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Explaining Corona Virus to Kid's
Academic Resources (Part 2)

Grades K-5

 

Mindfulness
Cosmic Kids

Cosmic Kids makes yoga and mindfulness fun for kids. 

Literacy
Independent Reading Parent Resources

Kindergarten                                Grade 3

Grade 1                                        Grade 4/5

Grade 2                                        

MackinVia Students should access MackinVia through their PSD Key!  MackinVia is full of hundreds of the latest and greatest book titles and over 450 audio books. 
Pearson EasyBridge/Realize If you use Words Their Way in your classroom, this site provides access to your sorts and activities. Access your account through PSD Key.
Reading A-Z (RAZKids)

This is now available for students in grades K-5 (formerly just K-2)!  Your child should access the account through PSD Key. If you do not have access to Reading A-Z through PSD Key, please use the linked website and enter your teacher’s unique username to begin accessing. 

*We are working to have this access updated for everyone by Wednesday, 3/18.

Lexia

This is now available for all students in grades K-5. Your child should access the account through PSD Key.  If you do not have access to Lexia through PSD Key, please use the linked website and enter your teacher’s name to begin accessing. 

*We are working to have this access updated for everyone by Wednesday, 3/18.

Spelling City Access to phonics games to practice spelling and word knowledge. Enter the code VSCFree90 when registering to get free access to this resource.
Read Works Recommended by many of our librarians, be sure to check out this free resource.
Epic Epic is the leading digital library for kids 12 & under.  This resource is now free for all students to use at home, but families must be invited by the teacher.
BrainPOP BrainPop offers a variety of review topics that students can self-select based on their interests and needs in subject areas ranging from ELA to mathematics, science to social studies. 
Scholastic Learn at Home Daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.  Grades K-6+
Storyline Online Access 100s of stories read aloud by celebrities.  Each story is accompanied with an activity guide.
WilBooks Many books for K-3 students to read.
Storytime with Ryan and Craig Storytime with Ryan & Craig is a free, short-form reading show for children, parents & educators. Every week, Ryan and Craig read aloud a new children’s book. 
Unite for Literacy Unite online library provides free access to more than 400 original picture books, one fourth of them written in Spanish. The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers in warm, expressive voices.
Free Rice Free Rice is an online vocabulary game where students answer questions about vocabulary words to bolster their knowledge while they earn “rice” which will be genuinely donated to communities in need. Students can learn and serve the community at the same time!
ABCYA Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games, and thematic activities
Study Island Study Island offers a variety of review topics that students can self-select based on their interests and needs in subject areas ranging from ELA to mathematics, science to social studies. Students should login through their PSD Key.
*iRead iRead is a digital program designed to give children individualized experiences that will ensure they master the alphabet, phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency, while building a vocabulary and comprehension. This is offered to students who currently have been assigned an account through the district. Students should login through their PSD Key.
Teach Your Monster to Read Help children learn to read with the free, award-winning reading and phonics game.  Free in web browser only.
Free Kids Books This site allows students of all ages to read stories online or download as a .pdf.
Just Books Read Aloud Primarily for younger students, this site offers a variety of books read aloud.
Think Written 300 Fun Writing prompts for kids: Story starters, journal prompts and ideas!
Squiggle Park Reading skill building games for elementary students!
Mathematics
Imagine Math Facts
(Big Brainz)
Students can practice fact fluency for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
(2nd grade requirement, optional for 1st graders)
Khan Academy – Math Students can access practice exercises and instructional videos on a variety of topics and subjects. The link provided sends you to the subject of mathematics. All levels of mathematics are available. 
Math Score If you like to practice math facts this is the site for you. This link takes you to the free portion of the site.  
Number of the Day At Pennridge we have a Fact of the Day everyday in our schools. This site is a fun way to look at a number. It will take a number and ask you to do various calculations and use mathematical vocabulary.  
Prodigy Engages students in 1st to 8th grade with a self-paced math practice. 
Xtra Math This is a free math fact practice site. 
First in Math If your child has access to this resource, they should log-in through PSD Key. 
Study Island Study Island offers a variety of review topics that students can self-select based on their interests and needs in subject areas ranging from ELA to mathematics, science to social studies. Students should login through their PSD Key.
*DreamBox DreamBox is an engaging, game-like environment that motivates students to persist, progress, and achieve success in mathematics. This is offered to students who currently have been assigned an account through the district. Students should login through their PSD Key.
*Splash Math If your child has access to this resource, they should log-in through PSD Key. 
Social Studies, Science, STEM
PBS Kids PBS Kids offers various resources, apps, and games for students to explore different concepts and devise solutions to real-world problems.
Cincinnati Zoo Organized by grade level, the Cincinnati Zoo offers lessons and activities related to their animals, ecosystems, and wildlife that include various content areas.
MIT K-12 MIT K-12 offers videos in most content areas and caters to different grade levels to explore topics and help students apply their learning.
PhET Simulations The University of Colorado provides simulations to explore concepts in mathematics and science geared towards students in certain grade levels.
Defined Learning (3rd-5th) Project based learning opportunities.  Login using PSD Key.
STEM Design Challenges Use this site to generate building designs you can do with the items you already have at home!

Google Tour Builder /

Google VR Tour Builder

Use the power of Google Earth and Google Maps to create a geographic or virtual tour of almost anywhere in our world.
Code.org Code.org expands access to computer science in schools.  Every 1st-5th grader has access to Code.org through their PSD Key.
CodeCombat CodeCombat is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science. Click Play to begin. 
Scratch Scratch is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
Code Monster Code Monster is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
Time for Kids Access age-appropriate articles for students (organized by grade level) on a wide range of topics, including animals, art, history, etc.
National Geographic Education Resource Library National Geographic’s immense collection of articles, maps, videos, etc. searchable by grade level, content type, and subject.
EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities on the Web K-12 Humanities-based education materials in the areas of social studies, literature, foreign languages, arts, and culture.  Student activities are searchable by topic and grade level.
PBS Learning Media – Social Studies Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more, for K-12 social studies.
National Geographic Kids Games, videos, and articles on an assortment of interesting topics.
Online Learning Games
FunBrain FunBrain offers online learning games for early childhood learners. 
Keyboard Jump Our exclusive typing games are a great way to improve typing speed and accuracy and can be tailored to current typing abilities. Plus, they’re a ton of fun!
Typing Club Typingclub is an effective way to learn typing that is web based! 
Movement
Go Noodle GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
Fluency and Fitness This site helps students review K-2 math and reading topics while providing movement breaks!  They are offering 3 weeks of free activities.
Virtual Field Trips
Travel and Leisure 12 famous museums are offering virtual field trips!
9 Virtual Field Trips Travel virtually to places such as museums, zoos, ancient landmarks, and even outer space!

 

Secondary 6-8

Mindfulness
Headspace A mindfulness app where students can listen to either a guided meditation or calming sounds/music. Students can go through a meditation training or basic meditation sessions as they choose.
Literacy
MackinVia Students should access MackinVia through their PSD Key!  MackinVia is full of hundreds of the latest and greatest book titles and over 450 audio books. 
Study Island Study Island offers a variety of review topics that students can self-select based on their interests and needs in subject areas ranging from ELA to mathematics, science to social studies. 
BrainPop BrainPop offers a variety of review topics that students can self-select based on their interests and needs in subject areas ranging from ELA to mathematics, science to social studies. 
Khan Academy Khan Academy provides a huge variety of educational resources for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! It also provides free test prep for SATs and AP exams.
Newsela Newsela provides a variety of articles and activities for students on topics of their choice. Articles can be read at a variety of reading levels and lexiles. 
CK12 CK12 provides a huge variety of full open-educational online courses for students for free from mathematics, science, social studies, and more! 
Membean Membean is an online vocabulary practice website that allows students to create an account, complete a benchmark assessment to determine their level, and then practice with words on their correct level while improving and moving up as they go. 
Free Rice Free Rice is an online vocabulary game where students answer questions about vocabulary words to bolster their knowledge while they earn “rice” which will be genuinely donated to communities in need. Students can learn and serve the community at the same time!
New York Times Crossword (Student Edition) The New York Times provides crossword puzzles made for students on a variety of grade levels and subject areas from history, geography, health, fine arts, and literature. 
CommonLit CommonLit provides supplemental resources to a large variety of novels students may be reading in school presently. Supplements include related readings, thematic questions, and comprehension activities.
myShakespeare myShakespeare provides a variety of Shakespeare plays with pop-up notes, videos with characters and theaters, and additional resources to provide support to students as they read a Shakespeare play. 
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
Mathematics
CK12 This is a good mathematics reference site for secondary students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry or Precalculus. This site is not limited to mathematics. Students can explore various subject areas through reading, activities, quizzes, videos, etc.
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
Gizmos Use PSD Key to log in and access the various simulations and resources of Explore Learning.
Hippocampus Hippocampus is an online Open Educational Resource that provides activities and videos on a variety of subjects.
iReady Powerful assessment mixed with engaging instruction.  Only available for students who have been provided an account by the district.
Khan Academy – Math Students can access practice exercises and instructional videos on a variety of topics and subjects. The link provided sends you to the subject of mathematics. All levels of mathematics are available. 
Numberphile This site features short videos that explore complex math concepts in engaging ways. 
Prodigy Engages students in 1st to 8th grade with a self-paced math practice. 
Study Island Study Island offers a variety of review topics that students can self-select based on their interests and needs in subject areas ranging from ELA to mathematics, science to social studies. Students should login with Clever.
XtraMath A free program that helps students master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. 
Science and STEM
Khan Academy Khan Academy provides a huge variety of educational resources for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! It also provides free test prep for SATs and AP exams.
Study Island Study Island offers a variety of review topics that students can self-select based on their interests and needs in subject areas ranging from ELA to mathematics, science to social studies. Students should login with Clever.
CK12 CK12 provides a huge variety of full open-educational online courses for students for free from mathematics, science, social studies, and more! 
Defined Learning (6th) Project based learning opportunities.  Login with PSD Key!
Defined Learning (7-8th) Trial of project based learning opportunities.
Chem4Kids Chemistry concepts and the study of matter, structure, and biochemistry presented in an accessible manner.
Gizmos Use PSD Key to log in and access the various simulations and resources of Explore Learning.
PhET Simulations The University of Colorado provides simulations to explore concepts in mathematics and science geared towards students in certain grade levels.
Science Joy Wagon Primarily focused on Physics concepts, Science Joy Wagon offers activities and resources for students to explore, apply, and practice concepts and problems.
BrainPOP BrainPOP offers students videos, games, quizzes, etc. on various topics. Students can explore concepts in-depth and apply the material using interactive tools. 
Hippocampus Hippocampus is an online Open Educational Resource that provides activities and videos on a variety of subjects.
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
Social Studies
Khan Academy Khan Academy provides a huge variety of educational resources for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! It also provides free test prep for SATs and AP exams.
CK12 CK12 provides a huge variety of full open-educational online courses for students for free from mathematics, science, social studies, and more! 

Google Tour Builder /

Google VR Tour Builder

Use the power of Google Earth and Google Maps to create a geographic or virtual tour of almost anywhere in our world.
Hippocampus Hippocampus is an online Open Educational Resource that provides activities and videos on a variety of subjects.
iCivics iCivics provides online games where students can practice their understanding of civics through running a presidential campaign, testing their citizenship knowledge, protecting news feeds from viral fake news, and more. 
New York Times Crossword (Student Edition) The New York Times provides crossword puzzles made for students on a variety of grade levels and subject areas from mathematics, history, geography, health, fine arts, and literature. 
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
GeoGuessr This game places the player somewhere in the world via Google Street View.  Players have to use inductive reasoning to figure out where they are in the world.
Whatwasthere? Users can type a location and see how the landscape/cityscape has changed over time.
National Geographic Education Resource Library National Geographic’s immense collection of articles, maps, videos, etc. searchable by grade level, content type, and subject.
History Channel – History by Topic Hundreds of articles, videos, and interactive features, arranged by topic.
EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities on the Web K-12 Humanities-based education materials in the areas of social studies, literature, foreign languages, arts, and culture.  Student activities are searchable by topic and grade level.
PBS Learning Media – Social Studies Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more, for K-12 social studies.
Scholastic Learn at Home Daily projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.  Grades K-6+
World Languages
Duolingo Students can access an online and app based online learning platform that is accessible K-12 on a wide variety of languages.
Quizlet World Language Teachers often use Quizlet to practice vocabulary.
MindSnacks MindSnacks is an app-based game in Spanish, German, and French where students can learn entry level vocabulary and sentences through their playing. 
BBC Languages BBC Languages provides activities, lessons, and games for a variety of languages like Spanish, German, Chinese, and many more.
Music, Physical Activity, Art
Code.org Code.org expands access to computer science in schools and increases participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science.
CodeCombat CodeCombat is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
Scratch Scratch is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
Code Monster Code Monster is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
Go Noodle GoNoodle is a series of web-based videos, games, and activities focused on introducing short bursts of physical exercise in the classroom. For young children who need to burn up energy to concentrate on learning, this is a great solution.
Google Arts and Culture Explore collections of art from around the world.
SmartMusic SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow.
New York Times Crossword (Student Edition) The New York Times provides crossword puzzles made for students on a variety of grade levels and subject areas from history, geography, health, fine arts, and literature. 
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
Virtual Field Trips
Travel and Leisure 12 famous museums are offering virtual field trips!

 

Secondary 9-12

Mindfulness
Headspace A mindfulness app where students can listen to either a guided meditation or calming sounds/music. Students can go through a meditation training or basic meditation sessions as they choose.
Literacy
MackinVia Students should access MackinVia through their PSD Key!  MackinVia is full of hundreds of the latest and greatest book titles and over 450 audio books. 
Read Students are encouraged to read their independent reading books, course novels that have been assigned, or any other texts in which they are interested. 
Khan Academy Khan Academy provides a huge variety of educational resources for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! It also provides free test prep for SATs and AP exams.
Newsela Newsela provides a variety of articles and activities for students on topics of their choice. Articles can be read at a variety of reading levels and lexiles. 
Hippocampus Hippocampus is an online Open Educational Resource that provides activities and videos on a variety of subjects.
Seneca Seneca provides online courses for high school students to explore with learning paths and video resources.
Membean Membean is an online vocabulary practice website that allows students to create an account, complete a benchmark assessment to determine their level, and then practice with words on their correct level while improving and moving up as they go. 
Free Rice Free Rice is an online vocabulary game where students answer questions about vocabulary words to bolster their knowledge while they earn “rice” which will be genuinely donated to communities in need. Students can learn and serve the community at the same time!
New York Times Crossword (Student Edition) The New York Times provides crossword puzzles made for students on a variety of grade levels and subject areas from history, geography, health, fine arts, and literature. 
CommonLit CommonLit provides supplemental resources to a large variety of novels students may be reading in school presently. Supplements include related readings, thematic questions, and comprehension activities.
myShakespeare myShakespeare provides a variety of Shakespeare plays with pop-up notes, videos with characters and theaters, and additional resources to provide support to students as they read a Shakespeare play. 
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
Mathematics
AP Central AP Central provides access for students to their AP courses, practice AP question sets, and information about their AP exams. Students also have access to online resources through the course textbook and Canvas.
CK12 This is a good mathematics reference site for secondary students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry or Precalculus. This site is not limited to mathematics. Students can explore various subject areas through reading, activities, quizzes, videos, etc.
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, mathematics, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
Gizmos Use PSD Key to log in and access the various simulations and resources of Explore Learning.
Hippocampus Hippocampus is an online Open Educational Resource that provides activities and videos on a variety of subjects.
Hooda Math This site has games for secondary students using calculus, slope, and more. There are advertisements on this site. 
IXL Aligned with Common Core Standards, IXL Worldwide is a dynamic, immersive website offering adaptive learning for students with disabilities. For students with an account. 
Khan Academy – Math Students can access practice exercises and instructional videos on a variety of topics and subjects. The link provided sends you to the subject of mathematics. All levels of mathematics are available. 
New York Times Crossword (Student Edition) The New York Times provides crossword puzzles made for students on a variety of grade levels and subject areas from mathematics, history, geography, health, fine arts, and literature. 
Numberphile This site features short videos that explore complex math concepts in engaging ways. 
Seneca Online courses for secondary students to explore with learning paths and video resources.
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from mathematics, fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
Science
Khan Academy Khan Academy provides a huge variety of educational resources for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! It also provides free test prep for SATs and AP exams.
CK12 CK12 provides a huge variety of full open-educational online courses for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! 
PhET Simulations University of Colorado provides simulations and activities exploring the many fields and concepts of science.
AP Central AP Central provides access for students to their AP courses, practice AP question sets, and information about their AP exams. Students also have access to online resources through the course textbook and Canvas.
Hippocampus Hippocampus is an online Open Educational Resource that provides activities and videos on a variety of subjects.
Gizmos Use PSD Key to log in and access the various simulations and resources of Explore Learning.
Science Joy Wagon Primarily focused on Physics concepts, Science Joy Wagon offers activities and resources for students to explore, apply, and practice concepts and problems.
Seneca Online courses for High School students to explore with learning paths and video resources.
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
PHS Library Databases There are several databases and paid subscriptions available for Pennridge Students. Students can click on the link to access links and passwords (must be logged into pennridge.us account)
Social Studies
Khan Academy Khan Academy provides a huge variety of educational resources for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! It also provides free test prep for SATs and AP exams.
CK12 CK12 provides a huge variety of full open-educational online courses for students for free from mathematics, science, ELA, social studies, and more! 

Google Tour Builder /

Google VR Tour Builder

Use the power of Google Earth and Google Maps to create a geographic or virtual tour of almost anywhere in our world.
Hippocampus Hippocampus is an online Open Educational Resource that provides activities and videos on a variety of subjects.
Seneca Online courses for High School students to explore with learning paths and video resources.
New York Times Crossword (Student Edition) The New York Times provides crossword puzzles made for students on a variety of grade levels and subject areas from history, geography, health, fine arts, and literature. 
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
GeoGuessr This game places the player somewhere in the world via Google Street View. . Players have to use inductive reasoning to figure out where they are in the world.
Whatwasthere? Users can type a location and see how the landscape/cityscape has changed over time.
PHS Library Databases There are several databases and paid subscriptions available for Pennridge Students. Students can click on the link to access links and passwords (must be logged into pennridge.us account)
National Geographic Education Resource Library National Geographic’s immense collection of articles, maps, videos, etc. searchable by grade level, content type, and subject.
History Channel – History by Topic Hundreds of articles, videos, and interactive features, arranged by topic.
EDSITEment – The Best of the Humanities on the Web K-12 Humanities-based education materials in the areas of social studies, literature, foreign languages, arts, and culture.  Student activities are searchable by topic and grade level.
PBS Learning Media – Social Studies Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more, for K-12 social studies.
World Languages
Duolingo Students can access an online and app based online learning platform that is accessible K-12 on a wide variety of languages.
Seneca Online courses for High School students to explore with learning paths and video resources.
Quizlet World Language Teachers often use Quizlet to practice vocabulary.
MindSnacks MindSnacks is an app-based game in Spanish, German, and Chinese where students can learn entry level vocabulary and sentences through their playing. 
BBC Languages BBC Languages provides activities, lessons, and games for a variety of languages like Spanish, German, Chinese, and many more.
Music, Physical Activity, Art
Go Noodle GoNoodle is a series of web-based videos, games, and activities focused on introducing short bursts of physical exercise in the classroom. For young children who need to burn up energy to concentrate on learning, this is a great solution.
Google Arts and Culture Explore collections of art from around the world.
SmartMusic SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow.
New York Times Crossword (Student Edition) The New York Times provides crossword puzzles made for students on a variety of grade levels and subject areas from history, geography, health, fine arts, and literature. 
TEDed TEDed provides engaging informational videos on a variety of subjects from fine arts, literature, health, science, social studies, and more. 
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature,   history, and more. 
PHS Library Databases There are several databases and paid subscriptions available for Pennridge Students. Students can click on the link to access links and passwords (must be logged into pennridge.us account)
Computer Science
CodeHS CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science.
Code.org Code.org expands access to computer science in schools and increases participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science.
CodeCombat CodeCombat is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
Scratch Scratch is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
Code Monster Code Monster is a computer-science opportunity for kids to practice and enhance their understanding of computer science.
CrashCourses CrashCourses is a YouTube channel with engaging and student-centered videos on a number of topics from artificial intelligence, engineering, science, drama, literature, history, and more. 
Virtual Field Trips
Travel and Leisure 12 famous museums are offering virtual field trips!
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Visit one of the most popular museums in the world through an extraordinary room-by-room, 360-degree virtual tour of all of its exhibits, both past and present.

 

General Resources

12 Best Youtube Channels for Kids and Teens

Best Websites for Learning (CommonSenseMedia.org) (Broken down by age from preschool to teen)

300 Online Digital and Virtual Museums

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

PBS Learning Media

EdX– provides access to 1000s of MOOCs- many are self-paced and FREE

 

Distance Learning Without Technology

Distance Learning without Technology

Research shows students see greater success in school when they spend time talking, reading, playing, and creating with their families. There are so many incredible things you do every day that translate into amazing learning opportunities in your home and community. Spend time learning and playing together during the break. 

Learning Routines

  • Create a schedule and learning space with your child so you have a daily routine to complete lessons and share learning experiences around topics they are curious about exploring more deeply.
  • Keep it simple, fun and provide opportunities for lots of movement and brain breaks.

Math is Around Us!

Math is all around us. Look for opportunities to talk about math as a family and share math stories, games and conversations.

  • Household activities and chores have built in math opportunities. 
    • Have your child help set and clear the table. They can count, multiply, subtract and divide items based on their age. 
    •   Folding and sorting laundry provides an opportunity to sort and categorize for young learners and to talk about geometry with older learners.
    •     Menu & meal planning is a great time to talk about the cost of items and estimation.
    • Cooking together is an opportunity to read, follow directions, and practice fractions. Have older children double or half a recipe and estimate how much they need to make to feed the family. Have younger children measure and estimate.
  • Play card, dice or board games or work on a puzzle together
  • Create a scavenger hunt. Look for shapes or have fun using household objects to create math equations and math puzzles.

Reading and Storytelling

Find ways to make reading and storytelling an adventure everyday. Make it special and something enjoyable.

  • Have your child find special places to read. Make forts, read while having a snack, pretend you are in different countries and read with a new accent.
  • If your child is a beginning or early reader take turns reading with them with some of these strategies: My Turn Your Turn where you take turns reading a paragraph or page. Choral Reading where you read at the same time, Echo Reading where you read first and your child echoes the same sentence or paragraph you just read. Act It Out where you act out the story together or pretend to be characters in the story and read the lines.
  • Tell stories together. They can be family stories, stories from when you or they were young, stories you heard when you were a child, build stories together by taking turns coming up with one word or one sentence and passing to the next person. 
  • Listen to stories or educational podcasts.
  • Watch a family movie and talk about the characters, setting, plot. What made it a good story? Did anything in the story remind you of something in your family or life?

Writing Together

Look for opportunities to write and draw together.

  • Keep a family journal.
  • Write a story together.
  • Create a comic together.
  • Write a thank you note or other cards to send.
  • Create a play.
  • Write a family story or family history after interviewing your family members.
  • Create a book all about me and my family. 
  • Create a timeline about your family.
  • Caption and label photographs or drawings.
  • Write a poem for someone in your family.
  • Create a persuasive presentation on something you care about and what to ask your family about it.
  • Talk about your family values and make a family logo together.
  • Talk about your Heroes. Draw a picture and tell the story about why they are a hero to you.

Games to Play

Enjoy oral language and vocabulary games during downtime or while running errands..

  • I Spy is a game where one person describes something they spy and the other person tries to guess what it is. Make the descriptions as vivid as possible.
  • I’m Thinking Of is a similar game but the players can describe anything they are thinking of to other players or can describe things in an agreed upon category like numbers. For example, I’m thinking of a number that is bigger than 10 and smaller than 12. I’m thinking of a shape that looks like a snake.
  • Take turns thinking of rhyming words
  • Make a tongue twister out of your names like “Sweet Sally Sue Sat Sipping Cinnamon Soda on a Saturday.”
  • Look up prefixes and suffixes and take turns thinking of words that use them like aqua: aquamarine, aqueduct, aquatic…ing, going, liking, feeling, tricking, tickling.
  • Think of favorite games from your childhood and play with with your child (Cat Catching Mice, Catch the Dragon’s Tail, Loteria, Bingo, Memory)
  • Get moving: Do yoga together, play red light green light, Simon says, freeze dance, make an obstacle course or play follow the leader.
  • Design a game together.

Enjoy the Arts Together

Take time to listen to music and enjoy art together.

  • Listen to your favorite music, music you don’t like. Talk about why. Try closing your eyes together and see what images come to mind when a song is playing.
  • Write a song about your family together. Make it silly or poetic.
  • Create and build with recycled materials. 
  • Look-up how to create something you are curious about like a paper airplane, magical creature house etc. 

Science Experiments

  • Talk about our senses and how they help us understand the world, how we use them to look for evidence, describe the world around us, make words come to life when we write etc.
  • Explore what you are curious about. How can you find information about it? What would you like to learn?
  • Plan and try a scientific experiment together.
Visit Animal Camera's

Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Georgia Aquarium has JellyfishBeluga Whales, and more

Virtual Farm Tour – This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

Visit Museum's

British Museum, London

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

 

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

 

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

 

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

One of Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

As one of Germany’s largest museums, Pergamon has a lot to offer – even if you can’t physically be there. This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.

MASP, São Paulo

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL

See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

The Louvre

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

The Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Bostom Children’s Museum

Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps!

This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.

To see more of Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well. Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.

Christian/Faith Based

YouVersion for KidsYouVersion partnered with OneHope to develop the Bible App for Kids, designing it specifically to engage children with Bible stories on an age-appropriate level. The Bible App for Kids is a free app for Android, Apple, and Kindle devices, available in over 50 languages, and is already installed on over 35 million unique devices all over the world.

LifeWay Kid’s at Home – Free Family Bible Study for Churches Postponing Services

Complete Online Kid’s Services by Life Church – If your physical church building is closed, we’ll have complete plug-and-play videos for ages two through 6th grade ready for you each week, at least through Easter. There are full-length service videos for our popular Bible App for Kids units, Konnect, and Loop age groups, and we created them to be completely generic—no Life.Church branding was included and only license-free music was used.

Online Kid’s Ministry Program (Must Subscribe) – Beginning 3/16, once a week for the next 5 weeks I will be releasing an online family worship experience. (We’ll send you an email each week, when the new curriculum has been uploaded.)

All Star Kids Club – Free Kids TV streaming platform.

Kid’s Church Lessons
– Free online Kid’s Church Service for Churches who have had to cancel public gatherings.

SEEDS Family Worship – Free Resources To Have Church At Home With Your Family

Video Bible Stories – Resources for Kid’s Ministry, parents, and students.

Bible Based Crafts Ideas  

Academic Resources for Adults