Parents - this page is for you! Not everyone can get to a library when the libraries are open, so we've put together these online resources in hopes it may help you assist your students at home.
School schedules and other resources are available in The Record-Eagle Back-to-School reference guide (August, 2020).
Google Classroom Tutorials – YouTube has lots of great tutorials, but please know there is lots of advertising. How to Use Google Classroom tutorial
The Parent-Teacher Collection is an easy to access resource collection consisting of high demand items for parents, teachers, and caregivers of preschool, and elementary and middle school aged children. This collection of books and resources covers many topics including: parenting skills, discipline, reading and literacy promotion, storytimes at home, children’s learning strategies, preschool activities, learning through art, homework help (various levels), popular subjects for homeschoolers, homeschooling, outdoor activities and enjoyment with children, Common Core information, and more. All books, DVDs, and kits in the collection are intended for checkout (4 weeks for books and DVDs, 2 weeks for kits).
This collection is located in the Youth Services Department at the Main Library across from our Story Room doors. Our goal is to make this browsing collection more convenient for adults seeking reliable information but unable to get to our Adult Services department with their family. Parents, teachers, caregivers, and those working with children as part of their employment or volunteering are encourage to make use of this collection.
- Wide Open School
- Michigan Homeschool Groups – Homeschool World
- The original site of Practical Homeschooling magazine and The Big Book of Home Learning / Mary Pride’s Complete Guide to Homeschooling.
- OER Commons
- Michigan Alliance for Families
- Information, Support, & Education Resources
- Distance Education Accrediting Commission
- Considered one of the few legitimate accrediting agencies in the US. There is a cottage industry growing in response to the rise in “distance learning opportunities.” This organization’s accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- MeL Curriculum Resources
- MeL EduPaths Courses – Designed for educators, but anyone can create a FREE EduPaths account and take these courses.
- Intro to Michigan’s Best Kept FREE Secret
- What Every Educator Should Know
- Michigan eLibrary: Supporting Early Literacy
- Michigan eLibrary: Career, College & Military Preparation
MeL’s eResources present an enormous amount of content to support healthy information literacy habits as well as the Michigan Department of Education’s K-12 Curriculum Standards, Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy and the Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS). This guide makes connections from MeL content to these instructional competencies.
TADL has a wide range of technology to supplement what your students have available at home and/or at school. These resources include our:
Give us a call if the library is open - 231.932.8500.