Learning From Home
As new resources become available, we will post them here. Please check back often for the latest additions.
Exploring Issues provides focused coverage and clear analysis of timely, complex, and controversial issues. Every topic is covered with an unbiased overview, thorough and clear pro/con presentations, critical-thinking questions, color infographics and statistics that support positions, cited primary and secondary source quotes, and an annotated list of related organizations for further research.
Macmillan has put together a wide array of resources to help students, teachers and parents.
They are arranged by age for ease of use. Activities, electronic books, author pages, helpful tips for parents to help with organization, nutrition, physical fitness as well as specific resources for Science, Math and Grammar.
Audible - Amazon canceled the subscription cost of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, 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 using the following link https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
Zoom help from Florida State University
Florida State has put together some information to help first time Zoom users.
The how-to guides are free to the public and can be viewed and downloaded here via these links. They cover:
The institute is also recruiting tech-savvy older adults who can assist others who have questions about the Zoom platform.
If you would like to talk to one of ISL’s Zoom mentors, send an email to ISL@fsu.edu .
Reference Point Digital and Big Timber Media have teamed up to offer free access to a variety of non-fiction eBooks through June 30, 2020. Each of these offer a table of contents, index and links for further information making them a great tool for writing papers and researching.
Grades 9–12 Collection
Grades 6–8 Collection
Grades 3–5 Collection
Grades PreK – 2 Collection
Pandemics: The Invisible Enemy features important information on pandemics throughout world history. This content will help provide students and researchers with a deeper understanding of the health and societal impacts of pandemics from an historical perspective.
The content provides important information on:
- General Information About Pandemics
- Late Middle Ages: The Black Death, Decameron, Florentine Chronicle, Genocide of American Indians
- Seventeenth Century: Smallpox, Great Plague in London
- Eighteenth Century: Outbreak of Plague
- Nineteenth Century: National Quarantine Act, Malaria
- Twentieth Century: Influenza Epidemic, Development of the Mechanical Respirator, Typhus, Establishment of the CDC & WHO, Polio, Asian Flu, Ebola, AIDS, Meningitis
- Twenty-First Century: SARS, H1N1, Swine Flu, Zika Virus, COVID-19
Common Craft video packs make teaching easier. These video packs are being made available temporarily. Digital Citizenship (8 videos) Research and Study Skills (13 videos) Internet Safety (11 videos) Intellectual Property (5 videos) Financial Responsibility (8 videos) Each one comes with a lesson plan and transcript. Also their latest video Fact and Opinion is now available complete with lesson plan and transcript.
Interested in exploring a career in technology. Here are some resources that outline the job opportunities and college and unviersity programs that support them.
Network Administration Career Essentials
Network Administrator Career Guide
Computer Science Scholarships
National Emergency Library - a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
Actively Learn - Free for the remainder of the school year. Platform for teaching and learning online. Example: Scroll down and click on the Science link for direct access to all grade levels of curriculum, topics, and news and articles to support at home learning.