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Updated 4/3/2020

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STEM
  • NEEF: Environmental Education at Home - Link
  • Didax: Virtual Math Manipulatives and Lessons- Link
  • Patrick Just Math Tutorials: Upper level mathematics videos - Link
  • Illustrative Mathematics: 6-8, Alg and higher - Link
  • Multisensory Math - Link 
  • NASA: at home STEM learning, sorted by grade level - Link
  • Khan Academy: Parents and Teacher Resource Guides - Link
  • Science Friday: free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners- Link
  • PBS LearningMedia: Free standards aligned videos and lessons - Link
  • Virtual Math Classroom: Tools and tips from Siena's Math and Science classrooms - Link
HUMANITIES
  • Quill: free writing tools - Link
  • Step Up to Writing - Link
  • Smithsonian Learning Resources: Social Studies, Science, and English tabs (sorted by grade) - Link
READING
  • Infercabulary: Visual vocabulary - Link
  • Membeam: Vocabulary - Link
  • EPIC: Lending Library - Link
  • Learning Ally - Link
  • Really Great Reading - Link
  • SMART Notebook - Link
  • Audible: Free stories for students - Link
  • Teaching Reading Apps: Link
  • Reading Works: Reading comprehension skills - Link
  • Storyline Online: Celebrated actors performing book readings with questions - Link
  • Free Access to Learning Accommodations: Accommodations Give Access Across the Curriculum - Link
ELECTIVES
  • Action for Healthy Kids: Phys. Ed and physical wellness tips - Link
  • Round House Theatre: Round House at Your House, theatre education challenges per grade level - Link
  • Imagination Stage: 3-minute movie challenges - Link
  • Theatre, Dance, and Classical Music: Links to art venues and performances - Link
MISC.
  • TIME for Kids: Free digital download, teacher resources - Link

Administrative Resources

  • Flexible Telework Policy - Link
  • Independent School Management - COVID-19 Resources
  • Finalsite Communication Strategies - Link
  • NAIS Remote Learning - Article
  • TeachingLD Resources for Special Educators - Link
  • Edu.Google Distance Learning Resources - Link
  • Arlington Public Schools - Link
  • Distance Learning: Tools and Tips for Success - Siena Blog
  • Compare Assistive Technology Products - TechMatrix
  • PowerUp: Integrated Technology - Link
  • Wide Open School - Link

Virtual School Field Trips

  • Google Arts and Culture - Link
  • Virtual Field Trips - Link
  • MetKids: Virtual tour/time machine of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) - Link
  • National Gallery of Art: 1740-1895 exhibit on Colonial and Revolutionary clothing - Link
  • The British Museum: virtual tour of the Great Court, Rosetta Stone, and Egyptian mummies (London) - Link
  • Pergamon Museum: Historical museum of ancient artifacts like the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and Pergamon Altar (Berlin) - Link
  • National Museum of Anthropology: Archaeology and history of Mexico including artifacts from the Mayan civilization (Mexico) - Link
  • Louvre: Egyptian Antiquities, remains fo the Louvre's Moat, Galerie d'Apollon - Link
  • National Archaeological Museum of Naples: See art and artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum - Link
  • Yellowstone National Park: Explore virtually - Link
  • Shedd Aquarium: Live feeds of the Chicago Aquarium - Link
  • Cincinnati Zoo: Livestream Home Safari with a different animal every day at 3pm - Link
  • National Mall: Virtually visit the cherry blossoms - Link
  • KID Museum: Make It! Plus, live and interactive programming to create at home - Link 

Arts Education

  • Google Arts and Culture - Link
  • Montgomery County Environmental Art Contest: for Montgomery County Residents Only - Link
  • #DrawTogether: Wendy Macnaughton, NYT Bestselling Illustrator, daily draw together on Instagram - Link
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo: shared through the Kennedy Center - Link
  • Free Art Classes from Famous Artists - Link
  • Art Camera: Google Arts & Culture - Link
  • MetKids: Virtual tour/time machine - Link
  • Guggenheim Museum: Art from Impressionist, Post-impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary Eras (NY) - Link
  • National Gallery of Art: Collection from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer (DC) - Link
  • Musée d’Orsay: French artists Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin from 1848-1914 (Paris) - Link
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art: Seoul - Link
  • Rijksmuseum: Street view tour to see works from the Dutch Golden Age (Vermeer and Rembrandt) - Link
  • Van Gogh Museum: Largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh (Amsterdam) - Link
  • BroadwayHD: Stream Broadway shows free for a week before purchasing a subscription - Link
  • Olney Theatre: Offers free Zoom classes for all ages throughout the day - Link
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