Parents are being thrown a curve with the coronavirus. Not only do they need to worry about getting the virus, but most parents have been thrust into the world of homeschooling as well. This has made everything feel just a little more stressful than it needs to be. With the Internet, there are so many resources for helping kids stay on track with their learning. Here are just a few resources for students in every grade from Pre-K to 12.
This learning company has really stepped up during this time. They have dedicated a “Learn at Home” part of their site that offers learning from Pre-K – 6th+. From math to writing to virtual field trips and more, your child can find lessons on their grade level to capture their interest.
Another free resource for parents of student’s Pre-K – 12th grade. They offer exercises that are standards-aligned, as well as quizzes and tests. From instructional videos to mastery challenges, Khan Academy has a platform that works even on smartphones.
This company is offering free access for 60 days to students due to the pandemic. Mindspark is an adaptive practice and learning tool that will adapt based upon the pace the student is learning and provides instant feedback for students.
From pre-reader to high school, Code.org offers one-hour tutorials to help kids learn how to code. Great site for some computer science learning during this time and even after when your kids need a little learning time.
For some extra math practice, Cool Math is an excellent resource for students of all learning levels. They offer a site for elementary/middle school and high school. If you are going to use this time to increase your child’s math fluency, this is a great choice.
TimeforKids.com is a great resource for articles and videos on topics like politics, the environment, sports, health, and more. The topics on this site are separated by grade level to ensure the student can read and understand the subject. They offer learning for grades K-6th.
Highlights have long been known for their fun little magazines enjoyed in elementary school, but their website is full of activities, games, and more for students to enjoy. It is a great site to keep in your back pocket for those days when you and your child need a little break from regular learning.
Brainpop is a platform that offers engaging learning games for grades K-8 in a variety of subjects. From science to social studies to health to math and more, your students will be able to learn a variety of topics. They are offering a free 30-day subscription due to the pandemic.
It is not time to quit learning. Although we all are out of sorts and unsure of what is going to happen, keeping education on track is essential. With all of these resources and more, you can keep your students engaged and ready to move to the next grade level. Know that companies just like these are trying to help any way they can. You can do this, parents!
By: Janis Rodgers