- Scholastic has put together resources for kids at home:www.scholastic.com/learnathome
- Khan Academy – Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents. They offer exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material.
- ABC Mouse – FREE HOME ACCESS TO ABC MOUSE! Redeem code SCHOOL7771 for FREE access to ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ during the period of school closure!
- GoFormative – Many practice problems, worksheets, and interactive learning activities are already available in this tool. Not only are ones directly assigned by your teacher available, but there is a library that you can pull pre-existing Formatives from.
- Quizizz – Free online quizzes (millions of them, literally) for ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, World Languages, Creative Arts, Computer Science, Career and Technical Education… You can create your own or play pre-made quizzes.
- Kahoot – This is a free game that kids love to play at school, and there are lots of pre-made options to use at home, too.
- ThatQuiz – Free, online, leveled practice pages for Math, English and World Language vocabulary, Geography, and Science.
- Jeopardy Labs – Make your own Jeopardy game out of any content material, or find one that already exists!
- StudyStack – Free! Use existing flashcards or make your own to study.
- Pear Deck – Take any PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation and make it interactive with questions for students.
- Prezi – Make engaging online presentations, or convert from PowerPoint.
- Nearpod – Includes a library of ready-to-run lessons, or create your own interactive learning. This is another presentation program like Pear Deck or Prezi.
- FlipGrid – Another presentation option, which is also great for students to use!
- PowToon – Make online videos and presentations
- Texas Gateway – Texas-specific resources to help your student learn their content.
- Wizer.Me – Existing worksheets and online content and videos, filterable by grade, subject, and more.
- BrainPop – Free to all for now, lots of videos and interactive learning resources.
- Top Alternatives to PowerPoint – This Blendspace has lots of ways to engage students that aren’t PowerPoint slides.
- BlendSpace – Create digital content, find interactive lessons, and monitor student understanding with quizzes and discussions.
- CrashCourse – Series of educational YouTube videos on a slew of topics!
- Scratchwork – Tablet-optional drawing space
- Hippo Campus -is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations on general education.
- PBS Kids – PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.
- Code.org – Learn computer science! (Host site for hour of code, with additional online resources)
- Project Lead The Way – Gateway curriculum
- TinkerCAD – Free, easy-to-use app for 3-D design, electronics, and coding.
- Free STEM lessons for K-12 students starting at 10am EST on Monday 3/16 https://www.pscp.tv/Dr_Groff/follow
- Science Mom – Join Science Mom on Monday, March 16th, for a daily show featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad https://www.facebook.com/events/503962560285578/
- Mystery Science – has made their most popular science lessons free for anyone to use. Lessons are expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and be easy for teachers to use. Short mini-lessons are completely digital. Full lessons include an activity designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home. K-5 https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
- The Science Spot – Free lessons, activities, and resources for middle school science. Includes starters, interactive science notebook hints, nature activities, puzzles, reference links, and technology links.
- Scienteer – Science fair website designed to help students use the scientific method to investigate their world.
- Adventures in Chemistry – Explore experiments, the Secret Science of stuff and games.
- BuzzMath – K-12 math interactive learning and practice.
- Desmos – This website not only has a four-function and scientific calculator, but also has mathematical learning resources like videos, challenges, and more.
- Geogebra – This site has a suite of math apps. Graphing calculators, notes, geometry modeling, probability modeling, and classroom resources.
- Math Playground – This website can be used with younger students and middle schoolers. Activities include everything from operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide), fractions and ratios, number puzzles, logic games, story math problems, math videos, themed games, and more.
- Math.com Algebra Worksheet Generator – For those with students studying Pre-Algebra (grades 6-8) or Algebra, this will automatically create random problems for them to practice.
- Math Aids Dynamically Created Worksheets – Create dynamically generated worksheets by topic… Everything from addition through Algebra 2.
- Kuta Software Test and Worksheet Generators – Pre-Algebra through Calculus worksheet / test generation.
- Texas Math Support Center – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) website’s math support center. This gives all of the content that your child is supposed to learn by grade and subject area.
- Prodigy Math Game – Curriculum-aligned math platform (free).
- MathBits Notebook – Online study resources for Pre-Algebra (6-8), Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.
- Scholastic Math Workshop – Videos, interactive practice, quizzes, and real-world math problems
- OpenMiddle – Challenging math problems worth solving
- Illuminations Data Grapher – Create your own bar graphs, line graphs, pie charts, or pictographs.
- Illuminations Advanced Data Grapher – Create your own graphs: box plots, bubble graphs, scatterplots, histograms, and stem-and-leaf plots.
- The Calculator Site – Financial calculators, conversions, health math, cooking calculators, articles, and more.
- Learn in Color – 75+ educational hands-on activities you can do at home: http://learnincolor.com/educational-activities-for-when-youre-stuck-indoors.html
- Calligraphy for Beginners! https://facebook.com/events/s/calligraphy-for-beginners/3098326420202116/
- Ms. Meyer’s Come Draw With Me will be having art lessons everyday next week, including a special St. Patrick’s Day one! Simple supply lists on her page.
- Comic book making and activity sheets https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/
- Draw everyday with JJK – Jarrett Krosoczka is an author/illustrator offering drawing lessons starting 3/16. https://www.youtube.com/user/studiojjk
- Lunch Doddles with Mo Willems– Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making. https://youtu.be/MjaYnyCJDdU
- Dav Pilkey at Home – Check this page and the Library’s social channels every Friday for a new video from Dav. You can also find great Dav Pilkey content at Scholastic’s webpage, Dav Pilkey At Home
- Mr. Jon & Friends is planning to do Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 10:30am EST for 2 weeks! He is awesome.
- Seattle Symphony Orchestra is providing free live stream performances! https://seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/beyondthestage/live-broadcasts
- You Can Play That – Come to the page at 10am for FREE 30 minute classes via live stream every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for at least the next three weeks. They will focus on having fun with music and some basics of music theory that every young musician should know!
- Metropolitan Opera – will have a live performance every night from their catalog of recorded events. https://www.playbill.com/article/metropolitan-opera-after-shutting-its-doors-will-offer-free-streams-from-live-in-hd-catalog?fbclid=IwAR3L3irSQY8Fj3cf04agQQLsOgBtmmNMSUcY3HlT6VhReif7f551lTP4Ho8
- Singalong with Emily Arrow! – Everyday at 1pm. Check out her page for details. https://www.facebook.com/156246484413236/posts/2768718209832704
Online Story Time
- StorylineONLINE.NET– FREE children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.
- Brightly Storytime – brings you full-length picture books read out loud by our storyteller, Ms. Linda. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQagFNHMrGgQpYunk4rHXg/featured
- Storytime from Space!- The Global Space Education Project sent children’s books to the International Space Station to be read by astronauts! https://storytimefromspace.com/
- Beale Library in California – is offering Virtual Storytime everyday next week! https://m.facebook.com/bealelibrary/ Visit their page to vote for your favorite time of day!
- Do you love Narwhal and Jelly? Author Ben Clanton will be reading on 3/18 & 3/20. Check out this post for details! https://www.facebook.com/1539242536097606/posts/3155470447808132
- Brad Meltzer, author of the “I Am” books for kids, about people in history, will be reading his books as well! https://m.facebook.com/BradMeltzer/
- The KidLit TV team– created a virtual library of FREE read aloud, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, art activities + reading resources for kids! Find them here: https://kidlit.tv/
- Kids Lit Quarantine – List of authors that will be reading on their pages https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/mobilebasic
- The Spanish Experiments – Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids… and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English.
- Here is a link to 12 virtual museum tours: https://apple.news/AoXUX57qoTzuLREnMdxoSvQ
- Cincinnati Zoo will be doing a Home Safari on their Facebook page, 3pm EST, featuring a different animal and a lesson. https://m.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/photos/a.96076385478/10158043842200479/
- List of educational companies offering free subscriptions. https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subsciptions
- Virtual Field Trip list, with trips to Mars, the zoo, the Louvre, and more. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic
- Virtual Play Date – Each morning at 10 am eastern, we’re going to have a 30 minute virtual playdate. The Indy with Kids Virtual PLAYdates will take place via video on facebook.com/Indywithkids
Get up and Move
- Free Online Karate Lessons –https://www.facebook.com/events/236052567527004/
- DJ Mel – is bringing Virtual dance parties to your living room from Facebook!
- GoNoodle – videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest self!
- Cosmickids.com “We’ve used this for years on rainy days when the kids need to get moving. There’s Minecraft yoga and Frozen yoga, etc.”
- National Center on Intensive Intervention
- Digital Differentiation
- PBIS World (Interventions)
- RTI Action Network (link is for Math, but all content areas are here)
- Duo Lingo– Free language education for the world.