Additional "At-Home" Resources for teachers
There are so many tools and resources being made available to teachers during this virtual teaching time. Below are some additional ones I've come across which you may find very beneficial. As always, let me know if I can be of any help with implementing any of these. Have fun and good luck!
- Great Utah ShakeOut. Last month's 5.7 magnitude earthquake provides a reminder that Utahns need to be vigilant about preparing for the next quake. On April 16, Utahns can practice earthquake readiness
- National Library Week. April 19-25 is National Library Week, and even though many libraries are not physically open, you can still "Find Your Place at the Library" through their virtual services and online content
- Earth Day, April 22. This annual spring event is intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment.
- Research Quest: The Natural History Museum of Utah is offering middle schoolers a chance to examine its fossil collection online and address real research questions. The students are invited to analyze evidence and develop their own theories. Participation is free
- Google’s “Teach from Home.” A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
- JK Rowling launches 'Harry Potter at Home' hub for kids in lockdown. Rowling, Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing, and Scholastic, are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers, and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives.
- Vidcode is offering its full computer science and coding platform to teachers.
- Plasma Games is providing Sci-Ops: Global Defense, to Utah teachers. Sci-Ops fuses rigorous science standards with real-world applications and in-demand STEM career pathways -- all inside of entertainment-quality gameplay that students and teachers love! All teachers need to do is send an email to
- Canvas with Littles, using Canvas with K-5
- CSTA-Compiled Resources to Support Teaching
- Census 2020. Wondering where to begin? The U.S. Census Bureau has great resources teachers can use with students of all ages. Here are a few favorites from us Common Sense Education:
- What Is the 2020 Census? (introductory activity)
- Take-home flyer for grades K–12 (in 12 different languages!)
- Virtual field trip to the U.S. Census Bureau