The Lawrence Township School Foundation posts information and links to resources to help families and students in our community. This list is not comprehensive, but is intended to connect students and families with tools during this time of off-site eLearning. Click on each link to learn more information.
MSDLT Extended Closure Resources
The district implemented eLearning Monday, March 16 through the end of the academic year. Follow this link to access COVID-19 Community Resources.
Rose-Hulman AskRose Homework Help
Rose-Hulman's AskRose Homework Help has added daytime hours to help homebound students better understand math and science homework problems from their virtual or online courses during this public health crisis. Help is available Monday through Friday between noon and 3 PM (Eastern) by phone, email or chat. Traditional hours are unchanged: Sunday through Thursday 7 PM - 10 PM (Eastern). Students may call 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or email/chat on the AskRose website, AskRose.org. The site offers more than 500 resources through videos and downloadable reference materials.
There’s no better cure for cabin fever than printing and coloring these cool coloring pages for all kids! There are over 10,000 free coloring pages that you can print at home all organized by the calendar year so it's easier to find what you want. Check out these websites for a variety of different coloring pages:
These games gives kids something other online learning resources may lack: a sense of community. Students up to age 13 play games to learn across a range of topics (math, reading, social studies, science, and more), while also creating their own online persona and interacting with others in the game. Visit Adventure Academy now to start exploring and learning.
In addition to their usual 30-day free trial, Age of Learning is offering Adventure Academy free to schools closed due to the outbreak. Contact them here for more information.
At Home Learning with PBS Learning Media
Indiana Department of Education has announced an exciting partnership with Indiana Public Broadcasting to bring in-home learning experiences to students, all aligned to Indiana academic standards. with offerings such as the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, the WORLD Channel, and programs such as NOVA and Into the Outdoors, they are committed to providing accessible programming and resources.
For more information and to access PBS Learning Media, visit www.pbslearningmedia.org. To view current schedules for grade level and subject programming, as well as correlating materials, visit: www.doe.in.gov/elearning/2020-covid-19-remote-learning.
Conner Prairie at Home
Explore Conner Prairie in a whole new way from the comfort of your home. Over the coming weeks, learn from Conner Prairie experts as they share their knowledge, behind the scenes happenings, demonstrations, Q&A's and much more. Visit Conner Prairie now to learn more!
Curriculum Associates is offering printable activity packs and guidance for educators and student families to support learning at home. The content, which is available for Grades K-8 for both reading and math, comes in both English and Spanish.
Educational Insights is providing families with activities and print outs that spark children’s curiosity and helps keep their education moving in the right direction during this difficult time. The educational toy company has also partnered with Mensa for Kids to provide even more valuable resources to support learning through play in areas such as STEM, reading and creativity.
Indianapolis Public Library
While physical locations are closed the Indianapolis Public Library will continue to provide access to information, ideas, and experiences as much as possible through their online services. If using them is new for you, they are here to help! This page will serve as the place we gather support materials and offer ideas to make the most of your library card during this time. Visit https://www.indypl.org/ to learn more!
Museum at Home
Need some fun and creative ideas for your e-classroom? Check out our standards-based lessons, covering many topics and written by trained educators by visiting The Children's Museum of Indianapolis online. These lessons can be paired with books, online resources, or Museum at Home videos, and include hands-on learning that students can complete at home.
NASA at Home
Let NASA bring the universe into your home. NASA is inspiring the next generation of explorers by providing at home STEM projects for students? From coloring sheets to building your own spacecraft -- there's something for all ages! Visit NASA.gov to start creating today.
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