NRL Blog

Local schools have been adjusting well to providing children with the resources they need to continue their education online. Teachers have been finding countless creative ways to engage students in remote learning. Students and parents are also adapting to these current unfamiliar circumstances, and it can be a significant challenge to ensure that kids are able to keep up when access to teachers is limited to a virtual format. Neuse Regional Libraries have several online resources available through their website, www.neuselibrary.org.We also have librarians that can help answer homework help questions over the phone Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 252 527 7066 ext. 134.

There are many other resources available to support parents who need some extra help when it comes to understanding or supplementing their children’s online education.

Khan Academy is a free online learning platform that offers practice exercises and instructional videos for students to learn subjects including math, science, computer programming, history, art history and economics from home. Khan Academy also releases daily schedules for students in pre-K through grade 12 to follow from home. Access Khan Academy at https://www.khanacademy.org.

Scholastic’s free “Learn at Home” program includes 20 days’ worth of curricula to help students continue learning even when school is closed. The daily lessons for pre-K through grade 9 include exciting articles, stories, videos, and fun learning challenges that children can complete at any time, in any order. Kids can do them on their own or with their families. Access Scholastic’s “Learn at Home” program at https://classroommagazines. scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html.

Varsity Tutors is offering a free program called “Virtual School Day”, which includes live, online classes and educational resources for K-12 students. Students can receive more than 30 hours a week of live online instruction, with classes led by experienced tutors. Core classes include math, reading, writing and science. Students can even take a free assessment to receive personalized learning plans that will focus on individual strengths and weaknesses. Visit https:// www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-school-day to access “Virtual School Day”.

Students and parents now have free home access to ABCmouse.com, Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ. ABCmouse.com is a comprehensive multi-subject curriculum for pre-K through grade 2.Adventureacademy.com is an educational massively multiplayer online game for elementary and middle school students, with thousands of learning activities covering reading, math and science. ReadingIQ.com is a digital library and literacy platform for children ages 12 and under, with thousands of books to choose from.

Neuse Regional Libraries remain committed to helping teachers, parents, and students achieve academic success no matter what the circumstances! Beginning May 4 we will also be expanding our curbside services to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information please visit www.neuselibrary.org or call 252 527 7066 ext. 134.

Beginning June 1, all Neuse Regional Libraries are opening at reduced capacity and limited hours. Curbside services will still be available. Click here for hours of operation.