Virtual Learning Resources
There are several online resources to help make virtual learning engaging and effective for teachers and students. The list below includes resources that can be used to supplement lessons or provide fun activities for students to engage in while learning from home. Please reach out to Ms. Maine or Mrs. Brown if you discover any other resources that you think would be great to add to this list!
- Sora: Online library that can be accessed by students and teachers at HRMS and HES https://soraapp.com/welcome Books can be read on any internet-accessible device such as a computer, phone, or tablet. Instructions for using Sora can be found at the following link: https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/x1crca6t1n?videoFoam=true
- SC Discus: Collection of databases that include videos and digital books https://www.scdiscus.org/discus-resources The following username and password need to be used when accessing SC Discus from home: Username: discus2020; Password: learn1!
- Unite for Literacy Easy Readers: Collection of free rotating easy reader books. https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/hardeeville-elementary/kids-books-online
- 4-H @ Home Activities: Registration link: https://4hathome.eventbrite.com 4-H will be sending out a daily e-mail with a 4-H activity that can be completed at home.
- Follett Lightbox and AV2 World Languages: Multimedia resources and interactive ebook on nonfiction topics, some in multiple languages. To access this website, choose default "Any Location" on the home page. The school name is Follett elearning, McHenry, IL. The generic username is guest and the password is follett. https://www.destinydiscover.com/aasp/ui/pick/pick
- JLG@Home: Free multi-user digital books, audio books, and ELA resources (no password required. Audiobooks require Chrome browser. https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home
- Storyline Online: Collection of virtual read alouds by well-known individuals. https://www.storylineonline.net/
- Kahoot: Allows users to create live quizzes for students to take virtually. https://kahoot.com/
- National Geographic Kids: Collection of educational videos, games, and articles about a variety of topics. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
- Code.org: Free online lessons and games at a variety of levels to introduce students to basic computer coding. https://code.org/
- Scratch.mit.edu: Allows students to code and design interactive computer games that they can keep private or share with other Scratch community members. https://scratch.mit.edu/
- PBS Learning Media: Extensive collection of videos, lesson plans, and other helpful resources for educators to use virtually. https://scetv.pbslearningmedia.org/
- Library of Congress: Free resources to supplement virtual lessons. https://www.loc.gov/