Online educational resources

 

As part of the mandated school shutdown ordered by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, we’re sharing online educational resources that may assist any GM parents or families in online learning.

Here are a few that we found to be helpful. We will continue to add to this list as ideas come in from teachers and administrators:

Links for students:

Virtual field trips
VR Field trips around the world (all ages)
33 National Park tours (all ages)
30 Virtual Field trips with links (all ages)
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips (all ages) 
Panoramas all over the world (all ages) 
Virtual tour of the White House (all ages)

Reading & Writing
Free classes offered by Scholastic (all grade levels)
Wonderopolis (Grades K-6)
Authors and Illustrators going LIVE with their books (PreK-Grade 8)
Starfall (Grades K-3)
The Story Starter, Jr. (all ages)
Storyline Online (PreK-Grade 5)
What’s Going on In This Picture? (all ages)
Scholastic silly writing prompt game- spin a topic and type a story (elementary)

Math
PBS K-8 Mathematics (Grades K-8)
Greg Tang Math (Grades 1-5)
Figure This! (Grades 1-6)
Math Game Time (PreK-Grade 7)
Math Playground (Grades 1-6)
Toy Theater (Grades 1-5)
Cool Math Games (Grades 1-5)
Math Help (Grades 5-12)
Multiplication fact games

STEAM
PBS Kids Design Squad (Grades 2-8)
30-Day Lego Challenge (all ages)
Engineering Activities (all ages)
Breakout EDU (Grades K-12)
Make Me Genius (Grades K-7)
Fun and Easy Science Activities (elementary)
Coding (Grades K-12)
Kids Discover (Grades K-8)
Time for Kids (Grades K-6)
Smithsonian Institute for Kids (Elementary/Middle School)
National Geographic Kids (Elementary/Middle School)

Screen-free activities
25 Screen-free activities to do with kids  (PreK-elementary)
Homemade Playdough (PreK-elementary)
20 Screen-Free things to do (all ages)
Picture Scavenger hunt (PreK-elementary)
Non-screen activities to do at home (elementary)
American Heart Association activities (active home module, heart healthy bingo, brain booster activities, etc.) (elementary)

Other stuff

Social studies articles and quizzes (elementary)
Typing Club (Grades 1 and up)
GoNoodle: Activities to keep kids up and moving (PreK-elementary)
An entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions
Mrs. Hodas’ recommendations for online learning (some for photography and learning, but some for everyone!)
Free Art Lesson everyday at 1 p.m. (all ages)
Kids Podcast with 30-day free trial (PreK-elementary)
Meditation for Kids (PreK-elementary)
Blank gameboard template: make up your own (all ages)

Links for parents: 

Remote learning resources
Resources for teaching online due to school closures (planning, structure tools and more online and virtual resources)
Educational Netflix shows
Hands-on at-home activities (teacher-approved!)