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Distant Learning Resources 

Recommended for Welch Elementary Students

 

►Seesaw Class App - Free Students explore a variety of powerful and intuitive tools (like draw+record, collage, video, and more!) to show what they know in the way that works best for them. https://web.seesaw.me/

 

►ABC Mouse – Free 30 day trial The step-by-step learning paths found in ABC Mouse is designed with more than 850 lessons in ten levels for math, reading, social studies, and science. https://www.abcmouse.com/abt/homepage

 

►Wide Open School – Curated and coordinated by the experts at Common Sense, Wide Open School is the result of a collaboration among leading publishers, nonprofits, and education and technology companies. Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.

 

 ►Adventure Academy – First month free with subscription Students up to age 13 play games to learn across a range of topics (math, reading, social studies, science and more), while also creating their online persona and interacting with others in the game. https://www.adventureacademy.com/

 

►Astro Viewer - Free The International Space Station (ISS) can easily be spotted with the naked eye. Because of its size (110m x 100m x 30m), it reflects a large amount of sunlight. This site provides the view from the ISS directly down to earth. https://www.astroviewer.net/iss/en/

 

►BrainPop (and BrainPop Jr) – Offering free use during this school impact BrainPop offers in-depth learning on topics across the curriculum for upper elementary and middle school students. Each topic includes videos, quizzes, related reading, and even coding activities. https://www.brainpop.com/ https://jr.brainpop.com/

 

►Engineer Girl - Free This website highlights amazing women in engineering to inspire the next generation. It also provides activities. https://www.engineergirl.org/

 

►Freckle By Renaissance– Free with a premium option available Freckle is a differentiated instruction resource that empowers students to learn at their level. (Math, ELA, Social Studies, Science) https://www.freckle.com

 

►IXL (Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Spanish) – Family membership $9.95 monthly IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built-in support, and motivating awards. https://www.ixl.com/

►Khan Academy - Free Khan Academy's library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It's all free for learners and teachers. https://www.khanacademy.org/ ►Kid Zone (National Center on Improving Literacy) - Free The Kid Zone! is a place where students can build literacy skills in a fun and interactive way. https://improvingliteracy.org/kid-zone

 

►National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Online Resources - Free NCTM is committed to offering standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for every student. https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/More-Online-Resources-from-NCTM/

 

►National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - Free A library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives and concept tutorials. http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

 

 ►NoRedInk - Free with a premium option available NoRedInk provides the foundational writing skills students need while differentiating to their specific ability levels and interests. https://www.noredink.com/

 

►PBS Kids - Free Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts, and other PBS KIDS shows! https://pbskids.org/

 

►Playbill If you can't make it to New York City or just want to see a show you may have missed, there's an ever growing list of productions available to watch wherever you are. https://www.playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from home?fbclid=IwAR260fNkDd0v3P7szvrOUWi9jySEuDNRAgJsq9QwwyYyHYaocbEgd0fubCU

 

►Scholastic Classroom Magazines and Learn from Home– Free 30 day trial Scholastic Magazines combine engaging print magazines with powerful digital resources to build knowledge, engagement, and skills in every content area. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/ https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

 

►Space.com - Free Videos from space. https://www.youtube.com/user/VideoFromSpace

►Spot the Station - Free Spot the Station provides a list of upcoming space station sighting opportunities from your location. Several times a week, Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, determines sighting opportunities for over 6,700 locations worldwide. https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm

 

Parent Resources:

 

►Bedtime Math – Free activities In response to the sudden demand for learning at home, Bedtime Math has taken their engaging, research-proven after-school math activities and presented them here for families to use. http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/

 

►Bill Nye the Science Guy - Free Episodes from the original Bill Nye the Science Guy series. https://www.billnye.com/

 

►Bob the Builder – Free activities Join the Bob the Builder parent community to share moments of fun, teamwork, and problem-solving with little builders around the world. http://www.bobthebuilder.com/en-us/

 

►Climate Kids - Free The Earth Science Communications Team produces climate Kids at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This interactive site offers games, activities, and videos. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

 

►Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)– Free with qualified application Streaming TV and movies, DVDs, interactive media, resources, and more. DCMP educates students with sensory disabilities, along with their parents and teachers. Their major network-produced, educational content is carefully customized to serve the needs of K-12 students. https://dcmp.org/

 

►edHelper.com – Free worksheet and activities (Basic yearly membership is $19.99) Daily free learning workbooks for parents while schools are closed - Kids will do these! https://www.edhelper.com/

 

►Google Arts and Culture Discover artworks, collections, and stories from all around the world all online. https://artsandculture.google.com/

 

►Indianapolis Public Library Free Video Read Alouds When your children are at home, read-along stories is a great way to fill what can be hours of sitting, into a lot of fun! https://www.indypl.org/blog/for-parents/free-video-read-alouds

 

►Internet Special Education Resources (ISER) - Free Distance learning may offer just the right mix of structure and flexibility. Serious distance learning for your child with special educational needs has become a viable alternative or supplement. https://www.iser.com/distance-learning.html

 

►Prodigy - Free The math problems presented in the game reinforce what your child is learning in school. https://www.prodigygame.com/

 

►Read-Aloud Routine Bookmark Guide - Free The bookmark guides parents in teaching children new vocabulary words and interacting with children during reading time to support language and comprehension development. The bookmark and training presentations are available in both English and Spanish. https://www.elitetexas.org/files/downloads/ReadAloud_Web.pdf

 

►Starfall – Home membership is $35 The program emphasizes exploration, plan, and positive reinforcement – encouraging children to become confident and intrinsically motivated. Starfall is especially useful for special education, homeschooling, and English language development. https://www.starfall.com/h/

 

►Vooks – Free 30 day trial A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks. Storytime is a great way to connect with your child, to share exciting stories and pictures, and to increase your child's understanding of the world. https://www.vooks.com/parent-resources

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

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