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Online Learning Resources

ABCmouse Early Learning Academy

  • What It Is:This comprehensive program covers a wide variety of subjects for students aged 2-8 (Pre-K through second grade). It offers more than 850 self-guided lessons across 10 levels. A companion program focuses on teaching English as a second language for this age group.
  • What They’re Offering: ABCmouse for Teachers and ABCmouse for Schools are always free for all schools and teachers in the U.S. They are offering a free trial right now to everyone.

Adventure Academy

  • What It Is:This game allows 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.

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.

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 and families are offered free access to during the school closures.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kids Discover Online

  • What It Is:This library of science and social studies articles allows differentiation by reading level, so you can use these articles for various age and skill levels.
  • What They’re Offering: Low cost programing or free limited acess.

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:The basic Legends of Learning site is always free. They are offering free access to all premium features for schools closed due to the outbreak for the duration of their closure.

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 or free trial for homeschooling.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Typsey

  • 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:Typesy is offering their program free until the end of this second semester. Just email rick@ereflect.com for login credentials.

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.

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.

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: 30-day free pilot program, schools closed due to the outbreak can get a free extended pilot for as long as the closure lasts.

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.
  • What They’re Offering:These online learning resources are always free for everyone.

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.

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).

iCivics

  • What It Is: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.

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 the remote learning resources and free webinar.

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.

K-12 Online Learning Resources

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kahoot!

  • What It Is: Do you Kahoot? Teachers have loved this fun online quiz game platform for years.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.