COVID-19 Educational Resources

As an educational company, we want to make sure that current resources are provided to educators, students and their families to support instruction as we continue to navigate during these unprecedented times. Below, we have selected some tools and resources that you might find helpful. We will continue to update this list as new information becomes available.

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies Curated comprehensive, standards-aligned curricula available online and supplemental resources for educators.

Educating All Learners Resource library with instructional strategies and tips for accessibility for a variety of topics to support parents and teachers.

Eureka Math Knowledge on the go can be used by anyone.  Math lessons are delivered using videos to supplement distance learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Khan Academy Offers free lessons in math, science, and humanities from kindergarten through the early college years.  Students have access to exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills.

Khan Academic Instructional Schedule Templates for School Closures Instructional schedule templates that are provided for parents, and teachers to modify and better suit the needs of your students.

Kidappolis  This resource provides parents with the necessary tools to use screen time as deep learning time through interactive early learning opportunities. Personalized, curated recommendations foster specific early learning, literacy, and numeracy goals. Until the 2021 school year begins, this app is being offered for free, using code: FREE.

Libby Borrow ebooks and audiobooks for free through your local library.

Mindful Schools Engaging online classes for students in grades K-5 to experience mindfulness activities, movement and read-alouds.

Mystery Science  Digital mini-lessons and activities are engaging, and parents will be able to use supplies that they already have in their homes.

PBS Kids and PBS Learning Media Activities, tips, crafts, educational games, videos and more for learning at home.  Curated standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers.

Raising Wonder Free art lessons, printable activities, stories, and more.

Scholastic Learn at Home At-home learning for families and digital learning opportunities for schools.  There are lessons and projects available for Pre-K – grade 9 students.

TEDEd TED is working with expert educators and TED speakers to create and share daily virtual lessons on a widespread of subjects for elementary level students all the way up to college students. 

Zearn Resources that support Hybrid learning using math lessons customized for K-5 including 800+ curriculum aligned digital lessons with on-screen teachers.

Virtual Field Trips

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Students can enjoy the virtual Zoo learning about all of the wonderful animals through Safari Facebook Live and there are videos that you can watch on this resource page.

Discovery Education Live virtual field trips or watch them on demand later.  Each Virtual Field Trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned hands-on learning activities.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute provides engaging experiences with animals to create learning environments that explore the wildlife and habitats.

Museums

National Museum of Natural History Enjoy viewing the exhibits, and public programs to explore and learn about Earth’s unfolding story.

National Gallery of Art  Learn about the works of art that have been preserved and collected to provide students with opportunities to explore the rich exhibits on display.

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery The portrait gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries, villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Walk students through the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.

Podcasts for Kids

Brains On! Students listen and explore science and history by finding answers to fascinating questions about the world.

Ear Snacks Music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast that parents enjoy, and younger kids eat right up.

The Past & The Curious True stories of inspiration, humor, and the incredible achievements are shared to engage and motivate students to want to learn more.

Wow in the World This show is produced by NPR to explore fun and fascinating topics in the world of science and technology.

Educational YouTube Channels

Liberty’s Kids The American Revolution is narrated and shared in 40 episodes.

Crash Course Kids New videos are released every Tuesday and Thursday that explore the world of science.

Mark Rober A former NASA engineer who comes up with fun and engaging ways to explore science and engineering.

National Geographic National Geographic’s YouTube channel transports students all over the world to learn about different cultures, foods, animals, and more.