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Free resources for use while hanging out and learning at home this Summer. 

Summer Enrichment & 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

Websites & Online Activities
  • Arcademics - Arcade game activities for grades 1-6 to improve knowledge in math, geography, typing, spelling, and language arts

  • Boardmaker Activities-to-go - Designed for little kids who are visual learners, Boardmaker offers free printable activities that are especially beneficial for children with special needs, such as those with Down syndrome or autism.

  • Cox Campus - Video-based learning experiences and activities for K-3 grade students to support reading skills and emotional growth; 4-week exploration in English and Spanish

  • 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


  • Epic! - Digital Library for children 12 and younger of 40,000 books, learning videos and more

  • Hand2Mind - PreK-5th grade learning activities and manipulatives for math, science, and literacy

  • Hippocampus - 7,000 videos across 13 subjects for middle school to college-age students

  • Izzit - Educational videos for K-12+ children in 9 subject areas

  • Minecraft - STEM educational video games that teach problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity

  • NASA Kids Club -  Games that support national education standards in STEM for children PreK-4


  • Nature Lab at Home - Week-long thematic family teaching guides to explore nature at home

  • Time for Kids - Time magazine for children grades K-6 in English and Spanish

  • Touchable Earth - Designed for children ages 8-11 to let kids teach each other about the world using short videos; Promotes tolerance for gender, culture, and identity

Educational Apps​​

  • NSF Science Zone - (Android/iOS) National Science Foundation app available at App Store for iPhone or iPad;  Hundreds of exciting videos and photos about science discoveries


  • Science Journal - (Most Chromebooks, Android & iOS) More than 70 hands-on science activities from education experts and documenting science tools

  • SkyView - (Android/iOS) Stargazing experience to aid in identifying planets and constellations


  • WWF Free Rivers - (Android & iOS)  Virtual world interactive storytelling experience that teaches how people, wildlife, and landscapes depend on healthy flowing rivers


  • Vroom - Brain building activities for children 6 and younger in real-world settings

Hands-on & Off-screen Learning Activities

  • Crayola Crafts - Video demonstrations of craft ideas for preschool to elementary age students

  • Fender Play - 3-month offer for free guitar, bass and ukulele lessons

  • Go Noodle - Movement exercises for elementary and younger children to stay active and mindful in English and Spanish

  • Mystery Science - K-5 video lessons with hands-on activities to develop scientific knowledge

  • Osmo Kaleidoscope - Hands-on STEAM collaborative and creative learning tools for PreK-4th grade children

  • Scratch -  Learn coding to create stories, games, and animations

  • Take Lessons - Online classes for children and adults in world languages, music, fitness, and cooking

Virtual Field Trips

  • Discovery Education Conservation Station - 26-minute video and series of 5 short videos that explores how the internet can be used to conserve natural resources, protect ecosystems, and create safer, more sustainable communities.

  • Discovery Education Eggs in School -  K-5 and 6-8 grade 30-minute videos that teach about conserving and protecting natural resources to produce eggs and explore the ecosystem and food webs of an egg

  • Stingray - 14-minute video of stingray feeding

  • Great Lakes Now - 5-minute videos targeted towards grades 6-8 students on Coastal Wetlands, Algae, and Lake Sturgeon


  • Mission Census -  16-minute video that explores what the census is, how information is collected, and how it informs the future alongside students in grades 4-12

  • Nickelodeon Slime in Space - 15-minute video that explores sending slime into space experiment


Educational Videos & Television

  • PBS Parents - Guide to free resources for learning with PBS KIDS programming themed activities


  • Sesame Street - Videos, games, and art for young children with fun muppet characters


Social-Emotional Support

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


  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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