Educational Links for Families

Library Selections for Students (ebooks and audiobooks)


Cool Podcasts for the Whole Family - PodCasts from CommonSense Media

Video- Parenting in a Pandemic on Youtube : https://youtu.be/xWJv42fQ4Nw

How to Get Kids Ready to Video-Chat for Online Classes

Coronavirus for Kids

Video: BrainPOP Coronavirus

Video: The Yucky Bug A student illustrated and read story about sickness

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus: This article includes easy, helpful tools to practice healthy habits with your children.

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety These mental health and body wellness strategies can help adults and children alike.

Video: Time to Come in, Bear: Social Distancing Story

Image: Self Isolation tips: How Students can look after themselves and others




Literacy

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries e-book collections. A library card is needed to access, but you can get one online even though the libraries are closed. A large selection of audiobooks and e-books for all ages.

Storyline Online: a selection of picture books - no account needed

We Give Books: You WILL have to make an account, but the account is free!

Just Books Read Aloud: a collection of children's books.

International Children's Digital Library This resource has books in a variety of languages. Choose a country from the globe to get selections from around the world.

Vooks.com: Storybooks Brought to Life - A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks. Enjoyed by millions of children every week, trusted by parents, and loved by teachers.

Scholastic E-Library Scholastic has made much of its usually subscription-based e-library available free, for the duration of school closures due to the coronavirus shutdowns.

http://scholastic.ca/education/free_digital_resources/

Audible - from Amazon: The books were selected by Audible editors and are a mix of education, entertainment, and general-interest titles for people of all ages.



Numeracy

Zorbit’s Math Adventure : All Students attending NLESD schools can have access this website. Teachers can provide usernames and passwords.

Zorbit's Home Learning Kits: Zorbit's is offering free Home-Learning Kits that include free access to their learning game and weekly home learning resources designed to be ongoing supports for parents and teachers. Sign up for your own Home-Learning Kit by clicking here.

Mathematics For Kids PBS Kids Math K-8

Math Games | Math Playground | Fun for Kids: A variety of math games organized by grade level (K to 6)

Playing Card Math Games: Descriptions of 16 math games your children can play using a standard deck of cards.

Talk to Our Kids About Money: Home Program - Easy to implement activity plans to guide discussions and activities for kids aged 5-18+, available in English and French



STEAM

MakerStations: PDF file with ideas

15 Fun STEM & STEAM Crafts: Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM and crafts they can make at home. They'll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, art, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school.

Mystery Doug: What Doug discusses next is a mystery - sign-up to receive a Mystery Doug video each week

PBS DESIGN SQUAD: A PBS site where children can watch, design, build, and play games

sphero.edu: Sphero is providing complimentary access to CS Foundations


Français

TFO Kids’ Apps for IOS and Android

Radio-Canada Zone jeunesse

WikiMini

-La Souris web: https://www.lasouris-web.org/ (Very interesting for all grades),

-Tidou: https://tidou.fr/ (Free online games site for children from 2 to 10 years old, the games are classified by age and by category),

-Momes: http://www.momes.net/ (Includes a wide variety of artistic activities (artistic creations, nursery rhymes, recipes), stories, games and a learning section with various discovery files),

-Brinpop: https://fr.brainpop.com/contenu-gratuit/ (Animated educational site which offers some free accessible animated films, grouped into 7 categories, ranging from science to the arts through languages and history),

-Pepit: http://www.pepit.be/ (A host of very well designed interactive exercises and games, mainly in French and mathematics),

-Memot: https://memot.rpn.ch/voca/jsp/listSelect.jsp (Vocabulary games)

-La dictee: http://www.ladictee.fr/grammaire/cours_de_francais_en_video_gratuits/CM1_CM2_french_learner/Homophone_Quand_doit-on_ecrire_a_ou_a_avec_accent_lecon_cours_francais_video_ce2_cm1_cm2.html (French lessons through short videos. Grammar and spelling are mainly discussed. Also, under each video, exercises related to the material seen are offered),

Il etait une histoire: https://www.iletaitunehistoire.com/ (A variety of stories: stories, tales, legends, fables, poems, nursery rhymes, songs and documentaries to inspire reading).


  • Editions Aquila - To start reading and listening, click on LOGIN, Username: aquilafrench. Password: Mike845! Scroll down and click the VIEW button beside the book you want to read.



Music / Arts

Classics for Kids: Learning about classical music for children--composers, instruments, musical activities

New York Philharmonic KidZone: Information and games that are music orientated

Google Arts and Culture: Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more



Physical Activity




Multi-Subject Links

ABCya! : Students can explore the many games and activities housed here

BrainPOP: Educational and informative videos many with interactive quizzes

Common Sense Media: Wide Open School - New resource released April 1, 2020

Common Sense Media: Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home - Provide some structure and schedule to your family's day (updated regularly).

Common Sense Media: Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jarret Lerner (graphic novelist) “Finish-this-Comic!” pages

Reader’s Theatre Scripts: Plays and Scripts To Print and Read

Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. You can sign-up to receive notification of new materials.

Scholastic Electronic resources:

    • Book Flix (Grades K-3)
          • BookFlix is a curated database that pairs fiction and non-fiction books, and a great tool for reading aloud with your child. The resource reinforces reading skills while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
    • Literacy Shared Reading (Grades K-3)
          • Shared eReading is a compilation of digital books with reading prompts and audio for children to follow along with. Teaching plans also included.
    • True Flix (Grades 3-5)
          • TrueFlix helps children strengthen literacy skills, build science and social studies knowledge, and cultivate 21st-century skills. Watch, read, and learn cool facts about people, science, and history.
    • Science Flix (Grade 4-9)
          • ScienceFlix offers teachers and parents hands-on projects, activities, videos, and more to help kids learn about science.
    • Scholastic Go! (Grades 2-12)
          • Scholastic GO! makes searching simple and learning authentic. A digital search engine full of articles, videos, and age-appropriate content, kids can learn about their favourite topics in meaningful ways.

Scholastic Facts for Now Searchable database of Scholastic resources

Talk With Our Kids About Money : Home program resources

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.

Money Laughs – Produced by Just For Laughs Gags, a series of ten humourous videos that explore basic money concepts, along with provided teaching materials, available in English and French




Virtual Field Trips

12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours

British Museum, London

Guggenheim Museum, New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

MASP, São Paulo

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Parks Canada Google Street View

20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with your Kids (art galleries, zoos, aquariums, and more!)


Coding / Maker Education

  • Canada Learning Code: Live Online Workshops - April 14 to April 23 - Popular in-person learning experiences re-imagined to make them available live and online! Over 40 subject matter experts who are experienced in virtual facilitation, collaborative tools, event planning and online interactive training joined forces.
  • Brilliant Labs - Daily Make-At-Home and an Outdoor or Digital Learning Skill Challenges at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. There is a Show and Tell Project Sharing at 4:30 pm. 3:00PM SHOW & TELL
  • Kids Code Jeunesse - a Canadian not for profit organization which helps children have an opportunity to learn computational thinking through code
  • Scratch Jr. - free for iPads and Android tablets and engages younger learners in creative storytelling and numeracy
  • Scratch - a variety of resources to support learners: from beginner tutorials to starter projects to downloadable Scratch Coding Cards
  • Code.org - popular tutorials, courses and videos to get coding for free. You should create an account to keep track of your learning.
  • Chrome Music Lab - a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments
  • Typing.com - a keyboarding tutorial program
  • Micro:bit - you can learn to code a micro:bit with and without the device (watch it virtually)
  • Makey Makey - device needed
  • Sphero.edu - Activities and Lessons
  • MakerStations: PDF file with ideas

Hour of code Links

Hour of Code Games:

  1. Minecraft - use Minecraft characters to complete tasks
  2. Animate a name - code the letters of your name to dance and spin!
  3. AI for oceans (program an AI to identify fish or not fish)
  4. Dance Party 2019 (code a character to dance)
  5. Kodable (make mazes with Kodable)
  6. Have fun with Hour of Code!


Have some Distance Learning FUN

Click on links in document below to visit a variety of Educational and Fun sites

Newfoundland and Labrador English School District Twitter

St. Matthew’s School Twitter