As a K-12 content and curriculum writer, I sift through and use many different online resources related to various fields of study and educational tasks. I thought some of you might find a few of them useful, too. I had planned to lead with general references, but given the prevalence of digital media in our lives , I decided to start there. Please take a few moments to view the media literacy video below, and when you have time, browse some of the resources. We, including our children, are more connected than ever before, with greater access to ideas and information and one another than ever before. That can be a wonderful thing. It can also be challenging and overwhelming to navigate. Resources for language arts, social studies, science, health and more follow.
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Fool Proof Me Academy (for middle school, high school, college and parents)
I can't link to it, but if you have Netflix, you might also check out the film The Social Dilemma.
These are free references. Many other online dictionaries, encyclopedias and reference sites are available by subscription.
English Language Arts
Check out the Kid Lit for Kids and Kid Lit for Writers pages for more resources!
BookShare (ebooks for individuals with reading barriers)
As a social studies writer, I spend a great deal of time working with primary sources. I love them, so I decided to put them next! These are some large repositories, but be sure to look up national, state and local museums and libraries for more wonderful stuff.
As above, make sure to look up state encyclopedias, historical societies and museums for more great resources. Also, visit CrashCourse under Cross-Curricular Resources to view other subject matter.
Science and Health
This is just a starter list! Lots more out there ... My kids love Mystery Science, which their public school teachers introduced to us through remote learning this year.
I'm going to build a nature and conservation section soon to include more links like this.
These links provide a variety of resources. Some of subject-specific links from these resources appear above.
Wonderopolis (I just found this and can't wait to explore!)
Resources about sensory processing issues as well as sensory learning resources for individuals with sensory challenges or teachers/caregivers of individuals with sensory challenges. I will try to add more soon!