Remote Learning and Games for Scholars
Remote Learning Resources
A curated list of 120 digital resources for a well-rounded home curriculum.
Free web-app to help families support children’s reading progress at home with personalized tips and reminders.
Free online courses in personal development.
A great and broad range of suggestions.
K-12 Resources and Homework Help
Time 4 Learning is a trusted home-schooling site that teaches math, science, social studies and language to students in preschool through high school.
Students from Columbia University provide kids with homework help through live video sessions. Register at https://learn.mommypoppins.com.
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
Free TED lessons and speaker videos on a variety of topics for K-12 students as well as college students.
Scholastic’s database of cross-curricular journeys built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video; sorted by age.
From Tech & Learning, for all subjects, and all ages.
Early Childhood Education (Ages 2-5)
Virtual storytimes for early readers with a variety of books read by actors like Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, James Earl Jones, and Betty White.
Activities for children categorized by art, literacy, science + sensory, reggio, and imaginative play.
Games that encourage movement and mindfulness.
Simple learning games for toddlers.
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.
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.
Animated shape characters inhabit this game to help children in their first foray into geometry.
Elementary School (Grade K-5 resources)
Mystery Science is supplying a selection of free 15-minute to 1-hour science classes to K-5 students.
A database of videos about people, places, and animals, as well as “brain booster” quizzes and explainers.
Online learning games for kids PreK – 6th grade. Games are organized by activity categories and Common Core Standards & Next Generation Science Standards.
Thousands of learning activities ideas for toddlers through elementary school students.
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
The New York Times is supplying activities for students including writing prompts and multimedia challenges – suitable for middle school and college students.
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.
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.
Math video support in middle school, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry.
An extensive curated collection of resources on various biology, biotechnology, and life science topics and lab techniques.
News articles and learning resources for a variety of ages, suits younger students discovering nonfiction texts and media.
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
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses online writing resources and instructional material for high school and college students.
JSTOR is providing public access to over 6,000 eBooks and 150 journals of their online library of academic content.
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
Free electronic library access online to hundreds of magazines, newspapers, research, etc.
Scroll down for several links to the library’s numerous resources available online, as well as activity and learning ideas.
The BPL offers homework help, virtual learning, storytime and games, and resources for e-books and movies.
Special Education and ESL Resources
Free weekly online classes to practice speaking English and meet new people.
Services families are entitled to receive their Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) or IEPs online through tele-therapy.
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.
Information and resources on learning disabilities and how to advocate for people who live with them.
Cultural Learning and Virtual Experiences
Over 50,000 images from the National Gallery of Art.
Mixx helps students learn music, how to DJ, and join a community of music developers through Google Summer of Code 2020.
Virtual tours of the world’s museums online.
Kids can discover and learn more about food, cooking and recipes online.
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 is offering a free 3-month trial for students. Start learning languages including Spanish, French, Hindi, Hebrew, Portuguese, and more.
Students everywhere can stream a large selection of books, from laptops, iPad, and phones.
Mindfulness ideas and yoga poses for kids of all ages.
The homepage for their online collection.
Experience famous museums and travel around the world from the comfort of your home.
Tynker helps students ages 5 and up learn programming through tutorials, models and programming “camps”; they’re free during the school closures
Code is a site with information and training in computer science to K-12 students.
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.
Free basic courses in computer science.
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.