Virtual Resources to Support Exploration and Learning at Home

Resources to Support Learning at Home

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Overarching – Multiple Subject Areas Included  

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Khan Academy Resources for Parents and Mentors

Getting started with Khan Academy during school closures with a parent quick start guide.

PBS LearningMedia

Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lessons plans and more

Smithsonian’s Learning Lab

Sign up for free account; free interactive platform for discovering millions of authenticdigital resources, creating content with online tools

Mensa for Kids

Lessons Plans, Activity Plans, TED Connections

TEDEd Parents TED: Talks to Watch with KidsTED: Talks by Brilliant Kids and Teens

Feed your child’s curiosity. Everything you need to spark and celebrate your child’s ideas.TED talks for students; TED talks by students 

Scholastic Learning From Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 


Each day a new “wonder” is posted with follow up resources and guidance. Over 2000questions from many disciplines to search. It says it is for learners of all ages, youngerchildren will need reading support. Families can sign up to receive an email each dayabout the new “wonder”. 

Breakout EDU

K-12 Digital games around a variety of topics


YouTube:  Created for high schoolers; huge library of videos across most major disciplines,including playlists of forty-eight videos on U.S. history, seventy-two on world history, andfifty on U.S. government and politics.

Renzulli Learning 

An interactive online system that provides a personalized learning environment forchildren and leads to higher academic performance. Once students do the RenzulliProfiler, personalized activities and resources are shared around these major themesof Learning Style, Expression Style and Interest Areas

20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids 

20 virtual field trips plus lesson ideas, activities and book suggestions to extendthe learning for each type of destination. 

How to Play Chess 

This video shows the basics of how all the pieces are set up and move on the board. 

Thinking Skills Activities 

For grades 3 – 6, this is a compilation of logic puzzles, math bafflers, and more. 


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Visit 12 Famous Museums

Visit 12 famous museums virtually

Metropolitan Opera

Free Series starting Monday, March 16th – 7:30 PM (each opera will remainonline for 20 hours)


15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch on Stage from your Home

NGAkids Art Zone for IPADs

App contains eight interactive activities inspired by works in the collection ofthe National Gallery of Art, plus a sketchbook for freehand drawing and a personalexhibition space where users can save and display art created with the program. 

Doodle Lessons with Mo Williams

The Kennedy Center is offering doodle lessons each day at 1:00 PM led byMo Williams.

MoMA Art Lab 

MoMA Art Lab is a creative art app from Museum of Modern Art. It helps kidslearn about modern art: how to create and how to appreciate the art. It is freefor a limited time.

Art Camera

Selection of artworks you can zoom in on and learn information about paintingas it appears; there are also questions for students 

 Skill Share 

 Various classes around different art topics such as animation, illustration,design. May be designed more for high school and above. 


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Think Math

Designed to appeal to diverse learners, these resources provide real-worldconnections, opportunities to think more deeply about mathematics, andways to use both logic and computation to solve problems. 

NCES Kids’ Zone

Provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college;engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability,graphing, and mathematicians. 

You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube Program 

Step by Step guide  and videos to master the Cube! 

 KenKen Puzzles 

 Puzzles that make you smarter.

16 Card Games that Will Turn your Students into Math Aces 

Using card games to capture children’s attention and teach mathematicalconcepts. 


 Build quantitative skills in math, science and computer science with fun andchallenginginteractive explorations. 

Language Arts 

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SEM-RElementary bookmarks Middle School bookmarks Bookmarks in Spanish 

Parents can use these questions to support deep thinking while readingaround different elements of a story and around big ideas or concepts suchas power, courage, integrity, growth and change and more. 

Growing Book by Book 

Online read alouds and literacy resources are shared on this site.

Children Read Alouds

Collection of favorite quality children’s books read aloud for kidsas young as preschool and up to early elementary years.

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities 

50 Read-Alouds for Elementary School KidsAuthors are offering read-alouds of their books and books by theirfavorite authors. 

Skill Share:  Creative Writing 

Various classes around different aspects of creative writing.Free trial for two months.May be more appropriate for high school and above.  


Doug’s Weather 101 

NBC4’s Doug Kammerer hosts daily Facebook live each dayat 2:00 PM focusing on a weather related topic. 


Online events with live instructor teaching students to Code, Build,Invent and Animate


K-5 STEM activities using household items; 6th – 9th grade System Alertshare everyday STEM fast facts, trends and related topics

Design Thinking

10 Days of Design Thinking Challenges using Recyclables (K-5) 

NASA STEM Engagement

 K-12 STEM activities around multiple science topics 

TRY Engineering

K-12 engineering games covering topics ranging from inventing andcoding to environmental and electrical engineering

Bill Nye Science Guy

YouTube:  Old school science videos 

Social Studies

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Library of Congress

America’s Library, Recorded Authors, Poetry 180, Everyday Mysteries -Fun Science Facts, Today in History, etc.

National Archives

Documents, Photos, Records; educator resources, America’sfounding documents

Smithsonian’s History Explorer

Students can virtually curate their own museum

Ken Burns in the Classroom

Historical documentary films organized by era and by film

Liberty Kids 

YouTube: Narrative account of American Revolution cartoon style 

Extra Credit Extra History 

YouTube:  Videos on history especially military history 

National Geographic Kids

Amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography 
Virtual Car Trip Through the USA! Explore the US through virtual field trips

Podcasts for Kids

History Chicks 

Introduce female characters in history, factual or fictional via ourpodcast and show-notes. An introduction, an overview and a little pushto explore and learn more on your own.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 

Fairy tale podcasts about the extraordinary women who inspire us.

WOW in the World

NPR podcast guides curious kids and their grown-ups on a journeyinto the wonders of the world around them. 

But Why:  A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why is a Vermont Public Radio show led by you, kids! You askthe questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there.

Grammar Girl 

Well written short weekly podcast on word origins, idioms,grammar and more.

Best Robot Ever

Various podcasts around different topics for kids. 

Brains On! 

Podcasts about various science related topics. 

 Smash Boom Best 

A debate show for kids and families.Every episode takes two cool things,smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. 

Forever Ago 

History show that explores the origin of just one thing — like sandwiches,video games, clocks and more — while teaching listeners tothink critically about history.

The Show About Science 

Each episode is filled with fascinating information from scientists andeducators from around the globe.
The Show About Politics Each episode is focused on improving the political discourse in this countrythrough conversations with politicians, government officials, politicalscientists and historians. 

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