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.

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AT HOME ACTIVITIES

Active For Life – Raising Physically Literate Kids

Art Activities and Games

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.

Circletime

Cosmic Kids Yoga (YouTube Channel)

Disney Imagineering – Build Your Own Themepark

Easy Indoor Activities for Energetic Kids

Free Online Concerts from world famous classical music venues

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.

Sensory Scavenger Hunt

Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times

The Learning Station

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.

Yachad on Demand

Yoga with Miss Yael

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

6 Online Speech Therapy Resources for Kids

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

Boardmaker Coronavirus Communication Support Materials

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.

Breakout EDU

CK-12 

Class Central — 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

ClubSciKidz – Where Science and Technology Connect

Distance/Home Learning Packets and Strategies

Duolingo — teaches foreign languages using bite-size lessons.

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings 

(More) Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

Epic – Digital Library

Free Social and Emotional Learning Activities

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.

Handwriting Heroes

HippoCampus.org — Free educational resources for middle school to college

IXL.com

Khan Academy

LightSail – Literacy Platform

Milwaukee with Kids – Two weeks of fun and easy science experiments

MKE With Kids Resources and Activities

Mommy Speech Therapy — Words in various speech position, great for articulation

Mystery Science

NASA Kid’s Club

PBS Kids

Picture Dictionary — This dictionary contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages.

Readwritethink.com — Learning Idioms

Resources for Special Educators, Therapists and Families

Rosetta Stone —  Free access to Rosetta Stone for the the next three months

Scholastic Learn at Home

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

Starfall

Stories from the Web

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

Using a “Mini-Schedule” or Visual Checklist

World of Words

Teach.com

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

Boston Children’s Museum

Discovery Education

Farm Tours

Georgia Aquarium

Great Wall of China

Guggenheim Museum

Houston Zoo

  1. Paul Getty Museum

Louvre Museum

Mars (like, the planet)

MASP, Brazil

Met Opera

Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Geographic

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

National Parks Service

Pergamon Museum

Reid Park Zoo

Rijksmuseum

San Diego Zoo

Scholastic

Smithsonian

Smithsonian National Zoo

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Yellowstone National Park

Zoo Atlanta (Panda Cam)