Online Resources for Virtual Learning

“Working, parenting, and teaching are three different jobs that cannot be done at the same time….When you have to pick….choose connection.  Pick playing a game over arguing about an academic assignment.  Pick teaching your child to do laundry rather than feeling frustrated that they aren’t helping.  Pick laughing, and snuggling, and remind them that they are safe.  If you are stressed, lower your expectations where you can and virtually reach out for social connection.  We are all in this together, so stay well. That means mentally well, too.” -Emily W. King, Ph.D., Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychologist

Wabeno School District’s Technology Resource page:

This page includes information about Wabeno School District’s expectations for the students during this virtual learning time period.  It also provides answers to parent questions and resources for parents to access Skyward Google classrooms. The link on this WSD page— “Instructional Resources for a Digital Classroom”—includes resources the teachers are currently using with their students, K-12.

Resources for Elementary Students


Wabeno Elementary School—Bridges Math at Home:

Christian Hellermann, Wabeno School District’s K-12 Math Intervention Director, posted a letter on Wabeno Elementary School’s website indicating “the Bridges math series, published by The Math Learning Center, has created a webpage for parents to access free, high quality materials from their own home. The materials include worksheets, games, videos, and activities beyond what is already being provided by your students’ teacher.”  See the above link and check out the elementary school’s website for more information:

FCP Advanced Math Tutor, Mary Neiletz, says, “I would suggest that parents and students be encouraged to explore the activities [on the Bridges website] from the grade their student is in, along with activities from lower grades to reinforce information.  Getting the kids to go online with this work is great.  Acknowledging their efforts is even more so.”


Scholastic is offering “Scholastic Learn at Home, Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.  For grades PreK-9:

“The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities”:

Grover reads “The Monster at the End of this Book”:

Eric Carle, author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” reads his book:

Epic is a digital library for kids 12 and under, and the site is offering a free 30 day subscription to 40,000 digital books: opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read.  At Starfall, children have fun while they learn.”

Story Online.  “The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.”

Dr. Suess Fun:  “Keep your students busy and focused on skills with some fun Dr. Seuss games.”

Highlights for Kids and Parents. The classic children’s magazine, Highlights, offers activities and ideas for both children and parents:

Into the Book was designed by PBS Wisconsin Education and “is a multimedia package designed to improve elementary students’ reading comprehension, as well as their ability to think and learn across the curriculum.”


National Geographic Kids is a paper magazine, but their website offers “amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.”

And, check out National Geographic Kids Youtube channel: 

“How to become an astronaut” and more videos by Kevin Debruin.  Suitable for young viewers, Check out his “A Place Called Space” video series on Youtube:

Resources for Middle and High School Students


CPM Resources (the Wabeno School District math resource)

Due to the CV issue, the CPM math program used by all students in the Wabeno School District has made all of its resources available for students on their website:

Also, consider searching for videos on Youtube that teachers have posted of their lessons using CPM.  Hearing another voice teach the same information is always helpful.—App that lets students scan math problems to help them solve and understand concepts:


The National Theatre is streaming a full length play every week.  Check out this article for details:

The Paris Opera is screening its performances online for free:

“Where the Wild Things Are” as read by Christopher Walken (not for little kids):


Badgerlink is Wisconsin’s online library.  “BadgerLink provides Wisconsin residents with licensed trustworthy content not available from free search engines.”

Purdue Owl is an outstanding resource for researching, writing, and formatting research papers.  “The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.”


Virtual Museum Tours:  Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture, created by Google Cultural Institute.

Mindful Schools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. “We have trained more than 50,000 teachers, school leaders, and education professionals who are dedicated to preparing students with critical life skills to positively shift the outcomes for an entire generation!”  The Mindful virtual school is offering free “mindfulness” online courses for kids that may be attended live or viewed later:


LIVE Animal Webcams:

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips: has compiled an enormous list of activities and free subscriptions.  The article is titled: “Here’s the Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings.” The list is long, so the website author encourages users to scroll all the way to the bottom because the page is receiving regular updates:


“The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have scoured the web and found 15 spring activities your family can enjoy either indoors or outdoors (or a little bit of both).”   In this article, author K. J. Ammerman, says, “I’ll share our favorite 15 for spring activities (think indoor-outdoor adventures) that you can enjoy with your kids, regardless of the forecast”:

FUN, DAILY TRIVIA:  “Best up-to-date holiday reference information. Holiday and celebration history, trivia, cartoons and fun facts”:

At SwitchZoo, players may make new animals, play animal games, build a biome, learn about animals, and hear animal music:

PBS.ORG—“Public media organizations remain committed to ensuring that all kids statewide have access to educational instruction amid school closures. PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), announce an ambitious new tv broadcast schedule to support At-Home Learning, accompanied by curriculum-aligned digital resources.” Check it out: “was developed with the idea that crucial concepts, themes, ideas, and fact sets taught in the classroom can be enhanced over the internet through interactivity.” Suitable for K-8:

Family Friendly sites to explore while school is closed:


Check out HGTV’s “Handmade” video series which uses lots of household items to create fun and simple crafts:

Over 50 “Rainy Day Activities” for kids:


Tips for talking to your children about the Coronavirus:

Tips for working at home while also helping your children with their educational and personal needs: