NCLD has developed new resources for parents and educators to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Emily Krzyzewski Center Presents:
The Game Plan: College (GPC) is excited to announce our Virtual Workshop Series for all high school students. Each Monday GPC staff will be hosting virtual workshops on various topics. Most days, we will host two different workshops using Eastern Standard Time (EST). Sessions at 10:00 AM will cover topics mostly pertaining to 9th -11th grades. Sessions at 2:00 PM will cover topics mostly pertaining to Seniors. Students are encouraged to attend any and all workshops.
While our libraries are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Durham County Library is committed to bringing you excellent digital resources and services. The following are this month’s digital highlights. See a full list of our digital collections, or check out all of our online resources by category.
We truly appreciate your patience and support during this trying time.
While our physical libraries may be closed, our digital collection is always available! Check out our ebooks and e-audiobooks on OverDrive/Libby.
Did you know that OverDrive offers 285 classic books with no waiting, including beloved titles such as Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Call of the Wild by Jack London? Check out our always-available classics.
Need help with online classes? BrainFuse HelpNow offers personalized, state standards-aligned live homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies), including SAT preparation. Live tutoring is available every day from 2–11 p.m. Adult Learning Center is included in the HelpNow suite. Access Brainfuse HelpNow.
IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. Now you can instantly view over 8,000 titles from 85 different countries, including films from festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!
- Advanced search tools make browsing IndieFlix simple
- Unlimited access to streaming library
- Watch movies on any internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a web browser! Also available on Roku, Xbox, and Apple TV via Apple devices, and through the RB Digital app
- New titles are being added all of the time
Experience the world through cultural information with CultureGrams! CultureGrams provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. CultureGrams has four editions: World Edition, which is aimed at secondary school students and adults, and Kids, States, and Province Editions, which are aimed at elementary school students. Check out CultureGrams here.
Live Webinar on April 2
Register below for this free expert webinar to learn about managing quaran-teens with ADHD on Thursday, April 2, at 1 pm ET.
Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link after 4/2 as well!
Parents of high school students! Mac Hulbert, a former English teacher at Jordan High, will be offering an online or on the phone session on helping your high school student with English Language Arts!
When: Wednesday, April 1 2-3PM
Where: Online or by phone
Register at: https://forms.gle/qLuaFWr3icDirrki8
Marbles Kids Museum offers play-at-home resources with daily videos and activity sets.
Experience the North Carolina Museum of History digitally! Explore exhibits, engage the collections, tune into a podcast, check out blog posts and enrich your learning of Tar Heel history with History-at-Home learning packets.
Positive Promotions is offering free printable activity books for school-age children home every day during school closures.
The Science Committee GOP has compiled a number of free resources families can use to learn STEM skills while schools are closed. There are hundreds of activities, experiments, projects, videos, and games available and many of these are direct from our federal research agencies. There are topics from astronomy to zoology and everything in between. It’s available online here.
Student loan borrowers now have more benefits to consider when planning for the potential financial impact from coronavirus. A new federal law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides automatic suspension of principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans through September 30, 2020. These suspended payments will count towards any student loan forgiveness program.