FREE ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES
As schools are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have complied a list of free online teaching resources for our teachers and parents. Some of the resources are only available for a short period of time, so get them asap before they expire.
It is a universal curriculum platform for grades 4 through 12 featuring collaboration and discussion tools. It also features integrated instruction for ELA, science, and social studies. Get Actively Learn.
Carnegie Science Center
There are now a wealth of educational activities, videos, and lesson plans on Carnegie Science Center’s new Online Educator Resources page. These K-12 STEM resources include lesson plans with simple science experiments for early learners; behind-the-scenes videos with the animal ambassadors in Carnegie Science Center’s field station; DIY demonstration videos that explain how to make Oobleck, rain gauges, and other fun and easy science projects; an educator guide with engineering-themed lesson plans; and A STEM for Social Good toolkit with activities for middle and high school students.
Educators can also check out STEMisphere, an online database packed with videos, lesson plans, games, and hands-on activities submitted by museums, educators, schools, and educational organizations across the U.S.
Chicken Soup for the Soul E-Books
A three-volumes series. Each volume contains 12 age-appropriate stories for K-12 students. The website also includes supplemental photos, videos and worksheets for teachers or parents to use. Download for free at chickensoup.com/ah.
English learners now can practice their English skills on the Hallo app, which connects them to a live-streaming community of native speakers. Download the app.
The website offers a series of free daily lessons and activities for K-5. Each week, the website will publish a schedule by grade level, in addition to 10-minute video lessons and worksheets for math, literacy, and more. View the website.
Humane Heroes E-Books
This series of e-books for elementary, middle and high school students tells stories of animal rescue, rehabilitation and humane conservation. It also includes lesson plans that teach English Language Arts and social-emotional learning skills. To download the book series for free: www.ChickenSoupForTheSoul.com/AH.
LEGO’s 10 Tips and Must-Haves
From creating a scary monster to creating a chain reaction, this list helps bring STEAM learning to the living room with free lessons and activity starters. View the list.
LeVar Burton Kids E-Books
Skybrary is offering free 30-day access to nearly 1,000 LeVar Burton Kids e-books for children ages 2 through 9. Start a month free trial.
Marine Mammal Center Activities
Designed for third through eighth graders, this series of online resources provides information about marine mammal health, science and conservation. Download the activities here.
MOS at Home
The Museum of Science, Boston has launched this digital museum experience that features live presentations, engineering projects, podcasts, kid-friendly activities and more. Parents and teachers can also participate in live webinars with museum educators, or watch recorded contents with closed captioning to learn how to support STEM education. Start exploring.
Museum Coloring Books
Many art museums are providing free printable coloring pages of works by famous artists. Read for more information.
“No KIBO? No Problem!”
This free booklet contains a collection of STEAM activities for three to seven-year-olds. Download the PDF booklet.
This free online platform allows teachers to create videos on any topic using the recording and whiteboard system, and build playlists from the more than 200,000 existing videos. It also offers more than 6,000 hours of step-by-step video solutions to problems in the STEM subjects. Join for free.
Prevent the Spread
A free version of the project that teaches students how germs spread, and how to stop the spread of the coronavirus has been created by Van Andel Institute for Education. Download this free PBL unit.
Read to Know (free until 5/31)
It is a weekly current events-based program presenting stories from around the world in a newsmagazine format. Students learn geography, history, arts, culture, and science in the context of the news stories. Enter “brain” for the username and “spring” for the password. Log in now.
Space Station Explorers
International Space Station activities allowing students to team up with ISS scientists to make real-world research contributions. View the list.
This preK-12 STEM guide introduces standards-aligned activities designed for at-home use, with stories from National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. Access the guide.
The Character Tree (free until June 30)
The Character Tree for first and second grade students allows teachers to share character education videos and downloadable resources. Parents can also sign up for their own free account. These videos use engaging discussions and real-life examples to teach children character development and character traits.
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