Online Learning Tools

Beginners Toolkit for Teaching Online

(Courtesy of Carl Hooker)

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CERTIFICATIONS

A Comprehensive list of Credential available

Apple Teacher

Brainpop Certified Educator

Common Sense Certification

FlipGrid

Google Certification

Ivy League Courses – FREE!

KQED/PBS Certification

Microsoft Certified Educator

National Geographic Certified Educator

NEA Stacked Certifications

Nearpod Educator

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SPANISH

12 Cool and Free Resources

Bartolo

Brainpop Espanol

Elhuevosdechocolate.com (The Chocolate Egg in English)

Elgin Independent (Bilingual Curriculum resources) (Courtesy Wendy Blyth)

Hour of Code (Can be placed in Spanish)

Juegosdepalabras.com (Word games in English)

McKinney High School (Bilingual Resources) (Courtesy Heather McDermid)

PBS Games in Spanish 

PebbleGo Next (Grades 3-5)   and CapstoneSpanish options

PBS lessons in Spanish possible

Rockalingua.com

Spanish Children’s Stories

Spanish Immersion Symbaloo

Supersaber.com(Required updated Flash Media) FUN FUN FUN!

Storyplace  Our Pre-school Library is full of great activities for you to explore. Choose a theme below to start the fun!

Tumble Books (Spanish and French)

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EBOOKS/AUDIO

45 places to downloadbooks

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Audible

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Catalog of Free MultiUser Books / Novels Available during COVID-19 (Reesha Grosso)

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EPIC!

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Junior Library Guild

JLG DIGIITALEnter the school-level book stream of your choice:

Elementary
Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE

Middle School
Username: JLGMID
Password: JLGFREE

High School
Username: JLGHI
Password: JLGFREE

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ONLINE Reading Choiceboard. (Courtesy of Angie Rajcic)

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SCRIBD

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Teen Reading Resources

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Sora Reading – Sora reading app extends no cost ebooks and audiobooks to remote learners

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Riveted Lit

 

EVENTS

24in48 event

National Book Festival

YA Scavenger Hunt 

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LIBRARIES ONLINE

Chicago Public Library

D39 Virtual Library

Delaware Library Card 

Harbison Library

New York Public Library

Philadelphia Free Library

Seattle Public Library

Woodbridge High Resources Page

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

AMAZING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Spreadsheet

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Amazing Educational Resources Sheet 2!

(Courtesy Jill Marshall-Work)

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Anchor   The easiest way to make a podcast.     Everything you need, 100% free.

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ART Education

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Art Resources GALORE (Ms Hollis)

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Authors from Across 50 States

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Authors/Illustrators

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Books 4 Topics – Books for Primary Curriculum

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Bookends All things Books!

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Citizens Science    Helping federal agencies accelerate innovation through public participation.

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CODE– Learn Computer Science.

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CS First (Google Coding)

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CodeAcademy

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Distance Learning Tools List (extensive!)

(Courtesy of Jessica Regitano, Chittenango Middle School, original creator    )

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Edmodo – Manage your classroom. Engage your students.  Safe. Simple. Free.

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EDPUZZLE    Standardize the way K-12 teachers deliver their video lessons and allow students to access personalized video learning safely.

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Eduporoium

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Elementary Resources – Tutorials to help in programming

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Family Resources – Ms. Amy Hermon

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FirstBook

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Flipgrid   Flipgrid is 100% free for all educators, learners, and families. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or at home by recording and sharing short, awesome videos…together!

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Gale Resources

    • Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!
    • Kids InfoBits introduces elementary schoolers to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
  • Gale In Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more.
  • Gale In Context: High School supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.
  • Gale In Context: College offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
  • Gale In Context: Canada is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events.
(On the page you have to click where it says “Access the Resources (Click to Expand)” in the Enhance Instruction section)
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Georgia Virtual Learning TONS of great great resources here.
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Google MeetThis used to be Google Hangouts Live, and is becoming Google Meet.
Some Updates to Google Meet –HERE
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Kahoot-Free Resources
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LRNG     LRNG enables you to access both local and national opportunities from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Here you can pursue your interests with mentors and peers, building new skills and habits wherever you are, whenever you want.
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Lunch Doodles

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles!

(Courtesy Gale Russo)

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Marco Polo – For People Who Matter To You  Joya Communications

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The Mars Generation

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Megan Turner’s Plethora of Resources (Courtesy of Megan Turner)

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Microsoft STEM Class tools   STEM HACKING Library

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Mouse Circus- Neal Gaiman Site

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Muse – Free Learning

A lifetime of academic resources (available for the next two months) including journals and books from:
  • Advertising Educational Foundation (all journals, through 1 June 2020)
  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • Ateneo de Manila University (Philippine Studies) (all journals, through 31 May 2020)
  • Central European University Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • The Filson Historical Society and Cincinnati Museum Center (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • Georgia State University, Department of English (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals, through 31 May 2020)
  • Kenyon Review (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • Liturgical Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • Manchester University Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • The New Chaucer Society (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • Penn State University Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • Ohio State University Press (all books and journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • Russell Sage Foundation (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • SAR Press (selected books, through 30 June 2020)
  • University of California Press (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • University of Georgia Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • University of Maryland (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals, through 31 May 2020)
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Dept of Romance Studies (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • University of North Carolina Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • University of South Carolina Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • University of Virginia (all journals, through 30 June 2020)
  • University Press of Colorado (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • Temple University Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • Utah State University Press (all books, through 30 June 2020)
  • Vanderbilt University Press (selected books, through 31 May 2020)

(Courtesy Mike Dittman)

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NASA STEMact

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Neal Shusterman Reading Live!

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Now Comment– Teachers Teaching Teachers

NowComment makes it easy to have rich, engaging discussions of online documents no matter how large (or small) your class or collaboration group.

  • NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more
  • It’s free, a project managed by Paul Allison, a consultant for the NYC Writng Project and the NWP. Take 60 seconds to get an account now

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Pebble and Go– FREE RESOURCES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES – Capstone- Remote learning. Distance learning. eLearning. Whatever your district calls it, current events are reminding schools across the country that it is prudent to have a readiness plan in case of school closures due to weather or other events.  Your PebbleGo subscription is a great resource for these plans.
Be sure to check out and share these resources with teachers and parents to help your students take full advantage of all PebbleGo can do to sustain learning during a remote learning day.
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PBS

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Reading Resources Board (Courtesy of Kristi Lorenz Adams‎)

Reading Resources Board

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SeeSaw  Seesaw creates a powerful learning loop between students, teachers, and families

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School Library Journal

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Screen Castify – (Using Google Chrome) – Capture screen tutorials

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ScreenCast- o- matic–  Record for Free, add extra editing effects with Deluxe, or do it all with Premier! (other versions cost per month)

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Smithsonian Resources

  • The Smithsonian Learning Lab includes pre-packaged collections containing lessons, activities, and recommended resources made by Smithsonian museum educators and thousands of classroom teachers across the country. Visit the Smithsonian Learning Lab’s Distance Learning Hub, which is being updated regularly with the latest information and resources.

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Talking Points     Reach all your students’ families  In their home languages to build strong partnerships

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Wakelet Resources – You can add your own resources HERE too

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Zoom and  Here

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SIMULATIONS

College Simulation – Time for Payback

Life Skills and surviving Day to Day – Playspent 

 Loan Sharking and Surviving Loan Agreements