Online Resources

Online Resources

Northeast Ohio Regional Library System has put together this list of online resources.

Adult/College Resources

Accessibyte: Assistive Technology Apps and Platform
Babel: Three Months Free Learning Language for Students *New April 1*
Biblioboard: Open Access 
Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Programming and StorytimeLibraryThing
Cambridge University Press Open Access Resources
Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Academy 
Code Academy: Learn to Code
CodinGame: Learn Major Coding Languages Through Gaming *New March 31*
Coursera Together: Free Online Learning During COVID-19 
CreativeLive: Health and Wellness Streaming Classes for Free 
EBSCO Learning Express 
Free Resources on Muse During COVID-19
FutureLearn: Keep Learning, Wherever You Are 
Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection 
Gale, a Cengage Company: Resources to Support Libraries and Educators
Impacted by COVID-19
  
Internet Archive: National Emergency Library 
Jove: Science Education Library
JSTOR: Resources Temporarily Free During COVID-19
LibraryThing is Now Free to All
Listenwise: Non-fiction Audio Stories for Grades 2nd through 12th Grade *New March 31*
Lynda.com
Open Culture: How to Teach and Learn Philosophy During the Pandemic *New April 1*
Survey Monkey: Curiosity Conference: How to Transform Feedback into Action (May 19, 2020) 
The Ohio State University Press Publication: Knowledge Bank
Timeout.com: "Use Your New Indoor Free Time Transcribing Rare Documents for the Library of Congress"
University of Michigan Press: Free Access to Scholarly e-Books
Yale University: The Science of Well-Being (most popular e-course) 

 

Children's/Youth Resources

ABCYa-Learning Games for Pre-K through 6th Grade
Audible makes Reading Children's Stories Free While School is Out
BBC Bitesize: Ages 3-16+
BreakoutEDU: Immersive Learning Games for K-12 
BrainPop Jr.: Free Stuff 
CharacterStrong: Emotional Learning Resources for K-12 *New April 1*
Common Sense Education: Free Distance Learning Plans for K-2 Students and Their Families *New April 1*

Curriculum Associates: Printable and Personalized Math and Reading Lessons through 8th Grade 
DK Find Out!: Fun Facts for Kids 
Education Companies Offering Free Subscription Due to School Closings
Educational Insights: At-Home Activities (and Schedule) for Kids (Ages 12 Months through 8-Years)
ExploreLearning: Gizmos: Interactive Online Simulations in Math and Science (Grades 3-12) *New March 31*
How Stuff Works: Educational Videos 
Free Access to Newsela's Distance Learning Suite During COVID-19 
Indiana Department of Education: 2020 COVID-19 Remote Learning by Subject
The Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems *New March 31*
Khan Academy: Schedules and Resources for Schooling Children at Home (by Grade)
The Kids Should See This: Smart Videos for Curious Minds of All Ages
LogoDesign.net: Coronavirus Lockdown: 26 Resources to Engage Kids *New April 1* 
Martin Luther King Jr. Documentary Videos *New April 2*
National Center for Families Learning: Free Online Learning Resources
National Geographic Kids 

OELMA Digital Learning Resources
Oxford Owl: Free e-Book Library for Kids (Ages 3-11) 
PBS SoCal: At-Home Learning 
SCBWI-Digital Directory for Remote Learning Resources 
Scholastic Bookfest (March 20, 2020)
Scholastic Learn-at-Home for Teachers, Students and Families
Smithsonian Distance Learning Lab
Tech & Learning: Free eLearning Resources for Schools Affected by Coronavirus/COVID-19 
UNESCO: Distance Learning Solutions
Virtual Field Trips
Wonderopolis: Educational Articles and Hotspots for K-12

 

Computer Science, Coding and Making

Amazon Future Engineer: Online Computer Science Classes
Box Island: Teaching Children the Fundamentals of Coding (Teacher/Parent Curriculum Included. Game Played on Android/Apple) *New March 31*
Boolean Girl: Live, Instructor-Led Online Series
Carnegie Mellon University: Computer Science Academy (High School)
Code.org: Computer Science Courses for Students and Educators
Family Maker Camp
Girls Who Code: Code At Home: Free Weekly Activities for Grades 3-12 
Maker's Empire: Learning at Home During Coronavirus/COVID-19 | Resources for Teachers, Parents and Carers
Sphero: Complimentary Access to the Computer Science Foundations Course
Typing.com: Keyboarding, Digital Literacy and Coding Lessons


Math

Great Minds: Math Lessons by Grade
Greg Tang Math: Educational Math Games 
Math Nation: 6-8th Grade Math (Algebra, Geometry, etc.) Lessons
Prodigy Math: Engaging Math Lessons for Grades 1-8 *New March 31*
ST Math: Free Access to Pre-K through 8th Grade Math during Coronavirus  
Xtra Math: Math Programs for Students, Parents and Teachers
Zearn: Math Distance Learning for Administrators, Teachers, Parents and Kids 


Reading, Grammar and Languages

Babel: Three Months Free Learning Language for Students *New April 1*
Book Creator: Free 90-day Upgrade: Allows Teachers/Parents to Collaborate on Creating Books with Students (Webinars Available to Train) *New April 1* 
CommonLit: Free Collection of Fiction and Non-Fiction for 3rd-12th Grade
DuoLingo: Learn Over 35 Languages, For Free 
Quill.org: Free Tools to Make Your Students Better Writers 


Science

Bill Nye The Science Guy
Children's Museum Houston: Science and Weather for Pre-K to 5th Grade
Exploratorium: Learning About Viruses For Kids
Frontiers for Young Minds: Science for Kids, Edited by Kids
Mystery Science: Science Lesson Plans K-5 
NASA Space Place: Explore the Earth and Space 
National Ocean Service: Explore NOAA Activities and Resources for Children
Professor Egghead: Science Academy 
SciShow Kids: Videos Explaining Science Concepts


STEAM-Focused

Imagineering in a Box: Lessons on Engineering with Disney and Pixar
NASA STEM @ Home for Students
Ozobot: Free STEAM Activities: Social Distancing Edition (Ozobots Not Needed)
Space Foundation: Downloadable STEM Lesson Plans and More 
 

Storytime and Art

Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Programming and Storytime
"Captain Underpants" Artist, Dav Pilkey, Will Host Drawing Demonstrations, Readings and More *New April 2*
Library Journal: Streaming Storytime
List of Author Permissions
Neil Gaiman Gives Blanket Permission for Teachers and Educators to Read His Books
Penguin Random House Open License: Online Storytime and Classroom Read-Aloud Videos and Live Events
Running Google List of Authors Online and Author Permissions and More
School Library Journal: Tackling Copyright Concerns When Taking Storytime Online
Storytime Underground: Facebook Group