OUR WHITTIER TEACHERS AND STAFF HAVE WORKED HARD TO PROVIDE YOU WITH E-LEARNING EXPERIENCES FROM HOME. ON THIS PAGE, I'VE TRIED TO COMPILE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS LOOKING FOR NEW IDEAS TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR CLASSROOM E-LEARNING. *This has been compiled from numerous things shared on social media. I hope this page gives you the convenience of "one stop shopping."
CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS OFFERING PROGRAMMING
READ, WONDER, and LEARN Favorite authors and illustrators for kids offer seminars, tutorials, maker projects, writing prompts, etc. for students to do at home.
PICTURE BOOK READ ALOUD VIDEOS Pernille Ripp, teacher and founder of the Global Read Aloud Project, has a list of resources featuring picture book read alouds.
AUTHOR LINDSAY CURRIE is offering a series of four lessons on YouTube on "How To Write Spooky", recommended for grades 3-7. (15-40 minutes each)
MO WILLEMS is offering a series of "Lunch Time Doodles" on his YouTube channel. (25 minutes each)
SCHOLASTIC LEARN-AT-HOME In response to schools closing, Scholastic is offering at-home learning courses for free (PreK-9th grade). Currently there are 5 days of content for each grade level, with 15 more days on its way. *Teachers may pull from this for e-learning plans (I actually used the 2nd grade weather unit for my 2nd grade classes), so be mindful of not repeating work.
GIANT LIST OF EVERYTHING! Some of these things might be repeated from other links, but real-time read alouds, drawing tutorials, musical performances, and more!
LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS NOT ALL LEARNING HAPPENS AT SCHOOL! I saw a meme going around social media about taking this opportunity to teach your children life skills at home, such as: how to cook/bake, checking the oil in the car, how to do laundry, how to sew on a button, how to deep clean, how to balance a checkbook. :)
VIRTUAL PLAYDATES! If you have g-mail accounts, you can set up a Google Hangout where your kids can video chat with their friends. Netflix now has a feature where groups of friends can get together virtually and watch their favorite movies on their computers at the same time. It even has a "chat room" feature where you can make comments about certain points in the movie, and your friends will see them in real time. Go to nexflixparty.com and click "Get Netflix Party for free!" This will redirect you to their page on the Google Chrome web store (it's a Chrome extension that allows this to happen). Click "add Chrome" and then "add extension" in the pop-up window. In the right corner of your Chrome browser next to the address bar, it will have the initials NP (for Netflix Party). Now use your Chrome browser to go to Netflix.com and select your movie. Once you've selected your movie, then click the NP button on your browser. Click "Start the Party" and copy the URL that appears. Send this to people you'd like to join your party. Once your friends open the link, they need to log onto Netflix and hit their NP button.
LEGO QUARANTINE SURVIVAL CHALLENGE--I will be participating in this Facebook Group as much as possible; if you are, please have students check out the Adults category, where they'll find my creations. :)