The Ultimate Learning Resources Guide During Social Distancing
Updated: Mar 16, 2020
We hear you, social distancing is hard (as my 4 year old says). Schools and daycares are closed. Parents are working from home. And the kids (and parents) are getting cabin fever!
Virtual Field Trips
San Diego Zoo Kids - learn about different animals, watch videos, read stories & play games. Check out the live Ape cam here and different craft activities here!
San Diego Zoo Animal & Plants - Enjoy combing through a variety of different animals from cheetahs to naked mole rats.
Access Mars and view the real surface of Mars brought to you by the Curiosity Rover
Farm 360 - Virtually visit 11 different farms from diary and grain to sheep and pig farms.
Great Wall of China - visit the Great Wall of China from the comfort of your own home.
Educational Games & Resources
Prodigy - Math
MathScore - Math
Khan Academy - Math
Squiggle Park (3 - 8+) - Reading
Squiggle Park (Grades 2 - 8+) - Reading
Storyline - Reading
Mystery Science Mini Lessons - Science
Kids.National Geographic - Science
Typing Club - Writing
History for Kids - Social Studies
Amaze - Sexual Education - AMAZE envisions a world that recognizes child and adolescent sexual development as natural and healthy, a world in which young people everywhere are supported and affirmed and the adults in their lives communicate openly and honestly with them about puberty, reproduction, relationships, sex and sexuality.
American Panorama - historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.
Scholastic "Learn at Home"
Experience Polar Bears | Virtual Field Trip - watch experience polar bears in the tundra, view a 30-min question & answer session and participate in after viewing activities for K-4+
Social Emotional Skills through Soar with Wings - Viewers will follow students throughout their day as they explain and model how the words of the pledge help them better understand themselves, control their actions, strengthen their relationships, and use their wings to soar!
Future.U - Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators - Geared towards students in grades 6–12, FUTURE U. uses hands-on, experiential learning to ignite excitement and inspire them to become tomorrow’s innovators.
Manufacture Your Future Self - Take a virtual tour of Arconic’s Advanced Manufacturing hub in Alcoa, Tennessee and learn about the exciting ways robotics and digital technology impact the skills needed to succeed in Advanced Manufacturing.
Louvre - travel to Paris, France and take a virtual field trip of the Louvre. Complete virtual tours of the Egyptian Antiquities, Remains of the Louvre's Moat, and Galerie d'Apollon.
Boston Children's Museum - take a virtual tour of Boston Children's Museum thanks to Google Maps. View their 100 Ways to Play resource
All Kids Networks - printable, worksheets, and crafts
Live Animal Cams
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Check out live cams for otters, sharks, jellyfish and many more!
San Diego Zoo Kids - view apes, elephants, penguins, pandas, tigers, oh my!
Live on Camera at the Houston Zoo - leafcutter ant cam, rhino yard cam and chimp window cam
Georgia Aquarium Ocean Voyager - see belugas, sea otters, and barrier reef live cams
Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
Below we have the entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. We’ve provided direct links for you below. All you need to do is click the link and follow the instructions on that website to sign-up.
2Simple - Age 3-11- coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for maths, spelling and grammar.
3P Learning - 4 week free trial
Accessibyte - Accessibyte was founded with one simple goal in mind: make amazing software for blind users!
ActivEd, Inc. - web-based lessons for pre-K to second-grade students that integrate movement with language arts, math, and reading content
Actively Learn - web-based reading platform that helps students read deeply and think critically, with thousands of texts and associated instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies.
Active History - Free one-month trial