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Hello Crookshank Cougars!  During the school closures as a result of the COVID-19 spread, I will be using this website to post tons of online and digital learning tools that I thought might be useful to fellow teachers and parents.  As I learn of more, I will do my best to add to the list of links and resources.  If you know of any that you’d like to see added here, please contact me at [email protected].


Read with Mr. O!  Check out my own storytime read aloud website!

World Book Online Encyclopedia

  • Username: crookshank
  • Password: (our mascot, plural)  *Sorry, I’m not supposed to post our login information.  Trying to follow the rules as much as possible.

BrainPOP video: How to Explain COVID-19 to your kids

Blog Entry: Virtual Zoo Tours

Teach Your Monster to Read Early Learning Academy

  • Free Membership!  Use code SCHOOL7771

Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Willems

  • Want to learn to draw with the author and illustrator of the Pigeon and Elephant and Piggie books?  Checkout his daily lunchtime doodles each day at 1pm EST until March 27!

Storyline Online

  • Watch celebrities read your favorite picture books aloud!

Scholastic Learn at Home!

From the Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazine: “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. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!”


  • Other authors are grabbing their favorite books and phone and are recording themselves reading — thanks to a new online series organized by Romper. Search the hashtag #OperationStoryTime on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to find a beloved author or discover a new one!

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar— YouTube video link

Oliver Jeffers’ Stay at Home Storytime

  • Watch the author of The Day the Crayons Quit read his books aloud!— Computer Science tutorials and games!

40 Science Websites for Teachers and Parents

Libby App— St. Johns County Public Library’s source for digital content.  Use your library card to download eBooks and audiobooks!  Free download on App Store or Google Play Store.

SimplyE mobile app—  The New York Public Library’s app that allows anyone with a library card (and an iOS or Android phone) to “borrow” any of the 300,000 e-books in the collection.  Free download on App Store or Google Play Store.

Matt Ostrowsky
Library Media Specialist

[email protected]


Cassandra Branaum
Media Paraprofessional

 Visit the St. Johns County School District Media Services webpage!