Community Resources and Family Fun During COVID-19

We know these are unprecedented and difficult times, so we wanted to share with our alumni and friends free online resources for our Bronchos and future Bronchos. These resources, compiled by our very own Director of Alumni Relations Lauri Monetti, vary from virtual museum tours to community resources. We hope this list will help during this time of social distancing.

With the increased use of virtual platforms like Zoom, show off your Broncho pride with these UCO-Themed Zoom Backgrounds!

With more downtime at home, check out these coloring sheets ready to download.

Resources for Bronchos

Emergency Resources

211 Heartline Community Resources

Community Health Charities COVID Resources

Infant Crisis Services

Providing food, formula and diapers.

Metro Family Magazine

Grab & Go School Lunches and food pantries families and school-age children.

Childcare Resources

Spontaneity Kids

Spontaneity Kids Care is waiving their usual membership fee. 

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Providing emergency childcar services for essential employees. At-home activities, virtual workouts and other resources.

Employment Resources

Oklahoma Works

Texas Workforce Commission

Indeed

Glassdoor

Educational, Entertainment & Health Resources

UCO Wellness Center Virtual Classes

New York Public Library

To gain access, NYPL's free e-reader app, SimplyE, can be downloaded for iPhone or Android.

Alaskan Wildlife

Alaskan Wildlife cams virtual viewing.

Duolingo

Learn a foreign language.

Coursera

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies.

National Gallery of Art

Daily virtual tours.

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems.

NASA

Explore NASA's online activities, e-books, podcasts and other content. The universe is waiting.

Yellowstone National Park

Virtual tours available. 

The Louvre

Travel to Paris, France, to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

Great Wall of China

This Virtual Tour is beautiful and makes history come to life.

British Museum

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

Jigsaw Explorer

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6 to more than 1,000!

Houston Zoo

Follow the Houston Zoo’s animals.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Virtual 360 degree tour of the museum.

DoYogaWithMe

Free online yoga classes.

YogaDownload

Free online yoga classes.

FitnessBlender

Free online fitness classes.

UCO-Themed Zoom Backgrounds

Be the envy of your next Zoom call.

Resources for Future Bronchos

NASA Kids’ Club

Make

Live daily art classes for children.

The San Diego Zoo

 Website just for kids with amazing videos, activities and games. Enjoy the tour!

Yellowstone National Park

FarmFood 360

Offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

Starfall

Phonics skills.

Fun Brain

Math and reading game.

National Geographic Kids

Learn about geography and animals. 

Math Score

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry.

All Kids Network

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot-to-dot, and more!

Back Pack Sciences

Hands-on elementary science videos.

Highlights Kids

Fun games, recipes, crafts and activities.

Big History Project

Online history classes for all ages.

Biology

Boddle Learning

Elementary math through sixth grade.

Breakout

Educational games for K-12.

Bunk History

Digital archive of history.

BWS Education Consulting

Test prep for SAT, ACT and more. 

CanFigureIt

Geometry.

Difusion

Resources for Spanish practice.

Chalk Academy

Chinese learning activities.

Music Lab

Music is for everyone.

CK12

Science, math and social studies.

Classroom Cereal

Grammar practice for middle schoolers. 

ClubSci Kidz

Daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home.

PlayMada Games

Chemistry. 

Conjuguemos

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.

Country Reports

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.

Mystery Science

K-5th science lessons.

Curriculum Associates

Free printable K-8 reading and math activity packs (available in English and Spanish). 

Curriki

Digital learning content for preschool through high school.

Delta Math

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.

Scholastic Classroom Magazines

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

Dog on a Log Books

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects.

Dreamscape

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.

Everyday Earth

Interactive video and earth science-based curriculum supplement.

Fluency and Fitness

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.

GoNoodle

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

HippoCampus

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas.

Carmen Sandiego

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories and lessons for all subject areas.

Math @ Work

Math videos with lessons and real-life uses of math featuring famous actors.

!zzit

Entertaining and educational videos for all levels and subjects.

Khan Academy

Online education program for toddler through high school.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Free printables for Pre-K through second grade.

Little Spark Company

Free printables library with activities for children up to 6 years old. 

Little Twisters Yoga & Emotional Wellness

Free at-home kid's yoga lesson plans.

Macro Learning

Resources for AP students.

Math Playground

Elementary math games, logic puzzles and educational resources.

Music Theory

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers and calculators.

Next Gen Personal Finance

Tons of free resources, games, learning resources and lesson plans for teaching personal finance.

Nitro Type

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to five typers from around the world.

Nomster Chef

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math and science.

NoRedInk

Online curriculum that builds better writers.

Elemental Science

80+ do-at-home science activities.

Super Charged Science

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own.

ScootPad

Adaptive curriculum in math and ELA for grades K-8.

Novel Effect

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups, too!). As you read out loud from ebooks, music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.

KiwiCo

Quick and easy at-home projects curated for kids 2 and up.

PBS Learning Media

Pre-K through 12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials.

PhET Interactive Simulations

Science and math labs and simulations.

Positive Physics

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP physics.

Project Explorer

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12.

Quaver Music

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all schools, including free student access at home.

ReadWorks

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students K-12.

RockAlingua

Music-based Spanish learning.

Shurley Instructional Materials

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical and concrete approach to language arts.

Sight Reading Factory

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.

SmartMusic

Music practice transformed.

SpellingCity

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90. Offer valid during spring 2020.

The Concord Consortium

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and weeklong sequences of curriculum materials.

The Good and the Beautiful

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use course.

National Geographic Young Explorers

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first-grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.

The United States Mint

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.

 

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