Early Childhood Specific Content Support

FlipGrid

Sign up as an educator so Flipgrid is private and protected. It is super interactive and allows students to “turn and talk” via video recordings. You can pose a “problem of the day” and have students share out their explanations, or you can use it to just check in with their feelings.


Ways of using it:

Math- You can choose a question and have them explain how they arrived at their solution

Reading- You can have them read a loud a passage for fluency check or you can pose a question about literature for them to answer with text evidence Social-Emotional- You can post a video about feeling and have them explain what they’re feeling and why

Specialists- You can use this to have them draw on paper and explain their artwork or do a workout for phys ed. Maybe even make music with household items and record or conduct an experiment at your sink!



Seesaw

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. This is a great resource for teachers to assign and for students to submit work. Students can use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers have the ability to search or create their own activities to share with students. Teachers can also give comments and feedback directly for each specific assignment. Families are also given the ability to see their child's work and leave comments.

Inner Explorer

Inner Explorer program is a series of daily 5-10 minute audio-guided mindfulness practices. The program focuses on key areas of development, bringing mindfulness to education and helping students prepare for learning. Daily practice teaches kids the practical techniques to appropriately handle difficult emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger and more. Inner Explorer offers programs for all age-groups (PreK-12) that help students with the following themes:

  • Discovering Breathing and Relaxation Exercises

  • Learning Awareness of Senses

  • Using Thought and Emotional Regulation

  • Developing Compassion and Connection

  • Promoting Social Emotional Learning

Loom

Loom Video is pretty helpful in recording your voice over your lessons. When signing up as an educator, you get access to Loom Pro for free. You can even put your face in it so students can see you instead of students just trying to read off of a google slide. It is ESPECIALLY helpful with the little ones seeing your mouth when you are doing word work and learning new sounds!

Video Tutorials

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Resources for Reading

Learning/Reading A-Z

Reading A-Z is offered by the company Learning A-Z it offers teachers a wide range of resources and downloadable material. It includes leveled books, fiction and nonfiction series, as well as reading material across all content areas.

Reading A-Z is currently doing a 90 free trial. This resource can be accessed online or through their app.

Raz Kids

Raz - Kids is also under the umbrella of resources offered by Learning A-Z. It is a child friendly site that allows students grade K-5 to read a wide range of levels texts. Raz-Kids is offering a 90 trial. It allows teachers to set up their class. Students are given a username and password. The site logs student usage as well as tracks data for the teacher. Students can independently read books or be assigned books to read. Some books offer quizzes at the end or custom quizzes can be created by the teacher. This site is also great for differentiation as it offers a range of leveled texts as well as read alouds for students. It also gives the teacher the ability to assign specific books to each student if needed.



Vooks

Vooks is a resource for animated, read-along books. As stated on their site it is, “A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks.” Vooks is very user friendly and is offering a free year for teachers.

Epic

Epic! is the world's leading online children's subscription book service. This site offers immediate, on-demand access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Epic!'s ever-expanding library also includes thousands of Read-to-Me books, Audiobooks, educational videos, and fun educational quizzes. With an Epic! subscription, books can be easily discovered, read, and shared with friends! Personalized for each individual reader, Epic is the only place to access thousands of high-quality, curated children’s books without having to purchase or download titles individually. Beautifully designed for mobile and web use featuring fun game-like elements, Epic provides kids with a personal library-on-demand that they can take with them anywhere!.

PebbleGo

PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your students will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again

Educational Programs

Lalio

Lalio is a free resource for teachers. Lalio is focused on students in the K-2 setting. Lalilo is accessible on tablets, iPads, and computers. Teachers can set up their class roster on the Lalio site. It is very user friendly for parents, teachers, and students. Lalilo is also very visually engaging for the students. As stated on their site, “Lalilo is based on standards-aligned literacy. It supports learning through interactive and developmentally appropriate exercises for students with extensive data tracking and planning tools for teachers. Lalilo supports learning and instruction across all components of literacy, including phonological and phonemic awareness, letter and word recognition, comprehension and fluency, vocabulary, writing, and social literacy.”

Educational Resources

WeTeachNYC

Teachers can use their NYC DOE login to access free resources such as lessons, assessments, curriculum guides, etc.

Resources for Math

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Teacher Resources

Book Builder

Teachers can make their own book on a topic of their choice to present to their students. There are also books on this website that teachers have previously made and made accessible to the public so teachers may be able to find a book to use without having to create one.

Readingplus

This site offers practice worksheets, writing prompts, and graphic organizers — all to help students build their essential comprehension skills. You’ll find printable skill-building packages to help develop reading comprehension in essential comprehension skills, which include close reading, main idea and themes, interaction of ideas, use of language, structure, point of view, imaging scaffolds, reasoning and rhetoric, and comparative reading.

Screencast-O-Matic

This free website offers a way for you to record your screen and your voice. It has many functions that can help you create read alouds for your students OR help guide math lessons. Many teachers don’t feel comfortable being on live or all students don’t log on at the same time. This website helps create and save your lesson.

Interactive Writing

Quill

Quill Lessons enables teachers to lead whole-class and small group writing instruction. Teachers control interactive slides that contain writing prompts, and the entire class responds to each prompt. Each Quill Lessons activity provides a lesson plan, writing prompts, discussion topics, and a follow up independent practice activity.

Student Support for Math

KhanAcademy

Activities are standards-aligned content. Teachers can assign practice exercises and supplementary tasks. Students progress can also be tracked.

Additional Resources

Zaner-Bloser

Create manuscripts for students to write on.

Read aloud routine for story books.

Activities to address letter sound recognition - phonics and work work.

Video Support for Teachers and Therapists

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TheTVTeacher

The programs are temporarily available until summer. You could find activities and videos to improve memorization. Special ed teachers and therapists could benefit from this site, especially if they do not want to record themselves.


Use Email:practice@thetvteacher.com

Use Password: practice

YouTube Videos

You’ll find an upload of many videos of people teaching concepts that would be taught in school. They follow a routine/ daily schedule. Most videos are about 15-20 minutes; a full lesson of a concept you would teach children.

Kid Friendly Resources for Research

Read Alouds

Just Books Read Aloud

Click on the link and you’ll find an endless amount of read alouds. No subscription is needed to access books.

Learning to Type

Typing Club Jungle Junior

Jungle Junior is an interactive typing game for kids. Through the course of about 200 friendly, colorful videos and interactive lessons, kids will learn all about the alphabet and practice sight words, word families, and simple sentences. Aimed at students in pre-k, kindergarten, and the 1st grade.