Are you suddenly looking to create a remote learning experience for your students? Check out our list of the 12 Best Free Remote Learning Resources for Teachers Kids and Parents. This list includes great options for elementary, middle school and high school students to enrich their curriculum in the remote learning environment.
You don’t need to go crazy but even adding 1 hour of academics to the kids schedule can be helpful during a period when everyone is stuck at home!
My daughter is 14 and has been enrolled in an online/onsite blended school for the past year so her school has successfully utilized many of these resources as a way to enrich their student’s curriculum on “cyber” days. Given the current climate you may be a teacher or parent hoping to enrich your class or your individual student with additional engaging videos, activities, and easily accessible materials. We think you’ll love our 12 Best Free Remote Learning Resources for Teachers Kids and Parents and find it super helpful as you navigate a new learning style given the need to work remotely in this current climate.
12 Best Free Remote Learning Resources for Teachers Kids and Parents
Luckily we have incredible technology and curated resources to help everyone collaborate together. All these collective ideas and shareable resources create a fabulous remote learning educational experience for students today.
Check out our AWESOME list of what we think are some of the 12 Best Free Remote Learning Resources for Teachers Kids and Parents. Everything is FREE! Enjoy!!!!
(Note: Some of these are subject specific while others are great for all ages.)
Wow! Scholastic literally created a day by day adventure for kids suddenly needing to dive into remote learning at home. Check out Scholastic Learn at Home here. You can find the age of your student and see all the options.
Don’t feel compelled to do every day or every activity. Instead, pick what you think will inspire your individual student. If you school currently is setting up a remote learning and cyber program for your kids, but you feel it isn’t as robust as you like this a fabulous option for parents to give 1 extra “enrichment” assignment.
I had my 6th grade son do the Escape from Alcatraz reading earlier this week. I didn’t give him extra work beyond just completing the reading but it was a super way to get him reading a non fiction text that interested him. He really enjoyed it! Today he chose his own “non-fiction” article to read and picked a reading about the chemistry behind sweets in “Extreme Candy.”He loved this one too. Hooray!
Amoeba Sisters – Everything Science!
The Amoeba Sisters on YouTube are unbelievably awesome. Lots of biology, ecology, and all kinds of great science videos! In a snippet these gals cover lessons on all the scientific topics you might want to teach or learn. From Photosynthesis to DNA replication and more! Great to both teach and illustrate lessons.
Crash Course YouTube videos
Originally created by author John Green and his brother, the Crash Course YouTube Channel has crash course classes on almost EVERY subject. Lots of experts now participate in this series that covers all kinds of topics and playlists in subjects from World History, US History, Science, Politics, Literature, Anatomy, and more! Entertaining and informative these videos are a stellar crash course in whatever you need to learn more about!
PBS Kids has it all. Activities, printables, videos, games, and so many resources for the kids. From reading to math to science, PBS Kids is always a solid resource for the younger learners.
PBS American Experience
The PBS American Experience has amazing articles, videos, and even short film style documentaries on the PBS American Experience are fantastic. Engaging and interesting for your history, government, or social studies students. They make a wonderful educational complement to any curriculum.
National Geographic for Kids
We love Nat Geo for Kids. Weird But True books are one of my kids favorite ways of absorbing cool and weird facts! Brain boosters, quizzes, videos and more! Animals, Native Americans, US States, Kids vs. Plastic, and the latest relevant current events, Nat Geo has your kids covered!
Yay! Who else loves adorable animals? Ranger Rick is FREE for kids, parents and educators. Digital versions of all the magazines are currently FREE online. Fun! Plus they have educators guides, activities, craft inspiration and more.
Khan Academy is FREE and literally has videos and entire curriculum course work for almost every class and topic imaginable. Lots of people love it for Math but truly Khan has it all. Beyond all your classic course work, advanced and college level course work, Khan even offers a class in animation from Pixar in a Box for those that want to learn to animate!
National Park Service
The beauty of the National Parks are truly a wonder. Maybe you can’t go visit Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon today, but check out these website for amazing National Park educator resources. Lots of distance learning materials and even the chance to chat with a Park Ranger!
The Junior Ranger Program is so much fun for all ages and you can even PRINT and REMOTELY complete many of these options too. Then you’ll mail it in or submit online to earn your badge. Genius!
Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr.
Brain Pop has it all! Check out whatever topic or course you’d like extra materials to share.
Now the last 2 items on our list are a bit different! Think how to build a theme park or take a virtual field trip to almost any museum in the world! Why not include these ideas on our 12 Best Free Remote Learning Resources for Teachers Kids and Parents?
Disney “Imagineering” in a Box – Theme Park Design
Disney Imagineers partnered with Khan academy to create a 32 video series. Ever wondered how they build roller coasters at a theme park? Imagineers spill how they create those magical immersive Disney Parks experiences. And yes as you can imagine, it takes all kinds of skills – story development and conceptual design, math, physics and engineering.
Here’s the 1st episode of Imagineering in a Box. Genius idea!
Museums with Virtual Tours via Google
Museum Virtual field trip time! Pick your museum and enjoy all the free resources. Everything from the Uffizi Gallery in Italy to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and beyond. So many amazing museums are available for a virtual tour. Fun if you want to do a little Art History or Egypt lesson and obviously so many other options. This is a really cool way to get your kids feeling like they might be leaving the house while on the laptop!
What do you think of our favorite list that includes what we think are the 12 Best Free Remote Learning Resources for Teachers Kids and Parents?? Do you have other great ideas to add to this list? What’s working for you and your students?