FREE EDUCATIONAL

RESOURCES

Here are some accessible resources you can use for schooling at home for a variety of different subjects and interests. If we're missing any here, send us your favorite online educational resources below!

NEW Resources Added and Updated June 17th!

Mystery Science

Subject(s): All science subjects

Grade level: K - 5th

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource: 

Educational videos and hands-on activities that are engaging and fun!


Notes: 

FREE! No sign-up necessary. However, there a limited number free subscriptions being offered, and there are less than 900 left. So HURRY!

The Homeschool Mom

Subject(s): Everything, including coding and foreign languages

Grade level: Pre-K through college

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Incredible resource for temporary, lock-down homeschooling moms who are new to it all. This site has resources to guide your whole life, including print-outs to keep kids on a homeschool schedule, quarantine shopping & dinner guides, safe “school-trips” with social distancing, free online classes, etc. 

Notes:

This site is geared towards women who are schooling their kids at home. The best part is, this is not a site for only experienced homeschoolers. 
Most of the content is Coronavirus specific, for new, temporary homeschooling moms. 
It includes tons of resources like print outs for at-home schedules to help keep the kids on a routine (and save mom’s sanity), there are quarantine shopping and dinner guides, field trips that abide by safe social-distancing, and tons of blog posts that cover topics from schooling defiant teens to keeping toddlers occupied. There are links to free online courses, etc. You may have to subscribe for a lot of the content, but nothing seems to have any cost at all. All you need to do is prove your kids’ school is closed. 

Amazing Educational Resources

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: Pre-K through college

Special needs: Yes

Non-English: Yes

Type of resource:

A continually updated page of educational resources that are free for kids being schooled at home

Notes:

Way too many entries to vet, but this page of resources is searchable by grade level and subject and covers everything. There are resources for kids and parents alike, including for those who are special needs or non-English speakers. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR NEW ENTRIES ON THE SITE!

National School Choice

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: K-12

Special needs: Yes

Non-English: Yes

 

Type of resource: 

Free, varied resources for all kids home from school for Coronavirus. Includes access to communication software (such as Zoom), lessons, special education help, etc. 

Notes:

Scroll down on the site and select from a menu of FREE resources in these categories: •    Online Communication Platforms 
•    Platforms to Create Interactive Presentations 
•    ELA Resources 
•    Foreign Languages/English as a Second Language 
•    Math Resources 
•    Social Studies Resources 
•    Science Resources 
•    Special Education Resources 
•    STEM Resources 
•    Multi-Subject Resources 
•    Additional Resources 

Duolingo

Subject(s): ESL & Foreign Languages

Grade level: 1st grade - College

Special needs: No

Non-English: Yes

Type of resource:

Free foreign language activities, stories, quizzes, etc.

Notes:

Duolingo is a fun way to learn a new language at your own pace, whether you are a kid or an adult. English speakers have 35 different options and there are 27 other native language options. Non-English speakers can learn ESL or can learn another language that they choose!

Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids

Subject(s): Earth Sciences

Grade level: Middle School

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource: 

Webinars and activities teaching kids about marine animals and their habitats


Notes: 

These free webinars are geared towards middle school kids. Kids can access the recordings of these webinars, which are 45-60 mins. In length. They teach about the marine habitat and animals, with relevant after-lesson activities.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Subject(s): All subjects

Grade level: Pre K - Middle School

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource: 

Free tips, activities, lessons, videos, etc. to help you school your kid(s) at home!


Notes: 

Simply enter your email address to gain access to the site! Provides a free a 4-week plan to teach and occupy kids in Pre-K through Middle school. Plenty of fun, educational assignments to help parents school kids at home!

PBS Kids

Subject(s): All subjects

Grade level: Pre-K through 3rd

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Lessons, activities, tips, and games for kids and their parents!

Notes:

This free resource provides weekly lessons, chore printouts, a guide to speaking with your kids about racism and diversity, educational activities and even tips to help parents celebrate a kids birthday while practicing social distancing!

Coronavirus Parents

Subject(s) NA

Grade level NA

Special needs NA

Non-English NA

Type of resource Facebook Support Group

Notes A Facebook group for parents, by parents, who are committed to supporting each other through the coronavirus pandemic. We aim to help each other navigate school closures, childcare needs, social isolation, and other pressing concerns for kids and parents.

IXL

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: Pre K- 12th

Special needs: Yes

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Free, fun, interactive quizzes and activities.

Notes:

IXl offers engaging lessons in all subjects up to calculus, identifying thesis statements, etc! The visual nature of the lower grade lessons make it a perfect learning tool for kids on the autistic spectrum, as well!

Education.com

Subject(s): Math, reading, writing, science, social studies, etc.

Grade level: Pre K - 5th

Special needs: Yes

Non-English: Yes

Type of resource: 

Free printouts, lesson plans, games and more to keep kids learning though the summer.


Notes: 

There is a special section for kids that are learning the English language and many of the

Scholastic Student Activities

Subject(s): All subjects

Grade level: Pre-K through 8th

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

All the necessary resources that allow you to educate and occupy your kids like a “real” teacher!

Notes:

This free site provides tons of engaging lessons and activities to keep kids reading, learning, occupied, and having fun! Includes teaching tips for moms too!

Home Educator

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: K- 5th

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

A complete set of curriculum for homeschooling, Free through June 30th. Also includes invaluable tips and a Facebook support group for the moms!

Notes:

An incredible resource to take all the stress off of moms! Whether your public school provides curriculum or not, this site offers everything necessary to homeschool kids grades K-5, for FREE through June 30th. Free daily projects, lesson plans, instructional videos for the parents, and a place to share experiences, get tips and tricks from others, and socialize (virtually, of course!)

If you have trouble viewing this site on a FireFox browser, try Chrome instead!

Spectrum

Subject(s): NA

Grade level: NA

Special needs: NA

Non-English: NA

Type of resource Free Internet

Notes Free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi service. May need to sign up for Spectrum with a contract and will receive first 2 months free. Offer available through June 30th.

Udemy

Subject(s): Infinite!

Grade level: 1st grade - College

Special needs: No

Non-English: Yes

Type of resource:

Offers tons of free courses (some are paid) in every subject (academic or non academic learning!) in tons of languages!

Notes:

Take free courses including classes in these subjects:

  •   Web Development

  •   Business

  •   Finance & Accounting

  •   IT & Software

  •   Office Productivity

  •   Personal Development

  •   Design

  •   Marketing

  •   Lifestyle

  •   Arts and Crafts

  •   Home Improvement

  •   Photography

  •   Health & Fitness

  •   Music

  •   Learning about Teaching

AND MUCH MORE!

Guaranteed to keep any person learning and occupied, kids and parents alike! The subjects are endless!

Purple Math

Subject(s): Math

Grade level: 5th - College

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource: 

Written instructions and videos teaching various math topics and even covering prep for standardized tests. 


Notes: 

FREE! No subscription necessary. Has homeschooling guide. A great resource for SAT studying!

SparkNotes

Subject(s): Science, Math, Literature, History, Government, and MORE!

Grade level: 1st through college

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Written lessons and practice problems in tons of subjects!

 

Notes: 

Everybody knows that Sparknotes.com deals with literature instruction, but they also have an “other subjects” part of their website that provides instruction in subjects that include:

•    Math
•    Biology
•    Economics
•    U.S. Government
•    Sociology
•    Chemistry
•    Physics
•    Computer Science
•    History
•    Sociology 
•    … and tons more!

The topics covered are almost infinite! The resources go on and on. 

Mo Willems

Subject(s): Art

Grade level: K- 5th

Special needs: Yes (kids can work at their own ability!)

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Instructions for kids to create and share art in a virtual group

Notes:

For Lunch Doodles, kids watch 15 free videos instructing them on crafts and drawings. They can then share their work with a community of kids who are also taking the “class.”

There is also a team-up of Mo Willems and Yo Yo Ma to create a doodling playlist for kids. Not to mention a make-your-own game board that teaches kids how to be thankful!

EdX

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: Middle school - College

Special needs: No

Non-English: Yes

Type of resource:

Free online courses in tons of subjects and languages

Notes:

EdX offers online classes from top universities around the world (including Harvard!)

Courses are offered in over 30 subject categories, including test prep and some classes for kids younger than middle school. Some classes may start at different dates.

Khan Academy Kids

Subject(s): Reading, Math, Writing & Language skills

Grade level: Pre K - 2nd grade

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Free app that provides kids with learning resources and an age-appropriate library.

Notes:

Khan Academy Kids can be downloaded on any mobile device. It allows parents to adjust age level and learning path, so that kids are always reading books and completing activities that are appropriate for their increasing skills. Offers tips for parents and print-outs, also!

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