Remote Learning Resources
Additional Digital Resources
The UDLib/SEARCH program provides access to online magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias via the Internet to all Delaware K-12 public and charter schools. All of the UDLib/SEARCH databases are also currently available at home to students, teachers, administrators, and parents of Delaware public K-12 students through a username and password that can be obtained from the librarian at each school. For questions please contact Amy Baker-Sheridan Amy Baker-Sheridan
These units include dozens of engaging reading and writing activities and are a great way to keep students learning. CommonLit offers 15 units for grades 5–12.
Khan Academy offers instructional videos to help students learn or review curricular material. The exercises they offer allow students to practice and master skills in math, grammar, science, history, AP courses, and SAT preparation. teaching strategies
Khan academy is also available in Chinese and Spanish as potential resources for Chinese and Spanish dual language immersion programs.
Short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
BrainPOP is also available in Chinese and Spanish as potential resources for Chinese and Spanish dual language immersion programs.
Educational programming platform aimed at teaching children how to make games and programs. Instead of typing the source code, you visually drag blocks of code and snap them together.
Pear Deck for Google Slides is the #1 Slides Add-on, making it effortless for educators to add interactive questions and formative assessments.
The Discovery Education Experience provides K-12 learning resources including award-winning digital content, curriculum resources, and on-demand teaching strategies.
Boardmaker is a collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication with students who are strong visual learners.
Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.
Learning games, "Kahoots", are multiple-choice quizzes that allow user generation and can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app.
A simple way to make digital books online - Create. Read. Publish.
Sandbox video game.
Snagit is a screen capture and editing tool.
Curricular content hub including informational articles and activities specifically designed for K-3 students.
A collection of nearly 3,000 resources of instructional and professional learning resources by educators for educators to improve learning and teaching - mostly ELA/L and Mathematics Resources. The library is collaborative and interactive, allowing users to rate materials and share their expertise with other educators in online forums. For additional support - Katia Foret
Desmos (upper ES - HS)
The Desmos mission is to help every student learn math and love learning math. Desmos provides free online calculators (including graphing) and mathematics activities. Click here for the Desmos resources and guidance in response to current distance learning needs.
For questions about using this resource contact Renee Parsley
This is a collection of digital math models/manipulatives (fractions, geoboard, money, pattern shapes, etc) useful for grade level math. Each model is accompanied by teacher support videos. Additional teacher resources and publications are also provided on the site.
Interactive, educational livestreams that equitably connect students, schools and districts to subject matter experts and organizations from around the world.
Each year, thousands of children, young adults, and educators around the United States select their favorite recently published books for the Choices reading lists. These lists are used in classrooms, libraries, and homes to help readers of all ages find books they will enjoy.
Sources for Getting Books
In many cases students and parents will need access to online or read aloud books. There are a number of places to find those materials including:
- Your local library: most libraries offer many books virtually
- Audible (PK-12) is enabling kids to instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six languages, for free on their desktops, laptops, phones or tablets. This access will be available as long as schools are closed.
- CommonLit (3-12) is a reading resource program that includes 1500 authentic complex texts, with comprehension questions, discussion questions, and assessment style questions. It includes a large collection of Spanish texts and texts can be translated into 25 different languages and include a read aloud option.
- Kate Messner: Read, Wonder, Learn! (PK-12) is a collection of resources that includes everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds to complementary drawing and writing mini-lessons.
- KidLitTV (PK-5) is a comprehensive website dedicated to children’s literature that includes “Read Out Loud,” a video storytime feature with authors reading aloud their own books.
- Overdrive (K-12) enables kids, their families and caregivers to borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from their local library using a phone or tablet. Depending on the device and operating system being used, Libby is a helpful app that provides access to the same content with a different navigation experience.
- Scholastic Learn at Home (PK-8) includes learning experiences, grouped by grade band, built around a children’s book--full text accessible via the website--and including videos and complementary activities (available in both English and Spanish).
- Story Online (K-5) is an award-winning children’s literacy website which streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books aloud alongside illustrations. The website also includes activity guides for parents and caregivers to complete lessons with students at home.
- Teaching Tolerance Text Library (K-12) is a supplemental library of over 500 short nonfiction texts, images, interviews, literary texts, and more that represent a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. Students, families and caregivers can create accounts for free to access the content.