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E-Learning Resources for Parents and Teachers

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mct224

mct224

March 13, 2020

E-Learning Resources for Parents and Teachers

It’s a very scary time right now, and e-learning resources are vital to make things easier for everyone. While as adults we have to deal with our own fears, we know that our primary job is to focus on our children and students. So the best thing we can do is to keep them engaged and learning. Whether that means academic lessons or creative activities, there are so many ways kids can learn even when stuck at home. As a mom of 2 and a teacher, I get how hard it is to juggle these 2 hats. Therefore, to help, I am compiling a list of e-learning resources that I hope will help during this difficult time. Further, I will add resources as I find them, so please check back often. Finally, if you have e-learning resources to share please leave the link in a comment. We are all in this together and we will come out stronger than ever!

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First, be sure to check out this collection of e-learning resources that Scholastic has prepared!

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Additionally, here is a list of some more e-learning resources by category:

General

  • ABCmouse.com – $5 for 2 Months!
  • AdventureAcademy.com – 2 Months for $5 – Click here!c3100elpdjh27479967246B66A74
  • Brains On is a podcast with episodes that are full of curiosity and exploration of science and history, and current events.
  • 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More. Perfect e-learning resource!
  • Edpuzzle: A big booster for flipped learning teachers. Customize regular videos with engaging interactive learning tools. You can even track students’ actions and progress with this tool.
  • Focus Booster: This is a time tracking and productivity app. It works off the Pomodoro technique. It features instant timesheet recording and visual progress graphs.
  • Formative: This is an amazing formative assessment app. Create an assignment and get live results from students. Present them with real-time feedback in an instant, too.
  • Homeroom Mom: A unique online support community. They share tips and tools for working with parents and teachers. They’ve also got ideas for all sorts of class projects.
  • PearDeck: A wonderful interactive presentation tool. Engage your whole class with presentations you control from your computer. Students respond to your built-in questions using a wide range of tools.
  • Socrative: Socrative lets you engage and assess your students as learning happens. There are tools for real-time quizzing, generating results, and visualizing progress.
  • Khan Academy: Originally a math education go-to, Khan now offers support ranging from science to grammar to history and more.
  • ABC Ya! includes games and activities that are so fun, kids won’t even realize they are learning! Practice the alphabet with the Alphabats, go on a Multiplication Space Race, or choose activities based on topics of interest, like cats, food or cars.
  • NeoK12. A solid collection of learning activities including educational videos, games, quizzes, puzzles, and more. Click on one of dozens of categories like World War II, laws of motion, allergies, or arts & crafts for tons of learning modules to choose from.
  • BrainPOP: Designed with fun, kid-friendly animation, this favorite offers learning within traditional academic subjects and provides endless e-learning resources.
  • Simple Preschool Activities to do at Home

English/Language Arts

  • Lightsail: An e-reading program that helps teachers support independent reading in students. You can monitor progress and give assessment and feedback in real-time.
  • Storyline Online: Created to instill a love of reading in young people, this website has a collection of children’s stories read aloud by actors and actresses from the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Biblionasium: A great (safe!) space for online reading for kids, and a way for kids to discover books and share reviews and recommendations with each other.
  • Newsela: Another great website for practicing language arts skills. This one features news and non-fiction comprehension.
  • ReadWorks: Thousands of fiction and nonfiction reading passages under a wide range of topics including Arts & Culture, Earth & Space Science, Geography & Societies, and more. Use the audiobook function, answer questions after reading, do vocabulary activities to test knowledge and more.
  • Free ELA games from Education.com   

History/Social Studies

First, if you are a museum lover, take some virtual museum tours of these 12 world-famous museums! This video gives an overview:

  • Brain Pop – Social Studies Activities
  • Kids Discover – Social Studies Resources
  • iCivics: “iCivics gives students the necessary tools to learn about and participate in civic life, and teachers the materials and support to achieve this goal. Our free resources include print-and-go lesson plans, interactive digital tools, and award-winning games.”
  • Teaching Tolerance: “Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.”
  • Great list of social studies and history resources from We are Teachers

Math

Science

  • Wow in the World is a podcast focused on science, technology, and innovation. Great for children PreK through elementary school who will stay engaged because of the deep level of info and wacky facts!
  • SciStarter: Not a traditional learning practice tool, but this website offers “citizen science” projects that kids and families can contribute to from home.
  • NASA Kids’ Club: There’s so much science to discover here, it will keep kids busy for hours! Try the Space Place, where kids can play games, do online crafts, and more, all relating to NASA. 

Spanish

  • My TpT Store features many printable Spanish resources, including flashcards, task cards, color by number, games, and more. You can check them all out here.
  • Basho and Friends (a personal fav!) uses original music videos to teach children Spanish, French and Mandarin. Super fun and kids LOVE them (I speak from lots of experience)! 🙂

Technology

  • Marshmallow Coding: A fun unique way for younger students to learn the power of code.
  • Scratch: An introductory programming website, where kids can learn to create interactive stories, games, and animations through coding, and then share them with others. 
  • Tinkercad: This is an awesome website for 3-D design, electronics, and coding. Minecraft fans will get a kick out of the Minecraft Modeler! There’s something here for every aspiring engineer/designer.
  • Free coding games from Education.com 

You may also find these previous posts useful, as they contain many free e-learning resources!

Above all, stay safe, for that is all that matters. While all of this is inconvenient, the silver lining is that we get some extra time to spend with our families and maybe even get some of that stuff done around the house that we never seem to have the time to do. This too shall pass. <3

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Conclusion

Thanksgiving is a special time of the year when families come together to express gratitude and celebrate the blessings in their lives. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to engage children in fun and educational activities that will not only keep them entertained but also teach them important lessons about the holiday. In this ultimate guide to Thanksgiving activities for kids, we have explored various ways to make this Thanksgiving season memorable for students and children.

We began by highlighting the importance of Thanksgiving activities for kids. These activities offer a chance for children to learn about the history and significance of Thanksgiving, as well as develop important skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork. With a wide range of crafts, games, and educational resources, you can keep your children engaged and entertained throughout the holiday season.

We then delved into the fun and educational Thanksgiving crafts for kids. From creating handmade Thanksgiving cards to making adorable turkey decorations, these crafts not only provide an opportunity for kids to showcase their creativity but also serve as a wonderful way to bond with classmates and family members. The festive Thanksgiving games for kids were another highlight, offering exciting ways to keep children active and entertained during this festive time.

Additionally, we explored educational Thanksgiving activities for kids, which included lessons and digital teaching resources. These resources are designed to enrich children’s understanding of Thanksgiving by incorporating educational elements into their activities. We also provided Thanksgiving teaching ideas, such as printables and storytelling recommendations, to help you create a dynamic and engaging learning environment for your students and children.

Lastly, we discussed Spanish Thanksgiving teaching ideas, allowing children to explore the holiday from a multicultural perspective. By incorporating Spanish vocabulary and cultural elements into their activities, children can broaden their horizons and develop an appreciation for diversity. If you are interested in more Spanish activities, a great place to start is this post introducing Spanish colors with lots of info and freebies!

As you can see, there are countless ways to make Thanksgiving a memorable and educational experience for children. Check out the various lessons and Thanksgiving activities for kids now, and create lasting memories this Thanksgiving season!

mct224

mct224

2 Comments

  1. MarE

    Having all of these resources in one place for not only parents but fellow teachers is amazing. There are quite a few that I have never used and can’t wait to try out with both my students and my kids at home.

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  2. mct224

    I am so glad this post is helpful for you! If you try any you love I would love to hear about them! Thanks so much for sharing!

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