Online Educational Resources

Online Resources for Special Education Students and Families


Below are some great resources, especially during our state's mandated school closure and distance learning protocol as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Feel free to use these to keep your children engaged while school is closed and supplement your child's learning.



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Free Apps for children of special needs

A list of FREE apps for children of special needs.  This list is organized VERY well.

https://elearningindustry.com/free-special-needs-ipad-apps-part-1

Tips for Families during distance learning

A webpage with a few resources that may be helpful during distance learning.

https://sites.google.com/view/distance-learning-specialed/home/tips-for-families




Pre-School Resources



Story Place

Online stories and activities for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Each theme includes an online story, online activity, printable “take home” activities and suggestions for parents, and a book list.

https://www.storyplace.org/front

Starfall

Online resource for language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. 

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Scholastic Learn At Home

Day-by-day activities to keep kids reading, thinking, learning, and growing.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Help Kidz Learn

HelpKidzLearn is a collection of software for young children and those with learning difficulties to play online. The software is split into five sections: Early Years, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Creative Play & Find Out About.

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/early-years




Academic Resources for Children



Scholastic Learn At Home

Day-by-day activities to keep kids reading, thinking, learning, and growing.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Fun Brain

Online games include a variety of topics, including vocabulary, grammar, reading, math and some that are just for fun.

https://www.funbrain.com/

Starfall

Online resource for language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. 

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Help Kidz Learn

HelpKidzLearn is a collection of software for young children and those with learning difficulties to play online. The software is split into five sections: Early Years, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Creative Play & Find Out About.

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/

Prodigy: Math Learning Platform

Prodigy is an online math game/program that is free to log in to.  Students choose a character and then work their way through math problems.  It adjusts to your child’s ability as they answer questions and helps the keep moving on to  new skills.

https://www.prodigygame.com





Academic Resources for Teens



TedED

TED-Ed Animations aret: short, award-winning animated videos about ideas that spark the curiosity of learners everywhere. 

https://ed.ted.com/

Teen Tribune

Tween / Teen Tribune consists of daily news sites for tweens, and teens, and includes text, photos, graphics, and audio and/or video materials prepared by the Smithsonian and others about current events, history, art, culture and science. 

https://www.tweentribune.com/category/teen/

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Scholastic Learn At Home

Day-by-day activities to keep kids reading, thinking, learning, and growing.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Help Kidz Learn

HelpKidzLearn is a collection of software for young children and those with learning difficulties to play online. The software is split into five sections: Early Years, Games and Quizzes, Stories and Songs, Creative Play & Find Out About.

https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/




Social / Emotional Resources



Smiling Mind

This is a free resource that can be used by families, schools, and workplaces.  Includes a great curriculum for mindfulness learning. The app allows you to take the resources anywhere your device goes!

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/mindfulness

Mindful Schools

Mindful Schools will be offering mindfulness classes for kids! Join us online – for mindful activities, mindful movement, read-alouds – and let’s have fun exploring mindfulness together.

https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR3lJlQzSZT9sCXMLfmCvZ_vbpytli8aD-T0ZsMUt_ED3eyZY0y9rowcwTs




Speech



Articulation Games

Articulation games for students to play online.

https://www.quia.com/pages/havemorefun.html

Language Games

Language games for students to play online.

https://www.quia.com/pages/havefun.html

Story Place

Online stories and activities for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Each theme includes an online story, online activity, printable “take home” activities and suggestions for parents, and a book list.

https://www.storyplace.org/front

Fun Brain

Online games include a variety of topics, including vocabulary, grammar, reading, math and some that are just for fun.

https://www.funbrain.com/

AAC Language Lab

Explore language stages and interactive materials designed for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), Educators and Parents. Free resources and subscription option.

https://aaclanguagelab.com/

Speech Therapy At-Home

30 apps, books, games, toys and websites to get you started. 

https://homeschoolhideout.com/speech-therapy-at-home/




Autism Resources



Autism Focused Intervention & Modules (AFIRM) - COVID-19 Uncertain Times Information and Resources

GREAT resource for families with children of Autism. Includes a pdf of information, social stories, schedules, and other resources to use at home with children.  Would be helpful for other students that require a very well developed routine.

https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/supporting-individuals-autism-through-uncertain-times

Autism Apps

100 useful apps for children of Autism.  Some have a cost and some are FREE.

https://adayinourshoes.com/apps-for-autism/

Visual Schedules

Online resource that helps with visual schedules.  For a small cost you can purchase a home visual schedule to download.

https://www.mrsdscorner.com/visual-schedules/




Movement Resources



Go Noodle

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Groov3 Dance

Get moving with this channel’s videos, created to inspire change and build a global community through the power of dance.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC2C841486EB885F1

Move to Learn

Free classroom videos to help students K-12 shake out the energy and regain focus!

https://www.youtube.com/user/MovetoLearnMS

Kidz Bop Kids

You can watch exclusive KIDZ BOP Kids interviews, behind the scenes footage, videos of the talented KIDZ BOP Kids singing and dancing, and official KIDZ BOP music videos! 

https://www.youtube.com/user/KidzBopKids

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation for kids hosted by awesome instructor and master storyteller Jamie. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga




Other Fun Resources



Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Join the zoo for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one animal at the zoo.  Don’t have access to social media? No worries! All videos will be posted to this webpage and to their YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.


http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/