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Additional Virtual Resources

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Table 3: Additional Virtual Resources

Organization Description Grade Skills Addressed Cost
Ablenet Lessons and activities in language and vocabulary for AAC users and students who benefit from visual support for communication

 

No videos; All online programs are virtual, including tools, game boards, and numbers

PreK-12
  • Communication
  • Expressive Language
  • Literacy
  • Receptive Language
  • Sentence Building
  • Vocabulary
Free
American Occupational Therapy Association Resources for supporting back to school safety; additional resource tips for teachers and educators to support students transitioning back to school PreK-12
  • Classroom Setup
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Distance Learning
  • Masks and Face Coverings
  • Mental/Behavior Health
  • Supporting Students with Autism
  • Transition Back to School Support
  • Transportation Concerns
Free
Better Lesson Lesson plans geared toward educators in ELA, math and science PreK-12
  • ELA
  • Formative Assessment
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Math
  • Routines and Procedures
  • Science
Free
Described and Captioned Media Program Accessible educational videos in a variety of content areas; English and Spanish audio described and captioning as well as videos with ASL PreK-12
  • Arts
  • Blind Life
  • Business
  • Careers
  • Counseling and Self-Help
  • Deaf Life
  • Deafblind Life
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Health and Safety
  • History
  • Home and Family
  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Math
  • Religion, Philosophy and Spirituality
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Sports and Recreation
Free
Epic Books eBooks available including read alouds, read alongs, learning videos and quizzes; Spanish also available PreK-5
  • STEAM-Aligned Literacy Content
  • Decoding
  • Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Word Tracking
30 Days Free Trial
Head Start Weekly lessons in six languages for Early Head Start and Head Start; additional resources to support caregivers Birth-K
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Movement
  • Sensory
  • Science
  • Toilet Training
Free
HelpKidzLearn More than 100 accessible learning activities, which cater to a wide range of users with severe and complex needs, learning disabilities and are accessible by mouse and keyboard, one or two switches, touch and eye gaze; ChooseItMaker to create your own activities; ReadyMade multi-choice curriculum activities PreK-12
  • Cause/Effect
  • Choice Making
  • Eye Gaze/CVI
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Vision Tracking
Free 14 Day Trial
Lexplore Multi-Sensory Literacy Activities; geared toward struggling readers and students with literacy-based disabilities; live training webinars for teachers and families K-5
  • Literacy
  • Phonological awareness
  • Reading comprehension
  • Decoding
  • Fluency
  • Home learning series
  • Reading routines
Free
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition/ Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center Guidance on supporting transition age students with disabilities through virtual learning; based on Webinar “Employment Preparation and Work Based Learning Experiences in a Virtual World” Transition Age Students
  • Work-based pre-employment virtual learning experiences
  • Employer engagement during virtual learning
  • Remote job shadowing
  • Online career tours
Free
New2You Standards-based curriculum, weekly newspaper and communication tools PreK-12
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Sensory
  • Social Skills
  • Social Studies
Free trial; cost varies based on package
Outschool Synchronous online classes in a variety of topics and academic subject areas PreK-12
  • Arts
  • Coding & Tech
  • English
  • Health and Wellness
  • Life Skills
  • Math
  • Music
  • Science & Nature
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages
Many free courses, additional courses starting at $10; Free teacher training and webinars
San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)

Distance Learning Units of Study

Thematic units organized by grade level for general education and special education K-12
  • Arts
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
Free
Signing Time Videos, activities, learning guides and music teaching American Sign Language (ASL) PreK-6
  • ASL instruction in a variety of content areas including:
  • Communication
  • Life Skills
  • Movement
  • Music
  • Science
  • Sight Words
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Vocabulary
Free/ Additional Materials for Purchase
Tarheel Reader Free eBooks in more than 15 languages; can be speech-enabled for Deaf and hard of hearing and background modified for low vision and CVI; compatible with touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches PreK-12
  • Content-based Literacy
  • Health and Wellness
  • Life Skills
  • Math
  • Music
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science & Nature
  • Social Studies
  • Vocabulary
Free
Wide Open School Resources for families and educators in curriculum and at-home learning PreK-12
  • Arts
  • Back to School Guide
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Daily Schedule
  • ELA
  • Math
  • Movement
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Social-Emotional
  • Supports for English Language Learners
  • Supports for Learning and Thinking Differences
  • Virtual Field Trips
Free

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