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Virtual Resources for Kids

(this list is currently being added to so check back often for updates)


If you're looking for fun online classes, activities and resources to help your kids learn or just to keep them busy, you'll find something here for every kid.


I'll be adding to this list as I come across new resources and will mark the new ones added with a different color so you'll know what's been added since last time you looked here. ;)


Please note that grade levels noted are only suggested and I haven't researched every single listing here myself, so please do your own research and use what you think is best for your child. This is a resource list only so use as you see fit for your own needs.



READING/ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

Home Reading Helper Focus: Resources for reading, writing, vocabulary, and comprehension

Grades: K-12

Khan Academy Kids Focus: Reading and writing games

Grades: K-12


PBS Learning Media Focus: Videos, lessons, and interactive content on English/Language Arts

Grades: K-12


National Geographic Education Focus: Lessons and activities on language arts

Grades: K-12




MATH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY


Khan Academy Kids Focus: Math activities and games

Grades: K-12


Khan Academy Focus: Math lessons

Grades: K-12


PBS Learning Media Focus: Videos, lessons, and interactive content on math, science, technology

Grades: K-12


National Geographic Education Focus: Lessons and activities on math, science, technology

Grades: K-12

The Kid Should See This Focus: Curated videos on STEAM

Grades: K-12


Explore.org Focus: Live cam feeds of animals

Grades: K-12





COMPUTER SCIENCE


Code.org Focus: Computer science lessons

Grades: K-12


Google CS First

Focus: Computer science lessons

Grades: 3-12



SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY


PBS Learning Media Focus: Videos, lessons, and interactive content on social studies

Grades: K-12


National Geographic Education Focus: Lessons and activities on social studies and geography

Grades: K-12


The Kid Should See This Focus: Curated videos on history

Grades: K-12


Teaching Tolerance Focus: Lessons for students on social justice and anti-bias

Grades: K-12



NewseumED

Focus: Lessons and activities on civics, current events, free speech

Grades: 3-12



ART/MUSIC


PBS Learning Media Focus: Videos, lessons, and interactive content on the arts, including dance, music, theater, and visual art

Grades: K-12


Khan Academy

Focus: Lessons on art history

Grades: K-12

The Kid Should See This Focus: Curated videos on art and music

Grades: K-12


National Geographic Education Focus: Lessons and activities on art and music

Grades: K-12


NCMA Learn Focus: Videos, lessons, and other resources on art making and art history

Grades: K-12





MEDIA/LITERACY/DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP


Common Sense Education Focus: Lessons on online privacy, cyberbullying, media literacy

Grades: K-12


Be Internet Awesome Focus: Resources and games on digital citizenship and online safety

Grades: K-5



NewseumED

Focus: Lessons and activities on media literacy and free speech

Grades: 3-12


Sifting Through the Pandemic

Focus: Identifying misinformation and "fake news" online

Grades: 6-12





LEARN SPANISH


PBS Learning Media Focus: Learn Spanish

Grades: K-12



Rosetta Stone

Focus: Learn a variety of languages

*Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*

Grades: 3-12




RESOURCES FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS

BookFlix Focus: Videos of children's books plus eBooks in Spanish *Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*

Unite for Literacy Focus: Picturebooks narrated in a variety of languages


Britannica Escolar Focus: Encyclopedia in Spanish *Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*

Brainfuse HelpNow Focus: Live homework help with online tutors available in Spanish *Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*



eBOOKS/eAUDIOBOOKS/BOOK VIDEOS



Unite for Literacy Focus: Picturebooks narrated in a variety of languages

Grades: K-2


BookFlix Focus: Book videos and eBbooks with accompanying lessons and games *Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*

Grades: K-5


Storyline Online Focus: Videos of children's books read aloud plus curriculum

Grades: K-5


cloudLibrary Focus: eBooks and eAudiobooks for reading and being read to *Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*

Grades: K-12



eBook Central by ProQuest

Focus: eBooks to support learning and research in multiple subject areas, including English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Technology, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, and Information Literacy

*Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*




TESTING


Brainfuse HelpNow Focus: "Skill Surfer" section provides practice for AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, TOEFL, US Citizenship *Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*

Peterson's Test and Career Prep. Focus: AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, GED, TOEFL, US Citizenship, and much more *Requires a San Diego Public Library Card*

Driving Tests Focus: Practice the California driver’s license test, read the DMV handbooks, and find FAQs