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
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
Activities and PBS programs for kids to learn and grow, sort by age group and topic area.
- Parenting During Coronavirus: You Are Enough
- Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine
- 8 Indoor Activities to Release Kids’ Energy
Parent/caregiver website for homeschooling.
Scholastic Learn at home Pre- K to 6th+
Math Games Pre K – 8th
The Lawrence Hall of Science K-5
Academic Skill Builders 1-6
Digital reading and play games PreK-8th
K to 12
Khan Academy All subject types.
Read Write Think
Scratch – Learn Coding for all ages
Storybird – write a story or read other youths’ stories.
Master concepts and prepare for tests.
Minecraft Education – problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity.
E-Books at your Fingertips!
Digital Library for Teaching Media Literacy
Seneca – Biology, Chemistry, SAT, Algebra brush up.
Brush up on your typing – Typing club
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.
Just for fun!
Actors read to kids ( Audio Stories)
Visit the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo at home
American Museum of Natural History
Explore Yellow Stone
Explore San Diego Zoo
Virtual Yosemite Tour
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Great Wall of China
Take a peek on Mars.
Tour Hawaii’s landmarks
Yoga for all ages!
Daily cooking classes offered
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.
Vision Maker Media Online Education Resources:
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.
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.