225+ Amazing Online Learning Resources

We’re all going to get through this together… online.

With school districts closing during the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, parents and teachers alike are looking for help. Teachers have been tasked with figuring out how to deliver lesson plans and classroom activities as part of distance learning. Parents are trying to keep students on track with their studies and educational growth. We are here to help! This growing list of online learning resources offers a wealth of resources for all ages of students, parents, and teachers. And to make it better, many companies are choosing to make their products free for schools, teachers, and students during these turbulent times.

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Online Resources for Kids in Grades K-5

 

These sites have ready-to-use lesson plans and activities for a vast amount of subjects for younger students.

ABCmouse Early Learning Academy 

Adventure Academy

  • What It Is: This MMO game gives kids something other online learning resources may lack: a sense of community. Students up to age 13 play games to learn across a range of topics (math, reading, social studies, science, and more), while also creating their own online persona and interacting with others in the game. 
  • What They’re Offering: In addition to their usual 30-day free trial, Age of Learning is offering Adventure Academy free to schools closed due to the outbreak. Contact them here for more information.

Aperture Education

  • What It Is: Aperture Education is providing free Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Growth Strategies for educators and parents.
  • What They’re Offering: Both are accessible online for free here.

AWE Learning

  • What It Is: Pre-loaded digital learning solutions for early learners, ages 2-12.
  • What They’re Offering: Free printables for parents and students to use at home.

Bamboo Learning

  • What It Is: Bamboo Learning offers free, voice-based educational applications for students in grades K-5 (available on all Alexa devices, including Fire tablets, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Fire TV) that promote active conversational learning, cover a range of academic subjects (math, ELA/listening comprehension, social studies), and focus on fun, home-based, family-friendly learning.
  • What They’re Offering: Free voice-based resources to help students in the areas of language development and listening comprehension, mental math, and social studies. Parents can use a web-based dashboard (Bamboo Grove) to follow their children’s progress.

Boddle

  • What It Is: Boddle is a math platform for 1-6th grade that makes learning fun and personalized. Teachers and parents are able to track student progress remotely and quickly identify learning gaps.  
  • What They’re Offering: Boddle’s math game platform is available at no cost to educators, parents, and students dealing with school closures due to Covid-19.
  • What It Is: Boreal Tales is a literary and artistic creation platform designed to motivate school students to write. Aimed at Grades 1-8, Boreal Tales also allows teachers to track student progress and give specific, personalized feedback.
  • What They’re Offering: They’ve extended their free trial to 90 days and plan to extend it through the end of the school year, if the school closures are ongoing. 

BrainPOP

  • What It Is: BrainPop offers in-depth learning on topics across the curriculum for upper elementary and middle school students. Each topic includes videos, quizzes, related reading, and even coding activities. Teachers have access to planning and tracking resources too. They also offer BrainPop Jr., specially designed for younger kids.
  • What They’re Offering: All schools get free access to their COVID-19/coronavirus online learning resources for talking to students about the topic. Any school closed due to the outbreak can receive free unlimited use of BrainPOP during their closure. Contact them here.

Breakout EDU

  • What It Is: Breakout EDU uses online games to bring the fun of escape rooms to learning across the elementary curriculum.
  • What They’re Offering: They’ve put together a list of free online games kids can play at home. Click here to see them.

Carrot-Top Educational Resources

  • What It Is: Educational Resource Worksheets in pdf format that can be downloaded by students and teachers who are working from home.
  • What They’re Offering: Resources are always free!

The Character Tree

  • What It Is: The Character Tree is a character education video subscription series for K-2 students that highlight positive character traits, exemplified by prominent figures.
  • What They’re Offering: Free home access to the Character Tree videos and supplemental/printable activities, through June 30, 2020. The subscription includes 32 character education videos, 32 sets of printable activities, and teacher’s guides.

Classroom Champions

  • What It Is: A nonprofit and charity, Classroom Champions connects volunteer Olympians, Paralympians, Student-Athletes, and Professional Athletes to K-8 classrooms through a social and emotional based curriculum and mentorship experience.
  • What They’re Offering: Founder Steve Mesler (an Olympic Gold Medalist) and Board Member Christian Taylor (2-time Olympic Gold Medalist) have opened up the platform to share the entire K-8 SEL Foundations Curriculum, plus the Parent Toolkit, the video library, and access to the teacher community for free to help support educators and families.

CreositySpace

  • What It Is: CreositySpace is a unique inquiry-based, learner-directed science curriculum that connects ALL K-5 students to science and capitalizes on their creativity and curiosity at a time when they ask, “What do I want to do when I grow up?”
  • What They’re Offering: CreositySpace is providing lessons from our Contagion Crushers, Water Watchers, and Conscientious Chemists units at no cost to help support teachers, parents, and guardians to keep all kids engaged in science.

Curriculum Associates

  • What It Is: Curriculum Associates is offering printable activity packs and guidance for educators and student families to support learning at home. The content, which is available for Grades K-8 for both reading and math, comes in both English and Spanish.
  • What They’re Offering: Free printable activity packs.

DK.com

  • What It Is: Digital activity packs help take children beyond the book, engaging with their imagination and creativity as they color, draw, play, and write.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources for teachers and parents.

edHelper

  • What It Is: edHelper is online service that provides printable worksheets to teachers and homeschooling parents. 
  • What They’re Offering: EdHelper is providing daily free workbook pages for grades K-6. Click to see the offering today!

Elementari

  • What It Is: Turn writing assignments into something amazing with the illustrations, animations, and sound effects available. Kids can even write their own choose-your-own-adventure story!
  • What They’re Offering: Schools affected by COVID-19/coronavirus can get free access until May 2020 or the school reopens. Contact them here.

ETS

  • What It Is: Three beta-stage eLearning tools from the scientists in their R&D division to help improve reading, writing, and English language speaking skills.
  • What They’re Offering: The above resources are free. Additionally, they are offering free access to their proven Criterion online writing evaluation service through June 30, 2020. Learn More Here.

Fabulinga

  • What it is: FabuLingua teaches Spanish through interactive stories on mobile phones and tablets. Their unique method is designed to introduce the new language in a way that subconsciously develops the child’s ear, comprehension and reading skills. They offer a new charming interactive story from Latin America or Spain every month, along with associated games and a Magic Sticker Book where they get to create their own compositions.
  • What They’re Offering: FabuLingua is suspending their subscription services and providing their entire platform for free to all families and schools while schools are closed. Click here from your mobile device to go straight to the app. Or download them from the App Store or Google Play.

First In Math

  • What It Is: First in Math is a supplemental, online math program that allows children to practice MATH!. More than 200 self-paced, grade-level math games help stimulate curiosity and foster creativity in ways that help children make sense of the numbers, patterns and shapes they see in the world around them.
  • What They’re Offering: First In Math FREE–This offer is intended for School Administrators and Teachers Only. Learn more here

Freckle

  • What It Is: These online learning resources for younger students are easily differentiated for students of different ability levels. 
  • What They’re Offering: Adaptive math and ELA courses are always available for free for teachers and students. Sign up here.

Generation Genius

  • What It Is: A science teaching resource that brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material, discussion questions and more.
  • What They’re Offering: All of the videos can be watched for free. Teachers can create a free account that lasts for a month.

GFletchy

  • What It Is: 3-Act tasks, math progression videos, and innovative ways to engage with students.
  • What They’re Offering: Always free

Glogster

  • What It Is: Multimedia Interactive Posters. Express ideas with ease by combining images, graphics, audio, video, and text on one digital canvas!
  • What They’re Offering: For Schools affected by Coronavirus Glogster offers a free Distance Learning option for Educators, with up to 30 student accounts, including creation of classes and projects. Please advise students to use the blank vertical and horizontal Glog templates so that they are able to add additional media to their Glog canvas without paid limitations. Teachers can sign up for a free account here. Students create accounts with your TeacherCode here

Hand2Mind

  • What It Is: Math and literacy content for kids in grades K-5, designed to engage kids without support from parents.
  • What They’re Offering: Free daily content including streaming video lessons, taught by teachers, directed towards kids in grades K-5, for both math and literacy. Also find downloadable activities and STEM resources.

Happy Numbers

  • What It Is: Happy Numbers helps teachers deliver quality math instruction, monitor progress, and math growth—all remotely. Students can access Happy Numbers from any Internet-enabled device (even a smartphone!). They can start learning remotely today to ensure they don’t fall behind—in just 15 mins a day, 4 times a week.
  • What They’re Offering: They are offering Happy Numbers for free for the rest of the school year to ease the challenge of transitioning to online instruction. No strings attached.

Headsprout

  • What It Is: An online K–5 reading program that adapts to the needs of the individual student. It is self-paced, which makes it ideal for at-home practice.
  • What They’re Offering: A free subscription through the end of the school year. (90 days of learning.)

Holiday House

  • What It Is: Online resources complete with educator guides, lesson plans, and activity sheets.
  • What They’re Offering: Free for parents and teachers.

HOMER

  • What It Is: The #1 reading program in Apple’s app store for kids 5 & under. It provides kids with a personalized learn-to-read plan offering thousands of lessons on phonics, sight words, ABCs and more, growing with children from age 2-8. In just 15 minutes a day, HOMER Reading has been proven to increase early reading scores by 74%.
  • What They’re Doing: HOMER is available for a free 30-day trial. In addition, through 3/31 you can get a free year of HOMER Reading when you purchase a 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited ($19.99).

iCompute

  • What It Is: This program is designed to teach elementary-aged kids the computer skills they need. It’s specifically aligned to learning standards in the UK, but the skills apply to students everywhere.
  • What They’re Offering: iCompute is offering free access to their programs for schools anywhere that are closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus. Contact them here.

KidCitizen

  • What It Is: A digital Social Studies learning tool for elementary students funded by the Library of Congress.
  • What They’re Offering: 8 interactive “episodes” designed for children in Kindergarten-5th grade to engage in age appropriate historical inquiry. KidCitizen is always free to use and works on PCs, Macs, tablets, and Chromebooks.

Kids Discover Online

Lalio

  • What It Is: They offer a K-2 literacy program, with a strong focus on phonics and comprehension.
  • What They’re Offering: They have unlocked all parts of their premium program to be entirely free for all educators across the country.

LEGO

  • What It Is: With #LetsBuildTogether LEGO is helping families and fans unite with joyful moments and positive experiences.
  • What They’re Doing: For families at home they have entertainment and learning content, including daily build challenges and fun LEGO lessons.

Literably

  • What It Is: Literably is a K-8 online reading assessment that has normed graders score running records online.
  • What They’re Offering: Literably offers 10 free assessments per month, plus a 2-week whole-class free trial.

MentalUP

  • What It Is: MentalUP is a UK-based award-winning scientific-educational application containing cognitive learning games for K-8 learners.
  • What They’re Offering: Free online subscriptions.

MobyMax

  • What It Is: This popular differentiated learning site provides instruction across a wide array of elementary subjects. Teachers and districts can receive online training on effectively using the site.
  • What They’re Offering: All K-8 schools closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus can receive free access to a comprehensive curriculum through MobyMax. Learn more here.

Musical Explorers

  • What It Is: A free music curriculum from Carnegie Hall, Musical Explorers is a one-stop shop for all the resources you need to bring cultural diversity to your classroom—through real artists who share authentic music from their cultures.
  • What They’re Offering: Resources are always free. Learn more here!

Mystery Science

  • What It Is: Mystery Science offers digital video mini-lessons for science subjects K-5. 
  • What They’re Offering: Mystery Science is always free, but they’ve put together a special list of lessons grade-by-grade that are perfect for tackling remotely. Find it here.

Newsela

  • What It Is: Authentic content turned into learning materials that are classroom-ready for teachers of all subjects and grades.
  • What They’re Offering: Newsela is making their entire product suite freely available to teachers and districts, and has published free distance learning resources. Access to products and resources are available at the Newsela coronavirus resource center.

PebbleGo

  • What It Is: PebbleGo offers safe, interactive online research resources on topics selected by their teachers for students K-3.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools can get free access to PebbleGo during closures. Learn more here.

Pitsco

  • What It Is: Hands-on, minds-on learning can happen anywhere and everywhere. If you’re looking for STEMspiration because of an unexpected homeschooling need, you’re in the midst of an uncommon education experience, or you just want to have some STEM fun, we’ve got ideas.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources always.

Prodigy

  • What It Is: Get game-based learning in math for kids from first to eighth grade. The site offers lots of how-to articles to make your distance learning effective and fun.
  • What They’re Offering: The basic Prodigy site is always free. Sign up here.

Purple Mash 

  • What It Is: This British company’s site hosts games and creative learning opportunities for elementary level math, spelling, and writing. Teachers can set daily tasks for students, create a blog, and find other ways to communicate.
  • What They’re Offering: Purple Mash is offering free access for schools closed due to the outbreak for the duration of their closure. Find out more about using Purple Mash When School is Closed.

Raz-Kids

  • What It Is: A digital resource that provides a library of differentiated books students can use to practice reading wherever they are (Internet connection required).
  • What They’re Offering: A free subscription through the end of the school year. (90 days of learning.)

QuaverMusic 

  • What It Is: QuaverMusic is a world leader in online curriculum development for grades Pre-K to 8.
  • What They’re Offering: QuaverMusic offers K-8 general music teachers a platform to stay connected to their students, no matter where they are. Free 30-day trial. Learn More here.

ReadingIQ

  • What It Is: ReadingIQ is a comprehensive digital library offering books, magazines, comics, and more for kids from ages 2-12. It’s a smart replacement for library time right now and makes it possible for teachers to monitor what and how much their students are reading.
  • What They’re Offering: Age of Learning is offering ReadingIQ free to schools closed due to the outbreak. Contact them here for more information.

Reading Plus

  • What It Is: Free printable skill-building packages help develop reading comprehension in essential comprehension skills, which include close reading, main idea and themes, interaction of ideas, use of language, structure, point of view, imaging scaffolds, reasoning and rhetoric, and comparative reading.
  • What They’re Offering: Free packages that include worksheets, writing prompts, and graphic organizers.

Scholastic

  • What It Is: Scholastic created the Scholastic Learn at Home website to provide students with approximately 20 days worth of learning journeys that span various content areas. Students get approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects based on articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: This service is free and limits printing materials for those who don’t have adequate access. Learn more here.

Seussville.com

  • What It Is: Welcome to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss! One area of Seussville that is dedicated to the parents of small ones, full of activities, crafts, and printables. In the Educator section of Seussville there are resources for supplemental activities for Art, Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts.
  • What They’re Offering: Resources are always free, and more are being added regularly. Other areas of the site offer children the opportunity to explore Dr. Seuss books and characters, play games, and watch video clips.

Simple Solutions

  • What It Is: Activities that can be done in mere minutes! Topics include reading, science, social studies, study skills, and problem solving.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources.

Studies Weekly Online

  • What It Is: A Utah-based educational company that creates customized, standards-based curriculum for Social Studies and Science, founded on integrated learning strategies that increase student knowledge, skills, and dispositions. .
  • What They’re Offering: They are providing Studies Weekly Online to ALL schools as a free trial online. The online platform includes all student editions, Teacher Editions, lesson plans, English Language Arts integrations, and customizable assessments, and pairs with the company’s periodical-based printed materials.

Sumdog

  • What It Is: An online learning tool which provides personalized math and spelling practice. It adapts questions to each student, using engaging games and rewards for effort and achievement to build their confidence, and is proven to accelerate progress. Teachers can set focused work to consolidate existing knowledge and get real-time feedback on each individual child, making it an ideal home learning school.
  • What They’re Offering: Math, spelling and grammar practice for K-8. Currently offering free full access to all features and subjects until March 31, and extending this for schools that close.

Summer Math Challenge

  • What It Is: Opened early for students learning at home, the free Summer Math Challenge helps students practice math skills at their grade and ability level in this self-paced program.
  • What They’re Offering: Early access to this online math program.

Super Star Online

  • What It Is: Super Star Online, by Help Me 2 Learn, is a supplemental reading, phonics and, math program featuring a wide variety of songs, interactive activities, and games in an engaging and easy-to-use format. Features our Super Star Motivational and Data Tracking System.
  • What They’re Offering: A free online subscription for schools affected by COVID-19, until June 30, 2020. Includes accounts for all PreK to grade 5 students and all 14 courses.

Teach Starter

  • What It Is: Easily download ready-to-use, Common Core aligned teaching resources expertly designed for Pre-K to 6 school teachers and their students.
  • What They’re Offering: One month free for teachers impacted by school closures.

Time For Kids

  • What It Is: Time for Kids is a weekly publication that brings real news and enlightening information to grades Kindergarten through 6. Time for Kids enables its readers to become literate, critical thinkers, and informed responsible citizens.
  • What They’re Offering: Time for Kids is making their digital magazine library free through the end of the school year to teachers and parents. In addition to digital magazines, they are also offering free access to their Teacher guides, worksheets and quizzes.

Tinkergarten

  • What It Is: Educational activities designed for learning at various ages and requiring only basic household items.
  • What They’re Offering: Free DIY activity plans, advice, and a virtual community to help the whole family continue to get outside and learn during this challenging time.

Top Score Writing, Inc.

  • What It Is: A nationwide writing curriculum designed for teachers, administrators, and parents. It takes away the stress of finding and developing a curriculum for their students.
  • What They’re Offering: FREE online learning lessons for students grades 2nd through 8th.

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Tynker

  • What It Is: Tynker offers a complete online computer coding curriculum for students K-8. Teachers can get free lessons, projects, and more on the site.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools impacted by COVID-19/coronavirus can get free access to Tynker’s complete curriculum, including online professional development courses for teachers. Learn more here.

Typesy

  • What It Is: A web-based keyboarding program that teaches students how to type and has a unique transdisciplinary Common Core and NGSS aligned content provided through its lessons.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools and districts closed due to the outbreak can request for a Typesy school trial. Just email rick@ereflect.com for login credentials.

Virtual Field Trips

  • What It Is: They specialize in K-8 social studies, life science, geography, and ancient civilization curriculum content. Their website has online learning videos and quizzes along with a list of the national and state Standards that the videos align with.
  • What They’re Offering: Teachers can send an email through the Contact Us form on the website (or email info@virtualfieldtrips.net) to request access. They are currently offering 60-day memberships and will extend if necessary.

VMathLife

  • What It Is: An easy-to-use platform designed to empower K-8 students to master math content at their own pace.
  • What They’re Offering: Complimentary trial through July 31, 2020

Vooks

  • What It Is: Vooks is a streaming library of ad-free, kid-safe animated read-aloud storybooks, trusted by teachers and enjoyed by millions of children around the world every week. It is an entire library of storybooks, brought to life, to help encourage the love of reading.
  • What They’re Offering: Vooks has created take-home lesson plans that can be shared with parents and guardians – built to provide children with 20 minutes a day of read-aloud time and activities. Vooks is offering a free one-year membership to all teachers and a one-month membership for parents

WriteReader

  • What It Is: WriteReader increases students’ digital writing skills significantly in only 6 weeks. Teachers can also remotely provide feedback to students and have them engaged with meaningful writing activities.
  • What They’re Offering: Free. Sign up and get started within minutes.

Xtra Math

  • What It Is: A nonprofit organization dedicated to math achievement for all with activities for achieving math fact proficiency.
  • What They’re Offering: Membership is always free.

Zaner Bloser

  • What It Is: Suggestions and practice to strengthen kids’ fundamental literacy skills, ideas to entertain and engage home-bound students, and alternatives to the usual screen time activities.
  • What They’re Offering: Free downloads and recommended sites.

Zearn

  • What It Is: Top-rated math content available online or paper-based materials that can be used without a device. Also find extensive distance learning resources created to support educators and parents/caregivers in getting started quickly and are offering webinars, video tutorials, and step-by-step guides on their Distance Learning Center.
  • What They’re Offering: Their entire K-5 math program – including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation – is available for free, thanks to donations from the community.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Online Learning Resources for Grades 6-12

 

Use these ready-to-implement resources in your virtual classrooms for older learners.

Albert

  • What It Is: Albert is an online practice and assessment resource for core topics grades 6-12. Teachers can assign modules and track student progress. Albert’s online learning resources include practice questions for a wide variety of AP programs too. It’s best used as a companion to other online teaching methods like web conferencing since it’s meant to review information students have already been learning.
  • What They’re Offering: In addition to their 30-day free pilot program, schools closed due to the outbreak can get a free extended pilot for as long as the closure lasts. Contact them here.

Beast Academy Online

  • What It Is: A complete web-based math curriculum designed to help students ages 8-13 deepen their understanding of math.
  • What They’re Offering: Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), a comprehensive math program for high-ability learners, is offering one month free or a $15 discount on either a monthly or yearly subscription to Beast Academy Online.

Carnegie Learning

  • What It Is: Math lessons, skills practice resources, and at-home learning videos for grades 6-12 students.
  • What They’re Offering: A free blend of textbook and software resources and support to help you facilitate at-home learning for your math class. Learn more here.

Carnegie Speech

  • What It Is: NativeAccent delivers spoken English skills practice with targeted feedback to students on their computers and mobile devices using advanced speech recognition and A.I. technologies.
  • What They’re Offering: Free-access until May 31st for teachers and students. Learn more here.

ChemMatters Online

  • What It Is: This is a terrific resource for middle school and high school science teachers. Each issue provides a new collection of articles on chemistry topics that students will find engaging and relatable. The back-issue online library offers interesting downloadable articles on all sorts of chemistry-related topics, while the Teacher’s Guides help you direct your students as they learn from their reading. 
  • What They’re Offering: These online learning resources are always free for everyone. Learn more here.

Course Hero

  • What It Is: Course Hero is a platform for students and educators to upload and share their course-specific resources. They also offer free literature videos for non-members on their YouTube channel.
  • What They’re Offering: Hundreds of free literature videos that include chapter-by-chapter summaries, themes, symbols, and motifs.

Create with Code Live

  • What It Is: Free, interactive virtual classes open to students, teachers, and anyone else interested in learning to code in a fun and engaging manner through game development. The program is aligned to ISTE Standards for computer science education.
  • What They’re Offering: 7 weeks of free, live coding classes from March 23 – May 7.

DeltaMath

  • What It Is: DeltaMath is a website that allows teachers to assign math practice content to their students from middle school through AP calculus. Students get immediate feedback as they complete the problems.
  • What They’re Offering: DeltaMath is always free. Check it out here.

Everydae SAT Prep

  • What It Is: Everydae is an online SAT math prep program. 10-minute micro lessons match busy schedules. Built by industry experts with 17+ years industry experience.
  • What They’re Offering: 100% free while schools are closed (normally $19/month). Click here to learn more.

Fiveable

  • What It Is: The site offers live streams, trivia battles and Q&A forums where students can connect directly with teachers across 15 different AP subjects within English, STEM, History and Social Sciences.
  • What They’re Offering: Free social learning platform for students and teachers.

GameSalad

  • What It Is: Teaches STEM and STEAM with a game design focus. GameSalad is best suited for 6th grade and up depending on student readiness. Detailed instructions for students and full lesson plans for teachers make a great introduction to coding.
  • What They’re Offering: GameSalad’s education platform, with TEKS and CSTA aligned curriculum, is available free until the end of May 2020 to schools affected by closings. 

Glose Education

  • What It Is: An inclusive social reading platform where teachers and students can read and learn together.
  • What They’re Offering: Free collection of over 4,000 classic books.

GSD Network

  • What It Is: A great resource for engaging students in cross-cultural, “real-world” stories of teens from around the world. Best for grades 7-9 (but can be used grades 10-12 too), they delve deep into the heart of far-flung places to explore local history, culture, and teens creating social change in their communities. Great for social studies (covers many standards) or Language Arts classes (reading and vocab).
  • What They’re Offering: Two full unit curricular programs (2-3 weeks each) or short stories featured in their E-Magazine (1-2 day activities). Learn more here.

HippoCampus

  • What It Is: Find more than 7,000 videos in 13 subject areas to share with your students. Teachers can set up playlists for their students too.
  • What They’re Offering: HippoCampus is always free to use. Sign up here.

iCivics

  • What It Is: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics in 2009 to transform the field through innovative, free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life. Today, iCivics is the nation’s largest provider of civic education curriculum, with our resources used by over 113,000 educators and more than 7.1 million students each year nationwide.
  • What They’re Offering: iCivics is always free to use. Learn more here.

iCulture

  • What It Is: A unique cultural immersion resource for Spanish, French and German language learning for grades 6-12. iCulture offers travel videos, day in the life videos, current news articles and songs that are all 100% target language, age and school appropriate, and include topics of interest to teens and young adults.
  • What They’re Offering: Free access to iCulture for language teachers and students

Kialo

  • What It Is: Kialo Edu is a custom version of kialo.com, the world’s largest argument mapping site. It includes unique features, such as the ability to write student feedback.
  • What They’re Offering: Kialo Edu is always completely free for educators, has no advertisements, and can be integrated into learning management systems. 

LabXchange

  • What It Is: A free platform where students and teachers can discover, create, and remix content to build their own learning journey. The content library contains high-quality digital resources from universities and scientific organizations worldwide … including interactive lab simulations, videos, assessments, and more. With private classes, messaging, and mentorship functions, educators can easily plan and deliver lessons, including teaching lab skills, virtually while connecting their students to a broader scientific community.
  • What They’re Offering: LabXchange is always free for all users. To support educators in transitioning to online learning, educators can explore theur remote learning resources and sign up for a free webinar.

Learning.com

  • What It Is: A hub of opportunities for both parents and educators focused on digital literacy, coding and computational thinking. Find lesson plans covering a range of digital literacy and computational topics, full access to the EasyCode Foundations (CodeMonkey) curriculum and the EasyCode Pillars Python Suite (Codesters) curriculum, and a list of open source lesson plans.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources.

Mangahigh

  • What It Is: Mangahigh is a popular game-based site for math online learning resources. It covers algebra, geometry, statistics, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: Mangahigh is offering free full access to any school shut down during the outbreak. Learn more here.

Muzology

  • What It Is: Muzology harnesses the power of music to make math fun and accessible.
  • What They’re Offering: FREE for teachers and students affected by Covid-19 closures.

National Constitution Center

  • What It Is: The NCC offers Exchange programs for middle school and high school students. Scholar Exchanges are live virtual conversations where students learn about constitutional issues, while interacting with a constitutional scholar, historian or judge. Teachers can also sign for Classroom Exchanges where classes interact directly with classes across the United States to practice civil dialogue skills and learn how the constitutional issues impacts them.
  • What They’re Offering: NCC Classroom Exchanges are always free. To help schools affected by closures, eight weeks of free public Scholar Exchanges are available to teachers and students. Learn more here.

Popfizz Computer Science

  • What It Is: Popfizz CS is a computer science education platform for grades 6-12. Popfizz offers a wide range of online student courses and professional development for educators.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools can get access to Popfizz courses for free until July 1, 2020. Fill out this form to get set up. 

Project Exchange

  • What It Is: Project Exchange runs a 12-week online cultural exchange program to help middle & high school students around the world broaden their worldview and practice English skills. Students are matched with a partner from a different country and practice English and learn about culture together!
  • What They’re Offering: Free to participate.

Read to Lead

  • What It Is: RTL is a self-directed way that youth can engage in learning. In one episode of game play, youth will read 500 words, spend 20-30 minutes reading, practice reading comprehension, enhance vocabulary, and more!
  • What They’re Offering: Unlimited free educator and student accounts as well as lesson plans, additional reading passages, and project based lessons.

ScienceMusicVideos

  • What It Is: An interactive AP Biology course with engaging content and interactive activities in the form of quizzes and flashcards to provide immediate reinforcement of the material. Teachers can assign portions of the course to their students, and track their progress. Or students can work independently and track their own progress!
  • What They’re Offering: Free teacher licenses good through July 1, 2020.

Science News

Seneca

  • What It Is: They use neuroscience and AI to help students learn 2x faster across 400+ free & exam board-specific courses.
  • What They’re Offering: They offer a free teacher platform that allows teachers to set assignments and monitor students’ progress.

Shmoop

  • What It Is:Thousands of free study guides, test prep, and video learning resources.
  • What They’re Offering:Free access to schools during closures.

Turnitin

  • What It Is: Turnitin is your partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading, and improve outcomes across disciplines.
  • What They’re Offering: Turnitin always offers free academic integrity-related classroom resources like the Source Credibility Guide and Paraphrasing Pack, as well as on-demand webinars like Teaching Time Management to 6th – 12th Graders.

UL Xplorlabs

  • What It Is: UL Xplorlabs is an educational platform designed to encourage middle school students to solve through science. The program showcases the science behind safety engineering through interactive videos, instructional experiences, hands-on classroom activities and creative challenges.
  • What They’re Offering: The resources are always free.

UWorld

  • What It Is: An online learning tool for high-stakes exams.
  • What They’re Offering: A free, full-length PSAT practice exam that familiarizes students with the format and content of the real test. Each question answered will provide the student with a detailed explanation of the answer choices to help students actively learn and retain concepts.

Vernier Software & Technology

  • What It Is: Resources include free trials to Vernier Video Analysis™ and Pivot Interactives, as well as more than 80 free experiments with sample data covering a large range of subjects. With these tools, teachers can help students form a deep understanding of key scientific concepts outside the classroom and laboratory.
  • What They’re Offering: Free remote learning solutions to keep students engaged in STEM during school closures.

VidCode

  • What It Is: VidCode is an online coding and computer science curriculum specifically for teens. It teaches JavaScript, web programming, design, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools can get access to VidCode’s course for free until at least May 2020. Contact them here.

Vocabbett

  • What It Is: SAT and ACT vocabulary prep through story form.
  • What They’re Offering: An entire freebies section that includes games, vocabulary-boosting short stories, and more.

World101

  • What It Is: A course that provides the basic knowledge on the issues, challenges, and opportunities that people face in today’s connected world.
  • What They’re Offering: Free course of multimedia modules that explains the fundamental concepts of international relations and foreign policy.

Zinc Learning Labs

  • What It Is: Online close reading instruction, leveled authentic texts with comprehension quizzes, and gamified vocabulary for grades 6-12.
  • What They’re Offering: Free use of our online literacy tools through the end of the school year.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

K-12 Online Learning Resources

 

Online Learning Resources

These sites have lesson plans and activities ready to go on a variety of subjects for any grade.

3P Learning

  • What It Is: Their range of software allows you to find, set and send activities to your students from anywhere—you just need a device and an internet connection.
  • What They’re Offering: Free access to their distance teaching software along with increased support to get schools up and running. Free weekly live webinars.

Achieve3000

  • What It Is: A comprehensive suite of digital solutions that significantly accelerate literacy and deepen learning across the content areas.
  • What They’re Offering: Achieve3000 Literacy at Home Digital provides access to engaging non-fiction articles at 3 reading levels. Sign up for a free account here.  Additionally, they are offering Literacy Printable Packets for students who do not have internet access at home.

Actively Learn

  • What It Is: Actively Learn works seamlessly with Google Classroom and provides thousands of engaging texts, videos, and simulations across ELA, Social Studies, and the Sciences paired with thoughtful instruction that challenge students and foster deep learning and critical thinking.
  • What They’re Offering: Actively Learn is always free for teachers and is making all paid school/district features free through the end of the school year.

Amplify Education

  • What It Is: To help educators and families, they’ve pulled from our top-rated programs to create a series of remote learning experiences that are high-quality, easy to use at home, and totally free.
  • What They’re Offering: Self-guided science and reading resources for including videos and novel guides.

Artful

  • What It Is: A passionate group of educators who know that young students with exposure to the arts become more inspired, creative global citizens. The creativity of the next generation will shape the future, and this creativity begins with arts education in K-12 schools.
  • What They’re Offering: Free Access for teachers to on-demand dance and theatre classes and resources from hundreds of world-renowned instructors like tWitch from The Ellen Show, Tiler Peck from New York City Ballet, Broadway professionals like Warren Carlyle, and more! We also have free classes that you can forward to your students as part of your online programs.

Ascend Math

  • What It Is: K-12 personalized online math instruction that provides each student with a unique study path through skills at each level. Individual study plans are prescriptive, adaptive, and automatically assigned
  • What They’re Offering: Schools can access Ascend Math for 300 students free through the end of the school year. Register here. Students working from home have full access to Ascend Math’s Flash Card Math.

Banzai

  • What It Is: Banzai is a financial education program that helps students learn the value of a dollar. There are real-life scenarios available in three interactive courses (3rd grade- 12th grade). The program includes tests, games, activities, an entire interactive library, embedded calculators, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: Banzai meets all state curriculum standards and is completely free to use.

Bookshare

  • What It Is: Bookshare is a FREE, federally funded library of 800,000+ accessible ebooks for students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy. The collection includes textbooks, educational materials, bestsellers, young adult, and children’s titles. Students can read on virtually any device in formats including audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and large font.
  • What They’re Offering: Bookshare is always free for schools and their qualified students with reading barriers

BoomWriter

  • What It Is: BoomWriter offers a variety of tools, features, and resources that lets teachers conduct fiction, nonfiction, and vocabulary-focused writing assignments. BoomWriter inspires students to write on any subject and integrates easily with existing curriculum. Try it for ELA, Social Studies/History, Science, and even Math.
  • What They’re Offering: Free writing app that helps teachers improve students’ writing skills.

Britannica

  • What It Is: Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies and Science are now available, for free, to every school across the United States. LaunchPacks supports virtual learning, independent study, and remote assessments across topics covered in the K-12 science and social studies curricula.
  • What They’re Offering: Free, emergency support and virtual-learning classroom resources to every school.

CCC Streaming Media

  • What It Is: CCC! Streaming Media helps students visualize the printed text and aids their understanding of complex concepts. The content has been vetted by educators and aligned to Common Core and state standards, and is supplemented with Teacher’s Guides, Student Activities, and Knowledge Checks (quizzes).
  • What They’re Offering: CCC! Streaming Media is free for teachers, schools or districts until the end of the current school year. To receive a login and password, contact bscivally@cccstreaming.com.

Century

  • What It Is: Century was designed as an intervention tool to identify and remedy gaps in a student’s education. It uses artificial intelligence to tailor the learning experience to the learner, much like an actual teacher in the classroom would.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools closed due to the outbreak can get free access to Century’s online learning resources. Click here to learn more.

CharacterStrong

  • What It Is: Offers K-12 social-emotional learning and character development curriculum and provides professional development training to help educators weave this work into the fabric of their schools.
  • What They’re Offering: Free digital resources that can be used for remote instruction, including a virtual toolkit, digital student assemblies, a virtual Whole Child Summit, and a 30 Days of Kindness Journal.

CK-12

  • What It Is: This collection of online learning resources covers pretty much every topic. Lessons include reading, activities, videos, and more to engage students. They also have free online textbooks.
  • What They’re Offering: CK-12 is always free for all users. Teachers can check it out here.

Classcraft

  • What It Is: Classcraft helps teachers maintain student interest and keep on track to reach their goals with tools that motivate them in a digital environment.
  • What They’re Offering: Classcraft is supporting educators in response to the coronavirus outbreak by offering free schoolwide licenses until the end of the school year, giving all teachers free access to Premium Quests (their popular tool for turning curriculum into a personalized learning adventure), free PD to help educators keep students motivated, and free How-to guide on remote learning. Learn more.

ClassHook

  • What It Is: ClassHook offers quality media clips on every conceivable topic. Pre-curated playlists make it easier to find what you need for the subject at hand.
  • What They’re Offering: Basic access is always free. Schools closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus can also get free access to ClassHook Premium. Learn how here.

CommonLit

  • What It Is: This site offers literary and non-fiction reading passages for grades 3-12. Teachers can assign reading and follow-up questions, and track student progress.
  • What They’re Offering: CommonLit always offers free accounts for teachers to use with their students. Sign up here.

Copyright & Creativity

  • What It Is: A full suite of free, K-12 resources for teaching kids about copyright and fair use. Resources include lesson plans, slides, videos, and infographics.
  • What They’re Offering: Free lessons and videos, along with teacher support.

Crabtree

  • What It Is: Crabtree Publishing Company is dedicated to producing high-quality books and educational products for K-9+.
  • What They’re Offering: FREE access to the Crabtree Complete eLibrary until June 30, 2020! Access over 2000 PreK-9+ curriculum nonfiction and fiction ebooks!

Critical Thinking Co. ™

Curriki

  • What It Is: Curriki provides teacher-vetted, open-resource lesson plans and materials on a wide array of subjects. It’s a good place to find online learning resources for students to use at home.
  • What They’re Offering: Curriki is always free to use. Sign up here.

Davis

  • What It Is: Davis creates superior art curriculum, engaging studio lessons, and valuable advocacy and classroom resources to power Art Educators. The digital platform is filled with a comprehensive collection of art lessons, studio experiences, and valuable resources for grades K-12. Davis Digital programs and resources are perfectly suited for teacher-guided, at-home learning, or self-guided exploration.
  • What They’re Offering: Davis is offering FREE Open Access to the Davis Digital Platform for art educators in North America. Teachers may access all of the eBooks as well as the library of 25,000 fine art images. Additionally, for those that require it, Davis is offering use of generic student accounts that will allow students to access the content from any computer or tablet with an Internet connection.

Discovery Education

  • What It Is: Discovery Education provides online textbooks, multimedia content, and professional development support for virtual classrooms and teachers. Daily DE offers supplemental learning activities, including virtual field trips and lessons, for both educators and parents that will update daily to align with a new educational theme.
  • What They’re Offering: U.S. schools can receive free access to Discovery Education Experience through the end of the school year. Learn more here.

Education Perfect

  • What It Is: EP Classroom provides a wide range of customizable online learning experiences. Their site notes that teachers in China and other affected areas have already been using their resources with great success for the last few weeks.
  • What They’re Offering: This platform is free for all users. Sign up here.

EVERFI

  • What It Is: EVERFI offers courses for K-12 on real-world topics like mental health, financial planning, career readiness, and more. 
  • What They’re Offering: These courses are always free for educators and students. Learn more here.

ExploreLearning

  • What It Is: Innovative math and science online solutions that are fun to use and really work. Gizmos®️, Reflex®️, and Science4Us®️ are used in classrooms in every state and over 50 countries worldwide.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources during the school closures. Learn more here.

Flinn Scientific

  • What It Is: Flinn Scientific has compiled many of their free activities, videos and other resources into one location for teachers to navigate through to help them as they teach science to students at home.
  • What They’re Offering: Free online resources.

Flocabulary 

  • What It is: Hip-hop videos and instructional activities that promote literacy and spark creativity.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus can request free access to Flocabulary and to remote-learning resources such as webinars and remote-learning guides. Here’s how

Follett

  • What It Is: Lightbox offers over 1,000 PreK-12 titles in science, social studies, language arts, math and more. AV2 World Languages features high-interest titles in 10 different languages with full audio support. Parents and students will find these resources interactive, easy to use and a great way for students to independently explore a new topic.
  • What They’re Offering: Free access to eBooks from Lightbox and AV2 World Languages through June 30, 2020.

Free Math App

  • What It Is: This no-frills site requires students to show their work on math problems, step-by-step. When it’s time to grade, you can take a look at their work to see exactly where things went wrong and correct problems quickly.
  • What They’re Offering: As the title says, this site is always free for teachers and students. Check it out here.

Gale

  • What It Is: Interdisciplinary, curriculum-aligned resources to support online learning from Pre-K through undergraduate; Live and on-demand training materials to help optimize existing resources; Professional development eBooks to help transition to and strengthen virtual learning and Authoritative Gale resources on health-related topics and global issues.
  • What They’re Offering: Free access to digital content and resources to enhance instruction and learning during this pandemic to help educators, students, librarians and parents. Learn more here.

Gamilab

  • What It Is: Turn learning into a game when you create online quizzes and learning experiences. Use their extensive question bank, plus upload your own as needed.
  • What They’re Offering: Gamilab is always free for everyone. Sign up here.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

  • What It Is: Digital Resources from George Washington’s Mount Vernon that can be incorporated into new online classroom settings.
  • What They’re Offering: Primary and secondary sources, videos, games, quizzes, activities, and lessons that can be completed independently or as a group.

H2O For Life

  • What It Is: Explore a variety of engaging lesson plans for students at every grade level. From science to math to music, students gain awareness for water in their community.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources.

Health World

  • What It Is: Online health and safety programming for elementary and middle schools. 
  • What They’re Offering: Programs for free to help support teachers online learning during the current COVID-19 related school shutdowns.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • What It Is: Learning activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for Grade K–12 kids
  • What They’re Offering: Always free!

InferCabulary

  • What It Is: InferCabulary is a web-based, research-backed, device-agnostic, K-12, fun, game-based, visual approach for teaching nuanced vocabulary that simultaneously improves students’ critical thinking skills. InferCabulary is the opposite of rote memorization of definitions—they mimic the act of avid readership so students deeply learn words and improve comprehension.
  • What They’re Offering: They are offering 2 months free access and are building a section to offer lessons that can be assigned to students grades 3-9.

inquirED

  • What It Is: inquirED believes in inquiry for all, and offers inquiry-based curriculum and professional development to help schools and districts make the shift to an inquiry-based model.
  • What They’re Offering: inquirED has created Together When Apart-a free inquiry-based distance learning curriculum.

InSync

  • What It Is: An online database of thousands of academic resources and activities, providing enrichment and learning strategies to K-12 students. Resources include all core subject areas, including Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies/History.
  • What They’re Offering: Completely free to parents and K-12 students and teachers impacted by the closures. To access the free version of InSync visit the site and click on Sign Up at the top of the screen. Then choose the Student or Parent role and enter FREE as your Sign Up Code and you’re on your way.

Islamic Networks Group (ING)

  • What It Is: For over 25 years, ING has supplemented education about Muslims and their faith, as well as studies on peoples of other religious and cultural backgrounds, in the context of social studies and world history content standards.
  • What They’re Offering: Their free back to school toolkit provides teachers, administrators and parents with valuable resources including guest speakers via webinar, lesson plans, and recorded webinars for creating a diverse and welcoming community and fostering safe and inclusive classrooms.

Izzit

  • What It Is: Watch a video on a subject, then use the teacher guide for discussion, take a quiz, or use the other online learning resources provided.
  • What They’re Offering: Izzit’s online courses are free. Teachers and students can sign up for a free account here.

Kahoot!

  • What It Is:  Do you Kahoot? Teachers have loved this fun online quiz game platform for years. Here’s why we’re into it.
  • What They’re Offering: Kahoot! Basic is free for educators and students, but they’re also currently offering their Premium distance learning tools for free. Learn more here.

Kami

  • What It Is: Kami is a PDF and document annotation app for schools. Think of it like digital pen and paper for interacting with your students.
  • What They’re Offering: Kami is offering free access to schools closed due to the outbreak. Contact them here.

Khan Academy

  • What It Is: Khan Academy is well-known for providing an incredibly wide range of lessons for students at every level. Chances are you’ll find at least some of what you need for your virtual classroom here.
  • What They’re Offering: Khan Academy is always free for all users. Sign up here.

Kognity

  • What It Is: Kognity has turned traditional textbooks into interactive online experiences with videos, animations, and automatically-corrected assessments.
  • What They’re Offering: Kognity is offering free access for all schools closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus. Contact them here.

Kuder Galaxy and Kuder Navigator

  • What It Is: Galaxy and Navigator are award-winning online career awareness, exploration, and planning systems for students in grades Pre-K through 12.
  • What They’re Offering: Through https://www.kuder.com/success-at-home/ they are offering free system access for students, free downloads including lesson plans and activity sheets, and free and discounted professional development courses for teachers, school counselors, and parents.

Lead4Change

  • What It Is: Based on the best-selling book, Taking People With You by Yum! Brands Co-Founder, Former Chairman and CEO David Novak, Lead4Change empowers students act, serve and make BIG things happen. Join the leadership movement today!
  • What They’re Offering: Free and includes ready to use lessons, videos and resources

Learning Keeps Going

  • What It Is: The COVID-19 Education Coalition is a diverse group of education organizations brought together by the ISTE/EdSurge team to curate, create and deliver high-quality tools, resources and support for educators and parents as they keep the learning going during extended school closures. They’ve gathered over 600 free, vetted resources and expert-sourced tools in one place that can be easily filtered by grade level, accessibility, languages and areas of interest to match your needs.
  • What They’re Offering: Free tech and resources for teachers and leaders.

Legends of Learning

  • What is it: Legends of Learning offers 2,000 3rd through 8th grade games and simulations correlated to state standards. Using their various assignment options, teachers can create custom playlists, or have a playlist built for them with a top-rated game.
  • What They’re Offering: In addition to all of its free games, Legends is providing its premium custom assessments, scheduling features, data/analytics, and training/support for all schools affected by closures for free for the rest of the year. Visit their site, with links at the top for both schools and parents: https://www.legendsoflearning.com/  

Lexile Word Lists

  • What It Is: Lexile WordLists, based on the top science, math, socials studies and ELA textbook programs in grades 1-12, were created to address vocabulary gaps and prepare students for the academic words they will encounter in their learning.
  • What They’re Offering: Free access to this online tool on the Lexile and Quantile Hub to help learners build a strong vocabulary foundation.

Listenwise

  • What It Is: Listenwise teaches students to be better listeners, using podcasts and comprehension questions and quizzes.
  • What They’re Offering: Any school closed due to the outbreak can get access to Listenwise Premium for free. Learn more here.

Mackin

  • What It Is: A very robust Distance Learning Essentials web page for people to gather free information and content.
  • What They’re Offering: 17,000 free eBooks to assist schools with Distance Learning.

MAD-Learn

  • What It Is: MAD-learn’s web-based mobile app development tool is a holistic set of modules for students to experience the software development lifecycle firsthand.
  • What They’re Offering: Their program (MAD-learn) for free to any student, parent, or educator to use during COVID-19 school closures. Get your free access here.

Merge

  • What It Is: Merge develops the award-winning Merge Cube, Headset, Miniverse and EDU Platform. Their product ecosystem is an all-in-one, curriculum-aligned AR/VR solution for classrooms, libraries, STEM labs and makerspaces. These hands-on digital learning tools accelerate understanding, deepen engagement, and let you do the impossible.
  • What They’re Offering: Merge has created a remote learning resource center where students can print and build their own paper Merge Cube, then download free Merge EDU apps for hands-on augmented reality experiences. Even younger students can complete activities with accessibility features like Immersive Reader. With over 10 different languages, students from all over the world can continue learning wherever they are.

Miniland

  • What It Is: Free digital educational resources platform that connects educators and students through Real and Digital play.
  • What They’re Offering: Save time, find over 150 free toolkits, ready to use in your classroom.

MusicFirst

  • What It Is: This is the only online learning management system for teaching music at all age levels. Band practice might be off the table for now, but students can still work on theory, notation, sight-reading and more.
  • What They’re Offering: If your school is closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus, you can receive free access to the entire MusicFirst system for the duration. Find out more.

myON & myON News by Renaissance

  • What It Is: Working to support students during unexpected school closures, Renaissance is offering several free programs including myON and myON News that enable students to access a digital library and literacy activities to complete assignments remotely.
  • What They’re Offering: To further assist educators, they’ve curated a list of additional free resources that includes implementation guides, learning activities, family letters, and the 2020 What Kids Are Reading report to make the best use of their Renaissance programs to support student learning outside of school.

Nasco

  • What It Is: A collection of FREE, easy-to-deploy digital options to help keep the learning going. Nasco Educate.com has lesson plans and webinars across all core subject areas. STEM Fuse offers lesson plans from the STEM Fuse IT Exploration curriculum. Knowledgehook offers individual and group math support.
  • What They’re Offering: All resources are free. 

National Geographic

  • What It Is: Collections of activities that have been curated for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K–12 learners. Separated by grades and subjects, there’s something for everyone.
  • What They’re Offering: The resources are free and they invite you to join their Educator Community to ask questions, share resources, and connect.

Nearpod

  • What It Is: Choose from a wide range of prepared interactive lessons for all grade levels, or create your own if you can’t find what you need. Assess students on the spot and get real-time feedback from them too.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools closed due to the outbreak can request free access to Nearpod. Here’s how.

News-O-Matic

  • What It Is: News-O-Matic features five daily news stories specifically for kids, written at a variety of reading levels from grades K through 8. Every story is translated by native speakers from English into Spanish, French, and Arabic. And all these texts, at all levels and languages, are read out loud so kids can listen along. Teachers have access to a special dashboard to track students’ reading progress, change their reading levels, and see students’ answers to comprehension questions for each article.
  • What They’re Offering: Teachers and students can access News-O-Matic for free through June 30. News-O-Matic can be accessed by web or mobile. Get free access.

NoRedInk

  • What It Is: NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.
  • What They’re Offering: Their site is always free.

Open Middle

  • What It Is: A series of free math problems with “open middle” solutions.
  • What They’re Offering: Free worksheets K-12.

PBS Learning Media

  • What It Is: This site uses curated PBS videos along with lesson plans, interactive materials, and more to cover lots of subjects in an engaging fashion.
  • What They’re Offering: PBS Learning Media is always free for teachers. Sign up here.

PenPal Schools

  • What It Is: Schools that have already closed for weeks note that students quickly become lonely outside the classroom. PenPal Schools not only lets you engage your own students, but those from around the world, on a wide variety of subjects.
  • What They’re Offering: PenPal Schools is free. Learn how to sign up here.

PhET Interactive Simulations

  • What It Is: A collection of over 150 free math and science simulations, along with over 2,000+ sim-based lessons, for actively engaging students in STEM learning. Simulations are available in 80+ languages.
  • What They’re Offering: PhET is always free for all users.

Pixton EDU

  • What It Is: A web-app that gives teachers and students a unique way to create stories, demonstrate learning, and enhance writing assignments – in any subject – through digital comics. Users can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English, Art or any other subject. They can also choose images from popular content, books and movies like The Hunger Games or The Outsiders, plus other topics like the solar system, black history, or the environment – all Common Core aligned.
  • What They’re Offering: All-access for free for 30 days during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more here.

Quill.org

  • What It Is: Quill offers a set of diagnostic assessments and independent practice activities that focus on grammar, sentence construction and other writing and literacy skills. All the while, Quill provides teachers with free, in-depth data reports on student performance.
  • What They’re Offering: In light of the school closures, Quill.org is providing Free Quill Premium to all and has compiled remote learning resources for teachers and students.

Random House

  • What It Is: Random House offers lesson plans to teachers for books for elementary school, middle school, and high school students.
  • What They’re Offering: Discussion guides, activities, and more available for FREE to download.

Reading Horizons

  • What It Is: Teachers and parents can keep their child’s reading instruction moving forward with Reading Horizons’ library of virtual webinars and lessons.
  • What They’re Offering: They also offer a free PD course that helps teachers master the art of effective reading instruction in the most flexible format possible.

ReadTheory

  • What It Is: ReadTheory’s offers a vast library of reading comprehension content that fosters improvement by automatically meeting learners at their own, individual ability levels. Find passages and prompts for students to answer.
  • What They’re Offering: ReadTheory is always free.

ReadWorks

  • What It Is: Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles, and create online assignments with them.
  • What They’re Offering: Free content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Red Nose Day

  • What It Is: Help students in Grades 2-5 build empathy while practicing core ELA and math skills, using our Everyday Heroes classroom routines and downloadable lessons tied to key teaching moments throughout the year — 100th Day of School, National Reading Month and April Fool’s Day. Educational videos help students understand how poverty impacts children around the world, and how Red Nose Day helps.
  • What They’re Offering: Resources are always free.

RoboKind

  • What It Is: RoboKind’s virtual coding course will help districts provide elementary and middle school students with engaging computer science content during this unexpected period of school closures.
  • What They’re Offering: RoboKind is offering free virtual coding software. Districts who have announced or are anticipating potential COVID-19 related school closures can click here to learn more.

Rosen Publishing Group

  • What It Is: Whether students are learning to read or reading to learn, they can easily access hundreds of age-appropriate books across various topics and content areas with a simple login and selection by using their epointplus digital delivery.
  • What They’re Offering: Free access to 2,000 fiction and nonfiction curated eBooks for independent reading and to enhance instruction while schools are closed. Register here.

Rozzy

  • What It Is: Rozzy Learning has engaging lesson plans and other resources for science, social studies, math, and STEM for K-8th grade.
  • What They’re Offering: Free lessons for teachers during school closures. A specific list of lessons have been designated for virtual learning. Learn more.

Sadlier School

  • What It Is: Online printable resources for math, ELA, grammar, and more. 
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources for parents, teachers, and students. K–12 English Language Arts and K–8 Math. Learn more here.

Science Buddies

  • What It Is: A hands-on STEM education nonprofit with a library of over 1500 STEM activities, science projects, and STEM lesson plans. Students do not need to register or input any private information to access and it is 100% free to everyone.
  • What They’re Offering: In addition to all of their usual free offerings, Science Buddies is adding daily to its STEM activities focusing on video and written instructions for fun hands-on experiments that can be done with things already around the house.

Seterra

  • What It Is: Seterra offers online geography quizzes. You can also create your own custom quizzes.
  • What They’re Offering: Seterra is free to use. Schools affected by COVID-19/coronavirus can get 6 months of Seterra bonus features for free. Find out how.

Slido for Education

  • What It Is: This brand-new virtual classroom platform integrates PowerPoint, Zoom video webinars, and Slido quizzes into one streamlined package.
  • What They’re Offering: Slide is offering free access to its Advanced Education package for students and teachers until July 1, 2020. Contact them to find out more.

SMART Learning Suite

  • What It Is: SMART Learning Suite is a virtual classroom platform that easily integrates everything you already have on Google Drive or in Microsoft documents. You can add videos and other online resources as needed.
  • What They’re Offering: Teachers and students can access SMART Learning Suite for free for the rest of the school year. Learn how.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

  • What It Is: Teachers have access to millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: Free to use.

ST Math

  • What It Is: ST Math uses the Spatial-Temporal patented approach, manipulating objects in space and time. The program starts by teaching the foundational concepts visually, then connects the ideas to the symbols, language, and robust discourse. 
  • What They’re Offering: ST Math is currently free for parents, schools, and districts during the school closures. Learn more here.

stemConnect

  • What It Is: A classroom resource to connect students with experts in industry and academia around the state focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
  • What They’re Offering: A free video library of recorded presentations led by Florida-based experts who talk about the applications of STEM in various high-tech careers.

Studycat

  • What It Is: Studycat enables safe and convenient home learning of foreign languages, literacy, and critical thinking via an online app.
  • What They’re Offering: In support of families affected by coronavirus-related school disruption, they are giving away free use of the Fun Series language learning apps for 30 days.

Study Island

  • What It Is: K-12 Standards-Based Practice and Preparation
    Study Island provides standards-based practice, test preparation, and formative assessments in grades K-12. Students get feedback to guide their learning and educators get immediate data to determine who needs intervention and who is ready to move on.
  • What They’re Offering: Two month free trial.

TCI

  • What It Is: A K-12 publishing company that creates science and social studies curriculum to enable educators to improve their ability to engage students in a diverse classroom.
  • What They’re Offering: TCI’s online platform is now available to all teachers and students to use whether or not they are a current customer. Teachers can email their support team to get free access to their platform via info@teachtci.com.

TeachingBooks

  • What It Is: Enjoy 172,555 resources tied to children’s and young adult books. Find read-alouds, virtual story times, reader’s advisories, interview, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: Free and open through September 15th!

TeachRock

  • What It Is: Established by musician and activist Steven Van Zandt, TeachRock provides teachers across the country with a unique and effective way to engage at-risk students across disciplines.
  • What They’re Offering: Multidimensional curriculum free for teachers.

Twig Education

  • What It Is: Twig offers a variety of tools including twig Science tools for elementary school students, twig Secondary for grades 6-12, and free grade-level packets for distance learning.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources. Click here for specific details.

Tyto Online

  • What It Is: With Tyto Online, students solve authentic science problems as they learn, using a video game to power their experience. ‘Tyto Online’ is NGSS-aligned, covering life science and some Earth and space science. https://www.tytoonline.com
  • What They’re Offering: A free 60-day subscription for all new registrants. Teachers and homeschoolers can track students’ progress using a learning dashboard, and can assign specific content. Students can also progress through all game content at their own pace.

Virtual School Day by Varsity Tutors

  • What It Is: Provides students with 20 hours of free live, online instruction each week. Each class is led by an expert tutor with experience in the course topic, as well as familiarity with virtual instruction. Classes refresh weekly, with age-appropriate options for grades K-12.
  • What They’re Offering: The resources are totally free. Just sign up so they can manage class sizes!

Voces Digital

  • What It Is: These online learning resources are specifically for those who teach French, Spanish, and ESL. Students get audio and video, interactive writing and speaking exercises, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools closed due to the outbreak can get free access to Voces Digital for their teachers and students until June 30, 2020. Contact them here.

The White House Historical Association

  • What It Is: During this difficult time, the Rubenstein Center for White House History offers a wide variety of educational resources for learners of all ages. Content includes classroom resource packets, reading lists, virtual tours of the White House, short educational videos, historical essays, and a digital library of White House and presidential images.
  • What They’re Offering: Free to all.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Remote Learning and Virtual Classroom Platforms + Professional Development

 

Online Learning Resources Google Classroom

These sites allow you to follow your existing lesson plans by creating your own online learning resources. Some also provide the platforms you need to host virtual interactive multimedia classrooms.

Bloomz

  • What It Is: With Bloomz, teachers and schools save time by having all the tools they need to communicate with today’s parents and students in one easy-to-use (and free) app.
  • What They’re Offering: Bloomz is opening its premium platform for schools everywhere to use for the remainder of the semester. Learn more here.

Boclips

  • What It is: An educational video company with a streaming platform for teachers. Boclips has been created as a safe, easy way for teachers to use video with their students. It comes with the largest library of short-form educational videos, as well as ready-made lesson planning resources, without the dangers of open video platforms.
  • What They’re Offering: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Boclips has put together a toolkit of remote learning resources for teachers whose schools have closed. This includes videos from their library, strategy sheets, video integration ideas, resources on differentiated instruction, and training videos. Teachers can access these resources by filling in this form.

Book Creator

Buncee

  • What It Is: This online learning resources platform gives teachers the ability to create online lessons, boards for students to share their thoughts and work, and collaborative learning spaces. It provides teachers the ability to easily communicate with kids and parents, too. 
  • What They’re Offering: Buncee offers free online access to any school closed due to the outbreak. Click here to learn more.

Capti Voice

  • What It Is: Capti Voice is an online text-to-speech platform. They provide remote assessment, accommodation, and reading support for students with disabilities.
  • What They’re Offering: Greatly reduced cost licenses to schools affected by the COVID-19 closures.

ClassDojo

  • What It Is: Not using ClassDojo yet? Now’s the time to start! This school communication tool makes it easy to stay in touch and track student progress too.
  • What They’re Offering: ClassDojo is always free for teachers. Sign up here.

Conover Academy

  • What It Is: Life Skills Academy is based on the concept of video modeling, where users watch someone do the desired behavior and then they do it.
  • What They’re Offering: Our Life Skills Academy program free for the next 3 months to help with school closures using code: FREE3MONTHS

Deck Toys

  • What It Is: This platform helps teachers create and share online lessons using their easy tools. The ability to offer differentiated paths within the same lesson is a nice feature. 
  • What They’re Offering: This site is always free, but requires teachers and students to have Google or Microsoft accounts. Learn more.

EdModo

  • What It Is: Communicate with students, share documents and assignments, and provide collaborative space with this platform. EdModo also offers good resources for helping you understand how to make distance learning work for your students.
  • What They’re Offering: EdModo is always free for teachers, parents, and students. Sign up here.

EdPuzzle

  • What It Is: This site lets you create interactive online lessons using a video clip of your choice. It provides accountability and tracking for student progress, too.
  • What They’re Offering: Basic plans are always free, and they’re offering additional resources to schools closed due to COVID-19/coronavirus. Contact them here.

Edulastic

  • What It Is:Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. It allows teachers to make their own assessments and assignments or choose from over 35,000 pre-made assessments.
  • What They’re Offering: Edulastic always offers Free-Forever Teacher accounts. They’re also offering free access to some Premium features through July 1, 2020. Learn more here.

Eduplanet

  • What It Is: Teachers can access a collection of learning paths from some of the most well-known thought leaders in education covering topics such as Understanding by Design Habits of Mind, Social Emotional Learning, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, Personalized Learning, and Growth Mindset.
  • What They’re Offering: Free virtual professional learning from now until June 30, 2020.

Explain Everything Whiteboard

  • What It Is: Create interactive lessons and collaborative spaces for your virtual classroom with these real-time tools.
  • What They’re Offering: Schools closed due to the outbreak can get free extended access. Contact them here.

FlipGrid

  • What It Is: Students and teachers record short videos to document and share their learning on a subject. It’s kind of like social media for learning, and it’s a great way to stay in touch.
  • What They’re Offering: FlipGrid is always free for educators with a Google or Microsoft account. Sign up here.

Genially

  • What It Is: Genially offers interactive visual communication tools to create presentations, interactive images, infographics, and more.
  • What They’re Offering: Many of their premium templates and resources are now available for free, for everyone. Learn more about their offerings here.

Google Classroom

  • What It Is: Many teachers have already started using this readily-available resource for their classrooms. These tools are going to become even more valuable as schools convert to distance learning. There’s a lot to explore here, but most of it is easy to use, so don’t be afraid to dive in.
  • What They’re Offering: Google Classroom is always free, but if it’s new to you, we recommend this quick overview guide.

Habyts

  • What It Is: Control student screens during remote instruction while keeping students focused, accountable and motivated at home. Habyts allows parents 24/7 visibility of screen time and school-assigned tasks, targets, goals, and rewards.
  • What They’re Offering: Habyts is providing the free use of School Habyts to support distance and online learning, without distractions. Learn more here.

Hapara

  • What It Is: Get the most out of Google Classroom and other Google tools with this platform. They offer webinars and other resources to help teachers create and manage the best virtual classrooms.
  • What They’re Offering: Hapara is providing free access to schools affected by COVID-19/coronavirus through June 2020. Contact them here.

Impero Education Pro

  • What It Is: A powerful cross-platform product that combines tools for online safety, teacher control, and real time monitoring and session tracking for student devices.
  • What They’re Offering: Impero Education Pro is available for free for the remainder of the school year to districts that do not already have remote monitoring software in place.

Kapwing

  • What It Is: A collaborative online image and video editor with a cloud storage Workspace. Teachers can make video lessons to send to students for remote learning. Students can work together on a group project. Classrooms can share multimedia projects with each other.
  • What They’re Offering:Free to educators whose schools are affected by the CoVid-19 closures. Teachers can sign up here.

Loop

  • What It Is: A web and mobile app that provides private student to teacher feedback to a group/class question, so teachers can understand how their students are doing and offer support, with optional anonymity features. It’s available on any device.
  • What They’re Offering: Loop is always free for teachers. Additionally, schools can access the platform with inclusions for understanding student and teacher experience, with all fees waived until 31 July 2020.

ManagedMethods

  • What It Is: A G Suite and Office 365 data security and student safety platform that gives K-12 IT full visibility and control into the data being stored. The platform monitors G Suite, Office 365, and email apps 24/7/365 for cybersecurity threats and student safety risks, to help keep sensitive data secure and students safe.
  • What They’re Offering: K-12 school districts free access to our platform for 60 days to help IT teams and districts protect students and staff online. Click here to learn more.

Osmo

  • What It Is: Projector App helps teachers project their real word notes onto a professional-looking, virtual blackboard.
  • What They’re Offering: Free to use and they are giving away 100 sets of proprietary technology to educators who need them.

Parlay

  • What It Is: It’s hard to hold class discussions with no class, right? That’s where this site comes in. It provokes and encourages thoughtful conversations among students online.
  • What They’re Offering: Parlay is free for all schools through at least April 30. Existing paid users can get a code to make their accounts free until then too. Learn more here.

Pronto

  • What It Is: Pronto is a communications hub that connects people via chat and video. It’s one option for hosting a virtual classroom.
  • What They’re Offering: Pronto is free for educators at this time. Request your free access here.

SmartMusic

  • What It Is: Keep your music students practicing at home with this online music classroom. You can track student progress, and they’ll get instant feedback from the online tools. 
  • What They’re Offering: SmartMusic is offering free access through June 30, 2020 for all schools impacted by the outbreak. Contact them here.

SmartLab

  • What It Is: More than just a computer, classroom, STEM kits or a project, SmartLabs are a comprehensive and immersive solution.
  • What They’re Offering: 8 weeks of free access to online K-12 curriculum. To gain access, fill out the form where you will get an automatic email with the login information and tutorials to navigating the learning portal. 

start.me

  • What It Is: Start.me enables teachers to create an easy start hub for their classroom. This start hub makes it easy for students to access all their educational resources and tools.
  • What They’re Offering: The basic version is already free, but they are also offering the PRO version also for free to all educators around the world.

StudyBee

  • What It Is: StudyBee is a grading and student feedback system that extends Google Classroom functionality, with the ability to link assignments to custom or standardized educational objectives from the US.
  • What They’re Offering: Free access until August 2020.

Sutori

  • What It Is: A collaborative presentation tool used for all grade levels and works perfectly for the remote classroom.
  • What They’re Offering: Free subscriptions to teachers and schools affected by COVID-19 closures. To receive free subscriptions, teachers and schools have to email help@sutori.com and they will get them setup.

Symbaloo

  • What It Is: An online bookmarker for educators. Committed to making personalized learning and educational technology easily accessible for everyone, everywhere.
  • What They’re Offering: PRO version to all educators at no cost for the duration of the school closings caused by the coronavirus. Existing users can upgrade to PRO with no additional charge, and educators without existing accounts can sign up for free.

Webex

  • What It Is: Companies across the world use Webex to keep their teams in contact remotely. They offer lots of tools that are ideal for taking your classes online.
  • What They’re Offering: Webex is offering free access to all schools right now, along with resources and tips on using it as a virtual classroom. Learn more here.

Wooclap

  • What It Is: Rather than fighting smartphones, Wooclap turns them into an exceptional learning tool. Wooclap is a free tool to help maintain interactivity and effective pedagogy. Their goal is to capture the attention of students to improve their learning whether they’re in the classroom or at home taking an online course.
  • What They’re Offering: Wooclap has made their tools free and unlimited access for K-12 & Higher ed. Learn more here.

Zoom

  • What It Is: Project your lessons in group settings with zoom. You can even record the sessions for students who need to review later. This video and audio conferencing tool has a chat functionality where students can ask questions as you teach.
  • What They’re Offering: In certain countries affected by the virus, Zoom is lifting its 40-minute time limit for the free Basic accounts. Learn more here.

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Professional Development & Training

These sites assist with continuing professional development and curriculum for teachers.

Edmentum Courses

  • What It Is: Edmentum can help your district ensure teachers can continue teaching virtually using their standards-aligned curriculum through their Edmentum Capacity Assistance Program (E-CAP).
  • What They’re Offering: Two Free Edmentum Courses

Illuminate Education

  • What It Is: Professional learning resources for teachers on remote learning, including webinars and how-to articles, all available online.
  • What They’re Offering: Free for educators.

Nomadic

  • What It Is: Digital learning pioneer launching Remote Work Boot Camp to help newly remote folks get better equipped to face our current working reality.
  • What They’re Offering: Free to nonprofits.

Outschool

  • What It Is: Live webinars, advice, learning solutions and experienced help from Outschool, the top-rated provider of interactive online classes for students aged 3-18.
  • What They’re Offering: Learn to teach online. Sign up for a free webinar taught by highly qualified K-12 educators with years of online teaching experience.

Vista Higher Learning

  • What It Is: Vista Higher Learning offers a number of valuable resources to help K-16 language educators during this time of great uncertainty and change. Find webinars from fellow educators on how to transition to remote teaching, content that parents or educators can use at home, and free 90-day Teacher Access to all online VHL products.
  • What They’re Offering: Free resources and education.

What online learning resources have we missed? Email resources@weareteachers.com with your additions and we will regularly update. (Note: we have seen an influx of requests and are taking up to 48 hours to add. If you submit with the above format and let us know your category, you will likely be added faster. Thank you for your patience!)

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