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We’ve compiled our favorite picks from the library and other websites to help teachers and parents make sure students have easy access to free online tools they need to find facts and complete school work this year. 

Books and Reading Support
AUDIOBOOKS AND EBOOKS

Find free books at the library and online. At the library, the Libby app, also known as Overdrive, is good for single copies of a book. Anything on Hoopla or Tumblebooks can be used simultaneously by as many people as have a library card. eCards make it easy to get all students access to digital materials and teachers can send us a list of students’ names to get everyone connected with an eCard. 

FREE APPS TO BUILD READING SKILLS
AUTHORS, BOOKLISTS, AND MORE ABOUT BOOKS

Reading strategies, age-specific book lists, and exclusive author content.

Videos of author interviews, booklists, and many other resources. 

Tell us what you need and we’ll find the best books for your learner!

Links to authors reading their own books compiled by We are Teachers. 

FIND FACTS FOR HOMEWORK

 

Use library eResources for kids, or visit other safe, kid friendly websites to find facts. 

FREE ONLINE LESSONS

 

Access online lessons and units students can work through at their own pace.

WELLBEING
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LESSONS
OTHER SUPPORT FOR DISTANCE LEARNING
STEM SITES

SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGY

  • Have fun learning coding logic with online games and lessons at Hour of Code
  • Write your own code at Scratch.

ENGINEERING

  • Watch videos and take design challenges at PBS Design Squad
  • Try a Lego Challenge
  • BrainPOP has engaging animated videos, quizzes, and other activities to complement engineering curricula.
  • DiscoverE is building a library of hands-on activities, articles for parents and educators, and video challenges you can use to engage kids in engineering at home!

MATH

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SOCIAL STUDIES SITES
  • Enjoy the history and heritage of Michigan by visiting the  Michigan History for Kids website. This website suggests using the Internet Explorer browser. 
  • National Geographic Kids is a collection of multimedia resources that teaches younger students about animals, habitats, countries, and cultures.
  • Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics at PBS Learning Media.
  • PBSKids offer full episodes of Molly of Denali, helping kids age 4-8 interact with informational text.
  • Take a virtual Around the World trip with Ypsi residents!
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