Riverside Public Library

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Helpful Resources

School Information

Alvord Unified School District (AUSD) Free Meal Program

Information regarding AUSD’s Meal services during closure and online resources. Visit their website for more detail on dates and locations.

Riverside Community College District (RCCD)

Information regarding campus closures for Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College, student recourses, and updates on COVID-19.

Riverside Unified School District Free Meal Program (RUSD)

Information regarding RUSD’s Meal services during closure and online resources. Visit their website for more detail on dates and locations.

UC Riverside (UCR)

Visit the UCR Environmental Health and Safety webpage for the latest updates regarding UCR’s campus closure, student support, and current COVID-19 updates and resources. Effective Monday, March 16, UCR campus is closed with Spring 2020 quarter instruction to be held online.

Storytime with your favorite authors:

Storyline 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.

Dan Gutman

Listen to this author read their stories on Facebook live.

Grace Lin

Listen to this author read their favorite books on YouTube.

Jerry Pallotta

Listen to this author read their favorite books on YouTube.

Mac Barnett

Listen to this author read their favorite books on Instagram Live

Mo Willems

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET

Oliver Jeffers

Listen to this author read their books on Instagram Live

Todd Parr

Listen to this author read their books on YouTube.

Virtual Exploration:

Air Pano: A Virtual Journey around the World

Take a virtual tour of some of the world’s most famous landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, and more!

Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam

Giant Panda Wild Encounters. Visit their website if you've yearned to get closer to the animals.

Buckingham Palace Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace. Explore the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room.

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Visit amazing places world wide for free! Each field trip comes with hands-on learning activities.

Duke Farms Eagle Cam

Take a live look at the daily lives of eagles. In partnership with The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, lesson plans were created to facilitate place-based educational opportunities for students.

Houston Zoo Webcams-

Tune in to the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home!

NASA Mission Operations Room Tour

Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the Hubble Space Telescope’s home for mission operations, the Space Telescope Operations Control

National Aquarium

View Live Broadcasting from the National Aquarium and see the Blacktip Reef, Jellies, and Pacific Coral Reef.

National Park Service Virtual Tour

Start exploring the National Parks virtually touring some of the main attractions around each park.

San Diego Zoo live cam

Take a live look at the animals at San Diego Zoo!

Online Learning:

CK-12

CK-12 provides free and customizable K-12 open educational resources aligned to state curriculum standards.

Code.org

Code.org is a non-profit organization and eponymous website that aims to encourage people to learn computer science.

The Concord Consortium

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and weeklong sequences of curriculum materials.

Curriki

Curriki is an online, free, open education service. Find the right K-12 lesson plans.

Khan Academy

Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

National Geographic Kids

Play games, view videos, and explore learning content on National Geographic Kids.

PBS Learning Media

Free teacher access to more than 30,000 learning materials aligned to state and national standards.

RUSD At-Home Learning Resources

The website is designed to provide information and support for students, teachers, and parents with curriculum and digital resources to support remote learning opportunities.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!.

Scratch

Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and online community for children.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

The Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world's largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources.

TED-ed

TED-Ed celebrates the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Discover hundreds of animated lessons, create customized lessons, and share your big ideas.

Typing Club

Learn touch typing for free!

YouTube Learning

Find Learning Playlists ranging in subjects from physics to filmmaking.

Literacy Resources:

Book Club for Kids

The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The podcast show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Technology Award.

Cloud Library

Log in with your library card to browse and access a digital shelf of books. For readers of all ages.

International Children’s Digital Library

The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. The ICDL collection includes 4619 books in 59 languages.

Reading is Fundamental

RIF is committed to providing impactful resources that inspire and support children reading all school year long. Check out their free activities and read aloud videos.

@savewithstories

Welcome to @SAVEWITHSTORIES—a spot to watch your favorite celebrities read your favorite children’s books. Join us, along with @savethechildren and @nokidhungry, to #SAVEWITHSTORIES.

Stories Podcast

On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works.

More resources:

California Science Center

The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The podcast show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde. Book Club won the California Library Association Technology Award.

Exploratorium

The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. Explore our vast collection of online experiences to feed your curiosity and education resources supporting online teaching and learning

Field Museum

The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. Check out their videos and education materials for people of all ages.

Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts & Culture is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative's partner museums.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress.

Metropolitan Opera

Nightly Met Opera Streams Every day for the duration of the Met's closure.

The Met Museum

5,000 Years of Art, Online. From the first cities of the ancient world to the works of our time, experience our Collection Online. Immerse yourself in 360-degree video of iconic spaces in the Museum.

NASA

Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

NHM has a wide range of educational resources available to educators.

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