Pro Tips: Helping Kids “LFH” (Learn From Home)
Huge thanks to Irvin Tyan, a dad at our school, for compiling these resources. Feel free to share your favorites as well. And if you are “WFH” these days, you might also like .
- Arcademic - https://www.arcademics.com/
- Arcade-like games that teach a variety of subjects for grades 1-6.
- BrainPOP - https://www.brainpop.com/
- Highly recommended - K-8 and ELL online resource for learning almost every subject. Courses include videos, games, quizzes, vocab, and related reading.
- Education.com - https://www.education.com/
- Preschool through 5th grade activities and lessons. Skills based and syncs with standard school year calendar.
- IXL - https://www.ixl.com/
- Skills-based, adaptive, personalized learning for PreK-12 in math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish.
- Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Highly recommended - Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning. Free.
- Mystery Doug - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPRCRM3JKm3sw55lB_427qg
- Short (~5min) videos that investigate and explore questions asked by real students.
- Outschool - https://outschool.com/
- Highly recommended - Live Online Classes for Ages 3-18. Small group video chat classes—created and taught by inspiring teachers. Variable cost starting at $5/class.
- PBS Learning Media - https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
- Standards aligned videos, interactive lesson plans, and more for just about every subject. Early learning through high school. Free.
- Teachers Pay Teachers - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/
- Over 3 million free and paid resources, created by educators, on the full spectrum of subjects and grade levels. Search for curriculum or activities to do at home.
- The Great Courses - https://www.thegreatcourses.com/
- Online repository of courses in almost every topic for all ages.
- The Art Sherpa - https://www.youtube.com/user/HoneyBmama
- Live streaming and previously recorded videos that teach a variety of painting techniques and projects.
- Art with Everyone - https://www.patreon.com/AWEStudio
- Drawing and painting tutorials for all ages and skill levels.
- Smithsonian Art & Design - https://www.si.edu/explore/art
- iCivics - https://www.icivics.org/
- Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor - students learn how government works by experiencing it. They step into the role of a judge, a member of Congress, a community activist, even the President of the United States - and do the job they do. Students gain civic knowledge and skills through this fun and challenging online platform.
Coding & Computer Science
- Code.org - https://code.org/
- Online learning platform to teach K-12 students coding and computer science. Used by schools and districts worldwide, with a focus on increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Makers of the Hour of Code: https://hourofcode.com/us
- Scratch - https://scratch.mit.edu/
- Free, online coding platform developed by MIT Media Lab for children using intuitive drag and drop visual interface that teaches coding basics. Kids can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community.
- PBS Kids - https://pbskids.org/
- Great videos and games for preschool through grade 3 from one of the most trusted sources in early learning and fully accessible to all.
- The Stock Market Game - https://www.stockmarketgame.org/
- An online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance.