A list compiled by home educators that might help those affected by school closures due to Coronavirus.
Florida Office of Early Learning Activity Plans: Based on the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards
Broward Libraries Youth Resources: (FREE Online Library Card Required)
Broward Libraries Many Other Resources: (FREE Online Library Card Required)
Homework Help and Online Tutoring: Sponsored by Broward Libraries (FREE Online Library Card Required)
Munchkin Fun at Home: A collection of crafts, STEM, distance learning, recipes & volunteering projects families can do at home. It’s a completely free resource for parents!
Khan Academy: Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
BBC Learning: From language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV license required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Futurelearn: Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Seneca: For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher-level material.
Frost Museum of Science Online: In unprecedented times like these, science is more vital than ever and we are committed to sharing the power of science with our community.
Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Scientastic Discovery: Access to high-quality award-winning documentary films
Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Virtual Camp Discovery: All type of fun science activities for kids and parents.
Harry Potter at Home: some new ways to bring the magic closer to you at home
Adventure Academy: Learning games and videos for reading, math, science, and more
Twig Education: A series of grade-level independent learning packets
Sora: A reading app with 170 curated school titles
Pebble Go: Log in for free during school closure periods using username: engaged and password: learning
Openlearn: Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Dream In Green - Green SchoolsChallenge: Activity guides and projects for children of all ages to learn about environmental education
We-Lab: Resources on conserving water and energy while at home
30 Days of Families Learning Together: provides a month’s worth of family literacy activities designed to inspire family memories rooted in imagining, playing, and learning together
Family Time Machine: loaded with inspiring ideas and activities to help families make the most of their time together
Drawing Lessons: Online Drawing Lessons for Kids, Led by Favorite Artists & Illustrators
cK-12: Online School Lessons for Kids
Talking is Teaching: Helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions
PBS Kids: Includes curated standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for families and students.
Unite for Literacy: Comprehensive library of books that cover a wide variety of science, math, and social studies topics in multiple language.
VROOM: Provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into Brain Building Moments.
Blockly: Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Audible: FREE audiobooks while schools are out.
KIDVISION PRE-K: Online Portal showcases over 100 video field trips, instructional videos, and vocabulary videos.
Scratch: Creative computer programming
We Are Teachers: 150+ Amazing Online Learning Resources
Ted Ed: All sorts of engaging educational videos
Google Arts & Culture: Virtually visit more than 1,200 museums around the world
National Geographic Kids: Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
National Geographic Country Explorer: Explore countries through photos and facts
Duolingo: Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science: Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This: Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course: YouTube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids: As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards: Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards: Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges: Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Healthy Family Habits: online resources and ideas for families seeking to extend healthy habits into their homes
Tinkercad: All kinds of making.
CBeebies Radio: Listening activities for the younger ones.
Open Culture: Schoolhouse Rock Classic Videos
Nature Detectives: A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council: Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home: Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project: Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.
Scholastic Learn at Home: Projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
Geography Games: Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges: If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent: Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art: Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree: Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater: Educational online games
DK Find Out: Activities and quizzes
WatchKnowLearn: Educational Videos
San Diego Zoo: Animal facts & fun and LIVE webcams
Twinkl: This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Wonderopolis: 2,000+ Wonders of the Day (and counting!), covering a vast range of topics—you're sure to find something that interests you!
Camp Wonderopolis: Online learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!
National Center for Families Learning (NCFL): 30 free family literacy activities and practices designed to inspire family memories rooted in imagining, playing, and learning together.
WEDU At Home Learning (PBS): resource page featuring information about a new statewide PBS initiative to broadcast weekday At-Home Learning programming for grades PK-12
Read2Achieve: Closing the achievement gap, by equipping Educators and Parents with strategies and techniques to support and empower struggling beginning Readers.
Virtual Science: The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is taking its mission VIRTUAL
Club Oasis: OASIS is our FREE online STEM club for those interested in STEM learning
Scripps Community Teaching Lab: an open laboratory space where in-house training courses and STEM outreach programs come to life
Florida Institute for Neuroscience: resources for students to learn about the brain
Manatee Lagoon: manatee masters invite you to take a virtual step into the world of manatees
Jungle Island Homeschool: Explore different themes of animals and habitats that can be found right here at Jungle Island
Fair From Home: Digital experiences, activities, and recipes that kids can enjoy from home courtesy of the 2020 Miami-Dade County Youth Fair
Storytime from Space!: The Global Space Education Project sent children’s books to the International Space Station to be read by astronauts.
Emily Arrow Live: Broadcast from YouTube every day at 1:00 p.m.
WLRN At-Home Learning: featuring age-appropriate programming blocks for students Pre-K through Grade 12
Draw everyday with JJK: Jarrett Krosoczka is an author/illustrator offering drawing lessons
Capstone Interactive eBooks: Log in for free during school closure periods using username: continue and password: reading
Pinna: a resource for podcasts, audiobooks, science shows, mysteries and music for kids. Use code: PINNA4KIDS to get it free for 60 days
Free Code Camp: Coding resources from Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.
KidLit TV: a virtual library of free read-aloud, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, art activities, and reading resources for kids
Lunch Doodles: A Kennedy Center arts and drawing show presented weekdays at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Michaels: Michaels craft store presents a live, family activity every Wednesday at noon
Live Stream Events During the Great Staycation: a Google Calendar of event resources
Mad Science: Family friendly experiments that can be tested with common household items
Liv Bits Interactive Read-Alouds: Ongoing list of live online author events
Skype a Scientist: Mostly scheduled from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.
Metropolitan Opera: Nightly live performances from a catalog of recorded events.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra: Free live stream performances.
Learn with Dr. Groff: STEM lessons for K-12 students
Hour of Code: Coding tutorials
Young At Art (YAA) Museum: At Home Art Activities
Stranahan House: Virtual Tours
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens: A Virtual and Vintage Tour
6000 Historical Children's Book: Digitial Archive
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