We have compiled learning activities and digital resources that are aligned with the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards to continue and reinforce your child's education. Parents and caregivers should promote good screen time practices when students are online continuing their studies, playing games, or socializing with friends and family.
For any resource below, please note that while appropriate within the context of a unit or lesson, books, articles, and reading passages may contain language and content that will require additional review to ensure the selection is suitable for your child.
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Resource available in multiple languages.
- Duolingo (6th-12th)
Free foreign language classes for over 20+ languages, including personalized lessons starting at beginner level.
Knowledge-building resources from Eureka Math® and English language arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom®. Customized by grade and module, these consistent and coherent video lessons, delivered by experienced teachers, are viewable on any device. Coordinating activities are also available with each module.
- Khan Academy (6th-12th)
Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Suggested Student schedules
- Wide Open Schools (6th-12th)
A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media.
English Language Arts
This site offers over 2,000 free reading and writing lessons. The lessons are available digitally and many are also available to download and print.
- Find a Book (6th-12th)
Find a Book is a book search that connects students with books based on their reading levels and interests.
Neuhaus Academy (9th-12th)
Free vocabulary tutorials focused on meaning and usage, as well as pronunciation and spelling.
- Algebra Nation (6th-12th)
Free, digital access to 5,000+ engaging videos as well as digital practice problems available to all students in middle and high school. Free tutoring is available from 2 - 8pm CT every night on the Algebra Student Wall. Families and students can access Algebra Nation for free online and on all iOS/Android mobile devices. Contact your school to get your child's login information.
- Desmos (6th-12th)
Desmos is a free extremely user-friendly, online graphing calculator that students can use to graph functions, plot data, and evaluate equations. The site also includes math examples and even creative art—so students can get the most out of the calculator.
- Geometry 3-D Shapes Interactive (9th-12th)
The Annenberg Learner: Geometry 3-D Shapes Interactive is a free learning website where students can learn about solids or three-dimensional geometric shapes and the academic vocabulary used to describe them. Additionally, students can learn how to calculate surface area, volume, and explore the mathematical properties of 3-D figures.
- Geogebra (Geometry, Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus)
A free online graphing calculator and simulator for Geometry, Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus.
- Prodigy (6th-8th)
Math games that adapt to suit your child’s learning level.
- Camp Wonderopolis (6th-8th)
Camp Wonderopolis is a site that offers interactive programs which engage students in interactive STEM and literacy-building skills.
- CODE.org (K-12th)
This site introduces students to this growing field by engaging videos, introductory tutorials, and quick courses. CODE.org also offers a full curriculum that starts at the beginner level on to the more rigorous advanced placement level.
- Exploratorium Science Activities (6th-8th)
These experiences provide students with the opportunity to engage with science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts all while addressing core disciplinary ideas.
- iNaturalist App (6th-12th)
Download the iNaturalist app, take a picture, and find out what the scientific name of the organism is or add to a growing national database of animals from all over the world.
- Wonderstruck (6th-12th)
Tune in every Saturday to the BBC American channel to experience nature and it was intended to be experienced. See various species of plants and animals in the natural habitats navigating the lands, the skies, and the oceans of planet Earth.
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ACT Academy and ACT Academy Spanish (6 -12th)
A free, student-driven resource for personalized test practice for the ACT, Pre-ACT, Tessera, and Aspire. ACT Academy also offers a feature for teachers to understand their students’ mastery of Math, ELA and Science concepts.
LearningExpress Library - School Center (6 -12th)
Students can practice the ACT, ASVAB, and SAT assessments using ebooks, digital flashcards, online tests, or personalized tutorials.