Education resource offers to help families, educators, and school librarians support learning while students are at home.
Educational Publisher ABDO Books is making their entire digital collection of PreK–12 educational titles and Zoom Database free until June. Please contact Michele Gillman at email@example.com or 952-698-2404, if you have any questions.
Audible Stories will provide free audiobooks for children and teens for as long as schools are closed. Includes a collection of stories across six different languages. Sign up and start listening here.
Webinar designed for parents of students in grades K-12 faced with teaching their children at home during the COVID-19 emergency. Provided by Tutor.com.
Free tips and tools to support school closures and transitions to online and at-home learning.
Timely activities for helping families and students understand COVID-19 news coverage, de-stress during challenging times, and develop a watch, read, play list that supports learning.
This guide from the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) lists numerous support resources for those newly teaching online.
EBSCO (via WVInfoDepot.org)
EBSCO has offered the WVLC access to the following databases through June 2020. These databases can be accessed via WVInfoDepot.org using the same login and password as our regular Info Depot databases.
A collection of links to free resources from EBSCO including:
As of March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in its lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation’s displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. See this IA blog post for more information.
In order to encourage reading and classroom read-aloud experiences, and to support schools and public libraries forced to close by the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, Penguin Random House is permitting teachers, librarians and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events, according to certain guidelines. Go here for more information.
Free content, curriculum, and comprehension tools for grades K-12. Resources for educators, parents/families, and students that can be printed or delivered online. Remote learning resources for educators and families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Username: Learning20, Password: Clifford (case sensitive)
This free resource provides all students with 20 days' worth of learning journeys that span the content areas so you can keep your students academically active while your buildigs are closed.
Scholastic Learn at Home supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more.
(The site will be updated weekly until all 20 days of content is available. The journeys are designed to limit the need for printing and allow students to learn independently or with their families.)
TeachingBooks is providing unlimited access to their brand new Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition through September 15, 2020. Children, teens, educators, and adults can can access thousands of resources about children's and young adult books. This includes read-along performances of favorite books transaltable into 100+ languages, virtual storytime with more than 1,000 complete book readings, reader's advisory, author interviews, and discussion questions.
The TIME for Kids digital library will be free for the rest of the school year. Sign-up is required for access to free digital editions of one of four grade-specific editions of TIME for Kids and Your $: https://time.com/tfk-free/
TumbleBooks, a provider of online children's book databases, is making its online libraries available for free to all schools and libraries until at least August 31. Its Flagship product, TumbleBook Library, is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all three TumbleBooks databases so they can be shared and accessed by your patrons in their homes.
World Book Online
World Book is providing educators with access to additional Pre-K to grade 12 learning resources through April 30, 2020. To gain access to these additional complimentary resources, click here.
World Book has also created a guide to support educators, parents, grandparents, caregivers, or anyone using their resources remotely.
To further support virtual learning, World Book will also be launching Wizard, an adaptive learning resource for math, science, social studies, and language arts. It is intended to ensure that kids retain content taught earlier this school year and to provide teachers and parents the opportunity to assign new learning topics and to monitor students' progress on each topic. Access to Wizard will automatically be granted to those who have registered for World Book's complimentary resources using the link above.
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