As lockdowns and physical distancing continue, we want to share nine of the best free online education websites that’ll help you continue teaching your kids from home.
Covering everything from lesson live streams to virtual field trips, these resources can help bolster your homeschool lesson plans and give you, as parent and teacher, a well-deserved break from class.
#1: Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that aims to help teachers and parents educate students of all ages online.
Members can access a wide library of lesson content in the form of short video clips covering a range of subjects including math, English, science, and more.
What’s great about Khan Academy is that the site is divided into three sections, for students, parents, and teachers, respectively. This means that kids can take lessons through a simple and fun interface, while parents can access a personalized learning dashboard to track their child’s progress.
#2: Learn@Home With YouTube
With schools closed around the world, YouTube has partnered with “learning creators” to build a brand new platform, Learn@Home. Head here to find some of the very best educational videos YouTube has to offer.
Featuring content for children of all ages and all interests, the platform includes a directory of current and past live streams, as well as a curated playlist of educational YouTube videos that will teach your kids fun lessons in lockdown.
Live streams include daily PE lessons with celebrity fitness coach Joe Wicks and fun writing projects by LitFilmFest that’ll keep your kids active and engaged.
For those with younger children, National Geographic Kids is a brilliant website that includes quizzes, information packs, competitions, and other free resources that’ll make lockdown learning that much more fun.
From activity packs on King Tut’s treasures to interactive games about cats, this website includes resources across virtually every school subject and provides enough content to keep your kids busy throughout all of lockdown.
There’s even a Home is Good section that’ll teach your kids about all that’s going on in the world right now in a way that’s fun and stress-free!
#4: Physics Central
Physics is a notoriously tricky subject to teach, but if your child is interested in superheroes and comic books, we’ve got just the trick!
Physics Central has been teaching physics in the form of fun comic books for many years. They’re experts in breaking down the science, and engaging middle school kids in a unique and memorable way.
Their comic books — from Turbulent Times to High Intensity — are the perfect resource to keep your child learning in lockdown. They’re also super easy to download and print off, so you can even use them to give your kids a break from non-stop screen time.
#5: Audible for Kids
As long as schools are closed, Amazon Audible is giving children and families free access to its incredible library of kid-friendly audiobooks.
Free to stream in up to eight languages on desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet, there’s a book for every child on Amazon Audible.
#6: Crash Course
Crash Course, available on YouTube, is a fantastic resource that’ll keep middle schoolers’ minds open and educated with free 15-minute video lessons.
Taught by industry experts, like author John Green (who founded the channel), Crash Course includes lessons in politics, physics, economics, biology, history, literature, chemistry, film, and so, so much more.
The channel’s videos are comprehensive yet easy to understand and include fun cartoon graphics that help to make learning as entertaining as possible.
Pop these videos on for your kids and they’ll be learning for hours. Oh, the power of YouTube!
By the Metropolitan Museum of Art, #MetKids aims to bring the iconic, New York museum to kids wherever they are across the globe. Think of it as an online field trip, for free and from the comfort of your living room!
The website lets kids tour the Met using an interactive map, watch behind-the-scenes videos of the gallery, discover fun facts about iconic works of art, and learn how to stay creative in lockdown.
There’s even a fun Time Machine tool that will take your kids back in time to different eras of art, technology, and fashion from 8,000 BC right up to our modern times. You might just find yourself sitting down to join in!
#8: Cool Math
As a homeschooler, math can be one of those hard to tackle topics. If you’re not so confident with numbers, it’s tricky to know how to teach them.
So that’s where Cool Math comes in. As an entire website dedicated to interactive math games, you can rely on this resource to take some of the burden off you as a teacher. Dubbed “an amusement park of math and more”, kids won’t mind being left to their own devices either!
KidsKonnect is a growing library of high-quality, printable worksheets for teachers and homeschoolers across the world. We aim to provide the best educational resources to help children learn and teachers teach — whatever their style.
If you’re homeschooling your kids, head over to our worksheet library for thousands of resources (including free worksheets!) that’ll keep your kids busy, active, and educated during lockdown.
Let’s get learning!
Homeschooling effectively is about having a host of online resources at your disposal. Use the websites we’ve suggested in conjunction with our worksheets and you’ve got a solid lesson plan ready to go.
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