Category: All grades

Resources for parents and teachers

PhET

PhET has over 130 free math and science simulations for students– and over 2000 lessons to go with them. Many of the simulations are available in multiple languages. The site provides simulations of hand-on science topics and be sorted by grade level, topic, and/or the device that the student is using. All are free and …

Occupational Therapy Resources

These fabulous occupational therapists created a Google doc of occupational therapy activities and links to sites with resources parents can use in the home. The activities are designed to be easy for parents to use- like a visual perceptual activity of sorting playing cards by suit and color.

Buffalo State School Away from School

Buffalo State’s School of Education has created a beautiful and well organized resource bank for school away from school. They have sample schedules for students and families, advice for parents on things like creating your new normal, and resources for academic subjects, movement, cooking and health, music and art, and more. The site has only …

Go Noodle

Looking for physical activities to do in the home? Go Noodle has movement, mindfulness, and yoga videos for students as well as downloadable resources and recommendations for offline activities. Resources are available in Spanish as well as English. They even have games for phones/devices that are designed to tired kids out and to leave them …

ReadTheory

ReadTheory is a free and interactive reading comprehension program. Students begin the program with a ten question pretest that determines their baseline reading level for the program. Then they are given leveled passages to read and answer multiple choice questions on. When they get the question right, they get a knowledge point. When they get …

New Kent Distance Learning

New Kent County Public Schools in Virginia has pulled together grade level packets for each grade level that can be printed and do not rely on internet access. There are pages and pages of grade-level activities that do not rely on wifi or access to devices– although parents would need to print them!

Go Open VA

Go Open VA is a searchable database of open source educational resources compiled by Virginia teachers. There are categories for each subject, standard, and grade level. The resources are geared at teachers– more specifically teachers with physical access to students– and it isn’t clear how many of the activities would translate to distance learning or …

ClassDojo

ClassDojo is a great resource for educators to create a classroom, communicate with their student and their families, and support a positive learning community within their physical or virtual learning environment. They advertise ClassDojo as “free for teachers, forever”, and that they provide translation for 30+ languages.

What’s Going on in the Graph?

The New York Times publishes a weekly feature called, What’s Going on in This Graph? :  Students are encouraged to examine the featured graph, answer 3 big questions, and discuss them in the comments section- What do you notice?If you make a claim, tell us what you noticed that supports your claim. What do you wonder? What …

Active Learning Space

Active Learning Space provides curriculum-based learning for educators, learners, and families to support learners of all abilities levels. This programs supports learners with multiple disabilities through research-based strategies, interventions, and instruction. They provide support for younger and older learners, ideas for goal setting, and support for progress monitoring and connecting materials to goals.

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