For Teachers

There are many resources available to teachers. Here is a small sampling of sources curated by the Pike librarians.

Library Databases

Students in each division access these databases from the library's Database page. The video databases are geared towards teachers.

CultureGrams

Extensive information about countries, Canadian provinces, and U.S. states. A password is needed for home access (available on the passkey page).

Kids Discover

The online, interactive version of Kids Discover magazine provides information on many academic topics. Great for casual browsing and research on many topics - highly visual. Use the very cool Discover Map to explore topics like technology and space science.

A password is needed for home access (available on the passkey page).

State-Provided Databases

Through the state of Massachusetts, we provide a comprehensive suite of databases, many of which integrate with Google Classroom. Click here for access. Publishers and topics include:

  • The Boston Globe
  • The New York Times
  • Encyclopedia Britannica (4 reading levels, Spanish)
  • U.S. and world history
  • Global issues
  • Biographies
  • World news
  • Academic journals
  • Science
  • Health care
  • Gender and diversity studies

 

Video: Learn 360

Learn 360 (PreK - 5)

For access, choose the "sign in with Google" option and follow the prompts. 

Learning games, STEM lessons, and videos from producers like BBC and Weston Woods. Featured elementary video series include Draw Me a StoryBitesize: Basic MathWeston Woods animated picture books, and Animals With Cameras. Longer video programs are broken up into smaller time segments. Integrates with Google Classroom.

Video: Classroom Video on Demand

Classroom Video on Demand (grade 6 up)

For access, choose the "sign in with Google" option and follow the prompts. 

Video content from a wide range of producers, including BBC, A & E, and CNN, that cover all content areas. Longer video programs are broken up into smaller time segments. Integrates with Google Classroom.