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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: Digital Learning Resources

Posted By and on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 8:36 AM

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Supporting your children with at-home learning can mean relearning seventh grade science or 10th grade geometry yourself. And then, trying to keep it all fun and engaging. Help is just a click away!

• Need to brush up on polynomials? Free help is available for math, science, economics, history and more from the nonprofit Khan Academy. Many more resources to support kids of all ages have been compiled by Common Sense Media.

Scholastic Learn at Home is offering a free digital learning hub for kids Pre-K through ninth grade. The hub will provide up to three hours of learning opportunities per day for four weeks. Its “daily learning journeys” are divided into four grade spans, Pre-K— K, Grades 1 – 2, Grades 3 – 5, and Grades 6 – 9+, covering English language arts, STEM, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning.

• Find online math games and challenges at Greg Tang Math.

BrainPOP, a website with short, engaging educational videos is offering free access to families during school closures.

The New York Times Learning Network has a variety of online learning resource for older kids and teens, including a Lesson of the Day related to current events and a Film Club with short documentary films and discussion questions website with short, engaging educational videos is offering free access to families during school closures.

Wonderopolis is an educational site that answers user-submitted questions, from "Do birds get shocked when they sit on wires?" to "How did Starbucks start?" It includes vocabulary activities and quizzes related to each post.

• TIME for Kids has made its digital editions free for the remainder of the school year. There are four grade-specific versions, for K-1, 2, 3-4 and 5-6.

• Want to speak Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch or Japanese? Learn those languages and others for free at Duolingo.

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