Social Distancing is in full effect throughout the country. While many schools are being postponed for the next couple of weeks, many parents are being tasked with providing their kids with educational info to keep their brains sharp during this time period.
Many of us are full time working parents who either a) have never homeschooled our children, b) don’t know where to start or c) are not ready for this extra task. No matter where you stand, it can be overwhelming. To help easy our way into this transition, we’ve gathered educational resources to help teacher, students and parents. All the of the resources listed below are free or are offering a free trial during the time we need to be social distancing.
If you have additional free resources that you would like considered to be added, please email Betsy@TheDallasSocials.com
Over 300,000+ FREE worksheets for toddler, preschool, and K12. Our free educational printables cover alphabet letters, math, language arts, history, geography, and more. I have organized this page to make sure parents and teachers can easily find what they are looking for. All the free homeschool worksheets on this site can be accessed by subject or grade level.
3P Learning is a global leader in online education and we truly love learning. Their suite of learning resources is designed for schools and families, covering mathematics, spelling and literacy.
Free trial: https://www.3plearning.com/hello/#
Accessibyte Online is offering free access to its entire cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards and study apps.
Accessibyte is offering free access to our full range of apps. They want ALL students to have a remote learning option. They built these apps to support students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, have reading difficulties or just want something fun and different.
This free period is set for 45 days by default but will be extended beyond that if necessary. Direct Link: https://www.accessibyte.com/stay-safe
To support your efforts to keep your students moving and learning outside of school due to closures related to COVID-19, we have decided to make the Walkabouts platform temporarily available at no cost to any classrooms impacted by school closures and remote learning needs. We have created the following login credentials for students who do not already have access to Walkabouts at home as well as teachers who are not currently Walkabouts users.
Teacher Login Credentials:
Student Login Credentials:
Direct Link: http://info.activedinc.com/covid
Actively Learn is a web-based reading platform that helps students read deeply and think critically, with thousands of texts and associated instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies. This program is great for Teachers AND Students.
- Turn your paper resources into digital assignments
- Keep the discussion going with collaboration features
- Support Students with Scaffolds and Accessibility features
- No internet? No Problem. Actively Learn works on Smartphones
- Set expectations and do trial runs
Direct Link to setup account: https://read.activelylearn.com/account.html#/
ActiveHistory provides educational, award-winning interactive simulations, decision-making games, self-marking quizzes, high-quality worksheets and detailed lesson plans for the history classroom. All resources have been designed by full-time history teacher Russel Tarr.
Offering 1 month free trial via contact form. Direct Link: https://www.activehistory.co.uk/
Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform that enables collaborative experiences that include video, audio, screen-sharing, polls, chat, Q&A, document sharing and much more. There’s nothing for participants to install or configure, Adobe Connect works in any modern browser.
Adobe Connect is offering free 90-day access, until July 1st, 2020. Individuals and business who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and July 1st.
AdmitHub developed the first student communication platform powered by artificial intelligence, specifically designed for higher education.
To support the educational community and government institutions during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are offering free access to the AdmitHub platform so you can provide clear, immediate answers about the pandemic.
- Reduce FAQ overload by having our AI-powered bot instantly answer common questions
- As the situation evolves, easily update information once in a single place
- Jumpstart your responses with pre-built campaigns with information from the CDC, WHO and more
- Utilize scripts that promote health and wellness
Direct Link: https://learn.admithub.com/content-covid19support/
Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school. Contact your school for access!
ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy, is a comprehensive, research-validated curriculum for preschool through second grade, available on all major digital platforms and used by tens of millions of children to date.
Adventure Academy™, is the first-of-its-kind educational massive multiplayer online game (MMO), serving elementary and middle-school-aged children with thousands of learning activities in a fun and safe virtual world.
ReadingIQ® is a digital library and literacy platform for children 12 and under designed by reading experts to improve literacy skills, with many thousands of expert-curated books from leading publishers.
Direct Link: https://www.ageoflearning.com/schools
Albert is a learning companion built on a simple idea: Students learn best by doing. Schools forced to shut down can get a free, extended pilot for as long as they are impacted.
Direct Link: https://www.albert.io/try-albert
The first and only tool for organic chemistry that allows students to learn and practice reaction mechanisms by moving and manipulating individual bonds and electrons. The Mechanisms app allows students to learn and practice reaction mechanisms by moving and manipulating individual bonds and electrons. Instructors can assign specific puzzle problems through the Epiphany Dashboard. Students will be able to access those puzzles through the App on their phone or tablet.
Alchemie is offering the Mechanism App for free from now until the end of the spring semester. June 30th
Direct Link: https://www.alchem.ie/covid19
Bring the Torah to life with Aleph Beta’s videos. Be excited by learning Torah, and find relevant meaning for modern-day life. Aleph Beta is temporarily offering free subscriptions with access to hundreds of educational videos, audios, and podcasts
Direct Link: https://www.alephbeta.org/
AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually want to know about sex, your body and relationships.
Offer FREE Sex ed, always. Direct Link: https://amaze.org/
American Chemistry Society
The American Chemical Society has ChemMatters magazines, targeted for high schoolers, available online. In addition to chemistry, there are article that are biographies of chemists, and historical articles. Articles are arranged by chemistry subjects:
- Atomic Theory
- Chemical Reactions
- Metals and Nonmetals
- Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Periodic Table
- Reduction / Oxidation Reactions
Always free. Direct link: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html
American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.
Always Free. Direct Link: https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/
Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more! Games available for grades 1-6. With Arcademics Plus, teachers and parents can view data reports and customize game content
Free games. Direct Link: https://www.arcademics.com/
Ascend Math is a K to 12 math instructional resource Ascend Math offers award winning math instruction that provides an individual study plan for each student. Ascend Math’s study plans are unique to each student, prescriptive, adaptive, and automatically assigned. Teachers also have the ability to assign standards to an entire class or grade to meet pacing guidelines.
Free Service Offered: Now until the end of April for schools new to Ascend Math. Direct Link: https://ascendmath.com/coronavirus-offer/
Our free Avaya Spaces offer provides a cloud meeting and team collaboration solution that enables people and organizations to connect and collaborate remotely – and goes beyond integrating chat, voice, video, online meetings and content sharing. It gives users all the meeting and team collaboration features needed, including voice and video conferencing for up to 200 participants.
It’s a mobile-enabled solution giving users a simple, secure and effective way to track communications and manage tasks when travel and connectivity are limited. We hope that this free offer can help organizations and people communicate and connect in the face of this global challenge.
Learn how to teach hands on elementary science without being overwhelmed.
- Eliminate hours from your prep time with ready-to-go lessons.
- Leave the video series with a ready-to-go lesson and a strategy you can use every day.
- In 4 short videos, this will change your way of teaching science – increasing the amount of science taught, yet reducing the headache of figuring out the details.
Free video series. Direct Link: https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified
Everything you need to help educate families about online safety — for free. This is a great tool to help keep watch on children’s emails, texts and social activity to keep them safe. They are offering free online safety tools but also offer paid services.
Direct Link: https://www.bark.us/
Student and school safety product that detects potential problems across G Suite, Office 365, and Chrome to help protect students — at no cost. Bark looks for potentially harmful activities that may indicate online predators, adult content, sexting, cyberbullying, drug use, depression, suicidal ideation, and more, so that communities can help keep kids safe online and in real life.
Free G Suite and Office 365 account monitoring and web filtering for all K-12 schools in the U.S. Direct Link: https://www.bark.us/schools
Bedtime Math is striving to help families introduce math as a fun part of their daily routine, as common and beloved as the bedtime story. We make it easy to roll math into the day, whether at bedtime, bathtime, or snacktime. Here are some of the many offerings Bedtime Math provides:
- Download Free apps and roll some nightly fun into your routine
- Track your kids progress on a free monthly calendar
Direct Link: http://bedtimemath.org/bedtime-math-for-families/
BeED is a Finnish certified pedagogically-focused platform designed to meet your school’s curricular and teaching needs. Some of the BeED features include a mobile experiential learning app, multi-blocking Curriculum Builder and interactive mapping for an engaging and flexible learning experience. A mobile platform enables educators to move beyond the closed walls of schools to conduct lessons remotely, giving students the support they need, through continual learning. Through their own mobile devices, students and teachers can carry on with their lessons, grading and personalized interaction, all from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
In light of more schools being closed throughout the region, BeED would like to extend its’ support and services to schools affected by Covid-19 with a complimentary free 6 months’ subscription to the mobile learning platform. During this process, the BeED team will provide on-going support from the on-boarding training to the uploading of content materials and more. Direct Link: https://www.beed.world/
BeeLine Reader helps students read on screen more effectively. It is used both by skilled readers (including high school and college students) and readers with dyslexia, ADHD and autism. The technology is backed by educational research and has won social impact awards from the United Nations and Stanford University.
Free access to the BeeLine Reader Browser plugin for Chrome. Install the browser plugin here and then click this link to register the plugin to an account that will be free until September 2020. Direct Link: https://www.beelinereader.com/
Belouga is a digital platform providing K-12 teachers and students with a personalized learning journey through connection, communication and collaboration with peers around the world.
Always free! Direct Link: https://belouga.org/
Better Chinese is a leading publisher of Mandarin curricula for students from pre-kindergarten to college. Better Chinese materials have been officially adopted by nine states in the United States and are used in 1400+ schools worldwide.
Offering free 1 Month Trial. Direct Link: https://www.betterchinese.com/pages/coronavirus
BlocksCAD builds math and computer science skills by using a specialized 3D CAD (computer-aided drafting) software. A block-based coding platform allows students to create and manipulate 3D objects while using geometry and computational thinking skills. BlocksCAD fully supports teachers of any coding ability by providing a comprehensive curriculum with detailed lessons that are standard-aligned.
BlocksCAD is perfect to work on remotely as it integrates with Google Classroom and works on any device. Sign up below so we can reach out to you about your needs.
They’re offering anyone in a closed school the chance to have access to BlocksCAD for Education Premium for free until the end of the school year. Direct Link: https://www.blockscad3d.com/distance_learning
Boardmaker is a collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication with students who are strong visual learners. This includes those with autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, speech and language disorders, and behavioral disorders.
DIY with Boardmaker and join our community of educators. Simply log into your Boardmaker Online account or sign-up for a free 30-day trial to leverage 65,000+ templates and activities. Direct Link: https://goboardmaker.com/pages/activities-to-go
Book Creator can be used in any subject, with any grade level. So you should focus on assignments that allow the student to get creative and demonstrate their understanding. This could literally be anything you’ve been working on in class!
They are offering everyone the ability to collaborate together on books in real-time. This is a premium feature that is usually only available with a paid subscription, but we’re offering 90 days free use of this tool, to help keep students and teachers connected. Direct Link: https://bookcreator.com/2020/03/support-for-schools-affected-by-coronavirus/
Boom Cards teaching resources are cloud resident and served, instructional mini-apps. Teachers create the resources for personal use, use with colleagues, and/or for distribution. Boom Cards can (but need not) process and report student performance data. The Boom Learning platform includes creation tools and data processing and reporting of student performance data.
New customers from schools that are closing can get free Ultimate subscriptions (allows authoring Boom Cards with sound and the ability to share with colleagues) good through June 30 to affected schools. Existing customer schools who do not have Ultimate subscriptions can get an Ultimate account per grade or subject team to share for authoring materials to share out school colleagues to keep learning on course. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Link: https://wow.boomlearning.com/
BrainPOP makes rigorous learning experiences accessible and engaging for all. Recognizing the enormous impact this situation has on a school community, BrainPOP is offering free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school, anywhere, that is closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure. Consider using BrainPOP’s animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for:
- Distance learning
- Support for projects and homework
- Keeping students on track with their studies
Direct Link: https://go.brainpop.com/accessrequest
In the event that your school is closed for an extended period of time as a result of recent events, we’ve put together a collection of digital games that students can play at home.
Direct Link: https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome
bulb is an award-winning digital portfolio simple enough to be used from K-8, beautiful enough for high school, college and career pursuits and powerful enough to use for a lifetime of learning. Over 1.5 million student and educator bulbs have been created from more than 120 countries. bulb Digital Portfolios makes it easy to #ShareYourSmarts. And, it’s FREE for everyone.
Direct Link: https://www.bulbapp.com/h/blog/bulbed-free/
Whether due to illness, injury, or other extenuating circumstances, students and teachers are sometimes unable to attend class for an extended period of time. In these cases, remote/online learning is a great option to keep learning engaging and to make communication between students, teachers, and parents seamless. Buncee makes remote student learning and communication easy. They’re offering free Buncee Classroom accounts during the period of their closure, so that students can continue communicating and learning wherever they may be. Click here to request your account.
Free Digital archive of a variety of media produced about current events, public history and government. Bunk shows connection both spatially and across historic eras.
Direct Link: https://www.bunkhistory.org/
Free test prep and college admissions guides!
Direct Link: https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php
A unique way to teach and learn geometric proofs. Proofs simplified. Created by teachers, this highly interactive tool provides an easy-to-use workspace where students can practice proofs while exercising their deductive reasoning muscles.
Direct Link: https://www.canfigureit.com/
Always free for teachers to sign up and run an online course. Also has a great community of k12 and higher edu teachers who share course templates and resources in a common repository.
Direct Link: https://www.instructure.com/canvas/try-canvas
CENTURY is an award-winning teaching and learning platform for primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. The platform uses learning science, artificial intelligence and neuroscience, to create constantly adapting pathways for students and powerful assessment data for teachers.
CENTURY is offering free support to all schools closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Your students will receive access to thousands of CENTURY’s learning resources in English, maths and science. Their learning will be supported by our AI engine that creates a personalized learning path for each student, identifies gaps in knowledge and remedies misconception.
Centervention’s game-based behavior interventions help students in elementary and middle school practice and improve social and emotional skills.
Educators can get a free 30-day trial and have as many students as they’d like to play the programs at school or at home. We offer free lessons/activities and printables on our website that focus on SEL:
Direct Link: https://www.centervention.com/
Boost your math understanding by getting instant feedback on your work.
- Step by step checking: Upload your steps to any math problem and CheckMath tells you where you made the mistake.
- Multiple Topics Supported: CheckMath supports various topics including basic arithmetic, fractions, equations and many more. Suitable for ages 10 to 16.
Direct Link: http://www.checkmath.eu/
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
Direct Link: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/
Kids Classes from home. Watch on demand or practice live. Learn and bond with your 0-6 year old. Use code homefun1
Direct Link: https://circletimefun.com/
Each lesson has a reading passage, videos, optional review questions, and self-graded practice questions. The lessons can be assigned to Google Classroom and it puts the grade in that students got on the practice questions (students must get 10 practice questions correct to get 100%).
Always Free. Direct Link: https://www.ck12.org/student/
ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities.
ClassDojo is an excellent tool for parent communication, sharing information, and portfolios provide a platform for teachers to assign and students to complete and submit work online.
Direct Link: https://www.classdojo.com/
Classroom Cereal is a series of free, printable short stories that double as grammar exercises. The original short stories are published monthly and in five parts. Each part of the story contains five grammatical errors. Enjoy the story and find the errors. It’s simple and nourishing, much like a certain grain-based breakfast food.
Direct Link: https://www.classroomcereal.com/
Increase student engagement and retention. Easily find educational videos from TV shows and movies to use in your lessons
ClassMaster makes your existing tests, worksheets and quizzes digital, with automated marking and reporting built-in, allowing you to get back to doing what you do best – teaching!
Free access to all ClassMaster features for the rest of the 19/20 academic year for any teachers affected by COVID-19.
More info: https://classmaster.org/
Simple parent-teacher communication that just works, for everyone. It’s also free forever.
More info: https://home.classtag.com/https://home.classtag.com/
A reading program that reaches all students. Providing all students in grades 3-12 access to free first-class reading and writing tools and resources.
More info: https://www.commonlit.org/
“Use without account” option has vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.
More info: https://conjuguemos.com/
Cube For Teachers is a free global sharing community for educators. Educators from around the world are sharing OERs to support students and each other globally.
More info: https://cubeforteachers.com/login
Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) and guidance for teachers and families to support learning at home.
A Community for Teaching and Learning. Share and Explore High Quality K-12 Content. Curriki’s mission is to eliminate the Education Divide – the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not – in the U.S. and worldwide. It’s online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to build and share quality materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally
More info: https://www.curriki.org/
DataClassroom is a web app that allows students in grades 6-12 to make pro-quality graphs (line, bar, box plots, dot plots, etc.) in seconds and do basic statistical analysis where all the math is explained with visuals. They have a few datasets available on coronavirus including this activity that uses data from the 1918 influenza pandemic to illustrate why schools are closing in an attempt to flatten the curve. Register a free password anytime. Start a free 90-day trial to create classes with student accounts. Company CEO Aaron Reedy says that teachers can email him directly to extend a trial longer than 90-days and he will be happy to personally take care of it.
Drag-and-Drop Lesson Creation: Build complete lessons within minutes with your existing teaching content such as study sets, PPT or Google Slides
Differentiate the Right Way: Self-exploration at your students’ own pace allows ample practice for mastery of key concepts.
Full Control Over Your Lesson Delivery: Activate Teacher Sync and every student will be synced to your current slide. Get real-time feedback from students with Response apps such as Text, Draw, Quick Poll and Placemarker.
Track Students’ Progress in Real-Time: While students are having fun exploring your lesson, you may track how well each student is doing directly from the map. You may also generate a comprehensive classroom report with the Report app
We are running a FREE 3-month access to our domain-wide Pro Plan to all schools and institutions in view of COVID-19.
More info: https://deck.toys/
To prepare students for the future, they need to be engaged with lessons that are RELEVANT, encourage CRITICAL THINKING and COLLABORATION, and provide an AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT of their understanding.
In an effort to help districts where students are working remotely, we are offering teachers and students complimentary access to customized e-learning projects on Defined Learning. Each engaging project is based on a situation in a career and is complete with an authentic performance task that is specifically tailored for the student at home.
More info: https://www.definedstem.com/elearning-projects/
Certified Schools provides on-demand technology education for teachers to take their classroom learning to the next level by integrating technology learning into traditional courses like Math, Science, Languages, and History.
Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. 7 standard courses: Language Arts, Reading/Literature, Math, Science, History/Social Studies, Visual/Performing Arts, and Physical Education.
More info: http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/
Unlimited, real-time writing feedback gives you instant support to complete an assignment, improve a grade, or prepare for a big exam. Ecree is offering all students free access to our interactive writing assistant software until May 31, 2020.
More info: https://www.ecree.com/
EdReady™ lets you assess your readiness for college math and English, see target options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady™ can be used to check mastery in a course of study, to plan for college and career opportunities, and to prepare for commonly used placement exams, such as AccuPlacer, SAT, and ACT. High school and GED students, homeschoolers, and adult learners will benefit from EdReady.org.
More info: https://edready.org/home
Education Galaxy provides a variety of amazingly effective solutions designed to maximize the performance of all students at each grade level and tier for your elementary and intermediate campuses.
With no strings attached, we want to provide any school that doesn’t already have Education Galaxy a FREE account to help students continue with their learning progress uninterrupted. For school level accounts we will also provide all the setup and remote training of your teachers at no cost.
More info: https://educationgalaxy.com/
Eduflow allows you to run online courses with things such as peer review and other learning activities. Additionally, we have also made our other product Eduflow free for the same duration of time. (Next 4 Months)
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. Teachers get immediate feedback, can provide feedback to students, and can tie questions to learning standards.
Edulastic continues to offer free-forever teacher accounts. In response to COVID-19, we want to make distance learning easier and more accessible to everyone. We are providing the following Premium and Enterprise features for free until July 1, 2020.
More info: https://edulastic.com/blog/covid19/?utm_source=Edulastic+News&utm_campaign=727311df68-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_COVID&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1014a46158-727311df68-47709497&mc_cid=727311df68&mc_eid=49dee07599
Empatico is a free tool for educators of students ages 6-11 to connect their classrooms with others around the world. It is an all-in-one platform that has everything you need to virtually connect: live video, file sharing, a partner classroom, and activities. Great for schools that may still be in session or ones that might have had to cancel planned field trips – it is a way to connect with other classrooms around the world without having to leave the four walls of the building!
Always free. More info: https://empatico.org/
EVERFI’s no-cost digital resources cover topics such as social emotional laerning, STEM, financial literacy, career readiness, and health & wellness. Our student-driven, standards-aligned resources have assessments embedded into them, enabling teachers to see measurable outcomes from student work in real-time. Teachers can create an account and set up their classes in less than 5 minutes.
Everydae is the online SAT math prep program that teenagers actually want to use. 10-minute micro lessons match busy schedules. Built by industry experts. 17+ years industry experience
100% free while schools are closed! (normally $19/mo). Use the code HOMEPREP More info: https://everydae.com/?utm_source=resource_sheet&utm_medium=spreadsheet&utm_campaign=school_closures
Gizmos are online simulations that excite curiosity and invite interaction. We’ve got over 400 Gizmos in our library covering topics and concepts in math and science for grades 3-12. Gizmos help students dig deeper into subjects and really understand challenging concepts.
Gizmos free accounts feature 30+ free Gizmos after your full-access trial is completed. Schools impacted by COVID-19 may receive extended pilots for support during this time. More info: https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=Controller.dspFreeAccount&_ga=2.32190458.558305376.1569190470-443864285.1556293744
Fluency & Fitness® provides educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.
They are offering our subscription website FREE for parents to use at home during the school closures. More info: https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
More info: https://www.gonoodle.com/
Handwriting Heroes is a multisensory handwriting curriculum that teaches children how to form their letters through animations, stories and song. iPad app is being offered free of charge. Letter formation videos – always free.
More info: https://appytherapy.com/handwriting-heroes/
Hawkes offers adaptive online learning modules with instructional content and videos, interactive practice with tutoring and Explain-Error feedback, and mastery-based homework assessments. We also offer a test bank for online tests and quizzes. Our materials are most commonly used by college students, and we offer courses in Developmental English, English Composition, Psychology, Economics, Developmental Math through Calculus and Statistics.
Free online homework and testing system for college students through 5/31. Always free access for instructors. Always free 24/7 support for students and instructors.
IXL is a platform that takes personalized learning, which is really complex, and makes it simple for teachers to implement effectively in their classrooms. IXL is built on four key components: comprehensive K-12 curriculum, a Continuous Diagnostic, personalized guidance, and actionable real-time Analytics. These components are fully integrated and work together seamlessly to give teachers everything they need to differentiate instruction and help students grow.
If teachers are looking for a way to keep their students engaged and learning from home, we are happy to provide them with free IXL access for 90 days. We are also offering a free webinar series with some great strategies for at-home learning, plus some implementation resources and videos that will help them plan for school closures. More info: https://www.ixl.com/membership/teachers/trial/closure
JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols to accelerate biological, medical, chemical and physical research. Watch our scientific video articles. JoVE is happy to provide all of our Education video content free to use in STEM teaching efforts through June 15th. More info: https://info2.jove.com/requestaccess
Videos, games, lesson plans and supplemental materials can be searched by grade level, subject area, keyword and standard. And PBS LearningMedia’s Google Classroom integration makes it easy to share resources with your entire class. Content contributors include KET, PBS, PBS Kids, NASA, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and many more.
More info: https://kera.pbslearningmedia.org/
Learning Ladders is a unique online and in-class teaching, assessment and parental engagement system that brings together students, teachers and parents to improve children’s learning at primary school. We provide each with integrated tools to help them be the best they can possibly be, every single day.
Free access for the rest of the academic year. More info: https://www.learningladders.info/coronavirus-disruption?d_utk=ceb1ea05-e62c-427c-9c2d-4b1d5607181c
Loom is a new kind of work communication tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable video. Capture your screen, record your front-facing camera, and narrate it all at once, then instantly share with a simple link. We are also making Loom Pro free for teachers and students at K-12 schools, universities, or educational institutions. Forever. More info: https://www.loom.com/
Transition mid-term to Lumen Learning courseware at no cost. Lumen Learning uses open educational resources (OER) to provide course materials that improve learning and replace expensive textbooks in 50+ general education college courses. Lumen courses are “ready to teach,” meaning you can get started quickly with minimal set-up. You can do as much or as little customization as you like. Lumen OER courseware includes Waymaker personalized learning course materials, OHM online homework system for math and other quantitative subjects.
Macbeth Academy is a non-profit organization that offers K-12 Gifted and Talented homeschool courses for credit. We offer courses through AP level.
For all schools and families, we provide free education resources, free video tutoring services, and free PD workshops for families and education professionals More info: https://www.macbethacademy.org/
MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education. They are offering MusicFirst Classroom and the full suite of integrated software for free to any school during a closure.
More info: https://www.musicfirst.com/
Naiku is a comprehensive, student-centric assessment management solution used by schools for everything from classroom formative assessment to district-wide benchmark assessments to easily measure, track, and view student learning. Educators can create, import, and share their own items and assessments or use a large bank of professional items and assessments. Naiku is offering new school subscriptions for free through June 30th, 2020 for schools affected by the Coronavirus.
Noteflight is an online app that allows users to compose, view, and share music notation from any web browser. In response, we are offering anyone in this situation the ability to use Noteflight Learn with all students through June 30th.
PBS LearningMedia is a free, PreK-12 digital media service available to educators nationwide. Our free service offers teachers access to more than 30,000 learning materials aligned to state and national standards, including 25,000+ videos, interactive lesson plans, media galleries and more to enrich classroom instruction. Educators can easily browse and find content that demonstrates key curricular themes by subject area, standards, and grade bands.
For classrooms using Google Classroom, teachers can easily import their class roster directly into PBS LearningMedia, creating a seamless experience between both services. PBS’ partnership with REMIND means that educators can share their favorite materials to students using the REMIND text messaging service. This innovative effort aims to help educators strengthen the school-to-home connection. Create a free account to save, organize, and share resources. More info: https://kera.pbslearningmedia.org/
PenPal Schools connects more than half a million students from over 150 countries to learn together through collaborative online projects! Students collaborate through online projects ranging from human rights and the environment to fake news and robotics, all while practicing literacy, technology and social-emotional skills. Teachers can assess student work and support student growth by providing customizable and personalized feedback.
At PenPal Schools we are offering free access to our programming to all teachers and schools affected by the virus. More info: https://www.penpalschools.com/index.html
Phonics Hero teaches school-aged children to read and spell with systematic phonics. Using a step-by-step approach, the 850 games teach children the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. Available on tablets and computers.
30 days full free access. Obligation free; no payment details taken. On signing up, teacher inputs student names (first name is fine) and will be provided with a list of logins to distribute to students.
More info: https://www.phonicshero.com/
An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. All teacher and student accounts are free for the remainder of the school year.
More info: https://www.positivephysics.org/home
Purple Mash contains thousands of opportunities for learning. You’ll find these in the forms of
- Open ended tools: Here children can engage with publishing, story creation, game design, concept mapping, collaborative writing and art, to name a few.
- Spelling and Grammar: You’ll find the complete spelling scheme in the teacher’s section of Purple Mash and you can set weekly spelling quizzes across your school. These self-mark, and you’ll find the results in the Data Dashboard. Grammar games can be accessed in the ‘Games’ area by children as well as in the teacher’s area.
- Maths: From spreadsheets to graphing and from times table games to competitive maths racing games, you’ll find a whole host of maths-based tools and resources to engage and challenge your pupils.
- Cross Curricular project work: Use the Purple Mash search bar to quickly find resources relating to your school topics or navigate the ‘Topics’ area. You’ll find themed writing templates, slide shows, stories, quizzes and more.
Offering a free trial for services. Direct link: https://2simple.com/us/purple-mash/
Quizlet is free for teachers and students. But what else do you need to know? Watch our four-part video series and download handouts for parents and students. Always Free.
The mission statement at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is to engage, teach, and inspire through the power of rock and roll. Every year, we welcome tens of thousands of students of all ages through our doors—so we know firsthand how music can ignite excitement and critical thinking in students of all ages. Onsite and online, we support teachers in providing students with culturally enriched learning experiences. Always Free.
More Info: https://edu.rockhall.com/
SelfCAD is a fully-featured, fully integrated, user- friendly, online 3d modeling application. We’re providing a free month of SelfCAD to students stuck at home due to the school closures. Code is homeschool.
More info: https://www.selfcad.com/
SightReadingFactory.com makes practicing the important skill of sight reading easy, effective and fun! This cloud-based service allows you to customize and generate unlimited sight reading examples instantly, on-demand for music educators, students and hobbyists of all ages and abilities.
Free Service Through June 30th. More info: https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/
Snapplify offers a library of 50 000+ free e-books. Teachers can sign up for free and also claim exclusive teacher benefits. Excellent to send free e-books to your kids and get them to read while they are at home! You can also share your resources on the platform. Easily integrates with Microsoft / Google for education.
More info: https://engage.snapplify.com/
Spider Learning’s offers a comprehensive MIddle School curriculum of Grade 6-8 and Algebra 1 courses. Each course is comprised of a full year of standards-aligned instructional content and can be imported into the school’s LMS or set up through the Classroom Command Center. This platform presents Pre-Tests in every lesson that automatically generate custom playlists for each student. As the students work, the teacher can monitor their progress and performance in real time and intervene where needed to keep their students on track.
Two options that are free for the rest of the 19-20 school year for schools impacted by the coronavirus:1) Import of content into the school’s existing LMS (Schoology, Canvas, Blackboard, etc.) 2) Content presented through the Classroom Command Center tool.
More info: https://www.spiderlearning.com/coronavirus
Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. Sworkit Kids workouts are always free. A parent will need to help get the child registered after completing their first workout, but even without a Sworkit membership the Kid Workouts can be accessed at no cost. For older students, we also offer free access to Sworkit through our Sworkit Youth Initiative.
A teacher simply needs to complete the form on this page and we will provide full, free access for the entire school: https://sworkit.com/youth-initiative
Math program for grades 3-12. First 16 lessons free with free trial.
More info: https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/
On The OT Toolbox, there are many free resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. Many related services will be halted for children over the next weeks (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, etc.) Parents are seeking resources and strategies to help their children move and play in a way that helps them achieve their goals. All resources are free.
More info: https://www.theottoolbox.com/
An online writing tool that you can access for FREE to help mitigate any gaps in your writing instruction and practice. It’s called Revision Assistant and offers almost 200 writing prompts that can be used in grades 6-12. As your students write, they can get immediate automated feedback which will help them revise and improve. We have a 60-day absolutely free trial that you can access here: https://go.turnitin.com/l/45292/2018-08-07/bgyfwq
Unsilence fills a critical gap in civics education. Through storytelling, the arts, and serious games, we unsilence hidden injustices and marginalized voices. We spark dialogue, support critical thinking, and build empathy to inspire healing and social change. Through storytelling, the arts, and serious games, Unsilence creates highly-interactive, research-based learning experiences that help communities learn about social injustice, human rights, and genocide. Our experiences help learners bridge perspectives, break down ingrained stigmas, and build collective empathy and understanding. Unsilence is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Unsilence’s online interactive features are FREE to use and include choose-your-own-pathway stories, webquests, human rights poetry and stories, interactive exhibitions, and companion education resources.
More info: https://www.unsilence.org/
Verso is an online resource designed for K-12 teachers to maximize impact. … Verso’s suite of pedagogical focused tools, exemplar activities, strategies and structures have been designed to support teachers in addressing the challenge of engaging and re-engaging students more deeply in their learning. In response we’re making Verso FREE for the next 6 weeks to support you and your colleagues during these uncertain times.
More info: http://versolearning.com/
Youth Code Jam hosts Texas’ largest family coding events and supports events in 92 schools in 37 Texas cities. We create bilingual, hands-on computational thinking and coding activities perfect for brain breaks or concept learning.
Free bilingual, hands-on coding activities for K-8 that can be used in school or at home, teaching basic computational thinking and computer science concepts. Adventure Mode helps drive student-centered learning.
More info: https://www.youthcodejam.org/
Top-rated K-5 curriculumbuilds deep understandingand a love of learning math forall students
More info: https://www.zearn.org/