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Temple High School/Junior High

Distant Learning Plan 

Dear parents and caregivers, 

 

On March 25th the State Board of Education voted to close public school buildings and complete the 2019-20 school year with a distance learning plan. On April 6th Temple JH/High School will move forward with a distance learning plan. This means students and teachers will not return to campus. This has weighed heavily on our hearts because we have missed the students so much and it is difficult to fathom ending the school year in such a different way. While it will look different, there still will be learning and instruction going on. It will just look different. Our Teachers will utilize parent contact avenues such as Facebook, Zoom, Google Meet, email, etc. throughout the week when needed. Teachers will be available to help with packets via email or through online communication. Get with your child’s teacher to see which form of communication they are using. 

Our distance learning plan was made using the guidance and support provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Education found at www.sde.ok.gov/distancelearning. The school day is no longer the typical six-hour day. We recommend allotting 30-45 minutes per subject each day in the same order as your child’s normal classes would take place. These are approximate times and we certainly want to encourage flexibility, but we do not want students or parents to get overwhelmed during stressful times. Learning packets will be distributed on Thursday April 2nd at the lunch pickup from 11:00 to 12:00 at the cafeteria.  Assignments can be dropped off on Thursdays during lunch pickup. We will have a time scheduled later to pick up your child’s belongings. Attached to this letter you will find a list of free online educational resources. Thank you so much for your continued support and for being an active part of your child’s education. 

 

Brad Spurlock

HS/JH Principal 









 

Resources to assist with distance learning (eLearning):

  • All resources below are currently free but may not be free forever.
    The star symbol denotes those that are typically paid ($) subscriptions.

  • The sun symbol ☼ denotes resources that are also specifically great for special education.

Note: Some resources below may not be accessible on a student’s district device.

HOLISTIC / OVER-ARCHING / MORE THAN ONE CONTENT AREA

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

GoNoodle

Movement and mindfulness videos 

   

Common Sense Media

Entertainment and technology recommendations 

BrainPOP and 

BrainPOP Jr.

Animated educational videos across a variety of topics, accompanied by interactive quizzes, activities, & games.

     

Scholastic Learn At Home

20 days’ worth of exciting learning journeys 

     

Breakout EDU Fun at Home

Online games with the fun of escape rooms 

   

NYC’s “At Home” Content

Several activities from multiple content areas.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic for Kids

         

ABCya

Fun and educational games with activities 

   

PebbleGo

PebbleGo Next

Kid-friendly encyclopedia, with some videos and games

Username: engaged          Password: learning

   

Discovery Education through The Discovery Experience

A variety of highly engaging activities partnered with  MythBusters, NBA, Shark Week, MLB. Learn more.

 

Fun Brain

Educational games, plus videos, math, and literacy

 

LITERACY

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

EPIC!

(teacher invite)

Subscription book service with illustrated, chapter, Read-to-Me, audiobooks, videos, and quizzes

 

Starfall Education

reading games and activities

     

ReadWorks.org

Reading & writing - by topics, skills and strategies, 

   

Storyline Online

Books read aloud (videos), some by famous actors

   

Read Alouds By Authors

Books read aloud by the author

Writing With The NY Times

A free school-year curriculum in 7 units

     

Edmond Public Library

Check out an ebook! (library card required)

Capstone Interactive

Access interactive ebooks

Username: continue       Password: reading

 

Unite for Literacy

Free digital books; can be translated into 40 languages 

   

Common Lit

Literature for reading with guiding questions

     

Houghton Mifflin Text Book

Literature for reading

     

Owl Purdue

Writing activities

     

Mem Bean

Vocabulary practice

     

MATH

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

Math Learning Center - Math at Home

Math activities & games of the day, including answers and sample responses.  Printable practice pages

   

Zearn

400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers 

   

Math Through The Discovery Education  Experience

Videos, interactives, tutorials: to help with any math skill

     

Discovery Education Math Techbook

The Edmond Public Schools’ textbook for math, grades 6th - Algebra 2 is the Discovery Math Techbook

     

Texas Instruments Digital Calculator

Software currently available to download on PC’s and MACs. Not currently available on Chromebooks

     

Pixar in a Box

Create animation just as the Pixar artists do

     

Prodigy

Interactive math games 

 

 

Khan Academy

Instructional videos, & personalized learning

SCIENCE

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

Mystery Science

Science lessons using simple supplies 

   

Google Earth Voyager

Journey around the world and investigate science topics 

 

NSTA eBooks

Interactive science stories for reading & doing science

Science Journal with Google

Measure light, sound and movement to explore science activities.  *Must use personal devices and install app

Let’s Talk Science

Lessons for questioning & problem-solving skills

Google Expeditions

Virtual & Augmented Reality expeditions.

*Must use personal devices and install app

SOCIAL STUDIES

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

Virtual Tours

Virtual field trips that expose kids to new places 

Sheppard Software

Fun educational geography games and activities

 

Ducksters

Fun site covering history, geography, and biographies

   

iCivics

Games, infographics & other resources for  civics 

     

Stanford History Educ. Group

Engages students in historical inquiry

     

Crash Course

A YouTube channel with educational videos 

       

WORLD LANGUAGES

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

Para familias EN ESPAÑOL

Actividades gratis para aprender en casa, en varias materias académicas 

Quizlet

Practice vocabulary in any language

   

Duolingo

Practice any language

   

German resources            

Study German online

     

French resources

Study French online

     

StudySpanish.com

Spanish grammar

     

University of Texas

Listening activities in Spanish, all levels

     

STEM & Computer Science

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

The STEM Laboratory

STEM challenges - broken down by disciplines 

     

Maker Maven

Hands-on STEM challenges

   

Legends of Learning

Science and math games with actual simulations

   

 

Brilliant

Daily problem solving challenges for math, science, and computer science, with lessons and practice problems

     

Tynker

Great resources for programming puzzles

Hour of Code

A website with random activities for coding 

Girls Who Code at Home

Weekly activities, on and offline, with varying levels 

 

GameSalad

STEM/computer science with a game design focus 

   

EARLY CHILDHOOD

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

Big Day for PreK

resources connected to PreK curriculum for families 

Username: EPS1PK          Password: EPS1PK

       

Sesame Street and 

Sesame Street in Communities 

Content and resources  to offer comfort and spark playful learning activities

       

Jack Hartmann

Variety of early childhood learning videos

       

PBS Kids

Activities for cognitive, social, emotional and physical development

     

Early Learning Resources Birth-5

Exciting, engaging media-rich learning opportunities for parents and caregivers

       

Reading & Singing Birth-5

Ideas for families on literacy and vocabulary

       

STEM Activities Birth-5

Ideas for families with young children

       

ACT PREP

eResource

Description

PK-K

1-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

ACT Academy

Free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help you get the best score possible

       

ACT Sample Test Questions

Practice taking the ACT

       

The Olive Book - ACT Course

Educator-created, tutor-tested ACT prep course designed to help you boost your ACT score