Digital Learning Resources

Digital Archives

  • North Bay Digital Collections feature special materials from the Sonoma State University Library. Online access to historical images and documents related to the region north of San Francisco supports student learning, scholarship, and community interests. Collections include photographs, unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera.

Instructional Planning

  • Did you know you can find Google-related lesson plans all in one place online? This collection includes 100+ lessons for Exploring Computational Thinking. Lessons contain examples for integrating the principles of computer science in your math, science, and humanities classroom. Students will learn to analyze data, create models of understanding, and develop algorithms to experiment and explore. Teachers with all levels of experience can start using these right away.

Resources for Knowledge Engagement

  • Have you seen version 2 of the Google Art Project? South African rock designs. Brazilian street graffiti. Australian aboriginal art. Earlier this month we announced a major expansion of the Google Art Project. From now on, with a few simple clicks, art lovers around the world will be able to discover not only paintings, but also sculpture, street art and photographs from 151 museums in 40 countries.

  • TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.

  • Over the past few months eight new educational channels launched on YouTube EDU as part of the Original Programming initiative. These channels range from well-known partners like TED-Ed to CrashCourse to celebrity science teachers like Steve Spangler. Regardless of the content area, these creators teach educational concepts in fun and engaging ways and will be a hit in your classroom.

  • This tool gives schools the ability to access a broad set of educational videos on YouTube EDU and to select the specific videos that are accessible from within the school's network. These videos come from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED as well as up-and-coming partners with millions of views, like Khan Academy, Steve Spangler Science and Numberphile.

Tools for Brainstorming and Semantic Mapping

  • An online mind mapping tool for brainstorming and sharing ideas and concepts.