One of our main concerns is how to continue learning for your child(ren) in SWP.
To help with this challenge and in an effort to provide you some guidance, we are developing an SWP Remote Learning plan which will be shared in the upcoming days. Additionally, our team has developed a list of open educational resources that you may want to use this week with your children to help keep your child’s learning moving forward and possibly help structure their day while our district is closed. These resources are not designed to provide instruction on new material, nor will these be graded or required. The goal is to focus on reinforcing foundation skills during this week.
Adv enture2learning: Adventure 2 Learning is a video-centered education platform that's used in >25,000 elementary schools, providing core curriculum and emerging subjects (e.g., MIndfulness, online behavior) in a way that's fun & exciting for today’s learners.
Bed Time Math: Bedtime Math is a national nonprofit that ignites kids' curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math. It offers playful online math problems for parents to do with their kids every day, as well as lively hands-on games. Research has shown that both offerings reduce kids’ math anxiety, increase their love of math, and lay the groundwork for greater math achievement.)
BeeLine Reader: BeeLine Reader helps students read on-screen more effectively. It is used both by skilled readers (including high school and college students) and readers with dyslexia, ADHD and autism. The technology is backed by educational research and has won social impact awards from the United Nations and Stanford University.
Biology Simulations: Simulations and virtual labs for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics.
Code.org: Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
Cool Math and Games for Kids: Coolmath.com offers "math for ages 13-100" -- explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more.
Coolmath4kids: For our 12 and under users, Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of games, lessons and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN.
Creative Learning Systems: Creative Learning Systems provides project-based, student-directed learning resources for schools across the country. Our Learning Launcher curriculum is typically supported by in-school learning environments called SmartLabs, but many of our resources can be used at home or in other classes.
Edmentum: Schools: 2 month free trial Study Island/EdOptions Parents: 1 year free Study Island Home
Explore Learning Science4us: Science4Us covers Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science and Earth & Space Science with lessons specifically designed for K-2 students. The sessions have 1000’s of online and offline activities that can be completed in as little as ten minutes, and teach students using videos, interaction, poems, songs, and digital notebooks.
Fuel the Brain: We are dedicated to bringing you high-quality educational games, guides, and printables
Fun Brain: Funbrain, created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, offers hundreds of free interactive games, books, videos, and printables that help kids develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving, and literacy.
Fun Fonix: Making phonics fun for everyone.
GoNoodle: GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, and kids. It offers free movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos, downloadable curricular activities, and off-screen home activities. These resources span a variety of abilities, interests, ages, and subjects.
Khan Academy: engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills. It is age-appropriate, personalized based on where your child is at, and engaging.
newsela: Access thousands of compelling, leveled reading materials to support instruction and drive literacy skills
Reading Rockets: Reading Rockets offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.