Museum of Natural History.



Click here for teacher resources and activites for kids on energy and energy sources.


Click here for games, quizzes, and videos about the environment.



Click here for interactive lessons on Space, Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.

Click here for NASA STEM Engagement activities for students.



Click here for videos and lessons from astronauts about living in space.



Click here for free Smithsonian STEM games and simulations.



Click here to meet the animals of the National Zoo.



Click here for 3-D exhibits and virtual tours.​​​​​​




Click here to view a selection of free virtual math manipulative apps.

Click here for classroom materials from the Library of Congress.

Math Resources


Click here to access interactive Math and Science simulations.


Click here for Algebra I

Click here for Algebra II

Click here for Geometry



For ELLs and MLLs

Click here for:  Secondary Mathematics - Translated modules for Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and other languages



Click here for three lesson plans:  Science, Math & Media Literacy


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Available in English, Spanish and French


Click here to access PBS Math lessons and videos.



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Click here to preview graphing calculator

Math@Work Videos & Lesson Plans

Our Math@Work web series features celebrities and industry leaders demonstrating the importance of learning math.

ELA Resources



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Click here to browse the Featured Content library.


Click here to sign up for access to news articles written at various reading levels.

Click here for ELA and Literacy lessons


Click here for an assortment of videos for use with literature lessons. 

Videos include teaching materials.

Click here for a list of 500 writing prompts for personal and narrative writing.

Literacy@Work Videos & Lesson Plans

Each episode of our Literacy@Work web series is paired with a unique lesson plan that digs deeper into the topics explored by our guest hosts. 

Resources for English Language Learners


Click here for access to all available glossaries for all content areas and at all levels.


The New York State Education Department's Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages has created a suite of resources in order to ensure that ELL educators and school and district leadership have the support that they need to implement CR Part 154.  These include:


New York State Bilingual Common Core Progressions

Translated the P-12 Math Curriculum Modules into the top 5 ELL home languages spoken in NYS.


Social Studies & Civics Resources


Explore resources and activities for Grades 6–12 tied to current events at the national and global levels as well as subjects including government, geography, American diversity, economics, sociology, and psychology.



Click here to begin your journey through US history with the videos, timelines, primary sources, and essays.


Click here for history interactives, media, lessons and activities

Global II Review Guide Google Doc

Click here for a review guide created by one of our teachers at Alfred E. Smith High School.  Can be distributed to students for review with multiple choice questions from the Regents Prep plan.

Click here for US History Lessons


Click here for US History Lesson Plans and Resources


In 48 episodes, John Green will teach you the history of the United States of America! This course is based off of the 2013 AP US History curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to: * Identify the context and causes of historical developments throughout recorded US history * Explain the similarities and differences between historical developments * Understand the complexity of the American and national identity and values * Describe how social structures, politics, power, and culture influence each other and historical developments * Contextualize and complicate the common narratives of US history that explain the present

Click here to access the 48 videos


Click here for an assortment of videos on a variety of History topics. 

Click here for an assortment of videos on a variety of Civics topics.  

Videos include teaching materials.


Learning Network

Click here to access US History lessons

Click here to access Civics lessons

Science Resources


Read about the Amoeba Sisters and their qualifications and creations here.

Middle and High School biology videos created by the Amoeba Sisters are available on their YouTube channel here.



Click here to access PBS Science lessons and videos.


HMX Earth Science

Click here to explore Regents Earth and Space Science

Click here to access interactive Science and Math simulations.



Click here for Earth Science

Click here for Biology



Click here for interactive lessons

Tools for Instruction & Learning




Click here to access a Wakelet of Pear Deck resources


Click here for step-by-step directions on how to use Zoom through the DOE.

Notification tools can help educators stay in contact with families and older students (through messaging, chat, photo feed) without sharing personal contact information, and will translate messages into 35+ languages. 

Click here for Class Dojo

Click here for Remind



Click here for guidance and tips for using Meet, Teams, Webex and Zoom 

Click here for information on GoToMeeting