Many kids around the world are missing out on classes because of coronavirus closures, and in the U.S. the number of closures is expected to increase, both for K-12 institutions and colleges.
Even if your school is still open, these sites are worth checking out. You’ll find content for a variety of levels, and for both kids and adults.
1) Atlas Obscura – Exploring the wonders of the world.
2) Bozeman Science – Excellent videos primarily on AP chemistry, biology, physics, and environmental science.
3) CK-12 – A resource for different topics in science, math, and social studies.
4) Curiosity Machine – Offers challenges involving artificial intelligence, engineering, and other areas of science and technology.
5) edX – Lots of courses geared towards professionals and students in higher ed. However, there are younger students who could also benefit from the site.
7) GCFLearnFree – Many tutorials on computer programs, job skills, communication skills, critical thinking, and other useful and important topics.
8) Khan Academy – Because a list like this wouldn’t be complete without it. They even posted content about coronavirus school closures and how the site can help.
9) MetKids – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City offers an interactive, kid-friendly feature for exploring the museum. Includes many suggestions for creative activities.
10) OpenStax – Free online textbooks.
11) Physics Girl – YouTube channel exploring topics in the physical sciences, with demonstrations of experiments you can try.
12) Project Gutenberg – Free eBooks. Here are their top 100.
13) Read Theory – For help with reading comprehension skills.
14) Science Friday – Lots of subjects covered in article, audio, and video form. (Just one example: a look at the word quarantine.)
15) Simplilearn – A YouTube channel for building digital skills. Includes tutorials on data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
16) StoryJumper – A fun way for kids to create their own books.
17) We Are Teachers: Free Printables – Search by grade level and subject.
18) Wonderopolis – For exploring different topics, working on reading comprehension, and getting ideas for creative and educational activities.