Educators and Parents

Art & Drawing Resources

Hello Artists

A guide to enjoying art at home with Love and Creativity from @MrsVelazquezArt 

Art Contests: Submit your art for cash prizes.
Museums: Take a virtual field trip to world museums and stream Operas.
Art Games: Compete against yourself and others.
Digital Art: Create art on your device.
Art Education: Learn about art.
Art at Home: Art tutorials for you to create where you are.

MoMA Learning

The Museum of Modern Art Learning offers audio clips by artists, curators, and staff about the Museum's collection. Engaging with modern and contemporary art and design in MoMA’s free courses on Coursera. MoMA brings together little-known audio, video, and other resources from the Museum’s founding in 1929 to the present day.

 

 

Books, Reading & Math

Vocabulary Spelling City

Practice your spelling here. Free access for the next three months to help students and teachers, with the code VSCFree90.

The Math Learning Center

Download free math and algebra lessons and publications for Pre-K through Grade 12.

Historical Children's Books

Open Culture Digital Archives give you free access to thousands of historical children's books.

BookList

All BookList and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is now freely available until further notice. Free online access includes: More than 25 years of recommended print and audiobook reviews, features, interviews, spotlights, and classroom connections, BookList and Book Links replica digital editions, which can be read on desktop or mobile devices, Advanced search functionality, Readers’ advisory and collection development tools.

Nature & Wildlife

National Weather Service

Educational Resources from the National Weather Service include lessons, games, and videos to encourage engagement in science.

Our Climate Our Future Zoom Webinar

Everything you need to know about teaching climate change. Introduction to Our Climate Our Future Zoom Webinar
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7pm ET // 4pm PT. Our Climate Our Future is your no-cost solution to bring climate science into your classroom.

The Wildlife Trusts

Multiple Activity sheets to download for family activities. Many bird webcams.

Sharks 4 Kids

Sharks4Kids provides curriculum and support for teachers.

Cornell Lab

Cornell Lab developed a series of weekly activities and quests for kids to participate in. Quests provide outdoor and indoor options to fit the needs of the current diverse climates and social protocols. Sign up for the weekly activity newsletter for our weekly activity newsletter, view the first week of activities.

Resources for Educators and Parents

District Administration

82 free K-12 resources during coronavirus pandemic. Check them all out including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Each e-book in this free three-book series contains 12 age-appropriate stories for K-12 students. The Chicken Soup for the Soul website includes supplemental photos and videos and worksheets. Download the free eBooks at chickensoup.com/ah.

New York Times

How to Home School during Coronavirus offers sample lesson plans and schedules.

 

Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist sessions are held once weekly. Sign up for live sessions here. All sessions are available on the Skype a Scientist YouTube channel.

 

Wonders from Home

Atlas Obscura is assembling a series of links to help you find people, places, and projects out there that inspire and help us all hold on to our spirit of discovery and sense of community.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, New York

Teachers resources for the study of the Industrial Revolution, empire, or the environment with these educator packets featuring lesson plans and activity ideas.

 

Smart School House

Smart School House offers creative DIY ideas for kids. Things you can do at home with supplies you have on hand.

VirtualiTeach

VirtualiTeach provides a list and description of Virtual Museum Tours. Some museums opt for virtual tours in the form of interactive online maps. Others choose to share image galleries or banks of 3D scans of their artefacts.

Learn in Color

Learn in Color provides a list of Educational Museums with Free Virtual Tours.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Educational on line study units written for middle school students and teachers by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

BBC Teacher Support

A new support and wellbeing space to help teachers through the stress and pressures of the school year available from the BBC.

#MuseumfromHome

For ongoing updates of museums offering online tours, follow #MuseumFromHome on Twitter.

 

Hosting virtual events on YouTube

A downloadable guide to making videos and hosting events on YouTube, complete with links to many more resources and video tutorials.

Washington Post

"A home school plan that’s realistic, not sadistic," an article by Ned Johnson with tips for home schooling.

Free Social Emotional Learning Resource Online

The Character Tree is an educational video subscription series for K - 2 students that includes 32 character education videos, 32 sets of supplemental resources, and 32 teacher's guides. Free through June 30th, 2020

Khan Academy

Free resources to keep everyone learning. Guides for parents and teachers.

Open Culture Educational Resources

A collection of free educational resources for K-12 students and their parents and teachers featuring free video lessons/tutorialsfree mobile appsfree audiobooks, ebooks and textbooksquality YouTube channelsfree foreign language lessonstest prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. Also 1,500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities and 200 Free Textbooks. Discover Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from great universities. Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More.

Health and Coronavirus Resources

CreativeLive 24/7 Wellness

CreativeLive offers free streaming of health and wellness classes 24/7.

The Science of Well Being

Yale University offers "The Science of Well Being" free via Coursera.

TED Connects

Hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, TED Connects: Community and Hope is a free, live, daily conversation series featuring experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work.

Coronavirus Explanation Cards

A series of screens explaining the virus and the sickness scientists call COVID-19. What is it, where did it come from, what might it mean for you?

BrainPickings

Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life by Maria Popova.

Sesame Street

Seasame Street offers information to support you and your family during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600

This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Frank Snowden is Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of History at Yale University.

Hygiene & Food Safety

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

U.S Food & Drug: Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

U.S Department of Agriculture: Coronavirus Disease.

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.