Resources for Parents

Helping You Stay Connected Beyond the Classroom

We’re pulling together a list of resources recommended by our friends, teachers, principals and yes, even our children! Below are some great educational websites, products and other sources of information to help you stay connected and support your child at home. Have a suggestion for our Resources page? Email us at connect@schoolbzz.com.

Primary School (PK-5)

BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. www.brainpop.com

DreamBox Learning Math is an adaptive, online K-8 math program designed to complement classroom instruction with at-home access so that students can login anytime, anywhere.

They are currently offering a 90 Day FREE Trial of DreamBox Learning Math, so kids can stay engaged with learning while at home. This offer is good through April 30th, 2020.

NEW DreamBox for Home Offer. Visit website www.dreambox.com/at-home

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. www.khanacademy.org.

Named by TIME Magazine as one of The Best Inventions of 2019, Roybi Robot provides children 3+ with a personalized education based on their individual learning pace and interests, setting the foundation for a successful future. With over 500 lessons, including language learning, basic STEM, stories, games, and songs, Roybi Robot uses the power of AI to create a fun and interactive learning experience for children.

We also have a $20 coupon LEARN20 to redeem on our site https://roybirobot.com.

Expert advice on children’s books & reading, arts & crafts, activities & school achievement. www.scholastic.com/parents

ZUNI Learning Tree’s platform was designed to support classroom instruction, build a love of learning in the home, and ignite learning movements. One of the features in ZUNI is that it links to thousands of free and open educational resources (OERs). ZUNI’s team searches the Internet and populates the platform with free OERs that have been created by caring and passionate individuals and organizations from all around the world.

Getting Started With ZUNI – Parents
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Secondary School (middle/high school)

Ecree gives students immediate teacher-quality writing feedback as they write. Developed by educators, Ecree helps students from introduction to conclusion with simple, color-coded comments explaining ways to improve key elements like thesis sentence, organization, argumentation, and analysis.

For all the reasons students write, Ecree can help. Get FREE and unlimited access to the writing assistant software until May 31, 2020. See how it works then start writing at www.ecree.com.

Kaplan is offering tons of free resources for students, including a free month of SAT On Demand, which helps you master the exam in as little as 30 minutes a day. They’ve also added free live lessons for the AP exams including World History, U.S. History, and Biology. Check out their full resource hub, which also includes free ACT prep. Let’s make test prep one less stress during an uncertain time.

Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth with our astrophysicist host: Matthew O’Dowd.

Matt O’Dowd spends his time studying the universe, especially really far-away things like quasars, super-massive black holes, and evolving galaxies. He uses telescopes in space to do it. Matt completed his Ph.D. at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute, followed by work at the University of Melbourne and Columbia University. He’s now a professor at the City University of New York’s Lehman College and an Associate at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium.

Episodes released every Wednesday afternoon. Visit PBS Space Time on YouTube!