Free resources for use while teaching and learning at home.

Several of these are not usually free or widely available.

Distance Learning

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

  • At Home with PZ -  Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero Toolbox for the activities targeted at enriching the at-home learning experience;  Has an easy-to-use search function  organized by age range

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

  • Curriki - 50,000+ items searchable resource library for Arts, Career & Technical Education, Computer Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies for preschool to Grade 12

  • 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

  • Easy PZ - Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero and the Smithsonian explain and demonstrate easy-to-use approaches to improve student thinking How-to videos

  • 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

 

  • TEDEd - Video-based lessons designed to spark curiosity and organized by subjects, animations, lesson creation capability, and TED Student Talks Program platform

  • 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​.

Global Citizenship & Service Projects
 

  • Kid World Citizen - Ideas, resources, service project, articles, and activities to teach your people about world cultures

  • PenPal Schools - Connects students from around the world to collaborate through online projects

  • Save the Rain - Resources to learn about the global water crisis, specifically in East Africa, and for options to get involved in helping with educating communities to harvest the rain, reforestation, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainable agriculture through permaculture design

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

​​Math

  • Ascend Math - Math instruction that is personalized for each student. Schools can access Ascend Math for 300 students free through the end of the school year

  • Ascend Math - Students working from home always have full access to Ascend Math’s Flash Card Math

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

  • HOODA Math - K-12 math games organized by grade level; includes tutorials and timed tests

  • 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

  • EPA Students - Resources for K-12 students for project ideas, lesson planning, community service, science fair project ideas, and homework assistance for learning and teaching about the environment

  • Exploratorium - COVID-19 Science:  Learning Toolbox with resources for learning about current topics in science

 

  • Kids Discover - Award-winning library of science and social studies materials

  • Nova - PBS science show’s website with videos, articles, full show episodes, and STEM topics

  • Twig Science - Latest worldwide science news videos (English and Spanish), magazine-style leveled readers, teaching and resource aids, and independent learning packs for K-12

STEM
 

  • Ask Dr. Universe - Questions from curious elementary and middle school student about how the world works are investigated; seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to ask big questions and think critically

  • CoderZ - Virtual robotics and coding classes for elementary, middle school (English, Spanish, and Hebrew) and high school students

  • Code.org - Resources to help students learn computer science at home

  • Master's In Data Science's STEM Guide - STEM Guide that lists over 239 summer camps, websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for students in elementary school to high school

  • Engineering, Go for It! - Provides information on engineering careers, lesson plans by grade level K-12, activities for classrooms and outreach, videos, at-home activities, an online magazine, and scholarship opportunities

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

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

  • Unite for Learning - Provide children access to an abundance of short and easy reader books that celebrate their cultures and languages with a choice to listen to the narrations in more than 40 languages

Humanities & Social Sciences 

  • HISTORY - Original articles, photos, and videos realated to a broad range of history topics can be found for research projects and additional learning; topics are aligned to middle and high school curriculum

  • HISTORY This Week - Podcasts that share a big moment in history that occurred during this week

 

  • iCivics - Engages students in meaningful civic engagement

  • Kids Discover - Award-winning library of science and social studies materials

  • Smithsonian Education Guides - Social Studies and History guides for PK-12 organized by themes, topics, and grade bands; includes lesson plans and resources

​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

  • Carlos Museum - Puzzles created from painting accompanied by the stories that are depicted.

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

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

English Language Learners

  • Activities for ESL Students - Thousands of teachers have contributed to provide quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to with learning English; Project of The Internet TESL Journal

  • English Media Lab - Free English Exercises for English language learners at all levels, including older learners; Games, puzzles, English TV, animated videos, vocabulary, listening, pronunciation, spelling, and SAT practice activities

 

  •  Starfall - Activities to help students in grades K-3 learn how to read and do math better

 

  • 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 

  • Centervention - Game-based behavior interventions help students in elementary and middle school practice and improve social and emotional skills

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

 

Special Needs

  • Starfall - Activities to help students in grades K-3 learn how to read and do math better

Virtual Fieldtrips 

  • Carlos Museum - The virtual exhibition for "Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End": The Ramayana in Indian Painting to familiarize yourself with the narrative

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

At-Home Independent Learning 

  • English Media Lab - Free English Exercises for English language learners at all levels, including older learners; Games, puzzles, English TV, animated videos, vocabulary, listening, pronunciation, spelling, and SAT practice activities

  • History at Home - A collection of HISTORY’s educational shows for middle and high school students with study and discuss guides

 

 

  • Khan Academy - Free lessons in math, science, and humanities for kindergarten through early college

 

  • Khan Academy Kids App - Free, no ads app for ages 2-7 to learn reading, writing, math, social-emotional, problem-solving, and motor skills through activities, games, drawing, and coloring

  • Microsoft Education - Home and family resources that can help families connect, work, learn, and play at home;  Staying in touch, enjoying cultural activities, and create social activities

 

 

  • Starfall - Activities to help students in grades K-3 learn how to read and do math better;  Especially helpful for English Language Learners and students with Special Needs

  • Imagineering in a Box - Exploration of different aspects of theme park design with Disney’s imagineers​

 

  • ​​​​Ivy League Free Online - Free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale

  • Make Beliefs Comix - Create comic strips, books, or greeting cards with 13 languages available

  • TEDEd - Video-based lessons organized by age, subject, and themes

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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