Learning

New resources will continue to be added to this list as the Burlington Public Library finds more free online programming for students, caregivers, and teachers that have suddenly found themselves working from home.  

Burlington Public Library Youtube Channel
Children’s Book Council Youtube Channel presents author’s reading their own children’s books!
Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!
A music-based Spanish learning program, Rockalingua is a subscription based language program but it has a lot of free videos and games.  
Scholastic Learn at Home offers day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Sesame Street provides a large variety of games, videos, and online art activities that combine the power of media and the beloved Muppets to meet children’s developmental needs.
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  See Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin & more reading our favorite children’s stories!
The Washington State Library curated an amazing list of homeschooling resources, cleaning guides, resource for librarians, teachers, and educators, and more.  Their online resources for fingerplays and songs to encourage early learning is amazing:
Spokane County Library System: Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Bellingham Public Library Early Learning Resources
King County Library System: Tell Me a Story
Jbrary You Tube Playlists and Storytime Online Resources
WSL
also provided a list of the many museums, zoos, and aquariums that have webcams and online programming:
Imagine Children’s Museum Programming online 
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Seattle Aquarium Live Cams
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams 


All Subjects

AVON (Academic Video Online) Grades K-8.  Access free for three months. The largest public library database of streaming video available, with topics spanning science, history, engineering, health, performing arts, religion, film, and many others. 

Breakout EDU has educational games that touch on subjects like science, math, and language arts.  For kids K-12.
The CK-12 Foundation caters to students of all ages. They are always free and kids can use them to practice math, science, and reading skills with online reading passages, videos, and optional review questions that are graded at the end.  Get started by clicking on the "Subjects" tab!
DOGO News Interesting news articles for kids made for free through June by the Washington State Library.  Available in English and Spanish!  Read out loud, read along, vocabulary games and lists!
Funbrain games and puzzles focused on math and reading.  For children in K-8.
Gale In Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more for students in middle grades. 
Children of middle school age can access more than 7,000 free videos across 13 subjects with HippoCampus.
Khan Academy Kids is an app that engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills.
The Kid Should See This 4,500 kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home. Selections are grown-up-friendly, too. 
Kids InfoBits introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
TheKidzPage.com is an online resource for parents and teachers who are looking for word games, coloring activities and puzzles to try with their students. They also have a printable section for off-line activity sheets.
Learning Games for Kids is all about games that can teach students about a variety of topics and subjects.
Mindcraft: Education Edition is always free and teaches kids of all ages problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity.
PBS Kids is a great online resource for K-12 students who love interactive content.  There are sing-along videos, TV series, games, virtual lessons and more.
Starfall.com is a great online resource that helps pre-K to 3rd grade students with language arts and math lessons. They also offer a parent-teacher resource center for free, downloadable worksheets and more.
TIMEforKids.com offers interesting articles, photos and videos on topics like politics, the environment, entertainment, sports and health.

History:

Students can walk through ancient history, or choose specific countries for more deep learning. BBC History for Kids is an adventure through time.
Primarily Washington lets you explore the Pacific Northwest and illustrates how Washington became a state with old maps, pictures, and other primary sources.

	Map of part of the continent of North America : whereon is laid down the Missouri, Jeffersons, Lewis's, Clarks, and the Columbia, Rivers, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, as corrected by the celestial observations of Messr. Lewis & Clark during their tours of discovery in 1805 / copied from Lewis & Clarks map by N. King for the War Departmt. of U.S.

Language Learning:

Mango Languages is free to use through the Burlington Public Library.  Login with your library card for full access to more than 70 languages.  If you are a Burlington-Edison School District student, but do not have a library card, contact the library to see about getting an Internet Only Library card while school is out.
Duolingo offers a rewarding, personalized learning experience in more than 20 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and more.
Learn American Sign Language with Bill Vicars,  With everyone wearing face masks because of the Coronavirus, it will be even more difficult for our hard of hearing and deaf neighbors to understand us.  Try learning a few phrases in ASL! 

Math & Science: 

CoolMath.com offers online math games that help students ages 3+ with basic math lessons, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more.
CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12 and CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for pre-K students.
Exploratorium has a website that teaches students about science and art. Send students to a faraway galaxy or deep to the bottom of the ocean.
Pre-K to seventh grade, you can beat the boredom and keep your math skills sharp with dozens of games that focus on everything from counting to algebra on Math Game Time’s website.
Designed for kids in kindergarten through fourth grade, the Mystery Science website recently made dozens of its lessons — which range from 15 to 90 minutes — completely free.
NASA Kids’ Club helps children in pre-K through fourth grade learn the ins and outs of NASA’s missions using hands-on educational games. There’s also a "Now in Space" slideshow that introduces budding astronauts to the crew currently orbiting Earth on the International Space Station.
On National Geographic Kids, students of all ages can enjoy science experiments, animal watch cameras and a ton of activities to keep them busy for hours.
Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids for games riddles and puzzles
Splash Learn the complete K-5 math learning program that engages your child!
TumbleMath: K-6 (Username: tumble2020  password: A3b5c6)
The Weather Channel’s website has about a dozen science-based videos that touch on concepts such as rainbows, jet streams, and how tides work.

Music:

Young musicians can practice reading music using Sight Reading Factory’s free service through the end of the school year.

Reading:

AudioBookCloud: All ages! (Username: tumble2020  password: A3b5c6)
For students in kindergarten through third grade, PebbleGo offers ready-made activities and literacy support for children of all abilities.  They have some free resources available during the school closures.
With Scholastic Learn at Home, you can play games, create your own comics, and more. Scholastic also features an online discussion board for your students to connect with friends online and day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Tumble Books:
Tumblebooklibrary.com  (Username: tumble2020  password: A3b5c6)
Bibliotecatumble.com (Username: tumble2020  password: A3b5c6)

Typing Practice:

Created for children 7 and up, TypingClub offers free games and activities meant to improve typing skills.

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Tumblebook’s Teen Book Cloud has been made available through August for grades 7-12. (Username: tumble2020  password: A3b5c6)

For All Subjects:

AVON (Academic Video Online) Grades 9-12. Access free for three months. Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive database of streaming video available to academic libraries with more than 68,000 titles spanning anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.  

Crash Course is a Youtube Channel that has playlists for everything from engineering and artificial intelligence to world history and philosophy.   The videos are funny and informative!
Gale In Context: High School provides grades 9–12 with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards to help with papers, projects, and presentations, while empowering student development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.
Children of middle school age and older can access more than 7,000 free videos across 13 subjects with HippoCampus.
With Seneca younger kids can brush up on their multiplication tables and middle schoolers will practice their pre-algebra skills. There are also Spanish and biology courses available.  PLUS! Courses for high schoolers.
STEAM for Teens! Our friends at Central Skagit Library have started a STEAM for Teens video series. Tune in every other Wednesday for new projects.

Coding:

Code is a non-profit website dedicated to encouraging all people, but especially school-aged students, to learn to code online.
Codeacademy is an online learning platform that offers free coding classes in programming languages including Python, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, HTML, and CSS.
Thanks to the Washington State Library, Lynda.com is available with either a Burlington Library card, or if you are not in the Burlington Library District but live in the state of Washington, you can apply for one at the Washington State Library for free.  They offer courses in software development, web design, business, and even guitar lessons!

Language Learning:

Mango Languages is free to use through the Burlington Public Library.  Login with your library card for full access to more than 70 languages.  If you are a Burlington-Edison School District student, but do not have a library card, contact the library to see about getting an Internet Only Library card while school is out.
DuoLingo offers a rewarding, personalized learning experience in more than 20 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and more.
Learn American Sign Language with Bill Vicars,  With everyone wearing face masks because of the Coronavirus, it will be even more difficult for our hard of hearing and deaf neighbors to understand us.  Try learning a few phrases in ASL! 
Memrise will help you learn a language with thousands of video clips of real native speakers, fun and effective games to practice your skills.  Memrise has a lot of free content, just skip the unlock all content prompts to keep on learning.  

Math:

By using Seneca younger kids can brush up on their multiplication tables and middle schoolers will practice their pre-algebra skills. There are also Spanish and biology courses available.

Free Online Courses and Lectures to Supplement Learning:

Academic Earth offers free online courses, lectures, and videos from the best colleges in the country. Take online classes from schools like Yale, MIT and Stanford.  
Alison offers free online courses that, with some that offer free certifications.
Coursera provides both free university courses through schools like MIT and Princeton and online degree programs that you pay for.  The programs are from top instructors in business, computer science, data science, language learning, and more.
edx is a massive open online course provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge.
Khan Academy  is a non-profit educational platform dedicated to providing free online educational tools. They have courses in math, science and engineering, computer programming, and more.
MOOC is a massive open online course  aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.
Open Culture has a list of 1,500 free online courses from the world’s top universities.
TEDEd celebrates the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Discover hundreds of animated lessons and create customized lessons.

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Burlington-Edison School District Home Learning Supports
The Washington State Library has created a very extensive list of COVID-19 resources, some of them are also listed below.
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus is a comic that provides information from healthcare experts that were interviewed for an NPR story (link to listen). Print it out if you want to create a zine!
Free distance learning resources from Abdo, an online digital library for elementary and secondary aged students.
The Read, Draw, Create community’s Authors Everywhere is a YouTube channel that has authors sharing their books and work.
Parents can help their school-age kids make their own books using Book Creator’s 90-day free tutorial, kids can write and illustrate their own creations.
Former classroom teacher Kate Messner’s collection of recordings of authors and illustrators sharing lessons, excerpts, etc. from their books.
KidLit events is an online calendar that including schedules for creators reading from their own work/sharing things online.
Author and illustrator Jarret Krosoczka will be live streaming new video drawing lessons from her YouTube channel every day.
Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page has lots of printouts and activities that encourage creativity and story creation.
Picture Book Read-Alouds features authors reading their own work, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles, and titles in non-English languages.
Raddish, a for-kids cooking subscription service, is currently offering free recipes, activities, and an at-home camp curriculum.
Reading Connects Us is a newsletter about virtual learning that is full of links to lessons, things authors are sharing, etc.
Teaching Books is available for free through September 15th for teachers and caregivers to help students connect with the books they are reading.  They provide author interviews, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, summer reading lists and more!.
Angie Thomas, the author of THE HATE U GIVE and ON THE COME UP will be posting writing tips every Tuesday on her Instagram
The Washington Rural Heritage collection provides access to digitized primary sources documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State. The Washington Digital Newspapers program brings together over 400,000 pages from our earliest online Washington Territorial newspaper collection with titles digitized by the State Library.

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