Making sure our parents and community members have access to free, digital platforms is one way to help keep our students engaged and learning during this difficult time. Below are sites that have been shared by teachers and parents to help fill our days with meaningful activities. Parents should also watch for email communication from teachers! Please contact Kelli Heneghan at email@example.com if you have a site to add to our growing list.
Online Learning Resources for Students:
It's time to keep a schedule! “Children are used to structure and predictability, and this isn’t summer break, this isn’t where kids can do what they want.” said Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, a pediatric medical expert and psychologist. "They are going to be returning to school, and keeping that structure in place is critical to maintain their learning in this time.”
This color-coded schedule geared toward elementary age students incorporates physical activity, chores and quiet time. Encourage your older student to create their schedule and evaluate how they are doing.
Khan Academy Daily Schedules and other resources for grades PreK-12
GVSU Charter School Office Family Resources for Learning at Home list
Google Arts & Culture provides virtual museum tours . Many museums, cultural sites, and historical sites offer virtual tours. Here are a few, but an internet search will reveal many others:
The Kennedy Center is posting daily "Lunch Doodle" videos hosted by beloved children's book author Mo Willems.
Scholastic offers free Learn at Home activities to keep young minds active.
Coursera has hundreds of free courses!
History website for students: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/amex/
25 Free Online Education sites geared toward high school students and adult learners.
PBS Kids Games provides fun, engaging games that foster learning, movement, social-emotional development, collaboration, and creativity. Sign up for their daily newsletter with free tips and activities here!
Make any room a classroom with BrainPOP
Switcheroo Zoo helps kids learn about animals by playing games.
Physical Education tools for creating a fit & active home.
Smithsonian's History Explorer offers hundreds of free, innovative resources for learning about American history.
Poetry can be a wonderful refuge during difficult times. Sign up for daily emails at poetryfoundation.org or visit poets.org for a range of poetry.
Sharemylesson.com isn't a website just for teachers. Parents can find many useful free lesson plans and ideas for keeping your student learning.
Here is a great resource on the many virtual tours and livestream events hapening now!
Resources Submitted by our Spanish Department:
Spanish Resources for ELE Students
Spanish Resources for MS/HS Students
Sr. Wooly Website
Student Engagement Activities through the Student News:
Looking to engage with your peers? Students and teachers alike are publishing fun and entertaining news for The Current, our student news website, which you can find at brpscurrent.com.
New student polls are published each week, and commenting is open so that students can respond to each other's publications. This week's feature: Ms. Stephens' cat makes some observations about the new world order.
Students can also submit their own work for publication here. Don't miss out!