Rounding Up All The Connecticut News & Information You Need to Know
List of Free Online Educational Resources
For educators and students looking to find open and free access to e-resources, use this link from the Connecticut State Library.
EBSCO has provided links for those without a library card to allow for remote access. If geoauthentication fails, users will be prompted for a user name and password which can be found on the No Library Card Needed document.
CASL Resources-COVID-19 Page: a place for you to get everything that you need, including professional development, information about the #trythisonMonday meetings, virtual literacy events,and reopening information.
MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics began online math activities sessions this week and will continue into next week as well. Sessions are offered by grade level and there are various times throughout the day where some of the sessions are noted as free.
EPIC! Free access to 40,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more for teachers and parents.
Ancestry provides free at-home resources and access to new 500 million National Archive record and at-home history lesson plans.
DigitalLearn.org is PLA’s online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed, video-based tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy skills.
All content on Booklist Online is freely available until further notice. You can start reading the newest issue of Booklist and Book Links digitally today.
Microsoft offers Build Digital Skills. A Digital literacy Course provides foundational skills needed to understand and safely use digital devices, software, and the internet. Participate Safely Online– get tips for protecting your privacy, using the internet safely and combating online bullying and harassment. Learn How to Code – give kids a hands-on experience with coding with Minecraft Hour of Code tutorials. Sharpen Technical Skills – whether you’re just starting or an experienced tech professional, these technical hands-on learning modules can help you arrive at your goals faster, with more confidence and at your own pace.
Beginning on March 23rd, the full version of Reader Zone is free for schools and libraries, regardless of the number of readers in your program.
Families looking for at-home learning opportunities might want to try Skypeascientist.com The site connects teachers and families with scientists from many disciplines. Children can learn more about a field of study, or what it’s like to be a scientist.
TumbleBooks is inviting libraries across America to email email@example.com with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all five of its databases so they can be shared and accessed by their patrons from the comfort and safety of their homes. TumbleBooklibrary ([www.tumblebooklibrary.com]www.tumblebooklibrary.com) is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, books, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC 2020 will use Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive.
BiblioBoard offers a free, Open Access platform that you can promote to your patrons today, no subscription needed! This platform includes an assortment of rich historical and carefully curated multimedia content, as well as high-quality open access journals, textbooks, and other open educational resources
EBSCO Announces free access to resources for Academic Libraries- Working together with our information partners, EBSCO would like to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on your library by extending free and expanded access to academic content.
A new book aimed at children 6-11 years of age explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from the novel Coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “My Hero is You, Kids Can Fight COVID-19!” uses a fantasy creature to help children manage difficult emotions caused by the rapidly changing reality we now live in. It is available in multiple languages.
Audible Stories Help Program: For as long as schools are closed kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
Paratext is offering access to U.S. Documents Masterfile™ to all academic, public, and special libraries through June 2020. Establishing access: If you have already worked with Paratext, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and they can confirm your existing authentication details. If you haven’t worked with Paratext , submit a request via their trial pageand include your IPs (remote access IP addresses as well). They will send along access information once confirmed.