Resources for Grades 9–12

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Video

grades 8–12

Getting to Know Deepfakes

Find out what deepfakes are and how they might affect our world. What are three things you can do to avoid getting fooled by them?

Activity

grades 9–12

Sharpen Your Knife Skills

Learn some basic techniques for safer and slicker use of a chef's knife. Try them out tonight by helping your family cook dinner.

Activity

grades 9–12

Make a Device-Free Dinner

Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away.

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grades 6–12

Flexible Cookie Recipe

Mix up some yummy cookies with pantry staples. Add whatever you have in the kitchen and learn some solid substitution skills.

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Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

Activity

grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

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grades 6–12

Setting Some Goals

What are some goals you want to set for yourself? What steps can you take to reach them? Post them, and adjust along the way!

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Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

Cooking with Family

Browse the featured recipes on this page for ideas. Or have an adult download the free digital cookbook.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Inspiration, Passion, and Perseverance

Explore some careers by watching these video interviews. Take a few minutes to write about or draw something that inspired you.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Duolingo

This game-based language-learning app and website gives students access to over 30 languages. Duolingo for schools allows teachers to track students' progress.

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Website/App

grades 9–12

Focus on the Future

Get excited about the future by using the interest surveys on the site to identify your passions, find out about possible careers, and hear experiences from people who have those jobs.

Activity

grades 6–12

Cook Eggs

Learn how to cook eggs—scrambled, fried, hard-boiled. This skill will come in handy. We promise.

Activity

grades 9–12

Sharpen Your Knife Skills

Learn some basic techniques for safer and slicker use of a chef's knife. Try them out tonight by helping your family cook dinner.

Activity

grades 9–12

Make a Device-Free Dinner

Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away.

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 6–12

Flexible Cookie Recipe

Mix up some yummy cookies with pantry staples. Add whatever you have in the kitchen and learn some solid substitution skills.

Activity

grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 6–12

Setting Some Goals

What are some goals you want to set for yourself? What steps can you take to reach them? Post them, and adjust along the way!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 6–12

Cook Eggs

Learn how to cook eggs—scrambled, fried, hard-boiled. This skill will come in handy. We promise.

Activity

grades 6–12

Learn to Ollie

Pop into this helpful explainer video, and see if you can learn this most basic (yet very challenging!) of skateboard tricks.

Activity

grades 9–12

Cross Something off the To-Do List

Pick out something you've been wanting to do, or know you should've done a long time ago. Take the time now to just do it.

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grades 6–12

How to Tie a Tie

Ditch the clip-on and learn one way to easily tie a tie, and class up your wardrobe for graduation, job interviews, weddings, and beyond.

Activity

grades 9–12

Change Sheets

Take all the sheets off the beds and put fresh ones on. Bonus points if you can wash the dirty sheets, too.

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Activity

grades 3–12

Tie Knots

Explore the different types of knots. Which would come in handy? Use rope or shoelaces to teach yourself how to tie one or two knots.

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Activity

grades 10–12

Write a Résumé

Think about your next (or first) job, and put together a résumé that highlights your experience.

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Article/Ebook

grades 6–12

Cooking with Family

Browse the featured recipes on this page for ideas. Or have an adult download the free digital cookbook.

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Interactive

grades K–12

TypingClub

With guided lessons and fun assessment, students of all ages and at any level can improve their typing skills.

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Interactive

grades 7–12

News Literacy Quiz

Test your critical-thinking skills with this free app that uses actual examples of deceptive (and not) media.

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Lesson

grades 10–12

Proactive College Planning

Get a handle on the overwhelming admissions process with these videos on researching, applying to, and paying for college.

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Lesson

grades 10–12

AP Exam Prep and Demo

Put a stop to any surprises on exam day by checking out this live demo of the test.

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Lesson

grades 10–12

Learning That Pays Off

Make sense of your dollars and cents in this course that offers practical advice about personal finance.

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Lesson

grades 9–12

Career Conversations

Watch interviews with interesting people from a host of different careers. Identify a few you find most inspiring and research how you'd pursue those jobs.

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Lesson

grades 10–12

Responsible Use

Watch this video from the Bay Area's KQED and use the worksheet to reflect on how screen time and media use affect our well-being.

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Video

grades 8–12

Getting to Know Deepfakes

Find out what deepfakes are and how they might affect our world. What are three things you can do to avoid getting fooled by them?

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family baking time

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

Video

grades 3–12

Pizza-Tossing Tournament!

Learn from champion pizza chef Tony Gemignani in this somewhat old, yet informative video. Watch Tony teach the basics; then try tossing your own pizza.

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grades 9–12

Coping with Stress During Uncertainty

Manage stress and stay healthy during the pandemic with this informative video on dealing with anxiety. Then, use the tips to develop a self-care plan.

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grades 9–12

How Does Composting Work?

Watch this short overview on composting: what it is, and how it works. Afterward, consider how you might compost at home, using materials you already have.

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grades 9–12

Food Recommendations

Learn what goes into a healthy diet according to science.

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grades 6–12

Crash Course, Taking Notes

Learn the nuts and bolts of good note-taking—a skill that'll come in handy over the next few weeks and all your life!

Video

grades 11–12

Laundry Time

Learn how to do your laundry so you're not totally clueless when you're on your own.

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grades 11–12

Self-Care Action Plan

Use this video to learn about self-care, why it's important, and how to incorporate it into your life. As a follow-up, do some research into self-care strategies and develop a plan.

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inspiration

Website/App

grades 6–12

Inspiration, Passion, and Perseverance

Explore some careers by watching these video interviews. Take a few minutes to write about or draw something that inspired you.

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Duolingo character with backpack

Website/App

grades 6–12

Duolingo

This game-based language-learning app and website gives students access to over 30 languages. Duolingo for schools allows teachers to track students' progress.

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focus on the future

Website/App

grades 9–12

Focus on the Future

Get excited about the future by using the interest surveys on the site to identify your passions, find out about possible careers, and hear experiences from people who have those jobs.

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Website/App

grades K–12

EverFi: K-12 Financial Education

With realistic challenges and practical applications, these lessons and activities can help students develop a foundation of financial literacy.

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Website/App

grades 8–12

C'reer

Jump-start the college and career application process with this helpful career-search app that connects you to universities.

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Website/App

grades 10–12

Check Out Some Colleges

Use this search engine to explore potential colleges that match your needs (and wants), or just dive deep into one you're already interested in attending.

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Website/App

grades 11–12

Scholarship Search

Uncover scholarships that'll help you pay for college. Just enter your info, see what comes up, and start an application.

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Website/App

grades 7–12

Applied Digital Skills

Practical project-based lessons teach critical computer skills.

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Website/App

grades 7–12

Socratic by Google

Download and try out this helpful app for your homework. Use it to think through a solution to a sticky problem, and figure out a better process moving forward.

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Website/App

grades 3–12

Type. Type. Type.

Use this free, standout typing program to learn, practice, and vastly improve your typing speed and accuracy.