Online educational Resources
UNDERSTANDING THE CORONAVIRUS FOR STUDENTS
Age of Learning is providing free home access to ABC Mouse and our other educational programs to all families effected by the health crisis. Teachers were given a code for families that makes ABC Mouse free during remote learning. ABC Mouse announced that the free trial accounts will remain free until Labor Day. You can easily cancel when remote learning finishes.
Starfall is a learning website that teaches basic English reading and writing skills. This website helps to teach children how to read by using games and phonics. Your child's classroom teacher can provide you with an access code for four free months of the entire site. You will not have to just use a few free activities.
PBS Kids during choice time when we are in the building and follow our normal routines. PBS Kids is aimed at young children. You can explore videos and games by just clicking on their pictures. Almost everything is interactive. You can have an account if you want, but mostly young kids just explore on their own without ever signing in
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
138M has a subscription to MyOn. The myON reading website makes a good "virtual class library." Students log in with their OSIS numbers as the usernames. The passwords are the number 1 followed by the first two letters of the student's first name -- lower case, like "1me". Student read any books they choose at any time, but there are also suggestions based on reading level and interest. Teachers can give students book suggestions and special projects. MyOn even has books with audio for nonreaders and students learning to read.
Imagine Language & Literacy is an adaptive learning solution that accelerates reading and language proficiency for students in grades PreK–6. Designed to supplement core instruction. It provides instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking."
Imagine Language and Literacy is available on the NYCDOE Remote Learning Portal during this remote learning time. Students sign in with their @nycstudents.net usernames and passwords).
This site provides developmentally appropriate instruction for handwriting, keyboarding, in grades K-5 and preschool. Learning Without Tears is currently offering a 90 day free trial. No credit card necessary.
This site features a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics.
Vocabulary Spelling City is offering free subscriptions during this health crisis. To take advantage of this offer, simply enter the code: VSCFree90 upon registration on the website.
Epic! has books, videos, and activities aimed at students age 12 and under. Parents can sign up for a free 30-day account. Teachers can sign up for a free account that lasts through June 30, 2020. If your child's teacher creates an account, your child can join that teacher's account as a student. This way, your child can have free access to Epic! through June 30th.
Reading IQ has books and literacy projects for students from non-readers through 6th grade. Some of the books even have audio buttons so that students can listen to the books online. Teachers were given a code for families that makes Reading IQ free through Labor Day.
Cool Math 4 Kids: ages 3 - 12 or older kids whose math skills are on these levels
Cool Math has "free online cool math lessons, cool math games and fun math activities. Really clear math lessons (pre-algebra, algebra, precalculus)."
Cool Math Games: "Cool Math Games is a brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking & math meets fun & games."
ST Math has learning activities for students on the pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade level in math. The activities include online manipulatives (shapes and other objects that students can count and move around the screen) and quick videos to help students learn new math skills and use the math skills they already have in new ways. Log into ST Math (video)
Right now, during Remote Learning, ST Math works best if students use the Google Chrome browser. If students are using iPads or other tablets, then they should have the ST Math app installed but closed (app on DOE loaned iPads). The website will ask if you want to open the app; answer yes. Close the app when you are finished with the session. Parents can get help from ST Math: email@example.com (888) 491-6603 The ST Math representative said that parents would be better off calling or emailing ST Math Support themselves if there is a problem. ST Math Support can give parents the steps they need to solve the problems.
MOVEMENT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
"Achilles International is offering at-home workouts led by an all-star coaching duo, Michael Anderson, (NYC Chapter Director and RRCA Certified Coach) and Francesco Magisano (Para-triathlete and Director of the Achilles Triathlon program)."
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free."
"Sketchpad is a free online drawing application for students of all ages. You can create digital artwork to share online and export to popular image formats like JPEG, PNG, SVG, and PDF."
"Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. Students can use this tool to explore music and make connections to math, science, art, and more."
Our own District 75 has an ever-growing number of videos on topics ranging from remote learning help for parents to supports for parents of children with autism, to language to math. They are constantly adding new topics and new videos within each topic. Go to More then Showcases to see the videos organized by topic.
"Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day."
Discovery Education has videos, activities, field trips, lessons, stories, and a wealth of additional information for students in the kindergarten through 12th-grade levels. They have resources on everything from learning numbers and letters to high school science and coding. Every teacher in PS 138 M was given information for creating accounts. Teachers can create their own accounts then make accounts for the students. Contact your child's teacher if this website interests you.
The New York Public Library’s remote learning resources are on the NYCDOE Remote Learning Portal students sign in with their @nycstudents.net usernames and passwords.
Go to the NYCDOE Remote Learning Portal and log in using your @nycstudents.net account and password then click “Sign In” at the bottom.
Bring your mouse to the TeachHub rectangle on the left side and click on Launch app (or tap TeachHub on a tablet).
Click on "New York Public Library Remote Learning"
From here, you can find a variety of resources to help your child with school work.
"Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards." PBS Learning Media has a wide variety of Pre-K through 12th-grade educational activities for remote learning. The site is growing, so check it out each week to see new things that you and your children can do during home instruction. There are a lot of materials for you without signing in, but if you sign in with Google and use your @ps138m.org account, there are even more options. Just click Sign In, click Google, and then put in your @ps138m.org account.
"Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise."
A variety of resources and activities for parents and students. You will need to sign in with an email address and state if you are a parent, educator, or student. Scholastic is also on the NYCDOE Remote Learning Portal. Students sign in with their @nycstudents.net usernames and passwords.
"BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music."
There is a very simple username and password for PS138M students and staff who only want access during school hours, but we cannot post it on a public website. Please, contact your child's teacher for this username and password.
If you want access to any of the BrainPop sites after school hours and on weekends, ask your child's teacher for a registration code. The registration code lets you sign up for a free all-access/all hours account. The code also gives you some activities that are not included in the basic school's membership.
BrainPop Game Finder You can search "Collection: Play on Your Phone" and/or "Collection: Play on Your Tablet" to see which games can be played on a mobile device. You will have to log in to watch most movies and play the games. Many of the games relate to topics in the videos.
The New York City Remote Learning Portal houses a variety of websites in the TeachHub section. Some of the websites mentioned here are on the NYC Remote Learning Portal. Additional NYC Remote Learning Portal information (N Y C D O E web page) After you sign in, go to TeachHub to see everything you can use. Some possibilities might include Scholastic and ST Math. If you need to find your username or change your Remote Learning Portal password, click on Student Account Self Service.
"The New-York Historical Society Education Division provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy."
"Online learning for Special Education. HelpKidzLearn - the home of accessible software, enabling children of all abilities to play, develop and achieve." Participation requires a Login, but students can log in as a FREE USER during remote learning
WEBSITES FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS:
"Pete's PowerPoint Station is your destination for free PowerPoint presentations for kids and teachers about Pete's Power Point Station, and so much more."
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