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30-Day LEGO Challenge
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30-Day LEGO Challenge Printable Calendar (instant download)
Sometimes, it only take a little bit of a prompt to get the creative juices flowing. The prompts included in this printable LEGO calendar do just that!
For each day, a specific LEGO building idea is presented.
For example:
Day 2: NASA needs you to build a new rocket.
Day 24: The local bank keeps getting robbed. Build a safe no one can crack!
Each day is assigned a task, and it’s up to your creative kiddo to complete it!

Subject:
Arts Education
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kristy Richardson
Date Added:
03/23/2020
Accessing Everfi at Home - Amazing FREE Online Courses for Students
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EVERFI provides unrivaled cloud-based digital courses to a growing and connected high-speed network base of technology users of all ages from K-12 students.

These courses are FREE and excellent. Students navigate engaging courses at their own pace.

This is a wonderful opportunity to continue learning at home!

(Courses for younger students will require adult participation, but courses for grades 3/4 and up can be done independently).

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Math
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
03/27/2020
Audible - Free for all ages K-12!
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"For as long as schools are closed, we're open. 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.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

It's that easy."

Thank you, Audible!
*Use the tabs along the top to select the proper age level (preschool to grade 12)

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Audible
Date Added:
03/23/2020
CommonLit: Free Instructional Literacy Materials for Grades 3 to 12
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"CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:
Flexible;
Research-Based;
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
Created by teachers, for teachers.
They believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever." (CommonLit site)

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/31/2018
Crash Course Kids - YouTube
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Crash Course Kids combines the same engaging lecture-style content delivery with animated graphics that focus on grade school science.

Topics include Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy.

These videos are amazing!

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Crash Course Kids
Author:
Crashcourse
CrashCourse
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Explore - Watch Animals Live in their Natural Habitats!
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"Explore.org hosts live streaming videos from all over the world allowing learners to observe a variety of animals in their natural habitats.

The learning extends beyond the classroom offering a portal into the natural world with authentic exposure to a variety of species.

Applications of explore.org can include creating a center activity in which students observe animals in their natural settings to gather and record data as citizen scientists.

As the introduction to an animal research project, this resource can ignite curiosity and encourage further investigation.

Additionally, explore.org can serve as a gateway to compare and contrast different animals among diverse habitats." (AASL)

Observe animals all over the world! Exotic to pets to farm animals!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Explore Annenberg Llc
Date Added:
09/11/2019
Free Online K-12 Reading & Subscriptions - Scholastic
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Bookflix (K-3) is a curated database that pairs fiction and non-fiction books, and a great tool for reading aloud with your child. The resource reinforces reading skills while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Shared eReading (K-3) is a compilation of digital books with reading prompts and audio for children to follow along with. Teaching plans also included.

TrueFlix (Gr. 3-5) helps children strengthen literacy skills, build science and social studies knowledge, and cultivate 21st-century skills. Watch, read, and learn cool facts about people, science, and history.

ScienceFlix (Gr. 4-9) offers teachers and parents hands-on projects, activities, videos, and more to help kids learn about science.

Scholastic GO! (Gr. 2-12) makes searching simple and learning authentic. A digital search engine full of articles, videos, and age-appropriate content, kids can learn about their favourite topics in meaningful ways.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Scholastic
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Free Writing Prompts
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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This fun resource had YouTube videos that encourage students to writing about fun things and topics like a mystery box, shrinking down, a ninja school, invent a new class, etc. Be sure to watch the next three videos after the first one for more writing prompts!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Creative Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Grammarly - Free Writing Assistant
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"Compose bold, clear, mistake-free writing with Grammarly’s AI-powered writing assistant."

"Get corrections from Grammarly while you write on Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all your other favorite sites."

Free!

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Grammarly
Date Added:
09/09/2019
Instructables: How to make anything
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Instructables is a website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects, currently owned by Autodesk. It was created by Eric Wilhelm and Saul Griffith and launched in August 2005.

Instructables is dedicated to step-by-step collaboration among members to build a variety of projects.

Subject:
Arts Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Math
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Instructables
Date Added:
11/22/2018
Learn360
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"Learn360 is the premier streaming digital delivery service for the K–12 educational market: the complete district solution. Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 130,000 multimedia resources - including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, articles, activities, worksheets, and more - on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere. Its enhanced, state-of-the-art platform, featuring the content, navigation, educator tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands, makes Learn360 a powerful tool for flipped classrooms, blended instruction, project-based learning, and 1:1 environments. Content is provided by more than 200 top educational producers, and that number is continually growing. Learn360 currently serves more than 22 million students in 26,900+ schools across the United States and Canada."

Included are:
*Videos
*Interactives
*Printable Materials
*Audio Books
*Feature Films

To access full movies from criterion click the menu and scroll down to PREMIUM CONTENT and click "Criterion on Demand". There you can find many full length feature films to watch!

Sun West Students can contact their teachers for login information for at home learning.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Lesson
Author:
Learn 360
Date Added:
03/16/2020