Below are resources for teachers and parents. Some of these subscriptions are offered for free for a short time and others are always free.
For Teachers and Parents:
Wide Open School- This is an EXCELLENT source of information for parents and teachers. Common Sense Media has organized resources from a variety of places in one easy to navigate site.
Lessons from Scholastic: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Free subscriptions to RAZ kids for teachers and parents https://www.learninga-z.com/site/lp2/covid19
Mystery Science- free membership through June 30, 2021 https://mysteryscience.com/lessons/seasonal/current-events
Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/curriculum
Common Sense Media's Top 10 Picks for Elementary Students: https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/10-great-free-websites-for-elementary-school
Toy Theater Virtual Manipulatives (great to use with math lessons!): https://toytheater.com/category/teacher-tools/virtual-manipulatives/
Khan Academy- parents can create a free account for their student. Videos are available to teach a variety of topics including math for all grades but other subjects are mostly geared towards older students. A Khan Academy Kids app is available for ages 2-7.
All About Learning Press- free learning resources for parents and teachers.
For Parents:The Allen ISD Technology Department has created a site that has guides for technology tools and learning resources for families and teachers to use. https://sites.google.com/allenisd.org/techis/instructional-resources
Tech Support At Home: If you are a student or parent and need help, please submit a help desk ticket for support to our new Student and Parent Help desk system by clicking the link below. Support hours are between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday. A staff member will respond as soon as possible by email. https://allenisd.on.spiceworks.com/portalAudible is offering free audiobooks
Resources from Common Sense Media
Reading Tips for Parents (multiple languages available)
Go Noodle- combines fitness and learning
Time for Kids and Your $ (financial literacy magazine)- Some articles free and some require a subscription
TexQuest Teacher Resources (Gale Educator's Reference Complete Collection, EBSCO Ebooks Educator's Collection, TeachingBooks.net, Learn 360)
Overdrive Ebook Access for Teachers/Staff
Discovery Education and Safari Montage are linked in the Portal