Online Learning Resources During COVID-19 Closure

 
 

Hello TSD families! We are thinking about you during this difficult time. Despite the school’s closure, we are committed to you and your child’s well-being and education. One of your child’s teachers will be in touch with you soon and often; if there is anything you need, please let them know.  Below are some resources to help your family ensure your child’s education can continue during TSD’s closure. Again, a teacher will be in touch to make sure you access the resources most appropriate to your child. Some resources require a login and password; if your student does not remember this information – no problem – visit the ASPEN family portal for further login information.

 

ASL Vocabulary and Stories
  • Dawn Sign Press Stories and Poetry – for a limited time Dawn Sign Press is offering many of its signed stories and resources available for free. Note – when you open the Vimeo link, you will still have to “rent” the video, but a discount for the full cost is automatically applied checkout. For all grade levels.
  • ASL Stories QR codes – this document provides dozens of ASL stories that can be accessed by scanning the code with a phone or tablet. Print them out and post them at home! For all grade levels.
  • Operation ASL Storytime – This YouTube playlist has many stories signed in ASL. For all grade levels.
 
ELA and Social Studies
  • Kids A-Z – Kids A-Z is the online portal for all of Learning A-Z’s resources. Learning A-Z is used widely at TSD, and offers a variety of books and learning activities based on your child’s reading and grade level. Students should know how to sign in themselves, but contact a teacher if you are having trouble. For all grade levels, but Upper School students may not have login information. Contact Sam Carter if you need this set up.
  • IXL – IXL provides standards-aligned quizzes (with feedback) on almost everything your child is learning in school. Students all have individual logins and passwords; please contact a teacher if you need assistance with this. Available through a web browser or the free IXL app. For all grade levels.
  • Newsela – Newsela allows students to access current event topics on a reading level that be adjusted to their level. Stories also contain quizzes that give both you and child feedback. Students can sign in for free with their TSD email address and password. Available through a web browser and free app. For all grade levels.
  • Brainpop – BrainPOP has fun, animated instructional videos are almost every topic. Videos are short – around 5 minutes – and provide closed caption captioning. Families can access BrainPOP for free; you just have to sign up. For all grade levels.
  • Epic – Epic is a resource that provides thousands of both fiction and nonfiction ebooks. Available through a web browser or a free app. For 24 hour access to Epic, contact Sam Carter at carter@tsdeaf.org. For all grade levels.
  • ABCya and PBS Kids– These resources provide free educational games on many subjects for younger students. Available through a web browser or free app. For younger students.
  • Scholastic Classroom Magazines – For all grade levels.
  • Movers and Shakers – This Google Doc contains slides and excerpts from the book Movers and Shakers: Deaf People Who Changed the World. For older students.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – This excellent free resource from Scholastic provides a free lesson everyday that covers many subjects – ELA, Math, Science and current events. For all grade levels.
 
Math and Science
  • IXL – IXL provides standards-aligned quizzes (with feedback) on almost everything your child is learning in school. Students all have individual logins and passwords; please contact a teacher if you need assistance with this. Available through a web browser or the free IXL app. For all grade levels.
  • Brainpop – BrainPOP has fun, animated instructional videos are almost every topic. Videos are short – around 5 minutes – and provide closed caption captioning. Families can access BrainPOP for free; you just have to sign up. For all grade levels.
  • Cool Math 4 Kids – Fun math games covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more. For all grade levels.
  • Think Central – this online resource is for Upper School students. Students should have logins, but contact a teacher if you need help with this. For older students.
  • Holt McDougal -- this online resource is for Upper School students. Students should have logins, but contact a teacher if you need help with this. For older students.
 
ASL Related Resources
 
Virtual Field Trips
 
Apps to Have
Teachers may choose to send out communication or assignments through one of these apps. They are free to download.
  • Flipgrid
  • Kahoot
  • SeeSaw