FREE Online Resources Available During COVID-19 Outbreak
In light of the sudden school closings and quarantining, hundreds of educational sites and programs are making available their resources to parents, families, and teachers for FREE! With kids home all day, learning has become more difficult. Yet, thanks to technology, and the generosity of empathetic educational programs, students can still practice their reading, math, and science skills from home. There's even a handful of sites with videos and lessons focused on physical activity and movement.
Below are a list of just a few of the sites that have offered free subscriptions and content for students and families. As future teachers, it might be helpful to breeze over these sources now, while they are available, to see which ones you might want to invest in or promote to your schools in the future! Take advantage of the resources educators have shared with the online world!
Common Lit- "A nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students (grades 3-12), graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond" through a collection of literacy units, resources, and books.
Mystery Science- A collection of hands on, interactive K-5 lessons that meet NGSS and Common Core standards on cool science topics! Made for teachers, by teachers! There's only a limited number of free memberships left, so hurry and sign up!
Khan Academy- "Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers."
Star Fall- A program for PreK-3 students that "emphasizes exploration, play, and positive reinforcement (through games, videos, songs, and activities)—encouraging children to become confident and intrinsically motivated."
Good luck with your search! Enjoy these awesome free resources in your quarantine!