HCC Library: Teacher Professional Resources

Databases & eBooks for Professional Development

HCC Learning Communities

Here is a LibGuide where HCC Learning Communities resources can be found.

ASCD eBooks!
A growing collection of education books published by the ASCD are now available digitally as eBooks. There is no limit to how many people can use these books at once. eBooks retain all the design, formatting, and tables, charts, and images as the original books. (ASCD stands for Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, which publishes K-12 educators' professional books and information of extremely high caliber.) For home access, use the password for Gale eBooks from HCC's passwords handout.

Browse all Professional Development books here. Click on "Show All" to browse all titles.

ASCD Education Collection


EBSCO Databases
Use this search box to find articles from the following EBSCO databases, which contain vast full-text resources for educational professional development.

Research databases
  • ERIC
    Education literature and resources from the Education Resource Information Center.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Collection of 520 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles and 200 educational reports.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Abstracts for approximately 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines.

General Resources

Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC)
Links to educational Web sites of both regional and national interest. Byram Hills teachers and staff may log in for more resources through the members-only portal area.

From the N.Y. State Education Dept., Common Core curriculum and video resources.

N.Y. State Education Dept.
Information about N.Y. State assessments, teacher certification, etc.

Locate useful teaching resources and videos related to educational books and authors. Password is available for home use; please ask librarian.

U. S. Dept of Education
A wealth of information is provided at this site including programs, services, initiatives, grant guidelines, and links to affiliated sites and services.

Lesson Plans & Resources

New York Times Learning
A 3-12 learning site co-sponsored by the New York Times and Bank Street College. Daily lessons plans, listing the relevant state and national standards are featured.

Read Write Think
Excellent lesson plans and resources, including SmartBoard-friendly interactives.

Thinkfinity Lesson Plan & Resource Search Engine 
A great way to discover educational resources by simultaneously searching International Reading Association's ReadWriteThink lesson plan site as well as content from NCTE and the Verizon Foundation.

Video Resources

Awesome Stories
A new, fully searchable image and video database of primary source materials freely available on the Web.

CNN Student News
A new 10-minute news segment about current events produced just for middle- and high-school students. Downloadable maps and other tie-ins to the news segment are available on the site.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Short video clips are easily accessible from the "Images and Media" link from the article found relevant to your topic.

The Futures Channel
Short educational videos produced by professionals, primarily in the science, math, and technology fields, but also the arts and music. Connects learning topics to professionals in the "real world."

Nonfiction and current events articles that can be adjusted to students' reading level (Lexile), with built-in comprehension questions.

PowerMedia Plus / Thirteen EdOnline
Contains rich curricular video resources from many PBS programs. Registration is simple using the school lookup feature.

Locate useful teaching resources and videos related to educational books and authors. Password is available for home use; please ask librarian.

United Video Streaming / Discovery Education
A vast collection of full-length videos and short clips across all subject areas. Ask the librarian or the technology department for registration information.

World Digital Library
Small but growing Web site put together by the UN and the Library of Congress. An appealingly designed and organized collection of primary source documents from cultures around the world.

Cyber Camp #5: Multimedia for the Classroom, 7/14/11
Learn how to create video tutorials using Smart Recorder, Jing, and more!
View the LibGuide.

Cyber Camp #8: Delving into HCC Library Resources/NoodleTools, 7/15/11
Explore HCC library's electronic resources and learn how to use NoodleTools. View the LibGuide.

*Contact H.C. Crittenden Middle School's Library Media Specialist with any Questions or Comments

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