The resources listed below may be of interest to students as they stay engaged in the learning process. Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and the Instructional Technology Department do not guarantee the accuracy or quality of information located on the websites. The linked sites are not under the control of WJCC or VDOE, but are provided as a convenience and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of the linked website.
- 4-H Inspire Kids to Do – Free Download
4-H – Inspire Kids to Do . Parents, 4-H Leaders, and 4-H members. There is a new 4-H Healthy Living Activity guide for you to download today. there are many easy activities, some might inspire you to create an exhibit for the Showcase. By the way, do you know how many ounces of water you should drink each day?
- At Home with Emily Arrow – YouTube
Based in Houston, TX, Emily Arrow creates music inspired by literature for children. Her goal is not only to inspire a love for music, but for reading as well! With permission from the books’ creators, Emily collaborates with best-selling authors and artists to create the best in children’s media.
- Bedtime Math
Engaging, research-proven after-school math activities for families to use. Our mission is to make kids love math like dessert.
- British Museum, London
The Museum of the World – an interactive experience through time, continents and cultures, featuring some of the most fascinating objects in human history.
- Busch Gardens Animal Bytes
Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value.
- Busch Gardens Animal InfoBooks
InfoBooks are your resource for wildlife information. Explore the in-depth details about animals, environments, conservation issues, and much more.
- Busch Gardens Classroom Resources
Explore resources created for students K-12.
- Busch Gardens Saving a Species Video Series
Bringing you face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife through species-focused episodes and a wide array of deeper dive extras. Accessible through tablets and handheld devices.
- Color our Collections
Over a hundred museums and libraries around the world make coloring books based on their collections for the Color our Collections program. Download and color some of your favorites.
- Cox Communications Connect2Compete
Limited-time, free Connect2Compete service through July 15, 2020, $9.95/month thereafter. Cox provides phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge to provide peace of mind and ease for technology needs. Resources for discounted, refurbished equipment through our association with PCs for People, and a Learn from Home toolkit for schools, including instructions on how to fast-track eligible students without internet access.
- Earth Day Activities
10 Ways SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Celebrate Earth Day
15 Fun Activities to Celebrate Earth Day
50 Earth Day Activities for Kids – Tinker Lab
- Free Online Events and Activities at Home
Whether you want easy lesson plans from Scholastic, a living room concert from John Legend, or a drawing lesson from Mo Willems, there’s no shortage of fun things to do online. Check out these resources.
- Guggenheim Museum, New York
- Highlights Kids
The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.
- James City County COVID-19 Resources
Information and resources from James City County.
- Khan Academy
Kahn Academy is a nonprofit educational organization that offers free resources to learn about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.
Online tours of the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Louvre was originally a fortress built by the French king Philippe Auguste.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
Learn about art with #MetKids. Explore Dress with fun facts, creative activities, and more.
- Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Take a virtual tour of Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Once a Beaux Arts railway station on the bank of the Seine, the Musée d’Orsay is now one of the largest art museums in Europe
- Mystery Science
Mystery Science offers open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hook, visuals, and activity have all been prepared for you. Less prep, more learning.
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The National Gallery of Art – the nation’s museum – preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art
- National Geographic Kids
Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Visit National Geographic Kids today!
- PBS Kids
Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!
- Scholastic Learn at Home
Welcome! Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.
- Smithsonian Institution
Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks to understand the natural world and our place in it. We curate an irreplaceable archive of Earth’s physical, cultural, and biological diversity—more than 145 million objects in all.
- Smithsonian Learning Lab
With the Smithsonian Learning Lab, teachers can access high-quality resources and use the interactive tools on the site to create their own collections. For me, what’s most inspiring is the ability to see those teacher-created collections and adapt them so that they fit my own students’ needs and interests.
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Visit; Virtual Tour Our virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop of mobile device. Visitors can also access select research and collections areas at our satellite support and research stations and past exhibits no longer on display.
- Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy nominated, Storyline Online, features celebrated actors including Viola Davis, Kristen Bell, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Betty White and more reading children’s books to inspire a love of reading in millions of children worldwide.
Official site of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat featuring games, printable activities, the complete illustrated character guide, information about creator Theodor Geisel and his books for kids, parent and teacher resources, and a photo gallery of his artwork.
- The Home Safaris – Cincinatti Zoo – 3 p.m. EST
Weekdays at 3 pm, join the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s staff for The Home Safaris on Facebook Live. The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature,…
- The Kennedy Center – 1 p.m. Weekdays
The Kennedy Center’s Educational Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems has launched a Lunch Doodle series for children cooped up at home due to the coronavirus crisis.
- United Way Kindness Activities
United Way of the Greater Peninsula has created a campaign to promote kindness and help bridge the gap of isolation for senior citizens and share our community’s appreciation to those working the frontline.
- UPS Store at Quarterpath, 1490-5A, Quarterpath Rd.
Donating free print services to WJCC Schools students who need assistance with printing. Maximum of 25 pages per student. Student are asked to bring a thumb drive and a valid ID showing they live in the area.
- Washington Nationals Learning Activities
The Nats are sharing free learning activities for kids ranging from baseball themed reading materials to STEM education video lessons with Jerome Hruska. Visit the site today for book recommendations from your favorite Nat or take a summer slugger math or literacy course.
- William and Mary Speaker Series
Virtual Community Conversation: Supporting Job Skills for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Tuesday, April 28 at 4pm ET – With closings and restrictions impacting state and local school systems and service providers, youth and young adults with disabilities face unique challenges to continue to make progress toward employment and career goals. Join the community conversation and Q&A which will offer strategies, answer questions, and provide resources to support progress toward transition and employment goals from home during the pandemic.
Webinar: Supporting Struggling Readers Wednesday, April 29 at 2pm ET – This webinar is intended for parents of K-8 grade students who are struggling with, or below grade level in, reading. This webinar will provide ideas and resources for how to support reading skills, including phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, and comprehension.