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Welcome to Online Teaching & Learning!

As we all begin this adventure of learning and teaching online, I thought that I would start by doing something that librarians are known to do - share information! To that end, I have been curating a collection of links that teachers, from school and at home, can use with their children. Below are links to some sites, pages, tutorials, videos and more that I hope some of you will be able to use. I have them separated into a number of categories and you need only click on the link that interests you to go the page with resources for that subject. Hopefully you will find at least one or two of these useful. And if you have something great yourself, feel free to email me at [email protected] and I'll add it to this page. Enjoy!
 
Videos - Click on a link below to see and/or hear me read a story that I would have done for you in class!
 
Kindergarden
 
First Grade
 
 
Second Grade
 
Third Grade
 
Fourth Grade - For you, I decided to try something different...Not a video, but an audio-only version of a new story - let me know what you think!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball, Part 1...listen here!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball, Part 2...listen here!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball, Part 3...listen here!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball, Part 4...listen here!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball, Part 5...listen here!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball, Part 6...listen here!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wrecking Ball, Part 7...listen here
 
Fifith and Sixth Grade - audio-only version.
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 1...listen here
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 2...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 3...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 4...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 5...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 6...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 7...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 8...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 9...listen here!
Ungifted by Gordon Korman, Chapter 10...listen here! 
 
Art
Ben Clanton - the author of the Narwhal and Jelly series teaches kids to draw 
Teachers Pay Teachers - E-Learning packet for Art for grades 2-6
Rapunzel Night Lantern - fun for the Disney fan 
Mickey Mouse - learn to draw 3 different versions of Mickey from a Disney artist 
Art for Kids Hub - YouTube channel with some great drawing tutorials
Draw Sven - how to draw Sven by a Disney animator
Dav Pilkey -  creator of Dog Man books shows how to draw Li'l Petey 
Tra La La - Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and more, with drawing lessons and reading
Drawing Tutorials - how to draw videos 
 
Coding
Maze Project with Scratch - similar programming to our Dash and Dot robots and it's free
Code.org - a great way to learn programming
Creative Computing Curriculum - learn to code from faculty at Harvard
Scratch Jr - a coding program similar to Scratch, but for a younger audience
Scratch - getting started with Scratch tutorial 
 
ELA
Rivet - free daily reading practice
Kwame Alexander - learn a little about poetry in this YouTube video
Shakespeare - See a live streamed performance of Shakespeare's work from The Show Must Go Online on YouTube
NCTE - resources for online learning

Google
Which Tool to Use for What? - graphic from Facebook
Acess Google Classroom - how to access Google Classroom on X-Box or PlayStation
Record with Google Meet - from Facebook post
Google Classroom - learn how to use Google Classroom for remote teaching
Chromebooks - resources for teachers on usiong Cjromebooks in the classroom
Google Classroom - more tips from YouTube
For Students - video on Google Classroom
For Teachers and Students - livestream video showing what to expect on both sides of Classroom
For Parents - Google Slides presentation on Classroom
Google Meet - tutorial
Google Classroom - cheat sheet
Using Google Offline - Docs, Slides, and more
Autocrat -  extension to allow you to merge Sheets information inot a Doc 
Hangouts Meet - handy users guide in a Google Slides presentation
Student Activity Tracker - 5 minute video on how to create a student activity tracker with Google Sheets
Make a Worksheet - ways to make a digital worksheet in Google Slides - with Peardeck add on or with Google Slides alone.
Check-In Form - use Google sheets to virtually check in with your class
Teaching from Home - use Loom (Chrome extension or download) and Google Classroom 
My Maps - another great Google tool
Quiz Maker - create a self-grading quiz in Google Classroom
Interland - learn about using the Internet responsibly 
 
Home School Resources
WQED Education - site for early learning resources from PBS
Free Resources - one of many such lists available online
Online Learning - online classes for kids 
Free Shows Online - from Amazon
Field Trips - Google Doc listing virtual field trips
Home/School Resources - Google Doc of online resources
Relax - ways to help your kids unwind and/or relieve some pressure 
Get Away - more virtual field trips
Scholastic - great page of resources for kids, parents or teachers
DOGO Newsan award-winning online community for kids, parents, and teachers that features kid-appropriate news stories and resources on all the hottest topics
Not Just School -  life skills to teach kids during this time at home
Submitting Work - turn in online or offline assignments in Classroom 
 
Library
Junie B. Jones - printables and activities
Dav Pilkey - activities from the author of Captain Underpants and Dog Man
National Emergency Librarya collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed
Let's Keep Reading! - live streams by authors
Librarian Bookends Presents - various book resources
SLJ - publisher read aloud policies
Kids Ask Authors - new podcast
Storytime - Barnes & Noble storytime for kids, first in a series with Pig the Pug
E-books - online e-book resources
Celebrity Story Time - Instagram page with celebrities including Captain America, Wonder Woman and Wierd Al reading kids books
Narwhal and Jelly - includes some funactivities for kids
Kwame Alexander - engage and inspire kids with poetry and literature from award winner and friends 
 
Math
Playing with Math - simulations to demonstrate math concepts
Mucho Math - 60+ math sites 
 
Music
Explore Music with Google - have fun with Chrome Music Lab
 
Science
STEM Challenges - follow the Facebook page for the after school STAR Academy for all of Mercer County 
Ted Ed - periodic table of videos for every element
Weather for Kids - from WKBN weatherman Paul Wetzl
It's Not Rocket Science - or is it? Videos from the Kennedy Space Center
NASA - video and image library free to use
Science Fair Time - 50 science fair project ideas
Kids Want to Know - a new 'how does it work' YouTube page
Binge Watching Science - over 100 PBS documentary videos
STEM/STEAM Activities - 28 days of science, tech, engineering, art and math activities
Physics Girl - 20 at home science experiments 
More STEM - this time from the fine folks at Microsoft 
 
Social Studies
Timelines - 8 different timeline creators
Virual Pen Pals - 5 different websites where kids can go to connect with kids around the world
Geography - Geography games for kids 
 
Teaching Online - resources for teachers
Ed Tech - great resource for learning about almost any ed tech topic
Online Storytime - things to consider if you want to record yourself reading online
Explain it Better - make Common Craft videos with Google slides and Screencastify
Teaching Online - advice from other teachers
Video Conferencing - 3 tools you can use
Google Classroom - customize email notifications
Useful Videos - videos covering a variety of topics from PBS
E-books - ever growing list of free ebooks
Make a Video - from YouTube, make a video with a tool called EDPuzzle  
Google Slides - teach remotely with a Google Slides Hyperdoc
Tutorials - make video tutorials for kids with Screencastify and share them in Google Classroom
Distance Learning - lesson design template
ID-ER Network - find help designing online learning
Design Online Learning - variety of planning resources
Active Teaching Strategies Online - Google Doc with 12 principles for online learning
Record Your Screen - a few ways to screencast for your kids
Tools for Teaching - over 100 tools for online teaching and student engagement
Google Classroom - what do students see in Google Classroom
Mixkit - free stock videos and music for video creation 
Document Camera - how to turn your phone into a document camera with Zoom
Starting with Zoom - setting up Zoom for students and parents
Backgrounds - free virtual backgrounds for use with Zoom
Zoom - Zoom 101 tips and tricks for teachers
Teach from Home - great resources from Google 

Videos

Here is a link to my first video read-aloud, Creepy Carrots...https://youtu.be/9Z1KRWWyv00. 
Or just watch here...
 
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