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Additional Resources for Learning at Home

The Tierney Professional Development team is focused on supporting student learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. Due to the developments of COVID-19 (coronavirus), and the recommendations of various health organizations, many states have determined they will be closing schools and are requesting that schools develop distance learning plans. Many schools are providing plans specific to their students, but we understand some families are looking for additional resources to keep the students engaged in additional learning opportunities. 

 

The sites in this list below allow you to create accounts as a parent to help support your child’s learning. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for reading and determining if the terms of service for a given tool align with your personal comfort level in using these digital tools. 

CSFirst

  • Web-based and App-based
  • Ages: Grades 4-8, but my 2nd grader can do it with my assistance
  • Subjects: Variety, with focus on Coding
  • Accounts are not necessary when you access via the Curriculum Page

Dogo News

DreamBox 

Epic! – Kids’ Books and Videos

GoNoodle Family

Khan Academy

Little Sports YouTube Channel

  • Web and App based
  • Ages: 4+
  • Subject: Fitness (Physical Education)
  • Exercise and movement videos, 9- 21 minutes in length

MakerStations

  • 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations
  • Each challenge includes instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.
  • Parent support and supervision may be necessary for some activities
  • From Teach Outside the Box Facebook Page

Public Library Books

  • Cloud Library
  • OverDrive
  • App-based
  • Ages: All ages
  • Subject: Variety
  • Using your public library card – download ebooks and audiobooks 

Scholastic Learn at Home

  • Web-based
  • Grades: PreK-6+
  • Subjects: Variety, with a focus on reading
  • Get set up as a parent
  • Parent support and guidance may be necessary for some activities

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Looking for additional resources:

Common Sense Media is a fantastic resource that provides trustworthy information about apps, websites, movies, TV programs, etc. One great resource to investigate at this time: Free Educational Apps list from Common Sense Media