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Distance Learning Resources

Distance Learning Resources

Because of the extended closure of the NEISD district, we plan to do everything in our power to ensure that our students continue to have access to course content and resources that facilitate learning. Please click the links below to be directed to FREE resources and learning opportunities meant to engage, challenge and enrich your child(ren).

Read Alouds

Storyline Online

Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.


Indianapolis Public Library

More than a hundred free video read alouds.


Storytime From Space

Astronauts, in space, have videotaped themselves reading books to the children of Earth. The videos are placed on this website under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.


Brightly Storytime

Read alouds and resources are provided based on age and reading level. Read alouds can also be found on their YouTube channel


Audible

Audible, a website for audiobooks, has opened its website for free. Audible offer a trove of books appropriate for young children to adults.

Authors, Illustrators, and Songs

Digital Breakouts

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

San Diego Zoo

Baboon live cam, arts and craft how-to videos, read-along stories, and more!


Yellowstone National Park

Take a virtual tour of Yellowstone, including Fort Yellowstone, the Mud Volcano, and other exciting landmarks.

EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES

ABCya!

Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, just-for-fun logic games, and more!


FunBrain

Games, videos, and online books available for Pre-K through 8th grade.


Highlights Kids

The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes.


Kahn Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace.


PBS Kids

Educational games and videos from Curious George, Clifford, and other PBS KIDS shows!


Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Grades Pre-K through 9th.


Starfall

At Starfall, children have fun while they learn. Starfall specializes in reading, phonics, and math educational games, movies, books, songs, and more for children K-3.


Wonderopolis

Why are flamingos pink? What are zombie worms? Wonderopolis is a place where a child's curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery.

DISTRICT PROVIDED RESOURCES

These resources are accessed through Launchpad on the NEISD website. Students will log in with their district username and password. Resources are located in the Library Resources folder.


BrainPop

BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12. Content includes quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.


Capstone (eBooks)

eBook resources


Discovery Education

Videos, games, and discovery for all ages


Encyclopedia Britannica

Students explore new ideas and subjects with this database


National Geographic Kids

Students enjoy playing games, watching videos, taking quizzes, and learning about animals in this fun, and engaging website!


PebbleGo

PebbleGo is packed with informational articles, ready-made activities and literacy support for students of all abilities. PebbleGo boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.


Sora (eBooks)

eBook resources


Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Students can read it, or have it read to them.