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Homeschooling Resources for Quarantined Families

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As we all navigate through these unprecedented times, families are now figuring out homeschooling, and how to fit virtual learning in while parents are working from home and juggling other responsibilities.

Luckily there are plenty of free online resources to help students learn math, science, art, and other subjects while safely at home. Many will work for all ages, grades, and learning levels.

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  • Khan Academy – An nonprofit educational site started by Salman Khan, an American educator. Khan Academy has an outstanding reputation for providing quality education for students of all ages and grade levels.
  • Ambleside Online – Another free education site with an outstanding reputation, Ambleside Online provides emergency plan curriculums for families during natural disasters or crisis. 
  • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool – Created by homeschooling parents to assist other parents with basic homeschool curriculums for grades K-12. Each curriculum gives day-by-day instruction while being easy and free.
  • Newsela – Helps to promote literacy and through new stories. Newsela also helps parents track reading comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home – Available for grades K-9, Scholastic has created daily activity resources for subjects such as science, math, ELA, and social studies and features items available in Spanish. 
  • Funbrain – Provided content based on grade level in the form of free educational games, comics, books, and videos with no login information required.
  • Code.org – Code.org helped students of all grade levels with computer science skills along with teaching the importance of online privacy and digital citizenship with engaging video games and activities.
  • Virtual Field Trips and World Tours – Let students see the world even without leaving home. Thanks to TripSavvy students and families can go to virtual events, locations and museums to enhance more hands-on learning.
  • Discovery K12 – Provides free educational activities for all grade levels and in an arrangement of topics students can access everywhere. 
  • YouTube Channels- Crash Course, Crash Course Kids, TED Education, Minute Physics and Big Think are some great educational channels students can access for tons of great educational video content. 

Happy learning! Check out Thought Co. for more homeschooling resources.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC, Kaleema has her Bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from North Carolina A&T State University and a Master's degree in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. Her passions are in music, broadcast journalism, and writing.