Curriculum & Activity Resources for Virtual Learning
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TK - 5th Grade Resources for Virtual Learning
Teach Your Monster to ReadA series of games to teach a range of reading skills including letters and sounds to reading full sentences.Bedtime MathGeared toward ages 2 through elementary school. Features non-screen learning activities.History For KidsGrades 4 and up. Games, videos and worksheets on many historical events
Brave WriterWe’ve made some of our paid resources free until April 30, 2020.CoolMath4KidsGames, lessons, quizzes, manipulatives, brain teasers, and more!New American HistoryGrades 4 and up. Can search by ELA and Social Studies Standards. Many diverse and engaging topics.
Project GutenbergA free library of over 60,000 free eBooks that include a children’s literature category where kids can download or read online classics like “Little Women” and “Peter Pan.”National Council of Teachers of MathematicsGo to Classroom Resources. K-12 grades.Studies WeeklyFree online version. Includes student and teacher editions, lesson plans, and ELA integrations. AVAILABLE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS.
Storyline OnlineCelebrities read stories out loud. Each book includes supplemental curriculum to build comprehension, verbal, and written skills for English-lang learners. PBSInteractive games, animations, and engaging media resources. K-12 grades.Smithsonian MuseumMany resources available: artifacts, interactive activities, and lesson plans. Organized by grade level, historical era, and cross curricular connections.
Reading IQ from Age of LearningUnder the "ABC Mouse" umbrella, Read IQ provides children’s literature, National Geographic Kids books, and thousands of high-quality and high-interest books.Math ScoreOffers free math fact practice.Core KnowledgeComprehensive program in world and American history and geography with integrating topics in civics and the arts.
Center for LitLiterature Units, free lessons available, as well as a free trial YoucubedProject/experience based activities to reinforce concepts. K-12 grandes.Teaching CaliforniaTeaching California history through primary sources. Materials is organized into inquiry sets (an investigative question from the History-Social Science Framework).
Moby MaxFree award winning software for all subjects for grades K-8Rocket MathFree 60 Day trial for an online math gameFacing History and OurselvesHistory, literature, and human behavior combine with ethical decision making and innovative teaching strategies to enable secondary school teachers to promote students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning. (Grades 4-12)
List of ELA/ELD Resources by CountyStatewide list of resources by County Office of EducationKhan AcademyStudents have access to exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos. Parents and teachers have access to daily schedules and reports to track students' progress.
ReadWorks.orgK-12 Reading resources, free for students and teachers, minimum contribution for parents is $3
Knowledge on the Go
Written materials and daily instructional videos.
Josh Gad Storytime Better known to kids as the voice of Frozen’s Olaf. He will be reading books to kids online every night during the quarantine via his twitter account.Dream BoxMath activities that are personalized, based on student performance (system analyzes over 48,000 data points per hour of student interaction!). Includes extra practice for English language learners.
Writing LegendsOnline Writing programAleks MathPersonalized math instruction for grades 3-12. Offered FREE through the end of the school year.
WriteableWriting program- FREE THROUGH THE REST OF THE YEAR! Includes webinars, mini-courses, and 600+ lessons for grades 3-12.Study IslandStudy Island is a proven K-12 practice and assessment tool. Study Island features customizable classroom assessments, flexible practice, and real-time progress monitoring to track student outcomes
Knowledge on the GoDaily instructional videos (grades K-8).Zern Math400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation – is available for free. Kids, teachers, parents, and caregivers can access all our top-rated digital and paper-based materials.
eReading WorksheetsELA worksheets organized by grade level and writing/reading activity (grades 2-8)
Vocabulary SpellingCity In the Promo Code section, please input VSCFree90 and select Apply. SpellingCity provides the repeated practice and multiple exposure proven to help kids learn new spelling words and remember them long-term! Better yet, kids are having fun while they learn!
Quill.orgQuill is an open-source literacy tool that provides writing, grammar, and vocabulary activities.
916 InkTo experience a bit of the 916 Ink method at home, we offer a selection of writing prompts to jump-start creativity. We’ve included some guidelines for how we introduce prompts, as well as tips for sharing and positive feedback—an integral part of our method.
Common LitMore than 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12. Includes interim assessments and data reports, all aligned to state standards. Reading passages and questions also available in Spanish!
Really Great Reading (K-2)Learn to read and spell high frequency words through engaging videos and activities.
Really Great Reading (3-5)Continue building reading strategies in the upper elementary levels with these activities.
Chicken Soup for the SoulA line of free digital books for students, titled Humane Heroes, that share stories of animal rescue, rehabilitation and humane conservation undertaken at leading zoological institutions. Targeting students in grades 4, 7 and 10.
Mystery Science
Mystery Science is an online science resource,
with videos, discussion questions, and
hands-on activities. Each lesson starts with a
question to spark students’ curiosity.Grades K-5
Shape AmericaA collection of resources from SHAPE America and other K-12 health and physical educators to help you continue to provide high-quality, standards-based lessons.DuolingoFree foreign language course- MANY languages available to choose from!
Every Day EarthSupplemental Earth Science lessons (videos and online activities) link scientific concepts to natural phenomena that students get to explore. PE Teacher EDUA list of kid-friendly apps that are sure to invigorate your classroom and put your students’ energy into overdrive.MetKidsFor students ages 5 and up. This is a kid-centric website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organized by time periods, geography, and big ideas.
American Association of Chemistry TeachersSelected AACT resources are free through April 17. Include activities, animations, projects, simulations, and videos for middle school, high school, and AP/gen chemistry.PBS LearningVideos, interactive lessons, and lesson plans on a wide variety of topics related to health and physical education.Busy Kids Do PianoFree month of lessons with coupon code PIANOATHOME
Science FridayLessons engage through stories and podcasts. Segments in categories like Physics, Brain and Biology will present a new way of experiencing science.Jump Rope Games and ActivitiesGet some new ideas on a classic activity.Calico Spanish10 Free lessons for teaching Spanish including including Video Stories, activity sheets, posters, and flashcards
Exploratorium- Science SnacksScience activities and experiments that are hands-on, teacher-tested, and use cheap, available materials.12 Games for Kids can Play AloneThese activities are suitable for a party of one and allow kids to get some physical activity each day without having to find a play partner.The Fable CottageChildren's stories translated into Spanish, French, German, and Italian with optional English translation and slow audio from a native speaker.
Science HowThese free, interactive, live video webcasts take questions from your students while introducing them to science concepts and practices through Smithsonian scientists.Circuit workouts for KidsA circuit of three different games that last roughly 5 minutes apiece. A warm up and cool down is included. You aren't going to need any equipment for this routineDoodles AcademyDoodles Academy is a free art curriculum that is available virtually. It provides art projects that offer authentic art experiences
Academy of ScienceLesson plans from the California Academy of ScienceRosetta StoneFree 3 Months for students. Our language learning program provides a proven immersion method of instruction, and introduces language skills in a way that stimulates your brain’s natural language learning ability.
Knowledge on the GoDaily instructional videos (grades 3-5).BabbelBabbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in a wide variety of languages.
Generation GeniusStandards aligned lesson plans and activities. One month free to start. If an extension is needed (as a result of continued school closure) email Andrea Bogardus
250+ Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the COVID-19 provides over 250 ideas for making the most of your time together and avoid driving each other crazy.@artwithjennyk60+ Awesome Resources for Teaching MathList of teacher vetted online math resources for grades all grades. Includes cost if any
Color the WorldColoring Nature is for children and adults. We have more than 675 FREE printable coloring pages with new pages added weekly.@keslerscienceArcademicsFree multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!
Be a Citizen ScientistCitizen scientists worldwide are invited to measure the height of as many different trees as possible throughout the month using the Trees tool in the GLOBE Observer app. @mathgiraffeBamboo LearningAcademic tools through Alexa: Books, Luminaries, Math, Music, and Highlights. Parents monitor through Grove (web-based dashboard).
National Park Online ToursYou can explore National Parks from the comfort of your home and in your pajamas! All of this awesomeness is made possible with Google Earth.@thesmithsonianBelougaExtensive collection of educational resources, also allows for communication and collaboration with other students around the world.
40+ Virtual Field TripsGo on a virtual field trip to nearby locations (Monterey Bay Aquarium) and far distant (Mars)! Plenty to see here!Story Pirates PodcastStory Pirates is a captivating audio show by real actors, comedians, and entertainers who tell stories that have been written by kids.BlocksCAD3D CAD (computer-aided drafting) software; create and manipulate 3D objects. Integrates science and math.
25 Screen Free ActivitiesHere are some fun activities for you and your kiddos, when you're looking to unplug.Brains On PodcastFamilies can explore scientific concepts together like the recent slime craze, how elevators work, and life on other planets.ClubOasisK-12 online STEM club: free live classes, lessons/courses, and giveaways!
Imagineering in a BoxFree Khan Academy course created in tandem with Disney.Wow in the World PodcastThis series will help kids discover worldly things, how things work, why things are the way they are, and so much more.ActivEd, Inc.ActivEd, Inc. offers Walkabouts, web-based lessons for pre-K to second-grade students that integrate movement with language arts, math, and reading content and correlate to your state’s standards.
Kiwi CoActivities for all agesCircle Round PodcastEveryday LearningA series of programs through PBS: science, math, health, social studies, and art
Common Sense MediaGuides for videos, games, and activities.Short & Curly PodcastA podcast idea that masks entertaining content with underlying ethical questions is a brilliant way to engage in discussions with your kids.Fluency and FitnessPhysical movement is incorporated into math or reading activities. Perfect for brain breaks and transitioning from one activity to another.
500 Museums & Art GalleriesVisit over 500 Museums and Art Galleries all over the worldBut Why PodcastFor the ever-curious kids who ponder our existence, this podcast answers questions that are based in reality.Walk AboutsGeared toward TK- 2nd grade. Free account through September 1: Username- TeacherFree, password- walkabouts.
The LouvreVisit the Louvre Museum in France to see so amazing art ExhibitsPeace OutThese calming stories teach mindfulness and meditation, and are a perfect introduction to cultivating this life-long skill.WonderopolisStudents submit questions they wonder about, and age-appropriate explanations are provided. Includes vocabulary words and enrichment activities.
Mommy Poppins List20 (mostly free) online resources, apps and games for kidsBig Life Kids PodcastHelps kids develop a GROWTH MINDSET!Kids DiscoverOnline Cross-curricular program, covers all subjects. Monthly fee.
Free Audible AccountFree audible account as long as schools are closed!KidNuzTo engage the next generation with news that will inform without fear and educate without opinion. Why? Because kids are curious, the world is fascinating and knowledge is power! (ages 8-14)Learn ZillionFull library of resources for math and ELA. All videos are free during this time
Virtual Field Trip CalendarThis doc has a virtual field trip scheduled for every school day until June!Knowledge on the Go
Free written materials for math (Grades K–12) and
daily instructional videos for English language arts
(Grades K–8), math (Grades K-12), and science
(Grades 3–5). New video lessons and content daily.
California State Parks PORTS Home Learning ProgramFREE virtual field trips expand learning beyond the classroom walls! Connect with live interpretive rangers and learn academic content standards through California’s dynamic state park system.San Diego County Office of EducationList of resources by subject
Raddish KidsFree cook along videos, Cooking camp, recipes, guides and more. Also has a fun monthly cooking kit subscription.
PBS EducationOnline resources for teachers
PBS California LessonsPBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.
ScholasticSo many amazing free tools, Book Flix, Freedom Flix, Science Flix, True Flix, Scholastic Go, Watch & Learn Library, Scholastic Teachables,
TED-Ed is working with expert educators and
TED speakers throughout the world to create
and share high-quality, interactive, video-
based lessons on a daily basis, for free.
Great MindsOur teacher–writers are working around the clock to record consistent, coherent lessons on math, English language arts, and science. These lessons are free to anyone—no strings attached, no registration required.
Lakeshore LearningFree resources from Lakeshore including make your own word searches, lesson plans, craft activities, and writing prompts.
YouTube Learning - Learn@HomeCheck out these learning channels offering videos, tutorials and activities appropriate for all different ages and areas of interest.
Coronavirus Instructional Video and Lesson Plan IdeasInstructional resource for lower elementary about coronavirus.
Learning Without TearsFree access to online resources for handwriting instruction, keyboarding, and early learning skills. Additionally, there is no shipping cost for anything ordered through the online book store.
Ranger Rick (National Wildlife Federation)Free digital copies of Ranger Rick magazine editions. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE EDUCATOR AND PARENT READING GUIDES!
Suggestions from the Fordham InstituteGreat YouTube Channels for Elementary aged students.
Wide Open SchoolsA free collection of the best online learning experiences & activities for kids curated by @CommonSense to help families & educators adapt to online learning.
Online Learning Parenting ResourcesOnline resource bank frrom the National Parent's Union.
Curriculum AssociatesLooking for a paper alternative to online-work? Printable at-home activity packets are available K-8 in reading and math.