Librarian Problem Solvers - For the New K-12 Kitchen Table Teachers

By Rebecca Beasley - Director, Learning Resource Center


Who needed help: W&M faculty and staff with children or child care responsibilities

Librarian problem solver: Rebecca Beasley, Librarian and Director of the School of Education’s Learning Resource Center

Problem: Faculty and staff who are suddenly in charge of homeschooling K-12 students are looking for helpful resources beyond what is supplied by the teacher.  The amount of information on the Internet is overwhelming; can W&M Libraries highlight quality sites?

Solution: Rebecca selected these sites to share:

Especially useful for math

Free children's eBooks from around the world, available in many languages

Interactive K-12 science eBooks

K-12 History & Social Studies content; hundreds of colorful photographs, maps, videos, etc. searchable by grade level

Interactive arts content (theater, dance, music, visual arts, etc.) for K-12 students

A collection of blog posts on fun, family literacy activities

Free PreK-12 grade-level based videos, lessons, etc. in Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies; Spanish-language content is also available

List of links to Science-based online games and activities from the Space-Science Institute

Don’t forget to check out the great online resources offered by the Williamsburg Regional Library, too.