Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Learning and Stay Entertained!
This is in no way a complete list of all of the wonderful tools and services available during the Covid-19 crisis, but it’s our hope that these resources make your days of social distancing more enlightening, less stressful, and a whole lot more fun!
Learning Resources & Tools
Scholastic Learn at Home
5 days of free lessons ready right now. 15 more are rumored to be in the works.
Game-based math for grades 5-10. Free for students and teachers for 60 days (or longer if your school is still closed).
Easy-to-use, online coding platform for kids. Free until May.
ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy & ReadingIQ
Interactive online learning. Must be activated by your school before students can gain access. Free until further notice.
Standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms. Includes digital textbooks, multimedia and professional development. Free until the end of the school year.
High quality podcasts and lesson collections for ELA, Social Studies and Science. Free for parents and teachers through May 31.
Tools designed to help struggling learners catch up to their grade-level peers. Must be activated by your school before students can gain access. Free for the rest of the year.
Curriculum/lessons for improving reading comprehension. Reading material/passages, quizzes, vocabulary and more. Free all the time. Donations suggested.
2Simple | Purple Mash & Serial Mash
Open-ended tools for students to learn coding, writing, math and more in a hands-on, creative way. Free until your school reopens.
Many communities are offering services for residents too. Our local library is giving away free digital library cards (for ebooks). One of our favorite bakeries is offering free cake decorating classes via webinar. And, the bagel shop down the road is giving away free food for anyone who needs or asks. To find out what might be available in your area, you can look in these places:
City & County Websites and/or Social Media Pages
Local Library Website and/or Social Media
Area Music & Arts Associations
(symphonies, museums, playhouses, etc.)
Community Facebook Groups
(search for your city/county and see what pops up!)
To find even more resources and share experiences with other teachers, check out the Amazing Educational Resources Group on Facebook or visit their website for an even more thorough list of resources being offered to educators during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Music, Arts, Media & Games
Free virtual tours broken into bite-sized sections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art | MetKids
Images and video from the museum with kid-friendly explanations. Suggested for ages 7-12. Always free.
Virtual Field Trips
Video field trips aligns to states’ educational standards. Free 60-day membership or longer if needed).
New England Aquarium
Free virtual visits. Both live and recorded options.
Stream hit Broadway shows and musicals in HD. Free for 7 days.
The Metropolitan Opera (The Met)
Streaming a different opera every night. Schedule currently runs through March 22.
Streaming recorded concerts free. See their website for updated performance days/times.
Live Streams & Virtual Concerts (Billboard artists)
Many musicians are taking their performances to social media. (John Legend played live on Instagram yesterday. Charlie Puth released a performance today on Facebook.) Visit Billboard.com for an ongoing, updated list.
Live Streams & Virtual Concerts (Classical, Symphonic and Folk)
Classical music has been shown to improve test scores and reduce anxiety and right now you can listen to top artists online for free. NPR published an extensive list of performances this week.