Due to the Corona Virus (COVID 19), parents have been given one of the biggest challenges of their lives – teaching their children in the absence of teachers, structured curriculum and school support. That means parents, regardless of their own careers, are now home assuming the role of their child’s / children’s teacher.
Educators and parents all have one goal – to keep the learning curve going up while the COVID 19 curve declines.
Parents – don’t worry! I have compiled a long and comprehensive list of educational resources for you. Some of these links are chocked full rich content. One link may lead you to dozens more – so take your time and peruse! Good luck and feel free to comment below if you have additional websites you think we can all benefit from or just wish to comment!
STUDENT and PARENT/ CAREGIVER RESOURCES
ABCTeach.com is a favorite of mine! They have support for preschool, elementary, middle and high schoolers. Including calculus. There are some freebies, but for $20 you can have a year-long membership. Click here to discover more about this terrific website (And you may find some familiar Signing Families content under Sign Language Learning)
California Department of Education- Resources for All Students, All States
The CDE has put together a comprehensive list of online learning opportunities and support. This site is GREAT! Their FREE Educational tab is chocked full of interactive and very helpful resources. Seriously, this site can be an answer to a parent’s prayers for help from educators worldwide! Click here to get to the site.
PBS Learning Media
PBS offers a division of their company dedicated to direct education known as PBS Learning Media .
For younger children, there is PBS KIDS
*** THE PBS App Store is extensive and has a lot of great independent learning opportunities.
YouTube is no joke! There is some serious curriculum support and teaching happening on this social channel. Amazing teachers are available and many have offered opportunities for continued learning via their websites.
Rosetta Stone – FREE to students
Rosetta Stone has posted a free subscription to students due to the crisis. Learn more here.
Library of Congress – FREE Resources
The Library of Congress is chocked full of information. This TAB leads you to free photos and images for you to use – including learning projects.
FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS and CAREGIVERS
CHADD– Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
KIDLUTIONS – Solutions for tough problems by Wendy Young, Counselor
LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY – FUN RESOURCES
There are a lot of resources at this link for reading, STEM and more! Click here
There is a plethora of reading resources on the Scholastic site.
For Students with Special Needs
TIME MAGAZINE (click for link)
A lot of activities and resources for our students on the spectrum.