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Enrichment Online Resources for Students

Whether you have kids at home or you need to develop plans to help kids learn outside the classroom, we think you'll find something useful. Media recommendations for entertainment, resources for at-home learning, Tools to help parents and caregivers keep kids focused and learning at home, and stress-management resources.    

Free, ready-to-use classroom resources that support excellent, standards-aligned instruction for all students in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

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Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational app with thousands of activities and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for young children ages 2-7. Download the app on the Apple, Google Play or Amazon app stores, open the app to sign up with a parent email address, and then head to the Home screen to let the joyful learning begin!

Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents.

We offer exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material.

  • Khan Academy has a library of standards-aligned lessons covering kindergarten through early college math, grammar, science, history, AP® courses, SAT® preparation, and more.
  • Students can practice skills with exercises, quizzes, and mastery challenges and get immediate feedback and support.
  • Khan Academy is available in 40 languages.

Students without laptops can access the Khan Academy website or use the Khan Academy app on smart phones.

Beginning Monday, March 16, many Southern California schools closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, causing thousands of students to be without access to educational instruction.

As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities, have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, have prepared broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.

Starting Monday, March 16, students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays through the following channels:

  • Pre-K – 3rd grade on PBS SoCal
  • Pre-K – 12th grade on KLCS
  • 9th – 12th grade on KCET

KLCS will also offer a continued broadcast schedule of educational programming 24/7. Complete broadcast schedules will be available in the coming days.

 

The elementary student broadcast schedules will include trusted and educational programs including Peg + Cat, Martha Speaks and Sesame Street. Middle and high school programming will include programs like NOVA, American Masters and Shakespeare Uncovered.

 

In addition to the broadcast schedules, California students and educators will also have access to an online library of free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia curated in partnership with KQED in San Francisco, including videos, associated lesson plans, hosted training sessions and self-guided how-to resources for teachers, that accompany PBS’s trusted programs and align with current classroom standards. The planned broadcast and digital materials provided by California PBS stations are one component of the at-home learning experience. To access resources currently available, please visit PBS LearningMedia.

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

-The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

Free Resources (for a limited time or longer)

Purple Mash is an award-winning website for K-5 students.It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way.

Students love sharing their work. Students get encouragement from teachers and their parents for all their hard work. Parents only need one app this year. Teachers, parents, and students use the same free ClassDojo app to be part of the portfolio excitement.  Keep classwork organized with ease. Customize folders to work for your class, like "Science" or "Exit tickets."


 

Teaching with podcasts is a fun and engaging way to teach content, language, and grow listening skills. Listenwise easily integrates into your instruction whether your classroom is blended, flipped or 1:1.

Immediate feedback is a vital part of the learning process. Socrative gives you just that for the classroom or office – an efficient way to monitor and evaluate learning that saves time for educators while delivering fun and engaging interactions for learners. FREE 30-DAY TRIAL & FREE VERSION OPTION

Providing teachers with all the resources they need to set their students up for success, while also encouraging best practices in the classroom. That’s why the CommonLit Literacy Model is built on a foundation of over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.

We are educators, parents, siblings, and friends who aren’t satisfied with the quality of the content our students are exposed to. We know they deserve better, and are committed to bringing authentic, engaging, diverse and accessible content to all learners.

 

You don’t have to choose between engaging content and delivering standards-aligned instruction. Every teacher should have accessible, standards-aligned content that excites at their fingertips so they can focus on what matters - inspiring a love of learning for life.

 

Fitting into the technologies you already use is important. We’ve partnered with the leading Learning Management Systems to make sign-on and rostering a breeze

Google is making the premium paid features in its Hangouts Meet video-conferencing features free until July 1, to help businesses and schools keep operating remotely as they're impacted by the coronavirus.

Secondary Resources

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

 

All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats

Registration is not required

No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses website. However, courses for Yale College credit are offered online through Yale Summer Online including OYC professors John Rogers and Craig Wright."

 

Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, exams, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.      

 


 

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