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At-Home Learning Resources

Greetings, CLC and Safe Place Family! 

We know that you may be looking for ideas and tools to keep youth engaged, learning, and having fun while everyone remains at home during this time. Please use these resources below to support at-home learning.   

Stay healthy, be safe, have patience, and take care! 

CLC and Safe Place Project Team

Ideas and Tools to Keep Youth Engaged, Learning, and Having Fun

SCIENCE 

Mad Science – Conduct at-home science experiments such as “instant ice cream,” “ghost bubbles,” and “musical straw.”   

MANGO Math – Free at-home math activity ideas and a suggested daily schedule for parents to follow to structure daily learning and fun at home.    

Discovery Mindblown – Inspires you to question what you know ask the big questions about the word around us. STEM and science videos, games, and more!  

NASA AND NASA At Home AND NASA Kids Club AND NASA STEM Resources for Students 9-12 (High School Students) – Explore NASA missions, video and photo galleries, watch NASA TV, play games, download at-home science projects and activities. Resources for students, teachers, and parents. 

Amazing Space – Uses astronomical discoveries to inspire and educate about the wonders of the universe. Home of the Hubble and James Webb Space Science Mission, the website offers resources, homework help, and STEM projects about space telescope education program.   

Hour of Code – One hour tutorials designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.  From pre-readers to high school. 

Code.org - Code.org is launching Code Break – a live, weekly interactive classroom where the Code.org team will teach children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers 

How Stuff Works – From animals and science to technology and adventure, explore, watch videos, listen to podcasts, take quizzes, and more.  


MATH  

Funbrain – Play interactive math and science-themed non-fiction games about animals. Plus, read free online books like “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “Judy Moody,” and more.  

Math Playground – Play math games, logic games, story math, watch math videos, and visit the math arcade.  

Splash Learn – Parents and teachers can sign up for free. All educators have free access to SpalshLearn with Home Access to enable remote learning.  

Math Game Time – Free math games, videos, worksheets, and mobile games.  

NBA Math Hoops – Learn Fresh has reserved a limited number of NBA Math Hoops board games to donate directly to families. Designed for 4-8th graders. CLICK HERE to request a FREE NBA Math Hoops board game.  

NBA Math Breaks - Each week, NBA and WNBA players walk students through basic math skills, which are embedded within and work beyond the core Math Hoops curriculum.  


SOCIAL STUDIES 

Smithsonian AND Smithsonian for Kids – Websites provide free activities, mobile apps, podcasts, blogs, collections, and archives for kids and educators on a wide range of topics.  

National Geographic AND Nat Geo Kids – Stories about the people, places, and events from across the world and beyond. Nat Geo Kids offers games, videos, animals, to play, learn, and explore.  

TIME for Kids – Time for Kids Digital Library is free for the rest of the school year. Free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your $ financial literacy magazine. Turnkey teaching tools, with worksheets and quizzes for families or teachers.  

Crash Course (You Tube Channel) – A You Tube channel featuring video courses on a wide range of subjects. Check out playlists for past courses in algebra, physics, economics, philosophy, games, biology, anatomy, computer science, and more.   

Who Was? (App/Site) – Series of books about people, places, and events in history. Educator  Guide provides lesson plans for educators. Books inspired the “Who Was? Show” on Netflix. 

Google Earth – Explore interactive maps and locations across the globe.   


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLNESS 

MKE “Rec at Home” - Milwaukee Recreation is bringing its programming directly to you! Join us for "Rec. At Home" programming on Facebook! Each session will be shared on the Milwaukee Recreation Facebook page, as well as inside the corresponding Facebook event section. Each video will be archived on our Facebook timeline to watch after the live session concludes, as well as on our YouTube channel

American Heart Association - Invite your family and friends and get moving with some basic, favorite exercise motivators. Free live and recorded workouts for the entire family. 

GoNoodle - GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning.  

President’s Council on Physical Fitness (HHS.gov) - Find links to organizations that offer credible and practical resources and ideas for incorporating activity into your daily life. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Yoga and mindfulness classes for kids. Can download app free for 2 weeks. 


OTHER 

PBS AND PBS Kids AND PBS LearningMedia 

Brain Pop 

Ted Talks 

Khan Academy 

Duolingo 

Foundations – Free remote learning (online) literacy and learning, STEAM, creativity, history, and social studies resources.  

Kahoot! – Kahoot has put together a guide to distance learning and providing schools affected by the coronavirus with free access to Kahoot! Premium for the remaining months of the academic year.  

EduHam at Home - Created in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced school closures throughout the country, EduHam at Home is an extension of the Hamilton Education Program (EduHam). Students study primary source documents from the Founding Era, learn how Lin-Manuel Miranda used such documents to create the musical Hamilton, and finally create their own original performance pieces based on the same material. EduHam at Home provides a family version of EduHam that can be accomplished outside of a school setting. It will continue to be available through August 2020.  

Scratch - Create your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.  

Library of Congress: Engage! – Find stories and videos for kids, for educators, for book lovers, including authors Jason Reynolds twice weekly “GRAB THE MIC” series for teens and Dav Pilkey’s weekly “How to Draw” videos. 

Library of Congress: Family Engagement Resources - Participate in family activities, inspired by the collections, programs, and expertise of the Library of Congress. Offers author kits, activity kits, videos, and more. 

Milwaukee Public Library – Library Now! -- http://mpl.org/librarynow/ -- Books, music, movies, magazines, games for kids, teens, parents, and educators – all online! During the current pandemic health emergency, youth do not need a login (MPS student ID) or password to access Library Now! Resources. Just click “Kids” and explore!  

Brainfuse’s MEET - Through the Milwaukee Public Library’s LibraryNow access, MPS students and teachers have access to Brainfuse’s MEET feature to help support students in the event face-to-face instruction is interrupted. Study with classmates online with MEET! MEET is an easy-to-use tool where patrons simply invite participants, choose a date and time, add a description (optional), and then create the study session. Sessions take place through the Brainfuse whiteboard. CLICK HERE to view a short video explaining how to use MEET.   


INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES FROM MPS 

Instructional Materials from MPS - MPS is currently offering free instructional learning materials at  “Stop, Grab, and Go” locations along with packaged meals for students. These instructional materials are filled with activities to support and enrich learning during the extended closure.  

Learn more about this program on the MPS COVID-19 Update page.  

Access MPS Online Learning - https://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/News/Access-MPS-Online-Learning.htm - Students and families can also access a number of online resources selected by the MPS Office of Academics. Online access to websites for enrichment in reading, writing, math, science, and more for all grade levels are provided via the MPS Student Toolbox.  

Accessing the Student Toolbox 

  • Step 2: Click ‘Log in with Google’ (Use your MPS Google login). 

  • Students first will be asked for their Google login. Students should enter their S# followed by @milwaukee.k12.wi.us; for example, s1234567@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

  • Students then will be asked to enter their password. Students should enter their date of birth in the format of mm/dd/yy; for example, 03/10/05. 

  • Step 3: Select a program and start learning! 

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