Mrs. Freeman, our Librarian, recommends these educational websites and games for students.
Check out the online resources on the STUDENT section. Select 'Elementary,' 'Middle,' or 'High,' which includes Homework Help, Academic Skills Practice, Academic Game Center, Reference Tool Box, and Information on Clubs and Sports.
LIVE Author Events Schedule- Children's authors coming together to keep students excited about reading! https://tinyurl.com/tsyphec
Book It! A collection of Podcasts and several book-paired reading activities:
Nomster Chef - Recipes to get kids in the kitchen and cooking.
Mystery Science - Amazing science lessons starting with a short video and experiments that require little prep or materials.
BrainPop - Engaging short videos with follow-up quizzes and activities.
K-6 Math e-book database: Username: tumble2020 Password: A3b5c6
Capstone / PebbleGo - interactive eBooks and research database
PebbleGo (English & Spanish):Visit www.pebblego.com and click "Sign In"
- Username: engaged Password: learning
PebbleGo Next:Visit www.pebblegonext.com and click "Log In"
- Username: engaged Password: learning
Capstone Interactive eBooks:
Visit www.mycapstonelibrary.com and click "Log In"
Username: continue Password: reading
ABC Mouse / Reading I.Q. / Adventure Academy - code: SCHOOL3492
Instructables: A hands-on project for every topic. Searchable by grade and content area.
Learning Without Tears - Including but not limited to handwriting practice.
New Quiz - Current Events episodes with follow-up quizzes.
Scholastic Learn at Home - Projects and literacy activities. Includes fiction and nonfiction selections paired with short videos.
MakerMaven - Stem challenges and hands-on maker projects.
Ranger Rick Magazine- free digital subscription
Creativity Camp -Writing, drawing, animation, and storytelling classes from award winning author and illustrator, Arree Chung.
GoNoodle - Fun music and dance based indoor exercise:
Epic! - High-interest titles searchable by age, topic, etc.. There is a “read-to-me” option. Now includes educational videos as well.
Login code: XXB-1246
Adventure Academy- Perfect for Fortnite fans!
National Wildlife Federation Ranger Rick- FREE digital subscription
50 Art and Music resources to help kids learn and create from home
Arree’s Free Creativity Camp - Author/Illustrator Arree Chung’s camp for kids & adults
Art at Home-art contests, museums, art games, digital art, art education, & art at home
Art for Kids Hub - Lots of step by step drawing tutorials
Ben Clanton - Author/Illustrator Ben Clanton shares behind the scenes with illustration and creating stories
Dan Santat - Caldecott Award winning illustrator’s website
Fingerprint Alphabet-directions on making each letter using your fingerprints
Jarrett Krosoczka - “Draw Every Day with JJK”: Jarrett Krosoczka, graphic novel author of Lunch Lady, Jedi Academy, Punk Farm, and Hey, Kiddo. Live @2pm ET weekdays.
Jarrett Lerner - Author/Illustrator with worksheets, activities, and templates for comics and graphic novels, including blank comic book pages and “finish this comic”
Mo Willems-weekdays @1pm-Lunch Doodles-kids are invited to write and draw with him (author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and many more)
Tony DiTerlizzi - Author/Illustrator website with a link to Facebook live drawings
BOOK READ ALOUDS
#OperationStoryTime- Favorite authors host story time online
Author Read-Alouds/Activities- Websites for various authors for read alouds and activities they are offering
Bad Kitty- Read by author Nick Bruel; story activity available, too
Big List- Children’s Authors Online Read-Alouds and Activities
Bookends with Julia Cook- Facebook Live w/ Author Julia Cook, Mon/Fri, 9amCST
Charlie and Mouse Outdoors - Read by author Laurel Snyderj
Daily LIVE Read-Alouds- Daily schedule of various read alouds
Dan Gutman- My Weird School author-reads aloud from one of his books every weekday at 2pm
Dav Pilkey- (Author of Captain Underpants) virtual drawing class and read alouds
Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Read by Eric Carle himself
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (Chapters 1 &2)-read by author Lauren Tarshis
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie- Read by author Laura Numeroff
Instagram- Celebrities read children’s books
Kate Messner’s Website - Author Kate Messner’s collection of links from many authors with stories, book talks and writing inspiration.
Live Author Events schedule
Novel Effect- Add sound effects to stories as you read them aloud (app available on Apple App Store and Google Play)
Owen- Read aloud by author Kevin Henkes
Read, Wonder, & Learn- Favorite authors and illustrators share read alouds and connected resources for learning
Tale of Peter Rabbit with Novel Effect sound effects
TumbleBooks: Books of the Day Choices change daily
Spotify- Playlist with children’s stories
Storyline Online- Read-alouds by celebrities
Unicorn Yoga - Live reading by author Jennifer Statler: March 24, 11am EDT
Wonder- Daily read aloud by author R.J. Palacio on Twitter, Weekdays 12-12:45pm EST
Multiple coding websites for students
ALICIA y el coronavirus-online book about coronavirus
LANGUAGE ARTS RESOURCES
New York Times- Daily Writing Prompts (must be 13 years old to create/sign in to account)
60+Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math
Khan Academy-Free math resource with exercises and quizzes. This link will take you to their blog with resources and help for parents dealing with school closures.
Prodigy- learn math through a video game format. Students must answer math facts correctly to battle in the game. Starts at 1st grade and aligned to state standards.
TumbleMath-K-6th MATH ebooks
50 Art and Music resources to help kids learn and create from home
Broadway Musicals-watch Broadway musicals and plays
10 YouTube Channels to help kids burn energy
30+ Free Physical Educational Classes and Resources for kids at home
Cosmic Kids Yoga - Storytime with yoga
Family Activities- Link to a list of multiple additional resources
Hip Hop Public Health- H.Y.P.E at Home
Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunts- iOS app
PE with Joe- Daily workouts
Persil Wild Explorers App- 100 outdoor exploring activities
Physical Education Network- Games and resources for K-5th, including yoga, rhythm and movement, and mindfulness
Physical Education with Mrs. Meyer- Videos from Wilder Elementary PE teacher to help kids stay active
27 Awesome Free (or low cost) websites for practicing reading
Bingo- Distance reading bingo board
BookIt- Bingo, story starters, scavenger hunts, book reviews, stationary, and more
Charlotte’s Web- Full audiobook
Harry Potter at Home- Activity kits, nifty magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more
International Children’s Digital Library - Diverse books in different languages from around the world
KidLit Tv- Virtual library full of free read alouds, drawing & writing prompts, podcasts, and art activities
Online Literacy Resources- Read-alouds, sing alongs, illustration demos, and more
Open Library- Free eBooks for all ages
Sesame Street- 110 Sesame Street eBooks
Sight Words for Kindergarten
Teachingbooks.net- 172,555 resources about children’s and young adult books
TeenBookCloud- 7th-12th ebooks
Tumblebooks- K-6th ebooks
TumbleMath- K-6th MATH ebooks
Wilbooks- Pre-k through 3rd Grade Resources; 1,000+ Online Books (English And Spanish); Educational Videos (Over 100 Videos); Poetry Pages; Downloadable Word Searches
Generation Genius-fun, standards-aligned science videos, reading material, quizzes and more.
Mystery Doug: Doug FaceTimes with students who have science questions and then proceeds to answer the question in a short video. Mini-lessons are included with the videos. More Mystery Doug videos can be found on his YouTube channel.
Mystery Science-Amazing science lessons starting with a short video and experiments that require little prep or materials.
NASA - free access to a searchable library of NASA pictures and videos
Nomster Chef-recipes for kids
San Diego Zoo- The zoo has a fantastic children’s page including a whole section of animal cams. To find the animal cams, click the cheeseburger in the top left corner (three lines stacked on top of each other), then select videos.
Scientist Jerald Smith-STEAM Experiments to do at home
Virtual Marine Biology Camp-learn about whales, dolphins, and other marine life
Wave 3 Weather Wednesday-Virtual weather class, Wednesdays @1, Live on Facebook (Grades 3-8)
Wonderopolis: A website where curiosity and exploration leads to learning.
SOCIAL STUDIES RESOURCES
Learn Our History: Presidential Election
NewsQuiz is a favorite, geared towards grades 4-12. This show shares current events in an age appropriate format using news segments and current events quiz.
PBS LearningMedia- KET’s educator resource library full of videos, interactives, and lesson plans on a variety of subjects.
TIME for kids
Virtual Frazier Museum-Frazier History Museum offering Free on-line access to entertainment and educational content.
Apps for students with special needs
NASA offers STEM activities
ABCMouse.com-Early Learning educational games for children 2-8
use code SCHOOL7771 for free membership
At Home Learning for Grades 2-5
Blake Elementary Library website-assorted links and resources
Bound to Stay Bound EducationalResources-authors/publishers, educational websites, virtual tours, and fun activities
BrainPop Explore curiosity and learning in a fun and entertaining way, all the while supporting core and supplemental subjects. English, math, science, art, social studies, and STEM topics available for exploring. Free while school is out.
EdHelper: Free Daily Learning Workbooks
Free Educational games and more
Gifted and Talented Enrichment Support Materials-K-12th grade
GreatSchools.org- Free printable worksheets, word lists, and activitiesK-5th
Have Fun Teaching-Preschool-6th grade teaching resource packets
Highlands Latin School-free online courses
Homework Help-Kids- Homework help by subject for kids
Homework Help-Teens- Homework help by subject for teens
List of Sites for Families to use while school is out
Netflix-150+ Educational Shows
Pobble-25 Non-Screen Activities
Scholastic Learn at Home articles, stories, videos, fun learning challenges
Subject listing of multiple resources
Starfall Reading, Math, general content for K-3
Tutoriting-FREE help from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley students
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
Cincinnati Zoo- Facebook Live every weekday at 3:00pm featuring an animal and activity that kids can do at home
Frazier History Museum-new video and artifact details added daily
Freedom Homeschooling-zoos, international locations, power plant, animal webcams, and more
KET Field trips around Kentucky
National Parks- 360-degree virtual tours with Google
FREE APPS for iPhone or Android Devices- Search the App Store for or Google Play for these listed below.
Anchor - Create your own podcast!
Book Creator - Create digital books (including comics) grades 3-5
Chatterpix Kids - Make any picture “talk” with this app. A fun way to show your learning.
Clips - Create video projects with music artistic tools. *Only available for Apple devices.
Earth Viewer - See how the earth has evolved over millions of years (landforms, people, etc…)
Epic! - My all-time favorite eBook resource. High-interest titles searchable by age, topic, etc.. There is a “read-to-me” option. Now includes educational videos as well.
Garage Band - Digital music creation.
iMovie - Create your own movies and documentaries. The latest update includes a green screen tool. *Make your own green screen by hanging construction paper or plastic tablecloth on a wall. Ample lighting is best.
Incredibox - Experiment with different musical sounds to create your own originals.
Kodable - Code-based thinking used to get an avatar through a series of mazes.
Lego Story Visualizer - Create digital comic books - all grades
Mixerpiece - Create your own art using portions of famous works
Noisy Book - similar to Novel Effect app, but you can read any story and it adds in sound effects. If the app hears you read the word dragon, it produces a dragon growl.
Novel Effect - adds sound effects to a vast number of stories as you read them aloud. Huge library of titles, so you can always match up with books you have at home.
Quiver - Augmented reality. Print sheets from http://www.quivervision.com/ and then use app to turn images into 3D objects. Search by topic.
Scratch Jr. - block coding
Shadow Puppet - Create video projects. Use Wikimedia stock images - steer clear of Flickr.
Stop Motion Studio - Create stop-motion films - try it with playdoh!
Touchcast Studio - Turn any room into a news studio and create your own newscast.
Who Was.. ? Adventure - Trivia for history buffs and readers of the Who Was…? Book series