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New York Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading - NYC NYCHA

New York Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading program is offering age-appropriate books for young people, from toddlers through high school in English or Spanish at a total of ten different NYCHA locations over five days, mid-July. Books will come in a free tote bag and include a summer reading guide, stickers, and a reading tracker. Find locations on the linked site.

FREE BOOKS

Varsity Tutors

Virtual School Day: Nearly 200 free, live K-12 classes available all day long intended to help parents fill their children’s day with enriched learning. Virtual Summer Camps: Free half-day summer camps are a week long, with enrichment-based classes in subjects like foreign languages, chess, theater, coding, and Minecraft. Varsity Learning Tools: More than 250,000 free practice problems in over 200 subjects. Also available as mobile applications.

FREE TUTORING

Practice Makes Perfect - Virtual Enrichment

The program is FREE for students attending NYC Public Schools. To be considered for a spot you must complete and submit this form by June 29th, 2020. Enrollment will be confirmed by July 3rd, 2020. Spots are limited!

FREE TUTORING

PUMP Virtual Schools

PUMP Virtual Middle School and High School -  Two learning programs designed to help NYC middle school students pass their classes! Open to 6th-12th graders from all boroughs. 


FREE TUTORING

Free Online Tutoring for NYC Students

All K-12 NYC public school students (or, parents and teachers on these students’ behalf) can sign up to be matched with a tutor and college students can sign up to tutor on our home page. In the event that we have extra tutors available to match, we will consider matching students from outside the NYC area (again, we will prioritize those who are low-income).

FREE TUTORING

Northwell Health: COVID-19 Special Needs Resources

Here you will find several resource guides developed in April, 2020. Some resources address all children’s needs; some were developed specifically for children with I/DD and/or Autism including:

  • Tools for Helping Children Cope

  • Access to Internet, Health, Education and Other Special Needs Services

  • Tools for Maintaining Skills and Behavior

  • Activities for Learning and Fun

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Harvard University - Free Courses

Harvard Univeristy is offering 67 free online courses on a variety of topics from literature, to data science, to art & design, and more! 

ADULT LEARNING

Education and Therapy Activities for Home

Therapy and homeschool resources for students with IEPs/disabilities, including social stories, apps, accessible learning, games, printable, and more.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Standard eBooks

Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.

DIGITAL READING

National Emergency Library

The National Emergency Library is a free collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. It is open for anyone across the globe. 

DIGITAL READING

CUNY Students - Continuity

Keep up to date with the latest CUNY news and updates, find mental health tips, updates on registration, campus resources including food pantries that are still open, technology solutions, financial aid, and more.

CUNY STUDENT RESOURCE

Free Online Tutoring and More

Get free online homework help from one-on-one tutors, online daily from 2–11 PM. Available in English and Spanish, from early elementary through high school grades, in core subject areas. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day.

ONLINE LEARNING

Audible Free

Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

DIGITAL READING

Resource Compilation

A large Google doc of inks and ideas for keeping kids engaged in learning while school is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ONLINE LEARNING

Amazing Education Resources

A large list of education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

ONLINE LEARNING

National Geographic Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

ONLINE LEARNING

Funbrain

Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy for those in Pre-K through 8th Grade

ONLINE LEARNING

TED-Ed

TED-Ed is at its heart a library of 1,000+ educational videos, as well as a unique platform for teachers and educators to create their own interactive lessons using any YouTube video or existing TED-Ed lesson.

ONLINE LEARNING

Khan Academy

Daily schedules & activities for students ages 4-18 to keep them learning.

ONLINE LEARNING

Scholastic Learn at Home

New projects posted daily for kids of all grade levels

ONLINE LEARNING

Chrome Extensions for Students with Special Needs

Over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories: Text to Speech, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Focus, and Navigation.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Brooklyn Public Libary eBooks

  1. Register for an ecard using the link below.

  2. Go to: brooklyn.overdrive.com to sign in, use your library card number (in the ecard confirmation email) and the pin number that you chose while registering.

  3. Explore the site and borrow an ebook! After borrowing, read your ebook for free with Amazon Kindle online or the Libby app on your phone.

DIGITAL READING

Remote Learning Device Request

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the form (available in 10 languages).

DOE RESOURCE

Learn at Home Info

Tips and links for transitioning to online learning from the NYC DOE.

DOE RESOURCE

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