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Old 03-18-2020, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Homeschooling ideas (during pandemic)

Am seeing both here and facebook the need for ideas to keep kids engaged in learning and thought I'd start a thread to gather ideas that maybe we can all come back to --- tours of museums, your favorite tips, best kahn academy courses, best creative time ideas, etc.
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12 Famous museums offering virtual tours.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/att...Lhx75-QlcKXJ78
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We have been watching the Cincinati zoo FB live at 3pm daily. Today will be the sloths- Moe and Lightening!
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Old 03-19-2020, 12:07 PM   #4
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Default Free resources for schooling at home right now

We have a lot of resources available while schools are closed.

Audible is streaming a selection of books for kids and teens free as long as schools are closed.
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

IEW has made a three week language arts program for all levels free. I’m going to download this one even if I don’t use it right away!
https://iew.com/three-weeks-of-langu...ction-from-iew

12 famous museums and some national parks have virtual tours, and the Metropolitan Opera is streaming opera every night.
https://www.travelandleisure.com/att...Lhx75-QlcKXJ78

C-Span is offering their classroom resource free
https://www.c-span.org/classroom/

There are lots of things to see at this link.
https://www.thekidsandme.org/blog/ca...ids-activities
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Free resources for schooling at home right now

I posted these on the other forum a few days ago. Curriculum is mixed with other activities.

Art:


art projects - https://artprojectsforkids.org/


art projects - https://www.artforkidshub.com/


Science:


Science for 5-12 year olds - https://mysteryscience.com/


The Cell Song - Biology! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rABKB5aS2Zg


https://www.geography.com/


https://lizardpoint.com/geography/index.php


http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm


https://handbookofnaturestudy.com/20...-started.html/


https://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/


Typing:


https://www.freetypinggame.net/Default.asp


https://www.typing.com/


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topic...ticles/z3c6tfr



Foreign Language:


https://www.duolingo.com/


Free learn ASL videos - https://www.startasl.com/learning-sign-language-asl1/


Bible:


Scripture Memory System - https://simplycharlottemason.com/timesavers/memorysys/

https://freedomhomeschooling.com/bible/



Literature and Language Arts:


Free ebooks - http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks


Literature Guides - http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/


Handwriting worksheet generator - https://www.lwtears.com/resources/wo...te?registerty=


Handwriting worksheet generator - https://writingwizard.longcountdown....heet_maker.php


Grammar - https://www.englishgrammar101.com/


Grammar Land - https://books.google.com/books?id=iX...page&q&f=false


spelling - https://ia800904.us.archive.org/24/i...00wheegoog.pdf


free lesson plans - https://bravewriter.com/


free writing membership - https://iew.com/free-premium-3-months


https://www.vocabulary.com/


http://www.progressivephonics.com/


Math:


https://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games


https://www.multiplication.com/learn/fact-navigator


http://ucsmp.uchicago.edu/secondary/...n-balance-alg/


https://www.aplustutorsoft.com/Free-...-Resources.jsp


https://www.coolmath4kids.com/


Full courses:


https://www.khanacademy.org/


all in one homeschooling - https://allinonehighschool.com/


college courses https://www.coursera.org/courses


georgia virtual learning - http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Res...ndingPage.aspx


https://mrnussbaum.com/


just worksheets - https://www.worksheetworks.com/


Critical Thinking:


https://www.printable-puzzles.com/pr...zzles.php#list


http://kidswhothink.blogspot.com/?m=1


https://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/Br...ainTeasers.php


https://www.superteacherworksheets.c...n-teasers.html


News: (maybe not right now ~ )


https://www.cnn.com/cnn10





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Default Re: Free resources for schooling at home right now

I started another thread about free resources, forgetting this one was here, so I've just merged the two threads, adding my post and heart of joy's to this thread. This week feels like months have passed! Sorry for the confusion, carry on!
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These are some of our favorites.

Learn ASL at http://www.lifeprint.com

Learn to type at www.typingclub.com

Practice phonics at www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Learn about genetics at http://learn.genetics.utah.edu

Do citizen science and history at http://www.zooniverse.com
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Here are hundreds of writing prompts sorted by type of essay along with rubrics and sample grades. High School level.

https://www.misd.net/languageart/gra...ingprompts.pdf
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I don't know if others will find this too close to home, but we've been watching a lot of documentaries on pandemics, viruses, and YouTube videos from biologists. We also made models of several viruses using play doh and pipe cleaners. They're actually quite interesting, visually and functionally.

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