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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Alabama public K-12 students will not return to the classroom for the remainder of the school year. Below are some resources to help educate and entertain kids learning at home. 

Updated 905am 8/2/20

Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students

Learn more about how at-need students can bridge the 'Digital Divide' - Students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program will automatically receive vouchers through the ABCS program to cover all costs of equipment and service through December 2020. Vouchers will be mailed in mid-to-late August.

Alabama Public Television

Learn at Home with APT Broadcast Stream & Schedule - live stream of APT's special curriculum-related weekday programming, plus a dynamic, interactive broadcast schedule, allowing you to find programs by grade level and subject area, integrated with digital learning assets from APT and PBS Learning Media.
APTV Education Digital Media Library- free, trusted digital resources for all grade levels, including videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. These resources align with state standards, are customizable, and can be fully integrated with digital teaching platforms like Google Classroom and Remind.

Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama - 

Boys and Girls Club Online -  a safe place for kids to go online to get help and resources they need from people they can trust.

Homework Hotline - students (K-12) or parent/guardian of a student that needs help with homework, can call the Homework Help Hotline at 256-212-0027 to connect with one of BGCNAL's trained staff.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Childrens Education Blog - Activities and resources for exploring nature.

Hudson Alpha

Shareable Science Blog - Breaking down complex scientific discoveries and news into language everyone can understand.

Videos about Coronavirus and COVID-19 

Learning Together Apart 2020 - Learning tool portal focused on genomics, genetics and biotech.

Land Trust of North Alabama

Family Nature Activities - hikes, scavenger hunts, geocaching, and more. 

NASA and Marshall Spaceflight Center

Reach Across the Stars: A Universe of Explorers - This free, augmented reality app allows users to explore the universe and unlock the often-overlooked stories of women and their contributions to space exploration and science.

Performance Today

Classical Kids - 15 minutes of classical music every day 

Classical Critters - A 60-minute classical music romp about and inspired by animals. Fred Child and kids tell stories, spark creativity, share ideas and listen to music together. You'll want to have some paper and crayons or markers on hand and a little bit of space to move!

PBS Learning Media - Thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans and games aligned to state and national standards. 
PBS Kids - Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows.
Rocket City Mom
TVA Energy Right
Energy Monsters - Resources and E-workshops about saving energy and developing smart energy habits.
US Space and Rocket Center

Science Never Stops - STEAM videos exploring museum artifacts, hands-on science, live astronomy demonstrations and more.

School Updates and Plans
Athens City Schools -  ACS Coronovirus Update Center
Huntsville City Schools -  Coronavirus & Crisis Contingency Plan
Madison County Schools - COVID-19 Information and Resources




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