Hello, Teachers! We are building a student template to accompany many of the resources we share below. Student templates will be added frequently (as soon as they are built) so check our social media channels or return to this page for regular updates. The student templates have an intentionally clean, routine design to minimize confusion and stress for learners. We created in Google Docs , so the templates can be easily added to an assignment in Google Classroom, Seesaw, other learning management systems. We kept color and graphics to a minimum to respect potential ink consumption for families who may prefer to print. We hope our work is helpful to you and your students.
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Shapegrams have instructional videos, hints, and tips to help learners level up their digital drawing skills. Replicating the pictures is an opportunity to practice visual observation, spacial awareness, logical reasoning, and critical thinking.
Visit Wonderopolis to explore a "Wonder of the Day" in a variety of ways. Explore, Create, Share, Grow through learning about interesting questions posed by students all over the world.
Google A Day
Sharpen critical thinking skills and explore interesting information with A Google A Day. Experience 3 unique searches every day - discuss searching strategies with students.
Take your students on a 360° experience with YouTube. From swinging in a canyon finding Waldo, to the edge of space there is something for all age levels. Below are just a few.
Explore the Solar System
Take your students on a trip anywhere in the world using Google Earth. Use the provided links to launch your own adventure or explore the pre-made tours. Students will be amazed as you zoom into your destinations.
Go underwater to discover the diversity of marine life, visit the jungle to swing among the trees, or blast off into outer space to be among the stars and planets. No VR viewers? Use mobile devices or Chromebooks devices to bring objects into the classroom or at home. Download the Expeditions app and pack your bags!
Georgia Home Classroom
GPB and GaDOE launch Georgia Home Classroom for teachers and families. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can now access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays on GPB-TV. Children’s favorite shows can still be found on GPB’s PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and at GPBkids.org. Additional GPB and PBS programs are also available to stream on gpb.org or the free PBS Video App and PBS KIDS Apps.
Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform that brings the escape room to your classroom. It's time for something different! No template for this one - try escaping by clinking the link!
Google Tour Builder
Want students to trace the battles of the Civil War, create their ideal vacation, plot the scenes from a story - check out Google Tour Builder!
Quick, Draw! is an online game where players are challenged to draw an object or idea and then the computer guesses what has been drawn. No need to be an artist to participate in this fun activity.
Talks from scientists, musicians, innovators, activists — all under the age of 20. Watch these amazing wunderkinds. Have students vote on one or more to watch, project on board, and enjoy. Many of these would be great conversation starters! Register for TEDEd to have lessons delivered to your inbox daily!
Aquariums & Zoos
Many aquariums and zoos are bringing the animals to you with Live Streams. Get the conversation about the diversity of animals started.
Cincinnati Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo
Elmwood Park Zoo on Facebook
Houston Zoo, National Aquarium
Create instructional videos with ease using Screencastify! Screencastify has new features such as a whiteboard that can help you and your students connect and learn remotely. You are missing your students and they are missing you so why not record a short "Hello , how are you today?" video for your students and parents?
NASA funded, "Space Racers" includes videos, hands-on activities, and even curriculum is now being made available for free in its entirety during this time.
The Hidden Worlds of National Parks
Almost as good as being there. Google now let's you explore the US National Parks via 360-degree virtual tours. Grab your headphones and maybe some popcorn to begin your travels. Ask students what is there favorite and why? What types of animals live there? What is the weather like? Unlimited learning opportunities.
The Hidden Worlds of National Parks
Be Internet Awesome
Be Internet Awesome is a program from Google that aims to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. It includes a robust classroom curriculum, resources for parents, and Interland, an adventure-packed game for kids.
Google My Maps
Have your students create an interactive journey to highlight travels of story characters, migration of Monarch butterflies, 'real-life' measurements and distances, and more using Google My Maps.
Choice Boards are graphic organizers that allow students to choose how they will learn a concept. There are several ways these can be created: Tic-Tac-Toe, Learning Menus and more. They can be assigned for a daily learning, week-long learning, and even long term. We have provided 2 templates to get you started!
Document your quarantine experience from your #currentview. Use any device, app, or filter, and our prompts to share your #currentview. Teachers, use this Google Slide deck with your students to showcase their photos. Or (for older students) share on social media using #CurrentView.
Arts & Culture
This site is loaded with collections from around the world and you get to visit to have a look around in 360 or street view. We guarantee there is something here to indulge the curiosity of all learners. Enjoy your visit to Google Arts and Culture site!
Listening to podcasts gives us the benefit of a good story or focus without the screen time. Check out this list of recommended podcasts from Common Sense Media. Focus and relax with, Meditation for Kids
Listen to a Chinese folktale, The Stone Cutter Select a science topic at Tumble Science
Webcams are a great way to have daily check ins, make observations, record data, and witness the day to day lives of animals and more.
Aquarium of the Pacific, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium, Audobon Bird Cams, Explore
Educators are looking for ways to check in with their students while teaching remotely. Here are some ideas to help.
Free to all visitors through the end of June. Digital editions free to public for the next few months.
Flipgrid is a free and simple way to initiate conversations and continue learning even while out of the classroom. Let students see and hear you and have them do the same in return. Flipgrid has all the resources you may need to get started and ideas for continuing with remote learning.
Code.org is a non-profit organization and eponymous website led by Hadi Partovi that aims to encourage people, particularly school students in the United States, to learn computer science. They now offer coding resources for home.
So much to say about this digital tool and we did in S3 E11! Pear Deck is an interactive presentation tool used to actively engage students in individual and social learning. So many wonderful resources on the Pear Deck site and our template is for one week of Pear Deck's Weekly Wonders.