Remote Learning Resources

Advice for Caregivers at Home


NPR

NPR: Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

The Atlantic

The Atlantic: How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine

NY Times

NY Times: 10 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus

NY Times

NY Times: What Are the Rules for Play Dates During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Best Practices for Essential Child Care


Afterschool Alliance

Afterschool Alliance provides general advice for supporting youth of essential workers, plus links to state-specific guidance.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC guidance for child care programs that remain open, including guidelines for pick-up and drop-off, disinfection protocols, and more.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC guidance for protocols when an essential child care program has a confirmed case.

Child Care Aware® of America

Child Care Aware of America is maintaining an interactive map that estimates the needs for essential child care during the pandemic, as well as technical assistance for organizations responsible for this essential child care planning.

Computer and Internet Access


EdSurge

WiFi-equipped buses parked in neighborhoods, collaborations with local PBS stations, WhatsApp, and more.

EveryoneOn

EveryoneOn offers low-cost computers and internet access to school districts, public housing authorities, and low-income families – plus a Digital Learning Center to help get started with new technology.

Human-I-T

Human-I-T offers low-cost computers and internet mobile hotspots to low-income families and nonprofits, plus technical assistance and training.

National Digital Inclusion Alliance

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance is an excellent resource for digital inclusion strategies, including a list of low-cost and free internet options that is updated daily.

PBS Station KQED

WiFi-equipped buses parked in neighborhoods, collaborations with local PBS stations, WhatsApp, and more.

PCs for People

PCs for People provides free and low-cost computers to low income families and nonprofits, plus low-cost internet with mobile hotspots.

Educational Resources about the Coronovirus


Brain POP

Brain POP on the new coronavirus

Discovery Education

Instructional materials about viruses, outbreaks, and the new coronavirus

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Using the coronavirus as a teachable moment for Social-Emotional Learning

NPR: Goats and Soda

A comic for kids exploring the new coronavirus

NY Times: The Learning Network

NY Times: teaching, learning, and thinking critically about the novel coronavirus

PBS NewsHour

PBS News Hour: Coronavirus resources for grades 6-12

Full Schedules


Free Schedule-maker by Mercury News

A free schedule builder, plus an assortment of links with ideas to help you fill out the schedule.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is providing full daily schedules for PreK-12, including lots of course content and ideas for brain breaks.

History and Social Studies


A new way to teach American history

Free American history lessons for grades 4-12 on a wide range of topics.

NY Times: The Learning Network

The NY Times Learning Network offers free resources for middle and high school students on geography, current events, and more.

Open Library

Bonus: Follow by reading From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler with OpenLibrary!

PBS NewsHour

Civics and current events lessons for middle and high school students from PBS News Hour.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: #metkids

Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art from home, with supplementary projects to keep kids engaged.

Travel and Leisure

Visit 12 famous museums from around the world!

Virtual Field Trips

A teacher has compiled 30 virtual field trips for students who are beginning to get stir crazy!

Literacy and Language


Author Dan Gutman

Author Dan Gutman will be doing a daily read-aloud of his newest My Weird School book Miss Blake is a Flake!

Duolingo

Keep up the foreign language learning while learning remotely with Duolingo!

Open Library

Free elibrary for everyone – including children’s books in Spanish, Chinese, and more!

ReadWorks

Free reading comprehension tools for both parents and teachers.

Story Time from Space

Astronauts doing read-alouds from SPACE!

Storyline Online

Award-winning children’s literacy website where famous actors read books aloud!

Online PD


Cox Campus Free Online Courses

The Cox Campus is offering over twenty different high-impact evidence-based online courses, with a special focus on early literacy and brain development. Parents and educators can also discover a wealth of resources for kids from birth to third grade to supplement the video courses.

Free Foundations PD OnDemand

These are difficult times and we want to help. Which is why, for a limited time only, we’re offering three of our PD OnDemand courses for free. At the completion of the three courses, we’ll email a certificate of completion.

Y4Y Free Online Courses and Webinars

This U.S. Department of Education website was designed with 21st CCLC programs in mind — but the courses are free for the public! With fifteen course topics ranging from Human Resources and Strategic Partnerships to Literacy and Family Engagement, there’s something here for everyone. Fun fact: Foundations is a subcontractor on the Y4Y project and we help build these courses!

Physical and Mental Health


GoNoodle

GoNoodle offers hundreds of activities for getting up and getting active!

GoNoodle Good Energy Series

Looking for some focus and calm? Try GoNoodle’s Good Energy series.

Shape America

Mind and body wellness for at-home learning from health and physical education teachers.

Resource Hubs for Multiple Subjects


Nearpod Library

Free, easily sortable resources for all subjects and grade levels – from warm-ups to full lessons and virtual reality adventures!

PBS Kids for Parents

PBS Kids is offering a daily newsletter with activities and advice while schools are closed!

Scholastic: Learn at Home for Families

Scholastic Classroom Magazines is offering cross-curricular daily projects for PreK through middle school, each with four thematically related activities.

Brain POP

Brain POP offers free, unlimited use during school closures for COVID-19

NY Times: The Learning Network

The Learning Network by the NY Times

PBS NewsHour

PBS News Hour: Resources and lesson plans for grades 6-12

School Library Journal

Two high school librarians offer ideas and resources for virtual learning

Understood

20 learning activities for kids stuck at home

Safety Guidelines and Resources


Education Week

Six steps for K-12 leaders to respond to the coronavirus

Education Week

Map of school closings related to the coronavirus

Education Week

Guide for schools responding to the coronavirus

Share My Lesson

Preparing for school closures due to COVID-19 from American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

U.S. Department of Education

COVID-19 information and resources for schools and school personnel from US Department of Education

STEAM and Creativity


Bedtime Math

Not just for bedtime, Bedtime Math offers daily activities for kids K-5 to think about math in new and fun ways.

Drawing/Writing Prompt Activities by Jarrett Lerner

Activities to spark creativity – including “Finish This Comic!” and drawing/writing prompts.

Eureka Math

Eureka Math has online resources for grades PreK-8, plus typical high school subjects – Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus.

Hour of Code Activities

An hour of code for pre-readers through high school, with Minecraft, Frozen, Star Wars, and more!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Daily lunch doodles with beloved author Mo Willems, complete with activity pages!

Mystery Science

Free, complete science lessons for K-5 including at-home activities.

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus


Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Morningside Center guide for talking to students about the coronavirus

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Morningside Center guide for addressing bias and bullying in response to the novel coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) guide for talking to kids about COVID-19

NPR

NPR guide for talking to kids about scary events in the news

PBS Kids for Parents

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about the coronavirus

PBS Kids for Parents

PBS Kids guide for talking to younger kids about tragic or scary events in the news

Tools to Facilitate Remote Learning


Accessibyte

Fun accessible apps to provide assistive technology during remote learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties.

National SchoolChoice Week

Online platforms for teachers looking for the best way to interact with their students and share content during remote learning.

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