Learning at Home

Learning at Home

Homeschool Hideout - Ideas and resources for fun and learning at home – even ideas for what to have for lunch!

Amazing Educational Resources - Frequently updated master list of educational companies offering free access to digital resources while schools are closed.

Wonderopolis - Information site that asks and answers interesting questions from all around the world.

Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library is the "information place" for all South Carolinians. If you are asked for a username and password, please contact your child's school librarian.

Cool Cat Teacher - 16 free resources for at-home learning.

We Are Teachers - More than 75 free online learning resources for K-12 students.

Fluency and Fitness - Helps students exercise their brains and bodies.

Khan Academy - Free online courses, lessons, and practice

Brightly - Educational Resources and Activities

Classroom Bookshelf -Resources for K-8 learning

EveryLibrary -List of free public library resources

The Edublogger - Tools, ideas, and resources for teaching online

Richland Library - Stuck at Home? Here are 14 ideas to help you relax, get your social fix and keep learning, creating and sharing.

18 Best Podcasts for Elementary, Middle, and High School

Avaz is a Picture and Text based Communication App for children and adults with communication challenges. They are offering assistance and a free month subscription to anyone with a hold on their insurance application for Avaz AAC due to the pandemic.

Family Reading Activities and tips from the Horn Book for enjoying books and reading together

Acessibyte - Fully accessible apps for users who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, dyslexic, or have other reading difficulties. We just want kids (and adults) to have fun options when it comes to assistive technology

Audible - Stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages

Amazing Library Collections to Explore Online

Mathscore - Individuals that sign up for free home version accounts can master their math facts for free. This is an important area of focus often neglected by schools. Teachers that want free full access to all of the topics for the remainder of this school year

Spelling Training - Grades 1-4

Internet Access on Game Systems - Instructions on how to access the internet (And Google Classroom) on web browsers through XboxONE, Nintendo Switch, and PS4

Carrot-Top Industries - Printable School Resources: United States of America

CreositySpace - a unique inquiry-based, learner-directed science curriculum that connects ALL K-5 students to science and capitalizes on their creativity and curiosity at a time when they ask, “What do I want to do when I grow up?”

edHelper - Daily free workbook pages for grades K-6.

Kids Discover Online - Access Kids Discover's award-winning library of science and social studies material on any device, at any time. Three months of digital access with promo code: FREETHREE

Lalio - K-2 literacy program, with a strong focus on phonics and comprehension. (Free teacher edition available)

Mystery Science - Digital video mini-lessons for science subjects K-5 (200 Lessons free until June 2021)

National Online Safety - 10 Top Tips: Remote Learning for Parents

National Online Safety - 10 Top Tips: Remote Learning for Teachers

Holiday House - Online resources complete with educator guides, lesson plans, and activity sheets.

iCivics - Free educational video games and lessons that teach students to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged in civic life.

Muzology - Music based learning (free for 30 days)

Boddle - An interactive math game

Education Week - Assisting Student With Unique Needs as Schools Close Down

Accessible Teaching Tools - Tools for all teachers, teaching all students! Ever student is an individual, and this resource has tools that can help meet their specific needs. (Symbaloo offering free PRO domain due to COVID; removes all ads)

Access for Students with Special Needs - Websites, Infographics, Assistive Technologies, and Apps

Computer Science Teachers Association - Resources to support teaching online.

Lerner Publishing Group - Now through March 31, 2021, select Lerner eBooks will be available for free via the online Lerner Bookshelf.

TeachingBooks Book Connections - Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition

Open Culture - 1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

Padlet - COVID-19 FREE Literacy/Reading/eBook sites

Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks

Hand2Mind - Daily lessons & activities for K - 5 students

Common Sense Media - Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)

UWorld - An online learning tool for high-stakes exams. A free, full-length PSAT practice exam that familiarizes students with the format and content of the real test. Each question answered will provide the student with a detailed explanation of the answer choices to help students actively learn and retain concepts.

GreatSchools.org - These resources will help your child learn from home. Find out how to set up at-home learning and use the grade-based resources below to fill in the gaps.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Learning activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for Grade K–12 kids

Penguin Random House - Resources for Educators, Librarians, and Parents

Bookshare - Online library of over 800,000 titles to support reading for students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other barriers.

Edutopia - Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter

Guia Infantil (Spanish) - Los mejores cuentos con valores para la cuarentena por coronavirus (English - 16 Tales to Distract Children in Coronavirus Quarantine)

Talking Book Services - South Carolina Talking Book Services is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

Curriculum Associates - Curriculum Associates is offering printable activity packs and guidance for educators and student families to support learning at home. The content, which is available for Grades K-8 for both reading and math, comes in both English and Spanish.

Teaching Books - Start enjoying 172,555 resources about children's and young adult books. Find read-alouds, virtual story times, reader’s advisories, interview, and more.

webReader -ReadSpeaker is providing access to our webReader product free of charge for 60 days from the date of sign up.

Library of Congress - On this page you'll find ways to engage with authors you love and ways to connect to the Library’s resources from anywhere in the world.

Hoopla - Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Funbrain - Games, videos, and eBooks for kids

Epic! - Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under (Parents free for 30 days; Teachers fully free)

Manybooks - Modern and classic books waiting to be discovered. All free and available in most ereader formats.

NASA Stem Engagement - STEM activities for grades K - 8

Learning Ally - Helps struggling readers through audio books & support services for educators, parents, and students dealing with dyslexia

National Library Service (NLS) - Is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

Spectrum - Free Spectrum Internet Standard Service

Zaner Bloser - Suggestions and practice to strengthen kids’ fundamental literacy skills, ideas to entertain and engage home-bound students, and alternatives to the usual screen time activities.

Sora - Give your students no-cost ebooks and audiobooks today, including the first book in the Harry Potter series.

Sync Audiobooks for Teens - SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. (Returning Spring 2021)

SC Remote Learning - Educators at the S.C. Department of Education have developed remote learning resources that can be used by teachers across all grade levels.

Library of Congress - National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jason Reynolds, announces Write, Right, Rite, a video series with creative prompts for kids. Beginning April 14, there will be new videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM. (Series completed, all videos available for viewing)

Didax - Virtual Manipulatives are a great way to enhance at-home learning. Simply drag the manipulatives into position to see math concepts come alive!

Wide Open School - Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

DK.com - Digital activity packs help take children beyond the book, engaging with their imagination and creativity as they color, draw, play, and write.

AWE Learning - Free printables for parents and students to use at home.

iknowit.com - I Know It is a site with over 500 common-core aligned activities and math games for students in the elementary grades. The site keeps track of progress, offers graphical hints and explanations, and there are also animated characters to cheer students along.

Learning Resources - Families with kids as young as 18 months old can discover a wide variety of easy-to-implement, hands-on activities — whether they’re working on their ABCs and 123s, trying to keep up with classwork or focusing on learning language or reading.

Seekadoo - A safe, kid-friendly search engine app for children ages 3-13. Seekadoo’s content database is carefully curated to ensure appropriate material for children and integrated ad-blocking eliminates tracking and monitization of children’s data so their digital footprints remain private.

Beanstalk - Nurture curiosity and creativity. Live and on-demand interactive classes for children ages 18 months to 6 years (7-day free trial)

Encantos Learning Hub - Tools for bilingual education

Vooks - an online streaming library, is offering a month for free during school shutdowns in addition to resources and lesson plans.

ASL Literacy Activities - Daily free resources and activities in American Sign Language and English, for young deaf children ages 3-10. Every week, the Motion Light Lab offers a free Storybook App which includes daily offerings in ASL and English, live storytelling “sign aloud” on Mondays, and an ASL/English literacy lesson live-streamed every Wednesday on YouTube featuring deaf narrators and accompanying worksheets for a deeper dive into each story.

Virtual Field Trips

National Geographic

The San Diego Zoo

Yellowstone National Park

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

Canadian Farm and Food Tours

The Louvre Museum

The Great Wall of China

British Museum, London

Musée d' Orsay, Paris

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

MASP, São Paulo

Georgia Aquarium - Ocean Voyager Webcam

Ellis Island - A virtual field trip to Ellis Island

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Bring the iconic New York museum into your classroom or home! Experience The Met online with any of the 26 online galleries.

Nature Works Everywhere - The Nature Conservancy offers 11 virtual field trips that allow students to do everything from exploring a coastal rainforest while in a canoe to unlocking the secrets of coral reefs in the Dominican Republic. Each video is about 45 minutes long.

Riverbanks Zoo - Explore the Zoo from home. Join us live on Facebook each weekday at 10am or check out the video here by 2pm. Enjoy live features, inside peeks, too-cute to-handles and an activity to do at home!

Son Doong Cave - National Geographic lets you explore the world’s largest cave, located in Vietnam. Use the interactive map to enjoy the fully immersive experience (sound on!)

Reid Park Zoo - Zoo Cams

George Washington's Mount Vernon - A virtual tour of George Washington's home.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - offers ten live cams where viewers can sneak a peek at the sharks, do a little birdwatching in the aviary, and they can even check the goings-on in the open sea.

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam - Pandas are always fun to watch, quarantine or not, and Zoo Atlanta offers this live stream of the only panda twins in the United States, Ya Lun and Xi Lun.

The Tucson Botanical Garden and Butterfly Exhibit - the Tucson Botanical Gardens are streaming a live webcam of their butterfly exhibit, allowing people all over the country to enjoy some tropical beauty.

MetKids - This site from New York City's Museum of Metropolitan Art lets kids explore the famous museum with an interactive map. Behind-the-scenes videos feature kids just like them, and a "time machine" allows them to explore thousands of years of art. Fun facts and creative projects abound.