Purple Math

Subject(s): Math

Grade level: 5th - College

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource: 

Written instructions and videos teaching various math topics and even covering prep for standardized tests. 


Notes: 

FREE! No subscription necessary. Has homeschooling guide. A great resource for SAT studying!

The Homeschool Mom

Subject(s): Everything, including coding and foreign languages

Grade level: Pre-K through college

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Incredible resource for temporary, lock-down homeschooling moms who are new to it all. This site has resources to guide your whole life, including print-outs to keep kids on a homeschool schedule, quarantine shopping & dinner guides, safe “school-trips” with social distancing, free online classes, etc. 

Notes:

This site is geared towards women who are schooling their kids at home. The best part is, this is not a site for only experienced homeschoolers. 
Most of the content is Coronavirus specific, for new, temporary homeschooling moms. 
It includes tons of resources like print outs for at-home schedules to help keep the kids on a routine (and save mom’s sanity), there are quarantine shopping and dinner guides, field trips that abide by safe social-distancing, and tons of blog posts that cover topics from schooling defiant teens to keeping toddlers occupied. There are links to free online courses, etc. You may have to subscribe for a lot of the content, but nothing seems to have any cost at all. All you need to do is prove your kids’ school is closed. 

Amazing Educational Resources

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: Pre-K through college

Special needs: Yes

Non-English: Yes

Type of resource:

A continually updated page of educational resources that are free for kids being schooled at home

Notes:

Way too many entries to vet, but this page of resources is in alphabetical order and covers everything. There are resources for kids and parents alike, including for those who are special needs or non-English speakers. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR NEW ENTRIES ON THE LIST!

National School Choice

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: K-12

Special needs: Yes

Non-English: Yes

 

Type of resource: 

Free, varied resources for all kids home from school for Coronavirus. Includes access to communication software (such as Zoom), lessons, special education help, etc. 

Notes:

Scroll down on the site and select from a menu of FREE resources in these categories:                                    •    Online Communication Platforms 
•    Platforms to Create Interactive Presentations 
•    ELA Resources 
•    Foreign Languages/English as a Second Language 
•    Math Resources 
•    Social Studies Resources 
•    Science Resources 
•    Special Education Resources 
•    STEM Resources 
•    Multi-Subject Resources 
•    Additional Resources 

EdX

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Non-English 

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Udemy

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Non-English 

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Subject(s): All subjects

Grade level: Pre K - Middle School

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource: 

Free tips, activities, lessons, videos, etc. to help you school your kid(s) at home!


Notes: 

Provides a free a 4-week plan to teach and occupy kids in Pre-K through Middle school. Plenty of fun, educational assignments to help parents school kids at home!

Hoopla

Subject(s): Reading

Grade level: Pre-K through college

Special needs: Yes

Non-English: Yes

Type of resource:

A virtual free public library offering Ebooks, audiobooks, movies, shows, etc.

Notes:

Hoopla is a free library that you can access with your public local library card. I am not sure if every public library offers the service, though. 
It is all online and provides ebooks, cookbooks, audiobooks movies, shows, music, etc. and even has a safe “Kids-Only” setting. Features tons of ebooks in Spanish and French, and audiobooks in a dozen languages. Includes digital workbooks and school books for all grade levels.

PBS Kids

Subject(s): All subjects

Grade level: Pre-K through 3rd

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Lessons, activities, tips, and games for kids and their parents!

Notes:

This free resource provides weekly lessons, chore printouts, educational activities and even tips to help parents celebrate a kids birthday while practicing social distancing!

Coronavirus Parents

Subject(s) NA

Grade level NA

Special needs NA

Non-English NA

Type of resource Facebook Support Group

Notes A Facebook group for parents, by parents, who are committed to supporting each other through the coronavirus pandemic. We aim to help each other navigate school closures, childcare needs, social isolation, and other pressing concerns for kids and parents.

Duolingo

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Non-English 

Type of resource

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Adventure Academy

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Non-English 

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Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids

Subject(s): Earth Sciences

Grade level: Middle School

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource: 

Webinars and activities teaching kids about marine animals and their habitats


Notes: 

These free webinars are geared towards middle school kids. Kids can access the recordings of these webinars, which are 45-60 mins. In length. They teach about the marine habitat and animals, with relevant after-lesson activities.

OutSchool

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: Pre-K through 12th

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Online classes for kids with shut public schools

Notes:

Temporarily offering free online classes to kids with proof of a school closure. Not very sure of the offerings and if everything is free, because I am unable to sign up to vet everything. 

Home Educator

Subject(s): Varied

Grade level: K- 5th

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

A complete set of curriculum for homeschooling, Free through April 30th. Also includes invaluable tips and a Facebook support group for the moms!

Notes:

An incredible resource to take all the stress off of moms! Whether your public school provides curriculum or not, this site offers everything necessary to homeschool kids grades K-5, for FREE through April 30th. Free daily projects, lesson plans, instructional videos for the parents, and a place to share experiences, get tips and tricks from others, and socialize (virtually, of course!)

Spectrum

Subject(s) NA

Grade level NA

Special needs NA

Non-English NA

Type of resource Free Internet

Notes Free access to internet and WiFi for 60-days for new Pre-K to 12, college student and teacher households who don't currently have internet or WiFi service. May need to sign up for Spectrum contract.  

Cool Math

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Non-English 

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Rosetta Stone

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Non-English 

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Scholastic Student Activities

Subject(s): All subjects

Grade level: Pre-K through 8th

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

All the necessary resources that allow you to educate and occupy your kids like a “real” teacher!

Notes:

This free site provides tons of engaging lessons and activities to keep kids reading, learning, occupied, and having fun! Includes teaching tips for moms too!

SparkNotes

Subject(s): Science, Math, Literature, History, Government, and MORE!

Grade level: 1st through college

Special needs: No

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Written lessons and practice problems in tons of subjects!

 

Notes: 

Everybody knows that Sparknotes.com deals with literature instruction, but they also have an “other subjects” part of their website that provides instruction in subjects that include:

•    Math
•    Biology
•    Economics
•    U.S. Government
•    Sociology
•    Chemistry
•    Physics
•    Computer Science
•    History
•    Sociology 
•    … and tons more!

The topics covered are almost infinite! The resources go on and on. 

Lunch Doodles

Subject(s): Art

Grade level: K- 5th

Special needs: Yes (kids can work at their own ability!)

Non-English: No

Type of resource:

Instructions for kids to create and share art in a virtual group

Notes:

Kids watch 15 free videos instructing them on crafts and drawings. They can then share their work with a community of kids who are also taking the “class.”

Author read-alouds!

Subject(s) Reading

Grade level Varies by book

Special needs No

Non-English No

Type of resource These authors of kids’ book are reading stories to kids online

Notes Over 50 authors of children’s books have agreed to read their stories online, and also provide some other book-related activities! (Some events may have passed)

IXL

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Coursera

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