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At Home Virtual Resources

With family members at home, you may find the need for more--everything.  Below you will find a few links that may enrich you, or help you find inner peace. Most links are below the descriptions.  I will update as more resources become available.

For Personal Growth:
  • When you need to decompress, check out Shedd Aquarium's YouTube channel.  The videos of penguins checking out the exhibits are vital to your sanity.  
  • Virtual tours of the world's greatest Art Museums are open. A link to an article featuring many museums is found below.
  • The British Museum:   https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
  • PA Ag Extension is offering free online courses, registration deadline is April 30.
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    For teaching:
    • POWER LibraryChildren’s Books with No Copyright Restrictions for Read Aloud Activities 
    • Actually everything on the Power Library is worth a look.  To access it from home, look at the page on the library site here that provides directions. Let me know if you need help.
    • If you are at home with your younger children, or wish to embrace your younger self, Peanuts.com has Snoopy coloring pages. There are also lesson plans and activities.
    • More Virtual Field Trips, along with instructions on how to create your own! I'm sharing an article from School Library Journal.
    For students:
    • Younger students can take advantage of free home access to EPIC! Books.  They need to register through their children's classroom.  If your child's teacher does not use EPIC! Books, email me, and I can set up an account.
    • Junior Library Guild is offering free access to their digital online reading platform (ebooks). Books available at elementary, middle, and high school levels.  There is no need to register, just have your student click on the book they want to read.   
    • code.org has some at home activities for students.  This site is approved by my elementary enrichment students.  High marks for ease of use.  
    • Audible has given free access to titles in their audio book collections. Available on all levels: elementary, tween, and advanced. 
    • Art with Miss Carey. A Shikellamy alumna, and current Art Education student at IUP offers art lessons.
    • Color Our Collections. Museums from around the world share coloring pages, based on their collections. Free for downloading.
    • Foster and Partners, a British design firm, has created architecture from home design challenges for kids. They can design their own city.  Other worksheets available here as well.