Teaching Resources

Technology Resources
Online Components of Curriculum Textbooks

Elementary Textbooks Online Component
Houghton Mifflin Education Place California Reading/Language Arts
Scott Foreman Social Studies Pearson California History – Social Science
Foss Science Curriculum FOSSweb California
Middle School Textbooks Online Component
Pearson English Language Arts Pearson Course Content
Holt Mathematics GO.HRW.COM
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Science Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center
Curriculum websites that contain information and resources for BUSD Teachers.
 Some sites require log-in to Google (berkeley.net) account in order to access websites:
BUSD Academic Vocabulary (PDF) BUSD Academic Vocabulary (PDF)
Common Core sites.berkeley.net/commoncore
ELD (English Language Development) sites.berkeley.net/eld
Middle School Humanities sites.berkeley.net/humanities
Middle School Science   sites.berkeley.net/middleschoolscience
RTI   sites.berkeley.net/rti
Sped Resources     sites.berkeley.net/spedresources
Tech Teacher (Using Technology for Teaching and Learning)   sites.berkeley.net/techteacher
Typing in Berkeley Schools    sites.berkeley.net/typing

Other software used for students within Berkeley Unified: 

Software/Online Resource Description Accessible:
(Gr. 2 and up)
Helps all students develop fluency with basic math facts by differentiating instruction in customized, 10-minute daily sessions. Primarily used for intervention for math facts, especially in grades 3-8. Within the district–teachers contact Wally G. for logins
Fraction Nation
(Gr. 4-8)
Targets decimals and fractions through explicit instruction, extensive practice, and ongoing assessments. Develop fraction fluency in 15 minutes a day! Primarily used for supplementing for grades 4-5, and intervention for grades 6-8. Within the district–teachers contact Wally G. for logins
READ 180
(Gr. 6-8)
A comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development proven to raise reading achievement for struggling readers. Within the district–teachers contact Wally G. for logins
System 44
(Gr. 6-8)
Foundational reading and phonics program designed for the most challenged, struggling readers. Within the district–teachers contact Wally G. for logins
(Gr. 6-8)
Provides instant essay scoring to students, critiques essays, and identifies grammatical and spelling errors and redundant sentences. On any computer with Internet access–teachers contact Wally G. for logins
Free Online Resources
Multiple Subjects
ABCya.com Kids Educational Computer Games and Activities (K-5) abcya.com
Freerice.com Play a vocabulary game and help feed the world at the same time. Math and other subjects also available (4-12) freerice.com
Kids.gov U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal for Kids (K-8) kids.usa.gov
Softschools.com Language Arts, Math games and worksheets (K-5) softschools.com
Arc Academic Skillbuilders
(Gr. PreK-5)
Fun online games target math facts, geography, time, money, spelling and more. Free on the internet from home or school.
Cool Math Games Free math games for kids of all ages coolmath-games.com
Khan Academy Extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments in Math. Also covers Science and other subjects (4-12) khanacademy.org
Math is Fun mathisfun.com
Between the Lions by PBS (K – 3rd) pbskids.org
MightyBook.com (Pre-K to 5th) mightybook.com
Speakaboos (Pre-K to 1st) speakaboos.com
Resources available on BUSD Library web pages: berkeley.net/school-libraries
International Children’s Digital Library (Pre-K to 7th) childrenslibrary.org
Starfall (Pre-K to 2nd) starfall.com
Storyline Online by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation (K – 5th) storylineonline.net
TeachingBooks.net (Pre-K to 12th) teachingbooks.net

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