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General Resources

LAUSDMAX log in for teachers and substitute

Subfinder  (877) 528-7378; (877) LAUSD SUB

Office Discipline Referral (ODR)

The Learning Zone

Moodle Request

California Education Code

GradeBook Guide
   or  Detailed User Guide
    Tutorials and Detailed instructions from ITD.

California Standards

CDE Brokers of Expertise

California School Library Standards

California Content Standards

California Curriculum Frameworks

Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed through a state-led initiative to establish consistent and clear education standards for English language arts, mathematics literacy in that would better prepare students for success in college, career, and the competitive global economy. The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the standards on August 2, 2010.

CDE Presentations on the CCSS
Powerpoint presentation on the common core standards.


AUP and Photo & Information Release

Student Emergency Form

Education Equity and Compliance Forms & Bulletins

Child Abuse Awareness Training

Child Abuse Report Form

Connect Ed

Click here to  log in into Connect Ed

Connect Ed Usage Guidelines (may need to log in to 'Inside LAUSD to access the following)
Connect Ed Reference Guide
How to Send a Message
Editing Contacts in LAUSDMAX
Request for User ID

Reading and Writing Resources

ELA Site 
 Site designed by Mrs. Spencer specifically for Byrd MS ELA needs.

Reading Inventory

This is a free assessment to determine a student's reading level.

Free Online E-Books
Over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. This is offered by Project Gutenberg.

Los Angeles Times Online
Access the LA Times for daily news, games, webcasts, class and student activities and other educational interactive activities. (Log in username =school's name; password = mascot)

Library Thing   and     Good Reads    and   Shelfari
Allows you to find information about books, keep track of the books you have read or want to read, add comments and/or reviews, and exchange ideas about what your are reading.

An interactive forum for students interested in writing and publishing for an audience.

Common Errors in English Usage   Guide to Grammar & Writing   Vocabulary Building Games

Research Resources

Intro to RESEARCH SKILLS BIG 6 Powerpoint

If this Powerpoint loads too slowly, you can visit our wiki link below for a faster load.

Big 6 Research Assignment Organizer
This is a handout of worksheets representing each of the Big 6 Research Skills.
They are a guide that students may use to help them organized their pre-research and research strategies.

Citing Sources Powerpoint
Introduces students to citations and how to cite sources.

Byrd Middle School Citation Data Sheet
This is a worksheet that students may use to take notes for their citations.
It allows them to record the necessary information needed to properly complete their citations.

Citing Sources Guide
This is a guide that students may use to help them to properly format their citations.

Notes on Types of Resources   

Technology Resources

California Learning Resources Network
Provides resources that enable California educators to identify supplemental
electronic learning resources that meet instructional needs.

GoogleTricks                                                                                                                                   Google tricks to help you save time.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything                                                                                             A portal to many of Kathy's technology support resources.

Cogs for Blogs                                                                                                                     Support for creating and customizing your blogs and other multimedia presentations.

How to Create a Webliography

Cool Web Tools
This page contains links to cool web applications to make the integration of technology into your curriculum not only easy for you, but also for your students.

Educational Media                                                                                                    Ready made videos, documentaries and films for teaching concepts, skills, and information in all subject.

Learning 2.0                                                                                                                                   An online PD for teachers to improve digital literacy.

General Instructional Resources

Create a Rubric                                                                                                                                    Home of Rubistar, a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics fast and easy.

Teacher Tools & Templates
Free & easy templates for assessments, awards, bulletin boards, calendars, organizers, posters, homework coupons,etc.

Curriculum Unit Planning Design Template

Science Resources

Science Content Standards

Science Curriculum Framework

The Period Table of Videos
Short videos charting the periodic table of elements.

Science Games and Puzzles

Interdisciplinary interactive games in science.

The Scale of the Universe 2
This is an interactive video of (size comparison) that includes the entire universe.Created by Cary Huang, a 14-year-old ninth grader from Moraga, Calif., with technical help from his twin brother Michael.

National Science Digital Library
The nation's online portal for education and research on learning in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Social Studies Resources

Social Studies Standards
Social Science Framework

Free website that offers educators, students access to more than 200,000 primary sources such as photographs, documents, newspapers, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, and other cultural artifacts. These materials reveal the history and culture of California and its role in national and world history

CIA World Fact Book
   Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.  Includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Thousands of primary sources from the National Archives with documents and activities  to help you teach the history of the US and it government.

DocTeach Toolbox
Analysis worksheets for analyzing written documents, artifacts,cartoons, maps, motion pictures, photographs, posters, sound recordings, etc.

The Constitution in Action

  An interactive comprehension activity.

The Charters of Freedom

   An interactive study of The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution.

Video Conference Workshops
      Introduce your students to the power of primary sources through a video conference from the National Archives and Records Administration!

Math Resources

Intelligent ® Function Graphing Calculators that deliver complete graphs : with Automatic Worked-Out Solutions for Algebra, Calculus, and PreCalculus, Including Intercepts, Domain, Range, Symmetry, Maxima & Minima, Asymptotes, Points of Inflection, Concavity, Derivatives, Discontinuities, Holes

Math Homework Helper
Resources to help students master the basics of mathematics of numbers and number operations. Videos and tutorials explain basic operations and help with the mastery of math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division--essential building blocks for success in mathematics.

National Science Digital Library
The nation's online portal for education and research on learning in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Math Common Core Collection
                                                                                                       Contains digital learning resources that address concept and skills components of the Math Common Core State Standards. The collection is organized by grade level and domain.