2020 At Home Education Resources
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K12STEMArizona Science Centerhttps://www.azscience.org/learn/science-at-home/ https://www.azscience.org/?gclid=CP-ejtnNu9QCFYFqfgodXuMB_QAn expanding collection of DIY STEM hosted by the Learning Division of the Arizona Science Center
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K-12ELA, STEM, SSAZ State Universityhttps://asuforyou.asu.edu/Here are some great online teaching resources from Arizona State University for K-12 students/teachers/parents. There are a lot of different web resources. Elementary: Be sure to scroll down to the last item on the page for some things specifically for you. (Well, some of the others are good too.....)
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G3-12TechGirls Who Codehttps://girlswhocode.com/code-at-home/This afterschool club program typically is open only to established teams. But, with the directors of GWC wanted to make their tool available during the Virus Crisis. So every day they will post sets of activities for beginners and intermediately skilled coders. You don't need any background - only the desire to explore. This is a great opportunity to see if students like the curriculum. If they do, it is free for an afterschool club at school, library, church, Boys/Girls Club, etc.
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G6-12AllTED-Edhttps://ed.ted.com/The folks that bring you TED Talks created TED for Education. Their site is well designed which makes it easy to incorporate current experts into lessons. This also helps to answer the question - why am I learning this?
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G6-12Social StudiesDigital Historyhttp://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/index.cfmThis digital and interactive resource takes you through U.S. history with an online text, videos, and interactive simulations.
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G6-12STEMBiointeractivehttps://www.biointeractive.org/This is one of the most interesting sites for High School Science. Hosted by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Biointeractive provides extensive lesson plans with videos, activities, and guiding questions. Real science, real stories, and real data to engage students in exploring the living world.
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Quick and Dirty Tips Podcasts
https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/Originally created by Mignone Fogerty with Grammer Girl, this site now hosts a wide number of experts providing podcasts of 10-30 minutes. Consider using some of these to support your older student's learning. We are particularly fond of Grammer Girl who teachs writing tools make Language Arts so much easier to understand.
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K12Foreign LanguageRosetta Stonehttps://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudentsRosetta Stone is offering FREE 3-month subscriptions for kids to learn foreign languages!! There are lots of languages to choose from: from Latin American Spanish to critical languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. You can sign up for multiple languages if different children want to learn different languages.
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K12ELAPuliter Center for International Journalismhttps://pulitzercenter.org/builder/lesson/fighting-words-poetry-response-current-events-contest-and-workshop-24262?utm_source=email&utm_medium=educationnewsletter&utm_campaign=3182020​​Pulitzer Center for International Journalism is holding a 2020 Fighting Words (Poetry in Response to Current Events) Poetry Contest for K-12 student. It would be a great reading/writing/social studies assignment - and kids can win cash prizes!
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K12Art IntegrationHappy Hour Projectshttps://happyhourprojects.com/category/jewelry/Great art craft ideas to use as fillers between lessons.
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K12AllInternet At Schoolhttp://www.internetatschools.com/ArticleTypes/Cyberbee-Web-PicksThis is a large list of web based education tools. These were originally developed for home schoolers.
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K12STEM
NASA Educatation Resources
https://www.nasa.gov/stem/foreducators/k-12/index.htmlThis is the page NASA created to support educators with resources. Good one stop shop for all things Space and STEM
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NOAA Education Resources
https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collectionsEducation resources are distributed across many websites and program offices at NOAA and partner websites. This portal is designed to help you access these resources from one location.
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K12STEM, ELA, SSNational Park Servicehttps://www.nps.gov/teachers/index.htmThis is a portal into the National Park Service's education resources. Interestingly, the lessons and materials are about history as well as STEM. These tools use our amazing parks to inspire and educate.
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K12STEMTeach Engineeringhttps://www.teachengineering.org/Cirtical and Analytical thinking through the Engineering Design Process. This site provides scores of age appropriate activities that thelp students learn by doing.
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K12ELAReadWriteThinkhttp://www.readwritethink.org/This is an extensive site of lessons and resources developed by the National Council of Teacher of English. One of the best web locations for veted and reliable Language Arts materials. Go here first for ELA lessons...
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K12ELAPoem in Your Pocket (April is National Poetry Month)http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/participate-poem-your-pocket-20720.htmlGreat lesson sets for National Poetry month in April. Use various tools and ideas to help create a vast array of poem types.
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K12MathIlluminationshttps://illuminations.nctm.org/Extensive site for Math lesson and resources. Developed by the National Council of Teachers of Math.
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K12AllSmithsonian Institutionhttps://learninglab.si.edu/distancelearningUse resources specifically developed for At Home learners by one of the World's premier museum complexes. Lessons are free and integrate SI's vast collections and digital field trips to help guide the experience.
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K12STEMLearn Geneticshttps://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/basics/One of the best sites to learn about cell biology and genetics.
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K12STEMTiger Wood Foundationhttps://tgrfoundation.org/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTm1ZNU1qQTVaR015TmpobCIsInQiOiI0SzZLOEtIcVhrdEJKTUIxUVNLTEhcL0IxaldSSnYzQzJrclZJTmFDUzlcL1N4WDYzSHJDVmwxVjhBU3JuRnlGcE9CeE1SVlRKMEtMcWp5MHptZVBzQ1oxNlZFYlpkbDRaNklkbkxBWGJBVDU2OUsxTk5rK0dHRnQ4djB2RGQwdG1GIn0%3DAs part of the global learning community, TGR Foundation is here to support students and educators. In order to prepare for distance learning, we’re providing digital workshops and virtual office hours in addition to the 40+ interdisciplinary learning resources available through TGR EDU: Explore, a no-cost, open online platform designed for educators, students and families.
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K12ELA, STEM, SSU.S. Minthttps://www.usmint.gov/learn/educatorsOne of the more unusual sites for lessons, the Mint provides financial based lessons that intersect with STEM, History, and Language Arts. Give it a try, you might be surprised at how this often forgotten division of the federal government rises to both educator expectations and student engagement.
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K12STEM, ELAU.S Patent and Trademark Officehttps://www.uspto.gov/kids/parents.htmlContinuing in the Odd places the Federal Government has for education lessons - the Patent Office. You can find some really cool ideas on how to engage kids around innovation and engineering design activities. "Tapping into the passion and creativity that all children have is one of the main goals of the Office of Education and Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We believe that all children have the potential to do extraordinary things and that innovation can be a powerful vehicle to help students realize their potential and become successful life-long learners."
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K12STEMU.S. Geologic Surveyhttps://www.usgs.gov/science-support/osqi/yes/resources-teachers/The USGS has some of the most actionable and relevant data and science for U.S. Citizens. They have brought together their education cadre and created a series of lessons that integrate Earth and Planetary Science for all ages. This is NOT just about rocks, but earthquakes, remote sensing (satellites), water, and agriculture. Give it a try.
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K12STEMUniversity Corporation for Atmospheric Researchhttps://scied.ucar.edu/help-k-12-students-learn-about-earth-home?utm_source=UCARSciEd+%2F+UCARConnect&utm_campaign=e7f4973a4e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_21_08_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ac2bdeb744-e7f4973a4e-193601541The UCAR Center for Science Education (working from our home offices) put together this collection of UCAR K-12 educational resources to support teachers with distance learning and families who are doing their own instruction about weather, climate, air quality, the Sun and space weather, and other Earth science topics.
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K12STEMMineral Education Coalitionhttp://mineralseducationcoalition.org/k-12-education/Intersting sets of K12 lessons and resources around minerals, mining, and geologic science.
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K4STEMSTEM @ Home with NASAhttps://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.htmlNASA created this site specifically for early Elementary learners, with lots of hands on activities.
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K6Art integrationOrigami Folding Club
https://en.origami-club.com/index.html
This is a great sight for learning how to fold paper in hundreds of different shapes. Consider balloons for making sight work dice, or practcing number sense with foldable numbers.
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K6STEMSpace Place - NASAhttps://spaceplace.nasa.gov/This is the central education site for NASA's outreach to students in grades K-6. Amazing activities, background and simulations.
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K6MathArcademic Skill Buildershttps://www.arcademics.com/Great site for learning math through games
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K8AllCyberBeehttp://www.cyberbee.com/intclass.htmlA medium sized list of links created for teachers to use when they want to integrate technology. Easily used for home schooling. Don't miss out on the page using Forensics to support critical thinking.
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K8ELAScholatic Learn at Homehttps://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.htmlDaily activities to keep students learning by doing.
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ParentsSupportPsychology Todayhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-inner-life-students/202003/flexibility-in-the-midst-crisisSuggestions on how to keep sane in a world where you are the 24/7 teacher
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K12AllWonderopolishttps://wonderopolis.org/Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, an intriguing question is presented—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.
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K6STEMNational Marine Sanctuarieshttps://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/fun/A great collection of activities, videos, and coloring pages developed by NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries
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K12STEMNational Ocean Servicehttps://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/discoveryourworld.htmlThis is an AMAZING activity book last created by NOAA in limited print edition in 2017. The activities are easy to do at home and do not require a lot of preparations. You can do Origami, build navigation tools and boats, learn about flag language, and much much more.
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K12STEMExplore by the Seat of Your Pantshttp://www.exploringbytheseat.com/Virtual explorations with active scientists from disciplines that range from Volcanologists to Marine Biologists. These are done in real time, so pre-registration is required. Check on their page for upcoming events.
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