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Online Resources During COVID-19 Closure

Here is a list of online resources including health updates, resources for kids, and online learning during school closures.

Health Alerts and Information

CDC--updated information on Covid-19

Madison County--updated local information on Covid-19

National Institute of Health--updated health information

Johns Hopkins--Coronavirus Resource Center

Texas Department of State of Health Services--updated Texas information

Texas Workforce Commission--Unemployment News

Office of Governor Abbott

Resources for Kids and Families

Scholastic Learn at Home--free daily projects just set up a free account

Libri Vox--free online public domain audio books

Project Gutenburg--free online public domain books

Read Out Loud Archives presented by KidLit TV--videos of authors reading picture books

Draw Every Day with JJK--drawing lessons for kids

Storyonline.net--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. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems-- draw, doodle, explore new ways of writing

Google Arts and Culture--Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Or the difference between modern and contemporary art? Would you like to wander round a museum halfway across the world?

With Google Arts & Culture you can visit top exhibits, zoom in on artworks in mind-blowing detail and browse thousands of stories, photos, videos, and manuscripts. Be your own curator by finding your favorites, creating your own collections and sharing them with friends. Travel anywhere with tours of iconic sites, famous buildings and natural wonders, on your screen or in VR. Learn something new everyday.

Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now.

The Louvre-- virtual tour of the Paris Museum

The Vatican Museums

The Met Museum

TumbleBooks--

Great News Tumblebooks has allowed all libraries FREE access to five resources( until August 31, 2020). Included are:
Tumblebook Library--animated talking picture books
TumbleMath--picture books, lesson plans, and quizzes
TeenBookCloud--Grade 7-12 ebooks (I saw some graphic novels!)
AudioBookCloud--streaming audio books( I saw good authors, westerns, mysteries, general fiction, classics)
RomanceBookCloud--steamy romances

Just go to: https://madison.biblionix.com
Scroll down to the bottom of the Electronic Resources list
No need to login, just click to go to this FREE resource.

Education Online

Virtual Nerd--over 1500 video lessons covering middle grade math through Algebra 2

Khan Academy--free educational resources/lessons & personalizes learning for K-12

Study Island--free K-12 learning--FREE 1 year access for new accounts

Amoeba Sisters--Biology videos, lessons, and resources

CommonLit--reading passages in all literary and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12

Discovery K 12--free online homeschool for Pre-K through 12th