Online Learning Resources

Resources for Teachers and Parents

Helpful links to keep students engaged in learning while not in the classroom.

Links added starting March 2020
 
Experts in teaching remotely, Connections Academy educators share their tips for instructing and engaging students in a virtual school environment.
 

10 Ways to Engage

Taking your teaching into a fully virtual environment will have some challenges, but educators at full-time online schools, Connections Academy, encourage you to tap into the basics of teaching and learning -- things like communication, empathy, motivation -- that transcend the classroom type or teaching medium. They also have some practical, operational tips you can use right now for instructing and engaging students. “At the end of the day, and from one teacher to another, you’ve got this.”
 

Tips to Support Success for K-12

As schools and places of work make decisions about learning and working remotely, families and students are tasked with figuring out how to manage it all. In many, if not most, scenarios, online learning has become the solution of choice for schools that are stepping up and getting creative to support students. This can be a big adjustment and uncomfortable for families, but educators at full-time online schools, Connections Academy, encourage you to first focus on your student’s health and well-being and then turn to academics with the tips below. Students are receptive to learning when they feel safe and secure. You’ve got this.
 

Many of the following links were pulled from the links above.

 

Quizlet

Our mission is simple: To help students (and their teachers) practice and master whatever they are learning. Quizlet provides engaging, customizable activities with contributions from people everywhere.
 

Science Bob 

Here’s list of great science experiments with instructions that you can do right at home or at school. In order for your science experiment to be safe and successful, be sure to:
  • Get your parent’s or teacher’s permission, and their help
  • Follow the directions as written

GoNoodle

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
 

Everyday Mysteries

Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress.
  • Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically.
  • Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to these and many other of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress' rich collections in science and technology.

BrainPop

Make Any Room a Classroom.  BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
 

Enchanted Learning

If your school has been closed due to the coronavirus, we are offering free temporary access to Enchanted Learning.  
Enchanted Learning® produces children’s educational web sites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. 
Ease of use is a hallmark of our material. Children need the clearest, simplest computer interface, and our material is created so that the navigation and controls are intuitive. Our mission is to produce the best educational material, emphasizing creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning.
 

Common Sense Education

supports K–12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. Our innovative, award-winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students with lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers with training and recognition, and engages families and communities with helpful tips and tools. ​Schools everywhere rely on our free curriculum, expert advice, and edtech ratings to help kids thrive. Our vision: Students thriving as learners, leaders, and citizens in the digital age.
 

Discovery Educaction

Virtual Field Trips
No permission slips required. These virtual events let educators take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences, without ever leaving the classroom.
 

Natural History Museum - UK

Find answers to your big nature questions. Delve into stories about the Museum's collections, scientists and research. Uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
 

Cosmic Kids

Making yoga and mindfulness FUN for kids since 2012!