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Online Educational Resources During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Especially as we approach spring break, many people are seeking ways to fill the time at home and simultaneously learn something! We know parents of young people may be looking for ways to keep children busy while they work from home. We hope this list is helpful. We have not reviewed all of these sites, so please use your discretion.
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Science

Learn about volcanoes.

Fernbank Museum is providing educational and entertaining content for children.

They are also providing workshops and virtual museum tours.

NASA shares fun STEM ideas for K-4th grade.

Science projects for kids using items you probably already have at home.

Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts has set up digital learning for kids to watch at home. They are also providing workshops and virtual museum tours on their website.

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is posting daily activities for children to do at home.

Animals

The Georgia Aquarium has set up several cameras on different aquatic life such as beluga whales, penguins and otters.

Tybee Island will stream their dolphin tours on Facebook live.

At Zoo Atlanta you can watch the pandas on the panda cam.

OCEARCH has tons of videos on their Facebook about sharks.

You can also watch this video to learn more fun facts and information about sharks.

Tennesee Aquarium has live streams, activity sheets, link to IMAX videos and more.

Literacy

This is a very professional virtual storytime.

Other links to virtual story options:

Time for Kids.

PBS Kids offers educational games for children. You can sign up for their newsletter with daily activities to do with the kids at home.

We Are Teachers is a site that provides hands-on activities for the children at home they have free printables available as well.

The Smithsonian learning lab has a variety of topics it covers from language arts to science.

Scholastic is offering a learn-at-home daily project series with four separate learning experiences for grades PreK through 6+.

Highlights Kids has recipes, games, and jokes to keep your children entertained.

Sesame Streets’ website offers games, videos, and art activities, as well as printables and a YouTube playlist of fun at-home activities.

Math

Help children love numbers and grow their math skills with Bedtime math.

Music

You may be staying inside and practicing social distancing, but you can enjoy Livestream performances from the Metropolitan Opera.

Travel

Feeling cabin fever? Check out this list of virtual field trips.

Travel – virtually – to visit 12 famous museums from around the world. Comment about your favorite below!

For Older Students

Minecraft for Education.

Free Ivy League Online Classes.

Live Virtual Concerts.

The Paris Opera is screening performances for free online.

Khan Academy resources for PK-grade 12.

Online educational resources for all ages.

City Springs Theatre Conservatory is offering free virtual classes. For information, follow them on Instagram.

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