#TEAMJXN Special Edition

Distance Learning Resources

Storyline Online

A children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.

Link: https://www.storylineonline.net/

Age Group: Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari Facebook Live Sessions

Home Safari Facebook Live sessions will be offered weekdays starting on Monday, March 16 at 3pm. Each session will highlight an animal and provide an activity that you can do

at home. The first safari will feature everyone’s favorite hippo, Fiona.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo

Age Group: All Ages


A free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card. You can also add a filter in the preferences setting for audience age groups.

Link: https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

Age Group: All Ages

Smash Boom Best

Podcast for kids: The ultimate debate show! Think of all the writing kids could do at home from this. We love that this resource even has coloring sheets available for download! Try out: Sharks vs Skunks

Link: https://www.brainson.org/pages/smashboombest

Age Group: 3rd Grade and Up


If you or your child are interested in learning a foreign language, Duolingo offers free online learning tools in 36 languages.

Link: https://www.duolingo.com/

Age Group: Ages 11+ with parent consent or 13+ otherwise

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! (free video series)

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. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00 p.m. ET

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2544781839094130/?active_tab=about

Age Group: Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers no‐​cost YouTube instructional videos in a wide range of content areas, including all levels of mathematics, English language arts, science, history, computer science and programming, and SAT preparation.

Link: https://www.khanacademy.org/

Age Group: K-12

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is an app (iOS and Android compatible) where children ages 2-7 can learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development.

Link: https://learn.khanacademy.org/khan-academy-kids/

Age Group: 2-7 year olds

Imagineering in a Box

Walt Disney Imagineering comes together with Khan Academy to create an online curriculum which aims to ignite curiosity, inspire creativity, and encourage innovation in the minds of students and teachers alike, while creating fun and engaging opportunities to explore new concepts

Link: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box

Age Group: Kindergarten - 12th Grade


TED‐​Ed offers a free suite of high‐​quality videos on a variety of topics for learners of all ages, including supplemental materials, discussion questions, and opportunities to probe deeper into areas of interest. Register as an educator and you can help to customize your child’s learning experience, or let your child explore independently.

Link: https://ed.ted.com/

Age Group: 5th Grade - 12th Grade

Smithsonian Institution

Many museums, including the Smithsonian Institution and especially its open access Learning Lab, offer free, online resources and activities for learners. Check out the websites of your favorite museums to see what free, digital education tools are available.

Link: https://www.si.edu/kids

Age Group: Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Scholastic Story Starters

Story Starters is a fun, interactive tool for computers and iPads that generates writing prompts that include direction on character, plot, and setting.

Link: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

Age Group: Kindergarten - 6th Grade

Lego Story Visualizer

The StoryVisualizer App (Apple iOS) allows students to document and present their stories. Students can create wonderful stories using preexisting templates as well as pictures from both the app and their own camera roll. The possibilities are endless.

Link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/storyvisualizer/id708170731

Age Group: Kindergarten - 8th Grade


GoNoodle helps teachers and parents get kids moving with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

Age Group: Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Tayasui Sketches

Sketches is an amazing drawing app (iOS and Android compatible) for all ages. Try out their endless artist's toolbox that helps users create dazzling sketches, cheerful paintings and smashing illustrations on the go.

Link: https://tayasui.com/sketches/

Age Group: All Ages

Applied Digital Skills

These are ready-to-use video lessons that teach digital skills which have immediate, real-life application. Teach and learn practical digital skills using our free project-based video curriculum. Students gain invaluable skills that prepare you for problem-solving in a digital world.

Link: https://applieddigitalskills.withgoogle.com/s/en/home

Age Group: 5th Grade - 12th Grade

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