The Old Forge School District Administration has created this page on our website during the closure in order to provide free educational links.  Any supplemental work provided is not mandatory, will not be graded, and is not directly linked to our curriculum or progress monitoring.
We simply wanted to provide educational activities while schools are closed.  The links are divided between high school level and elementary level.  Please check back for periodic updates.

COMCAST OFFERING FREE INTERNET FOR 60 DAYS

Comcast is among ISPs announced some relaxed policies to help people suddenly stuck at home due to countermeasures taken in the fight against COVID-19.  For the time being, it’s suspending the data plan that capped bandwidth usage at 1TB per month, and it’s opening access to Xfinity WiFi for free to everyone. The Internet Essentials program for low-income families that costs $9.95 per month will be free to new subscribers for the first two months, and it has also committed to no disconnects or late fees.  Here is the link to sign up… Comcast Internet Essentials

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

To help families across the U.S. whose schools are closed in these difficult times, Age of Learning is working with our school and district to provide free home access to ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ during the period of the closure. These leading digital education programs include valuable educational content for Pre-K, elementary, and middle school students. Interruptions in learning due to school closures can be a challenge for Children’s academic growth and development, and their need for stability and consistency. When in-school learning isn’t possible, using research-based learning resources at home can help children stay engaged, provide them valuable learning experiences, and maintain some continuity in their lives. By visiting the links below and entering your code, you will have free home access to these digital programs on computers, tablets, and smartphones during the period of closure. ABCmouse and Adventure Academy are used while connected to the internet. ReadingIQ can be used in offline mode once your account is created and books are downloaded on to a device. These programs can also be accessed using your free account at public libraries and other public locations with Internet-connectivity. Redeem Code: SCHOOL6739

For Children in Preschool Through 2nd Grade ABCmouse, Early Learning Academy: Please visit www.ABCmouse.com/redeem and redeem your access code.

For Children In Preschool through 6th Grade ReadingIQ: Please visit www.ReadingIQ.com/redeem and redeem your access code.

For Children in 3rd Through 8th Grade Adventure Academy: Please visit www.AdventureAcademy.com/redeem and redeem your
access code.

Should you need assistance redeeming this code or have questions about any of the products, please direct them to the Age of Learning Customer Support team at support@aofl.com and they will be happy to help.
You can find more information on these programs by visiting www.AgeofLearning.com/programs.

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Scholastic Resources… Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing…https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
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Reflex Math…all students in grades 2-6 have a login…message classroom teacher on dojo if they do not remember it…https://www.reflexmath.com/
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A message from Mr. Guida with available resources can be found here: Guida Letter.

HIGH SCHOOL

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.
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NOVA is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. Now in its fourth decade of production, the series remains committed to producing in-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form mini-series, from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. NOVA is produced by WGBH Boston and airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on most PBS stations.
In addition to its weekly television broadcast, NOVA extends its award-winning science reporting both online and in classrooms, producing an extensive list of resources and original content—including short-form videos, science and education blogs—available on our website, pbs.org/nova. These include NOVA Next, NOVA’s award-winning digital publication featuring in-depth articles and commentaries from some of the most respected journalists, scientists, and engineers; and NOVA Labs, a groundbreaking new digital platform where “citizen scientists” can actively participate in the scientific process by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use during real-world investigations—from predicting solar storms and designing renewable energy systems to learning cybersecurity strategies. In the classroom, NOVA Education tailors digital resources for STEM educators, and offers a free educator library featuring videos, audio segments, lesson plans, and interactives, all aligned to teaching standards. NOVA is also committed to providing viewers with the latest science news via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, newsletters, and more.
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This former NASA engineer is a rock star YouTuber, with over 10 million subscribers. It’s not hard to see why: he comes up with super fun and engaging ways to explore science concepts and engineering challenges—like showing kids how carnival games rip you off, or testing if sharks can taste a drop of blood. A good place to start is his “learn some science” playlist, currently at 26 videos, 10 to 15 minutes each.
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Extra Credits started as a channel for gamers, especially those interested in historical war games, but its creators also now make videos about history itself. They are up to over two hundred at last count, each last ten or fifteen minutes, and ranging all across the world and various epochs. Many are focused on military history (understandable given the channel’s genesis), with occasional diversions. Their vast offerings allow them to deeply explore topics. They dedicate four episodes, for a total of more than forty minutes, to the Punic Wars, for example. Compelling narration and cute animations combine for addictive viewing for budding history buffs.
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Everydae SAT Prep

  • What It Is: Everydae is an online SAT math prep program. 10-minute micro lessons match busy schedules. Built by industry experts with 17+ years industry experience.
  • What They’re Offering: 100% free while schools are closed (normally $19/month). Click here to learn more.

 

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Vocabbett

  • What It Is: SAT and ACT vocabulary prep through story form.
  • What They’re Offering: An entire freebies section that includes games, vocabulary-boosting short stories, and more.

 

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EVERFI

  • What It Is: EVERFI offers courses for K-12 on real-world topics like mental health, financial planning, career readiness, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: These courses are always free for educators and students. Learn more here.

 

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schoolshelf

The MS/HS Edition of SchoolShelf provides digital access to Woodburn Press resources for the students, parents, and educators associated with your school or special program.