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Resources for parents and teachers

The Art Assignment

This video channel has two main video types. In the first, the channel interviews living artists about their work. The artist will then “assign’ the viewer to make a conceptual or design based art assignment relevant to the work they have discussed. In the second, the channel comments on different genres, styles, and artists from …

Journey to the Microcosmos

A strong video series that combines the biology knowledge of Hank Green with the microcosmos photography of James Weiss. It’s a slice-of-life in the microcosmos that focuses on different species of bacteria/microorganisms and aspects of their lives. It’s more descriptive than theoretical and doesn’t push grand concepts or curriculum strands so much as teach about …

The Essence of Calculus

The Essence of Calculus (3Blue1Brown) is a 12 part video series that gets at calculus concepts without dealing too much with calculations (e.g. derivation and integration). The videos are accessible to students and well designed.  

Nancy Pi

Nancy Pi’s Excellent Math Walkthroughs for Algebra and Beyond Nancy is an MIT grad who *slowly and carefully* walks through mathematics procedures ranging from Algebra 1 through second year calculus. The videos are essential for understanding step-by-step calculations, but they are not heavily focused on concepts (for that, see a different series). They’re excellent for …

Desmos calculator activities

Desmos is an online graphic calculator available for free to students. The Desmos website also provides activities for students categorized by topic for high school level math topics. Teachers and caregivers can access the teacher resource page here to browse for your activity and grade level. To view activities, students can go to student.desmos.com and …

NAEYC

NAEYC is providing a free math toolkit for at home learning. They provide material, research, guidelines, and common core-aligned content for online instruction. The site offers free research based resources for teachers and families to support math instruction and student progress. 

PBS LearningMedia

Teachers and students can create a free account and receive access to a variety of resources for grades preschool to high school for online learning at home. Parents can also sign up as informal educators. Teachers can connect their account to their google classrooms to support ease of use and communication to students. Teachers and …

Lakeshore

Lakeshore is providing more than 1,000 free resources during COVID-19. They are providing lesson plans across grade levels, activities, templates, writing prompts, and craft ideas. Lakeshore is a store that provides a wide-range of elementary school resources. The free resources they are providing support online learning at home for teachers, parents/guardians, families, and students.

Storyline Online

Books are read aloud to students by different celebrities and famous people. It’s a fun and engaging way to participate in reading that students can access anywhere that have internet and a computer, phone, or tablet. Each book provides a video of the book read aloud, captions, and a teacher’s guide with addressed common core …

Reading A to Z

Reading A-Z provides reading resources for use online or in the classroom. Students can access a variety of texts and resources that are Common core-aligned. For student access through a school or teacher, students will need their login. If they have it, it has tons of books and comprehension questions to go with each book. …

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