We hope you find this list of online educational resources and activities useful. We realize that not everyone has internet access. Comcast and Spectrum are offering two months of free internet to those who qualify in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. AT&T is also offering added relief for current customers. If you don’t have internet access or are struggling to make payment to one of these internet providers, consider taking advantage of these offers as a way to offer online learning in your home during school closures.
Resources with this ICON have Spanish translations | Recursos con ES tienen información en español
INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (IPS) SUGGESTS THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTWIDE HOME LEARNING RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES:
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and Circle City Broadcasting have formed a partnership to broadcast academic lessons to K-8 IPS students five days a week. Click here for more information and to view the daily episodes online.
As a mission-focused non-profit, Khan Academy wants to ensure students keep learning amidst the school closures. This page links to Khan Academy’s schedules for you to use as templates or modify to better suit the needs of your children. It has content for pre-K through 12th grade.
Though we could not find the Khan Academy schedule above translated, they do have a website in Spanish.
Scholastic is offering free online learning for kids pre-K through sixth grade and higher. This is a great opportunity to keep kids learning while they are staying at home.
According to their website, “with Zearn, math learning can effectively continue — it is just that good. It is a great option given the unfortunate circumstances COVID-19has placed upon us all.” Thanks to donations, Zearn is offering their entire K-5 curriculum – including 400 hours of digital lessons with on-screen teachers and supportive remediation – for free during this time.
Find the Zearn Math parent / caregiver pack, here.
Do you have kids who love technology? Use this time at home as a way for your kids to learn some new tech skills. Mouse Open Projects offers creative technology projects kids can do on their own.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:
Eureka Math offers online resources for math, English language and science broken down by grade level.
FASTalk is an evidence-based tool that offers lessons to help children continue their daily learning. Any caregiver with access to a cellphone can participate. Families receive weekly curriculum-aligned activities sent via text in their specified language. The activities are fun and easy for busy families to do anywhere.
Fluency and Fitness is giving families 21 days of free unlimited access because of school closures due to COVID-19. According to their website, this program helps students review essential K-2 math and reading topics.
Libby is a great place online to borrow ebooks and audiobooks for free through your local library.
Libby is currently only available in English, but you can set a language preference for books. This way, you'll only see books in your preferred language when you browse or search your library.
Mystery Science offers a curated starter set of science lessons from the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools. Short mini-lessons are completely digital and full lessons include an activity. All the activities are designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.
While Mystery Science videos are currently only available narrated in English, many Spanish resources are available including worksheets and assessments. They can be downloaded by clicking the “View Spanish” button.
Raising Wonder provides free art lessons, printable activities, stories and more.
Virtual Museum Tours includes free virtual tours of top museums around the world.
EDUCATIONAL PODCASTS AND YOUTUBE CHANNELS:
PODCASTS FOR KIDS:
History Chicks is a podcast hosted by two moms. Each of their hour-long episodes tells the story of a famous woman from history.
The Punies by Kobe Bryant is a podcast that features an eclectic group of neighborhood friends known as “The Good Ol' Gang.” Each episode shares important life lessons on how to play with joy and limitless imagination, the way sports should be played.
Wow in the World is an educational show from NPR that explores fun and fascinating topics in the world of science and technology.
EDUCATIONAL YOUTUBE CHANNELS:
Liberty's Kids is a narrative account of the American Revolution, spread over 40 episodes.
Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer who comes up with fun and engaging ways to explore science and engineering.
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great app for kids to learn yoga, mindfulness and relaxation. It is designed specially for kids aged 3+.
While not all episodes are available, they do have five Spanish dubs of Cosmic Kids Yoga available.