Shafer families,

Below are some resources students can use while they are at home for the next few weeks. Every student should have a Sumner County School District Reading Plus account and IReady account.  Both programs have pre-loaded lessons students can log in and work on.  In some cases, the student’s teacher has added specific assignments students can complete for a more specific learning experience.  We are mindful that everyone may not have internet access; therefore, students’ grades will not be affected in anyway.  It is recommended however that those students continue to read at home at the very least. We are refraining now from providing printed materials due to not knowing if they will be needed as a resource later. We hope what is provided helps and we still look forward to seeing our students soon. Stay safe!

For students to use their Sumner County School accounts they will need to google Sumner County Clever then use their user name and password login in

Math/ELA resources

i-Ready- https://login.i-ready.com/ is an interactive online learning environment designed to assess students and provide individualized instruction based on each one's unique needs. 

https://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/

 

Reading Plus-https://www.readingplus.com/  is an adaptive literacy intervention that develops the fluency, comprehension, and motivation students need to be successful readers.

Prodigy-https://www.prodigygame.com/ delivers a unique learning experience through an interactive math game where success depends on correctly answering skill-building math questions.

Social Studies resources

Crash Course World History You Tube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9 Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel started by John and Hank Green, who first achieved notability on the YouTube platform through their Vlog Brothers channel. Crash Course was one of the hundred initial channels funded by YouTube's $100 million original channel initiative.

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips- https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/ Discovery Education offers virtual field trips that allow teachers to take students beyond the classroom walls. 

Hip Hughes History- https://www.youtube.com/user/hughesDV/playlists  is a series of upbeat, personable and educational lectures designed for students and lifelong learners. Videos primarily focus on US History and Politics but span across World History and general interest.

Hippocampus.org- https://www.hippocampus.org/ The best multimedia instruction on the web to help you with your homework and study.

Smithsonian Education- http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/kids/ Explore, Discover, Learn: Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature. Explore all the Smithsonian has to offer at Smithsonian Students.

iCivics- https://www.icivics.org/ iCivics, inc. is a 501 non-profit organization in the United States that provides educational online games and lesson plans to promote civics education and encourage students to become active citizens.

Science Resources

Data Nuggets- http://datanuggets.org/ Free activities that bring real scientific data into the classroom, guiding students through the process of science while building their quantitative abilities.

HHMI Biointeractive- https://www.biointeractive.org/home Real science, real stories, and real data to engage students in exploring the living world.

Edheads- https://edheads.org/ Edheads is an online educational resource that provides science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking.

Brainpop- https://www.brainpop.com/?panel=login Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.

National Geographic Kids- https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ Easy-to-Read Articles, Amazing Photos & Fun Games.

Wonderville- https://ngss.wonderville.org/studentAudience Wonderville supports student engagement in STEM through play based learning games, career videos, animations, & experiments. 

 

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