LIBRARY ACTIVITIES / TUTORIALS
TEACHER TOOLBOX !
*** PLEASE Keep checking here, as I will be adding to this list daily. Also, please share with me any links or resources you come across that you feel might be useful to other staff as they pull enrichment opportunities together for their students.
Digital Personal History During the Closure:
Create powerful lessons that also support Bill Brown and the Gateway Digital History Project in its efforts to record, archive, and share The histories and experiences of members of the Gateway community. Selected writings, recordings, projects, etc. created by students, staff, families, and community members will be showcased (with permission) on the Gateway Showcase Page, and all who wish will have their projects archived on the GRHProject Drive.
GENERAL REFERENCES AND RESOURCES:
- Databases: State-provided, Gale databases - 52 AMAZING databases full of trustworthy and peer-reviewed articles, journals, videos, images, etc.for staff to use creating lessons, and for students to use as they complete them.
- DISCOVERY EDUCATION - Audio-Video Resource Database: Gateway pays for access to this rich collection of digital video and audio resources, which you can download, share, and save to enhance your online curriculum.
- To Access:
1. Go to www.discoveryeducation.com
2. Select the Passcode/New User tab to enter the school passcode
3. Click Login to create a user account and password
Click here for step-by-step instructions to create your login.
Your school pass-code is:
*** IF you receive a message saying your email / user-name is already in use, you'll need to use a different email address. CONTACT ME if you have trouble (email@example.com)
Primary Source Sets: These lists, which came about as a result of requests from elementary school teachers who had expressed an interest in using primary sources in their classrooms but were not sure how to find sources that were appropriate for their grade level. As a result, a group of educators from the The Colorado Primary Sources for Elementary School Collaborative worked together to create primary source sets for grades K-6.
MATH AND SCIENCE:
- Kahn Academy (accounts for both Parents and Kids): Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. (thank you, Cheryl Wright for the Recommendation)
- EdX: This site offers free courses in just about anything you could imagine. Many courses are “taught” by world-renowned professors, but you can do as much or as little of the course as you want. It's a great way to explore some career options, introduce yourself to a new subject, or even review something you'd like to brush up on. (thank you, Cheryl Wright for the Recommendation)
- News-ELA - Science: Science readings and resources for students (adjustable for grade/reading level)
- New England Aquarium - Presentations / Virtual Tour
- Mystery-Science: (Elementary Level Only): Activities for elementary school science, divide by grade level.
- NASA - Links:
- The Artemis Project: With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration by 2028. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.
- NASA TV: When not showing live news coverage, NASA TV airs a variety of programming. Viewers may see views of the Earth from the International Space Station; replays of mission operations or news conferences; or episodes of produced programs. For the next live program, please see Upcoming Live Events on NASA TV.
- NASA Image Gallery: NASA's new image library consolidates imagery spread across 60 collections into one searchable locations. Users can embed content in their own sites and choose from multiple resolutions, including the original size, to download. Users can see the metadata associated with images, including EXIF/camera data on many images.
- Collection of Live Bird and Animal Webcams:
- Kennedy Space Center: Live and recorded activities
- "Imagineering In A Box" -(provided by Disney) Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.
- Smithsonian - Science Video Collection: Welcome to the Smithsonian Science How video webcast archives! We’re putting Smithsonian experts in every classroom with webcasts aligned with national science standards. These webcasts originally aired live from the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Here you can access past programs.
ELA / ENGLISH:
- US National Parks: Visit all 61 US National Parks, Check out Live webcams, take virtual tours, etc.
ARTS & CULTURE:
- Art of Education classes, curriculum, lesson plans, online lessons, etc
- Art21: 60 hours of films allowing audiences to learn first-hand from contemporary artists with educator guides
- NAEA: Art Education Resource Guide
- PBS Learning Media: Visual Art
PHYSICAL EDUCATION / ACTIVITY (student and adult):
- (Daily) - PLANET FITNESS DAILY WORKOUTS: "United We Move" - daily 20-30 minute workouts. Keep active while at home. These are pre-recorded, so you can do them at any time of the day. Execise is great for stress and maintaining a healthy immune system.
Upper Grade Level / adult:
- Yoga Upload, with Maris Alyward - A variety of Yoga sessions for teens and adults focusing on strength-building, relaxation, and mental and physical health.
GENERAL HOME-SCHOOLING RESOURCES: Consider sharing these with your families, if you think it makes sense.