Learning Resources

Free Online Resources for Parents, Educators, Students, and Life-Long Learners

Always Available Through EMCLD

AudioBookCloud– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the AudioBookCloud icon
Age Range: All ages
Topics: Audioebooks
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Capstone Interactive -available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the Capstone interactive icon.
Age Range:Pre K-6th+
Topics: English/Spanish ebooks on a wide range of topics.
Username: continue
Password: learning

EBSCO/Novelist
https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9040861
Age Range:  Middle School and above
Topics:  Many
Login:  Need library card number.  Call library for assistance.

Hoopla  – available on our website under Online Tools. https://emcld.org/hoopla/
Age Range:  All
Topics:  Many
Login:  Create with email, then will need library card number.  Call library for assistance. Limit: 10 checkouts per month

Mango -available on our website under Teacher Yourself.  https://emcld.org/teach-yourself-technology/
Age Range: All
Topics: Learning Languages
Login: set up with email and password

 Overdrive – available on our website under Online Tools
https://coloradodc.overdrive.com/
Age Range:  All Ages
Topics:  Ebooks and Audioebooks
Login:  Library Card Number
PIN:  Set up through library.  Call library for assistance.
May change to default login soon

TeenBookCloud– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the TeenBookCloud icon
Age Range: 7th-12th grade
Topics: eBooks
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Tumblebooks– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the Tumblebooks icon
Age Range: K-6th grade
Topics: eBooks
Login with library card

TumbleMath– available on our website under Kids Digital Resources.
https://emcld.org/kids-digital-collection/  –then click on the TumbleMath icon
Age Range: K-6th grade
Topics: eBooks on math stories
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Art Collections and Museums

 Art Institute of Chicago – 44,000+ Images – https://www.artic.edu/collection

Blarney Castle – Virtual Tour- https://www.virtualvisittours.com/blarney-castle/

 British Museum of London- https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection

 Louvre Museum, Paris- https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Acropolis Museum, Athens- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/acropolis-museum?hl=en

History Connected https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

 Museum of Modern Art – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/moma-the-museum-of-modern-art

Metropolitan Museum- Series of You Tube videos- https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project/11-dramatic-virtual-tours-of-stages-around-the-world/1gJiszMqltReJA

Guggenheim Museum – https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum?hl=en

Dali Museum- https://thedali.org/virtual-tour/

Picasso Museum- http://www.bcn.cat/museupicasso/en/museum/presentation.html

3,434 museum views from around the world- https://artsandculture.google.com/search/streetview?project=streetviews

Smithsonian:
National Museum of Natural History https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits
National Portrait Gallery-
Eye to I Exhibit https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/eye-i-self-portraits
First Ladies- https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/first-ladies/OAJS1lr5txbLJQ

 Aquariums and Zoos

Monterey Bay Aquarium- https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

National Aquarium- https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live

Cincinnati Zoo- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEKhSO4WiX0&feature=emb_logo

Explore.org Live Nature Cams- https://explore.org/livecams

Houston Zoo- https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

San Diego Zoo – https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/

Smithsonian National Zoo- https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam

Wildearth, South Africa- Live streaming safaris- https://www.twitch.tv/wildearth

Boredom Busters/Entertainment

Activities for Senior Adults or Caregivers of Seniors – https://www.ssww.com/blog/37-senior-activity-ideas-resource-guide-for-coronavirus/ 

Kanopy – Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more
https://emcld.kanopy.com/ 
Age Range: All
Need library card number and PIN
*Note – This is a free trial  offered to EMCLD until 4/30/2020. It will not work with the Kanopy app, but can be accessed in your web browser.  

ssww.com/blog/coronoavirus-activity-guide-45-boredom-buster-ideas-for-kids/

Write a letter to an elderly stranger – https://lovefortheelderly.org/letters

Coloring Pages and Books for Adults

Color our Collections- Art from over 100 Museums http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/

 Free College Courses Online

Carnegie Melon Open Learning- https://oli.cmu.edu/students/

Coursera- https://www.coursera.org/

EDX- https://www.edx.org/

Future Learn- https://www.futurelearn.com/

Harvard Online- https://online-learning.harvard.edu/

MIT Open Courseware- https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

OpenLearn- https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Stanford Online- https://online.stanford.edu/

 NASA

NASA – different activities, videos, games about space for educators, students or those who just like space
https://www.nasa.gov/
Age Range: All
Topics: Science (STEM)

Space Center Houston- Free App- https://spacecenter.org/app/

Educational Space Center- https://spacecenter.org/hours

National Parks and Gardens

Cliffs of Moher- Virtual Tour- https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/virtual-visit-tour/

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1084/gallery/

Five National Parks- https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service-

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park,

Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska

Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida

Research/School

12 Story Library – “Living books” with regularly updated content on the site
https://www.12storylibrary.com/ 
Age Range: 3rd-8th grades
Topics: Biographies, Language Arts and Fiction, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Sports and Wellness
No login information

ABC Mouse – Early Learning Academy a free 30 day trial
https://www.abcmouse.com
Age Range: 2-8 years old
Topics: Reading, Math, Science, Art & Colors
Login: Create

Authors Everywhere – authors taking the time to read aloud and talk about their books (some may even include activities) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowhHSUaWp3KJDcuI0nR0vw

AWE Station Learning
https://awelearning.com/library-resources/
Age Range:  Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Topics: Word search, reading, writing

Crayola -give parents permission to be creative with their kids
https://created.crayola.com/
Age Range: All
Topics: STEAM
Login: Create 

CO State Library  – scroll through entire page for other topics
https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/covid-19ysresources
Age Range:  Pre-School – 12th Grade
Topics:  Story Times, Reading, Writing, Math, Science
Each link will have specific login guidance

Draw Everyday with JJK -just a fun drawing experience with a professional illustrator
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObbZ-lkhRQ203mtX9ZmgtA

Education.com
https://www.education.com/
Age Range:  K-3
Topics:  Lesson plans, games on various subjects
Login:  Must create with email

Encantos Learning Hub
http://www.encantosbrands.com/learning
Age Range: Pre K-elementary students
Topics: Social studies, geography, history and culture
No login information

Gale Resources
https://www.gale.com/covid19support
Age Range: All ages
Topics: Research
Click Access Resources Now in the middle of the page
Enter East Morgan County Library District when prompted.

Kodo
https://kodo.learnupon.com/store

Age Range: Child care providers and teachers
Topics: teaching strategies
Each subject has its own free code

List of education companies offering free subscriptions – it is a long list!
https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/
Age Range:  0-18
Topics: Many, many topics
No login required for list, may be needed for individual sites

Lakeshore Free Resources
https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free-resources?
Age Range: Pre-K-3rd Grade
Topics: Math, Language, Science, Social Studies

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems! – who doesn’t love Mo Willems! Take time out to just enjoy being creative (or entertained)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF

Mackin- classic ebooks and audiobooks
https://www.mackin.com/hq/distance-learning-essentials/
Age Range: Elementary-High school
Topics: Resources, classic ebooks and audiobooks

Macmillan- Activity kits, teacher guides, and tips for parents teaching at home
https://static.macmillan.com/static/macmillan/2020-online-resources/#filter=*
Age Range: Elementary-High school
Topics: All
No log in information required. 

Mobymax – helps find learning gaps and gives activities to help students overcome them
https://blog.mobymax.com/mobymax-to-provide-all-k-8-schools-and-school-districts-closed-by-covid-19-with-free-internet-learning-software
Sign Up: https://www.mobymax.com/
Age Range: K-8
Topics: All
Login: Create Classroom

National Emergency Library – FAQ (Contains link to library)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QjErbouWG7pUlzcxPcRk4YEtbYs8ItlVTgLa1DfGh68/preview 
Age Range:  All
Topics:  All
Login:  Will need to create an account 

Overdrive for Students – Sora App
https://meet.soraapp.com/
Age Range:  0-18
Topics:  Reading
Login:  Library Card Number
PIN:  Set up through library.  Call library for assistance. May change soon

PBS Kids – learning games and shows for children Preschool-2nd grade
https://pbskids.org/
Age Range: Preschool-2nd
Topics: Wide range
Login: Create

Penguin Random House Brightly
https://www.readbrightly.com/
Age Range:  0-18
Topics:  Reading
No login required

Scholastic Learn at Home
www.scholastic.com/learnathome
Age Range: Pre-K-9th grade
Topics: Guided projects with books and ideas
Username: Learning20
Password: Clifford

Sebco Books
www.Sebcobooks.com
Age Range: Any
Topics:ebooks of all topics
Username: Keepreading
Password: Sebco
It will then ask for a Student ID or Library card number–if you have neither try 23797000000000 or 1

Smithsonian -the world of all Smithsonian: explore the National Zoo animals, find lesson plans, or use the distance learning resources.
https://www.si.edu/learn-explore
Age Range: All
Topics: History, Science, Animals, World Cultures

Smithsonian Learning Lab – Find lesson plans as well as online resources to go with them
https://learninglab.si.edu/
Age Range: All
Topics: Science, History, Art, Math, English, Language Arts
Login: Create

Getting started in the Smithsonian Learning Lab – a video to help guide you to get the most out of the Smithsonian Learning Lab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjdQIvHrLXI
How to use Smithsonian Learning Lab for educational purposes

Splash Learn -math all around with games to help learn math
https://www.splashlearn.com
Age Range: K-5
Topics: Math
Login: Create

Star Net Science Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries – STEAM activities for students
https://www.starnetlibraries.org/
Age Range: All
Topics: Science (STEM)
Login: Create one

Storyline Online
https://www.storylineonline.net/
Age Range:  Pre-school – 3rd
Topics:  Reading
No login required

Story Preservation Initiative
http://www.storypreservation.org/
Age Range:  K-12
Topics:  Story Telling, Biographies
May need to create login with email

World Book
https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/views/login/freeTrial.jsp
(will need email and institution–you can use your school or the library (East Morgan County Library District) and parent for title.  It will send a link to your email with login information)
Age Range: All ages
Topics: A wide variety of topics 
Resource guide: https://www.worldbookonline.com/training/distance-learning/distance-learning.htm 

Theater and Opera

11 Dramatic Virtual Tours of Stages around the World – https://artsandculture.google.com/theme

AllArts.org- https://allarts.org/about/

Nightly Streaming Opera – The Metropolitan Opera- https://www.metopera.org/