The best place in the world. ~ Amy Garnica, Sudie's Librarian
@home - Let's do this!
Dallas Public Library's Online Events Calendar - Tons of online activities for all ages and interests!
CREATE and CONTESTS
Teach Me About COVID - Question, Learn, & Share info about COVID found by you! Add your opinion and links to where you found your info.
Scholarship Contests - On going list of contests that award scholarships! These would look great on applications.
Science Competitions - LONG list of links to sites that have competitions based on science and STEAM.
Inquiry Corridor - Our question is WHY DO WE CELEBRATE MEXICAN-AMERICAN, BLACK, & WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTHS? Wonder, search, and share! Helpful instructions.
Book Trailer or Review - Read, create, and share!
Writing Contests - Poetry, plays, essays, stories, illustrations -this list has contests for all of it!
OMG, so many CONTESTS - Get creative and enter a contest. Check out this list!
Come to my Classroom - Quizizz, read aloud novel, crafts, and more! Join code: 6bni3wf .
What's Mrs. Garnica been reading? - Come see and listen to a gallery of books I've read recently.
Dallas Public Library Card - Add the DPL to Sora for more choices of eBooks and Audiobooks. You'll also have access to digital free movies, magazines, and more! (They're about to start a pick-up service for physical books that you've placed on Hold! Which DPL branches, times, and more.)
Try a Podcast - Listening to a podcast is fun! Try coloring or doing chores while listening.
Links to Authors - Lots of authors are doing stuff online. Scroll down to find the Middle School and High School authors.
How to find a NEW book with Novelist - Filter & sort for read-alikes, subject, age, reading level, and more!
Daily Quest - Daily topics for discovery and doing
NASA - Games, builds, challenges, activities, and more!
STEM @Dallas Public Library - Well, not there, but sign up for activities to do at home.
Science Experiments - ONLY WITH ADULT SUPERVISION! "I'm not cleaning up that mess."
Practice Spanish - Read along story videos in both English and Spanish.
Interest Profiler - Take the test to discover the career and education paths you'd like to follow.
Article - OMG! Follow the links in the article for internet magic! Virtual field trips, National Parks, Collections, Activities, and more.
Museum Exhibit - Visit museum exhibits, famous places, even outer space from your home!
Animals - Live Zoo cams from zoos all around the world.
LET'S GET PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL WELL BEING
GoNoodle - Videos and activities for kids and families to be active, stay mindful.
DANCE - Try one of these videos or find your own. I'm trying the Bollywood first!
Calm Harm - App that helps kids understand and curb the desire for dealing with stress through self harm.
imaginACTION - Video guides to help you be more in control over how you feel.
Spin & Move - WheelDecide spinner getting up and away from the computer.
Character Playbook - Sign up your family for realistic comic book-style stories help build healthy relationships
Physical Activity Sites - WOW! Amazing list of sites for getting activity and learning about yourself. (sorry, some of the links are broken)
Calm Meditation Classes - A variety of lessons for calming, being present, and coping with stress.
LISTS OF RESOURCES
Wide Open Schools - Best curated list of free resources! By Common Sense Media, a personal fav!
+200 Free Online Resources - Explanations, links, broken down by subject, very wow.
High Quality Apps/Sites - This list is by Common Sense Media, I strongly recommend them & this list, even the HS stuff looks cool.