For parents creating learning environments at home, there are many educational and cultural resources available online. As a starting point, here’s a selection of at-home resources for various ages and stages of learning, with some especially for military-connected students. Not all of these resources are appropriate for every age group. With these and any online resource, parental guidance and review is essential.
Resources are free unless otherwise indicated.
- Especially for parents and teachers: Connect with education experts and supporters of military-connected students in the Seasons of My Military Student Cultivation Team Room on Facebook.
- Legacy Kids Writing Workshop is a virtual writing class designed for military kids. Cost is $10 for eight self-paced sessions.
- Tutor.com offers military-connected kids free online help for all subjects.
- Khan Academy is offering free resources during school closures including schedules to help with planning and other resources for parents and teachers.
- Brain Pop has free content available for families or schools impacted by closures.
- Mystery Science offers free, easy science for remote learning especially for school closures.
- Quizlet has flashcards and quizzes on any subject and is offering free access through June 30, 2020.
- Scholastic News is a free online magazine, with editions tailored to various age groups.
- We Are Teachers and Teachers Pay Teachers are sites where teachers upload both paid and free resources for K-12 students. Payments benefit teachers who create the resources.
- Open Culture is a source of free cultural and educational material.
- Smithsonian Institution has all kinds of material just for kids.
- Paris Musées, encompassing the fourteen municipal museums of Paris has a treasury of free art. Scroll down to “Images in the Public Domain.”
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems via the Kennedy Center. In this program, hosted by a children’s author and illustrator, kids can watch, download resources and post their own artwork.
- Brains On is an podcast for kids and adults from American Public Media.
- National Geographic Kids offers Brain Games.