Teaching and Learning

This Principal’s List of Things to Do During COVID Closures is Going Viral

Kim Jones McClelland, a principal in our Principal Life group on Facebook, shared these brilliant ideas for things to do during COVID closures that is now going viral, for good reason! These low-tech kid activities are great for elementary kids (although I know some middle schoolers who could learn a lot from #4!).

1. Interview a family member.

Taking the time out to learn more about the people in your family might surprise your children. Get them to dig deep and think about their questions and their responses. Save these interviews so you can read them again.

2. Measure the

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Best Educational Alexa Skills & Games

You use Alexa to check the weather and play your favorite tunes. But did you know that everyone’s favorite voice assistant also provides plenty of learning opportunities? Here are some of the best educational Alexa skills to try right now. To get started, just say “Alexa, play….” or “Alexa, launch…” Some of these Alexa skills require you to enable additional permissions, but most don’t.

This educational Alexa skill tests kids their elementary math knowledge. Choose from three categories, “easy,” “medium,” and “hard,” and earn points for correct answers.

Kids can hear hundreds of short stories read aloud, and even make

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Best Hands-On Activities for Families (Teacher Approved!)

Whether or not schools are closing for the Coronavirus, it’s likely that U.S. kids will be spending a lot of time indoors in the next couple of months. With that in mind, we rounded up loads of hands-on activities for families to do together at home. Share this with everyone you know who might need it!

Exploring the world around them makes every moment a learning experience for kids. Don’t worry about having special bins and objects, there are lots of ways to make sensory tables that work.

Kinetic Sand Activities

Kinetic sand is fascinating to touch, make things with, and talk about.

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Best Math Websites for the Classroom, As Chosen by Teachers

Learning math online isn’t always easy! Luckily there are some great math websites for teaching math virtually We’ve gathered a list of teacher-approved sites that includes resources, games, freebies, and innovative programs for teaching math.

Here are the best math websites, according to teachers.

Note: This article has been updated to reflect free and discounted resources for online education during the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak. Find other free online resources here.

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Best Math Websites: Comprehensive Math Programs

These websites provide standards-based math curricula, practice activities and games, assessment tools and instructive insights, and professional development.

ALEKS

From McGraw-Hill, a web-based

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