At-Home Learning Resources

The McDuffie County School System is providing these supplemental at-home learning resources for continued practice to maintain skills while schools are not in session.  This page will be updated as new activities and resources are provided.
 
Teacher- and Class-Specific Assignments / Communication
Be sure to check your teacher's webpage, class Facebook page, and your Google Classroom account for more information.  Instructors can be reached through e-mail. E-mail addresses can be found in the following locations:
    • Parent Portal
    • School Staff Directories (click the "Schools" tab and then the name of your child's school)
    • Google Classroom
      • Use this link to learn more about Google's extensions which can be used to make text easier to read.
 

12 World Class Museums You Can Visit Online

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes online access to museums including the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and NASA.

Virtual Field Trips

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes online access to a variety of locations including the San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone National Park, Mars, the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, the Great Wall of China, and the Boston Children's Museum.

Science, Social Studies, and World Language Field Trips

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - These virtual reality field trips, available through the free Google Expeditions app, include locations related to STEM, the arts, biology, ecology, environmental science, space, American and world history, and Spanish- and French-speaking nations.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Weekdays at 3 PM, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offers free virtual field trips on their Facebook page.

Georgia Studies Virtual Field Trips

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Through Georgia Public Broadcasting, families can visit Warm Springs, home of the Little White House; Andersonville, which was a POW camp during the Civil War; Plains, birthplace of President Jimmy Carter; and various other sites aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence's history, geography, and economics strands.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Virtual Trips

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - At 1 PM each day, the GSTC team hosts "Scute's School" live on Facebook. Videos, which remain available on the site, include book readings, art projects, and behind-the-scenes looks at the turtle center's rescue hospital as well as other Jekyll Island sites.

25 Virtual Field Trips

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes Seattle's Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta.

Virtual Reality Georgia

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Many Georgia historic sites, including Macon's Ocmulgee Indian Mounds and the Harriet Tubman Museum, are featured on this YouTube channel, developed by Georgia College & State University's Department of Learning & Innovation.

AreaVibes Online Field Trip List

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes links to virtual trips connected to math, science, ELA, social studies, art, music, and world language topics.

Into the Outdoors

    • NEW - 3/30/2020 - Videos on conservation; wildlife; sustainable energy; and physical, agricultural, and environmental science are included.

Center for Puppetry Arts

    • NEW - 3/30/2020 - Live streaming videos for young children are located on the center's Facebook  page.  Visit the link for a complete schedule.
Georgia Milestones Study Guides (Grades 3-12)
 
These resources provide key vocabulary terms, formulas, examples, and released test items with reading passages, writing prompts, answers, and explanations.  Hard copies of the Study Guides are available at the applicable schools for students without electronic access.
 
Georgia Milestones Assessment Guides (Grades 3-12)
 
These resources include sample released test items (including reading passages and writing prompts), answers, and explanations.  
 
 
The Georgia Department of Education has established a practice site so students can see what the Georgia Milestones questions are like, learn to use the tools available, and become familiar with accommodations for students with special needs. Simply click the link below, select the EOG or EOC administration, and follow the prompts to log in.
 
Georgia Milestones Released Item Samplers (Grades 3-12)
 
ELA & Math Constructed Response Item Samplers
These resources include sample released English language arts and math test constructed-response items, along with rubrics and sample responses. These item types will require the student to type a response to the question. These items are two points each, and students will see multiple constructed response items on the Georgia Milestones English Language Arts and mathematics tests.
 
ELA 4-Point Narrative Extended Constructed Response Item Samplers
These resources include sample released English language arts narrative writing items, along with rubrics and sample responses. These item types will require the student to read a passage and then type a response to the question based on the passage.  He or she may have to rewrite the passage to change a section, write a new story based on the text, or tell the story from another character's point of view.  Scorers are looking for the student's use of plot, setting, dialogue, and characterization. Each student will have one narrative writing prompt in either Section 2 or Section 3 of the Georgia Milestones English Language Arts test.  This item comprises four of the 55 total points on the test.
 
ELA 7-Point Reading and Evidence-Based Extended Writing Task Item Samplers
These resources include sample released English language arts reading and evidence-based writing items (called the extended writing task), along with rubrics and sample responses. These item types will require the student to read two paired passages on the same topic and then type a response to the question based on both passages.  He or she will be asked to incorporate information/evidence from BOTH passages while writing an opinion/argumentative or informational/explanatory response.  Each student will have one reading and evidence-based extended writing prompt in Section 1 of the Georgia Milestones English Language Arts test. This item comprises seven of the 55 total points of the test.
 
These checklists show students what scorers are expecting when reading responses.

Hard copies of materials, including the Georgia Milestones Study Guides (linked above), are available at schools for students in grades PK-5.

 

We also recommend the following websites for instruction, review, and practice for pupils in grades PK-5.  Attached below are instructions on how to access them.

 

Click here for directions on how to access Google Classroom for grades 3-5.

 

Lexia Core 5 (Reading) - Grades K-5

  • UPDATED - 3/29/2020 - This page includes scripted lessons used by schools to support students.
  • UPDATED - 3/29/2020 - This page includes tips for parents on how to use the program.

Readworks (Reading) - Grades PK-12

CommonLit.org (Reading and Writing) - Grades 3-12

Khan Academy Kids (Reading, Math, and Social-Emotional Learning) - Grades PK-1

Khan Academy (Reading and Math) - Grades 2-12

IXL (Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish) - Grades PK-12

XtraMath (Math Fact Practice) - Grades PK-5

Quantiles@Home - Grades K-12

    • This site includes practice and instructional resources for math.

BrainPop - Grades K-8 

BrainPopJr - Grades K-3

    • These sites include videos and activities for English, math, science, and social studies, art and music, engineering and technology, and health and PE.  
    • TES and DES have accounts in BrainPop so teachers may assign resources through Google Classroom or their websites.  However, BrainPop has provided free access for two months to all schools.  The directions to access the system account are located below.

Age of Learning - Grades PK-6

    • ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy is the leading and most comprehensive digital early learning resource for students in preschool through 2nd grade. ABCmouse offers a research-validated curriculum with more than 10,000 individual Learning Activities and more than 850 complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path. ABCmouse includes a significant amount of Spanish language content.
    • ReadingIQ is an advanced digital library and literacy platform for children through 6th grade that provides access to thousands of high-quality books, all curated by experts to advance literacy. ReadingIQ includes many books in Spanish and an offline mode that does not require continuous Internet connectivity.

Scholastic Learn at Home - Grades PK-6

    • This site includes books, videos, and hands-on activities for preschool through 6th grade.

RAZ Kids - Grades K-3 (MES, TES, and DES)

    • Students in participating Growing Readers teacher-leaders' classes have access to this site, which includes leveled reading materials and quizzes. Pupils are familiar with their log-ins and passwords.

Circle Time Fun - Grade PK

    • Register for access to videos of circle time activities and Music and Movement songs for Pre-K students.

Rosetta Stone - Grades K-5

    • Pupils participating in this program are familiar with how to access the site.

NeoK12 - Grades K-12

    • This site includes videos and games to review topics ranging from math, science, phonics, and history.

Georgia Public Broadcasting - Learning Media (Grades PK-12)

    • This site allows teachers, parents, and students to search by subject area or grade level for resources, including videos, passages, and practice activities for English language arts, math, science, social studies, health and PE, engineering and technology, and world languages.

Georgia Public Broadcasting - Education (Grades PK-12)

    • This site allows teachers, parents, and students to search by subject area or grade level for resources, including videos, passages, and practice activities for English language arts, math, science, social studies, health and PE, engineering and technology, and world languages.

Starfall (Grades PK-K)

    • This site is used to practice early reading and math skills.

SightWords.com (Grades PK-1)

    • This site includes pre-made flash cards.

Storyline Online (Grades PK-1)

    • This site includes videos of celebrities and authors reading books.

Get Georgia Reading at MyOn (Grades K-5)

    • This site provides access to online books.
    • Enter the following to begin:
      • School Name:  Get Georgia Reading (Type the first few letters and select "Get Georgia Reading" from the drop-down menu.)
      • User Name:  mcduffiecounty
      • Password:  read

USATestPrep (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) - Grades K-5

    • NEW - 3/18/2020 - Directions for access are located below.  The password to join the system class is 2020.

Georgia Public Broadcasting Daily Newsletter

    • NEW - 3/18/2020 - The newsletter includes online lessons and activities for grades PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Flocabulary.com

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - This site includes music-based vocabulary lessons for all academic content areas. Directions for access are located below.

GPB Georgia Home Classroom

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - This site includes information about GPB programming and digital resources to support the Georgia Standards of Excellence.  Parents can also sign up for the daily newsletter email, which includes lessons for grades PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

World Book Classroom

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - This site includes early learning resources, guided reading texts, free e-books, drama activities, science projects, and social studies lessons.  In many cases, these resources include oral reading.
      • Username: wbsupport
      • Password: distancelearn

GaDOE K-5 Math Videos

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - Click the links that read "What do the Mathematics Standards Look Like in __ Grade?" at the bottom of the page to view teacher-led videos of the how we teach students the required math concepts.  There are also printable worksheets to accompany the lessons.

GaDOE K-5 Social Studies Videos

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - Click the link for your child's grade level to view content videos for the required social studies concepts.  There are also PowerPoints of the source documents used to teach social studies skills.

Audible Audio Books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes free audio books for all ages. No log-in or password is needed.  Titles, which are available in multiple languages, range from classics like Winnie the Pooh and Hamlet as well as modern titles.

PINES Library System e-books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site provides free e-books with a library card.

Freckle (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site provides free training materials and activities for sight words, math facts, reading passages and comprehension.

Teacher-Created Materials (Grades PK-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Teacher-Created Materials is offering free downloads for printable materials for grades PK-8.  Included are resources for reading, grammar, math, science, and social studies. (Navigate through the check-out process to download the free materials.)

Didax Education Virtual Math Manipulatives (Grades PK-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Included on this site are the electronic versions of the hands-on materials we use in classes each day.  The site includes counters, shapes, algebra tiles, balances, dice, spinners, unifix cubes, and base ten blocks among others.
    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Included on this site are downloadable worksheets to reinforce K-8 math concepts.

Georgia Bright from the Start Early Childhood Activities (PK)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Included on this site are tips for parents of children ages 5 and under.  Resources include physical activities, communication tips, math skills, and creative activities that do not require technology.

Words2Reading (PK-3)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes tips and resources for helping young children develop language and literacy skills.

Vooks Animated Storybooks (Grades PK-2)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes a year's worth of animated, narrated storybooks with read-along texts.

 Really Great Reading (Grades PK-2)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Included on this site are the electronic versions of the hands-on materials we use in classes each day.  The site includes letter tiles, videos on how to spell "tricky" words using phonics and inference skills, and high-frequency word lists.

Generation Genius (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes entertaining science videos, along with reading materials (with read-aloud capabilities), activities, and quizzes.

Accelerated Math (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Students can log in to their Accelerated Math accounts and continue practice on grade level standards as well as those on which they need a little extra practice.

phET Colorado (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/21/2020 - This site includes math and science simulations for fractions, physics, and earth science topics.

Science Friday (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/22/2020 - This site includes science-based articles, poems, and passages and hands-on lessons for STEM that can be implemented with limited materials.

Multiplication.com (Grades K-5)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division games.

Science Bob (Grades PK-8)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes fun, engaging videos and simple science experiments that can be done at home with limited household materials.

SoftSchools (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes games, printable materials, and notes for several subjects, ranging from elementary phonics and reading to high school literature,science, and math.

Studies Weekly Online (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes weekly science and social studies articles (with oral reading capabilities), comprehension questions, writing prompts, and games.

Wonderopolis (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes passages and vocabulary centered around science and social studies phenomena/questions generated by students.
    • Students can read and then take a quiz about the Wonder of the Day, submit questions of their own, and explore the Camp Wonderopolis off-line STEM activities.

Mystery Science (Grades K-5)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes videos, off-line activities and experiments, and quizzes about topics within the required Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Open Physical Education Resources (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes games, family fun activities, and videos with ideas of how children can move and be engaged while learning at home.

Elementary PE Resources for At-Home Learning (Grades PK-5)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes videos, games, and ideas for family fun and movement.

Walkabouts (Grades PK-2)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - According to the site, "walkabouts are on-demand adventures that transform math and language content into short, movement-rich activities for PK-2 students."   

Playworks Play at Home Guide (Grades PK-5)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - YouTube videos which show how to use games to encourage movement with limited equipment at home are available here.
    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Directions are available here
    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Playworks hosts a virtual recess on Facebook live Monday-Friday at 12, 2, and 4 Eastern time.

Speed Stacks (Grades PK-5)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Speed Stacks is a cup-stacking game that incorporates fitness.  This site includes videos and directions for games and competitions to be held at home.

Typing Club (Grades 2-5)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site allows students to practice typing skills.  Producing a typewritten response is required on the Georgia Milestones state tests for all students in grades 3-12.

Spark Academy (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - "SPARK has put together three weeks of K-12 [Physical Education] SPARKhome content for free. In order to access, users must create a free account...click on 'Course Catalog' in the menu, [and] then SPARKhome...Once users enroll in the free course, they will be able to access all of the content" (SHAPE America website). 

Healthy Lifestyle Choices (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes simple at-home physical fitness activities that can be done with beanbags, Frisbees, and sports balls.

Schoolhouse Rock TV (Grades K-5)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This YouTube channel features classic and new Schoolhouse Rock music videos covering topics from grammar to earth science.

Bookends with Julia (Grades PK-2)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Using Facebook, Julia Cook reads stories each Monday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Instructables (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Using home materials, students can create STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects and activities around many topics.

American Sign Language Stories (Grades PK-5)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site uses ASL videos to share read-alouds of favorite children's books.

Epic! (Grades PK-7)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Account access is free for 30 days or, during the school closure, until June 30 if invited by a teacher.  This site includes thousands of books, activities and quizzes.

Big Timber Media e-Books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Free e-books on several topics are provided by this Gumdrop Book partner.

Actively Learn (Grades 4-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Articles and videos on current events are the basis for this site, which includes comprehension questions and engaging discussion.

Prufrock Press Thinking Activities (Grades 3-6)

    • NEW - 3/25/2020 - This downloadable worksheet can be completed off-line to encourage higher-order thinking skills and challenging problem-solving.

Lightbox e-books (Grades PK-5)

    • NEW - 3/26/2020 - This site includes free e-books on famous people and events, sports, animals, and holidays.

HMH At-Home Resources (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - These resources from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt include activities and lessons for math, social studies, art, and social emotional learning.

MENSA for Kids (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes art, writing, music, science, and social studies activities as well as lessons that can be taught using board games.

CoderZ from Amazon Future Engineers (Grades 4-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - From Amazon Future Engineers, CoderZ is a robotics, STEM, and cyber resource that requires students to program virtual robots to navigate a series of missions. Directions for access are located below.

U.S. Space & Rocketry Center Videos (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - These Science Never Stops! videos include STEAM activities that can be done at home.

Smithsonian Education Resources (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - The Smithsonian had compiled a list of resources ranging from Spark!Lab invention challenges to the Tween Tribune and weekly choice boards. 

63 Free Science Activities using Household Materials (Grades K-5)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes directions and links for using items in the cabinet, pantry, or refrigerator to teach science concepts - and it's fun to make candy and ice cream!

National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Activities (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Included are directions for art, science, and math activities such as building catapults, creating paintings, and designing roller coasters.

Ranger Rick Magazines & Games (Grades PK-2)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - The National Wildlife Federation includes digital versions of the popular magazine, animal crafts, games, and outdoor activities.

Illustrative Mathematics (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes a link to the IM page which provides detailed examples of math concepts.  Also included are links to games and support sites.

Teach Engineering (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes STEM activities such as building a catapult, designing a pop-up book, or analyzing data.
Hand2Mind (Grades K-5)
    • NEW - 3/28/2020 - The Hand2Mind YouTube channel has videos with teacher-led explanations of reading and math concepts.
    • NEW - 3/28/2020 - The Hand2MindatHome website has daily schedules and lessons for each grade (K-5), teacher-led videos, printable manipulatives, and free practice activities designed to support parents.

TouchMath (Grades PK-5)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes printable math activities for PK-5, including downloadable workbooks, free apps for mobile devices, and directions for how to teach each concept introduced in the units.

Atlanta Speech School Online Preschool

    • NEW - 3/30/2020 -Included are teacher-led videos of music and movement, story time, and language activities. Visit the site to sign up for their daily newsletter or to access the activities.

Hard copies of materials, including the Georgia Milestones Study Guides (linked above), are available at schools for students in grades 6-8.

 

We also recommend the following websites for instruction, review, and practice for pupils in grades 6-8.  Attached below are instructions on how to access each of them.

 

Click here for directions on how to access Google Classroom.

 

Readworks (Reading) - Grades PK-12

CommonLit.org (Reading and Writing) - Grades 3-12

USATestPrep (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and SAT Prep) - Grades 6-12

Khan Academy (Reading and Math) - Grades 2-12

IXL (Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish) - Grades PK-12

Power Reading Online (PRO Reading) - Grades 6-12 (intervention)

    • For those registered for this program, student log-ins and passwords are their six-digit ID (lunch) numbers.

Quantiles@Home - Grades K-12

    • This site includes practice and instructional resources for math.

Edgenuity - Grades 6-12

    • For those registered for this program, student log-ins and passwords have been distributed.

Georgia Virtual Learning - Grades 6-12

    • This site, which does not require a log-in or password, includes instruction with illustrations, videos, and notes on the topics outlined in each 6-12 required academic course.

GPB Georgia Studies - Grade 8

    • This site includes the Georgia Studies digital textbook, virtual field trips, the Race through Time game, and Georgia Stories video segments.

CK12 - Grades 6-12

    • This site, which does not require a log-in or password, includes instruction from online textbooks.  Included are flashcards, notes, illustrations, and study guides for subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, Economics, Government, U.S. History, Calculus, and Algebra II.

NeoK12 - Grades K-12

    • This site includes videos and games to review topics ranging from math, science, phonics, and history.

Georgia Public Broadcasting - Learning Media (Grades PK-12)

    • This site allows teachers, parents, and students to search by subject area or grade level for resources, including videos, passages, and practice activities for English language arts, math, science, social studies, health and PE, engineering and technology, and world languages.

Georgia Public Broadcasting - Education (Grades PK-12)

    • This site allows teachers, parents, and students to search by subject area or grade level for resources, including videos, passages, and practice activities for English language arts, math, science, social studies, health and PE, engineering and technology, and world languages.

BrainPop - Grades K-8 

    • This site includes videos and activities for English, math, science, and social studies, art and music, engineering and technology, and health and PE.  
    • BrainPop has provided free access for two months to all schools.  The directions to access the system account are located below.

Georgia Public Broadcasting Daily Newsletter

    • NEW - 3/18/2020 -The newsletter includes online lessons and activities for grades PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Flocabulary.com

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 -This site includes music-based vocabulary lessons for all academic content areas. Directions for access are located below.

GPB Georgia Home Classroom

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - This site includes information about GPB programming and digital resources to support the Georgia Standards of Excellence.  Parents can also sign up for the daily newsletter email, which includes lessons for grades PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

World Book Classroom

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - This site includes early learning resources, guided reading texts, free e-books, drama activities, science projects, and social studies lessons.  In many cases, these resources include oral reading.
      • Username:  wbsupport 
      • Password:  distancelearn 

GaDOE 6-8 Math Videos

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - Click the links that read "What do the Mathematics Standards Look Like in __ Grade?" at the bottom of the page to view teacher-led videos of the how we teach students the required math concepts.  There are also printable worksheets to accompany the lessons.

GaDOE 6-8 Social Studies Videos

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - Click the link for your child's grade level to view content videos for the required social studies concepts.  There are also PowerPoints of the source documents used to teach social studies skills.

Audible Audio Books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes free audio books for all ages. No log-in or password is needed.  Titles, which are available in multiple languages, range from classics like Winnie the Pooh and Hamlet as well as modern titles.

PINES Library System e-books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site provides free e-books with a library card.

Teacher-Created Materials (Grades PK-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Teacher-Created Materials is offering free downloads for printable materials for grades PK-8.  Included are resources for reading, grammar, math, science, and social studies. (Navigate through the check-out process to download the free materials.)

Didax Education Virtual Math Manipulatives (Grades PK-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Included on this site are the electronic versions of the hands-on materials we use in classes each day.  The site includes counters, shapes, algebra tiles, balances, dice, spinners, unifix cubes, and base ten blocks among others.
    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Included on this site are downloadable worksheets to reinforce K-8 math concepts.

Generation Genius (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes entertaining science videos, along with reading materials (with read-aloud capabilities), activities, and quizzes.

NICERC Cyber and Coding Activities (Grades 6-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes at-home and off-line activities to teach coding, cybersecurity, and STEM.

Accelerated Math (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - Students can log in to their Accelerated Math accounts and continue practice on grade level standards as well as those on which they need a little extra practice.

phET Colorado (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/21/2020 - This site includes math and science simulations for fractions, physics, and earth science topics.

Science Friday (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/22/2020 - This site includes science-based articles, poems, and passages and hands-on lessons for STEM that can be implemented with limited materials.

Science Bob (Grades PK-8)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes fun, engaging videos and simple science experiments that can be done at home with limited household materials.

SoftSchools (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes games, printable materials, and notes for several subjects, ranging from elementary phonics and reading to high school literature,science, and math.

Studies Weekly Online (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes weekly science and social studies articles (with oral reading capabilities), comprehension questions, writing prompts, and games.

Freckle (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site provides free training materials and activities for sight words, math facts, reading passages and comprehension.

Wonderopolis (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes passages and vocabulary centered around science and social studies phenomena/questions generated by students. Students can read and then take a quiz about the Wonder of the Day, submit questions of their own, and explore the Camp Wonderopolis off-line STEM activities.

Open Physical Education Resources (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes games, family fun activities, and videos with ideas of how children can move and be engaged while learning at home.

Secondary PE Resources for At-Home Learning (Grades 6-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes videos, games, and ideas for family fun and movement.

Spark Academy (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - "SPARK has put together three weeks of K-12 [Physical Education] SPARKhome content for free. In order to access, users must create a free account...click on 'Course Catalog' in the menu, [and] then SPARKhome...Once users enroll in the free course, they will be able to access all of the content" (SHAPE America website). 

Healthy Lifestyle Choices (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes simple at-home physical fitness activities that can be done with beanbags, Frisbees, and sports balls.

Instructables (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Using home materials, students can create STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects and activities around many topics.

Epic! (Grades PK-7)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Account access is free for 30 days or, during the school closure, until June 30 if invited by a teacher.  This site includes thousands of books, activities and quizzes.

Mosa Mack Science (Grades 6-8)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Videos, animations, and project-based life, physical, and earth and space activities are included on this site.

iCivics (Grades 6-8)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes engaging games to help students understand civics concepts.

Big Timber Media e-Books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Free e-books on several topics are provided by this Gumdrop Book partner.

Actively Learn (Grades 4-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Articles and videos on current events are the basis for this site, which includes comprehension questions and engaging discussion.

GPB Lights! Camera! Budget (Grades 6-12)

    • NEW - 3/25/2020 - According to GPB, "Lights, Camera, Budget!" is an online game designed to help middle and high school students learn, study, and review financial literacy topics while also practicing their budgeting skills. In the game, students are positioned as movie producers who have been given $100 million to produce a movie. To get the movie produced, they must prove they have good personal finance skills to keep their budget on track."

Prufrock Press Thinking Activities (Grades 3-6)

    • NEW - 3/25/2020 - This downloadable worksheet can be completed off-line to encourage higher-order thinking skills and challenging problem-solving.

HMH At-Home Resources (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - These resources from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt include activities and lessons for math, social studies, art, and social emotional learning.

MENSA for Kids (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes art, writing, music, science, and social studies activities as well as lessons that can be taught using board games.

CoderZ from Amazon Future Engineers (Grades 4-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - From Amazon Future Engineers, CoderZ is a robotics, STEM, and cyber resource that requires students to program virtual robots to navigate a series of missions. Directions for access are located below.

U.S. Space & Rocketry Center Videos (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - These Science Never Stops! videos include STEAM activities that can be done at home.

Smithsonian Education Resources (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - The Smithsonian had compiled a list of resources ranging from Spark!Lab invention challenges to the Tween Tribune and weekly choice boards.  

National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Activities (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Included are directions for art, science, and math activities such as building catapults, creating paintings, and designing roller coasters. 

Illustrative Mathematics (Grades K-8)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes a link to the IM page which provides detailed examples of math concepts.  Also included are links to games and support sites.

Teach Engineering (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes STEM activities such as building a catapult, designing a pop-up book, or analyzing data.

Hard copies of materials, including the Georgia Milestones Study Guides (linked above), are available at schools for students in grades 9-12. In addition, teachers are preparing materials in Google Classroom and through their teacher web pages. Students regularly use Google Classroom and are familiar with how to access these materials.  

 

We also recommend the following websites for instruction, review, and practice for pupils in grades 9-12.  Attached below are instructions on how to access them.

 

Click here for directions on how to access Google Classroom.

 

Readworks (Reading) - Grades PK-12

CommonLit.org (Reading and Writing) - Grades 3-12

USATestPrep (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and SAT Prep) - Grades 6-12

Khan Academy (Reading and Math) - Grades 2-12

IXL (Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Spanish) - Grades PK-12

GPB Physics in Motion - Grades 9-12

    • This site includes guided note taking, videos, and physics practice problems.

GPB Chemistry Matters - Grades 9-12

    • This site includes guided note taking, videos, and vocabulary.

Power Reading Online (PRO Reading) - Grades 6-12 (intervention)

    • For those registered for this program, student log-ins and passwords are their six-digit ID (lunch) numbers.

Quantiles@Home - Grades K-12

    • This site includes practice and instructional resources for math.

Edgenuity - Grades 6-12

    • For those registered for this program, student log-ins and passwords are their six-digit ID (lunch) numbers.

Georgia Virtual Learning - Grades 6-12

    • This site, which does not require a log-in or password, includes instruction with illustrations, videos, and notes on the topics outlined in each 6-12 required academic course.

CK12 - Grades 6-12

    • This site, which does not require a log-in or password, includes instruction from online textbooks.  Included are flashcards, notes, illustrations, and study guides for subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science, Economics, Government, U.S. History, Calculus, and Algebra II.

Conjuguemos - Grades 9-12

    • On this site, choose "Use without Account" to access free Spanish and French grammar practice.

NeoK12 - Grades K-12

    • This site includes videos and games to review topics ranging from math, science, phonics, and history.

Georgia Public Broadcasting - Learning Media (Grades PK-12)

    • This site allows teachers, parents, and students to search by subject area or grade level for resources, including videos, passages, and practice activities for English language arts, math, science, social studies, health and PE, engineering and technology, and world languages.

Georgia Public Broadcasting - Education (Grades PK-12)

    • This site allows teachers, parents, and students to search by subject area or grade level for resources, including videos, passages, and practice activities for English language arts, math, science, social studies, health and PE, engineering and technology, and world languages.

Advanced Placement Resources - Grades 9-12

    • The file below, labeled AP Resources, includes links provided by the College Board to prepare students for AP exams.
    • NEW - 3/18/2020 - "Beginning in early April, free online video lessons developed by AP teachers will be available for the AP topics and skills typically taught in the final weeks of each AP course. Watch the videos at youtube.com/advanced placement" (College Board correspondence, 3/18/2020).
      • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Use this link to see which AP courses are posted each day.
      • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Open-book AP exams will be administered in 2020.  Due to school closures, these exams will NOT include information from the year's final units.  As students prepare, they can see a list of excluded unit topics here.

Georgia Public Broadcasting Daily Newsletter

    • NEW - 3/18/2020 - The newsletter includes online lessons and activities for grades PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Flocabulary.com

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 -This site includes music-based vocabulary lessons for all academic content areas. Directions for access are located below.

GPB Georgia Home Classroom

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - This site includes information about GPB programming and digital resources to support the Georgia Standards of Excellence.  Parents can also sign up for the daily newsletter email, which includes lessons for grades PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

World Book Classroom

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - This site includes early learning resources, guided reading texts, free e-books, drama activities, science projects, and social studies lessons.  In many cases, these resources include oral reading.
      • Username: wbsupport
      • Password: distancelearn

GaDOE 9-12 Math Videos

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - Click the links that read "What do the Mathematics Standards Look Like in High School?" or "Algebra [or Geometry] Content in High School Mathematics Video Series" at the bottom of the page to view teacher-led videos of the how we teach students the required math concepts.  There are also printable worksheets to accompany the lessons.

GaDOE 9-12 Social Studies Videos

    • NEW - 3/19/2020 - Click the link for your child's course to view content videos for the required social studies concepts.  There are also PowerPoints of the source documents used to teach social studies skills.

Audible Audio Books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes free audio books for all ages. No log-in or password is needed.  Titles, which are available in multiple languages, range from classics like Winnie the Pooh and Hamlet as well as modern titles.

PINES Library System e-books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site provides free e-books with a library card.

NICERC Cyber and Coding Activities (Grades 6-12)

    • NEW - 3/20/2020 - This site includes at-home and off-line activities to teach coding, cybersecurity, and STEM.

phET Colorado (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/21/2020 - This site includes math and science simulations for fractions, physics, and earth science topics.

Science Friday (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/22/2020 - This site includes science-based articles, poems, and passages and hands-on lessons for STEM that can be implemented with limited materials.

SoftSchools (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes games, printable materials, and notes for several subjects, ranging from elementary phonics and reading to high school literature, science, and math.

Wonderopolis (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/23/2020 - This site includes passages and vocabulary centered around science and social studies phenomena/questions generated by students. Students can read and then take a quiz about the Wonder of the Day, submit questions of their own, and explore the Camp Wonderopolis off-line STEM activities. 

Open Physical Education Resources (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes games, family fun activities, and videos with ideas of how children can move and be engaged while learning at home.

Secondary PE Resources for At-Home Learning (Grades 6-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - This site includes videos, games, and ideas for family fun and movement.

Spark Academy (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - "SPARK has put together three weeks of K-12 [Physical Education] SPARKhome content for free. In order to access, users must create a free account...click on 'Course Catalog' in the menu, [and] then SPARKhome...Once users enroll in the free course, they will be able to access all of the content" (SHAPE America website). 

Instructables (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Using home materials, students can create STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects and activities around many topics.

BioInteractive (Grades 9-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Videos and animations for Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Science.

Big Timber Media e-Books (Grades PK-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Free e-books on several topics are provided by this Gumdrop Book partner.

Actively Learn (Grades 4-12)

    • NEW - 3/24/2020 - Articles and videos on current events are the basis for this site, which includes comprehension questions and engaging discussion.

GPB Lights! Camera! Budget (Grades 6-12)

    • NEW - 3/25/2020 - According to GPB, "Lights, Camera, Budget! is an online game designed to help middle and high school students learn, study, and review financial literacy topics while also practicing their budgeting skills. In the game, students are positioned as movie producers who have been given $100 million to produce a movie. To get the movie produced, they must prove they have good personal finance skills to keep their budget on track."

HMH At-Home Resources (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - These resources from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt include activities and lessons for math, social studies, art, and social emotional learning.

MENSA for Kids (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes art, writing, music, science, and social studies activities as well as lessons that can be taught using board games.

CoderZ from Amazon Future Engineers (Grades 4-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - From Amazon Future Engineers, CoderZ is a robotics, STEM, and cyber resource that requires students to program virtual robots to navigate a series of missions. Directions for access are located below.

Smithsonian Education Resources (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - The Smithsonian had compiled a list of resources ranging from Spark!Lab invention challenges to the Tween Tribune and weekly choice boards. 

National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Activities (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - Included are directions for art, science, and math activities such as building catapults, creating paintings, and designing roller coasters.

Teach Engineering (Grades K-12)

    • NEW - 3/27/2020 - This site includes STEM activities such as building a catapult, designing a pop-up book, or analyzing data.