Supplemental Education Resources
Updated May 6, 2020
To Our Valued Partners and Friends,
Our Team at Intelligent Partnerships is committed to helping all of our partners get through these tough times. Being a parent during this time of national crisis is difficult, and it has been made even more challenging with the added responsibility of helping your child/children navigate virtual learning.
We have compiled a list of resources to help ensure that your children have the best chance of success in the absence of the traditional classroom setting that most students are used to.
Please share with anyone who can use this.
The Intelligent Partnerships Team
Spectrum Internet is offering 2 free months of internet “to new customers in households with Pre-K to 12 or college students who need remote education.”
Visit Spectrum for more information.
Comcast is offering their Internet Essentials service to low-income families 2 free months of internet to new customers.
Visit Comcast for more information.
New customers with K-12 students in the household and qualify for public assistance can receive 30 days of free internet.
Visit Cox for more information.
For information on how other internet service providers are responding to the need for internet during the coronavirus pandemic, visit the FCC's page "Companies Have Gone Above and Beyond the Call to Keep Americans Connected During the Pandemic".
SETTING UP AN IN-HOME LEARNING SPACE
Whether your children have a dedicated study room or you create an impromptu space around the kitchen table, it’s important to try to create a divide between their learning space and the rest of your
Here are a couple of articles with more information and tips on how to accomplish this:
Stay at Home Educator: "How to Create an In-Home Learning Space When you Don't Have any Space"
The School Run: "How to Create your Child's 'Classroom at Home'"
Create DIY Whiteboards
Common Core Standards
Reading and knowing what your child should learn in their grade will help you support your children’s education.
ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES
Free access to over 10,000 educational activities and over 850 lessons. Subjects covered on the site include: reading, math, science, social studies, and art. Accessible from mobile devices and computers.
Use code: AOFLUNICEF
Amazon Future Engineer
In partnerships with Edhesive, Amazon is offering computer science courses. Students must complete a online application to gain free access.
Audible is offering children’s stories for free streaming. They are available in 6 different languages.
The NFL and United Way have partnered to help educate older students on cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships. This is a particular valuable resource in this difficult time of social distancing.
Part of a healthy mind is maintaining a healthy body. The Cooper Institute has created a youtube.com playlist to help keep kids active.
Free printable worksheets that are updated daily. Worksheets are categorized by grade and subject matter.
Khan Academy offers lessons and detailed explanations on concepts to help students better understand the material. In the time of COVID-19, Khan Academy has rapidly expanded their learning database. Students can take virtual courses in math, science and engineering, computing, arts and humanities, economics and finance, and test prep.
Money Pantry provides a list of places where you can access free books online and ways you can receive free books in the mail.
Openstax offers 38 free digital textbooks in math, science, social studies, and other subjects. Best for older, self-motivated students.
Outschool offers online classes that are delivered in small-group video chats that are designed and taught by vetted teachers. The classes are being offered to students for free thanks to donations. Requires students to sign up.
Scholastic has launched a “Learn at Home” resource for students that offer lessons for English language arts, STEM, science, and social studies. The “Learn at Home” program provides roughly three hours of instruction a day using a variety of learning activities.
Free instruction for social studies and science. Includes a variety of assessments.
Students can learn how to type with an account that grants them free access for 60 days.
A popular classroom mathematics program, Zearn has granted free access to over 400 hours of digital lessons.
Use the scientific method to help kids learn multiple subjects, for example:
English/Language Arts - Have them write their report.
History - They can learn about a scientist who is relevant to the project.
Below are sample science projects and how all subjects can be incorporated into the projects.
Kindergarten to First Grade
Predict the Weather
Have students learn what weather is and have them record the weather everyday for a week. At the end of the week, have them predict what the weather will be like for the next week. Continue to record the weather, and at the end of the week compare their predictions to the results.
Students will most likely be too young to write their complete prediction and comparison themselves. Parents should ask them what they want to write, write the sentences for them, and have students copy the sentences. Make sure to read their writing out loud together.
Measuring the temperatures and rainfall (if any). Talk about which numbers are larger/smaller and discuss how each felt and what they looked like.
Look at the Farmers’ Almanac to compare what the temperatures and rainfall looked like at this time of the year in the 1950s (or whenever).
Have students draw a sun, cloud, rain, etc. on a calendar.
Second to Fifth Grade
Take the seeds from a ripe tomato and grow them (more in-depth instructions here). Use an empty egg carton to sprout the seeds. Cut up the carton so that the seeds can be placed in different spots to see where the seeds will sprout the best.
Have students research where plants grow the best and have students write their predictions about which spot will produce the best results. Make sure they use the supporting evidence that they researched to justify their predictions.
Have students measure and record how much water they’re giving the seeds (make sure each one gets the same amount). Also have them measure and record plant growth once the seeds sprout. Students can create a graph that charts the growth.
Students can learn about how the first civilizations left nomadic life behind and settled. Why did they choose the spots that they chose? Which crops did they plant?
Have students create a drawing that shows everything that a plant needs to grow.
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