SOME ONLINE RESOURCES (Updated daily)
Lists of online resources
SELCO compiled a great list, complete with links, to a wide variety of electronic resources for education and entertainment. Be sure to scroll all the way down; there are many resources for all ages on their page: https://tinyurl.com/whfnfbd
Amazing Educational Resources has a public spreadsheet available detailing the ever growing list of available resources.
Audible For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.
Google Arts and Culture Collection provides links to museums that offer free virtual resources and tours.
Great Courses Enter code FREEMO at checkout to watch free for a month. Listen or watch on your TV, laptop, tablet and smartphone.
Imagineering in a Box Enjoy a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scenes peek into Imagineering’s development process. It combines 32 videos of actual Imagineers, real-world case studies, and lots of interactive activities to give you the opportunity to dream and design your very own theme park experience! It’s available to all and completely free. Created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar.
Junior Library Guild Now offering FREE access to the JLG Digital online reading platform. With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High School students, JLG Digital gives you unlimited access to read books online from any device. No passwords necessary and no limit to the number of users who can access the books at the same time. Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available!
Open Culture has free textbooks, movies, audiobooks and links to free online courses from professors.
Operation Storytime is offering read-alouds from enough authors to fill a virtual library. This site has a spreadsheet with a schedule and links.
Rochester Writing Lab Attention Young Writers: If you’re spending some of your free time with your fingers on the keyboard writing the next best seller, a few RWL local authors are offering to read and edit your work to keep you headed in the right direction. There’s no need to be on this journey alone. Writers must unite! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you instructions on how to upload your file to their File Share. They have lots of writing prompts on their blog if you need something to help you get started!
Scholastic Learn at Home is offering free “day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.”
Storyline Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.