Author & Book Resources
Authors Who Skype with Classrooms
Are you interested in connecting your class or school with authors? Search this list of more than 150 authors who offer FREE 20 minutes Skype chats with classes and book clubs!! Authors of picture books, middle grade books and teen/young adult novels are included.
Free Online Videos
Thousands of videos that can be used in the classroom organized by category and topic — math, science, social studies, the arts, foreign languages and more!
Register for a FREE account and you’ll have access to all the amazing clips and videos from PBS & PBS Kids! Organized by grade level & subject, there are short clips, longer videos, viewable documents and lesson plans available to educators. Great for classroom use or home viewing.
Resources for Environmental Education
- Using Fiction Books to Teach Environmental Issues (all ages)
- ‘Going Green’ Ideas & Book Recommendations (all ages)
- Kid’s Movies with Environmental Themes (all ages)
- Books & Websites with Recycling/Environmental Focus (elementary)
- MARC Guide to Kansas City Environmental Resources – if you live in Kansas City, this is an AMAZING resource for finding field trips, speakers and local organizations.
Teaching Tools for Preventive Health & Animal Safety
FREE Posters, Activites & Handouts
One Health Kansas at Kansas State University has some great online printable classroom resources for teaching food safety, animal safety and preventive health issues.
For Missouri Educators & Parents
FREE Subscription to Xplor Magazine
Great magazine from the Missouri Department of Conservation that aims to reconnect kids with nature. Kids learn about Missour’s outdoors, real-life jobs in the wild and lots of fun ideas for exploring the outdoors. One free subscription per Missouri household.
The Idea Book for Educators®
FREE Biannual Magazine from A & E Television Networks
Educators can request a free subscription to this magazine which includes teacher guides for programs on A&E, Discovery and BIO channels, along with contest information and other resources. Complete the application form for a free subscription.