Distance Learning Resources
DC Public Schools has shared resources with families to assist while schools are closed. One of these resources is meals. DC Public Schools are continuing to provide meals for students at sites around the city. Visit https://dcps.dc.gov/coronavirus to learn more about where you can find meals.
The library has put together a list of items that you can utilize while completing assignments. Many of these digital resources can be used without a library card if you are a District resident. You can also sign up for temporary library card.
Brightstorm (Does not require a library card number to access material)
Free fun and engaging online videos teaching math and science concepts. Supports high-school age curriculum.
Britannica (Enter Access ID: dcpl and Passcode: ebaccess to access the LaunchPacks)
Up-to-date, curriculum-aligned content sets with tools that make it easier for teachers to differentiate instruction and for students to understand core K-12 Social Studies and Science topics.
Gale (Does not require a library card number to access material for residents of D.C.)
Gale provides learning materials for students of all ages on a number of topics to help with everything from research projects to test prep.
- Gale General OneFile
- Gale Health & Wellness
- Gale In Context: Biography
- Gale In Context: Global Issues
- Gale In Context: High School
- Gale In Context: Middle School
- Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints
- Gale In Context: Science
- Gale in Context: U.S. History
- Gale Kids Infobits
- Gale Literary Sources
- Gale Literature Resource Center
- Gale OneFile: High School
- Gale OneFile: Informe Académico
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- National Geographic Virtual Library
Entertain, educate and inspire with videos focusing on early literacy and early elementary students.
Khan Academy (Does not require a library card number to access material)
A free online resource offering practice exercises and videos in math and science. Videos for Kindergarten through High School.
LearnZillion is a classroom-ready tool that enables educators to deepen student engagement utilizing archival collections and primary sources, while further developing an understanding of the research process. Curriculum-based lesson plans are easy to use with built-in discussion questions, giving an opportunity for students to connect their local history to the broader story.
Scholastic has created the Scholastic Learn at Home website. This free resource provides all students with 20* days’ worth of learning journeys. The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences. The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password and is open freely to all, on any device. *The site will be updated weekly until all 20 days of content is available.
Tumblebooks (Does not require a library card number to access material)
Offers animated, talking picture books, which are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books. A caregiver can read to the child, or the book can be “read” to the child online.
Wide Open School (Does not require a library card number to access material)
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.