HAPPENINGS & EVENTS
Arcademics make multiplayer educational games for students from K to eighth grade, from free math games to language games. Arcademics combines the excitement of video games with educational content to produce a high rate of learning through exciting, focused repetition that enables automaticity and fluency. All games can be played seamlessly onany device using the web browser for free.
This free Alexa platform provides an education-focused game that showcases notable but less-known historical figures. By saying to your device “Alexa, Luminary of the Day” you activate a search through Bamboo video database of influential people from diverse fields. Kids can enjoy Bamboo video books, math lessons, and music. To get started, just
say “Alexa, open Bamboo Luminaries.”
Build your vocabulary daily and learn about trending words! Hop online to see the word of the day and test your knowledge by the end of the week. There are several ways to build your vocabulary on Dictionary.com; improve your language skills with word games, see what words are
trending in the news, learn about the English language, and simply browse the dictionary by focusing on one letter at a time.
This free game allows kids to have fun while engaging them in reading activities and challenging their skills. Dreamscape understands that kids learn in several ways, one of which is through games which aim to foster the growth of early literacy skills. This includes print knowledge, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonetics, high-frequency
words and spelling. These games are for children in grades 2-8.
If you’re looking for some apps for the tablet, we recommend
DuckDuckMoose for the preschool to kindergarten set. Graphics and interface are engaging and easily accessible for children. From puzzles, maps, to fun music apps where you can learn notes and rhythm, kids gravitate enthusiastically to this sister site of Khan Academy.
With a mission to help kids meet critical early development needs — the program many of us grew up on is still going strong and providing online content and shows every weekday morning. Many parents will attest that “Sesame Street” is still one of the best resources for the pre-K and kindergarten set, as well as kids with special needs. You’ll find video, games and art projects online. You may be home stuck with the kids, but we won’t tell anyone when you jump up when “Number of the Day” comes up.
MUSEUM AND ZOO VIRTUAL TOURS
Zoos & Aquariums
You can explore the San Diego Zoo, Monterey Bay
Aquarium, the Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta, animal cams at Houston Zoo, and the Georgia Aquarium.
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
Trips: Discovery Education offers a
number of virtual field trips, like exploring the Tundra and polar bears, learning about robotics and manufacturing, or blast off to the Johnson Space Center.