It is amazing to see how the education community is coming together to share resources and support each other with distance learning. There are so many great resources being shared, but where do you begin? We’ve rounded up some of our most trusted and teacher approved websites offering support for distance learning. If you are feeling overwhelmed with all your options, not to worry. Everything you need to plan the next few weeks of distance learning is right here.
Scholastic has put together an awesome resource for distance learning that takes you through day by day lessons where students can read books, play games and even do research on the web all centered around a daily topic.
Storyline is an awesome resource for read alouds. They have tons of videos of celebrities reading popular children’s books. This is great to send to parents along with some comprehension and discussion questions for an at home read aloud.
Newsela has made all their resources available to teachers during school closures. They are a great news source that is age appropriate for discussing current events with kids.
Lalilo of course if our top pick for phonics lessons. Since premium features are available to all teacher through the end of the year, it’s super easy to assign lessons you were planning to teach whole group. Since kids can use it independently, parents will love it too!
Zearn is a free math program that is aligned to common core math standards and Eureka Math curriculum. Kids can work on Zearn completely independently. They have videos and exercises that give feedback to kids as they go. All you need to do is create a class and send usernames and passwords to families.
Mystery Science has created a bunch of great science lessons for your students to work on at home, and compiled a bunch of great distance learning resources. Just send a link to the lesson to parents and they can quickly and easily get signed up and started for free.
Brain Pop is usually a paid site, but they are offering free content for teachers during school closures. They have lots of fun and informative videos about reading, writing, math, science and social studies topics. Parents can make an account easily and access any content you curate for them.
Khan Academy is a free online learning too with educational videos on almost every topic. They have lots of distance learning resources on their website from lesson plans to daily schedules.
Education.com is offering free premium access to their teaching materials. They have some great work bundles and guided lessons for kids to work on at home.
What is the #1 resource you have been using for distance learning?