Distance Learning Resources

unnamed (2)

Library of Congress Digital Collections: The Library of Congress offers digital collections of music, interviews, paintings, and a wide variety of other items.
Library of Congress Magazine: Access digital back issues of the magazine

unnamed (1) - Copy (2)
National Library of Medicine: Pandemic Digital Exhibits

unnamed - Copy
The Mutter Museum:Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia 

unnamed (3)
David J. Sencer CDC Museum: Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well

unnamed (4) - Copy
Tenement Museum: Beyond Statistics: Living in a Pandemic

unnamed (5)
CoBuild19 at Home: At Home STEM projects

unnamed (6)
Community Science Workshop Network: Virtual STEM Summer Camp

unnamed (7) - Copy
Science Friday: Science Friday partners with educators, and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners.

unnamed (8)
Maker Ed: Maker projects and learning resources

unnamed (9)
MakeCode: Microsoft coding activities

unnamed (10)
Google Experiments

kidlit TV

KidLitTV: Children’s literature activities, read alouds, listening opportunities for kids and parents

Smithsonian TT
Tween Tribune: News for Kids, Tweens, and Teens curated by the Smithsonian

Eastern Michigan University Open Education Curriculum

10 Math Podcasts for Kindergarten-12th grade Students

Helping Kids Cope with Fear in a Pandemic
Tough Conversations Tip Sheet: Helpful information for talking to kids about tough issues
Comforting Reads in Difficult Times article
COVID-19 Support Resources for Parents: Books and articles for parents and caregivers
COVID-19 Expert Resources: Information about COVID-19 and children
COVID-19 Support resources: Apps, activities, and podcasts

LD Online
9 Technology Tips to Support Study Skills

Reading Rockets
Supporting Students in Special Education through COVID-19
: Resources, articles, tips, and information for families with children in Special Education.

oakland community health network developmental disabilities mental health substance recovery
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services 
Behavioral Health Screening Tool: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services behavioral health screening tool for children ages 6-17. Resources to connect youth and their families to various community resources, including counseling, psychiatry, housing, transportation, etc.
Youth Mobile Crisis Unit: Help for young adults, teens, and children experiencing a mental health crisis.

stay home with candlewick press
Stay at Home with Candlewick: Activities, educational materials, videos and more!

 wide open school 

Wide Open School by Common Sense Media: A free collection of online learning experiences.


Tumble Math: K-6 math ebook database (free until August 31)
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

PebbleGO: https://login.pebblego.com/modules
Capstone has upgraded PebbleGO access on MeL through June 30, 2020!  In addition to Animals and Social Studies from PebbleGo, you will have access to Science, Biographies, and Dinosaurs for grades PreK-3.  All 5 PebbleGo modules: Animals, Science, Biographies, Social Studies, and Dinosaurs

  • All 4 PebbleGo Spanish modules: Animales, Ciencia, Biografías, and Estudios Sociales
  • All 4 PebbleGo Next modules for Grades 3-5: States, Science, American Indian History, Social Studies, and Biographies
  • Read More: Companion eBooks appended to the end of each article in PebbleGo Science and Animals

world book - Copy
World Book Online
Additional open access content, including World Book’s eBook collection 
Username: wbsupport
Password: distancelearn

  • World Book Student
  • World Book Advanced
  • World Book Timelines
  • World Book eBooks
  • World Book Activity Corner
  • World Book Discover
  • World Book Dramatic Learning
  • Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta (upper-level Spanish language eResource)
  • Kids eLearn in Arabic

Smithsonian Learning Lab offers resources and special collections to explore. 
Smithsonian Institution Distance Learning Resources 

StarNet Tween STEAM activities 

Brightly Resources ages 6-8 
Brightly Learning Resources for Kids 9-12 
Fun Word Games by Brightly
Learning Apps to Keep Kids Engaged
Summer Reading Bingo
Reading Through It Together: Educational Activities and Resources

National Parks Service Teacher Guides 

McNeel Publishing Kids resources and at-home activities 
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior distance learning guides 
Peanuts and Snoopy at home printables (available in several languages)
All-Ages Anti-racism Resources



MSU Resource guide for K-12 education during Covid-19 school closures: 

Michigan eLibrary Learn at Home 

Mystery Doug science activities 

Science News for Kids online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate science news to learners, parents and educators

Prodigy math games that are engaging and align with curriculum

History for Kids: Fun facts, information, worksheets, and activities for children.

Michigan History for Kids free access information

Detroit Historical Museum: History from Home online resources

New York Times Learning Network lessons and resources for students

Common Sense Education from Common Sense Media, resources on Digital Citizenship, EdTech reviews, and more.
Common Sense Education: Media recommendations for distance learning


The Tinkering Studio Projects, experiments with science, art, and technology by Exploratorium

Longway Planetarium at-home science activities

NASA for Home educational activities for kids 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory YouTube page 
NASA Explorers with Space Launch System Education
How to draw Artemis

Lakeshore Learning printable resources

Digital Learn
, brush up on computer skills and more with this resource from Public Library Association