- Book Creator (Sign in using your Office 365 Account)
- Book Creator is a simple tool for creating digital books. Possible to combine text, images, audio and video to create: Interactive stories, Digital portfolios, Research journals, Poetry books and Science reports.
- Epic! (Parents can join free for 30 days)
- Epic! is a digital library of over 35,000 books, videos (of books), songs and poetry. It is meant for students ages 12 & under. There are e-books, audio books, read to me books, and books in Spanish and other languages, too. There is a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. Teachers can create a free account and roster their class. Students can browse books to read, and teachers can also assign books to students. Teachers can curate Collections (books around a similar concept or content) and have students read from there.
- Bookflix (Access through school library homepage)
- Great resource for shared reading or read alouds for primary students. The songs and rhymes are particularly fun, lively, engaging. Has high quality text by real, published authors.
- Storyline Online
- The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
- Stories Audible
- Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
All Content Areas
- Pebble Go (Can access through your school library site. )
- PebbleGo is an easily accessible curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Searchable database for beginning readers with carefully leveled text with visual and audio support. Includes subjects in these categories: Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Studies.
- School Library Journal
- Collection of free tools available to support students and families during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Scratch MIT
- A block-based coding program with embedded challenges and activities.
- Age appropriate activities to learn about computational thinking and coding.
- Family Resources for Computer Science
- A great resource for learning about computer science with recommended activities and websites.
- STEM Teaching Tools
- STEM teaching tools: Supporting student science learning at home.
- Kid Citizen
- Primary source materials for younger student to explore civics and government concepts through videos.
- Parents! Smart Fun for kids--LOC blog
- Outlines a variety of links parents can access to introduce all ages of kids to collections and items at the Library of Congress.
- Maths at Our House
- New Zealand based resource for experiencing math with resources found around your home.
- Zeno Math
- Card games for review and problem solving.
- Math for Love
- 10 sided dice game.
- 5 Frame by NCTM
- A good game to play that builds Algebraic Thinking (by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)
For additional resources reference these recommended sites:
- Play with your Math
- Short math based puzzles and challenges.
- Bellingham Public Library
- ConnectEd Ebooks and Audio books using the Washington Anytime Library.
- Bellingham Public Library ConnetEd
- Again, Through the Bellingham Public Library ConnectEd program - Foreign language instruction - Microsoft Imagine Academy.
- NY Times learning network
- NY Times learning network - includes writing activity each day.
- By the People Crowdsourcing transcribing historical documents
- Users help transcribe historical documents for public access. Recommended for 9th grade and up.
- Library of Congress Teacher Resources
- Resources curated by Bellingham teacher on special assignment with the library of congress
- Virtual Field Trips
- TED Talks
- Lessons created by educators shared with educators. There is a teacher and student portal.
Resource for all early childhood families
At-Home Teaching and Learning in PreK-3rd Grade from the National Pre-3 Center. This resource developed by the National Pre-3 Center provides guidance about how to best support at-home learning, focusing on two fundamentals of effective teaching and learning in the early grades: child development and equity.
- Breathe, Think, Do: Step by step directions for helping kids calm down, recognize their feelings, and solve problems. Format: Written
- Book Creator: make your own books online. Include pictures, sound, video, and words! Free version lets you make up to 40 books; need to make an account. Format: Interactive, written directions
- Starfall: practice letter sounds and letter names, CVC words, and early math skills (some is free, some requires subscription). Format: Interactive, some writing
- Pattern Shapes: play with pattern blocks and combine them to create new shapes and designs. Format: Interactive, no reading
- Geoboards: use colorful rubber bands to make shapes and designs. Format: Interactive, no reading
- Number Frame: build numbers using ten frames and five frames
Format: Interactive, no reading
- Number Rack: Build numbers on red and white number racks like we use in school! Format: Interactive, no reading