During this extended period of time we are not in school due to the Corona-virus (COVID-19) outbreak, the following links are resources that students may access remotely from home. The following links – along with many others – can all be found on Mrs. Sporer’s Teacher Page in the Clever App:
Explore.org is the world’s leading philanthropic live nature cam network and film channel. Explore’s mission is to bring people closer to nature and to champion the selfless acts of others. https://explore.org/livecams
Fizzicseducation.com is where a team of scientists from Australia have warehoused 150 experiments designed to get students to identify variables, reflect on results, and learn how to conduct science experiments effectively! There are instructions, videos, and podcasts to get kids thinking and ready to engage science! https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/category/150-science-experiments/
“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is a science teacher, author, maker, and presenter that knows how to share the world of science like never before. Bob encourages parents and teachers to practice Random Acts of Science by providing instructions and videos for interactive science experiments on his web site. https://sciencebob.com/
Breakout EDU is an immersive learning games platform that brings the challenge of an escape room to the classroom. All Breakout EDU games require players to use critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. The purchase of each Breakout EDU kit includes a unique collection of boxes, re-settable locks, and access to a digital platform with over 1,500 games. https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome
Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each build around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! This resource offers 5 days of cross-curricular journeys for the following age groups: Pre-K and K, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6+.
GoNoodle helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities. The video content in GoNoodle is designed to encourage and inspire that movement. All content added must adhere to the following standards: The content is school-appropriate and is age appropriate for kids, age 5 to 12.
Khan Academy has self-paced, interactive content–exercises, videos and articles–for students in every grade and in most major subject areas. It is all free and non-commercial and is made possible by by philanthropic support.
To help educators during this time of coronavirus, we have pulled our most popular science lessons and are offering them for anyone to use for free – no account or login is needed. Mystery Science is the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools.
Through animal stories, videos, crafts and activities, conservation projects, games, and more, San Diego Zoo Kids website piques children’s interest in feathered, furred, and finned friends, as well as those with scales and antennae! From meeting Zoo and Safari Park residents to reading about efforts to save habitats and the animals that call them home, San Diego Zoo Kids is your connection. https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
Prodigy is a zero-cost, curriculum-aligned, adaptive, online game-based learning platform for 1st to 8th grade. With 1,400+ skills covering depth of knowledge levels one to three, it’s been proven to improve student scores and confidence!
Prodigy uses a unique question algorithm when students start playing, they begin with a placement test to determine their starting grade. Afterwards, we continuously examine their progress to determine the next skill they should receive. And, if they’re doing well on a topic, they move on to the next one in the grade. But, if they’re struggling with something, they go back to a prerequisite to get some practice before they get another shot. https://www.prodigygame.com/
Keep practicing each lesson until you get all five stars. It really doesn’t take much to learn, a few minutes a day for one to two weeks and you will be a pro! You do not need to create an account. However, as you go through the lessons, you can create an optional profile in order to save your progress. https://www.typingclub.com/
While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational. Join us for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3 pm ET where we will highlight one of our amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Don’t have access to social media? No worries! All videos will be posted to their web page and YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.