SpringBoard Digital is the online version of curriculum. It is easy to use and navigate, and gives students the flexibility to learn at their pace. The SpringBoard link can be accessed from the Tacoma Public Schools home page. Click on Students, and then Student Page. On the student page, scroll down to the very bottom of the page to find the SpringBoard student login.
Washington Newspapers - Search several Washington State newspapers at one time. Includes publications such as Columbian, The Herald, Spokesman Review, The News Tribune, Seattle PI.com, Tri-City Herald, Yakima Herald Republic and more.
News & Newspapers - A collection of the top national newspapers and other Independent and International news sources including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more
CultureGrams - Learn about the culture and customs of 200+ countries of the World, the 50 United States, and the Canadian Provinces. Includes photos, videos and more
eLibrary Curriculum - Magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, weblinks, podcasts and audio/video files about all subjects.
General OneFile - A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics.
Rosetta Stone - Enjoy levels 1-5 of Rosetta Stone courses for 30 different languages
Teachables - Printable activities from Scholastic for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing and more.
Homework Help & College Prep
HelpNow! - Live Homework Help from 3 PM to 10 PM, Skills Building and Writing Workshops.
Learning Express Library - Click school center>High. Practice with English language arts, math, and social studies, science, logic. Click college preparation center. Practice for ACT, SAT, AP, and PSAT/MNSQT exams.
Log-in to MyOn Online
MyOn is an online resource that offers student access to thousands of high interest book and articles. Students can listen to the books or read them themselves. Like a huge library students can search by grade and by topic to find just the right book to satisfy their interest and literacy growth.
TPS adopted math curriculum is called Discovering Mathematics by Kendall Hunt. Classroom-based tutorials, the textbook, and related support resources for students to engage with are available online. For the student log-in link, look under "Quick Access" on the Curriculum and Instruction Math website.
Mathematical Mindset Online
There are 6 sessions, the first three are approximately 10 minutes long and the last three approximately 20 mins long. It combines really important information on the brain and learning with new evidence on the best ways to approach and learn math effectively.
If you – or your student - has had past negative experiences with math this could help change your relationship to one that is positive and powerful.
The course features Professor Jo Boaler as well as videos of math in action – in dance, juggling, snowflakes, soccer and many other applications. youcubed.org/online-student-course
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. khanacademy.org
Code Studio - Use the four 20-hour online Computer Science Foundations courses as free, ready-made curriculum designed to give K-12 students a foundation in CS principles and programming, beginning with early readers and expanding through high school. Free but requires you to register. studio.code.org
Teach with TVW Online
Teach With TVW is an online resource produced by TVW's Education Department. Teach With TVW trains the next generation of Washington State citizens with engaging video and hands-on civic education programs.
Smart Music Online
SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow. This site should be used with parent/guardian permission.
Focused Fitness: Five for Life is the TPS adopted curriculum for Physical Education Grades K – 12. This curriculum provides evidence-based fitness and health curriculum that aligns with the Washington State Learning Standards. Students can access the following modules:
Focused Fitness is building workout videos with fitness, health and nutrition content built in for elementary, middle school and high school students that are accessible on PhysEd.TV. New workout videos will be made available each week.
YMCA On-Demand Online
During this time of uncertainty, the Y is here for you. The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. While we would love to see you at the Y, we honor and respect each individual’s choice with regard to your health. Group exercise classes for all ages right in your own home at no charge for a limited time! There are also sports classes and more for our young people.
Google Arts & Culture Online
Visit the Colosseum or see the cave paintings at the Lascaux caves from your couch. This site has many various tours, Google Maps images, videos and articles to show you the world.
Khan Academy AP Art History Online
Khan Academy has great resources that look at how art has shaped and changed the course of human history. Starting at the dawn of written history and continuing to the present, Khan Academy shares videos, articles and other resources to explore various types of visual art.
Virtual Materials Sponsored by Junior Achievement of Washington
Junior Achievement of Washington is proud to partner with Tacoma Public Schools to deliver virtual financial literacy and career-readiness programs to K-12 students at home, helping to sustain young learners’ education in these critical times. Explore JA programs that teach high school students complex budget management; entrepreneurial skills; and resume and job-hunting techniques.