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Links to Enrichment Resources for Educators and School Districts

Distance Learning

  • BrainPOP—The site is a K–12 resource for quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
  • Courses on Teaching Distance Learning—Free training courses are available that offer text-based lessons in topics including pedagogy and best practices, online course content, enlivening techniques, course structure and design, and hybrid courses.
  • Google Classroom—Developed for schools, this free resource aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.
  • Newsela—Offers free access to content through the remainder of the year. It is an Instructional Content Platform that includes content, integrated assessments, and insights to support reading engagement and learning in every subject. Content connects to the core curriculum and aligns with standards.
  • Transcend—Provides a collection of resources for administrators and teachers on remote teaching and learning strategies due to unexpected school closures.

Educational Resources

  • CDE Educational Resources for Distance Learning—The California Department of Education (CDE) has compiled a list of publishers offering free distance learning resources. Districts are not mandated to utilize only state-adopted instructional materials, and many classrooms utilize a network of resources. In the list provided, educators and parents/guardians may discover the individual resources they want for a particular need.
  • Common Sense Education—Common Sense Education is a resource offering information and reviews of apps and websites for texting, messaging, and communication that allows teachers to send out assignments, reminders, and progress reports and communicate with parents and students.
  • Natomas USD List of Free Online Resources to Support Learning During School Closure—A collection of resources compiled by the Natomas Unified School District for online enrichment resources for families to utilize during school closure.
  • Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC TV)—SECC is a collaborative effort of the K–20 education community that provides educational resources to learners of all ages in the greater Sacramento community primarily through video and other information and communication technologies via cable systems and networks. Districts throughout Sacramento County, including SCOE, provide programming and course content for students and families produces by local students and teachers.