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.
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