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Resources for Teachers

Home Access Username/Passwords


Cap. Region BOCES "Access it!"
(replaced Insignia)
Faculty Login:
Username: district email 


Password: whatever password you made, see email from 9/20/22. 


Step by step instructions for borrowing Class Sets from BOCES

This service offers resources that correlate with the New York State, Common Core, and Next Generation Learning Standards in all content areas. Easy online access is offered for digital streaming videos, as well as for borrowing Text Sets, "Jackdaws", and Plush and Book Pairs.

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Swank K-12 Streaming provides faculty of IML-subscribing districts to use full-length feature films for teaching in a legal, copyright-compliant manner. Teachers can request films be added to the base library of 250 films; students have access only through links assigned to specific films.

Temporary​ Usernames and Passwords:
Faculty Username: apps email

Faculty Password: Schenectady1

Student Username: Student

Student Password: Student1

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Professional Development Resources

By Gale

Password: empirelink

This platform provides professional learning books from ASCD and Dave Burgess that will empower a culture around professional learning by providing the strategies that work in the hands of the teachers to use every day.


NEWSELA Implementation Guide


standards-aligned reading activities, and insights to support core instruction and differentiation across the curriculum.



a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum.

Round Library

Professional Collection

From BOCES on Overdrive

Collection of Professional Titles Through OverDrive.

Username: f + faculty ID


Camerons Collection

E-Books Supporting Teen Mental Health and Wellness



Username: crboces

password: crboces

One-hundred and eighty-nine (189) interactive, simultaneous use titles for grades K-12.

Complete List Here


Gale: Educator's Reference Complete

Resource for educators and education students. Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties. Also contains federal and international reports and publications, including full-text for many titles cited in ERIC



Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information via libraries and library systems statewide.NOVELNY is an electronic resource access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of thousands of journals, newspapers and other references.



Vetted collection of instructional materials about children's and young adult books and authors, everyone can easily... Identify exceptional books that reflect diverse cultural experiences, interests, and ability levels
Obtain resources paired with your book titles that further reading enjoyment, contextual knowledge, and educational relevance 
Share resources with everyone in your community via easy-to-use flyers, emails, texts, embeddable links, and social media"

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  • Jackdaws Inventory

    A listing of all of the Jackdaws, which are thematic collections of primary source documents, available to borrow in the IML. Please book through Insignia.

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