Additional Web Resources

Mrs. Freeman, our Librarian, recommends these educational websites and games for students. 


JCPS 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! 

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.

Doodles Art Academy - Art lessons and projects

Tumble Books (Math & Reading) 

K-6 children's e-book database:  Username: tumble735   Password: books

K-6 Math e-book database:   Username: tumble2020   Password: A3b5c6

Capstone / PebbleGo - interactive eBooks and research database

PebbleGo (English & Spanish):

Visit and click "Sign In"      
  • Username: engaged     Password: learning

PebbleGo Next:

Visit and click "Log In"
  • Username: engaged     Password: learning
  • Capstone Interactive eBooks:

Visit 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.

PBS Kids Daily Newsletter - Sign up to receive daily activities via email.

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


#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

Spanish Children’s Stories

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


Food Themed Writing Prompt with poet Nikki Grimes

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.

Resources for All Grades

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 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

National Geographic Kids

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.  


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


Lego Bingo Boards

NASA offers STEM activities

Online Lego Builder


Typing Club

GENERAL RESOURCES 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 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

Junior Achievement

Kids Podcasts

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 School Activities


20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with your Kids

Alabama Public Television 

Arches National Park 

Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts 

Badlands National Park 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park 

Channel Islands National Park 

Cincinnati Zoo- Facebook Live every weekday at 3:00pm featuring an animal and activity that kids can do at home

Denali National Park 

Discovery Education 

Farms Tours 

Frazier History Museum-new video and artifact details added daily

Freedom Homeschooling-zoos, international locations, power plant, animal webcams, and more

Georgia Aquarium Live Cams

Glacier National Park 

Great Wall of China

KET Field trips around Kentucky

Kentucky Historical Society

The Louvre 


Mesa Verde National Park 

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Museum Tours

National Museum of American History’s Decoding History Field Trip 

National Museum of Natural History 

National Parks- 360-degree virtual tours with Google

PBS LearningMedia 

San Diego Zoo

Shenandoah National Park 

Wind Cave National Park 

Yellowstone National Park 

Yosemite National Park 

Zion National Park 

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 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