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Advice: How to keep kids engaged

Advice: How to keep kids engaged

“As K-12 schools across the country announce temporary closures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, there are things teachers and parents can do to keep students interested in learning at home, experts say. “I hope that, in addition to whatever worksheets they assign, teachers will tell kids, ‘I want you to pick one...

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Drive a rover on mars with NASA

Drive a rover on mars with NASA

After NASA landed it’s next rover on Mars, they wanted to help build an educational experience around the trip. Google and NASA paired up to create something totally immersive. Pop your headphones on, take a seat in the rover, and move around the surface of Mars. Along the way, you’ll have a narrated experience from...

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Take a tour of Yellowstone

Take a tour of Yellowstone

Going a bit stir crazy hanging out in your house for days on end? Maybe it’s time for an immersive, outdoor-ish, activity. The parks at Yellowstone have built out a wonderful online virtual tour, replete with facts, history, interactive maps, and the most beautiful photography one could imagine. Step right into the parks, play some...

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Daily education Breakdowns from Khan Academy

Daily education Breakdowns from Khan Academy

Khan Academy has been perhaps the most disruptive brand in education in the last two decades. Their mastery-based e-learning tools have absolutely changed the game for education and they’ve gone a long way to bringing us closer to a system that can work largely online. Leadership at Khan Academy has released a statement with a...

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Daily Instagram Drawing Lessons

Daily Instagram Drawing Lessons

Instagrammer and artist, Wendy MacNaughton, has made headlines with her viral illustrations and art in the past. During this Covid crisis, she’s turning her artistic ability into a virtual learning opportunity. Check out her daily art lessons streaming on Instagram. Read about it in the below post and be sure to follow her. And, if...

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Daily Doodle: quick art with mo Williams

Daily Doodle: quick art with mo Williams

Fun, quick, and highly considered art lessons come from the Kennedy Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Mo Williams. Check in each day and do an interactive video doodle with him to sharpen you art skills or just get out some creative energy. Here’s how he describes it: Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his...

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Scholastic: Learn at home guides

Scholastic: Learn at home guides

From the Scholastic Editors: We know that missing school isn’t easy for your kids—or for you. But we also know that there are simple ways to turn unexpected time at home into exciting opportunities for your students to learn, think, and grow. That is why we’ve created Scholastic’s Learn at Home website. This free resource...

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Legends of Learning: Free premium educational games

Legends of Learning: Free premium educational games

Backed by Ivy League-level research, this online gaming platform isn’t Minecraft or Fortnite, but your kid might not know the difference… it’s a legit learning experience. With great educational games–numbering in the thousands–to chose from, your at-home learner will be engaged for weeks with these resources. The Legends of Learning platform has been a popular...

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Breakout EDU: Free Educational Video Games

Breakout EDU: Free Educational Video Games

The makers of dozens of great online games and learning experiences has rushed to offer a handful of their games for free due to Covid-19. The games are broken down by age group and run the full gamut from Pre-K through High School. As they say: “In the event that your school is closed for...