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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to help.
You can find more information on these programs by visiting www.AgeofLearning.com/programs.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
AT HOME ACTIVITIES
Active For Life – Raising Physically Literate Kids
Art for Kids Hub — Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!
Audible Stories — Free Audiobooks
Boredom Busters — 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families and Kids — Our list of Boredom Busters includes over 100 fun (and mostly free) activities that you and your kids can enjoy at home. This handy list can easily be printed and placed on the refrigerator – a great way to have instant “ideas” when boredom strikes!
Broadway Collective Study Hall — Each week for 3 weeks, starting Monday March 30th, we will drop exclusive masterclasses taught by Broadway performers for you to stream – all for FREE.
Cartooning Club – How to Draw – YouTube Channel — Looking for fun and easy ways to improve your drawing skills? You’ve come to the right place. Art is an essential life skill that everyone should learn.
GoNoodle — When it’s time for them to get up and move around, this always-free app has videos that kids can follow along with for a little dance break.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.
MOCO Movement Center Facebook Page — Move with MOCO –Each day, check in to this page at noon to follow along LIVE with activities like dance, yoga, ball games, scavenger hunts, fun with bubbles, and more with your favorite MOCO friends.
Muffalo Potato — Drawing Lessons
Over 100,000 images from museums in Paris have been put online — Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website.
Rebel Girls — Activities include how to write a business plan, how to write a computer program, how to plant a garden, and more.
School of Strength – fitness videos led by six Special Olympics athletes and featuring WWE star Becky Lynch that are designed to get people with disabilities moving, all from home.
Unleashing Readers – There are some incredible authors who are doing LIVE (yes, LIVE!) readings and doodle alongs of their books. We are, quite frankly, blown away and in awe of these authors. Ricki’s and Kellee’s children are loving so many of these! Here’s amazing opportunities for our children/students as we move to digital/distance learning.
Activities from a Speech Therapist
Bamboo Learning — Bamboo works with Amazon’s Alexa to do free, voice-based activities around math, music, social studies, and stories
Bibliomania — Free Online Literature
Brainbashers.com — A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions.
BrainPOP video about the Coronavirus — It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind.
Class Central — 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
ClubSciKidz – Where Science and Technology Connect
Duolingo — teaches foreign languages using bite-size lessons.
Fun and Free Educational Websites for Kids — Your children can learn something new today in a safe online environment. These 17 free educational websites for kids are fun while offering online teaching games, printable activities, videos, and so much more.
HippoCampus.org — Free educational resources for middle school to college
LightSail – Literacy Platform
Mommy Speech Therapy — Words in various speech position, great for articulation
Picture Dictionary — This dictionary contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages.
Readwritethink.com — Learning Idioms
Rosetta Stone — Free access to Rosetta Stone for the the next three months
ScratchJr — With ScratchJr, participants can program their own interactive stories and games
Special Needs for Special Kids — Free online resources for teachers and parents of kids with autism and significant learning challenges.
Splashlearn.com — K-5 math
Squiggly’s Playhouse — Creative Writing
Storyjumper.com — Provides a free online tool to write, illustrate and publish children’s stories.
TEDEd — TED-Ed provides everything you need to spark and celebrate your child’s ideas.
Toy Theater — Visual memory activities
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS