While Your Children Are At Home...

 


How Science Powers Us - Tour of a pharmaceutical lab


Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Museum at Home videos)


The Louvre in France - The Apollo Gallery


Discover Hawaii (takes a bit to load so please be patient)


Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah


Future U. - Visit Johnson Space Center and meet Boeing employees


Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida


The National Gallery, U.K


Canadian Apple Orchard


St. Louis Aquarium Galleries


Stanley Black and Decker Makerspace


The Louvre in France - History of the Louvre


Space Shuttle Discovery


Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico


National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea


Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Animal Cams


Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii


Soar with Wings - exploring social/emotional health


STEM Careers - Improving Animal Health

 
Splash Learning        Math Games For Kids

Story Line On Line

Education.com is offering free worksheets for preschool through 5th grade students

 BrainPop offers free access to their COVID-19/coronavirus online learning courses. 

Virtual field trips: 

Explore the world without leaving your home with the help of virtual field trips: 

Guggenheim Museum 

Van Gogh Museum 

The Louvre 

Houston Zoo live animal cameras

The Great Wall of China 

Boston Children’s Museum 

 

PBS KIDS

One-stop shop for a wealth of fantastic PBS KIDS educational content

Bottom line: Amazing collection of valuable learning resources covers an impressive array of topics.

Grades: Pre-K–6 Price: Free

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MathGames

Fabulous free games, quiz questions address Common Core standards

Bottom line: A fantastic resource for practicing Common Core math skills, but struggling students won't get much support.

Grades: Pre-K–8 Price: Free

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National Geographic Kids

Stunning photos and in-depth stories of Earth's peoples and wildlife

Bottom line: This large collection of multimedia resources teaches younger students about animals, habitats, countries, and cultures.

Grades: Pre-K–8 Price: Free, Paid Online content is free;

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ReadWriteThink

Excellent free resource for all things reading and writing

Bottom line: A language arts teacher's dream; lesson plans, professional development, and all-around quality support.

Grades: Pre-K–12 Price: Free

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ClassDojo

Handy management and portfolio tool can promote student growth

Bottom line: With thoughtful implementation, it can help teachers and parents support students' growth through goal-setting, feedback, and celebration.

Grades: K–6 Price: Free

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Scratch

Creative sandbox opens the door to coding in any subject area

Bottom line: Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.

Grades: 1–12 Price: Free

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MetKids

Whimsical, kid-friendly intro to the wide world of art

Bottom line: A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.

Grades: 1–6 Price: Free

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Subscriptions That Are Now Free

Here is a link to an extensive list of subscription-based educational resources for parents. As of now, they are all free to everyone while trudging through school closures around the country. It’s worth looking through to see what can help your kids stay their course and not lose their precious academic skills.

Scholastic at Home

Scholastic has set up an online service for remote learning that is divided by grade levels. The company that we all trust to buy books for our kids is stepping up and helping parents connect to high-quality learning materials.

Khan Academy

Probably the world’s best and most respected free online math site, Khan Academy has personalized math lessons that meet every student exactly where they are. They now offer a breathtaking array of lessons covering science and engineering, arts and humanities, computing, and economics & finance as well as test prep for all major academic tests such as the SAT, LSAT, Praxis, and more.

Virtual Field Trips

Take your kids to the zoo, to Mars, or even a national park all without leaving your home. This list of free online virtual tours can help your children see the world and ask great questions without having to actually go anywhere. Honestly, it’s a pretty great distraction for moms too!

Tour A Famous Museum

Speaking of seeing the world without leaving your house, check out this list of 12 bucket-list-worthy museums from around the world that you can tour virtually for free. We’re talking truly stellar museums like The Louvre and The Guggenheim. Give your kids a taste of culture and an appreciation for history all while staying safe in your home.

For Kids Who Code (or who want to learn)

Kids who love coding or who are curious to learn more about it (heck, I am!) can check out this amazing site that teaching amazing computing skills. Complete with lessons and projects and materials for parents and teachers to get on board, this a pretty cool site to check out.

PBS Learning Media 

PBS is a trusted educational source for parents so we’re super happy to see that they offer a robust learning site that covers language arts, social studies, science and math and so much more for kids at a variety of grade and learning levels. This site includes lesson plans and materials for parents and teachers to help create an exciting remote learning experience.

The Cat in the Hat Invents 

Parents who are looking for a great STEM experience for their kids will love this downloadable lesson plan that gets kids inventing and learning about how to combine science with art in clever and fun ways. Kids can join Nick and Sally on a virtual experiment in which they build a robot and learn tons about problem-solving, inventing, and teamwork. This is perfect for pre-schoolers.

Go Noodle

K, let’s be real. Being at home for days on end with the kids can mean desperately trying to figure out how to get the wiggles out without losing your mind. That’s where the hilarious – and somewhat addictive – Go Noodle comes in. With fun loud song and jumping, dancing, and be-bopping movements, kids can burn off some energy without driving you nuts.

Cosmic Yoga Kids

Roll out your yoga mat and fire up YouTube for this fun yoga experience for kids. Give them a chance to clear their minds, bend and stretch their bodies, and learn calming breathing techniques. Honest talk, this is a pretty great little workout for moms too.

National Geographic Kids 

Get your kids learning about the world at large with this amazing site that gives kids the chance to watch videos, play games, and discover amazing people and places. This is a wonderful site to use a supplement to lesson plans you may already have. Or, if you need a few minutes of mom time – alone – then turn this on and let your kids soak up some fun facts.

Mystery Science

Ever wonder who invented pizza? Or why do we get hiccups? Chances are pretty great that your kids have wondered these and other wacky things and that’s where Mystery Science comes in. Right now, they are offering help to parents who are getting a crash course in trying to figure out how to plan for remote learning.

E-Books If You Can’t Access A Library

Rivet offers parents and kids more than 3,500 FREE leveled books for grade school kids. This is a perfect solution for parents who can’t get to a library or who don’t have a stash of books on hand for reading time. You can download their app or visit them on a computer for easy access to their titles.

Brain Pop

My kids are in LOVE with this site. Brain Pop has tons of fun interactive media that give them an up close understanding of every thing from science to math and even, yes, an explainer on coronavirus in terms sthat little kids can understand. You might already be familiar with this site as it is super popular with elementary school teachers around the country.

Scratch

The folks at MIT have created this kid-friendly online site where you can build your own interactive stories, games, and animations and then share them with other kids from around the world. For examples of what you and your kids can do, check out the site to see what kids from around the globe have created using Scratch.

Use Minecraft Education to Get Kids Interested 

If your kids are anything like mine then the idea of going from mom to teacher is giving them a bad case of eye rolling. That’s why we’re super excited that Minecraft has created a site using the fun game to teach actual academic lessons. Kids can learn social-emotional learning and get a STEM immersion experience using this site that is popular with schools in more than 115 countries.

Prodigy Math

Help your kids keep up with math with this curriculum aligned math site that gives kids standards-based lessons. The site os goldmine of opportunity to boost your child’s math scores while having fun at the same time and it is totally free.



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