Learning, Fun, & Educational Resources – LINKS

Lifestyle What's Happening March 21, 2020

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Learning, Fun, & Educational Resources – LINKS

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

MULTIPLE AGE GROUPS

At-Home Learning with IXL: (here)
IXL Spring Spotlight Skill Plans
3 Step Spring Spotlight Implementation Guide
Video: IXL Parent Guide (here)

*NEW* YouTube is partnering with Khan Academy to bring together, Learn@Home, a resource of learning and educational channels offering videos, tutorials and activities appropriate for all different ages and areas of interest. There are channels for families with preschoolers, kids 5 & up, and age 13 and up. (here)

EARLY LEARNING

ABC Mouse.com – educational games and activities
free 30-day trial or $45 for 1 year (here)

EARLY LEARNING – STEM RESOURCES FROM NASA

https://www.nasa.gov/stem-at-home-for-students-k-4.html

EARLY LEARNING – MIDDLE SCHOOL

MATH GAMES
MathGames.com – Online FREE Math Games (here)

SCHOLASTIC LEARNING RESOURCES: EARLY LEARNING – MIDDLE SCHOOL
Scholastic – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing (4 different curriculums tailored for different ages/grade levels) (here)

HAVE FUN TEACHING RESOURCE PACKS: EARLY LEARNING – MIDDLE SCHOOL (here)

PHYSICAL & HEALTH

LEARN JUMP ROPE
Take the family fun outside and use these videos to learn fun new jump roping skills with single and double ropes. (here)

LEARN ABOUT THE HEART
Learn about the anatomy of the heart. Discuss with your child how important the heart is for our overall health! (here)

HEART HEALTH FUN
Kids Heart Challenge has a fun interactive Heart Healthy Bingo that families can plan at home. (here)
Fruit & Vegetable Funnies (here)
Healthy Heart Predictions (here)
Wacky Word Games (here)
Make a Heart Hero Bookmark (here)

KEEP MOVING AT HOME
We also have 25 ways to keep moving at home – but can you think of others? Share your ideas with us by posting to social media with hashtag #kidsheartchallenge and #movemore (here)
Our partners at US Games also have an extensive Active Home module to help support even further. (here)

COOKING
Get Cooking! Create family activity emails, cooking lessons, recipe ideas and more! (here)

EDUCATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT

STORYTIME
Aspen Elementary (Evanston, Wyoming): Facebook Live ‘book share’ every day during this break. We hope that you enjoy some of our favorites! (here)

Authors reading books on YouTube: (here)

 DRAWING/ANIMATION
*NEW* Animator/Artist, Michael Woodside with Disney is doing livestreams of how to draw Disney characters daily at 1 PM mountain time. The videos are also archived on his YouTube channel. To date Michael has shown us how to draw Mickey Mouse, Olaf, Stitch, Pascal, and Winnie the Pooh! Social media: (here)  Streams/videos: (here)

ZOO/AQUARIUM VIRTUAL TOURS
Utah’s Hogle Zoo – Bringing the Zoo to You! (here)

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (Draper, UT) –  Aquarium videos including animal feeds, keeper talks, science experiments, and more! – daily @ 3 PM mountain time (here)

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – live-streaming a home safari on its Facebook page each weekday at 1 p.m. Mountain time (here)

Dallas Zoo – behind-the-scenes footage and educational videos (here)

Shed Aquarium in Chicago – behind-the-scenes posts & additional info (here)

360-DEGREE &  NATIONAL PARK VIRTUAL TOURS
Google Arts & Culture’s interactive National Park exhibit allows you to take 360-degree tours of 5 of the most remote and beautiful U.S. National Parks, including the Kenai Fjords in Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes, New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns, Utah’s Bryce Canyon, and Florida’s Dry Tortugas. (here)

*NEW* Google Earth is also providing a great digital escape for those of us who are stuck in the house, by offering up virtual tours of some of the nation’s most incredible national parks. Some of the tours include: Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Everglades, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Glacier National Park, Great Smoky Mountains and more. (here)

MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOURS
British Museum, London virtual tour
Guggenheim Museum, New York – Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. – 2 online exhibits
Musée d’Orsay, Paris – virtual walk-through
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul – virtual tour
Pergamon Museum, Berlin – online exploration
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Google Street View Tour
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – virtual visit
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles – online exploration
Uffizi Gallery, Florence – online exploration
MASP, São Paulo – virtual tour
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City – exhibit room online tour
The Louvre – online tours

GENERAL BRAIN GAMES
Lumosity Brain Games (available on ios & android)

CogniFit Brain Fitness (available on ios & android)

Best Fiends (available on ios & android)

Peak Brain Training (available on android)

Brain Test (available on android)

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