Teacher Resources

ELA Resources | Math Resources | Science Resources | Social Studies Resources

Swank K-12 Video Streaming

Bethlehem now subscribes to SWANK K-12 Streaming through Capital Region BOCES’ School Library System’s Instructional Media Service.

Swank Streaming allows our faculty to have access to several hundred films to use in the classroom.

These films are for academic, curricular use only and students do not have access to the Swank catalog. Teachers must use a special “share” link, which can be assigned right to the students to watch on their own 1:1 devices.

Bethlehem specific URL (login with school google account)

ELA Resources

  • NewsELA: NewsELA provides texts (with adjustable reading levels) searchable by subject: ELA, social studies, current events, science, social emotional learning, and in Spanish. Along with stand-alone texts and text sets, NewsELA provides Common Core aligned activities.
  • Digital Public Library of America: Discover 36,868,852 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States
  • Khan Academy: Khan Academy provides practice for every level of English Language Arts, as well as videos and activities on many other topics. You can use the courses tab to find your level without even logging in.
  • Scholastic: Scholastic Learn At Home is offering 20 days of free activities. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
  • Lit2Go: Lit2Go is a free online collection of novels, stories, and poems in both text and audiobook format. Many passages have an identified, related reading strategy, and each reading can also be downloaded.
  • NYT Writing Prompts: The NYT Learning Network includes daily writing prompts (student opinions, current events conversations, and picture prompts) that encourage students to think about the world around them.

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Math Resources

  • GeoGebra: GeoGebra is for all levels of education bringing together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.
  • Nrich: Nrich provides challenging and engaging activities to develop mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • SolveMe Puzzles: SolveMe Puzzles provides students with the opportunity to use number sense, logic, guess and check, or algebraic reasoning to solve problems.

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Science Resources

  • All About Birds: Independent indoor or outdoor learning
  • Cool Science Careers: Students can learn about careers in science with this video collection of cool scientists showing what they do.
  • FieldSTEM Resources: Independent outdoor learning
  • NASA STEM Engagement: STEM learning opportunities related to space exploration. Many activities supporting STEM learning and career exploration. Students can view images from Hubble and other telescopes, see videos, and learn about the International Space Station, the Mars Rover, and other expeditions.
  • Test Tube Games: Students delve into the worlds of atoms, molecules and chemistry research with a puzzle themed chemistry game
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Through the NOAA Resource Collection, students can learn about oceans, marine life, weather and atmosphere, and track storms using blank weather maps.
  • Simulations for Science and Math: Students can experiment with different outcomes in Physics, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Math. Students can conduct virtual experiments in a range of contents. Click on Browse Activities to see the options.
  • Online Marine Biology Camp: Students learn about exciting marine biology projects through the leadership of field biologists working in the Puget Sound. Students can connect via email and live stream presentations by marine biologists who will share their research in areas such as how to keep whales, porpoises and dolphins safe from fishing gear, southern resident killer whales, and white-sided Pacific dolphins.
  • Brains On! Science Podcasts: Students can listen to podcasts on science topics that range from the secret world of dust to why does food taste so good?
  • National Park Foundation – Virtual Tours: National Park Foundation provides Virtual Tours of places such as Crater Lake National Park and Yellowstone National Park
  • Chem Matters Online: Online Chemistry magazine for High Schoolers

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Social Studies Resources

  • Library of Congress: Explore it all, but a great starting place is to click on “Teachers” or type in the search box “Digital Collections” for a different curation of resources.
  • National Archives
  • The Smithsonian: Resources targeted to online learning. Art & Design, History & Culture, Science & Nature.
  • TeachingHistory.org: Multimedia resources and lessons. Create digital classrooms.
  • History.com: History Classroom offers resources for teachers, parents and students including education guides, learning tools, and links to educational content.
  • World Digital Library: The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries.
  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.
  • Google Arts & Culture Virtual Museum Tours: Take a virtual tour of museums around the world. Take a peek at the Palace of Versailles, or look around the Met in NYC!
  • History Simulations: Interactive history simulations, decision making games, and additional resources.
  • Stories from a New York City Tenement Museum: Uncover the hidden histories of a tenement building that housed thousands of families over the years. Then, explore the immigration history of your own locale.
  • The Lost State of Franklin: Explore the short-lived existence of a U.S. state that didn’t become part of the 50 we know today. Afterward, explore other disputed territories in U.S. history.
  • Court Quest: Drive the “Justice Express” in this interactive game, and help citizens navigate our state and federal court systems.
  • Then and Now: 1918 Influenza: Compare the coronavirus to the 1918 pandemic using this online exhibition. Then create a four- to six-image presentation that shows the world’s response to COVID-19.
  • Zooniverse: Contribute to actual historical research and preservation at the Boston Public Library by transcribing the manuscripts of anti-slavery activists.
  • Han Dynasty, Aztecs, Sumerians, and more: Listen to an episode of this podcast chronicling the decline of different civilizations. Afterward, identify three connections between that civilization and your own.

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