Online Resources for At-Home Education Opportunities ~ Updated 3/19/2020

Online Resources for At-Home Education Opportunities ~ Updated 3/19/2020

Here is a list of resources available to you for learning at home while school is closed.  Please email lori.mcabee@bbps.org if you find a great site that could be shared!!  

Scholastic Learn at Home – daily activities for PK-6+
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

75+ Free Online Learning Resources
https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/

Khan Academy – Free online courses, lessons and practice
https://www.khanacademy.org/

ReadWorks – Free Reading Comprehension Instruction, K-12
https://www.readworks.org/

LakeShore Learning – Free resources
https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free

Unite for Literacy
https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/?fbclid=IwAR1ngWKbV6qXBC1EfGroEoYUgdaCW-0Sryx2oTGzICwFetYCmJMoLMgfgzM
A great resource for books with audio included and available in multiple languages.

Bluford Series Audiobooks
https://www.bluford.org/audiobooks/
These are free audiobooks for secondary students. 

Centervention – Social Skills online program for K-8+, also has free printable lessons/activities for social skills.
https://www.centervention.com/

Nebraska 4-H
Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM CT/1:00 PM MT, we’ll be hosting a hands-on virtually guided activity where youth will learn about healthy living, science, technology, and more! Each session will focus on a new activity that can be done with materials found at home. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate.
https://4h.unl.edu/living-room-learning

EL Specific (but may work for other students as well)

ESL Library
https://www.esllibrary.com/courses

Worksheets are available based on proficiency levels. 

Login: theresa.rittaolson@esu10.org, Password: esu10titleiii

Duolingo
Can be used to give students opportunities to practice their English.
 https://schools.duolingo.com/

International Children’s Digital Library-students can read books in 50 different languages
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Tech free option for K-8
If you want to avoid online platforms and provide your students with ways to practice English that doesn’t include worksheets, this is a resource to try.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JbAZFp6TTTphcnkU4xatry768CNpuye_/view

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

Preparing for school closures? A starter list of K-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home is now free; no sign-up or log-in required.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
“Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!”
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

“Join the HarperKids team each day at 12PM (EST) for story times and read-alouds, activities, fun content, and pure entertainment!”
https://www.harpercollins.com/childrens/harper-at-home/

Writing activities from author Jarrett Lerner. “They’re aimed at helping kids explore character, setting, motivation, and conflict.”
https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

BrainPop! is free when schools are closed for Covid-19 otherwise this is a paid service. They cover a huge variety of topics with videos, quizzes, etc…
https://go.brainpop.com/accessrequest?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=organic-social_twitter&utm_campaign=covid&utm_content=free-access

Kate Messner, the author of Ranger in Time series, has created a “library of resources for kids, families, teachers, and librarians to make sure that reading & learning can happen anywhere this spring.”
https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/?fbclid=IwAR3H2lgvfdp1wyTwG-exbXthrpt_XmubD_XerM38OgAetYMFqkx8-V1Am4Y

Newsela-“All teachers can now access Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science and the SEL Collection for FREE for the rest of the school year.”
https://newsela.com/about/distance-learning/

Peter H. Reynolds (author) will read LIVE at noon EST daily until kids get back to school via his Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/

Jerry Pallotta (author) will “start reading my books and uploading them to my YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbodYtWCcd8&feature=youtu.be

OverDrive
bbps.org –> Students –> OverDrive–> Educational Service Unit 10 (District) –> Blue words –> first.last@bbps.org and Chromebook password.
Collections–> “I Can Read” for Read Alongs
Subjects –> Genres
Levels –> Text Difficulty (grade levels)

Braingenie-a free site that students can learn, practice, and quiz themselves over 5,000 math and science skills for elementary through high school. It says they can create a free account, but I was able to use the site without one. You just go to https://braingenie.ck12.org and click on “Learn and practice” (blue button).

Xtramath
https://xtramath.org/#/signin/student_other

IXL
https://www.ixl.com/signin/bbps

Storyline Online-
“an imaginatively produced streaming video program featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books aloud. For example, Rita Moreno reads I Need My Monster, which runs for 12 minutes. Teachers first choose from a list of books or publishers and then select a player: My VR Spot, YouTube, or SchoolTube. A closed-caption option is available on YouTube. Each reading also has freely downloadable activity guides that include a book summary; discussion points; activities related to the book in particular and the topic in general; questions on the themes and concepts in the book; background information about 
the author, illustrator, and reader—and more.”
http://www.storylineonline.net/

Bedtime Math-daily math problem to help your kids love math (for teachers, parents, or librarians)
http://bedtimemath.org/

Common Sense Media-(Under the “For Parents” tab)-has reviews of movies, TV, books, games, apps, and websites. You can narrow your search down by several indicators if you are looking for something specific, too.   https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Fun and challenging Math games:
https://www.gregtangmath.com/games

PebbleGo is now offering some of their services for free both in English and Spanish
https://www.pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures

Flipgrid
https://flipgrid.com/4fec5a4b

Transforming Math with Engagement K-8

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