As we enter this unknown territory of school closures, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers gather a collection of free educational resources for K–12 students and their parents and teachers—including free mobile apps, free video lessons and tutorials, educational YouTube channels, and more.
Khan Academy: A nonprofit online source offering free, world-class educational materials for students, teachers, and parents. Find short videos on thousands of topics for kids of all ages.
Learner.org: This multimedia resources provides material for teachers, students and lifelong learners.
MIT+K12: Provides videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering sorted by topic and grade level for K–12 students. Many of the videos are created by MIT students.
NeoK12: Great source designed by the American Library Association providing educational videos, lessons, quizzes and educational games for K–12 students in various subject areas.
PBS Learning Media This online non-profit resource offers interactive lesson for students from pre-K through high school.
The Kid Should See This: This site has kid-friendly videos focusing on science, art, technology, and more.
WatchKnowLearn: This site has over 33,000 educational videos.
YouTube Learning: A collection of educational videos created by YouTube that provides sources ranging from Sesame Street to Harvard.
National Geographic: National Geographic has a library of facts, photos, videos, and more about countries around the world.
World Data Atlas: This website includes topics that cover economics, demographics, health, education, energy and other socioeconomic information.
History & Politics
50States.com: Offering information about the fifty states in the United States of America.
Abraham Lincoln at the Crossroads: An educational game for advanced middle- and high-school students that teach them about Lincoln’s leadership by exploring the political choices he made.
iCivics: This amazing site, originally created by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, has sixteen educational video games as well as teaching materials that have been used in classrooms in all fifty states
Liberty’s Kids: This online educational historical television series originally broadcast on PBS Kids teaches kids ages 7–14 about the founding of the United States.
Teachinghistory.org: A great site that provides lesson resources to help K–12 history teachers to improve US history education in the classroom.
Visualizing Emancipation: A map of slavery’s end during the American Civil War.
Invitation to World Literature: An online course for students and teachers providing ancient and modern literature, taught by David Damrosch at Harvard.
Librivox: This source provides 5000+ free audio books from the public domain.
AAA Math: Features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons by grade level, K–8.
IXL: This website features thousands of math exercises designed to help young students K–8.
Math Shack: This site offers students an infinite number of auto-generated math problems in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry.
Teaching Children Philosophy: A great source that helps adults conduct philosophical discussion with elementary school children.
100,000 Stars: An interactive visualization created by Google using data from NASA and the European Space Agency of more than 100,000 stars.
Ask an Astronomer: In these video lessons, scientists answer questions about the universe.
Atlas of the Universe: Contains maps of the entire universe.
Dynamic Periodic Table: An interactive periodic table showing names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, and isotopes.
NASA for Students: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration provides educational media for different age groups.
CK-12: A non-profit for K–12 students offering free high-quality open content in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Codecademy: This online resource offers students the ability to take free computer science lessons online.
BrainPOP Featured Movie: This popular app shares a different animated movie every day covering subjects related to historical and current events.
3D Brain: An online resources that teaches how each brain region functions.
Exoplanet: This app offers a comprehensive visual database of all known planets.
iTunesU: This app gives you access to complete courses and the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content.
Khan Academy: This app gives users access to over 3,000 videos covering K–12 science, math, biology, chemistry, and many other subjects.
MindSnacks Spanish Lessons: Ever wanted to learn Spanish? This award-winning app teaches students basic skills. The introductory level is free.
Moon Globe: Great free app with 3D graphics and touchscreen navigation that teaches about the moon.
Planets: A 3D guide to the solar system.
Project Noah: A great online source to explore wildlife.
Sight Words List: This app teaches your kids how to read. The Dolch Word List contains 315 words that are broken down into appropriate age groups from 1–4 years old.
Today in History: Lists notable events in history. Includes over 100,000 events.
Khan Academy: This channel has thousands of videos available that will teach students algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and more.
Minute Physics: Awesome science videos that are all about learning physics.
Periodic Videos: A channel all about chemistry.
Sick Science: Fun educational videos with science experiments from Steve Spangler and SteveSpanglerScience.com
YouTube EDU: An educational library videos created by YouTube dedicated to academic videos.