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eLearning Resources for Summer

eLearning Resources for Summer

D7 is developing additional resources and activities to keep your student engaged with learning until school resumes in the Fall. We will add content to this page over the coming weeks with summertime enrichment in mind.assist families during this unprecedented time. District 7 has assembled high-quality materials, examples, and thinking from our trusted partners and networks in the FAQ below. We hope you find these helpful as you strive to quickly meet the challenges imposed by COVID-19.

All Students will have access to all the Districts online learning platforms through ClassLink (i.e. Dreambox, IStation, etc) until June 30th. 

Reading and Storytime Resources

District 7 suggests DAILY reading for at least 20 minutes. Re-reading books is a great way to build fluency! 

escape into reading

The librarians of Spartanburg 7 have curated lists of recommended books and authors for your summer reading pleasure. These lists are specifically tailored to each grade level to help you connect with books that are just right for your child. D7 Libraries Recommended Summer Reading lists are adapted from other published book lists such as the South Carolina Book Awards List and the American Library Association Summer Reading Lists. Parents should review titles to determine their appropriateness for their children.

We encourage you yo check out the Spartanburg Public Library Summer Reading program here

storytime with etv

Join ETV for their newest initiative, Storytime with ETV. The online series promotes the love of reading and literary stories connected to our great state. You will hear from some of South Carolina’s favorite storytellers, as well as some new faces.

Rivet is a fabulous and fun reading website! There is green box on the top right side where you can adjust your child's reading level. 

Spartanburg County Public Library Dial a Story - (864) 596-3530 Call anytime to hear a story. Stories updated weekly. Spartanburg County Public Libraries has additional online resources available 24/7

Storyline Online  - The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

Teach Your Monster To Read is a series of games that’s helps children learn to read. 

Scholastic Learn at Home - day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. 

Online Learning Resouces 

SCETV Educational Programming and SCETV Kids Channel is available online 24/7. Join ETV for their newest initiative, Storytime with ETV. The online series promotes the love of reading and literary stories connected to our great state. You will hear from some of South Carolina’s favorite storytellers, as well as some new faces. 

pbs app

The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. With this app, kids can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere! PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and worlds through media. Stream the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on the app for free (no subscription or login required). 

National Geographic Kids for K-12 students in all content areas. 

The Smithsonian provides resources for all age levels and all content areas including articles, simulations, videos, virtual field studies, and games.  

Virtual Tours of 12 Famous MuseumsGoogle Arts & Culture teamed up with museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.   

The Kennedy Center has developed a robust collection of hundreds of digital learning resources: lessons, articles, performance guides, how-tos and much more.  

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike.  

Exquisite Minds believes in the importance of cultivating creativity in bright and gifted children. Exquisite Minds offers support to parents and educators who want to challenge children to find new and constructive ways to look at the world.  

Metropolitan Museum of Art for Kids children can go through time machines and learn about various exhibits.   

Kids Think Design is a website that promotes design thinking and provides a showcase for kids' original projects. 

NanoWrimo for anyone wanting to do creative writing. 

Wonderopolis helps kids research topics they're curious about.  

Circle Round was created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups. 

Math and Science Resources 

The 4-H Rube Goldberg Water a Plant Challenge.

Khan Academy is a free online learning platform that offers practice exercises, instructional videos and a personalized learning dashboard for students to learn subjects including math, science, computer programming, history, art history and economics from home. It also has specialized content from NASA, the Museum of Modern Art, the California Academy of Sciences and MIT. In light of the recent school closures, Khan Academy released  daily schedules for students in pre-K through grade 12 to follow from home. 

Neuroscience for Kids was created for students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system.

Mystery Science uses mystery to teach science and uses simple hands-on activities designed to use supplies you already have (or are easy to get).  

 

 


eLearning Guidance for Parents

While the school district was closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, our students continued to receive quality instruction by completing assignments that teachers provided virtually through our eLearning. Elementary students used eLearning matices in grades kindergarten through grade five and for students in grades 6-12 teachers used online platforms to assignwork.  The overview of D7’s eLearning instruction and basic steps, grading, and FAQ can be found here - https://www.spartanburg7.org/elearning