Educational e-Resources 6th grade to Adult
FREE ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Access to current publications in Health Reference Series and Teen Health Series as well as Global Pandemics and Epidemics and How They Relate to You - this resource has a section dedicated to COVID-19. Use the password: PalmSprings
https://palmbeachschools.org/students_parents/digital_learning - School District page for instructions for distance learning that begins March 31st.
HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULTS
Free App to Learn Languages: https://appewa.com/
Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. Coursera is a powerful tool for free online education, and includes courses from many top universities, museums and trusts. This gives the site an extremely wide range of in-depth courses. Coursera is extremely useful if you’re looking to study many different topics or want courses from different schools and groups.
Another great option for free online education is edX. Also bringing together courses from many different schools, the site has impressive, quality information for everyone. edX covers a great range of topics.
- Learn and develop skills needed to advance in work and life.
- Computer courses from beginner to advanced which include Microsoft Office, Windows 10, MacOS, Linux, Internet, Email, and Internet safety. These are available in English and Spanish.
- Learn new workplace skills to improve your resume and cover letter writing, business communication, and interviewing skills.
- Refresh or improve your math, reading, writing, personal finance, GED Prep, or English grammar skills.
Girls Who Code has just released FREE weekly Girls Who Code at Home unplugged and online activities for 3rd-12th grade students. Learn coding from the comfort of your home!
iTunesU FREE COURSES - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8&at=1000lwqv
iTunes U also allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to learn from a large collection of free education content in public courses from leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions.
K-12 Flood Education Resources page from Flood Science Center includes collection of activities and course materials. Includes multimedia games, and other interactive elements like Operation Water Festival.
Online video math tutorials for preschool through college level and much more.
Maker Projects and Ideas to do at home: https://www.instructables.com/
Online dictionary and thesaurus for spelling and definitions of words.
1,500 free online courses from the world’s leading universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player. Over 45,000 hours of free audio & video lectures
Spanish Resources for Teens: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/03/20/recursos-en-la-web-en-espanol-para-ninos-y-adolescentes
National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
- Who can use the library? This is a global pandemic, is your library open to everyone?
Yes, the Internet Archive loans digitized books to the world. The digital library is free to read for anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world. It is a global library.
- Why is it called a “National Emergency” Library when it’s open to the world?
It wanted to be very clear about the duration of this emergency library. It is meant to meet a specific, extraordinary need - universities, school, and libraries around the world are closed and people cannot access the physical materials within. While it serves the world, it operates in the United States, and so it is taking an extraordinary measure to suspend waitlists on its lending collection through the duration of the US national emergency to meet the educational and inspirational needs of a global community of readers and learners.
- How long will the National Emergency Library be in operation?
The library will have suspended waitlists through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later. After that, waitlists will be dramatically reduced to their normal capacity, which is based on the number of physical copies in Open Libraries.
- Why is the Internet Archive doing this?
According to UNESCO, the COVID-19 crisis has shuttered the classrooms for one-in-five students worldwide, plus an additional one-in-four from higher education classes. And that number is growing, quickly approaching 1 billion students physically cut off from classrooms, teachers and libraries.
- How do I sign up for access?
Signing up for an Internet Archive account is free and open to the world. Please visit https://archive.org/account/signup If you have any problems, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- You can browse our collection or search for books or authors at https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary Use the “Search this Collection” box along the left to begin. During this time of emergency, users can check out up to 10 books at a time.
- What if I’m still reading my book when my 14-day loan is up?
While waitlists are suspended you will be able to check the book out again. Once waitlists are back in place at the end of the US national emergency, users will once again join waitlists to view available copies.
- I’m an educator. Will this work for a classroom of students?
Yes. Part of our reasoning to suspend waitlists was to meet this classroom need, expressed to us by many educators and librarians as their schools closed.