This is a fluid list that will change and update frequently. Please feel free to share with others. If I missed anything that should be added or you feel any of this information is inaccurate or needs adjusted, please contact me via this form.
Not all of these resources have been vetted for the requirements of your school district as some of these lists are being curated by the public. Be aware of any options that require gathering of student data, verify the provider is reputable and reliable, and respect copyright (i.e. read alouds need the permission of the publisher not just the author)
Also, some of these tools may not be available at all times due to heavy traffic. Be aware that this may be an issue for students attempting to use these resources.
Other tips I have heard is to be sure to compress any files that you send to your students and be aware that not all mobile devices can open all file formats.
FREE PD Offerings in the links directly below
As current events unfold, many schools are preparing for remote learning. Visit http://bit.ly/2xxnN53 for our collection of resources, including access to PebbleGo & Capstone Interactive eBooks. Please share widely with fellow educators!
Whether you are at school or at home, Newsela is here to help during #COVID19 All teachers can now access Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science and the SEL Collection for FREE for the rest of the school year. Get instant access http://newse.la/free
San Francisco Unified School District via Twitter: In light of school closures, we have produced ten days of elementary activities teachers can choose to assign students to complete at home. We are releasing them under a CCBY license and you will find them on our homepage http://sfusdmath.org
The Omaha Children's Museum appears to be posting a variety of daily videos including read alouds and tinker challenges using easy to find household objects. Check the Videos part of their Facebook Page.
The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo is doing a Facebook Live event every day at 2:00 PM CST. You can watch videos you may have missed via their Facebook feed.
Compilation of videos of picture books being read aloud to be used with students which do not break copyright - please use if you can and share
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 30th and continuing 13 weeks until July 29, SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks a week. In 2019, 28 titles were given away over 14 weeks.
You can find these amazing resources on the Library of Congress’s Teachers’ Resources page. Even if you’re familiar with the site and visit it frequently, you can always find something new because the dedicated librarians at the Library of Congress are constantly adding content. Moreover, they strive to provide information and tools that make it easy for educators to access materials and implement appropriate teaching strategies in their classrooms and libraries.
Explore Free Online Learning Resources with Rock Hall EDU
Teachers and parents, we're here to help you engage with students as schools move to at home, online instruction. Rock Hall EDU, our free digital learning platform, is full of resources and activities that use the power of rock & roll to engage students of all ages.
Google Docs of the authors and illustrators providing content online for free
Teachers, librarians, & families - Many kids will be missing school in the coming weeks due to COVID-19 closures, so I've put together a library of resources for learning at home - read-alouds, writing lessons,drawing demos,etc. All free - spread the word!
The activities below are available for free download, and are to be used in educational and/or private settings. They may not be used elsewhere or for other purposes (such as for profit) unless explicit permission is granted.
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Preparing for an Extended School Closing – Resources for School Librarians
Free Online Learning Resources for Teaching Your Students Virtually
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