COVID 19 Resources

The list of resources below is not intended to be exhaustive but, if you would like to contribute to the page, please email your suggestions to chelane.garcia-herrada@ucdenver.edu. Please note, inclusion on this web page does not constitute an endorsement.

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National and State Level Resources

 

Developing Accessible Online Learning Opportunities

 

Online Learning Opportunities for Students

  • Techforlearners.org: the education ecosystem has come together - EdTech companies, non-profit organizations, and others - to ensure all stakeholders have access to the tools necessary to facilitate or expand online learning. This web-enabled resource provides a searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home.
  • AmazingEducationalResources.com - companies who are waiving fees or offering free resources during this time.
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times – includes support strategies, social stories, visual supports, suggestions for apps, self-management strategies and more.
  • Loudoun County Public Schools: Continuity of Education - collection of online learning experiences with integrated information on ensuring accessibility. 
  • Readworks.org - FREE web-based content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

 

Digital and Audio Book Resources

  • Colorado Talking Book Library - free digital downloads for students who qualify. 
  • Bookshare.org  Free downloadable books in alternate formats for students who qualify.  Check with your district for Institutional Account information.
  • Learning Ally - subscription based library of downloadable, human-read audiobooks. .  Check with your district for existing district licensing.
  • Colorado BOCES Overdrive Library: Digital book library available to districts with BOCES membership.
  • Audible.com Discovery for Kids - audible.com is offering free access to their audio book service with no log in required. The library offers titles in numerous languages, organized by age.
  • Tumblebooks - subscription based library of online books.   Check with your district for potential district subscription.
  • Learning A-Z – Offering free subscriptions through the end of the school year for RAZ Kids (leveled, digital books and quizzes) and Headsprout (adaptive, online, mobile reading program). 
  • Abdo digital library – free ebooks through May 31 
  • Epic – digital online library for children 12 and under. Free to elementary school teachers and librarians.
  • Storyline Online - 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. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. 
  • The Tarheel Reader - collection of online, free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces. 
  • The Tarheel Shared Reader - an online library of adapted books that support a shared reading experience between an adult providing aided language input and a child with complex communication needs.