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Years 5 - 6

Adventure 2 Learning is a video-centered education platform that's used in >25,000 elementary schools, providing core curriculum and emerging subjects (e.g., MIndfulness, online behavior) in a way that's fun & exciting for today’s learners.

There are some good videos here on scientists as well as social and emotional videos, health and fitness, English and more.

2 Months free for all families affected with code LEARN60

All year levels

All-subject, K-12, Curriculum companion site that allows teachers to assign students lessons to complete. Lessons are designed to be completed at home.

Years 7+

A platform for middle and high schools students to discuss big issues and build media analysis and media creation skills in a safe, supportive environment. Teachers sign up for a KQED Learn account, create classes, then give students a join code. Once joined, students enter a student-only site where they can discuss current issues, build arguments based on evidence and create media responses to share. 

There is a lot of American content here but don't be put off by this!

All year levels

Easily find educational videos from TV shows and movies to use in your lessons. Cover a wide range of topics with thousands of clips from your favourite media.

ClassHook are offering free access to ClassHook Premium during this time.

All year levels

With over 1 million high-quality videos and an array of standards-aligned resources, Boclips for Teachers helps educators to safely enrich their lessons with video.

There is access to videos, webinars, strategy sheets, and more—all specifically curated to help teachers transition to online learning.

All year levels

Sutori is a collaborative presentation tool for the classroom for all age groups and content areas. It provides the ideal canvas for assignments and lesson plans. 

Free access to Sutori Unlimited while schools are closed.


All year levels

Review Game Zone is an educational website for students to learn and play games. The arcade games are set up so students have to answer a general knowledge question in the subject area they are learning in order to play. They provide a trivia question review game format where the more often they provide a correct answer, the longer play time they get. These act as incentives to keep the student engaged in learning the study material. The reward for practicing the classroom material is playing the arcade game and we know students love games.

Free review games and teacher account creation (to create their own games).


All year levels

Discovery Education Experience is an online K-12 service combining curated curriculum resources with on-demand teaching strategies. Its standards-aligned content is assignable and meets the varying needs of diverse student populations in a safe and secure environment.

All year levels

ODILO is considered by many as the “Netflix for Education”.  It has thousands of digital resources from the best providers in the world (ebooks, academic reference works, magazines, audiobooks, language learning content, etc) in multiple languages.

They are opening all of their technological learning platforms to the academic institutions that need them anywhere in the world, whether or not they are clients, with the goal of providing high-quality educational content and learning solutions to as many users as operationally possible.

 


All year levels

This is a new site to help families & educators adapt to online learning due to COVID19. A free collection of the best online learning experiences & activities for schools curated by Commensense Media & organized by grade & subject.

 

 


Years 6 - 8

BoomWriter is a complete classroom literacy solution. It is a writing platform that helps teachers inspire students to write on any subject ( fiction, non-fiction and vocabulary-focused activities). Try it for ELA, Social Studies/History, Science and even Maths. Plus, it can be used on any device.

Site features:

  • Uploading of relevant activity resources;
  • Easily create a variety of assignments in all subjects;
  • Real-time student writing progress monitoring;
  • Provide personalised feedback ;
  • Engage students in online interactive peer review and assessment;
  • Assess using standards-based rubrics.
Years 5 - 6

Science and social studies items to incorporate into your lessons.

To help alleviate the burden schools face when closing, Kids Discover Online are offering schools special free access through to the end of June, 2020.

All year levels

Each lesson has a reading passage, videos, optional review questions, and self-graded practice questions. Useful for Maths and Science and US Social Studies.

Always free.

All year levels

Curriki is a free library of teaching and learning resources for educators: video, simulations, printables, and more. Great source for adaptable lessons, student-facing resources, and offline activities.

Always free.

Also: The rapid change in our learning environment is creating new opportunities and challenges for educators, so Curriki is inviting Content developers/providers to join our mission to develop new active learning experiences for remotelearning.
www.curriki.org/creator

All year levels

 

Flocabulary creates hip-hop videos and instructional activities that promote literacy and spark creativity. Flocabulary is extending free school-wide platform access and remote-learning resources to schools and districts closed due to COVID-19, including daily webinars and parent resources.

All year levels

FREE, high-quality educational materials for educators: teachers, homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, scout troop leaders – to anyone interested in learning/teaching!

All year levels

Easy to filter your search to find digital resources by content area and grade level. Set up a dashboard to collect notes and favourites.

All year levels

Free online lessons for grades K-12 in math, science, ELA, and social studies.

These lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. Many of the lessons contain a short introduction, followed by an embedded video created by Help Teaching team or obtained with permission from sources, such as Khan AcademyEducator.com, and Bozeman Science and links to other free online resources to help students understand the topic.  Lessons without a video source noted are text and image-based, similar to what students would find in a textbook. All lessons also include practice questions to use for pre-assessment and practice, as well as links to longer, more formal tests and worksheets to assess what students have learned.

All year levels

PBS LearningMedia is a free, PreK-12 digital media service available to educators nationwide. Their free service offers teachers access to more than 30,000 learning materials aligned to state and national standards, including 25,000+ videos, interactive lesson plans, media galleries and more to enrich classroom instruction. Educators can easily browse and find content that demonstrates key curricular themes by subject area, standards, and grade bands.

Create a free account to save, organize, and share resources.


All year levels

Classcraft helps teachers engage students through collaborative learning tools, while also helping students stay on track, reach their goals, and motivate them in a remote-learning environment.

ALL teachers have free access to Quests, the tool for turning curriculum into a personalized learning adventure until the end of June.

 

Years 5 - 8

12-Story Library has opened up access to their full library of ebooks, each of which is paired with a unique resource web page with content updates, live news feeds, videos, image galleries, and lesson plans.

All year levels

Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas.You can create a free account and create customized playlists too.

All year levels

Cube For Teachers is a free global sharing community for educators. Educators from around the world are sharing OERs to support students and each other globally.

Hard to know exactly what is here…create an  account and explore!

Always free.

All year levels

An online learning platform with 32 STE(A)M courses that come with lesson plans, instructions, online materials, quizzes, worksheets, and more.

Educators will receive full access to all of these courses at no cost during this global health crisis. Send an email to george@digitalmediaacademy.org so that he can manually provide the content.

All year levels

Listenwise is an award-winning listening skills platform. Harness the power of listening to advance literacy and learning in all students grades 2-12. Our collection of podcasts and public radio keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time. The curriculum aligned podcasts are paired with learning tools and listening comprehension assessments to transform them into rigorous academic content.

Free Listenwise Premium for any school that is closed due to coronavirus.

All year levels

Education Perfect (EP) is a progressive teaching and learning toolkit for the modern classroom. EP provides a rich library of curriculum-aligned lessons and assessments across the wide range of subject areas. Content is carefully scaffolded to allow all students to independently experience success, while providing rich opportunities for higher order thinking.

EP is providing free and unlimited access to all schools until 1st May. Once you have completed the registration form (within link), you will be provided with simple next steps to support you in getting your classes enrolled.

All year levels

The Remote Learning Series features entrepreneurship activities and videos for students led by VentureLab educators. These look like interesting activities. Their mission is to create the next generation of innovators and changemakers by making world-class entrepreneurship education accessible to kids all around the world and empowering anyone to be a champion for entrepreneurial learning.

There are some free remote lessons.


All year levels

An oldie but a goodie!

All year levels

PechaKucha helps teachers, students, and researchers create short, powerful talks that are engaging, memorable, and easy to share. Thousands of schools and nonprofits use PechaKucha to share classwork, research, projects, and more.

Free use of the PK Create software. 


Teacher Support

Buncee is an award-winning creation and communication tool for students, teachers and administrators. The all-in-one technology empowers all users to easily create, and share visual representations of content, across grade, age and learning levels. Buncee is a one-stop-shop to build media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters, presentations and so much more!

You can incorporate Buncee with Flipgrid and Wakelet and also with Teams.

Allows for student collaboration – probably best for MS boys

All year levels

Create a video to show mastery of a math problem, act out your favorite book character or discuss a current event. You create a private space, ask a question and learners respond with a short video. Videos can be created with ink, whiteboards, filters, images, emojis and more. Once the video is created others in the space can view videos or respond. For more instructions: https://blog.flipgrid.com/news/familylearning

Always free.

Teacher Support

Canva are offering a super-charged version of Canva to classrooms for free. Jam-packed with value and time-saving features (plus millions of free images), every user of Canva for Education gets hundreds of dollars of value for free. Register your class to unlock the best teaching tools Canva has to offer – from classroom collaboration to folders that help you stay organised.

The Canva Pro subscription is for FREE to all teachers.

Teacher Support

It is a platform where anyone can find or create their own simple learning games and the version we have now are always free for schools.

Teacher Support

Online platform that allows you to create narrated presentations. AirDeck is giving educators a free Pro license ($400 value), using coupon code: FRIENDS.

All year levels

Mensa for Kids is powered by the Mensa Foundation and full of lesson plans, activities, TED Connections and other learning opportunities.

 

Teacher Support

Create stunning presentations, infographics, and more in just seconds. 

Premium templates are now available for free for everyone.

All year levels

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. The company was founded with the goal of improving reading comprehension by bringing the latest in literacy teaching research into the classroom. 

Free content, curriculum, and tools to power teaching and learning from P-12.


All year levels

Wooclap is a platform where teachers can prepare quiz types of questions to ask to their students to answer in live or at their pace. Wooclap integrates into other video/presentation program such as Skype, PowerPoint, Google Meet but also Canvas.. Wooclap increases the level of participation and brings dynamics and interactivity even with distance.

Schools are offered a free and unlimited access to Wooclap.


Teacher Support

Online Scavenger hunt - can be used with any subject.

GooseChase for Education is always free.

Years 5- 8

Sporcle is the world's largest trivia web site and we just added a KIDS section. Sporcle Kids is full of quizzes for K-8 to help with learning, retention, and boredom. Enjoy!