Learning Resources and Information for Families
- Children's Books and Authors Collection - Heartland AEA has added this NEW database for access to books for K-12. Click on the link and choose your child's grade level.
- Amazing Educational Resources - this is a HUGE spreadsheet full of websites.
- Reading Resources - Links to eBooks, audioBooks, printables, and other at-home learning resources.
- Iowa STEM Teachable Moments - resources for parents to use with their children. Resources will be added as they become available.
- Common Sense Media - is a great resource for helping families make good choices about books, movies, apps and websites.
- Iowa PBS Families - Virtual Learning Camp, Teaching Your Kids Healthy Habits, and more!
- ABCMouse.com - Reading, Math, Science, Art Curriculum for ages 2-8 years old. Free 30 Day Trial/Discounted price on an annual subscription.
- YouTube Learning
- Scholastic's Learn At Home - Organized by grade level.
- Khan Academy - the nonprofit that offers short videos on thousands of topics for kids of all ages, is having daily (weekdays) livestreams at 12 p.m. EST on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to assist students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures.
http://wonderopolis.org/ - Short Videos & Stories
supportforschools- Spelling Tutor
scholastic.com/support/- Scholastic Website learnathome.html
www.learnincolor.com - All subject areas
ISASP Practice Tests - Grades 3rd-5th State Assessment Practice Exams
- National Geographic Kids. Child-focused resources about animals, science, history, people, and places around the world from The National Geographic Society.
- Storytime From Space. Videos of astronauts reading STEM-themed books from the International Space Station brought to you by the non-profit Storytime From Space
- Student Journal Assignment “During Covid-19 Pandemic” - This assignment was created for a high school history class, but it could be used across content areas and adapted across grade levels.
- Tour Yellowstone National Park
- Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. Online Tours
- BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP ELL, BrainPOP Français + Español- Username and Password will be emailed out.
- List of Tech-Free Activities to do with Your Family
- Coloration - The Art of Learning - Educational craft ideas
- Really Good Stuff's Free Resources Library - Free printable student activities on this page from
- Activity Village - Free activity pack downloads offered without a membership.
All Kids Network - Crafts, worksheets, activities and other resources.
- Steve Spangler Science experiments you can do at home. This site established by the Ellen show’s science guy Steve Spangler features close to 400 science experiments you can do at home.
- 100 Activities To Do at Home During School Closures