For Staff

Some New Resources to use to create lessons and utilize distance learning and/or find resources for instructional resources from low tech to high tech. 
Kress High School has been using Office 365 via BUT some of you are familiar with other learning management systems (LM).  This list is not meant to be the only resources you can use but thought it would be good to have some suggested ones.  If you want to list your specific links to your instructional lessons or material they can be linked to our website. Just sent them to Mrs. Zeigler. 

Getting Started with Microsoft Teams

Remote teaching and learning resources from Microsoft Education

Microsoft Teams Training Video


Region 16 Supports During School Closure

Brenda Foster and her crew have put together some good resources for TEACHERS  by districts during the school closures. 
How to get in the classroom:

  • You will click the link  for the course they want to join on the page at the link above.
  • You will register in ESCWorks and after they complete the checkout process, a confirmation email will be sent with a code to join a google classroom.
  • Once you have the code, you will go to, click the upper right hand “+” sign and click on “join a class.” You will type the class code in to join.
  • Once you join the classroom, you will be able to begin collaboration.

What to expect in the classroom:

  • Resources shared by our team to support the 5th & 6th Six Weeks
  • Webinars/Screencastify videos of PD ideas and support
  • Facilitated discussion boards
  • A place to share needs and get support

This link is great!  Mrs. Z's  personal favorite right now-- How to videos for Google Classroom, Zoom, Screencast, etc.

FriEDTECHNOLOGY  by Amy Mayer. She is up to date with the COVID-19 and is a good teacher for teachers. 
To subscribe to the FriEDTECHNOLOGY you have to a youtube account. I will unblock youtube at school so this can used at school.

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet

3 different short videos on how to use Google Meet:

Google Meet for Phone Conferences

Google Meet for Video Conferences

Google Meet for Live Streaming 

Subscribe to their Channel, Temple ISD  while you’re there!

Region 10 Resources


I am in process of setting up the school for premium free through the rest of the year. I will be emailing the particulars to everyone who is interested in using this application remotely while school is closed. It looks great to me. Check it out by going to the link.


 MIND Research Institute is offering no-cost access to ST Math for all districts. The offer is available for grades K through 8. 

Reading Books Online       FREE WITH OUR SCHOOL CODE     SCHOOL7581.  Go to the links below and put in code and your info. This code applies to all 3 resources listed below:

For Children in 3rd Through 8th Grade


For Children in Preschool Through 2nd Grade


For Children in Preschool Through 6th Grade

(Internet access is not needed after ReadingIQ is downloaded.)

All three programs can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and you can add up to three children per account! 


EPIC! Books

Learning A-Z


PebbleGo (nonfiction database)

ReadWorks org


130+ Online Learning Resources

Daily Free Learning Workbooks for Teachers

Free Audio Books from Audible

Free Math Instruction

Best Podcasts for Kids

Sites for Use While School is Closed

Online Courses from Scholastic

Children's Authors Doing Read-Alouds

Common Lit - Reading Passages for Different Grade Levels

Readworks - More Leveled Passages

Khan Academy - Math and Reading Instruction


2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Parent and Family Engagement Intuitive


Code of Conduct for Students​


Discovery Education




Gifted & Talented Resources

Harcourt SS Literacy Center

Harcourt Textbook Online Access​ for Elementary

HMOF Materials for HMH for grades 7-12​


Staff Resources for Lexia/PowerUp


Office 365


Region 16

Renaissance Learning

Special Education Forms Swisher Briscoe COOP     
Transition and Employment Guide

STaR Chart

Study Island 3-8th


Teacher Created Materials 

TEKS Resource System

Newsletter for TEKS Resource System Above

TETN Region Server


SLO to submit to Mr. Zolman


Hotel Tax Exempt Form
Technical Support Form

Maintenance Work Orde
Transportation Form
Kress ISD FAX cover sheet
Kress ISD Records Request
HS Detention Form
HS Missing Documentation Form Request
HS Required Documentation Form

Elem Missing Documentation Form Request
Elem Required Documentation Form

Elementary Homework Request
ISS Elementary Form