Per updated State Recommendations, the Jamestown Philomenian Library will now be closed through Sunday, April  5. Please check our website for future updates and https://www.oslri.org/library-closings/ for information about library items.

Learning from Home for the First Time?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives, children and adults are having to adapt to new ways of learning and working. Many educational companies and organizations are generously donating their services, free of charge, during this difficult time. Please check back here regularly to see new additions to this ever-growing list.

  

Amazon Future Engineer: Offers free online computer science classes for any student or teacher affected by COVID-19 in the US.


Boolean Girl: Live, online events to help teach students "to code, build, invent and animate." The events, which are taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time, introduce new engineering and coding projects to increase interest and engagement around STEM. Each is being recorded so that students can watch the session afterwards if they miss the live presentation.


Curriculum Associates: Printable at-home activity packs available for students that include self-directed and practice exercises. Reading and math packets are available for each grade from kindergarten through grade 8.

 

EdHelper.com: Printable worksheets and educational resources for teachers and homeschooling parents. The workbooks include math and writing exercises for elementary students and the contents will be updated daily.

 

Great Minds:  Free recorded learning resources, including daily instructional videos for math (grades K-12), English language arts (grades k-8) and science (grades 3-5). The organization will update its newly recorded lessons daily.  


Legends of Learning:  Over 2,000 standards-aligned math and science games for free for the rest of the school year.


The National Constitution Center: A free eight-week series of daily live interactive courses on the Constitution for middle school and high school students. They'll be led by NCC President and CEO, Jeffrey Rosen, a law professor and constitutional expert, along with other NCC constitutional scholars and educators. The sessions, delivered via Zoom, will allow students to participate in daily lectures and conversations about the basic principles of the U.S. Constitution.  


The National Emergency Library: A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. You might just find that book that is stuck in your locker or dorm room.

 

Quizlet: The company continues to make many services available free, including its classroom games and flashcard study guides. 

 

Scholastic: A "Learn at Home" digital hub available to support virtual learning plans that will remain open "indefinitely." "Learning journeys" are divided into four grade bands: pre-K-K, grades 1-2, grades 3-5 and grades 6-9-plus. Lessons cover English language arts, STEM, science, social studies and social-emotional learning. The program currently offers about three hours of programming per day, for up to four weeks of instruction. That includes activities such as writing and research projects based on nonfiction articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and access to a digital community for kids. 


Tumblebooks All materials are free to the public through August 31.

              Tumble Book Library:    Grades K-6 children's ebook database

              Tumble Math:                  Grades K-6 math ebook database

              Teen Book Cloud:           Grades 7-12 ebook database