Online Educational Resources for Kids:
- Scholastic: Their Learn at Home interface free with full day schedules of didactics and activities.
- Khan Academy: Full day schedules of work. Tool for your child to receive personalized help with what they’re learning in school or to learn something completely new
- Bright Horizons World at Home Children thrive with routine, especially when there is big change around them. We invite you to explore our library of enriching activities from Bright Horizons educators to enhance your child’s learning and engagement.
- ABCMouse Early Learning Academy: For preschool through 2nd grade. Redeem Code: SCHOOL7771
- ReadingIQ: For preschool through 6th grade. Redeem Code: SCHOOL7771
- Adventure Academy: For children in 3rd grade to 8th grade. Redeem Code: SCHOOL7771
- K5 Learning: Offers complimentary worksheets divided into subject for grades K-5.
- Prodigy Game: Educational game used in some of the Houston area school districts.
- Kiwi Co: At-Home Resources for kids (and their grownups). Offers STEAM activities, arts & crafts, etc.
- Duolingo App: Learn a free language for free. The ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology. Offers applications on both Apple and Android.
- Texas Education Agency: STAAR Released Test Questions
- Weather Wiz Kids: Weather related information and science experiments
- Houston Zoo: Live sessions, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m., on their Facebook page.
- Smithsonian Virtual Tour: The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device.
- NY Times suggested items for parenting during home school.
- NASA at home free student resources
Institutional Resources and Updates
- The CPRIT website now has a dedicated webpage for information, guidance, and frequently asked questions related to COVID-19’s impact on CPRIT grants.
- Bright Horizons: Rice employees can access up to 10 annual days of back-up care services per dependent when regular arrangements fall through. Get immediate access to care supports at subsidized rates; center-based care is $15/child or $25/family; all in-home care is $6/hour. Other benefits, such as
pet care, are negotiated directly with the provider. RICE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ONLY
- COVID-19 Updates or use the Employee App on your phone. Daily updates on screenings, entry locations, etc. MD ANDERSON EMPLOYEES ONLY
- Be Well Facebook Group: Updates daily with nutrition, exercises , etc. MD ANDERSON EMPLOYEES-MUST JOIN FB GROUP
- EAP YouTube Page: Stress management videos
COVID-Related Communications Resources:
- From VitalTalk, Released 3/17/20, a brief manual on COVID-ready communication skills. Free on Google Docs: Link.
- Talking w kids about what’s happening from the American Academy of Pediatrics: “Responding to Children’s Emotional Needs During Times of Crisis”
- AAP President Dr. Sally Goza gives more tips on how to talk to children about COVID on CNN.
- Critical care refresher from Society of Critical Care Medicine: “Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician.”
- NIH Resources regarding COVID-19.
- Promotion and Tenure related information during COVID-19 https://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Professors-Scramble-to/248289 (not local to this area but might be helpful)
- Working from home related information if you have children https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/03/24/working-home-during-covid-19-proves-challenging-faculty-members
- An article regarding allowing PostDocs in your lab to still work. https://www.chronicle.com/article/WhyHow-You-Should-Let/248084
- Flexibility for grant submissions during this time. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-086.html
- Headspace: Free access to Headspace Plus for all US healthcare professionals working in public health settings.https://www.headspace.com/covid-19
- Metropolitan Opera: http://metopera.org Encore presentations from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming nightly.
- Berlin Philharmonic: Their Digital Concert Hall with 600+ concerts and films free for everyone. Code: BERLINPHIL.https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home
- NPR: A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown
- Alda-Kavli Learning Center-Online Learning Experiences
Alda-Kavli online learning experiences are designed to introduce scientists and other researchers to some basic tools and strategies to empower clear and vivid science communication. We recommend that individuals begin with Know Your Audience, then move to Know Your Goal, and complete the series with Know Your Tactics. Making Your Case to Congress is a stand-alone program designed to help individuals strategize meetings with members and Congressional staffers.
- Dan Harrington…This is how I extended my virtual network using Slack: