Welcome to the CMRLS Teacher’s Virtual Library Packet!
We have gathered here a few tools that we hope will help you and your students have a productive school year.
CMRLS serves the public libraries of Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith Counties and offers anyone teaching in the four-county area a FREE Library Card. As a professional courtesy, CMRLS allows teachers up to NINE WEEKS, FINE FREE Check-out for classroom material that is checked-out on a Teacher’s Library Card. Just ask your Library staff to register you for a Teacher’s Library Card! You may also have a Library card for your personal use.
Teachers may also place research material from any of the CMRLS Libraries on reserve at their Library of choice for special class assignments. Material will be held at the circulation desk for all students in your class to use in the Library. Teachers who alert the Library of future assignments and deadlines can assure students of needed research materials. Unavailable material may be requested through Inter-Library Loan at no cost to the student.
Teachers with an online classroom computer may view a student’s choice for reading assignments through the CMRLS Online Catalog and give approval in the classroom. The student can then place a hold on the item with their own Library and PIN (Personal Identification Number). The student will be notified when the material is available to be picked up.
National Education Association-Tools & Ideas for Classroom Teachers
National Center for Education Statistics-Search for Public School
Library of Congress Teacher Resource Page-Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.
PBS Resources for the Classroom-Pre K-13+
Kids @ USA.gov for Teachers K-8th grade
EDSITEment-The best of the humanities on the web.
Free iBooks for Students-Put primary sources in your students hands.
EduCORE-Tools for teaching the Common Core
Discovery Education-Free Teacher Resources
The Learning Network-Teaching & Learning with The New York Times
Scholastic Current Events-News for your classroom.
Science.gov-Your gateway to US Federa
Virtual LRC-The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of the best academic information websites,selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university academic projects!
Infotrek.info-Academic Search Engine geared to High School students. Figment.com-Teaching tool for YA, read and write.
SmartTech-For interactive white board.
PrometheanPlanet-Large community of white board uses