Remote Learning and Games for Scholars

Remote Learning Resources

Teach.com Resources

A curated list of 120 digital resources for a well-rounded home curriculum.

SpringBoard

Free web-app to help families support children’s reading progress at home with personalized tips and reminders.

Class Central

Free online courses in personal development.

Free educational resources from New York Family

A great and broad range of suggestions.

K-12 Resources and Homework Help

Time 4 Learning

Time 4 Learning is a trusted home-schooling site that teaches math, science, social studies and language to students in preschool through high school.

Hearts Over Hands

Students from Columbia University provide kids with homework help through live video sessions. Register at https://learn.mommypoppins.com.

GoPeer

Students from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley give free tutoring to K-12 students. Go to www.GoPeer.org and enter the code FREE120 when creating your free account

Ted at Home

Free TED lessons and speaker videos on a variety of topics for K-12 students as well as college students.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic’s database of cross-curricular journeys built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video; sorted by age.

Tech Learning 100s of free online learning resources

From Tech & Learning, for all subjects, and all ages.

Early Childhood Education (Ages 2-5)

StoryLine Online

Virtual storytimes for early readers with a variety of books read by actors like Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, James Earl Jones, and Betty White.

Fairy Dust Teaching

Activities for children categorized by art, literacy, science + sensory, reggio, and imaginative play.

Gnoodle

Games that encourage movement and mindfulness.

Play at Fisher Price

Simple learning games for toddlers.

Khan Academy Kids

Khan Academy Kids is a free online education program for children ages 2 – 7. Engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills. Always free, no ads, no subscriptions, with an offline version available for when internet access is difficult.

Sesame Street

With a mission to help kids meet critical early development needs — the program many of us grew up on is still going strong and providing online content and shows every weekday morning. Resources for the Pre-k and kindergarten set, as well as kids with special needs.

Learning the Shapes

Animated shape characters inhabit this game to help children in their first foray into geometry.

Elementary School (Grade K-5 resources)

Mystery Science

Mystery Science is supplying a selection of free 15-minute to 1-hour science classes to K-5 students.

National Geographic Kids

A database of videos about people, places, and animals, as well as “brain booster” quizzes and explainers. 

ABCya

Online learning games for kids PreK – 6th grade. Games are organized by activity categories and Common Core Standards & Next Generation Science Standards. 

No Time for Flashcards

Thousands of learning activities ideas for toddlers through elementary school students. 

Scholastic Story Starters

A tool focused on K-6 to help students brainstorm ideas for writing a fictional story. Prompts for adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi are included.

Middle School (Grade 6-8) Resources

New York Times Learning Network

The New York Times is supplying activities for students including writing prompts and multimedia challenges – suitable for middle school and college students.

Freedom Flix

Scholastic and the New York Public Library bring history to life with video clips and e-books, with popup features such as maps, timelines, virtual tour clips, primary source videos, and audio clips.

Legends Of Learning

2,000 3rd through 8th-grade math and science games and simulations correlated to state standards. They are offering free access to all premium features for schools closed due to the outbreak for the duration of their closure.

Virtual Nerd

Math video support in middle school, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.

Bio-Red

An extensive curated collection of resources on various biology, biotechnology, and life science topics and lab techniques.

Tween Tribune

News articles and learning resources for a variety of ages, suits younger students discovering nonfiction texts and media.

iCivics

iCivics uses free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life.

High School (Grades 9-12) and College Student Resources

Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses online writing resources and instructional material for high school and college students.

JSTOR

JSTOR is providing public access to over 6,000 eBooks and 150 journals of their online library of academic content.

National Constitution Center

The NCC offers Exchange programs for middle school and high school students. Scholar Exchanges are live virtual conversations where students learn about constitutional issues, while interacting with a constitutional scholar, historian or judge. 

Reading and Writing Resources

Novel NY

Free electronic library access online to hundreds of magazines, newspapers, research, etc.

New York Public Library

Scroll down for several links to the library’s numerous resources available online, as well as activity and learning ideas. 

Brooklyn Public Library

The BPL offers homework help, virtual learning, storytime and games, and resources for e-books and movies.

Special Education and ESL Resources

We Speak NYC

Free weekly online classes to practice speaking English and meet new people.

Advocates for Children

Services families are entitled to receive their Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) or IEPs online through tele-therapy.

Book Share

Bookshare is a FREE, federally funded library of 800,000+ accessible ebooks for students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy. The collection includes textbooks, educational materials, bestsellers, young adult, and children’s titles.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Information and resources on learning disabilities and how to advocate for people who live with them.

Cultural Learning and Virtual Experiences

National Gallery of Art 

Over 50,000 images from the National Gallery of Art.

MIXXX

Mixx helps students learn music, how to DJ, and join a community of music developers through Google Summer of Code 2020.

Google

Virtual tours of the world’s museums online.

America’s Test Kitchen

Kids can discover and learn more about food, cooking and recipes online.

American Museum of Natural History

You can still enjoy the museum’s exhibits and online offerings, from materials for families and teachers to virtual tours, videos, games, and more.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is offering a free 3-month trial for students. Start learning languages including Spanish, French, Hindi, Hebrew, Portuguese, and more.

Audible

Students everywhere can stream a large selection of books, from laptops, iPad, and phones. 

Meditation activities for kids

Mindfulness ideas and yoga poses for kids of all ages.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online collection

The homepage for their online collection.

12 famous, global museums with online virtual tours

Experience famous museums and travel around the world from the comfort of your home.

STEM Resources

Tynker

Tynker helps students ages 5 and up learn programming through tutorials, models and programming “camps”; they’re free during the school closures

Code

Code is a site with information and training in computer science to K-12 students.

iRobot

iRobot is making virtual and offline coding projects available for elementary and middle school students for home use, some of which require no particular technology.

Codecademy

Free basic courses in computer science.

NASA

NASA Space Place teaches students how their states and NASA work together while helping students learn more about Earth and space with activities, crafts, videos, and games.