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Resources for Educators (Pandemic): Sites for Student Learning

A compilation of resources for educators (mostly free--some require logins) to help in the age of the Coronavirus.

Sites for Student Learning

  • ABDO Zoom Database: "Online Research for  Beginning Readers" - free through June 2020
  • BrainPOP: You'll find animated videos, lessons, quizzes, and even games! There is even a separate section for educators. Link: **Recognizing the enormous impact this situation has on a school community, we are offering free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school, anywhere, that is closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure.** FOR KU Access post COVID-19: For security reasons, please contact Karen Wanamaker for the BrainPOP username and password for KU patrons. The KU login information should never be shared with others. 
  • Boolean Girl: live or recorded coding instruction to introduce different coding tools -- Great STEM resource. Link:
  • Carnegie Mellon: "Computer Science Academy" is a free, online, interactive high school computer science curriculum. Link:
  • A partner of the Annenberg Foundation, takes you to LIVE video cameras all around the world to watch animals or nature. Students can ask the experts questions via a comments section. There are also teacher lesson plans available centered around the livecams. 
  • Junior Library Guild: Free access to JLG Digital children's literature. Students/teachers can choose the level of books, then scroll down the page and get reading! :)
  • Khan Academy - loads of lessons and activities for student learning, some have educator resources as well. One cool example is the Imagineering in a Box where students use storytelling, writing, and other creative avenues to create a theme park.
  • National Geography: Learn at home resources  
  • Scholastic's Learn at Home - Digital learning assignments for Gr. K-9
  • Smithsonian Learning Labs: Loads of lessons and activities on all sorts of topics.