Learning Resources & Tools

Scholastic Learn at Home
5 days of free lessons ready right now. 15 more are rumored to be in the works.

Game-based math for grades 5-10. Free for students and teachers for 60 days (or longer if your school is still closed).

Easy-to-use, online coding platform for kids. Free until May.

ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy & ReadingIQ
Interactive online learning. Must be activated by your school before students can gain access. Free until further notice.

Breakout EDU
Escape-room style online learning games. multiple subjects and grade levels. Free games/lessons are listed at breakoutedu.com/funathome

Discovery Education
Standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms. Includes digital textbooks, multimedia and professional development. Free until the end of the school year.

High quality podcasts and lesson collections for ELA, Social Studies and Science. Free for parents and teachers through May 31.

Tools designed to help struggling learners catch up to their grade-level peers. Must be activated by your school before students can gain access. Free for the rest of the year.

Test orem, essay help and math help designed to reduce stress for students with learning anxiety. Free through May 31 with written request to support@shmoop.com.

Curriculum/lessons for improving reading comprehension. Reading material/passages, quizzes, vocabulary and more. Free all the time. Donations suggested.

2Simple | Purple Mash & Serial Mash
Open-ended tools for students to learn coding, writing, math and more in a hands-on, creative way. Free until your school reopens.

Local Resources

Many communities are offering services for residents too. Our local library is giving away free digital library cards (for ebooks). One of our favorite bakeries is offering free cake decorating classes via webinar. And, the bagel shop down the road is giving away free food for anyone who needs or asks. To find out what might be available in your area, you can look in these places:

City & County Websites and/or Social Media Pages

Local Library Website and/or Social Media

Area Music & Arts Associations
(symphonies, museums, playhouses, etc.)

Community Facebook Groups
(search for your city/county and see what pops up!)

To find even more resources and share experiences with other teachers, check out the Amazing Educational Resources Group on Facebook or visit their website for an even more thorough list of resources being offered to educators during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Music, Arts, Media & Games

The Louvre
Free virtual tours broken into bite-sized sections.

Metropolitan Museum of Art | MetKids
Images and video from the museum with kid-friendly explanations. Suggested for ages 7-12. Always free.

Virtual Field Trips
Video field trips aligns to states’ educational standards. Free 60-day membership or longer if needed).

New England Aquarium
Free virtual visits. Both live and recorded options.

Stream hit Broadway shows and musicals in HD. Free for 7 days.

The Metropolitan Opera (The Met)
Streaming a different opera every night. Schedule currently runs through March 22.

Seattle Symphony
Streaming recorded concerts free. See their website for updated performance days/times.

Live Streams & Virtual Concerts (Billboard artists)
Many musicians are taking their performances to social media. (John Legend played live on Instagram yesterday. Charlie Puth released a performance today on Facebook.) Visit Billboard.com for an ongoing, updated list.

Live Streams & Virtual Concerts (Classical, Symphonic and Folk)
Classical music has been shown to improve test scores and reduce anxiety and right now you can listen to top artists online for free. NPR published an extensive list of performances this week.

Teaching Resources

Teach from Home – A Google Resource Center
A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Digital instructional suite that helps teachers with virtual classroom management. It plays well with G-Suite applications too. Free until the end of June.

Remote learning platform with interactive tools and online assignment submission. Kami can be integrated with Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canva. Free School-wide License until April 30th (or longer if your school is still closed).

FERPA compliant, accessible communication hub with chat and video broadcasting. Free until further notice.

Easy online platform for creating interactive lessons. Free for schools and district until further notice.

Tool for creating gamified, interactive learning. Free premium-level features until further notice.

Pear Deck
Tools for making lessons more interactive. Let’s students get involved and allows them to move at their own pace. Free for 90 days.

Premium Chrome extension for video creation, editing and sharing videos. ICOPPA, FERPA and SOPIPA compliant, and integrates well with G-Suite applications. Free upon written request to sales@screecastify.com.

Helps teachers stay connected with their students by powering two-way interactions during their virtual or live classes. Free upon written request to support@slido.com or juraj@slido.com.

Book Creator
Lets students easily combine text, images, audio and video to make their own ebooks. Free premium-level access for 90 days.

Curated math lessons for grades K-8. Can be used to create self-guided packets or digital remote lessons. Includes student progress tracking and more.

Animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for lesson plans and distance learning. Free access for schools until they re-open.