Covid Classroom

Below is a list of resources that focus on education and family support for students who attend LevelUp.

HSD STUDENTS, distance learning will resume in full April 13 . If you need a computer or internet, check with the district or contact Alex

ZOOMOnline resourceZoom is giving K-12 students and teachers its videoconferencing tools for free. Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email addresses and are then verified by Zoom will have any accounts associated with that school’s domain also gain unlimited temporary meeting minutes.
Amazing Educational ResourcesOnline resourceMaster list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closures.
DuolingoOnline resourceLearn a foreign language for free.
Scholastic Learn at HomeOnline resource20 days free access to Scholastic Learn at Home (up to 3 hours per day). Full online lesson plans for each grade level.
Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI)Online resourceFree downloadable educational materials that teach students about Oregon’s forests using engaging, age-appropriate language and fun activities that encourage scientific exploration. Offering a range of resources for K-12 education designed specifically for different grade level ranges. All educational materials provide science-based, factual information about Oregon’s forests, are regularly updated to reflect the latest research findings, and align with state education standards. You can access OFRI-produced lesson plans, videos, student workbooks and educational essays on our website for K-12 educators.
A Kids Book About COVID-19Free ebookIn response to the extraordinary spread of COVID-19, Malia Jones, a social epidemiologist based at the University of Wisconsin, created a completely FREE resource to help kids and grownups everywhere learn more about COVID-19.
Learn About the Coronavirus Coloring Book (for children)Online resourceSt. Jude’s hospital has created this COVID-19 coloring book to help explain the pandemic to children.
Learn About the Coronavirus Activity Book (for older children)Online resourceSt. Jude’s hospital has created this COVID-19 activity book to help explain the pandemic to older children.
My Lockdown DiaryOnline resource28 page downloadable diary so kids can keep a record of what went on during this time with 4 weeks of activities and daily prompts.
Common Sense EducationOnline resourceResources for educators during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Common Sense MediaOnline resourceOnline learning resources supplement homeschooling.
Common SenseOnline resourceResources for families during the Coronavirus pandemic. Navigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids.
Storyline OnlineOnline resourceStoryline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Readers include Betty White, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Tia & Tamera Mowry, Rami Malek, Allison Janney, Oprah, and more. Each video alternates from the storyteller reading out loud in a cozy environment to close-up, modestly animated pages of the book.
Khan AcademyOnline resourceDaily schedules for students ages 4-18 to keep them learning. Teacher resources as well.
Mystery ScienceOnline resourceFree science lessons from Mystery Science (K-5th).
Virtual Field TripsOnline resourceFree Virtual Field Trip Google doc.
Homeschool ResourcesOnline resourceHomeschool Resources.
Principal’s List of Things To Do During COVID ClosuresOnline resourceKim Jones McClelland, a school principal, shared these brilliant ideas for things to do during COVID closures. These low-tech kid activities are great for elementary kids.
Theater Seat StoreOnline resourceA great listing of artistic performance from a variety of sources.
NewselaOnline resourceCurrent events at a variety of reading levels.
Time for KidsOnline resourceAuthentic journalism to motivate curious minds.
BrainPop EducatorsOnline resourceLesson planning, professional development.
CNN10Online resource10 minute news video every weekday appropriate for 4th through 8th grade.
SeesawOnline resourceOnline portfolio (and great way for students to share with each other and with teachers).
FlipgridOnline resourceTeachers and students can share short videos.
Environmental Games from the EPAOnline resourceGames, quizzes, and videos about the environment.
Online Music LessonsOnline resourcePaid voice and instrument lessons (to support musicians!).
Zero to 3Online resourceFree tips and resources for how to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.
NASPOnline resourceFree tips and resources for how to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.
CDCOnline resourceFree tips and resources for how to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.
ReadWorksOnline resourceFREE content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.
CommonLitOnline resourceA reading program that reaches all students.
Moby MaxOnline resourceEverything you need to find and fix learning gaps. (K-8)
Macaroni KidOnline resource36 Free Educational Resources Kids Can Use At Home.
Penpal ExchangeOnline resourceThey will be making connections on a rolling basis based on age and location and they are hoping to get participants from all over the world. It can be a great way to learn about other people’s lives and get creative with socializing. Maybe you’ll play FaceTime hide and seek! Maybe you’ll exchange art projects and favorite recipes! Your imagination is the limit.
Life Skills for KidsOnline resource100 Life Skills You Can Teach Your Kids in 5 Minutes or Less.
Live Streaming Shows & Music Classes for Kids: Online Listings (created by Amelia of Mil’s Trills)Online resourceStreaming kids concerts + lessons.
What Moms LoveOnline resource87 energy busting activities for kids.
Adventure JournalOnline resourceA list of animal cams.
Travel and LeisureOnline resource12 famous museums with virtual tours – watch from home.
Google Arts & Culture – Museum CollectionsOnline resourceFree virtual museum tours.
The Hidden Worlds of the National ParksOnline resourceFree virtual National Parks tours.
Lynda.comOnline resourceOnline learning platform with courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills. Use it to achieve personal and professional goals. Free with library card.
Home Depot DIY Projects and IdeasOnline resourceDIY ideas and digital workshops.
Yale Course: The Science of Well-BeingOnline resourceYale is offering its most popular course for free. In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.
OSU Course: Punch through Pandemics with Psychological ScienceOnline resourceIn uncertain times like these, it’s normal to feel anxiety, stress, loneliness, and other feelings of isolation. Stress effects can be invisible and damaging even if we are not consciously aware of them. We are all concerned for the health and well-being of our families, friends, and the world. Experts in psychology will help you handle these feelings and learn ways to cope and communicate in “Punch through Pandemics with Psychological Science”. Free.
OSU’s Food Hero websiteOnline resourceFood Hero is your go-to site for quick, tasty, healthy recipes and helpful tips. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll find something new for your family to enjoy.
Goodnight with DollyOnline resource“Goodnight With Dolly” will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time. Premieres Thursday, April 2nd at 7 pm EDT.
EbooksOnline resourceFree Ebooks
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Pluto TVOnline resourceFree streaming – TV shows for kids.
KanopyOnline resourceFree streaming – TV shows and movies (library card required).
Kanopy for Kids (library card required)Online resourceFree streaming – TV shows for kids (library card required).
Metropolitan OperaOnline resourceFree nightly streaming during COVID-19 closures.
Detroit Symphony OperaOnline resourceThe Detroit Symphony Orchestra has opened its “Live From Orchestra Hall” webcast archives, DSO Replay, free to the public.
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater All AccessOnline resourceThey will offer videos of performances starting Monday, 3/20 with their most well-known work, “Revelations.” Full length performances will then stream Thursdays, and clips made by dancers at home will be included in a series called #TheShowMustGoOn.
Travel and LeisureOnline resource12 famous museums with virtual tours – watch from home.
Rijksmuseum (Netherlands National Museum)Online resourceA representative overview of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages onwards, and of major aspects of European and Asian art.
Opera de Paris (National Opera of Paris and the Paris Opera Orchestra)Online resourceThey have opened their archives and several performances are available to stream including symphonies, ballets, and opera.
Google Arts & Culture – Museum CollectionsOnline resourceFree virtual museum tours.
The Hidden Worlds of the National ParksOnline resourceFree virtual National Parks tours.
NPR’s List of Virtual ConcertsOnline resourceA list of live virtual concerts to watch during the coronavirus shutdown. can be found at the bottom of the list.
NW Artists’ Virtual ConcertsOnline resourceA curated calendar of virtual concerts from NW Artists. artists can submit gigs here:
Adventure JournalOnline resourceA list of animal cams.
Skype a Scientist LiveOnline resourceSkype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world to give students the opportunity to get to know a “real scientist”. Thousands of scientists are ready to chat. Teachers can choose the type of scientist that will fit their classroom.
Color Our CollectionsOnline resourceFree coloring sheets from libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world.
Aaron Nigel Smith’s The Big Up ShowOnline resourcePortland musician Aaron Nigel Smith is offering Music & Movement Time for Kids.
FRIDAYS@10:30am-LIVE on YouTube! Subscribe at link to the right. at 10:30 am
Hogwarts Digital Escape RoomOnline resourceComplete the Harry Potter themed Digital Escape Room as a family, or individual, or in a competition against friends and try it multiple times.
NFL Game PassOnline resourceReplay NFL games from 2009-2019 and NFL Original Shows. NFL Game Pass will be offered free of charge through May 31 for fans within the U.S.
Playing CardsOnline resourceJoin with friends and play cards and games together (virtually).
106&QuarantineOnline resourcePeople can Zoom call in as they screen the most provocative music videos coming from NW Hip Hop and breakdown the lyrics and imagery powering the music through a facilitated discussion. Hosted by Donovan Smith of Gentrification is WEIRD! and writer Bruce Poinsette. Every Wednesday at 5:30pm. Check FB page (to the right) for details.
Planet Granite PortlandOnline ResourceFree fitness and yoga classes over livestream.
Planet FitnessOnline ResourcePlanet Fitness, one of the country’s largest chain gyms, is offering free online classes for the next two weeks, starting March 16. The daily workout will be 20 minutes and will not require any equipment.
Yoga With AdrieneOnline ResourceFree yoga classes.
CorePower YogaOnline ResourceThis popular yoga studio is offering free access to a selection of their online classes while they are closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Starting on Thursday, March 19, they will also be hosting live online classes that will be available to members. The series of yoga and meditation classes will be taught by CorePower trainers.
GrokkerOnline ResourceFree access to online fitness / wellbeing classes through April 30.
CLI StudiosOnline Resource – InstagramFree dance classes.
Francisco Gella Dance WorksOnline Resource – InstagramFree dance classes – See Instagram post for schedule of live classes.
Stretch and Grow of the RockiesOnline ResourceStretch and Grow of the Rockies is a kids health and wellness enrichment company that teaches children age-appropriate fitness and yoga routines. Jillian Sterner is the CEO and has started uploading daily “Brain Breaks” on YouTube that include a 10-minute video of yoga poses, breathing techniques, and exercises.
Cosmic KidsOnline ResourceCosmic Kids offers yoga lessons working on balance and strength on YouTube. Episodes range between 2 minutes and 1 hour.
Fitness BlenderOnline ResourceFitness Blender offers hundreds of free workout videos ranging in difficulty, length, and body focus.
Down DogOnline ResourceDown Dog maintains five fitness and yoga apps that offer yoga practices or at-home workouts: Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre and 7 Minute Workout. Down Dog is making the apps free until April 1. Students and K-12 teachers have free access until July 1.
YMCA 360Online ResourceYMCA 360 is an “on-demand” healthy living network. The YouTube channel offers several 15-minute workout routines.