Virtual Resources for Families During COVID-19 (see webinars under "Training for Families" under the Family Resources tab)
This list of resources will continue to be updated as information is received. Please check back periodically for additional assistance available to you!
Georgia Center for Accessible Technology in Sign (CATS): Sign dictionary and resources
Teaching Remotely to DHH Students--Council for Exceptional Children Division for Communication, Language, and DHH
FUN and EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES
CPALMS: A source for every course taught in Florida.
FloridaStudents.org: A free source for all basic courses (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies) taught in Florida.
Fun Brain - Play games while practicing math and reading skills.
Highlight Kids - Read, play games and conduct cool science experiments!
Into the Book - Go "into the book" to play games that practice reading strategies!
Nat Geo for Kids - Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.
PBS Kids - Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning.
Star Fall - Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.
Storyline Online - Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!
Switcheroo Zoo - Watch, listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals!
Suessville - Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friend.
GIFTED and TALENTED
Gifted and Talented Enrichment: Includes listings by grade groupings for critical thinking, creativity, leadership, visual arts, drama, dance, music, language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Unlimited AT&T Home InternetAll AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, we’ll continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a montAdditionally, to help keep families connected during this uncertain time, AT&T is also funding 60 days of free access and unlimited usage of Caribu, a video-calling application that allows family members to read, draw, and play games with one another while in distant locations. The Caribu application, which integrates children's books, coloring activities, and games will be available to families across the country and around the world, free of cost, for the next two months.MicrosoftMicrosoft is offering a free 6-month Office 365 G1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams, is now available. Microsoft is making this special G1 Trial license available for the US government, in response to the increased need for employees to work from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Office 365 and Teams can help bridge the communication gap between educators, students, parents, and guardians by enabling virtual classes and access to assignments using at-home devices.Additionally, Microsoft Teams can enhance, augment and compliment any existing emergency learning plans so that districts can spend less time on the “how” and more time on the students, families and educators impacted by this challenging situation. Please see other helpful resources for Microsoft Teams below:
- Making the transition to remote learning
- Supporting School Community Wellbeing During Remote Learning
- Getting started with Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning
- Microsoft blog to support customers, employees and the community
- Use Microsoft Translator to host a Multilingual Parent-Teacher Conference
- Shifting to distance learning: A 5-day guide for school leaders
- Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. View a map of available hotspots, here. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
- $9.95 per month (plus taxes)
- 10 Mbps
- No term commitment
- No deposit
- No installation fee
- Free Internet modem
- High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps
- No data caps
- No contracts
- How Charter is Supporting Communities Through Coronavirus
- Complimentary international calling rates from the U.S. to countries defined by the CDC as Level 3
- Metered data plans receive unlimited data for 60 days and an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days
XtraMath.org (includes academics-reading-math)
PREKINDERGARTEN STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
ABC Ya: Preschool learning games
Early Learning Literacy Tip Sheet--English (link coming soon!)
Early Learning Literacy Tip Sheet--Spanish (link coming soon!)
Parent Involvement from the Technical Assistance and Training System (TATS)
Parent Practice Guides for Developing Early Literacy in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: These guides make it easier for young children with disabilities to participate in early literacy learning activities. Written for both parents and practitioners, the practice guides describe everyday home, community, and childcare learning opportunities that encourage early literacy learning.
Council for Exceptional Children: Free membership through May 31!
Florida Department of Education Resource List: Includes free internet access options
LDOnline.org: Learning Disabilities information
Booksource Banter.com A listing of remote teaching resources for educators at every grade.
Dyslexia workshop for families: Please see the "Training for Families" link under Family Resources tab.
AAC Use - Autism: Using a device in the home
Speech Therapy Resources: Twenty five-minute therapies that can easily be done at home.
Stuttering Help: Stuttering therapy
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL RESOURCES
Do2Learn.com: Social Skill/Behavior Management
PBSkids.org: Social skills lessons
NIMH: National Institutes of Mental Health resources
SUPPORTING VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION
Please see "Training for Families," under the Family Resources tab, for webinar opportunities to help you help your child.