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Digital Content Resources for P-12

During this time of school closure, many digital learning content providers are sharing their resources for free. We hope that compiling them all in one place for our students and families is a helpful resource that can be supplemental to their AMI work from teachers. In addition, many of the free resources are game-based learning which is fun and entertaining for kids of all ages. 


Reading/Online Books 


Riveted

This website offers a selection of free ebooks and excerpts that you can read on any device. It is not downloadable, and the books are only available for a specific time period, so be mindful of that. The books they offer are all recent releases, and all genres. Right now, I know they have Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Burn for Burn by Jenny Han, and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, along with several others. You will have to create an account, but there are no other requirements.


This is a link to apply for a library card online, which you can then use on the Libby app to check out ebooks. Libby also has a large selection of books, but the downside here is that you may be put on a waitlist for books because they are “checked out” just like in a regular library.


This site allows you to borrow books for free from an online archive. It has a huge variety! I randomly searched for books, and I know for certain they have Harry Potter, the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, Gary Paulsen books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and more. You have to have an account here, too, but that’s it.


Scribd has offered a free 30 day trial for anyone that is not already a member. If I were you, I would leave this as a last resort, because after 30 days you have to pay. I did not do much research into the requirements of this because I did not want to have to start my 30 day trial yet, but I do know that it has a large selection. You must download the Scribd app on your device to use it. I believe you will have to put in credit or debit card info to start your free trial, and cancel it before the end of the 30 days or you will be charged. You can look through what they offer before you decide to start your free trial to see if it’s worth it. If you choose to keep the subscription, it is $9.99/mo, and it really does have a TON of excellent books, audiobooks, magazines, and even sheet music (from all genres and artists) for anyone stuck at home with an instrument. So if you’ve been wanting to learn how to play ‘Truth Hurts’ by Lizzo on your tuba, now is your time. 


Audible has released a selection of audiobooks for free. You don’t even have to have an account! Both the teen and tween sections have good choices, and many of the elementary choices are fun, too. 

-From Mrs. Jefferson, High School Library Media Specialist


Crabtree Books

Crabtree’s Complete eLibrary is now available for FREE until June 30, 2020 

With the recent closures of schools and libraries due to COVID-19, it has been challenging for educators, and parents to access much needed educational children’s books to keep students reading and learning. Crabtree Publishing wants to ensure that all students have access to quality curriculum PreK-9+ digital ebooks to enhance learning and to build a love of reading while at home. Crabtree is offering FREE access to the Crabtree Complete eLibrary until June 30, 2020! Access over 2000 PreK-9+ curriculum nonfiction and fiction ebooks!  
Username: read
Password: free


Junior Library Guild

Free JLG Digital eBooks for the next 60 days.This is free to anybody, your students, your friends and colleagues. JLG Digital is super easy, no bells and whistles, just reading. No android app, but there is an apple app. You can’t download a book but you can read online anywhere you have an internet connection. Anyone can visit our website https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home and select their level of choice and enjoy. All books are multi-user.


ReadingIQ is an advanced digital library and literacy platform for children through 6th grade that provides access to thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy. ReadingIQ includes many books in Spanish, and an offline mode that does not require continuous Internet connectivity.


Project Gutenburg

A free library of over 60,000 free eBooks that include a children’s literature category where kids can download or read online classics like “Little Women” and “Peter Pan.”



Social Studies, History & Social Sciences

Big History Project


Big History Project is a free online social studies course that emphasizes skill development as students draw mind-blowing connections between past, present and future. This multidisciplinary approach is focused on high school students, yet designed for anyone seeking answers to the big questions about the history of our Universe.


Science

Science Friday

For elementary to high school students with lessons that engage through stories and podcasts. Segments in categories like Physics & Chemistry, Earth Science, Brain and Biology, and more will provide kids with a new way of seeing science.



Multiple Subject Areas Resources

Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers like you.


Arkansas PBS Arkansas AMI


IDEAS AETN Online Learning Resources


Wide Open School

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. 


Britannica E-Books

Access to Britannica E-Books is easy and comes with options.

  • Go to https://ebooks.eb.com and use the username/password authentication below.  Or download the iPublishCentral Reader for offline use. You will have the option after you login to your bookshelf to read either online or offline.  Once you login on a particular device you will not need to login again.
  • After downloading the spreadsheet you can click on the individual titles to go directly to that particular book.   

 Account logins:   

Username:  freebritannica

Password:  ebooks

My Folder can be accessed after logging in with the above account.  You will have to create your own unique username and password to be able to highlight and take notes.


ABC Mouse

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive digital early learning resource for students in preschool through 2nd grade. ABCmouse offers a research-validated curriculum with more than 10,000 individual Learning Activities and more than 850 complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path. ABCmouse includes a significant amount of Spanish language content.


Adventure Academy is a massively popular multiplayer online game (MMO) for students in 3rd through 8th grade. Adventure Academy brings learning to life as it builds critical knowledge of essential curriculum topics with thousands of learning activities in language arts, math, science, and social studies in a safe and engaging virtual world.


BrainPOP

BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.


How-To Videos from FSD Faculty

How to Use Student Email from Mrs. Robson


Electives 

Quaver

From Mrs. Xiques:

Hello Families!  I want to share our digital music curriculum with you all....for FREE...online access. Your student will need to create an account and enter our CLASS CODE: LWKTK.

To create your avatar and decorate your music room, you will need QuaverNotes. Use this code: MusicAtHome for 200 Q-Notes!  And SpringIsHere for 100 Q-Notes!

To redeem the QuaverNote codes AFTER you have created an account:

  • Go to QuaverMusic.com
    Choose Adobe Flash to enter Quaver Street
    Click on your Avatar on Quaver Street
    Click the MY ACCOUNT tab
    Enter the code where it reads ENTER QUAVERCODE
    Boom-Chicka-Boom! You now have 100 + 200 QuaverNotes.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy Quaver's World of Music! I think your student might especially enjoy the Creatives section.


The Metropolitan Opera

Met to launch “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure


Duolingo

This free app site is perfect to work on a series of practice exercises. From Arabic to Portuguese, kids will not fall behind with these fun and educational lessons.



Online Virtual Tours


The Uffizi

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli is one of the jewels of the Uffizi collection. The 16th-century halls of The Uffizi Gallery are available for exploring via Google Maps. One of the world’s most prominent museums, its Italian Renaissance collection is unmatched.

Tate Modern

London’s Tate Modern is known for its collection of modern and contemporary art spanning from 1900 to the present day work. Since 2000, Tate Modern has been housed in the former Bankside Power Station, on the south side of the Thames.

Musée d'Orsay

Housed in a former railway station, the Musée d'Orsay is filled with French art dating from the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the Dutch national art museum and home to the largest collection of masterpieces by Dutch artists like Rembrandt and Vermeer.

Museo Nacional de Antropología

The national museum of Mexico, Museo Nacional de Antropología is the largest and most-visited in the country. It’s best known for its vast collection of pre-Columbian era artifacts from current-day Mexico, as well as those from former Mexican territory in the southwest U.S.

Acropolis Museum

It may have opened just more than 10 years ago in 2009, but the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, is home to archaeological artifacts spanning from nearly 5,000 years ago found on the nearby Acropolis, home to the Parthenon— both the ruins and the neighboring museum are free to explore virtually on Google Maps.

The Louvre Museum

The Louvre in Paris offers free virtual tours (Flash required) of several of its most popular exhibits online.