*NEW* Distance Learning Resources

** This page will be updated as often as possible with new resources. If you are looking for something specific but don’t see it here, please email Mrs. Cyndi Hansard at chansard@parishhill.org. **

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Learn more here. Students can vote for their favorite in April 2021!

Most of the current nominees are available through the CT State Library as ebooks and/or audiobooks. They will also be available in our school library once we return to school. Use this link to borrow one today!  ** Parish Hill student-created book preview video coming soon!

2021 Middle School 7-8 Nutmeg Nominees: Click here for full-color descriptions.
2021 High School 9-12 Nutmeg Nominees: Click here for full-color descriptions.

FREE ebooks and audiobooks

** New Resource ** Tumble Books TeenBookCloud: Available through August 31. Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Just click here for access.

JLG Digital: Available through May 31. Unlimited access to read books online from any device — no password or login needed. Click here to get started, and then click your book-stream choice (elementary, middle, or high school). You’ll automatically be taken to the list of available titles. Titles change regularly, so check back for new choices.

RBDigital: You can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from the CT State Library – No Library Card Required! They have a huge selection of books including this year’s Nutmeg nominees and other very popular titles.
Click here and select “register” (top right). Create a user name and password, and use ctstatelib20 for the access code. Provide first name, last name, e-mail, and postal code. Check the box to accept the terms of service and privacy policy and click on the register button. That’s all there is to it.

Audible is offering a collection of kids’ audiobooks (age 0-18) for free. It’s not all of their titles, but there is a nice selection. For example, they have Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland read by Scarlet Johansson.
Go to

Abdo Digital has TONS of full-color fiction and nonfiction ebooks available. It’s easy to search the collection by keyword, grade level, genre, and subject. They have several graphic novels too! Use this link, and if you need to enter login information it is  Username: ABDO Secondary/ Password: 2020  

Sebco is offering free access to ebooks. There are a ton of books for all ages available, ranging from classic literature to a 2017 book titled #MeTooMovement. Just click on this linkhit login, enter the number 1, and hit login again. 

Read Alouds
Click the image below to view the weekly webcast of the NEW middle-grade story, AIDEN TYLER, QUARAN-TEEN.Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen Weekly Web Serial with Rex Ogle

Watch authors and celebrities — like Eric Carle, David Harbour, and Kristin Bell — read children’s books aloud. It’s fun for the whole family!

Tutorials for Teachers
Current Tutorials Available (click each title to access videos):
1. How to Set Up and Use Google Classroom
2. How to Create and Use Google Forms

Other Resources for Teachers
Screencastify is offering their premium service for free through May 31 (and possibly longer). The free version only allows you to record 5-minute-long videos, but premium allows you to record unlimited videos (of your computer screen and/or yourself) AND it has a great editing tool. To sign up or to upgrade your current free subscription, go to this link and put in the coupon code CAST_COVID.

Screencastify Submit — If you decide to use Screencastify, you might also want to try this brand new feature that is being offered to educators. Screencastify Submit is a quick and easy way for your students to record and submit videos directly to your Google Drive. Click here to learn more and request access.

Tutorials for Students
* Coming soon!

** If you need help using any of the above resources, or you have a request for something not featured here, please email Mrs. Cyndi Hansard.