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Wayland High School Library: Helpful Web Resources

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PBS Learning Media

PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources aligned to Common Core and national and state standards.

Story Preservation Initiative

SPI produces original, age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction audio stories that are designed to capture students’ attention, inspire them, and open new pathways of creative and critical thought. We couple these stories with related, hands-on and standards-aligned lesson plans and projects that deepen student engagement for meaningful, real-world relevant learning.


Create presentations, infographics, video presentations, resumes, and more. Includes templates with access to photos, animations, and illustrations giving the user the ability to make any image or text interactive. Content can be shared through a link or downloaded.


Allsides for Schools Helps educators prepare students to participate thoughtfully in democracy – and in life.


Add on in Google Slides for creating interactive presentations with pre-planned or impromptu questions to which students can respond.

Crash Course

At Crash Course, we believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free! The Crash Course team has produced more than 32 courses on a wide variety of subjects, including organic chemistry, literature, world history, biology, philosophy, theater, ecology, and many more!

National Geographic

National Geographic supports a diverse, international community of changemakers — National Geographic Explorers — who use the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.


The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a major rethinking of how the digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 major research centers, the National Zoo, and more, can be used together, for learning.


The Digital Public Library of America amplifies the value of libraries and cultural organizations as Americans’ most trusted sources of shared knowledge. We do this by collaborating with partners to accelerate innovative tools and ideas that empower and equip libraries to make information more accessible.

Ed Puzzle

Create self-paced learning interactive video lessons. Add your own voice narration and questions. Check if students are watching your videos, how many times they're watching each section, and if they're understanding the content.


Free tools to create podcasts and host them on Spotify.


Grids are the meeting place for any learning community to discuss topics through shared recorded videos that the community can comment on. 

Google arts and culture

Use tools to explore by time and color, zoom to view artworks in amazing detail, tour famous sites and landmarks, and more

Tiki Toki Timelines

Free timeline maker software for creating interactive timelines that you can share on the web.


A storyboarding tool offering templates to add scenes, characters, text bubbles and more to storyboard frames.

Beyond Pad

Keep track of notes in an organized, structured way. Part white board, part digital Post-it note management site.

Read Write Think

Every lesson plan on ReadWriteThinkTM has been aligned not only to the IRA/ NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts but to individual state standards and Common Core State Standards, when applicable.

Screen Cast O Matic

Capture and edit a video of what you see on your computer screen with audio. 

Northwestern Knight Lab

Online tools to aid in digital storytelling. Includes features such as Juxtapose, Scene, Soundcite, Storyline, and StoryMap leverage online content.