Teachers and parents are well into the distance teaching and learning routines by now. While routine is good, I have noticed that it can be more difficult to keep kids motivated to do this learning at a distance thing. So I am continuing to throw in a new Resource here or there, just to keep things interesting and my students focused on learning. I hope you will find something useful in one of these posts!
Here we go with part 5. If you missed my earlier posts about free resources, see part 1 HERE, part 2 HERE, part 3 HERE, and part 4 HERE.
You can download an updated printable PDF of all these resources HERE.
Resources for all subject areas
*Wide Open School resources
There are tons of ideas here for all academic content areas, plus daiy schedue options, specials area resources, emotional well-being and life skills resources.
*Resource with tips about recording read-alouds
*Audible is offering free stories and books for kids through the school closure
*ELA resources for K-12 from NC Department of Public Instruction
*ELA grades K-2 choice boards from NC Department of Public Instruction
*ELA grades 3-5 choice boards from NC Department of Public Instruction
*ELA grades 6-8 choice boards from NC Department of Public Instruction
*Hyperdocs for ELA resources
*K-12 math resources from NC Department of Public Instruction
*Math tasks and strategies from Steve Wyborney
*YouCubed at Home – I love this site from Stanford University. They have awesome resources about growth mindset and math learning, so I was pleased to see their response to COVID-19.
Content area resources
*K-12 science resources from NC Department of Public Instruction
*Google check-in form resources from Jennifer Findley
*Baby Yoda check-in! (slide 24)
*Not exactly printable, but this has some great suggestions: Old School Offline Learning Activities
*Grades K-2 ELA resources
*Grades 3-5 ELA resources
*Grades 6-8 ELA resources
Resources to share with parents
*Guide to supporting readers at home
*30 at-home brain breaks
*Go Noodle – a popular site for movement breaks in the classroom which might be very useful for families right now!
*Headspace – this is my favorite meditation app, but it’s a little pricey. However, they are offering a free part of their site right now!
*Playlists on YouTube for zoning out!
*Staying busy at home with minimal technology – for grownups, for grades K-4, and for grades 4-8.
Just for fun
*American Revolution Museum tour
*Harry Potter at Home
*Panda live stream!
*Sesame Street Caring
*Smithsonian Invent It Challenge
Take care of yourself, take care of your family, be compassionate with yourself. You are one of the heroes during this time!
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