Ways to Engage Students
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 on any device using the web browser for free.
Apps for the tablet for the preschool to kindergarten. 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.
Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness
For kids ages 2 and up this resource with tips on how to engage kids through yoga. Fun printable lessons like Space Shape Yoga and Kids Yoga Cards are free for all during the COVID-19 school closure and quarantine.
Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens through Explore and Learn
Virtual Field Trips- Expedition Videos
Explore the world through virtual fieldtrips for grades K-9.
Try a new recipe or baking.
Virtual Author Activities
Read alouds of picture books or listen to an author read a book online and then discuss it together. Questions: How does this book help me to learn something new about myself? about others? What did I learn new? What did I learn about power, equity, and social justice? What happened in the story?
Use Your Voice
Create a "center" or corner for writing and engage in "open mic" of writings
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.”