Free Resources for Teachers, Parents and Students
To get the page started, I'm just going to drop things in as I find them. When I have time (ha!) I will come back and organize them...
Minecraft:Education Edition is free through June (with Office 365 Education, which Manatee County Schools have)
Curiosity Corner Live -- New STEM videos from the Great Lakes Science Center posted daily (10:30 and 3)
Pixar in a Box -- a free course provided through Khan Academy
Google Arts & Culture -- collection of online exhibits from hundreds (thousands?) of museums around the world (science and technology museums included!)
Online Tours from the Louvre
National Geographic Kids
Actively Learn -- texts & videos for ELA, Science and Social Studies with scaffolds and higher-order questions. Free for the remainder of the school year.
Achieve3000 -- individual student / home version of Actively Learn. For students whose teachers don't set up accounts.
Exploratorium -- art, science, technology, etc. museum site with videos, apps, activities and more!
NASA Websites from A to Z -- massive list of websites with videos, games, activities, etc. covering many different topics
Ask Dr. Universe -- a science education project from Washington State University
Learn@Home -- a listing of educational YouTube channels
Varsity Tutors Virtual School Day Tool Kit -- free lessons and courses while schools are shut down
Legends of Learning -- Free math and science games. Full access is free during school closures.
Here are a bunch of free music apps and sample packs while we're all stuck inside -- article from The Verge
Ken Burns in the classroom and Ken Burns UNUM -- two US History websites using materials from his many films
Selma - a free teaching platform about the Civil Rights Movement
SumDog -- practice math, spelling and grammar. Full access for free while schools are closed
Education resources, Mars rover named, Swamp Works and more from Kennedy Space Center -- online copy of an email newsletter with multiple digital resources
World Science Festival YouTube channel -- advanced videos about science, math, technology and art
Engineer Girl -- Though designed to increase interest in engineering among females, this website is interesting and educational for all genders!
eGFI -- informational website about engineering from the American Society of Engineering Education
Learn about Auroras!
TeachEngineering -- hands-on activities (also check out the "sprinkles"
Wonderopolis -- explore all kinds of things that you may wonder about!
These Education Companies Are Offering Free Subscriptions To Parents During School Closures -- article from Good Housekeeping
USF Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections -- virtual field trips and exploration of important local, regional, national, and World Heritage sites.
5 Easy Art Projects - from NPR
Sir Patrick Stewart is reading soothing Shakespeare on Twitter
Time for Kids is free for the remainder of the school year
Math Snacks -- Smart educational animations, games, and interactive tools that help mid-school learners better understand math concepts (their description). Be sure to read the "Teaching With" page!
Tabitha Harper is providing free online art classes -- live on Facebook at 1PM Eastern with recordings posted to YouTube
Soothing live animal webcams to watch while you are stuck at home
PBS SciGirls -- Videos and games involving science
Design Squad - videos, games, and hands-on activities involving science and technology
Zooniverse -- SciStarter -- students can contribute to actual research projects
The GLOBE Program -- a worldwide science and education program, Become a citizen scientist!
Project Noah -- wildlife photography
Apollo in Real Time -- A real-time journey through the Apollo 11, 13 and 17 missions.
This website consists entirely of historical mission material
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden YouTube Channel -- featuring the world-famous hippo Fiona!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt YouTube channel -- resources covering multiple disciplines
myNoise -- background noise provider to help you focus and/or relax
52 Places, Virtually -- from NYT
Top 6 Virtual Tours -- from MSN
Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu