Free Tools for Schools Dealing with Corona

Free Tools for Schools Dealing with Corona

The following companies have announced services enhanced or made free to schools as they deal with closures due to COVID 19.

Please make sure to check your school policies for tool selection, vetting, student privacy, etc. While I’m familiar with many of the products/services/sites/tools listed, posting is not an endorsement. Consult with your school administrators or technology & media/library staff around resource evaluation standards. If you notice something that shouldn’t be posted or know of resources I should add, please let me know (see footer of each page for contact info).

Tools with Free Offers

Tools that are always free:

Tech Help Docs & Cheatsheets for Teachers

Reading Resources

Virtual Field Trips

Tools for Computer Science Education

Cool Tools You May Not Know About

Resources for Distance Learning

Reduced pricing:

Other Special Offers

Budget home internet access options

Free Webinars, Courses & Conferences (online) for Educators

Just for fun & cool extension opportunities

Other Lists w/Free Tools/Offers


Tools with Free Offers

Feel free to use my referrer code 400kgv

  • Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
  • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

  • SMORE Newsletter templates All templates in the COVID-19 Center have our Pro features enabled. This means you have access to automatic language translation, WCAG 2.0 AA compliance, custom backgrounds, file attachments, and enhanced analytics — regardless of whether or not you are a Pro user.

Tools that are always free:

  • 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More “This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we're missing something good.” - Open Culture
  • Code.org - Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. We have a dedicated page with resources for parents, students, and teachers to use while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak: http://code.org/athome   

Tech Help Docs & Cheatsheets for Teachers

Reading Resources

Virtual Field Trips

Tools for Computer Science Education

Cool Tools You May Not Know About

  • Instructables - Instructions for of engineering and maker projects. There’s a special teacher section with classroom ideas. Many of their projects can be done with materials kids find around the house.
  • Zooniverse - The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. Participate in crowd-sourced citizen science. I’ve used it with my 6th graders and have done several of their projects.

Resources for Distance Learning

Reduced pricing:

Other Special Offers

Budget home internet access options

Free Webinars, Courses & Conferences (online) for Educators

Just for fun & cool extension opportunities

Other Lists w/Free Tools/Offers

See:

Let me know if you have more to add or a change to suggest. @brasst or tbrass@spa.edu