Back to school: online learning tools

As kids prepare for school this fall, they might find it helpful to brush up on their skills. Here are some online learning resources to keep on top of their studies, and to improve their skills outside the classroom.

PowerKids – PowerKids (part of PowerLibrary) includes a variety of fun, free and kid-friendly learning tools. Visitors can read online eBooks, visit pages exploring Pennsylvania history, math and science, learn about being safe on the internet, or watch documentary videos through TrueFlix.

PowerTeens: Older kids and teenagers can visit PowerTeens, which offers learning resources geared toward high school students. Register for a free e-Card to access the page’s educational resources on topics from English to science, along with e-Books, videos and other learning materials.

Prenda: Are your kids interested in computer coding? Check out Prenda Code Club! Create a free account to practice your coding skills, learn how to design games and websites and more! This fall, you can also visit the library on Fridays from 3:15 to 4:15 to take part in our Learn to COD(E) classes.

TumbleMath: TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in their world-famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create compelling and enticing story books for students of all ages. Also includes quizzes, video and lesson plans to enhance a child’s learning experience. CSB2 STEM Ecosystem school and library access to TumbleMath is made possible by a PAsmart grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. Created by the Princeton Review, offers kids and teens access to personal tutors from around the world. Students can find tutors on every subject, from elementary math and science to upper level and AP courses.