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Gifted and Academic Enrichment At-Home Resources

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We have compiled learning activities, example videos, 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. 

 Sun Icon Indicates the resource is part of the 2020 Summer Learning Challenge.

Enrichment

  • BreakoutEDU Fun@Home
    Have you ever completed an escape room or wanted to try? This online resource provides K – 12 students the opportunity to test their problem-solving skills!

  • Crypto Club
    Crack ciphers, discover secrets, and improve your math skills.

  • Engineering for Kids
    Created by a mechanical engineer in Washington, DC, this document provides students, parents, and teachers activities to explore engineering from home!

  • Imagineering in a Box
    Disney partnered with Khan Academy so children can learn the skills of Imagineers!

  • Lunch Doodle with Mo Willems Sun Icon
    Daily doodle lessons with Mo Willems. Videos are live streamed at 12 pm, then available for review.

Gifted Learners

  • At-Home Student Printables (3rd - 6th grade)
    Prufrock Press gifts students, teachers, and parents with a free printable book to stretch critical thinking and math skills.
  • National Association of Gifted Children (PreK - 12th grade)
    The National Association for Gifted Children provides resources regarding understanding Covid-19 along with best practices for online teaching and resources to support the learning and social-emotional needs of gifted learners. 
  • Resources for Inquisitive Students (PreK - 12th grade)
    This digest of 146 resources features topics from art to space, and everything in between. There are options that require screen-time and others that involve play and discovery. Every student with questions is bound to find some answers here.
  • Virtual Gifted and Talented Enrichment Support Materials (PreK - 12th grade)
    The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education has curated a vast array of resources for students, parents, and teachers to educational needs of gifted students virtually. This digest is organized by content area and grade level with options to meet the teaching needs of parents and teachers and the learning needs of gifted children. KAGE continues to update this collection of resources.

Podcasts

  • Brains On: A Science Podcast for Kids
    Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world. Our mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history…but there’s no age limit on curiosity, and episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone.
  • But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
    Kids ask the questions and experts deliver the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there and this podcast tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
  • Pants on Fire
    Children and parents can learn more about topics of interest by listening to this podcast!

  • Past and the Curious
    This podcast brings to life historical true stories of inspiration, humor, and the incredible achievements of all types of people. 

  • Wow in the World by NPR
    Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.