Education

Family & Student Resources

Educational Resources

With kids out of school we know you want to make the most of this time. We have compiled a list of resources available to help support online learning for children from preschool to high school. Each link below includes a description of the information contained within. It's also a good idea to reach out to your child's teacher or school directly to see if they have specific programs or curriculum to follow.


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Internet Access

If your family doesn’t have internet access at home there is a program through Cox that may help.

Click here to see if you qualify for free/low cost internet service.



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Check your school's website and the CCSD website

Many schools are also starting to post resources and information to their school websites so that students can keep up on their work while they are at home. Visit your school’s website.

For CCSD schools, go to www.ccsd.net to find your school and more information about district resources for at-home learning.

For Charter Schools, go to http://charterschools.nv.gov/ForParents/Our_Schools/ 


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Educational TV Programming

Take advantage of the educational television programming through Channel 10 (Vegas PBS). For more details related to special programming for students in Grades 4 through 12, please visit vegaspbs.org/learn.

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Ideas from the Nevada State Department of Education

Check what the Department of Education suggests in a March 18, 2020, letter to Nevada Families.

http://www.doe.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/ndedoenvgov/content/home/COVID-19FamilyResourcesEnglish.pdf
 

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Educational Websites

 
The following information is provided as a resource for families. The City of Henderson does not endorse any organization or individual.
 

100 free online educational program ideas https://savingdollarsandsense.com

2,500+ online courses from top institutions
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22 languages to learn memrise.com/

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/

450 Ivy League courses that you can take freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas hippocampus.org

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. learn.concord.org

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. human.biodigital.com

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering -- free 24/7 access. USERNAME: read (case sensitive). PASSWORD: read (case sensitive).facts4me.com

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8 scootpad.com

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

All sorts of learning here if you dig in google.com/earth

Algebra games for kids dragonboxapp.com

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history. whatwasthere.com

Amazing Educational Resources - for ages 3-18. This site provides a large listing of online resources for students of all ages as well as some links to help with online collaboration using video conferencing or secure file transfers. This list is updated regularly and organized in alphabetical order. Many are platforms that charge a fee, but at this time are offering access free of charge. Scroll through to find online learning opportunities for your children including games, videos, interactive tours and printable workbooks! amazingeducationalresources.com 

Amphibian unit studies premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. positivephysics.org

Biology biologysimulations.com

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. brainscape.com

Chemistry playmadagames.com

Chinese learning activities chalkacademy.com

Classes for older teens or adults thegreatcoursesplus.com

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. clickschooling.com

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body. coolkidfacts.com

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. goodandbeautiful.com

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. pebblego.com

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own superchargedschool.com

Digital archive of history bunkhistory.org

Digital learning content for preschool through high school curriki.org

Education for kids all topics ducksters.com

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures

Educational games K-12 breakoutedu.com/funathome

Elem Math through 6th grade boddlelearning.com

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. squigglepark.com/dreamscape

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. mathcelebrity.com

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects izzit.org

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school allinonehighschool.com

Find and fix learning gaps mobymax.com

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. quizlet.com

Foreign languages duolingo.com

Fractions practice mathchimp.com

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade teacherspayteachers.com

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 littlesparkcompany.com

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12 projectexplorer.org

Games to get "into the book" reading.ecb.org

Grammar practice for middle grades classroomcereal.com

Hands on Elem science videos backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

High school chemistry topics acs.org

Higher level math series... online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems. youtube.com

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body. innerbody.com

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. everyday-earth.com

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. musictheory.net

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. thehappyscientist.com

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students zearn.org

K-5th Science lessons mysteryscience.com

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. dreambox.com/at-home

K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

Khan Academy provides a free, online learning platform that is available all year long. khanacademy.org

Learn all about cells cellsalive.com

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. brainbox.games

Math and language games arcademics.com

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult aplusclick.org

Math and reading games abcya.com

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine bedtimemath.org

Math content from middle school through AP Calculus. deltamath.com

Math games galore gridclub.com

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders mathplayground.com

Math practice xtramath.org

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry mathscore.com

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors hmhco.com/math-at-work

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 funbrain.com

Music Based Spanish Learning rockalingua.com

Music is for everyone musiclab.chromeexperiments.com

Music practice transformed smartmusic.com

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. tytoonline.com

Online curriculum that builds better writers. noredink.com

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults school.bighistoryproject.com

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. discoveryk12.com

Phonics and learning to read readingeggs.com

Phonics worksheets for kids funfonix.com

PreK - 5 games for all subjects turtlediary.com

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials pbslearningmedia.org

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free prodigiesmusic.com

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-homequavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. commonlit.org

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. readworks.org

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. supersimple.com

Resources for AP students marcoearning.com

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! app.fiveable.me

Resources for Spanish practice difusion.com/campus

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance ngpf.org

Science activities - 80+ do at home elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Science and math labs and simulations phet.colorado.edu

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids medium.com/kidslisten

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access sciencespot.net

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology sepuplhs.org

Science, Math, Social Studies ck12.org

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. numberphile.com

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. wonderopolis.org

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. sightreadingfactory.com

Space science for kiddos nasa.gov/kidsclub

Spelling 1-4 grade spellingtraining.com

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90 spellingcity.com

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial paragraphpunch.com

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. bwseducationconsulting.com

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. geoguessr.com

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. shurley.com

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. trainer.thetamusic.com

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. ocean.si.edu

Toddler and preschool age ideas preschoolinspirations.com

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies coursera.org

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. conjuguemos.com

Voice based learning... learn through Alexa bamboolearning.com/resources

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others mangahigh.com/en-us

 
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Educational Websites for the Family

The following information is provided as a resource for families. The City of Henderson does not endorse any organization or individual. 

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade. abetterwaytohomeschool.com

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Alaskan Wildlife Cams adfg.alaska.gov

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. theottoolbox.com

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. teachbanzai.com

Coding for ages 4-10 kodable.com

Coding with Star Wars code.org/starwars

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids. preschoolexpress.com

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at classroommagazines.scholastic.com

Engineering challenges with things you have at home. thehomeschoolscientist.com

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. accessmars.withgoogle.com

Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc. almanac.com/kids

Fave kids books read by famous people. storylineonline.net

Foreign languages duolingo.com

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans littletwistersyoga.com/online-store

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Free stories online ages 3-12 www.freechildrenstories.com

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. weatherwizkids.com

Games to get "into the book" reading.ecb.org

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. bbc.co.uk/history/forkids

Guide to gardening for kids web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. artsology.com

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Immerse yourself in cryptography cryptoclub.org

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers busytoddler.com

Keyboarding practice typingclub.com or typing.com

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. kidsthinkdesign.org

Learn to code codecademy.com

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. virtualmusicalinstruments.com

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. overcomingobstacles.org

Music is for everyone musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer

News and more for kids youngzine.org

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. nga.gov/education/kids.html

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen si.edu/kids

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. noveleffect.com

Online digital coloring pages thecolor.com

Play games and learn all about animals switchzoo.com

Play with fave show characters and learn too pbskids.org

Poetry and music thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. dogonalogbooks.com/printables

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters thestorystarter.com

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss seussville.com

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! kids.sandiegozoo.org

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. farmfood360.ca

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. bensguide.gpo.gov

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. climatekids.nasa.gov

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life. thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Tour Yellowstone National Park! nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. usmint.gov/learn/kids



Resources for Families



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How to talk to children about coronavirus

With coronavirus being a concern for grown ups, kids might also be worrying. Here's how to talk about COVID-19 with your young children, plus ways to practice healthy habits all year round.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

https://www.counselorkeri.com/2020/03/14/talk-to-kids-about-coronavirus/

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR1ikL_y1mO78ciEHNw2jLAMC2PXsyCpjBBp8mAhogbZjIL3QqTneo9MXGo

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Daily Schedules for Children

Setting and keeping a routine is critical for children to feel safe as it helps them to know what to expect when things seem uncertain. Here are some links with information that may be helpful for families:

At home activities for young children
https://time.com/5803373/coronavirus-kids-at-home-activities/

Schedules for teens and tweens
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/well/family/coronavirus-school-closings-homeschooling-tweens-teens.html

How to homeschool
https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020


Other Resources for Families

 


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Youth Mental Wellness/Behavior

If you’re looking for help with your child or if you have questions about your child’s mental health or behavior, The Harbor can help.  While they don’t have a location in Henderson, their phone number is staffed 24 hours a day and their staff can provide guidance about available resources if your child is struggling.

The Harbor:  A Safe Place for Guidance
https://theharborlv.com/


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Child Safety

We know that with everything going on right now, families are under a lot of stress and this can make children more vulnerable to child abuse and neglect. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please contact the Clark County Department of Family Services to make a report.  You can call their 24/7 hotline at 702-399-0081 or if it is not an urgent or emergency situation you can make a report online through their website. For more information about reporting possible maltreatment please click on the link below.

https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/family-services/Pages/ChildAbuseHotline.aspx


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Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Resources for our homeless youth and safe places to go may decrease as more and more businesses temporarily close their doors to help prevent large groups from gathering together due to COVID-19. If a young person ages 12-20 doesn’t have a place to stay or feels unsafe, they can call the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth for assistance at 1-866-827-3723. For more information on the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, go to their website https://nphy.org/


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Unemployment Claims

The COVID-19 situation has led to many people losing their jobs. If you have lost your job, the State of Nevada is encouraging people to file claims online at http://ui.nv.gov/css.html. If you have technical problems in getting your claim filed, you can email INTERNETHELP@detr.nv.gov and remember to include your full name and only the last four digits of your social security number when reporting your reporting specific Unemployment Insurance claim problem. You can also call (775) 684-0427 (8:a,m. to 5  p.m.Pacific Time). For general questions about your claim, use phone numbers under the “Contact Us” link on the UI Claimants and Employer pages.