List Of Free Educational Resources For Arizona Students, Teachers

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:20am
Updated: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 10:54am

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Many educational resources are offering free access for families and teachers.

Arizona school buildings are closes for the remainder of the school year, but many students will continue learning from home.

Many educational resources are offering free access for families and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of free educational resources available. 

If you know of any other free resources, please email [email protected]

America Test Kitchen Kids: America’s Test Kitchen Kids website is open to provide you and your family access to our collection of recipes, activities, experiments and more. ⁠

Amazon Audible: Starting April 1, kids can stream stories in six different languages on their desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Arizona PBS: For children aged pre-K to third grade, educational content will be broadcast on Arizona PBS from 5-6:30 a.m., then available online or on the Arizona PBS Kids channel. For children in fourth through eighth grade, content will be broadcast from 6:30 a.m. to noon. For high school students, programming will broadcast between 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., when regular PBS programming resumes.

Arizona Science Center: Daily live videos with activities 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Facebook.

Arizona State University: Arizona State University is offering resources for K-12 students through ASU For You. Students can access dozens of free educational resources through that portal.

Brain Pop: BrainPOP is offering free access to their educational videos for schools and families impacted by school closures. 

Bureau of Land Management: The BLM is offering kids activities and junior ranger books to download. 

Children's Museum of Phoenix: The museum has educational videos and activities on Facebook.

Code.org: Code.org offers a set of free resources to help students learn computer science at home. The site is also working on resources to help teachers mid-course to continue teaching computer science while their students are at home.

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Their YouTube channel offers free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation videos designed specially for kids ages 3 and older.

Crayola: Crayola is hosting Facebook Live videos for families and kids who want to create. Their website also offers some free at-home resources.

Debbie Allen Dance Classes: The actress known for her work on "Grey's Anatomy" is hosting a variety of dance classes on her Instagram Live for kids and adults. 

Dictionary.com: Their Learning At Home center provides grammar and word challenges for students from preschool to eighth grade. All the activities are approved by teachers.

Doodles with Mo Willems: Mo Willems invites kids into his studio every day for his Lunch Doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

Duolingo: The free, bite-size lessons on the app are designed to feel more like a game than a textbook.

Encantos: Free learn-at-home resources for kids to learn about other cultures and their geography through bilingual learning.

Epic: Epic is offering free worldwide Remote Student Access to Epic through June 30, by teacher invitation — no credit card required. Families only need an invitation from their teacher to get started. Students will have anywhere, anytime access to the full Epic library on all devices (including web browsers, the iOS app and the Android app), and teachers can stay connected to their students by assigning books and collections and tracking reading activity and progress.

Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has collaborated with the Paradise Valley School District to create K-12 curriculum that has been test-piloted across hundreds of students within the district.

Google Arts and Culture: This site allows people to go on virtual tours of museum and walk around the streets of historic landmarks, all from the comfort of your home.

Harry Potter Hub: This special Harry Potter At Home hub is where you’ll find all the latest things to keep you occupied – from special activity kits from Bloomsbury to Scholastic, to nifty magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. 

Holiday House: Their website has a section devoted to teachers and students — including book study guides, reader’s guides, discussion guides and more. Many of these resources include official Standards of Learning. The free materials are downloadable and reproducible.

Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a free resource that offers lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Students can use our exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills. In addition to free resource guides and videos, it is having weekday livestreams on Facebook and YouTube for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures.

Lakeshore: More than 1,000 free resources for learning at home — from printable worksheets to customizable flash cards, the collection includes lessons and activities for kids of all ages.

Lalilo: To help support educators and their students, all of the Lalilo Phonics program is now entirely free.

Mystery Science: Offering popular science lessons for free. No account or login is needed. Mystery Science is the creator of the most popular science lessons in U.S. schools.

NASA Kids Club: For students from kindergarten to eighth grade, NASA kids club offers coloring pages, free experiment tutorials and puzzles for those eager to learn about space.

National Geographic Kids: Website offers free games, quizzes and videos for kids who want to learn about animals and science.

PHXTV: The city of Phoenix's digital classroom, PHXTV Classroom, has expanded its programming while kids are home. The PHXTV Classroom video program will stream live on Phoenix.gov/PHXTV from 9-11 a.m. daily, with a replay from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. PHXTV Classroom will feature a variety of stories, with different programming each day, on history, science and art.

PJ Library: PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 12 years old. They also host a story time at 10 a.m. Eastern every morning to learn more about Judaism.

San Diego Zoo: The San Diego Zoo's website has free games, videos and activities for kids who want to learn about several animals from around the world.

Scholastic Learn At Home: Scholastic is offering free family and teacher resources, as well as offering weekly plans with videos, articles and quizzes. The resources are for students from preschool to ninth grade.

Sesame Street: This site provides content and resources you can use with your family to offer comfort and spark playful learning activities.

Smithsonian Kids: The museum's website has recordings, coloring pages, tutorials and articles for students who want to learn.

Storyline Online: Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Storytime From Space: These stories are read by astronauts in space! Take your kid to space during this unique and free storytelling time.

The Hootenanny: Live music classes for kids every weekday.

The Nature Conservancy Nature Lab: The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists have created Nature Lab to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong.

Tiler Peck Ballet Classes: A dancer at the New York City Ballet is teaching a class on her Instagram Story. She was so moved by how many dancers followed along so she opened up her class to everyone.

Tinkergarten: Tinkergarten offers free weekly activities for kids who want to learn in the outdoors.

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. In addition to resources online from organizations such as Scholastic and National Geographic, they also offer many resources that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources.

YouTube Kids: The YouTube Kids page is filled with family-friendly videos on all different topics, igniting kids’ inner creativity and playfulness. It’s everything from their favorite shows and music to learning how to build a model volcano, and everything in between.

If you know of any other free resources, please email [email protected]

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