Help for Middle/High School Students at Home

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450 Ivy League courses available online right now for free from Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Short Story Literature course for middle/high school

https://www.youtube.com/user/lvangem

Tutorials, ideas, tips and best practices for the education of the gifted from Lisa Van Gemert of GiftedGuru.com.

Scholastic Learn at Home

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/

Day-by-day projects to keep students reading, thinking, and growing up to 9th grade.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 to keep them learning

Scratch – Learn to Code

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community—to encourage creativity, systematic reasoning, and collaboration

Learn to Type: Lessons for all ages

https://www.typing.com/

Keyboarding, Digital Literacy, & Coding

In addition, Paso Robles Library card holders are encouraged to make use of the library’s extensive digital resources. Visit https://www.prcity.com/248/eLibrary for access to such free downloadable materials as books, movies, magazines, learning tools, and databases. For those without a current library account wishing to access digital resources, eCards are available (for ages 13 and up) through the Black Gold Cooperative Library System. Visit https://www.blackgold.org for eCard information and registration.

Library staff is on hand to answer account inquiries Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm. Call 805- 237-3870.


Help for Parents with School-Age Children at Home

Abdo Digital Bookshelf

https://abdodigital.com/?tk=840BC558E6676AB1F4C9FA29D8EC6D69

Read-to-Me eBooks; eBooks; Databases; Interactive eBooks for elementary grades

Abdo Zoom Research Databasehttps://www.abdozoom.com/zoomchoice/?tk=AE75056C570B319A6B47A15986D1DEE9 Database for beginning readers

Scholastic Learn at Home

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing

Lunch Doodles

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

Mo Willems invites learners once a day for the next few weeks to draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing.

Oxford Owl

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Oxford University Press’ learning activities by ages

ABCya! Educational Games by Grade Level https://www.abcya.com/

Learning games and videos by grade level

Children’s Museum Houston

https://www.cmhouston.org/

Hundreds of science, match, reading and fine arts activities and videos for students K-5

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Daily schedules for students ages 2-18 to keep them learning

Seussville https://www.seussville.com/ Chock full of Seussian fun

Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning A starter set of science lessons

Scratch – Learn to Code

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community—to encourage creativity, systematic reasoning, and collaboration

DK Find Out!

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/

Quizzes, videos and animations to engage and fascinate. Also articles for parents explaining the curriculum being taught

National Geographic Kids Science Lab

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Science experiments, videos, articles and more

San Diego Zoo Kids Activities https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ Zoo-themed games and activities

NASA STEM Engagement

https://www.nasa.gov/stem

Fun activities to do at home by grade level, types and subjects

Wonderopolis

https://wonderopolis.org/

A site where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

Abdo Digital Bookshelf https://abdodigital.com/?tk=414F33301B8E136DEE3F0A93BF1795E1 Read-to-Me eBooks; eBooks; Databases; Interactive eBooks for PreK-8

Learn to Type: Lessons for all ages

https://www.typing.com/

Keyboarding, Digital Literacy, & Coding

In addition, Paso Robles Library card holders are encouraged to make use of the library’s extensive digital resources. Visit https://www.prcity.com/248/eLibrary for access to such free downloadable materials as books, movies, magazines, learning tools, and databases. For those without a current library account wishing to access digital resources, eCards are available (for ages 13 and up) through the Black Gold Cooperative Library System. Visit https://www.blackgold.org for eCard information and registration.

Library staff is on hand to answer account inquiries Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm. Call 805- 237-3870.


 Help for Parents with Young Children at Home

Abdo Digital Bookshelf https://abdodigital.com/?tk=414F33301B8E136DEE3F0A93BF1795E1

Read-to-Me eBooks; eBooks; Databases; Interactive eBooks for PreK-8

Abdo Zoom Research Database

https://www.abdozoom.com/zoomchoice/?tk=AE75056C570B319A6B47A15986D1DEE9 Database for beginning readers

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

PBS Kids

https://pbskids.org/

Daily activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.

Children’s Stories in French

https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/

Some well-known children’s stories translated into French and spoken by a native French speaker. Great for kids… and adults too! Read along in French or English.

BusyToddler.com

40+ Super Easy Toddler Activities

This link to 40 super easy toddler activities using materials you have around the house will keep those developing brains busy!

I Can Teach My Child

https://www.icanteachmychild.com/31-days-of-indoor-fun-for-toddlers/

This link takes you to a specific article full of ideas for 31 days of indoor fun, but go further and explore the site to find tons of helpful content!

In addition, Paso Robles Library card holders are encouraged to make use of the library’s extensive digital resources. Visit https://www.prcity.com/248/eLibrary for access to such free downloadable materials as books, movies, magazines, learning tools, and databases. For those without a current library account wishing to access digital resources, eCards are available (for ages 13 and up) through the Black Gold Cooperative Library System. Visit https://www.blackgold.org for eCard information and registration.

Library staff is on hand to answer account inquiries Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm. Call 805- 237-3870.


hoopla Digital Bonus Borrows Collection

The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to offer patrons additional access to content as part of their eLibrary offerings.

hoopla Digital has curated the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection, a list of more than 1,000 top titles. Paso Robles City Library card holders will be debited ZERO Borrows against their regular monthly limits when they borrow any of these included titles through April 30, 2020. In addition to these titles, patrons will also continue to have access to hoopla’s full collection of over 750,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more. For those without a current library account wishing to access this and other digital resources, eCards are available (for ages 13 and up) through the Black Gold Cooperative Library System. Visit https://www.blackgold.org for eCard information and registration.

In addition, Paso Robles Library card holders are encouraged to make use of the library’s extensive digital resources. Visit www.prcity.com for access to such free downloadable materials as books, movies, magazines, learning tools, and databases.

Library staff is on hand to answer account inquiries Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Call 805-237-3870.


MasterFILE Complete and Primary Search

Go-to research databases for young and old

 If you are worried about helping your children with their schoolwork during this shelter at home period, the Paso Robles City Library encourages patrons to utilize the extensive resources in its eLibrary.

MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. You’ll find information covering virtually every general interest subject area, including art and music, business and finance, computer science, DIY, education, engineering, fashion, health and fitness, history, home and garden, multicultural issues, religion, science, sports and leisure, technology and more!

Primary Search is a database that contains thousands of full-text articles (many in color PDF) from over 100 of the most popular children’s magazines, including Ask, Boys’ Life, Click, Cobblestone, Cricket, Faces, Highlights, Ladybug, Junior National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick, Jr., Scholastic Spider, Scholastic News, Sports Illustrated Kids, Stone Soup, Time for Kids, and Zoobooks. Primary Search also offers easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for children and more than 1.9 million images of relevant photos, maps, and flags to aid learning.

Go to www.prcity.com/248/eLibrary to access MasterFILE Complete, Primary Search, and many other helpful digital resources. For those without a current library account wishing to access digital resources, eCards are available (for ages 13 and up) through the Black Gold Cooperative Library System. Visit https://www.blackgold.org for eCard information and registration.

Library staff is on hand to answer account inquiries Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. Call 805-237-3870.


Take Self-Guided Virtual Tours

Over the next few days, the Paso Robles City Library will share suggested websites to help parents and students stay engaged in learning. Below are recommended sites for families to take some virtual fieldtrips!

Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips

Watch live or watch on demand later. Each no-cost Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities!

Go to Mars with NASA’s Curiosity Rover

https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Explore the Martian surface as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover

British Museum, London

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Interactive site letting users choose points in history for information

Google Arts & Culture

https://artsandculture.google.com/

Features the arts and cultures showcased in museums and galleries around the world, including the Guggenheim, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Musée d’Orsay, Paris; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Pergamon Museum, Berlin; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Uffizi Gallery, Florence; MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo; The National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City; Musée du Louvre, Paris; and The White House

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Ten live cams to experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Live and archived footage of animal exhibits

In addition, Paso Robles Library card holders are encouraged to make use of the library’s extensive digital resources. Visit https://www.prcity.com/248/eLibrary for access to such free downloadable materials as books, movies, magazines, learning tools, and databases. For those without a current library account wishing to access digital resources, eCards are available (for ages 13 and up) through the Black Gold Cooperative Library System. Visit https://www.blackgold.org for eCard information and registration.

Library staff is on hand to answer account inquiries Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm. Call 805- 237-3870.

Getting through this together, Paso Robles