Education resource offers to help families, educators, and school librarians support learning while students are at home.
Resources compiled for educational materials and opportunities including a list of virtual storytimes held by state libraries.
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.
Comcast Internet Essentials customers have free access to several resources for remote learning and home schooling as a result of the pandemic. These include: Wide Open School, DOGOnews, DOGObooks, PBS Learning Center, Met Kids, Science Friday, CoolMath4Kids, Project Gutenberg, and Duck Duck Moose.
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:
The educational version of the nationally acclaimed documentary “Eva: A-7063” — about Holocaust survivor turned forgiveness advocate Eva Kor — and the accompanying Educator’s Guide are available for free at www.thestoryofeva.com throughout April. These materials teach forgiveness, resilience, moral courage and more, and are excellent tools for libraries to use and share.
In addition to the homepage above, more associated resources are linked below:
Eva E-Learning overview
"Eva: A-7063" acclaim and awards
Teacher reviews of the Eva Educator's Guide
"Goodnight with Dolly" is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books beginning April 2 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
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.
Lifliqe is providing free access to its “lifelike” content such as 3D, AR and VR for online science learning to all students and teachers.
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.)
Share-Outs and Celebrations of All Things Adolescent Literacy with Dr. Andrea Lemon
Beginning the week of April 6th, Dr. Andrea Lemon will be hosting weekly 20 to 30 minute share-outs and celebrations of all things adolescent literacy. Live, interactive, weekly share-outs will feature free digital and non-digital learning resources, professional discussions, and celebrations of the great work you and your fellow WV educators do every day. Using the Microsoft Teams platform, each share-out can host approximately 200 educators, so more than one day/time may be needed each week. Each Monday, an announcement of dates, times, and topics will be posted to the ELA and Library Media Listserv.
Please see the Events Listing on the Professional Development and Support tab of this LibGuide for upcoming dates and more information.
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.
Gathers resources and student engagement ideas from recent WV education listserv emails and additional information and support for WV educators. Includes technology-free and screen-free resources.
The West Virginia Department of Education is seeking activities, ideas, lessons, or solutions from West Virginia educators that meet the needs of the current remote learning situation. If you have an idea to share, please visit the West Virginia Educator Hub using the link above, and then complete the form to submit your activity, idea, lesson, or solution to the West Virginia Department of Education. Submissions will be reviewed each week and featured on the West Virginia Educator Hub throughout the coming months. Please share your successes in this time of remote learning with your fellow educators.
West Virginia Specific Content for Re-Teaching, Review, and/or Enrichment
(Education Station, WV Public Broadcasting)
The West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with West Virginia Public Broadcasting to provide content for two 30-minute segments per week that will cover all developmental levels.
Beginning March 31, West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s statewide television network will air "Education Station" Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Check out the links below to see the content for the first segment and the promotional video:
West Virginia Library Commission
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In-State Toll Free : (800) 642-9021 | (304) 558-2041