Distance Learning Library

ATPE has curated a wealth of digital learning resources for educators as school districts across the state temporarily shift to distance and remote learning. Each section includes grade-level specifications for content where applicable.

If you're looking for ideas and resources on how to get started, or if you want some fun ideas for projects and virtual field trips, check out our distance learning blog post here.

Check back frequently as we add more content to this library. If you have a suggestion for a resource to include, please email comm@atpe.org.
 
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English Language Arts and Reading

IXL: TEKS-aligned content covering grade-specific ELAR concepts from grades pre-K through 12.

Association for Library Service to Children:

CK-12: Spelling Concepts

Math Playground (designed for grades 1-6):

Texas Library Association reading lists

BoomWriter: Collaborative writing for grades 2-8.

Elementari: Students bring stories to life using code, illustrations, and sounds. Suitable for all grade levels.

Poynter: Over 40 free interactive courses for people interested in journalism.


Technology Applications

Codecademy: Offers an extensive catalog with courses covering web development, programming, data science, and more.

CodePen: Online code editor and learning environment for front-end web development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Displays results in real time.

Khan Academy: Hour of Code.



Mathematics

CK-12: Math concepts for grades 1-5.

Desmos:

IXL: TEKS-aligned content covering grade-specific concepts from grades pre-K through 12, as well as Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry and precalculus.

Math Playground: Math games designed for grades 1-6.

Mathigon: Interactive textbooks, animations, and videos geared toward grades 6-12.

Mathway: Solves and explains math problems entered by the user. Includes solutions for algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and more.

PhET: Interactive simulations for teaching and learning math.

Texas Instruments (TI): Free six-month software subscriptions for students and teachers.

IXL: (TEKS-aligned)

Khan Academy:

IXL: TEKS-aligned geometry activities.

Khan Academy

IXL: TEKS-aligned precalculus activities.

Khan Academy:



Social Studies

IXL: TEKS-aligned content created for grades 2-8.

Smithsonian: Explore history and culture.

CK-12: Economics with Emphasis on the Free Enterprise System. Aligned to the TEKS.

Khan Academy:

CK-12: United States Government course aligned to the TEKS.

Khan Academy:

CK-12: United States History. Aligned to the TEKS.

Khan Academy:

Google Maps for Education

Math Playground: Geography games designed for grades 1-6.

National Geographic MapMaker Interactive: Customize world maps to show data and tell stories. See examples here.

CK-12: World History. Aligned to the TEKS.

Khan Academy



Science

CK-12:

IXL: TEKS-aligned content created for grades 2-8.

PhET: Interactive simulations for teaching and learning earth science.

Smithsonian: Explore science and nature.

Texas Wildlife Association:

CK-12: Biology for High School

PhET: Interactive simulations for teaching and learning biology.

ChemMatters Teacher’s Guides: Archive of ChemMatters guides that chemistry teachers can integrate into their curriculum or offer to students as supplementary reading. Each issue includes comprehension questions and questions for further learning.

CK-12: Chemistry for High School

PhET: Interactive simulations for teaching and learning chemistry.

PhET: Interactive simulations for teaching and learning physics.



Fine Arts

Google Arts and Culture

KinderArt: Art, music, and drama resources.

National Gallery of Art

Smithsonian: Explore art and design.



Languages Other Than English

A Green Mouse: Spanish and French stories, videos, and activities for elementary school grades.