• Middle School Extended Learning for Gifted Learners

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    Atlas Obscura

    Students can “travel” the world without leaving their homes. Atlas Obscura is a definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

    Basho & Friends: Spanish Language Videos

    Basho and Friends make learning Spanish fun, engaging, and easy for all learners. These quality, fun resources are designed to meet your specific needs, and are ready at hand (online or offline) whenever you need them

    Biology Simulations

    Simulations, virtual labs, and games for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics.

    BreakoutEDU Fun@Home

    Breakout EDU brings the challenges of an escape room through online games.

    CanFigureIt Geometry

    Created by teachers, this highly interactive tool provides an easy-to-use workspace where students can practice proofs while exercising their deductive reasoning muscles. 

    Creating and Completing Comics

    Jarrett Lerner is the author of various graphic novels. He has provided various activities including designing your own comic strips, creating your own characters, and even complete a comic strip he has started. Just download, print, and create!


    This free curriculum website provides  lesson plans and web links for the humanities, including: arts and culture; literature and language arts; foreign languages; and, history and social studies.

    Engineering, Go For It!

    EGFI is sponsored by American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The website has numerous lessons that can be done offline that strengthens their understanding of the engineering process.


    Mensa: Connecting Africa

    The cradle of civilization and one of the most complex areas on Earth, the continent of Africa is vast both geographically and culturally.  This lesson is designed to give students a fundamental understanding of the physical and human geography of Africa, as well as the opportunity to explore issues facing it.

    Mensa: Writing a Screen Play

    Strong readers make the "movie" of a book in their minds. This lesson guides children through the fundamentals of format required to write an actual movie screenplay.

    Open Middle

    Broken down by grade level and specific skill, open middle features a series of equations with missing numbers. Students solve them using their critical thinking, number sense, and math concept knowledge.  Even better – printable number tiles so students can create their own bogglers for friends and family!

    Physics to Go

    Online monthly mini-magazine and a collection of more than 950 websites with physics images, activities, and info

    Play Monster

    SET, Quiddler, and Karma DAILY online games to challenge the whole family. Tutorial videos on how to play are super easy to understand to get started quickly! Perfect for a morning warm-up of the brain!

    Science Friday

    Science Friday partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners.

    The Hero's Journey 101: Definitions and Step-by-Step Guide

    KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction


    Aspiring science fiction writers will love the Hero’s Journey experience! These online resources discuss the 12 steps of the hero’s journey and archetypes to help writers flesh out a complete story structure. Printables are available on both sites, including cool infographics and current movie examples.

    TED-Ed Student Talks

    TED-Ed Student Talks are short informative videos. Many of the TED Students Talks answer popular questions that students ask.  Each video includes questions to discuss and considerations for thinking deeper.  It would fun to watch together and discuss.

    The Kids Should See This

    An educational alternative to YouTube, The Kid Should See This is a collection of kid-friendly (not Made-For-Kids) videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and home.  e for everyone.

    Todd Stanley Projects and Enrichments

    Todd Stanley provides a series of fun and engaging resources for free! The projects and activities are for a wide variety of students and provide exciting learning opportunities designed to extend student thinking.