With March Break, and recent school closures in our region, Workforce WindsorEssex has assembled a list of resources for learning from home. We hope to aid parents and educators during this challenging time by ensuring that students can continuing learning, from the comfort of home, with these helpful resources.

Below you will find a list of resources for encouraging Learning from Home:

Simply click on the resource to begin learning and exploring.


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Career Exploration Tools

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The resources on these pages are ones that are created for you to complete independently or with your child so that you can explore what kind of interests align with career opportunities within the area of Windsor-Essex County. Through the use of self-reflection and labour market research, you will gain valuable insight about connecting yourself to upcoming jobs within the area.


LEARN AT HOME – GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO

Students and their parents can access educational resources to help keep students learning and engaged while during school closures.

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SCHOLASTIC LEARN FROM HOME PROGRAM 

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. The programs are available for PreK & Kindergarten, Grades 1&2, Grades 3-5, and Grade 6+

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Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

-The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.


Dr. SEUss’ Seussville!

Learning activities, guides, printables, crafts and more for Parents and Educators, all from the wonderful world of Suess!

“This area of Seussville is dedicated to the parents of small ones. These activities, crafts, and printables provide hours of Seussian ideas to engage your child in playful learning. Add a snack based on favorite books or characters from our tasty recipes, or search our themes for a curated collection of all of the above. So team up with your kid and get creative…there is fun to be done!”


FUNBRAIN.COM!

Browse Educational Games, Books and Videos by Age/Grade!

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Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy. Educators and parents can trust our site to provide a fun and safe experience both at home and at school.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – KIDS!

Learn about your favourite mammals by playing games, watching videos and exploring!

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Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are updated weekly!
Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Visit National Geographic Kids today!

National Geographic even has an article within the science section titled: Facts About Coronavirus- What kids need to know. 


ARCADEMICS

Arcade + Academics = Fun Learning
Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more! Available for all ages and grades.

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Arcademics combines the excitement of video games with educational content to produce a high rate of learning through exciting, focused repetition that enables automaticity and fluency to be achieved quickly.

Our approach is based on these principle points:

  • Students respond to challenge and errors can be viewed as opportunities to improve rather than as indication of failure.
  • Repetitious drill can be fun, as games increase the time-on-task and engagement through competition.
  • Immediate corrective feedback facilitates improvement in performance. Teachers and students can quickly see mistakes and how to correct them.


HIGHLIGHTS -KIDS

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The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.

Also be sure to check out HIGHLIGHTS – PARENTS  for parenting tips, and articles, to make learning at home enjoyable for everyone.


Mystery DOUG

Science made fun. Helping kids stay curious by creating better explanations.

Most questions that children ask, grownups simply don’t know how to answer. How does a magnet stick to a fridge? Can animals get sunburn? Why do some people have different accents?

Answering these questions—and thousands more—in a truly engaging way is hard, and it takes time and knowledge (of facts and pedagogy) that most adults don’t have at the tip of their tongues, and answers you find via Google or on Wikipedia aren’t made for kids.


BOARDMAKER

A complete special education platform that supports education, communication, access and social/emotional needs of more than six million students in 51 countries. At home, at school, or in a clinical practice, Boardmaker drives your student’s success.

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BOOK CREATOR

Parents can help their school-age kids make their own books using Book Creator’s 90-day free tutorial, which lets kids write and illustrate their own creations.

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NASA KIDS’ CLUB

NASA Kids’ Club helps children in pre-K through fourth grade learn the ins and outs of NASA’s missions using hands-on educational games.

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Good2Learn

Kids between the ages of 7 and 12 can watch Good2Learn’s instructional videos with a 14-day free trial.

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PRODIGY

The engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers and admins. No cost, ever.

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Khana Academy

For every student, every classroom. Real results. A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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Storyline Online

Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.


Squiggle Park

The video game that builds strong readers through play.

Squiggle Park video game characters


All Ages

wINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY 

E-Resources from the Windsor Public Library. All you need is a library card – and the good news is that you can get one online. Simply register for an eCard and begin browsing a world of entertainment and information.

Obtain an eCard

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Our vast collection of digital materials, such as eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming movies and TV shows, magazines and newspapers, and research tools are all available with your WPL card.

Explore the E-Resources


Typing Club

Learn Touch Typing for FREE.

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THESE 12 FAMOUS MUSEUMS OFFER VIRTUAL TOURS

Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

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VIZZLE – DIGITAL LEARNING FOR ALL

Quickly assign standards-aligned content from a variety of subjects. Vizzle automatically collects data to help you determine student proficiency of individual learning targets.

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VIRTUAL REALITY WORKPLACE TOUR LIBRARY

Here is a list of virtual reality tours of workplaces in Windsor-Essex. You can check out any of these on your computer, smartphone, or by using a virtual reality viewing device like Google Cardboard.

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Adult Learning

LYNDA: ONLINE COURSES, CLASSES, TRAINING, TUTORIALS

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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450 IVY LEAGUE COURSES YOU CAN TAKE ONLINE FOR FREE

These Ivy League schools offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms. Class Central has made a collection of all these.

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As always, Workforce WindsorEssex tools and resources are available for you!

Visit our Resources for Students and Educators page, to learn more:


Have something to share or add to the the list? Please email Sarah at: sfram@workforcewindsoressex.com