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Digital Content Resources

For lists of resources, please click on the headings below. The sites are provided as options and sources for ideas and inspiration only.  The lists are also not exhaustive; there are many quality resources and learning activities available online.

In addition, many local, national, and international educational organizations are actively working to gather resources for educators, and are publishing the information online in attempts to be of service to schools and districts.  ISTE, CCSSO, SETDA, CoSN, and others have begun working together towards this effort. Their website, Learning Keeps Going, provides a comprehensive and ever-growing list of technology resources available for schools.

Multiple Content Areas PreK-12
  1. Brain Pop, BrainPop Jr., BrainPop ELL (Grades K-12)
    • BrainPop offers over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, ELL, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. Materials are available in Spanish and French. BrainPOP is currently offering free access to schools closed due to COVID-19.
  2. Castle Learning (K-12)
    • Castle includes ELA Curricula from elementary through high school, aligned to New York State standards, including units for literature, reading, language and grammar, and foundational skills. Castle also has ELA Regents review courses.
  3. Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
    • CILC, established in 1994 as a nonprofit, specializes in the access to applications and the utilization of video conferencing for live interactive content and professional development, as well as web based collaborative learning environments for K-20 education.  CILC and its content providers have come together to provide core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K-6th. From September to December they will offer free programs with registration every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 PM EST.
  4. CK-12
    • CK-12 has free resources such as lessons and videos for students, parents, teachers, schools, and districts that can support prior learning (Grades K-12)
  5. FindNYCulture.org
    • Findnyculture.org connects teachers, parents, and students to New York’s cultural education community. It is a searchable directory of New York’s 4600+ museums, libraries, historical societies, science centers, parks, zoos, university art galleries, planetariums, and more. Discover exciting educational programs; engage with content experts; access learning resources; and inspire your students. Check the events calendar for new online and regional programs.
  6. Khan Academy and Khan Academy Kids
    • Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that has a library of video lessons, learning activities and challenges, and resources for multiple K-12.  Teachers with accounts can set up courses that address specific needs of their learners and can easily assign students an entire course. 
  7. National Geographic Kids (K-5)
    • National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 132 years through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world. Free educational games and videos.
  8. NYSM Portal to Online Educational Resources & Activities
    • The portal brings together many of the museum’s resources, including links to the popular virtual field trips, digital collections, online resources, and many fun activities for kids derived from the museum’s research and collections. The Portal provides opportunities for educators, caregivers, and students looking for engaging and educational activities that can be done from home. These resources will support the work of educators, engage students in the research and collections of the New York State Museum, and connect the real-world work of scientists and historians with the NYS Learning Standards. New resources will be added throughout the school year.
  9. NYC DOE Learn at Home
    • The materials on the Learn at Home pages are designed to provide supplementary learning resources to students aligned to the content of the learning standards for mathematics.
  10. PBS LearningMedia: Resources for New School Routines (PreK-12)
    • As teachers, students, and families deal with school As teachers, students, and families enter an uncertain school year with new routines, both in-person and virtual, PBS LearningMedia offers this special collection of flexible resources to support learning from anywhere.  Find videos, self-paced Interactive lessons, printable activities, and more. Browse our distance learning broadcast schedules aligned with PBS LearningMedia resources. Visite la colección, Recursos de PreK-12.
  11. Edutopia
    • Provides resources on adopting or adapting best practices through implementation of six transformational strategies: project-based learning, social and emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, integrated studies, and technology integration. There is a webpage dedicated to online learning.
Full Online Learning Courses
  1. AccelerateU
    • AccelerateU, run by EduTech RIC/Wayne Fingerlakes BOCES, offers offers 200 online courses for New York State students in grades 6-12 students for credit accrual, credit recovery, and advanced coursework 
  2. Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES
    • OHM BOCES offers a variety of 9-12 courses. Through their partnership with Agilix Buzz, the BOCES is offering free access to online core curricula.
  3. Edgenuity
    • Edgenuity provides K-12 online learning support and content, including core curricula, virtual learning, credit recovery, personalized learning, and test readiness.
  4. Apex
    • Apex is a leading digital curriculum company for students in grades 6-12 to take courses online for original credit or for credit recovery.
  5. Edmentum
    • Edmentum is an online learning content and course provider that offers many resources for K-12 students, including full curricula, 6-12 courses, and assessments.
  6. Pearson Gradpoint
    • Pearson Gradpoint offers a variety of resources for online and blended learning, including customization options for personalized learning.
  7. Odysseyware
    • Odysseyware offers a fully online, customizable curriculum library consisting of over 300 courses for grades 3-12.
Special Education
  1. Center on Technology and Disability
    • This website includes an extensive collection of evidence-based resources and learning opportunities related to assistive technology.  There are portals with information (including best practices regarding the instruction of students with disabilities) geared specifically toward state and local leaders, families, teachers, and service providers.
  2. Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
    • CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Users have access to free learning tools across content areas that utilize the principles of UDL, and educators can sign up to design and share accessible learning tools designed to support all learners.
  3. National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)
    • The center provides resources and technical assistance regarding AEM and information and considerations related to making print and tech-based material usable to the greatest range of learner variability and in accordance with the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS). 
  4. Bookshare
    • Ebook library with the most extensive collection of accessible ebooks in the world. Nearly 10,000 public domain books that anyone, including non-members, can read are offered. For membership, qualified students must be confirmed as having a print disability that severely inhibits or prevents reading traditional print materials.
  5. Learning Ally
    • A multi-sensory reading accommodation that levels the playing field for students who struggle to read due to a reading deficit. Qualified students must be confirmed as having a reading deficit to access audiobooks.
  6. NYSED Webpage on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)
    • Provides information on accessing AIM throughout the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC), as requested by a school district.
  7. Described and Captioned Media Program (DMCP)
    • ​​Accessible, educational videos across content areas for students who are deaf or blind in grades K through 12.  Videos can be searched by state standards, subject, and grade, and many are available without membership.  Families and school personnel with at least one student who is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind qualify for a free, full membership.
  8. American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)
    • ​​Resources are available to assist educators of deaf children in the classroom and help empower families in understanding the possibilities for their children’s futures.  Many resources, including a collection of free videos of children’s stories in ASL for children aged 1 to 8 years, are available for free.
  9. Practical Access Podcast
    • ​​A set of podcasts created to help teachers with the shift to online learning for students with disabilities.  Drs. Lisa Dieker and Rebecca Hines, professors at the University of Central Florida in the College of Community Innovation and Education, provide practical knowledge using fast, flexible thinking about “real life” problems.
  10. Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM)
    • ​​AFIRM’s COVID-19 toolkit, Supporting Individuals with Autism through Difficult Times, includes seven support strategies designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with autism during periods of uncertainty. The toolkit includes a downloadable packet with resources developed for parents/caregivers to use quickly and easily with their children with autism spectrum disorders to support understanding, communication, coping and calming, and maintaining and developing routines.
  11. Understood
    • Provides families, educators, and young adults with information, resources, strategies and tips regarding a variety of disability-related issues. Evidence-based, easy-to-use resources are available for use by general and special education teachers, service providers and school leaders to develop their approaches to teaching all students, including those who learn and think differently.
  12. National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII)
    • NCII is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and is part of OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (TA&D). An array of tools and resources are provided to support implementation of intensive intervention in reading, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs. Resources include online learning modules for professional development purposes, sample lessons and strategies, data collection tools and a resource library.
  13. High-Leverage Practices in Special Education
English Language Learners (ELLs) or Multilingual Learners (MLLs)
  1. Letter from Associate Commissioner – OBEWL, Ms. Elisa Alvarez regarding continuity of learning for English Language Learners during COVID-19 school closures
  2. Resource Collection compiled by OBEWL for English Language Learners and World Language Students, with links to Resources compiled by the NYS RBERNs
  3. ESL/ELL Education: Interactive Websites for Learning     
    • A website full of interactive websites that can be used to support ELLs.
  4. Khan Academy
    • Accessible in multiple languages
  5. Nearpod
    • Scaffolded grade-level learning experiences and language instruction. Free subscriptions offered for COVID-19.
  6. NewsELA
    • Web-based resource to support reading in both English and Spanish.
  7. NYPL English Resources: Free ESOL websites
    • These general ESOL websites offer many types of activities (grammar, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, etc.) for language learners of all levels.
  8. PBS LearningMedia: Resources for Emergency Closure – Spanish Edition (Grades PreK-12)
    • As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Featured lesson plans in this collection contain full contextualization for the media they include. Plan and adapt our lessons in creative ways, using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, and more.
  9. Unite for Literacy  (P-5)
    • Read alouds of books and stories. Users can choose the language of both the text and the narration (English or Spanish).
  10. Brainpop ELL
    • Movies, quizzes, activities, and games, for English Language Learners of all ages. Curriculum organized in three levels of varying difficulty, each building upon the grammar and vocabulary of the last. 6 units and multiple lessons in each level.
  11. Global Storybooks (2-12)
    • Global storybook includes digital stories narrated in fifty available languages, including open-licensed books for over 40 countries and regions on five continents
  12. Learning Chocolate (2-12)
    • Online vocabulary building resource for ELLs. Users pick topics and themes and can click on images to hear the word. Topics include such things as colors, numbers, action words, routines, food, months, etc.
  13. Lingo Hut (2-12)
    • A free resource for learning a language. Lessons begin with common words and phrases written and pronounced, and grow in difficulty.
  14. Literacy Center
    • Pre-reading materials focusing on letters, numbers, shapes, and colors.
    • The materials are available in Spanish, French, German, and English.
  15. The Fable Cottage
    • Classic fairy tales and fables told in Stories told in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
  16. New York Times English Language Learner My Learning Network
    • ​​A plethora of varied texts, podcasts, videos, and lesson plans to engage and instruct ELL/MLL students in reading and writing. Aligned to Common Core.
  17. Common Sense Media
    • A site for Spanish-speaking families containing videos, texts, and digital applications instructing children and sharing information for parents.
  18. Languages Other Than English Activities
    • ​​Students can practice math and build English vocabulary while referencing their home language. Languages include French, Turkey, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. 
  19. Long Island Regional Bilingual Education Regional Network (L.I. RBERN) Videos
    • A collection of professional development videos on how to support distance learning for ELLs 
PBS Resources

Distance Learning Resources for PreK-12

PBS is committed to supporting teachers and students with free, at-home learning tools to inspire and inform.

  1. PBS Learning Media and PBS Kids (Grades P-12)
    • PBS LearningMedia [“PBSLM”] is a free online tool for teachers, parents, and others to use PBS content anywhere, anytime. PBS has organized webinars for teachers to learn how to incorporate PBSLM into their distance learning plans. Station staff are also creating and updating collections of videos, source documents, lesson plans, and more into easily-accessible posts and webpages so that educators and parents have a place to find resources.
  2. PBS LearningMedia: Resources for Emergency Closure (PreK-12)
    • As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Featured lesson plans in this collection contain full contextualization for the media they include. Plan and adapt our lessons in creative ways, using the Lesson Builder tool, Google Classroom, Remind, and more.
  3. WNET Educator Resources
  4. WCNY Connected Regents Review 2.0, the New York State Regents examination preparation site
    • For each Regents exam there is a one-hour long exam review video. Some of the videos are also broken into shorter clips for those looking for help with a particular topic. The teachers involved in creating these videos formulated lists of recommended online resources for further study.
  5. WCNY’s TV Classroom Network
    • WCNY’s TV Classroom network is for students in grades K-12 and provide curriculum on the subjects of ELA, math, science, health and physical education, history, and social studies. With schools closed and many children without internet access, WCNY is committed to providing educational opportunities to audiences of all ages. WCNY’S “TV Classroom” allows children to continue to connect with real teachers and have the continuity of a classroom experience at home in Syracuse and across the 19 counties in Central New York.
  6. Integrating Technology with Molly of Denali
    • Teaching with Molly of Denali” celebrates the fact that Molly loves her technology, and uses it responsibly! Join PBS Kids as we consider the important role real-world tech use plays in our students' lives, and their understanding and engagement with informational text.
  7. Mondays with Michelle Obama
  8. WMHT Resources
    • Through the WMHT PBS KIDS 24/7 channel (for young learners ages 2-8) and the WORLD ChannelHome Classroom Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) WMHT will broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs.
    • Broadcast List Applicable Offerings
      • WMHT PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel: WMHT offers anytime access to more than twenty series aligned to curriculum goals – from science and math, to literacy and life lessons. Available on-air via your WMHT, and livestreaming on the PBS KIDS Video app, wmht.org/kidsvideo, and pbskids.org. Related parent and teacher resources are also available (see below).
      • WORLD Channel: From 12 noon to 5 pm weekdays, the WORLD Channel offers programs on math, science, social studies and English language arts, curated by educators and aligned to related digital resources on PBS LearningMedia. To find WMHT WORLD Channel on your television, visit wmht.org/findwmht.
    • Digital and Printable Resources

Resources, Games, and Activities all about Nature! 

Check out this list of activities focused on the natural world and ecology to help you and your learner engage with the outdoors while at-home learning continues.

  1. Nature Nuggets – Early Learners
    NATURE Nuggets brings science and animals from NATURE on PBS to kids and their caregivers. Watch the Nature Nuggets videos and try out these Nature Nuggets activities for a fun way to engage with nature both inside and out!
  2. NATURE – Grades K-12
    Check out these PBS NATURE resources for children of all ages with hands-on activities, online resources, and video getting kids thinking and interacting with nature!
  3. Citizen Science Month – Grades 6-12
    April is Citizen Science Month! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite projects and resources for partaking in citizen science at home. If you’re interested in keeping up with Nature’s citizen science community, you can join our Citizen Science Facebook Group
  4. Featured Partner: ReadWorks – Resources for Spring
    The nonprofit ReadWorks offers content, curriculum, and tools to power reading comprehension teaching and learning from kindergarten to 12th Grade. Check out ReadWorks collection of resources for spring!

Professional Development Opportunities

Check out the PBS TeachersLounge for more information and to share sign up links with your local educators. 

  1. Teaching Informational Text
    For Elementary Educators: Teaching Informational Text with Molly of Denali - April 23 and 30th at 7:00 PM ET
  2. American Portrait
    For Middle and High School Teachers: American Portrait - April 28th at 7:00 PM ET
  3. PBS Teachers Lounge
    Visit the PBS Teachers Lounge for info on virtual PD opportunities, blogs, trending topics, and ideas to support your virtual teaching.
  4. KQED Teach
    KQED Teach offers a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on Digital Media. Educators can build skills in digital storytelling, data visualization, and critical media use to support all curriculum areas. These materials are available here: KQED Teach.

Learning Blogs

  1. Parenting Minutes
    For Autism Awareness Month check out our Parenting Minute about leaning into interests and the blog post April Showers Bring Action, Not Fear, with Autism Awareness from PBS Kids for Parents about ways to be active about your child's development.
  2. Recursos En Español Para Familias
    Consulte estos recursos de PBS en español, organizados por grado y materia. Encontrará videos, programas de estudio y actividades que apoyan la educación en casa para niños en grados K-12. Eche un vistazo aquí a PBS Resources en español para familias.
  3. WNET Blogs
    Our At-Home Learning blogs for educators and families are being updated all the time. Check out our list of resources for families and resources for educators.
  4. Camp TV: A Nationwide Day Camp
    Beginning July 13 Camp TV is a new one-hour public television series that shares the fun activities of day camp with children nationwide, weekdays beginning Monday, July 13
Library Resources
  1. New York State Library
    • Individuals qualifying for a NYSL Borrower's Card or a New York State Resident Borrower's Card can access online journals, online newspapers and other online resources 24/7 from work or home. The library's collection of full text eJournals and eBooks remote access is available to registered borrowers with a valid Borrower Card (beginning with "P") and PIN.
    • NY State Library Digital Collections
      • The Library’s Digital Collections consist of over 75,000 documents relating primarily to New York State. There are State publications, including past Regents Exams, and primary source documents such as letters, journals, maps and posters.
  2. NOVEL New York
    • Free online access for New Yorkers to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers, and other educational resources.
      • Britannica Academic: Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. High school.​
      • Britannica Escolar: Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish. Primary and secondary levels. 
      • Britannica School: A source for all grades and all reading abilities. Available at elementary, middle, and high school levels. Pre-K-12.   
      • Kids InfoBits: Contains over 550 age-appropriate magazines and other sources. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts and graphs. Grades K-5.   
      • Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints: Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 21,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more. High school.   
      • Gale in Context: Middle School: Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos. Grades 6-8.  
  3. Summer Reading at New York Libraries
    • An updated list of online and E-Resources for families, students, and schools is now available here with recommendations for resources by age group or grade level. 
  4. GALE Comprehensive Online Toolkit
    • This toolkit provides additional support materials to help find and optimize existing resources already available to you through your library or consortia partners, as well as content and tools to help you enhance instruction, go virtual, share credible health information, and more. This page will be continually updated as we learn more.
  5. Find e-books through your public library system (listed by county)
    E-books and other e-resources are well established in NY public libraries. E-books are currently available to New Yorkers through 98% of New York’s 756 public libraries, which have some 1000 outlets. Generally, access to e-books and databases and other e-resources available from a public library are accessed with a library card number or pin code provided to a qualified member of that library or public library system by the library or system. Contact your public library or system if you require a library card or code to access their e-resources.
  6. Some libraries or library systems may provide services that allows patrons/ library card holders to stream movies and download audiobooks, comics, magazines and movies on a mobile device or desktop computers. What might be available would be specific to each library or system. Individuals with devices and card numbers should be able to view any media available through their library from logging in to their online library catalog.

School Library Systems in New York provide the online library catalog that provides access to the books and other materials in the school library. School Library Systems manage the collection of all of their member school libraries via a Union Catalog which is a requirement for School Library System membership. Contact your school library in your district for the login data to access e-resources available from your school library or system.

  • How to access online resources and e-books provided by school libraries
    • Most school libraries in New York provide a broad range of library resources, including e-books and online databases, from a single search. In New York this access is supported in component districts and schools with the support of NYS School Library Systems. Student access to electronic materials is provided by the school librarian. Contact your school library to get credentials required to access the e-resources their school and system provides for them.
  1.  Authors Everywhere!
    • A YouTube channel created and run by children’s books writers and illustrators. Users will find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, and writing advice that will offer fun and creative distractions during potential school closures and quarantines.
  2. Audible Stories
    • Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese.
  3. Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
    • To read free e-books, download the SimplyE app for iOS or Android (from your app store) and add Digital Public Library of America as your library to access the DPLA Collection. It provides access to more than 5,000 free ebook titles. DPLA also provides access to Primary Source Sets that explore topics in history, literature, and culture developed by educators, complete with teaching guides. 
  4. Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator
    • New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka offers an expansive list of tutorials, activities, webcasts, etc. on his YouTube channel.
  5. Kate Messner
    • Children’s author Kate Messner has compiled an extensive list of storytime and activity videos to her main website, each one starring a different children’s book author and illustrator.
  6. Renaissance myOn Digital Reading Resources
    • Renaissance offering free access to myON for students and families during the current COVID-19 school closures. Students may log in through a single, shared account, to access this collection of curated resources, which includes thousands of digital books, both fiction and nonfiction, covering a variety of topics and themes, as well as five daily myON News articles, written for students by journalists and reviewed by a child psychologist for age appropriateness.
    • To log into myON click the login button at the top of the screen and enter the following information on the login page
      • School name: New York Reads
      • Username: read
      • Password: books
  7. Scholastic Learn at Home
    1. ​“Day-by-day projects to keep kids learning, thinking and growing.” New learning experiences are built around a story or video daily. Activities are divided into four grade levels: pre-K and kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-9. 
  8. Storyline Online
    • An award-winning children’s literacy website that features videos of celebrated actors reading from children’s books, including Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White, and more. Each curriculum was designed by a certified elementary educator that focuses on strengthening reading comprehension, and verbal and writing skills.
  9. 2020 Summer Reading at New York Libraries
    • ​​Summertime means a chance to explore new books and e-books, learn new skills, and check out resources, programs and activities through Summer Reading at New York Libraries. It’s the perfect time for students of all ages to see what their local library has to offer! The 2020 summer reading slogan and theme is “Imagine Your Story,” a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and sharing your own unique story and voice.
  10. New York State Library Personal History Initiative and Summer Reading 2020 “Imagine Your Story” 
    • Ideas for Summer Reading Projects using the NYSL COVID-19 Personal History Initiative!

Resources Organized by Subject Areas:

Career and Technical Education Teacher Resources

The resources below were compiled by NYSED's Office of Career and Technical Education to assist career and technical education teachers during extended closures due to COVID-19.  The resources are intended to provide ideas and sources of inspiration only; NYSED does not require, recommend, endorse, or advise on any specific program or product. All instructional decisions are made at the local level.

In addition, the Career and Technical Education Technical Assistance Center (CTE TAC) is preparing/compiling online professional development resources for CTE Educators to use during school closures due to COVID-19.  The CTE TAC operates under a state contract to assist NYSED in carrying out its mission of improving the quality, access, and delivery of career and technical education through research-based methods and strategies resulting in broader CTE opportunities for all students.

Academic and Career Skills

CT2Learn

  • Our Academic & Career Skills platform allows students to develop academic, job-finding, and career-building skills. With eBooks, eLessons, articles, videos, job search tools, web links and instructor support materials, your students will have everything they need to prepare for their future. These  are great resource for courses such as:
    • College Success
    • Career Planning & Development
    • Student Success
    • Developing Occupational Skills
    • Career Exploration & Life Planning 
  • Career & Job Readiness Skills
  • Register to get your free access to course materials
    • Instructor Access Code = Skillset

Agriculture

Provider Course CTE Connection
CIAS Toward a Sustainable Agriculture Agriculture Cluster 
MIT OpenCourseWare Introduction Towards Sustainable Energy Environmental Science, Ecology, Agriculture Cluster
ACT Animal Care and Training  - Free 30 day subscription Offer Veterinary Science  
SAE for ALL SAE Independent Learning Guide Supplement/Virtual Supervised Agriculture Experience
UF IFAS Online Agricultura Education Resources Agriculture Cluster 

Appearance Enhancement

Provider Resource/Course
Cengage-Miladys Offering free online access to their MindTap program-interactive videos and learning
YouTube* NYS Haircut Pt. 2
YouTube* NYS Blowdry
YouTube* NYS Marcel Techniques
YouTube* NYS Perm Wind
YouTube* NYS Haircut Pt. 1
Facebook NYS Cosmetology Consortium group page - join to see what other teachers in NYS are doing with their online/remote instruction 
Barbicide Free barbicide training course.
Milady Training Free two- hour infection control course.

*All videos were created by NYS Cosmetology Instructor

Brenda Moore-can follow YouTube channel for more videos and updates on new postings

Business

Online CurriculumProvider Resource Course
MIT OpenCourseWare Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting Accounting
MIT OpenCourseWare Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance Accounting/Finance
YouTube Online accounting lessons Accounting (follows Century 21 Text)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Online Curriculum Resources Accounting
Learn Accounting for Free Online Curriculum Accounting
Street Law Materials for At Home Learning Business Law
Next Generation Personal Finance Online Curriculum Resources Finance/Other classes as appropriate
Pixlr Free online photo editor Computer Applications
Apache Open Office Free online version of MS Office Computer Applications
YouTube Microsoft Office Tutorials Computer Applications
YouTube Technology for Teachers and Students Computer Applications
Microsoft Office 365 Education- Free with School Account Computer Applications
MIT  Scratch-Online Programming Software - Can be used in Business and Technology, in addition to  Art Computer Applications
Computer Science Teachers' Association Compilation of Online Computing Tools Computer Applications
Certiport Offering 90 days of free access to materials Computer Applications
Simple Startup Online Teaching Resources Entrepreneurship
Applied Educational Systems Online Digital Curriculum Entrepreneurship
Business U Offering Free Resources Through the end of the semester Entrepreneurship/Others
Teaching Entrepreneurship Blog with Digital Teaching Strategies Entrepreneurship
CTE Technical Assistance Center Resources to Accompany Career and Financial Management Framework Finance
EverFi Online financial literacy curriculum Finance
AFSA Education Foundation Money Skill Online financial literacy Finance
University of West Florida Open Educational Resources All Business Classes
Teachers Pay Teachers Free Online Coronavirus Project Marketing
"Great Ideas for Teaching Marketing" Marketing Activities/Teaching Strategies Marketing
Southwest Learning Online Marketing Resources Marketing
HubSpot Online Marketing Courses Marketing
EntreSkills Online Entrepreneurial Education Tool Entrepreneurship
Virtual Enterprises International Online Entrepreneurship Resources Entrepreneurship

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

Provider Course CTE Connection
MIT OpenCourseWare Food In American History  Culinary/Food
MIT OpenCourseWare Introduction to Education Education 

Health Sciences

All videos and resources may be used as supplemental and these suggestions are not requirements.

Provider Course
National Consortium Webinars Register to join
Prometric Nurse Aid Practice Exam
Test-Guide Nurse Aid Practice Exam
CNA Plus Academy Nurse Aid Practice Exam
NNAAP Nurse Aid Practice Exam
Practice Test Geeks Nurse Aid Practice Exam
YouTube* Handwashing
YouTube* Bedpan
YouTube* Making an Occupied Bed
YouTube* PPE Donning & Doffing
YouTube** PPE for COVID-19

*Videos by Hawknurse

**Video by Sunnybrook Hospital

Law and Public Safety

  1. CT2Learn
    • Criminal Justice course materials contained in our expansive Learning Resource Portal (LRP) for the remainder of the spring term. The LRP contains hundreds of documents, web links, eLessons, videos and much more. We want to help you provide your students with the tools and resources needed to succeed during this difficult time.
    • Preview the Learning Resource Portal (LRP)
    • Register to get your free access to course materials
      • Instructor Access Code = FreeLRP2020
  2. CSI Web Adventures
    • Educators' Guide
      • Attention all teachers, students, or even just the curious -we have a variety of fun, interesting, and education activities free for download.
  3. Criminal Justice Studies Technical Education Career Instructors (CJSTECI) - Facebook Page
    • The mission of this Facebook page is to provide a channel of communication between and among the various career and technical education criminal justice programs, faculties, and students throughout New York State.

Technology Education

Provider Resource/Course CTE Connection
Adobe Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials (Video Tutorials by Adobe for Adobe Products) Digital Media
Adobe Adobe Education Exchange - Distance Learning Resources Digital Media, Teaching, Learning
Adobe Adobe Education Exchange (Online PLC for those teaching with Adobe Products) Digital Media
Autodesk Autodesk Design Academy (Courses, Webinars, Teaching Materials for Autodesk Products) Teaching, Design, Architecture, Animation
Autodesk Tinkercad 3D Design, Electronics, Codeblocks, Visualization
Easyhome Homestyler 3D Design, Visualization, Architecture
Lincoln Electric Welding Safety Videos & Resources Welding Safety Videos & Resources
Matt Keveney Animated Engines Engines, Visualization
Matt Keveney/Henry T. Brown 507 Mechanical Movements (Animated Mechanics) Mechanics, Visualization
MIT OpenCourseWare Creating Video Games Computer Science, Digital Media
MIT OpenCourseWare Engineering Dynamics Mechanics, Physics
MIT OpenCourseWare Engineering Innovation and Design Design
MIT OpenCourseWare Game Design Design, Prototyping
MIT OpenCourseWare Introduction to Doing Research in Media Arts and Sciences Research, Technical Writing, Demonstrations, Presentations
MIT OpenCourseWare Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods Manufacturing, Systems Design
MIT OpenCourseWare Mathematics for Computer Science Computer Science, Math
MIT OpenCourseWare Technology In American History Technology, History
MIT OpenCourseWare Unified Engineering Aerospace
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python Computer Science, Programming
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Becoming the Next Bill Nye: Writing and Hosting the Educational Show Video Broadcasting, Digital Media, Communications
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Biomimetic Principles and Design Design, Mechanics, Biological Engineering
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Design and Manufacturing Design, Manufacturing
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Exploring Sea, Space, & Earth: Fundamentals of Engineering Design Design, Systems, Electrical, Mechanics
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School How and Why Machines Work Mechanics
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Computer Science, Programming
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science, Electrical
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Introduction to Robotics Robotics, Electrical, Mechanics
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Making Science and Engineering Pictures: A Practical Guide to Presenting Your Work Photography, Presentations
MIT  OCW - Highlights for High School Toy Product Design Design
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Foundation Design Handbook Construction
Tooling U Online Training Classes - Free trial available, subscription necessary Manufacturing, Machining, Welding
Trimble SketchUp 3D Design, Visualization
University of Colorado, Boulder Teach Engineering (K-12 STEM Curriculum) STEM, Teaching
University of Minnesota 21st Century Environmental Case Studies Architecture, Urban Development
Computer Science

General

  1. Common Sense Education (Grades PreK-12)
    • A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.
  2. CS4All (Grades K-12)
    • The Computer Science for All (CS4All) Blueprint is an academic and implementation guide for teaching computer science in New York City public schools.
  3. Amazon: Future Engineer (Grades 2-12)
    • Amazon supports free computer science during COVID-19, this is a growing list of free CS courses and resources.
  4. CSTA Resources (Grades K-12)
    • Computer Science Teachers Association compiled resources to support seaching during COVID-19. Teaching CS is already difficult, and moving to a virtual environment can be challenging, so we have compiled this list to help teachers support their students during this trying time.
  5. PBS Learning Media (Grades K-12)
    • Engineering & Technology. Discover resources and projects that connect students to engineering design practices and future careers.

Programming/Coding

  1. Code.org
    • Code.org includes “unplugged” activities, as well as smartphone-compatible activities for students who may not have immediate access to reliable internet or laptops.
  2. Tynker (Grades K-12)
    • Tynker offers self-paced online visual programming courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as specially designed curriculum for schools and camps. Tynker makes it fun to learn computer programming for kids ages 5+.
  3. Code Academy (Grades 9-12)
    • Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, JavaScript (jQuery, AngularJS, React.js), Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.
  4. CodeSpark Academy (Grades K-3)
    • CodeSpark’s mission is to make computer science education accessible to kids everywhere by having no reading requirements, closing the gender gap and being free for schools. It is a learn-to-code platform for kids ages 5-9.
  5. Vidcode, (Grades 3-12)
    • Vidcode offers research-backed standards-aligned computer science courses, focused on open-ended projects for teens. Vidcode courses teach computer science, object oriented programming, web programming, design, & JavaScript.
  6. Codesters (Grades 6-8)
    • Codesters combines a fun online coding platform for students, a powerful learning management system for teachers, and built-out coding lessons so you can start teaching kids to code in your school today.
  1. Scratch (Grades 3-11)
    • Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games.
    • Scratch Jr. also available (Grades K-2)
  2. Alice - Alice 2 (Grades K-5); Alice 3 (Grades 6-12)
    • Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. Alice is used by teachers at all levels from middle schools (and sometimes even younger) to universities, in school classrooms and in after school programming, and in subjects ranging from visual arts and language arts to the fundamentals of programming and introduction to java courses.
  3. Kodable (Grades K-5)
    • Kodable teaches kids core programming concepts through engaging games developed with real teachers and kids at home or at school and gives teachers a complete K-5 coding curriculum for the classroom.
  4. Daisy the Dinosaur (Grades K-3)
    • This free, fun iPad and iPhone app has an easy drag & drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy and make her dance on their screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges.
  5. CodeMonkey (Grades K-3)
    • CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience.

Game Creator

  1. Kodu
    • Kodu lets kids create games on the PC via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as  well as programming.
  2. GameStar Mechanic (Grades 2-12)
    • Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games! Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment. It is designed for 7- to 14-year-olds but is open to everyone.
  3. Codea (Grades 6-12)
    • Codea for iPad lets you create games and simulations — or any visual idea you have. Turn your thoughts into interactive creations that make use of iPad features like Multi-Touch and the accelerometer.
Health
  1. SHAPE America (Grades K-8) 
    • SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) is the national organization that serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the nation. SHAPE has created a collection of resources from the field to help districts provide high-quality, standards-based lessons for physical and health education in the short-term. Districts may adapt, repurpose or use the resources provided to best meet the unique needs of their students.
  2. New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD)
    • ​​NYSAHPERD has gathered  ideas and resources that can be used by teachers, parents, and students at home to increase physical activity and stay fit and healthy. Resources are organized by Elementary, Middle and High School levels.
  3. BAM! (Body and Mind) (Grades 4-8)
    • A resource for teachers that provides information and resources that helps students make healthier lifestyle choices for teachers.
  4. EverFI Wellness Matters (Grades K-8)
    • Clearing the VaporEverfi is a health wellness curriculum teaches students to make healthy choices in a safe environment.
  5. Kids Health (Grades PK-12)
    • Educators free health-related lesson plans for Prek through 12th grade. Each teacher’s guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys—all aligned to National Health Education Standards.
  6. PBS Learning Media (Grades K-12)
    • A resource created by WMHT and PBS that has free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for K-12 New York State physical education and health education teachers.
  7. Sesame Street (Preschool - Grade 2)
    • Sesame Street has free health related videos, printables and learning-at-home resources for teachers and families.
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
  1. Gus on the Go! (K-6)
    • With the Gus on the Go app, explore a new language with the original Gus on the Go language app! With 10 interactive lessons, engaging vocabulary reviews and delightful games, learning a new language has never been this fun! Available now in 30 different languages in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.
  2. Duolingo (7-12)
    • Duolingo is a platform that includes a language-learning website and mobile app, as well as a digital language-proficiency assessment exam. The app and the website are accessible without charge, although Duolingo also offers a premium service for a fee. With over 300 million users, this web-based platform is appropriate for most levels of learners (basic reading skills required). With a simple, easy-to-use interface, Duolingo’s main courses help students learn vocabulary and practice listening and speaking.
  3. Babbel (7-12)
    • Babbel is a subscription-based language learning app for the web that has both free and paid versions. There are about 40 classes in the free version.  Babbel takes a traditional approach to language learning. The classes are categorized into degrees of difficulty or types of learning. Also adding more depth to the lessons are the sections on culture, teaching students about the people and places where the language is indigenous.  Students can learn vocabulary that is most relevant to their lives by choosing courses specific to travel, business, or other scenarios.
  4. Memrise (7-12)
    • Memrise is a language platform that uses spaced repetition of flashcards to increase the rate of learning.  With courses in 16 languages, students can watch and learn real conversational language from native speakers and get a personalized learning experience that gives the learner just the right level of challenge to keep them motivated.
  5. Open Culture (7-12)
    • Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community, including many resources that are language-specific.
  6. Audible Stories
    • Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese.
  7. DayByDayNY - Spanish Version (early learners)
    • This free early-literacy resource is available to families, students, schools, and day-care providers as part of Ready to Read at New York Libraries. The Family Literacy Calendar includes engaging daily activities, songs, educational games, and an online book via One More Story that changes daily.  The site also provides a link to the TumbleBook online book of the day.
  8. Britannica Escolar - via NOVELNY (primary and secondary levels)
    • Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.
Mathematics
  1. EngageNY Curriculum Modules
    • The EngageNY curriculum modules are a free, open education resource aligned to the CCLS for grades K through Pre-Calculus.  Additional supplemental materials, including parent tip sheets may be found at Great Minds (Eureka Math).
    • Math Studio Talks on EngageNY 
      • Math Studio Talks: Common Core Instruction Video Series provides games, activities and models to help students develop flexible thinking and deep understanding of math concepts from kindergarten to Grade 5. These videos demonstrate key concepts that build students’ conceptual understanding and highlight the coherence in the standards from one grade to the next. These videos can be used to reinforce/review skills that have been learned.
  2. eMath Instruction
    • eMath Instruction offers an asynchronous online curriculum for the middle level grades 6-8, and the high school courses of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.  Each eMath Instruction course consists of video lessons and homework sets. These resources are available for free download (except for answer keys) on each course page.  For each lesson there is a full length (15-30 minute) YouTube video. The videos and homework sets can be used to support the teaching and learning of middle and high school mathematical content.
  3. JMAP
    • JMAP offers free instructional resources aligned to New York's Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and PreCalculus and AP Calculus AB. New York standards related resources include worksheets, lesson plans, and previous Regents examinations (with and without answers) for all mathematics curricula. JMAP's print based resources are available in docx format for easy customization and pdf formats for easy reproduction.
  4. Achieve the Core
    • Achieve the Core offers free, open-source resources to support the content of the CCLSM for grades/courses K-Algebra II.  Website contains a collection of standard aligned lessons, tasks (Illustrative Mathematics and Student Achieve Partners) and mini assessments.  All materials are downloadable.
    • Standard aligned tasks also can be found embedded in the available coherence map.
  5.  Delta Math
    • ​​Delta Math is a free on-line resource which provides practice problems aligned to the content of the CCLSM for grades 6-8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus.  Solutions utilize visual tools, animation, and interactive hints. Platform allows for students to be able to graph functions, as well as apply various transformations.
  6. GeoGebra
    • ​​GeoGebra is a free open-source mathematics software/apps that can be used to support the teaching and learning of the CCLSM for elementary, middle and high school.   Available resources include activities, simulations, exercises, lessons and games that allow for students to be able to visualize and interact with mathematical concepts.
  7. Mathigon Polypad
    • ​​Mathigon Polypad is a collection of interactive digital manipulatives. These manipulatives can be used by teachers and individual students and are designed for use with tablets, desktop computers, as well as interactive smartboards. There are several manipulative options including polygons, number tiles, number bars, fraction bars, algebra tiles, pentominoes, and tangrams. A user-friendly set of instructions is also offered which provides guidance on how to use the manipulatives on the canvas.  Additional features include grid options for the canvas, share link, download images, and changing language.
  8. Illustrative Mathematics Free Resources
    • The free resources from Illustrative Mathematics employ both the Standards for Mathematical Content and the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice. The free resources offered for mathematics educators are presented as illustrative tasks meant to supplement instruction. Tasks are arranged under two groups:  tasks arranged under the content standards and tasks arranged under the practice standards.  Tasks related to content are primarily organized by grade level or domain. Educators would explore deeper into clusters and standards to locate the associated tasks. For each practice standard, several content illustrations were selected and linked to practice standards that they represent. Illustrative Mathematics also offers free downloadable PDFs as an alternate resource.
Physical Education
  1. Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America
    • SHAPE is dedicated to helping physical education and health education teachers across the country as many schools and school districts are moving to distance learning due to COVID-19. In response, SHAPE has created a collection of resources from SHAPE America and other K-12 health and physical educators to help continue providing high-quality, standards-based lessons despite the circumstances.
  2. New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD)
    • ​​NYSAHPERD has gathered ideas and resources that can be used by teachers, parents, and students at home to increase physical activity and stay fit and healthy. Resources are organized by Elementary, Middle and High School levels.
  3. Go Noodle (K-12)
    • GoNoodle® has movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. It is available for free at school and home
  4. Jr NBA (K-12)
    • The Jr NBA Headspace mindfulness is a turnkey instructional curriculum designed for youth basketball experience for players, parents, and coaches. There are four levels for youth levels at four levels.
  5. NFLplay60 discovery education (6-12)
    • The Jr NBA Headspace mindfulness is a turnkey instructional curriculum designed for youth basketball experience for players, parents, and coaches. There are four levels for youth levels at four levels.
  6. PBS Learning Media Resources for Physical Education and Health
    • ​​PBS Learning media is a resource created by WMHT and PBS that has free, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for K-12 New York State physical education and health education teachers
  7. Sesame Street Preschool-Grade 2 Physical Education and Movement Videos
    • Sesame Street has free physical education related videos for teachers and families that encourages movement and supports physical and mental health.

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