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GOOGLE ARTS AND CULTURE

Excellent curation and an unmatched art collection invite exploration.

Bottom line: A one-stop shop for a vast amount of compellingly curated and contextualized art, but it's lacking educator supports.


KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.


NOVA-PBS

Compelling science videos have high-quality classroom applications.

Bottom line: Stellar simulations, teacher guides, and other activities can stand on their own, and they're enhanced with high-quality video content.


SCHOLASTIC FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Scholastic is offering FREE educational resources for students during these closures.  Please check out the the services they are offering.


VIRTUAL MUSEUMS

This article is from the Make Tech Easier website and provides links to several virtual museum tours from around the world.  You can visit The Louvre, National Womens History Museum, The Oriental Institute Museum, The Spy Museum, and The National Museum of Natural History.


VOCABULARYSPELLING CITY (FREE)

Dear Educator,

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we recognize that many schools are moving to a virtual learning option. Your health and safety, along with the safety of your educators and families, are the most important things during these difficult times. Learning can continue outside of the classroom walls, and we want to make sure students still have the opportunity to fill their hearts with the joy of learning.

VocabularySpellingCity is offering free access to our site for the rest of the school year to every school affected.

To take advantage of this offer, simply enter the code: VSCFree90 upon registration on our website, and you’ll immediately have access to this powerful tool, no matter where you or your students are!
Again, use code VSCFree90 upon registration to prepare your students and teachers for any scenario with VocabularySpellingCity.
To learn more about VocabularySpellingCity or to sign up today, visit our website at www.spellingcity.com

Please forward to your families or any educator who needs resources to help learning continue while out of the physical classroom.


WE ARE TEACHERS ACTIVITIES

The following is a list from We Are Teachers with activities and resources available. 

Click the We Are Teachers link to access their direct website for additional activities, resources, and content.


ELEMENTARY WEBSITES K-6
ABCYA

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Our activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. We even have games that are just plain fun (and safe) to play! With so much variety, there is sure to be something for kids at all learning levels and styles.


BBC HISTORY FOR KIDS

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. Kids can set off on a learning adventure when they walk through ancient history, world history and histories of specific countries on the BBC History for Kids website.


BRAIN POP

Another trusted free educational website for children is Brainpop.  It helps children to stay creative and constructive in almost all subjects like Social Studies, English, Arts, Health and Music. It also adds a bit of humour and fun to encourage children to learn and study in their own unique ways. The content on the site stimulates curiosity in children, making them eager to explore new topics.

Brainpop is also useful, if you want your child to learn other languages like Spanish, French and Italian. Lastly, it contains an English proficiency test for all ages, which includes grammar, reading, listening, vocabulary and handwriting.


COOLMATH

CoolMath.com calls itself "an amusement park of math and more." Children can play online math games that help them with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. CoolMath is geared toward ages 13 and up, but sister site CoolMath4Kids.com is appropriate for ages 3 through 12. CoolMath-Games.com includes math games for preschoolers.


DISNEY JR.

Fans of Mickey and friends will love visiting Disney Jr. Educational. Games, coloring pages, and videos are a few of the highlights. The games focus on memory, hand-eye coordination, color matching and other important skills for developing minds.


ED HELPER

Ed Helper is providing daily FREE worksheets for students K-6 in varying subjects.  


EXPLORATORIUM

It's hard to narrow the list of science websites because there are so many great resources. But San Francisco's Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts showcases a website that teaches kids about science and art in new ways. The departments let kids tinker with gadgets, go below the sea, rocket into the galaxy and also learn about the science of gardening, animals, and cells, to name a few.


FUN BRAIN

One visit to Fun Brain and you'll want to bookmark it for your kids. Math, reading, online books and learning games are just some of the site's many treats. Fun Brain caters to preschoolers through 8th graders.


HIGHLIGHTS FOR KIDS

The magazine for kids that's been around for more than 60 years now offers online ways to play, read and craft with your children. Matching games, art activities, animated stories and science experiments are just a few ways kids can learn while having fun on the Highlights for Kids website.


HOW STUFF WORKS

When your child wants to know why the sky is blue, how a tornado forms, or any number of other questions she can come up with on a daily basis, head on over to How Stuff Works. The articles break down subjects like autos, culture, entertainment, science, money, technology and more. Games, quizzes, and videos also round out your children's learning experience.


I KNOW IT - FREE ACCESS

Our hearts reach out to the many communities affected by the COVID-19 virus. As many schools in these communities are closed, we understand that teachers and administrators are in need of online, remote learning tools.

We would like to offer our online math practice tool, I Know It, free of charge, to any schools affected by the virus related closures.

Please fill out this form to request an application for unlimited complimentary access.


LEARNING GAMES FOR KIDS

The name of the site says it all. Learning Games for Kids is all about games that teach kids almost every subject you can think of. Word, spelling, social studies, brain, science, art, vocabulary, literature and keyboarding games will get your kids started on a learning adventure.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS

Watch animal cameras, learn interesting tidbits about animals, see and share photos of nature, learn about different countries and try science experiments on Kids.NationalGeographic.com. These activities don't even begin to scratch the surface of the National Geographic Kids website. There's also a "Little Kids" section for the younger explorers in your home.


NICK JR

if you can look past the ads, you'll find printables, games and other activities your kids will enjoy at NickJr.com. The games allow your children to explore their creativity, play dress-up, learn new music, put together puzzles and work on numbers and shape recognition.


OLD FARMERS ALMANAC FOR KIDS

It's learning with a twist. The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids features riddles, puzzles, a question of the day, a timeline of interesting history facts, sky events and weather conditions to track at home with your children.


PBS KIDS

Each of the educational shows your children watch on PBS has its own learning section through PBSKids.org. Try sing-a-long songs, sorting and counting games, watch videos, and more.


SCHOLASTIC

Scholastic is one of the more unique educational websites for kids. This site, from the publishers of the educational books you find in schools, contains activities broken up by grades. Pre-K learners all the way up to seniors in high school can find learning activities geared toward them.


SCHOLASTIC FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Scholastic is offering FREE educational student resource due to the school closures.  Please take advantage of these services while they are being offered.


SCRATCH MIT

About Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.


SESAME STREET

Younger children will love everything about Sesame Street's online home. They can choose from hundreds of the show's video clips and play games that help them learn letters, animal sounds, rhymes, colors, and more.


SIGHT WORDS

Sightwords.com is a comprehensive sequence of teaching activities, techniques, and materials for one of the building blocks of early child literacy. This collection of resources is designed to help teachers, parents, and caregivers teach a child how to read. We combine the latest literacy research with decades of teaching experience to bring you the best methods of instruction to make teaching easier, more effective, and more fun.

Sight words build speed and fluency when reading. Accuracy, speed, and fluency in reading increase reading comprehension. The sight words are a collection of words that a child should learn to recognize without sounding out the letters. The sight words are both common, frequently used words and foundational words that a child can use to build a vocabulary. Combining sight words with phonics instruction increases a child’s speed and fluency in reading.


Splash Learn - Study Pad

StudyPad’s vision is to transform K-12 learning by making it fun and personalized for every child and to prepare them for skills required in 21st-century. StudyPad is uniquely poised to harness the rapid growth in the education technology space using the backdrop of the ubiquitous adoption of smartphones, tablets, AR and VR.

StudyPad’s flagship product SplashLearn is transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized program. SplashLearn is available across all digital platforms (iOS, Desktops, Android) and has been used by more than 30 Million students worldwide. It has won many awards and has been featured by Apple multiple times.

Our team at StudyPad comprises of hard-working and slightly nerdy people who are passionate to change the way an entire generation of kids learns. Working at StudyPad offers you a chance to work on cutting-edge problems and to think of innovative and out-of-the-box solutions every day. Everyone has a voice and a chance to make a change.


STARFALL

When a mom mentions she's looking for some great educational websites for her kids, it's not long before Starfall.com is mentioned. The site has been online since 2002 and works with your children from letter recognition to reading plays, nonfiction, and comics.


THE KIDZ PAGE

TheKidzPage.com has more than 5,000 pages of learning games and activities. Online coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles and word games are just a few sections of this massive site. Each holiday has its own section of activities and games to enjoy with your children.


TIME FOR KIDS

From the publishers of TIME magazine, TIMEforKids.com is loaded with interesting articles, photos, and videos. Politics, the environment, entertainment, sports, and health are just some of the topics covered. TIME for Kids isn't as interactive as most of the other website on this list of educational websites for kids, but the site does tackle subjects that are in the news now while being written for an audience of children.


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