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Resources

 

Below are a few resources that we've gathered to better link kids to current events. 

Thank you to all our tuned-in listeners who contribute to our ever-growing page of go-to information.

 
 

In the News

             1.  Artemis 1 on the launchpad! Watch NASA's YouTube channel here! 

            2.  Meteorite hits Mars! Listen to the sound it made here!

           3.   Vote for your favorite toy: Get in on the voting here! 

          4Media Literacy.  Making sense of the messages!

        5.  The Crisis in Ukraine: How to help kids navigate the news and images. 

                 Associated Press

                 CNN 

           6Dial-a-Smile. Uplifting messages from kids, for everyone! Peptok's number: 707-998-8410.

         

Curious About Climate Change? 

What is it and how can I help? We've got you covered! 

Click here for kid-friendly explanations and tips for helping save Mother Earth!

Share My Lesson

A digital platform where educators can collaborate and share standards-aligned learning resources such as lesson plans,                    classroom strategies and professional development webinars—at no cost. Owned and operated by the AFT (American Federation of Teachers). Share My Lesson.

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Learning Tools
 

  1. Bamboo Learning  Free, voice-based educational apps for kids age 5-12: Just say “Alexa, open Bamboo Learning” to open a world of active, conversational skills with Bamboo Books, Bamboo Math, Bamboo Luminaries, Highlights Storybooks, and Bamboo Music!  
     

  2. NatGeoForKids Ages 8+ Geography, animals and more.                                                                                                                                                       

  3. Amazing Educational Resources. By teachers and for teachers.
     

  4. Scholastic Learn at Home. Grades 3-5 and Grades 6+Fantastic curriculum that breaks the day into engaging, interactive lessons.
                                                        

  5. We've curated this teacher-focused list of free learning resources. You'll find them organized by grade. 

   6.  Space optimization for teachers! Tips on separating home from work when you're working from home! 

Virtual Experiences

   

  1.  NASA for Students. A place to Inspire, engage, educate, and employ the next generation of engineers.  And don't forget Slime in   Space! Astronauts teamed up with Nickelodeon to take kids 250 miles above the earth to see how slime reacts to microgravity!  Watch ping pong with slime! Free!                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  2. Architecture and Design. Tailored, creative hands-on projects to support curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Adopted from the Arkki curriculum, designed by experts in Finland. Available in 8 languages. Arkki at Home.                                                                                                  

  3. Coding, AI and Spy School! Get your tech on with cutting edge courses in STEM! 
     

  4.  Bring the Zoo to You! Virtual Field Trips, Creature Feature, A Breakfast Club and Storytime, courtesy of the Ft. Worth Zoo.                                              

Camps, Classes and Everything in Between!​

  1. Activity HeroOne stop shopping for any type of activity-- online or in-person -- by child's age, session dates, price and other search tools. This school year, popular categories include academic, art, music, coding, science, fitness and more!  KidNuz receives proceeds for sign-ups!                             

 
 
 
 
 

Call for Entries: Resource Library

We're always adding to our list. Have you discovered a book, website, activity guide, playlist, or anything else that you've found helpful and think other people might want to know about?

Thanks for sharing with us!