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West LMC: Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning during the time of COVID-19

No Internet at Home? 

UPDATE: Charter is extending their programs through June 30. Here is their official announcement for more details.

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. See more information HERE.

WiFi Access Points are now live at 5 school sites

Our Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are ready to be accessed by students and staff using district-issued devices at five school sites. Details, including social distance guidelines, are here.

Dream Bus WiFi Access

The Dream Bus bookmobile is now operating as a mobile WiFi hotspot. It will be parked at the following locations Monday through Thursday. Observe the same social distancing guidelines required for our school site WiFi access points. 

10am-12pm: the corner of Monterey Dr. and Trailsway St. near Warner Park
1-3pm: Allied Drive Learning Center at 2237 Allied Dr. 

Online Enrichment Resources

Click here for a list of resources that learners may access during this time of school closure. These resources have been curated to support at-home enrichment. All resources offer high-quality and free content.

Read Digitally!

Since your physical school library and possibly your local public libraries are closed, try eBooks or audiobooks!

  • Sora (from Madison Metropolitan School District): app or website
  • Libby (from Wisconsin public libraries): app or website
  • SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (2 free-to-keep audiobook downloads every Thursday): add to your Sora account

Other Free Educational Subscriptions during Closures

In addition to the resources that have been provided, please find an open resource (http://bit.ly/EducationCompaniesfreesources)* of education companies that are providing free subscriptions during this time of closing.

*Please note that this document is not curated or vetted by MMSD; it is solely provided as a resource.

NEWSPAPERS
The Wisconsin State Journal's digital edition is available to schools during the closures.
The New York Times is offering free digital access to teachers and students until July 6. Contact Ms. Hennes or Mr. Zappia (or your other teachers) if you would like an invitation.

Need Internet Access?

Free WiFi Available

Charter Communications is offering free internet access. 

See information HERE.

Free Digital Newspaper Access

Wisconsin State Journal

The Wisconsin State Journal's digital edition is available to schools during the closures.

 

New York Times
The New York Times is offering free digital access to teachers and students until July 6. Contact Ms. Hennes or Mr. Zappia (or your other teachers) if you would like an invitation.

Online Resources curated by MMSD

Sora and Libby (requires public library card) eBooks/Audiobooks by OverDrive: also available as app

Independent reading response ideas
MMSD Readers Response Resource

 

Youcubed

Khan Academy

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Not direct resources but suggestions for families

MMSD Math resources
Includes links to resources and sites

SmartMusic
Instrumental

SightReading Factory
Vocal

The Shed
YouTube Music Educ. Channel: updated daily

More resources will be added in the coming days, with assistance from Wisconsin Music Education Association and Wisconsin School Music Association

PhET Simulations
Activities that use real-life phenomena to explore the physical world

iON Future
Online game that lets students try out different STEM careers (requires Flash)

Khan Academy

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens

AudioFile Sync Audiobooks for Teens

FREE AUDIOBOOKS FOR YOU TO KEEP IN YOUR SORA APP!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Available April 30 through July 29, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week--pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at  www.audiobooksync.com.

Sora (by OverDrive)

Sora eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks and Audiobooks

Sign in using your MMSD network/computer login
Also available as an app on your smart-device!

Public Library eBooks/Audiobooks

Wisconsin's Digital Library

eBooks and Audiobooks from your public library

(requires a public library card)
Also available as an app on your smart-device!

PBS--Learning at Home

At Home Learning - PBS Wisconsin

Public media organizations remain committed to ensuring that all kids statewide have access to educational instruction amid school closures. PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), announce an ambitious new tv broadcast schedule to support At-Home Learning, accompanied by curriculum-aligned digital resources.