Wow! Just a few days ago, we were joking about the full-moon, Friday the 13th and daylight savings being all in one week. It’s amazing to me how life can turn on a dime. The full moon isn’t on my radar anymore. Nor do I really care about Friday the 13th. Like many of you, my state has officially closed all K-12 schools until mid-April. This has left teachers and families scrambling to figure out how to deliver education, without actually meeting. While this is foreign to so many of us, we have had to come up with plans or even simple solutions to meet the needs of our students. I am sure we all agree that too much lapsed time can have negative effects on their learning. That being said, it is not the easiest when we as teachers don’t have face-to-face contact with our students and parents are not used to being the sole providers of their education. I have put together some free online learning resources that you can pass on to families. This will help keep our student’s brains moving forward, as well as thinking, learning, exploring and engaging.
Free Online Learning Resources
All of these resources are online. This ensures that children can stay home and still learn. For those children who may not have internet access in their home, Comcast has a program in place to help. You can read more here.
Free Printables From Kindergarten Chaos
Here at Kindergarten Chaos, I pride myself on providing both free and inexpensive printable hands on activities for teachers around the world. Depending on where you are in your school year curriculum, some of these printables may be perfect to send home with your students or print off for your children who are doing school at home now. Our free resources can be found here. You will need to sign up for our newsletter to gain access, but believe me – I won’t ever spam you!
General Education Resources
- DK Find Out!
- Khan Academy
- Brain Pops
- National Geographic
- Starfall Education
- Fluency and Fitness (Reading & Math – 21 Free Days)
Guided Reading & Digital Libraries
- Vooks Digital Library
- Storyline Online Guided Reading Videos
- Raz Kids (14 Day Free Trial)
- Epic! Online Books and Videos (30 Day Free Trial)
- Scholastic’s Learn At Home: 20 Days of Learning
- Teach Your Monster To Read
- Squiggle Park Reading Games (Two Week Free Trial)
- Houston Children’s Museum
- Frontiers For Young Minds
- Bill Nye The Science Guy
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanicals: Facebook Lives Each Day at 3pm
- Mystery Doug
- Joe Wos: Free Cartoonist Tutorials on YouTube
- Guggenheim Virtual Museum
- National Gallery Of Art Virtual Museum
- National Museum Of Modern and Contemporary Art Virtual Museum
- British Museum Virtual Tours
- Pergamon Museum Virtual Tours
- National Museum of Anthropology Virtual Tours
- History For Kids
Another resource that could prove helpful for teachers and students is Zoom. The CEO is giving free access for this online video conferencing platform that teachers and students can use to communicate. More information here.