Resources for Parents and Educators

Learning Resources

Wisconsin First Nations Education: Explore a rich collection of educational videos, teacher professional development resources, lesson plans for all grades, and learning tools regarding American Indians in Wisconsin.

Cyber Safety Course for parents, provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Apps

Here are some useful links to help you make decisions about your child's tablet and computer use, as well as resources for finding high quality apps for your family.

American Library Association Best Apps for Teaching & Learning: Award-winning apps for children.

Apps on the News: A Madison Public Librarian reviews children's apps on the local news.

Best Apps for Kids: A robust, searchable guide to help you find quality apps. Check out their Free Friday page as well.

Common Sense Media: App reviews for ages 2-18.

Digital Storytime: A robust, searchable guide to help you find quality apps.

Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids. Free downloadable guide in multiple formats.

Reading Rockets: Subject guides to literacy apps, including Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities.

School Library Journal: Reviews of new apps.

(Many thanks to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Carissa Christner of Madison Public Library; Ann Cooksey and Kristi Helmkamp of Appleton Public Library; Denise Chojnacki of Rhinelander District Library; and Kerry Pinkner of Waukesha Public Library for these links.)