At Arapahoe Libraries, we have a lot of online resources for teachers to use in the classroom, both for continuing education (formal and informal) and resources to use for your students!
Please note: To use these databases in your classroom, every student will need an Arapahoe Libraries card. Every Colorado resident is eligible to sign up for a card at no cost! If you would like to get your students signed up for an Arapahoe Libraries card, please Contact Us.
For Professional Development:
There are so many courses created just for teachers! From classroom management to using a SMART board to implementing intervention strategies that work. Some school districts award continuing education credits for completion of a Gale Course. You will receive a certification of completion at the end of the 6 week course, and these courses are eligible for Continuing Education credits through the Colorado Department of Education. Courses are self-paced and led by expert instructors. Best of all, they are offered at no cost to you with your library card! Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
- Need help getting started with Gale Courses? Watch this tutorial video, opens a new window.
This leading online learning platform can help you learn almost any software you can think of! The Lynda.com video library features engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. It offers video tutorials for everything from Google Classroom to Moodle to Blackboard, and more! It also offers videos on teaching effectiveness and teaching strategies.
- Need help getting started with Lynda.com? Check out this tutorial video, opens a new window.
For Information Literacy or Student Research:
The power of EBSCO tailored to your elementary school student. Find encyclopedia entries, articles and videos for papers, projects and homework.
Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media.
For more databases, visit our Homework Resources page.
For Classroom Development:
NoveList K-8 features grab and go booklists and series information for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. NoveList K-8 can also help parents, teachers and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts and engage young readers.
- Used our Educator Support page to request materials or to schedule a visit.
- View our Educator Collection, opens a new window for materials to check out.
- Request a Ask a Librarian session.
- Try Beanstack, opens a new window for additional reading recommendations.
- Kids (ages 5–12) may request material with our Need Suggestions form.