Remote Education Resource Center

Resources by Grade Level

Here you can find resources for different grade levels. Click on a heading to expand the section and view more resources!

Elementary School

  • WMHT Public Media: https://www.wmht.org/homeclassroom/
    From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, WMHT WORLD will offer programming for students in grades 4-12. Each full day line-up will cover a range of subjects including science, math, social students, history and literature. WMHT will also continue to offer educational programming for pre-k through grade 3 students during the day on WMHT-TV and all-day on WMHT’s 24/7 PBS Kids channel and streaming service. For the complete programming schedule, related resources, and additional home learning opportunities, visit www.wmht.org/homeclassroom.
    To find any WMHT channel on your television, visit www.wmht.org/findwmht.
  • There are many online mini-lessons/lectures out there, such as on https://www.khanacademy.org/ and http://www.watchknowlearn.org/. You may search for lessons based on grade levels and curriculum areas. You can link to their instructional videos using Google Classroom or your preferred course/learning management system.
  • KitKit School:  Tablet-based learning suite with a comprehensive curriculum spanning early childhood through early primary levels.
  • OneCourse
     – Child-focused application to deliver reading, writing and numeracy education.
  • Quizlet
    – Learning flashcards and games to support learning in multiple subjects.
  • http://www.kahoot.com Create games and quizzes in any language. Responses can be images. Features K-12 games Sign up for Free Premium Access: https://kahoot.com/access-kahoot-premium-for-free/ 
  • Quizziz: https://quizizz.com/
    Explore millions of teacher made quizzes in multiple subject areas. Teacher accounts available with the ability to create classes for your students. Excellent integration with Google Classroom.
  • Age of Learning: https://www.ageoflearning.com/schools
    Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.
  • Wide Open School: https://wideopenschool.org/
    A fantastic resource for teachers and parents covering subject areas, mental health, and other elements to assist your students or child with their continuing education during COVID-19.
  • Edulastic: https://edulastic.com
    Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. Edulastic provides over 35,000 pre-made assessments for teachers to choose from, or you can personalize your own assessments to give to your students. Assessments are and can be aligned with standards; while both teachers and students can receive immediate feedback.
  • WebQuest.Org: https://webquest.org/
    A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. Search by WebQuest title, subject, and grade level to find a WebQuest that is appropriate for you. Can be modified for remote learning in small groups.
  • Classifying Learning: https://app.classifylearning.com/register/teacher
    With Classify Learning, you can easily build, administer, and access real-time results from a variety of online assessment types ranging from simple formatives to state test mirroring summatives using your own items or those from our FREE item bank! Classify Learning is always free for teachers!
  • Problem-Attic: https://www.problem-attic.com/
    Database of about 220,000 questions, all grades and subjects, with PDF creation tools and options for sending documents to Google. Excellent, free resource to use.

Here’s a collection of sites where teachers, authors and celebrities are reading picture books aloud to students:

Here’s a collection of sites to access free, digital books and texts to share with students:

Many authors and illustrators are offering daily videos and live feeds to read and write together. Here are a few:

HyperDocs are free digital lessons that are easy to edit for your eLearning students. Lisa Highfill and colleagues are sharing freely:

Here’s a collection of sites for students to practice their foundational reading skills:

  • Starfall: Starfall offers free games to grades Pre-K through 3 in Math, ELA, and seasonal events. Game selection for the free version is limited, but there is a paid version of the site for more extensive resources. Pre-K resource.
  • ABCYa: ABCYa is an academic game site for multiple subjects and grade levels. You can search by topic or Common Core standard. Free and premium options are available.

Here's a collection of educational podcasts to spark learning at home:

Here is a rich repository of Open Educational Resources (OER):

Still looking for more? Here's a collection of resources for interactive tools and sites, instructional materials and more:

Here's a collection of literacy organizations dedicated to supporting literacy learning all year long with special collections for online and digital learning:

Here are resources for parents supporting students' learning from home:

All levels

  • MathSpring: http://mathspring.org/
    The MathSpring Tutor will help you succeed at math standardized tests by deeply understanding the material. Create a teacher account and classroom. This intelligent tutoring system uses interactive multimedia to support students as they solve math problems.
  • Cuethink: https://www.cuethink.com/howitworks
    Students will use the four phase structure of Understand, Plan, Solve and Review to display their thinking process. The program supports students whose range of proficiency is vastly different. Cuethink structure aligns with the Common Core Standards. Students can explain their steps through thinklets using the drawing and writing tools that are provided. From there teachers can use the students artifacts to highlight errors and successes.
    Grades 2-12
  • Woot Math: https://www.wootmath.com/
    Woot Math is an independent online Math resource that allows students to practice the skills of conceptual fluency around rational numbers. Woot Math makes students solve math problems using different strategies. It is user friendly and students can work through the program at their own pace. While the students work through the program they will receive feedback and instructional videos. Teachers can monitor their students' progress and mastery of Math skills and concepts.
  • Delta Math: https://www.deltamath.com
    Free online application that allows students to practice math on their own or as part of a group. Requires registration.
  • GeoGebra: https://www.geogebra.org
    GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
  • PhET - University of Colorado PhET website interactive Math applications: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/math This website includes many simulations in math. All interactive simulations are free to use.
  • STatistics Education Web (STEW):  https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Education/STEW/home.aspx  STatistics Education Web (STEW) is an online resource that provides peer-reviewed lesson plans for anyone who teaches statistical concepts in their classrooms. This includes K–12 math, science, and social studies teachers, as well as teachers at the college level. STEW lesson plans follow the recommendations of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report, and many are organized around the statistical problem-solving process outlined in GAISE: formulate a statistical question; collect data; analyze data; and interpret results in context.
  • Statistics Teacher: https://www.statisticsteacher.org  Statistics Teacher (ST) is an online journal published by the American Statistical Association (ASA) – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K-12. ST supports the teaching and learning of statistics through education articles, lesson plans, announcements, professional development opportunities, technology, assessment, and classroom resources.
  • At-Home Learning Resources: https://www.invent.org/at-home-learning-resources
    Include STEM activities and lesson plans along with different program interventions. They connect inventors that have built the world around us with the innovators of tomorrow.

Pre-K

  • ABCYa: www.abcya.com
    ABCYa is an academic game site for multiple subjects and grade levels. You can search by topic or Common Core standard and have students play games in areas they need improving. Free and premium options are available.
  • IXL: www.ixl.com
    IXL is a wealth of resources and diagnostic tools covering all grade levels and multiple subjects depending on the grade. It is currently free during school closures.
  • Dybuster AG: https://us.dybuster.com/#!register-school/dybuster/en-us
    Our programs foster key literacy and math skills while promoting effective learning. Calcularis promotes the development and coordination of areas of the brain responsible for processing numbers, quantities, and mathematical calculations. (Free to use until 6/30)
  • Math Game Time: www.mathgametime.com
  • Soft Schools: www.softschools.com
  • Splash Learn: www.splashlearn.com
    SplashLearn, an online educational program that provides comprehensive coverage of the curriculum with over 300 skills for Grades K- 5 The key features of SplashLearn program are- Personalized learning- The SplashLearn proprietary adaptive algorithm creates a dynamic learning path individualized for each child with topic-based placements tests for every grade to access a child's current math proficiency. Aligned to school curriculum- Comprehensive math curriculum aligned to your State Core with a modular build to easily align to other state-specific standards to improve student's test scores on school tests. Adaptive questions- Adaptive and interactive features cause problem structure to increase in complexity with correct answers and allow students to express concepts with relevant math symbols and vocabulary.
  • Starfall: www.starfall.com
  • Open up resources: https://news.openupresources.org/resources-teaching-learning-covid-school-closures
    Open Up Resources makes the highest quality ELA & math curriculum freely accessible to preK-12 educators.

1-5

  • The Math Learning Center (Pre K-5): https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/home-learning The Math Learning Center (MLC) is a nonprofit organization serving the education community. Their mission is to inspire and enable individuals to discover and develop their mathematical confidence and ability. This site offers innovative and standards-based curriculum, resources, and professional development.
  • Curriculum Associates (K- 8). https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school  A distance learning tool that provides interactive lessons for students K-12 for both math and reading.
  • Jumpstart (K-6): https://www.jumpstart.com/academy/math JumpStart Academy Math is an award-winning online individualized math program that provides parents with engaging Kindergarten through 6th grade activities for their children.
  • Community of Learning CICL: https://www.cilc.org/community
    Come one, come all…K-6th grade students at home can participate in live, interactive lessons delivered by CILC’s content providers! Starting Monday, March 23rd you can register your student for programs in every subject area. Beginning March 23rd we will offer, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm Eastern time. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.
  • Splash Learn: https://www.splashlearn.com/
    SplashLearn, an online educational program that provides comprehensive coverage of the curriculum with over 300 skills for Grades K- 5 The key features of SplashLearn program are- Personalized learning- The SplashLearn proprietary adaptive algorithm creates a dynamic learning path individualized for each child with topic-based placements tests for every grade to access a child's current math proficiency. Aligned to school curriculum- Comprehensive math curriculum aligned to your State Core with a modular build to easily align to other state-specific standards to improve student's test scores on school tests. Adaptive questions- Adaptive and interactive features cause problem structure to increase in complexity with correct answers and allow students to express concepts with relevant math symbols and vocabulary.
  • Prodigy: https://www.prodigygame.com/
    Prodigy offers educators the option to set plans and questions that students can answer along with assessments to test their knowledge of a given unit. Free account available.
  • Math Game Time: www.mathgametime.com
  • Arcademics: www.arcademics.com
    Boost student engagement & fact fluency with their free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more! Grades K-6.
  • Math Playground: www.mathplayground.com
  • ABCYa: www.abcya.com
    ABCYa is an academic game site for multiple subjects and grade levels. You can search by topic or Common Core standard and have students play games in areas they need improving. Free and premium options are available.
  • I Know It: www.iknowit.com
  • Turtle Diary: www.turtlediary.com
  • Sheppard Software: www.sheppardsoftware.com
  • IXL: www.ixl.com
    IXL is a wealth of resources and diagnostic tools covering all grade levels and multiple subjects depending on the grade. It is currently free during school closures.
  • https://www.ixl.com/
  • https://www.coolmathgames.com/
  • www.coolmath4kids.com
    Easy to understand lessons, students practice what they learn with quizzes and games
  • www.mathplayground.com
    Math arcade, math videos, story math, logic and math games for Grades 1- 6 including money, time, shapes, graphs, pre-algebra, addition/subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Zearn: https://about.zearn.org/distance-learning?utm_campaign=distance-learning&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=learning-keeps-going
    This site offers math curriculum, intervention, professional development, and implementation support for math teachers grades 1-5.
  • Math Learning Center: https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps
    All apps are available through web app, chrome store, or the Apple app store. The Math Learning Center offers free apps on fractions, geoboards, time, math vocabulary, number frames, money pieces, number pieces, number lines, number racks, and pattern shapes.
    Grades K-6
  • Number Rack Math App: https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps/number-rack
    Facilitates students number sense through online or virtual manipulatives. The app's primary focus is for addition and subtraction. Available through web app, chrome store, or Apple app store.
    Grades K-5
  • OPHEA Healthy Schools Healthy Communities: https://www.ophea.net/node/7476 (Scroll down to "Resource: Activity Counts") This resource includes physical activities promoting math learning. Activity Counts is a series of 27 activity cards that introduce fundamental math concepts and skills to kids in a fun, active way. Activities are grouped according to grades (grades 1-3 or 4-6) and fundamental math concepts and skills including: number sense, numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. These activities are written as group activities, but could easily be adapted for individuals or pairs.

  • IXL: www.ixl.com
    IXL is a wealth of resources and diagnostic tools covering all grade levels and multiple subjects depending on the grade. It is currently free during school closures. Sciences begins at Grade 2 and goes up.
  • PebbleGo: https://www.pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures
    PebbleGo is a collection of curriculum-connected resources specifically for K-2 student research, fact-finding, and nonfiction exposure. All content is read-aloud by professional voice over artists, providing scaffolding for beginning readers, students of any age who are learning English and some special education students. Each article has at least one built-in activity.
  • Community of Learning CICL: https://www.cilc.org/community
    Come one, come all…K-6th grade students at home can participate in live, interactive lessons delivered by CILC’s content providers! Starting Monday, March 23rd you can register your student for programs in every subject area. Beginning March 23rd we will offer, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm Eastern time. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.
  • STEM for All Multiplex: https://multiplex.videohall.com/
    Bringing together over 800 videos from the STEM for All Showcases. Explore videos addressing science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science education. For grades K-12.
  • Kids Discover! Free for 3 months (No credit card needed, choose the Purchase Order option, then enter the Code FREETHREE in the Coupon Code AND Purchase Order fields.
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8FeuVh5AwwY5S5gkSN7Dw_tWpRneVdq1FhGyYvCO1N83cug/viewform?vero_id=kdo1880662&vero_conv=DkrC-H3AHXmsRWwMpvELoS067gYxZI3gCO2Am6Tx-g30eb3QJC5zS57pJ5UxI_RMPRKPShL2NkZRP0avfhAK4LV0J5ZwSgb0jQ%3D%3D
  • Bill Nye Science: https://www.billnye.com/
    Comprehensive site for science including videos, home experiments, and other materials to teach science.
  • Teach Engineering - STEM Curriculum for K-12: https://www.teachengineering.org/
    A wealth of material you can have your students complete while learning remotely. Browse by curricular units, lessons, maker challenges, activities, or standards.
  • PhET - University of Colorado PhET website interactive Science applications: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new This website includes many simulations in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, etc. All interactive simulations are free to use.
  • At-Home Learning Resources: https://www.invent.org/at-home-learning-resources
    Include STEM activities and lesson plans along with different program interventions. They connect inventors that have built the world around us with the innovators of tomorrow.
  • Chemistry: Alchem.ie Chemistry Interactive Apps: http://www.alchem.ie/ Alchemie's apps allow users to share and build molecular animations to understand chemical concepts along with many other features. The apps include Animator, Mechanism, Modeler, Isomers, Isomers AR.
  • Amplify free learning videos (K-8) : https://freeresources.amplify.com/ To help educators and families, we’ve pulled from our top-rated programs to create a series of remote learning experiences that are high-quality, easy to use at home, and totally free, including ELA, science, and math resources for grades K-8.

Pre-K

K-5

  • Community of Learning CICL: https://www.cilc.org/community
    Come one, come all…K-6th grade students at home can participate in live, interactive lessons delivered by CILC’s content providers! Starting Monday, March 23rd you can register your student for programs in every subject area. Beginning March 23rd we will offer, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm Eastern time. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers.
  • Arcademics: www.arcademics.com
  • PebbleGo: https://www.pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures
    PebbleGo is a collection of curriculum-connected resources specifically for K-2 student research, fact-finding, and nonfiction exposure. All content is read-aloud by professional voice over artists, providing scaffolding for beginning readers, students of any age who are learning English and some special education students. Each article has at least one built-in activity.
  • IXL: www.ixl.com
    IXL is a wealth of resources and diagnostic tools covering all grade levels and multiple subjects depending on the grade. It is currently free during school closures. Social studies begins at grade 2 and goes up.
  • Econ Lowdown: https://www.econlowdown.org/
    Econ Lowdown is a FREE online platform with over 400 resources, including videos, modules, and articles, all with built-in questions, for teaching economics and personal finance to K-12+ students.
  • News-O-Matic: https://newsomatic.org/#get-free-access
    News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for kids, available on web and mobile. Every article is 100% original, designed to be safe and appropriate for readers of all ages. The texts are written at a variety of reading levels from grades K through 8. Every story is translated by native speakers from English into Spanish, French, and Arabic. And all these texts — at all levels and languages — are read out loud so kids can listen along. News-O-Matic includes teacher tools, such as a dashboard to track student progress and comprehension quizzes correlated to state and national standards.

  • Tynker: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebnn8LJ4rCJgUeRAhGDB-2Aqh7j6Xx9lbOXRmB7CtxCHqfug/viewform
    The link is for signing up for a free license due to school closures. Tynker provides a complete scaffolded gamified coding and curriculum, coding integration into STEM subjects, intuitive programming tools, and comprehensive educator resources to run a successful Coding/CS program for K-12 schools.
  • Boolean Girl: https://booleangirl.org/full-stem-ahead/
    A live presentation that engages students in engineering and coding projects. This site provides online events to help teach students how "to code, build, invent and animate." The events take place from 3pm to 4pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • 10 Minutes of Code: https://education.ti.com/en/activities/ti-codes/84/10-minutes
    Coding site for grades K-12 on free lessons for coding including instructions, units, lesson plans, and free downloads.
  • Hello Ruby: https://www.helloruby.com/
    The world's most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology and programming. Activities on a range of CS topics, like the ability to decompose a problem, spot patterns, think algorithmically, debug problems and work together. (for ages 4-10)
  • ScratchJr: https://www.scratchjr.org/
    With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.
  • Computer Science Teachers Association: https://www.csteachers.org/
    The Computer Science Teachers Association has compiled resources to support teaching during COVID-19 for K-12 teachers, including resources for starting teaching online, self-guided online learning platforms, and online courses for both students and teachers, and learning at home resources for parents.
  • CS Unplugged: www.csunplugged.org
    Limited or no internet access? Check out these unplugged activities.
    CSUnplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. (for ages 5-14)
  • CS First: https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/s/en/home
    CS First modules for programming in Scratch, aligned to a variety of themes — always free. (Grade 4-9)
  • Codecraft Works: https://www.codecraftworks.com
    Create something you love with code, gain experience in professional programming languages, and share your portfolio of digital projects. (ages 8 to 18)
  • Create with Code Live: https://learn.unity.com/course/create-with-code-live
    Free online coding program/classes that are aligned with ISTE standards. Students can learn coding through game development in an engaging and interactive way. You can register for free classes to enhance students' computer science skills. All grade levels
  • Free Coding Curriculum Lessons & Resources: https://girlswhocode.com/clubs/
    120 plus hours of free lessons for female students who are interested in coding. There are two separate programs, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12. The programs focus on computer sciences and coding. Students work together to solve real-world computer science programs through coding and more. They will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions to formulate the programs. Grades 3-12
  • GeoGebra: https://www.geogebra.org
    GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.

  • Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/
    Here is another fun website to practice language skills and to get some ideas on how different layers of language (e.g., semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) build on each other. This can be a fun supplementary to what students can practice at home, on their smartphones, or their iPads. What is more, they have the option of choosing a language they want to practice. This will help them practice both their first language skills as well as their English language skills. Here are some tips when using this website: Create an account for yourself so that you can track your progress; Choose a language; Answer this question: Why are you learning a language? Now, choose a daily goal (e.g., 15 minutes a day)Choose “google account.” Now Enjoy and learn a new language!
  • ELL Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3753287
  • Englishclub: https://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/vocabulary/
    This platform is mainly geared towards ENL students, so that they can practice their language skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading). They can learn new vocabulary items and take a fun quiz. The quizzes are then, scored. This way, students can get some feedback on it.
  • Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/
    Oftentimes, language educators are encouraged to implement authentic material when lesson planning. This platform helps language educators to watch news, and use it to watch podcasts and learn about the world. This platform provides authentic listening videos for ENL students so that they can use it to boost their listening comprehension skills and their speaking skills. The link offers free audios and videos.
  • National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/
    National Geographic website is a great resource to assist ENL teachers to find lesson plans, maps, and reference resources. Teachers can use this platform to integrate the language instruction with other content areas (e.g., social studies, ELA, Geography, Earth Science, Storytelling). The texts are grade-based, and most of the resources contain multi-modal referents (e.g., pictures, videos) so that the content becomes more comprehensible for the ENL students.
  • Podcasts in English: https://www.podcastsinenglish.com/index.shtml
    This platform provides podcasts in English. The texts are leveled so you can choose the specific level. When you choose a certain level, you can find the following information:
    ·Transcript of the podcasts
    ·Specific Worksheet & Answers
    ·Vocabulary tasks
    ·Also, there is an “extra” tab on this website so that you can work on your grammar skills, vocabulary knowledge, and take fun quizzes.
  • Voces Digital: https://www.vocesdigital.com/covid19.php
    Voces is a collection of world language titles covering Spanish levels 1-AP®, French levels 1-3, and ESL levels 1-4, and incorporating grammar, vocabulary, and comprehensible input-based approaches to language learning. Each title in the Voces library contains a vast collection of online resources that parallel your existing curriculum. Free access is available until the end of the school year.

Middle School/High School

  • There are many online mini-lessons/lectures out there, such as on https://www.khanacademy.org/ and http://www.watchknowlearn.org/. You may search for lessons based on grade levels and curriculum areas. You can link to their instructional videos using Google Classroom or your preferred course/learning management system.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home: Click Here
  • Ditch That Textbook: https://ditchthattextbook.com/elearning-activities/
    General e-learning activities for your remote classroom.
  • Quizziz: https://quizizz.com/
    Explore millions of teacher made quizzes in multiple subject areas. Teacher accounts available with the ability to create classes for your students. Excellent integration with Google Classroom.
  • Age of Learning: https://www.ageoflearning.com/schools
    Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.
  • Bill Nye Science: https://www.billnye.com/
    Comprehensive site for science including videos, home experiments, and other materials to teach science.
  • Texas Instruments STEM Projects https://education.ti.com/en/resources/stem-projects
    Online STEM resource for grades 6-12 filled with projects, lesson plans, “mini STEM camps”.
  • Wide Open School: https://wideopenschool.org/
    A fantastic resource for teachers and parents covering subject areas, mental health, and other elements to assist your students or child with their continuing education during COVID-19.
  • Edulastic: https://edulastic.com
    Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. Edulastic provides over 35,000 pre-made assessments for teachers to choose from, or you can personalize your own assessments to give to your students. Assessments are and can be aligned with standards; while both teachers and students can receive immediate feedback.
  • WebQuest.Org: https://webquest.org/
    A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. Search by WebQuest title, subject, and grade level to find a WebQuest that is appropriate for you. Can be modified for remote learning in small groups.
  • Classifying Learning: https://app.classifylearning.com/register/teacher
    With Classify Learning, you can easily build, administer, and access real-time results from a variety of online assessment types ranging from simple formatives to state test mirroring summatives using your own items or those from our FREE item bank! Classify Learning is always free for teachers!
  • Problem-Attic: https://www.problem-attic.com/
    Database of about 220,000 questions, all grades and subjects, with PDF creation tools and options for sending documents to Google. Excellent, free resource to use.

Here’s a collection of sites to access free, digital books and texts to share with students:

Many authors and illustrators are offering daily videos and live feeds to read and write together. Here are a few:

HyperDocs are free digital lessons that are easy to edit for your eLearning students. Lisa Highfill and colleagues are sharing freely:

Here is a rich repository of Open Educational Resources (OER):

Still looking for more? Here's a collection of resources for interactive tools and sites, instructional materials and more:

Here's a collection of literacy organizations dedicated to supporting literacy learning all year long with special collections for online and digital learning:

All levels

  • MathSpring: http://mathspring.org/
    The MathSpring Tutor will help you succeed at math standardized tests by deeply understanding the material. Create a teacher account and classroom. This intelligent tutoring system uses interactive multimedia to support students as they solve math problems.
  • Media4Math: https://media4math.com/OER-Resources?page=0
    Grades 6-12 math website that offers free open educational resource demos for students to watch. Topics include geometry, Algebra, and pre-calculus.
  • Cuethink: https://www.cuethink.com/howitworks
    Students will use the four phase structure of Understand, Plan, Solve and Review to display their thinking process. The program supports students whose range of proficiency is vastly different. Cuethink structure aligns with the Common Core Standards. Students can explain their steps through thinklets using the drawing and writing tools that are provided. From there teachers can use the students artifacts to highlight errors and successes.
    Grades 2-12
  • Woot Math: https://www.wootmath.com/
    Woot Math is an independent online Math resource that allows students to practice the skills of conceptual fluency around rational numbers. Woot Math makes students solve math problems using different strategies. It is user friendly and students can work through the program at their own pace. While the students work through the program they will receive feedback and instructional videos. Teachers can monitor their students' progress and mastery of Math skills and concepts.
  • Delta Math: https://www.deltamath.com
    Free online application that allows students to practice math on their own or as part of a group. Requires registration.
  • Desmos: https://www.desmos.com/
    Online application that graphs and solves functions. Also offers downloadable iOS and Android apps.
  • GeoGebra: https://www.geogebra.org
    GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
  • Math Planet: https://www.mathplanet.com/
    From Mathcentrum, a Swedish not-for-profit, this website contains math lessons and examples from pre-algebra through geometry and practice for SAT and ACT exams.
  • PhET - University of Colorado PhET website interactive math simulations: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/math A rich resource full of interactive simulations, ready to use.
  • STatistics Education Web (STEW): https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Education/STEW/home.aspx  STatistics Education Web (STEW) is an online resource that provides peer-reviewed lesson plans for anyone who teaches statistical concepts in their classrooms. This includes K–12 math, science, and social studies teachers, as well as teachers at the college level. STEW lesson plans follow the recommendations of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report, and many are organized around the statistical problem-solving process outlined in GAISE: formulate a statistical question; collect data; analyze data; and interpret results in context.
  • Statistics Teacher: https://www.statisticsteacher.org  Statistics Teacher (ST) is an online journal published by the American Statistical Association (ASA) – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K-12. ST supports the teaching and learning of statistics through education articles, lesson plans, announcements, professional development opportunities, technology, assessment, and classroom resources.
  • Bootstrap World:  https://www.bootstrapworld.org/materials/algebra/ This resource includes research-based curricular modules for grades 6-12. Our materials reinforce core concepts from algebra, enabling non-CS teachers to adopt our introductory materials while delivering rigorous and engaging computing content drawn from CS classes at universities like Brown, WPI, and Northeastern.

6-8

  • ASSISTments (grades 5-9): https://new.assistments.org/content  ASSISTments is a free tool for math teachers to assign homework and classwork. Students receive feedback as they complete their work, and teachers receive a report with student- and class-level insights to inform instruction. Compatible with Google Classroom and many common curricula (IM, Open Up, EngageNY). For grades 5-9
  • Spark 101: https://www.spark101.org/blog/spark-101-as-a-distance-learning-resource/
    Free Spark101 videos—co-developed by educators, employers, and our experts—engage students in authentic STEM problem solving.
  • IXL: www.ixl.com
    IXL is a wealth of resources and diagnostic tools covering all grade levels and multiple subjects depending on the grade. It is currently free during school closures.
  • Arcademics: www.arcademics.com
    Boost student engagement & fact fluency with their free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more! Grades K-6.
  • Math Learning Center: https://www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/apps
    All apps are available through web app, chrome store, or the Apple app store. The Math Learning Center offers free apps on fractions, geoboards, time, math vocabulary, number frames, money pieces, number pieces, number lines, number racks, and pattern shapes.

9-12

  • Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/science
    Science resources on Khan academy across multiple areas of high school science.
  • WeTeachNYC: https://www.weteachnyc.org/resources/collection/earth-science/
    The resources in this collection support teachers and students of Regents Earth Science classes. The instructional materials (at the bottom of the page) address topics relevant across earth and space sciences and are not specifically linked to one unit of the Scope and Sequence. For instructional materials by topic or Regents prep materials, click the collections for geology, meteorology, astronomy, human impact on the environment, and Regents review.
  • Breakout EDU: https://www.breakoutedu.com/covid19
    Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform that brings the challenge and fun of an escape room to your classroom. ELA, math, science, and social studies topic covered. Full free access provided until the end of the school year.
  • CK-12: www.ck12.org
    CK-12 provides free courses in Math and Science (and more) for grades 1-12. The courses are highly engaging for students with real time feedback using interactive content and adaptive practice.
  • STEM for All Multiplex: https://multiplex.videohall.com/
    Bringing together over 800 videos from the STEM for All Showcases. Explore videos addressing science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science education. For grades K-12.
  • Bill Nye Science: https://www.billnye.com/
    Comprehensive site for science including videos, home experiments, and other materials to teach science.
  • Calculator Soup: https://www.calculatorsoup.com/
    A vast collection of easy to use calculators well organized by topic. Free to users.
  • Edulastic: https://edulastic.com
    Edulastic is an online K-12 assessment tool. Edulastic provides over 35,000 pre-made assessments for teachers to choose from, or you can personalize your own assessments to give to your students. Assessments are and can be aligned with standards; while both teachers and students can receive immediate feedback.

Virtual labs and simulations for various areas

More coming.

More to come.


Virtual labs and simulations for various areas

More to come.

More to come.

6-12

  • Georgia Virtual Learning: http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/MathResources/MathShared/SharedGSECoordinateAlgebra.aspx
    GVA is a rich repository of open educational resources (OER) in social studies, including American Government, AP History, AP Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP US History, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, World History, and Geography. The resources are in video, text, and multimedia format, and completely free!
    GVA also includes Middle School specific content for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies topics. http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/MSResources/MSShared/SharedMSSocialStudies618.aspx
  • Scholar Exchanges and Classroom Exchanges: https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/classroom-exchanges/online-civic-learning-opportunities Provide online civic learning activities where students can sit in on and participate in zoom discussion about the constitution with scholars. Students have the opportunity to have live discussion with people all around the world about the constitution topic discussed in the Zoom video. There is a schedule provided on their website including what they will be discussing, with whom, and the links. The links can be easily emailed or shared in google classroom for easy access for your students.
  • Brainpop: https://go.brainpop.com/covid19
    BrainPOP's animated movies, creative thinking tools, interactive quizzes, and playful assessments have made a difference for millions of students.
  • Breakout EDU: https://www.breakoutedu.com/covid19
    Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform that brings the challenge and fun of an escape room to your classroom. ELA, math, science, and social studies topic covered. Full free access provided until the end of the school year.
  • CrashCourse History Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
    Crash Course believes that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.
  • Spartacus Educational: https://spartacus-educational.com/
    A resource for global history. It contains free encyclopedia entries that directly connect to primary source documents, making it a useful tool for educators looking to give students a starting point in their research.
  • Fordham University Global History: https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/modsbookfull.asp
    Resource for global history. Topics are organized into periods of American history. Full texts available. Excellent jumping point for remote lessons.
  • UShistory.org: https://www.ushistory.org/
    The site contains thousands of individual pages covering all aspects of U.S. History. You can use the search feature at the top of the page, or browse one of the following topic headings. Textbooks are included.
  • Kialo Edu: https://www.kialo-edu.com/
    Grades 6-12
    Is an always free tool that facilitates online debates and discussions through visually appealing formats and charts. Kialo allows you to assess learning while monitoring and contributing to debates and discussions.
  • Todo sobre España: https://www.red2000.com/spain/1f-map.html
    A site that provides information and resources all about Spain. The site is offered in both English and Spanish. The site gives you a complete guide to travel, regions, cities, coasts, islands, and culture through interactive maps, tours, texts, and guides. (free access)
  • World101
    https://world101.cfr.org/
    Grades 9-12
    World101 is a site that offers many resources such as virtual modules on Global Era Issues and Regions of the World through multimedia content, graphs and charts.
  • Activity Learn: https://www.activelylearn.com/
    Digital curriculum platform for middle school and high school ELA, science, and social studies. Includes: A special PD service—such as “train the trainer” sessions—because of COVID-19; Prerecorded webinars or video; Current ongoing webinar series; Help desk or chatbot.  (Free access immediately, during COVID-19 time period).
  • Timeline Creator Tool: https://timeline.knightlab.com/
    Easy-to-create timelines
  • Econ Lowdown: https://www.econlowdown.org/
    Econ Lowdown is a FREE online platform with over 400 resources, including videos, modules, and articles, all with built-in questions, for teaching economics and personal finance to K-12+ students.

6-8

  • IXL: www.ixl.com
    IXL is a wealth of resources and diagnostic tools covering all grade levels and multiple subjects depending on the grade. It is currently free during school closures.
  • News-O-Matic: https://newsomatic.org/#get-free-access
    News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for kids, available on web and mobile. Every article is 100% original, designed to be safe and appropriate for readers of all ages. The texts are written at a variety of reading levels from grades K through 8. Every story is translated by native speakers from English into Spanish, French, and Arabic. And all these texts — at all levels and languages — are read out loud so kids can listen along. News-O-Matic includes teacher tools, such as a dashboard to track student progress and comprehension quizzes correlated to state and national standards.

  • WebQuest inquiry tasks
    A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson in which learners work on a challenging task using online resources. On the website of https://webquest.org/, you can find a rich collection of Webquest lessons designed for the different grade levels and curriculum areas. You can find and open a Webquest that suits your teaching need, copy the URL and share it with your students through your class homepage or in email.
    For more info: A KNILT mini-course on Webquest 
  • Project-based learning
    If students have an extended period of time for remote learning, you could turn it into a great opportunity for self-directed, project-based learning. You can find well-designed project based learning lessons at the following sites. You can search for curriculum-aligned projects at https://my.pblworks.org/ (across all areas) and  https://wise.berkeley.edu/(secondary science). Each project has a challenge/task together with inquiry processes, resources and guidelines.  See the teacher guide on how to get started with a WISE project: https://wise.berkeley.edu/help/getting-started
  • Boolean Girl: https://booleangirl.org/full-stem-ahead/
    A live presentation that engages students in engineering and coding projects. This site provides online events to help teach students how "to code, build, invent and animate." The events take place from 3pm to 4pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Georgia Virtual Network - Computer Science Principles: Click Here
    Georgia Virtual Network presents a full, online course covering Computer Science Principles.
  • Georgia Virtual Learning - AP Computer Science Principles: Click Here
    AP Computer Science Principles course presented by Georgia Virtual Learning.
  • Georgia Virtual Network - AP Computer Science: Click Here
    Georgia Virtual Network presents a full, online course covering AP Computer Science.
  • 10 Minutes of Code: https://education.ti.com/en/activities/ti-codes/84/10-minutes
    Coding site for grades K-12 on free lessons for coding including instructions, units, lesson plans, and free downloads.
  • Computer Science Teachers Association: https://www.csteachers.org/
    The Computer Science Teachers Association has compiled resources to support teaching during COVID-19 for K-12 teachers, including resources for starting teaching online, self-guided online learning platforms, and online courses for both students and teachers, and learning at home resources for parents.
  • Code.org: Learning computer science when schools are closed: https://code.org/athome
    Code.org suggested some of its activities for self-guided learning at home, including Hour of Code-- engaging, introductory tutorials, video libraries, unplugged activities for limited or no internet access, support for teachers currently teaching Code.org courses.
  • CS First: https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/s/en/home
    CS First modules for programming in Scratch, aligned to a variety of themes — always free. (Grade 4-9)
  • Codecraft Works: https://www.codecraftworks.com
    Create something you love with code, gain experience in professional programming languages, and share your portfolio of digital projects. (ages 8 to 18)
  • CodeHS: https://codehs.com/
    CodeHS offers courses on many topics (grades 6-12) - always free. Pro features free through June; see guide for virtual learning. (6-12 grade)
  • Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing
    Khan Academy courses and activities on a variety of CS topics (grades 6-12) — always free.
  • Create with Code Live: https://learn.unity.com/course/create-with-code-live
    Free online coding program/classes that are aligned with ISTE standards. Students can learn coding through game development in an engaging and interactive way. You can register for free classes to enhance students' computer science skills. All grade levels
  • Free Coding Curriculum Lessons & Resources: https://girlswhocode.com/clubs/
    120 plus hours of free lessons for female students who are interested in coding. There are two separate programs, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12. The programs focus on computer sciences and coding. Students work together to solve real-world computer science programs through coding and more. They will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions to formulate the programs. Grades 3-12
  • Codelicious: https://www.codelicious.com/free-teacher-resources
    Free coding e-Learnings for teachers and students to watch and learn the basics of coding.
  • GeoGebra: https://www.geogebra.org
    GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
  • StarLogo Nova - free coding application from MIT: https://www.slnova.org StarLogo Nova is an agent-based game and simulation programming environment that combines an easy-to-use blocks-based programming language with a powerful simulation engine and 3D renderer. Created and maintained by MIT.
  • WeScheme: https://www.wescheme.org/
    WeScheme is a web-based programming environment that allows us to write, run, and share programs on the web. Programs written in WeScheme should be available from any computer with a capable JavaScript-enabled web browser. See "Help" for more details after logging in.
  • Problets: http://www.problets.org/ Problets are problem solving software assistants for learning, reinforcement and assessment of programming concepts. They are designed to help students learn programming concepts through small-scale problem-solving, and as a supplement to large-scale programming traditionally used in introductory programming courses. At this site, you can find out more about the capabilities of the problets, their pedagogy, and about using them in your courses.
  • Blackbird School: https://blackbird.school/more.php Blackbird school is an innovative online platform that teaches the principles of computer programming. Our project-oriented curriculum is designed for the true coding beginner. Students are introduced to new concepts and techniques in our lessons until they have the skills to create their own programs from scratch in our sandbox environment. Helpful error messages make learning to program in a text-based language easier than ever. Built-in features like the Docs, Show me, and Step Tasks ensure students are successful learning to code. Teachers, coding pros, or newcomers have the tools they need to learn alongside students, monitor student progress, review errors, and make comments on student programs.
  • Mouse Open Projects: https://projects.mouse.org/  Mouse Open Projects: Free, no account required, creative STEM, CS and technology activities for students in grades 5-12 learning. Includes creative technology projects you can do on your own!

  • SmartMusic: https://www.smartmusic.com/SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow. Free to schools closed due to COVID-19.

  • Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/
    Here is another fun website to practice language skills and to get some ideas on how different layers of language (e.g., semantics, syntax, and pragmatics) build on each other. This can be a fun supplementary to what students can practice at home, on their smartphones, or their iPads. What is more, they have the option of choosing a language they want to practice. This will help them practice both their first language skills as well as their English language skills. Here are some tips when using this website: Create an account for yourself so that you can track your progress; Choose a language; Answer this question: Why are you learning a language? Now, choose a daily goal (e.g., 15 minutes a day)Choose “google account.” Now Enjoy and learn a new language!
  • ELL Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3753287
  • Englishclub: https://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/vocabulary/
    This platform is mainly geared towards ENL students, so that they can practice their language skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading). They can learn new vocabulary items and take a fun quiz. The quizzes are then, scored. This way, students can get some feedback on it.
  • Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/
    Oftentimes, language educators are encouraged to implement authentic material when lesson planning. This platform helps language educators to watch news, and use it to watch podcasts and learn about the world. This platform provides authentic listening videos for ENL students so that they can use it to boost their listening comprehension skills and their speaking skills. The link offers free audios and videos.
  • National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/
    National Geographic website is a great resource to assist ENL teachers to find lesson plans, maps, and reference resources. Teachers can use this platform to integrate the language instruction with other content areas (e.g., social studies, ELA, Geography, Earth Science, Storytelling). The texts are grade-based, and most of the resources contain multi-modal referents (e.g., pictures, videos) so that the content becomes more comprehensible for the ENL students.
  • NewsELA: https://newsela.com/
    A database of current events stories tailor-made for classroom use. Indexed by broad theme (e.g. War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money), stories are both student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level. Materials on this platform can be differentiated for the ENL students. Teachers can provide lower grade level texts to students whose English proficiency is not at their grade level.
  • Podcasts in English: https://www.podcastsinenglish.com/index.shtml
    This platform provides podcasts in English. The texts are levelled so you can choose the specific level. When you choose a certain level, you can find the following information:
    ·Transcript of the podcasts
    ·Specific Worksheet & Answers
    ·Vocabulary tasks
    ·Also, there is an “extra” tab on this website so that you can work on your grammar skills, vocabulary knowledge, and take fun quizzes.
  • Teen Ink: https://www.teenink.com/
    A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. For over 25 years, Teen Ink has offered teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives – everything from love and family to school, current events, and self-esteem. Hundreds of thousands of students, aged 13 -19, have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 55,000 teens since 1989. Distributed through classrooms by English and Art teachers, and available in libraries nationwide, Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens today. Teen Ink is devoted to helping teens share their own voices, while developing reading, writing, creative and critical-thinking skills.
  • Voces Digital: https://www.vocesdigital.com/covid19.php
    Voces is a collection of world language titles covering Spanish levels 1-AP®, French levels 1-3, and ESL levels 1-4, and incorporating grammar, vocabulary, and comprehensible input-based approaches to language learning. Each title in the Voces library contains a vast collection of online resources that parallel your existing curriculum. Free access is available until the end of the school year.

  • Bloomz - A communication service for free to all schools through June 30th. Teachers, parents and students can communicate in real-time to share lessons, student work and feedback.
    https://freetrial.bloomz.com/coronavirus-schools/
  • Vector Solutions: https://www.vectorsolutions.com/about-us/vector-cares/ A site that provides teachers and families with students in grades K-12 videos and updates on COVID-19 and how to prepare your classroom, home, and other necessary measures during this time. This is a free micro-course available for desktops, cell phones, and tablets.
  • Professional Development:
    PBS Professional Development: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/professional-development/ Ideas for K-12 teachers in regards to assessment, planning, preparation, effective classroom, and disciplines

    Counseling services/College Preparations:

    Frank Fasa: https://withfrank.org/fafsa-main/
    A free online site that helps 12th grade students fill with FASFA for college

    Voyage: https://www.voyagecourse.com/
    An online program that prepares students for their life after high school. This is typically part of a counselors job, to prepare students for college or what their plans are after school. Voyage takes students through steps of: who am I, career planning, college planning, financial responsibility, and everyday living.

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