WIFI Assistance

Many companies are opening up their wifi hotspots to everyone for free (list courtesy of https://thinkofus.helpjuice.com/)
· Comcast is making all Xfinity hotspots available for free. To see if there’s an Xfinity WiFi hotspot near you, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
· Cox wireless hotspots are free to the public. Find your nearest one here: https://www.cox.com/aboutus/wifi-hotspot-map.html
· Spectrum is also making all their wifi hotspots available for free. To find one, visit: https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots.html

You may qualify for two months of free Internet:
· Comcast: https://www.internetessentials.com/
· Cox: https://www.cox.com/resident…/internet/connect2compete.html…
· Spectrum: https://www.spectrum.com/…/co…/spectrum-internet-assist.html

If you live in California, are enrolled in school (middle school, high school, or college), and you are a current or former foster youth, iFoster may be able to help you with a smartphone, hotspot, or computer to access your classes. Fill out this form to request help. If you live outside of California, they may be able to help too. https://www.tfaforms.com/4811639…

Talking with Children about Coronavirus

Urban Indian Health Institute – How to talk to children about the Coronavirus (PDF)

Urban Indian Health Institute – Poster (PDF)

Free Children’s Book

The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: The Coronavirus and Me
This picture book by therapist Ana Gomez is meant to provide emotional support to children.
Download the PDF

Pre-K – 6th Grade

PBS Parents
Activities and PBS programs for kids to learn and grow, sort by age group and topic area.

KidActivities.com
Parent/caregiver website for homeschooling.

Scholastic Learn at home  Pre- K to 6th+
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Math Games Pre K – 8th
https://www.mathgames.com/grades/

The Lawrence Hall of Science  K-5
https://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/

Art 1st-6th
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Academic Skill Builders 1-6
https://www.arcademics.com/?fbclid=IwAR3vjvASTYeKnBx46LBIgGQCxuuAYcSdu3Dbkxvr2wGIW0X-EaBgl2jVx3k

Digital reading and play games  PreK-8th
https://www.funbrain.com/

K to 12

 Khan Academy  All subject types.
https://www.khanacademy.org/

Read Write Think
http://www.readwritethink.org/

Arts Edge 
https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx

Scratch – Learn Coding for all ages
https://scratch.mit.edu/

Storybird – write a story or read other youths’ stories.
https://storybird.com/

Cancer Science
http://www.scholastic.com/livestrong/

https://www.unmc.edu/eppley/education-outreach/Cancer_Education_Resources.html

 Fun at home
https://www.arcademics.com/?fbclid=IwAR3vjvASTYeKnBx46LBIgGQCxuuAYcSdu3Dbkxvr2wGIW0X-EaBgl2jVx3k

Master concepts and prepare for tests.
https://www.ck12.org/student/

Minecraft Education –  problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity.
https://education.minecraft.net/

Science-based videos
https://weloveweather.tv/

E-Books at your Fingertips!
https://www.nypl.org/books-music-movies/ebookcentral

Digital Library for Teaching Media Literacy
https://americanarchive.org/catalog?f%5Bcontributing_organizations%5D%5B%5D=Vision+Maker+Media+%28NE%29&f%5Baccess_types%5D%5B%5D=online

Grades 8-12

Learn Genetics
https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

Seneca – Biology, Chemistry, SAT, Algebra brush up.
https://app.senecalearning.com/courses

Brush up on your typing – Typing club
https://www.typingclub.com/

Summer STEM Institute Virtual Summer Program for high school students
https://www.summersteminstitute.org/

College-prep resources

EducationQuest has developed a COVID-19 webpage that links students to resources and information that will help them navigate the admissions and financial aid processes. It includes information we gathered from Nebraska colleges about resources they’re providing and adjustments they have made. 

How to negotiate more financial aid and scholarship money for college

Just for fun!

Nat.GEO Kids
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Actors read to kids ( Audio Stories)
StoryLineOnline.net

Highlights Kids
HighlightsKids.com

Virtual Tours

Visit the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo at home
http://www.omahazoo.com/zoo-from-home

American Museum of Natural History
https://www.amnh.org/explore

Explore Yellow Stone
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore San Diego Zoo
https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Virtual Yosemite Tour
https://www.virtualyosemite.org/

Georgia Aquarium
https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/

Monterey Bay Aquarium
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

The Great Wall of China
https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Take a peek on Mars.
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/#

Tour Hawaii’s landmarks
https://earth.google.com/web/@19.41975079,-155.28820517,1247.10155845a,0d,60y,112.14991186h,90.16385226t,0r/data=CiQSIhIgYzVhNjFjZTg3ODFmMTFlOWFhYWVkNzY5Mzk1NTJiOTgiGgoWTnNYTXpHNmVPRGdON1VqU3M5RzJuQRAC

Exercise

Yoga for all ages!
https://www.doyogawithme.com/

Cooking

Daily cooking classes offered
https://www.delish.com/food-news/g31786555/delish-instagram-live-kids-cooking-class/

Native American Media

FREE ONLINE FILMS
Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to lose touch with your culture or your community. Vision Maker Media and its partners are offering free streaming films.
https://www.visionmakermedia.org/node/3261

Vision Maker Media Online Education Resources:
https://sites.google.com/view/vmm-pbs-media/home

Nebraska Game and Parks Education Resources

The Nebraska Bird Library
Learn about and identify over 400 species of Nebraska birds with this easy-to-read website.

Project Beak
Use these fun online lesson plans and activities to teach children about birds, including birdwatching basics, habitat and at-risk species.

Game and Parks lesson plans
Adaptable for a variety of ages, Nebraska Game and Parks’ lesson plans cover everything from birds to pollinators to soil and worms.

Sandhill crane livestream
Sandhill crane migration is in full swing, and you can watch it from your own home! Check out the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center’s Crane Cam.

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