Free Educational Web Resources To Continue School At Home
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, you and your kids have decided to stay at home. What can be a better way to help our society from this pandemic than staying home?
But on the other hand, school closings can cause disruption to a child’s education while out of school. As a parent, you might be wondering how to keep your kids engaged during this coronavirus lockdown?
Here’s a list of educational websites to help keep kids learning during the coronavirus outbreak. And, yes, many of them are free! Boredom isn’t a problem. It’s a solution.
Scholastic has created a learn at home series with day-to-day projects which goes from PreK to 9th grade.
Offering a free 30-day trial of its comprehensive early learning academy for children aged 2-8, ABC mouse can beat the boredom of your kids with their educational games and activities designed by teachers.
The CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides ” open textbooks” in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with a mission to enable everyone to learn in his or her own way.
PBS KIDS and PBS LearningMedia are offering tools to help support learning at home, including educational videos and games from favourite series, and related skill-building offline activities.
This website is an excellent resource for any kids and parents who have a love for science. With the collection of science tasks and engineering activities, children are encouraged to complete their challenge cards using everyday household items such as eggs, string and balloons.
Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational program designed to encourage young children to become learners for life. They have created guides specifically designed to help parents and teachers get through the COVID-19 crisis.
To make the lockdown and coming days as educational and fun as possible, Google has partnered with some great learning creators to bring resources and other activities to parents & families.
Mystery Science is making it possible for children to explore any question they have, wherever they are. They collect every question children ask and creating video explanations for all of them—not just Why questions, but also How questions—step-by-step guides for anything they want to do. This will be the most important learning tool ever created for children.
This website features an impressive selection of free activities, printables, interactive online resource, videos on a variety of math and science topics.
The NASA website’s For Students section includes a vast free catalogue of articles, activities, videos, and games for students in grades K–12 on topics related to STEM, aeronautics, and space exploration.
This website compromises of more than 3,000 hands-on math and science activities for kids to keep this stay at home period engaging as possible.
Discovery Education offers free resources for parents, teachers, and students, including lesson plans, homework help, videos, and more.
This site has a huge collection of learning resources, articles, curriculum and more for homeschooling kids with Autism, ADHD, learning disorders and other special needs.
For crafty kids, diy.org offers a collection of projects with how-to videos and courses for ages 4-13+. Topics include drawing, photography, science, music, Lego-building and Minecraft-video making. Another interesting feature is that kids can make their own videos on the platform to share with others, which are closely monitored by the site (and parents get a notification any time their child posts something, too).