Free resources for use during home teaching and learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several of these are not usually free or available widely.

Distance Learning

Free Online Resources Available to Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Technical Help (How-to for Distance Learning)

  • Teq - Professional Development helps educators successfully integrate technology into instruction. When teachers sign-up for basic and they will be automatically upgraded to a full subscription for free.

  • Zoom - New to Working from Home? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Meet Like a Pro article

  • Zoom - Joining and Participating in a Zoom Webinar

General Interest
  • Achieve 3000 - (Grades 4-12)  Thousands of texts and videos with integrated, interactive instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies

  • Brainpop Educators - Uses a discover, play, create learning philosophy for enriching and deepening their understanding of topics across the curriculum.​

  • Discovery Education - A vast library of digital content curated into channels for easy access. Aligned with UDL for maximum flexibility. Once on the site, see Step 3.

  • Edgenuity - Teacher-led and virtual school programs for K-12

  • Edmentum - K-12 standards-based practice and preparation or virtual learning

 

  • Newsela - (Free Access to their entire product suite) Engages students with thousands of texts on topics they care about most, with standards-aligned lesson supports built for ELA, Science, Social Studies, and SEL instruction.

 

  • PBS Learning Media - Pre-K -12 core subject areas (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) learning resources

  • PenPal Schools - Collaborative global project-based learning for social studies, English, math, science, foreign languages, art, and technology.  Offers a “Connect with Other Educators” option to join teacher forums to plan projects and share resources.

 

  • Smithsonian - Millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, and library archives curated into lessons and activities by thousands of educators. 

 

  • Wide Open School - New free online resource to support families and educators with remote learning featuring curated items from Common Sense as a result of a collaboration among leading publishers, non-profits, education, and technology companies;  Learning activities and experiences organized by grade bands, daily schedules, and creative breaks and engagement ideas

Math

  • Ascend - Math instruction that is personalized for each student (Free offer for 100 students per school)

  • eSpark Learning - Differentiated math and reading platform for students in grades K-5.

  • IXL MATH - K-12 helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions

  • Khan Academy - Free lessons in math, science, and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college

  • TI Software - Six-month software licenses offered to teachers and students for free specified T-SmartView CE and MathPrint calculators and TI-Nspire CX.  

Science

STEM
 

Reading & Writing 

  • ABDO - Easy eBook access, leveled readers, hi-lo nonfiction, middle and high school nonfiction.

  • CommonLit - Reading program with a free digital lesson library that can be searched by Lexile level, grade, theme, genre, literary device of Common Core Standard in English and Spanish

  • eSpark Learning - Differentiated math and reading platform for students in grades K-5.

  • Readworks - Reading instruction content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade

  • Scholastic Home Base - Access books to watch trailers for, read, and engage in similarly themed games

  • Storyline Online - Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

International Baccalaureate

  • Hodder Education – Wide range of digital resources available via Dynamic Learning an online subscription solution that supports teachers with high-quality content and unique tools. To help teachers during COVID-19, they are offering those who have bought our print textbooks, the equivalent Student eTextbooks, free for one year. 

  • IB Source - Teacher Sample Center for PYP, MYP and DP and Approaches to Learning

  • Kognity - Intelligent textbooks specially designed for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme syllabi. Their digitally-consumable text has video examples, 3D models and practice tests to make the content more interactive and engaging.

  • PenPal Schools - Collaborative global project-based learning for social studies, English, math, science, foreign languages, art, and technology.  Offers a “Connect with Other Educators” option to join teacher forums to plan projects and share resources.

Second Languages 

  • Duolingo - Language learning for Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Italian, Arabic, Dutch

  • Encantos - World exploration using social studies resources to learn about geography, language, history, and culture for both elementary and preschool kids in English and Spanish

Humanities & Social Sciences 

  • iCivics - Engages students in meaningful civic engagement

The Arts 

  • British MuseumVirtual tour of works of artworks and their historical background from around the world organized on a unique grid that allows the viewer to select by location and by time period

  • Google Arts and Culture - Explore high-definition artworks, experience cultures through 360 degree videos, and tour famous sites

 

  • National Gallery of Art:  40,000+ artworks displayed in a wide array of collections

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-gallery-of-art-washington-dc?hl=en

  • Smartmusic - Web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice

 

ELL

  • CommonLit - Reading program with a free digital lesson library that can be searched by Lexile level, grade, theme, genre, literary device of Common Core Standard in English and Spanish

  • Google Translate - Translating a text, Snap feature instantly translates an image using a camera and the Talk feature enables users to have live bilingual conversations

  • Microsoft Immersive Reader - Tool that can be used to increase fluency for English Language Learners by offering text decoding solutions and translation of words or the entire text

Social-Emotional Learning 

  • Discovery Education Discover Your Happy - Virtual experience and information on the Six Sustainable Happiness Skills—mindfulness, human connection, positive outlook, purpose, generosity, and gratitude  

Virtual Fieldtrips 

  • Smithsonian Institute - Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits 

Brain Breaks 

  • Edutopia - Using Brain Breaks to Restore Students’ Focus

Newsletters

  • S’mores - Easy to create and send newsletter templates for engaging, informative, interactive news to students, parents, faculty/staff, and community members.  COVID-19 templates for various audiences are available. 

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