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





Scholastic "Learn at Home"




Discovery Education


  • 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.



Museums


  • 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


Classroom Activities




Live Animal 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

  • ABC Mouse/Adventure Academy

  • 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


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