Links to FREE Online Learning Sites + Resources

Many of us are suddenly finding ourselves homeschooling our kids without any preparation. This can seem like a daunting task. But I hope this post offers some relief.

As a Montessori parent, I understand the ease and value of letting kids choose their own activities. The philosophy of Montessori learning is “freedom within boundaries”. It takes a bit of prep to set those boundaries up, but once in place, the child is able to decide how to spend their time + energy.

My personal plan for this sudden homeschool situation is to use this philosophy. I have three kids at home, all different ages. 2, 7 and 11. They need and enjoy different things. So I have put together a list of activities they can choose from and a general daily schedule for us all to follow.

Below is a list of links for online learning resources. I have compiled them from a few different places. They also include links to virtual field trips, which the kids seem really excited to try. My plan is to set a time for them to sit at the computer and choose anything from this list.

I have also put together a printable version of the schedule and activities list I created for the kids. You can access that here.

This is an unprecedented time in human history. You are not alone in feeling scared and confused. But we are all coming together to make sense of this thing and everyone is a resource. If there is anything you need help with, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If it’s not something I can help with, I’m sure I can help you find someone who can.

And if you are suddenly working from home for the first time, you can click here to read my post on tips to make working from home easier and more productive. I have links to a lot of resources there.

Links to FREE Online Learning Sites + Resources

Virtual Fieldtrips

Discovery Education

2Simple 

AdmitHub

ABCMouse/Adventure Academy

ALBERT

Alchemie

American Chemistry Society

Backpack Sciences

Boardmaker

BookCreator App

BrainPop

Breakout Edu

Buncee

Century

CheckMath

CircleTime Fun

CiscoWebex

CK-12 Foundation

ClassDojo

Classroom Secrets

ClassHook

Classtime

CMU CS Academy

CommonLit

Conjugemos

Coursera for Campus

Curriki

Deck. Toys

DeltaMath

Discovery Ed

Dyslexia Academy 

Ecoballot

EdConnect

Edmodo

EdPuzzle

Education Perfect

Eduflow

Edulastic

Edu-Together

Elementari

Emile

Epraise

Epic!

EverFi

Explain Everything

Fiveable

Flipgrid

Fluency Matters

Freckle

Free Math

Gamilab

Genially

GoGuardian

Good2Learn

Google For Edu

Gynzy

Hapara

Hawkes Learning

HippoCampus

Ideas Roadshow

IDEA

InThinking

i-Ready

Izzit.org

Kahoot

Kami

KET’s PBS Learning Media

Khan Academy

Kids Discover Online

Kognity

LabsLand

Learning Apps

Libby App

ListenWise

Manga High

Microsoft Education

Minecraft: Education Edition

MobyMax

Mozi

MusicFirst

Mystery Science

NearPod

Newsela

Nimbus Capture

Outschool

Otus

Packback

Parlay

Pear Deck

PebbleGo By Capstone

Peergrade

PenPal

Prodigy

Pronto

Rockalingua

Salesforce

ScienceWerkz

Schoology

ScreenCastify

Seesaw

Seneca

Seterra Geography

Scholastic

Shmoop

Sight Reading Suite

SmartMusic

Stemscopes

StoryBoard

Tailor-ED

TechSmith

Tes Blendspace

Twinkl

Typing Club

Vidcode

ViewSonic

Voces Digital

Vroom App

Wakelete

We Video

Zearn

Zoom

If you have anything to add to this list, please let me know. I will be updating it as I get more resources.

One thought on “Links to FREE Online Learning Sites + Resources

  1. madisson

    WOW! This list of online resources is impressive! I have personally had my students use i-Ready, Scholastic, Nearpod, Newsela, discovery education, and Class Dojo. I would recommend Coolmath.com or Coolmath4kids.com. My students are OBSESSED. Thanks for the virtual field trip link, I will be using this with my 1st graders during this time we are out of the classroom.

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