7 free educational resources your kids can use while they're stuck at home

Mar 18 2020, 7:21 pm

With all Seattle Public Schools closed until April 24, you may be wondering how to keep your little buggers entertained while remaining self-isolated and educated.

Besides tuning in to Netflix with their friends or staying up to date by video calling family, your young ones can enjoy an array of educational resources for free during this hectic time of coronavirus school closures.

Here are seven free educational resources available online — and how to get them.

Discovery Education


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Discovery Education has created a special digital content channel to help educators discuss the Coronavirus outbreak with students. They are also offering free access to Discovery Education Experience throughout the remainder of the school year, so check with your local schools to see if they’ve enrolled for a subscription.

Brain Pop


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Brain Pop, a classic video learning site for those in elementary to high school, is offering free school and family access to those impacted by school closures. The site also offers webinars for parents dealing with distance learning.



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Students can complete self-paced games by themselves at home, on a mobile device or computer. This game mode helps students stay on track with their curriculum, even when they can’t attend school. Kahoot! is currently offering their premium access for free due to coronavirus school closures.

Book Creator


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Book Creator allows you to bring creativity into your home, by allowing kids to make books online, for free. For 90 days during the coronavirus closures, the site is offering everyone the ability to collaborate together on books in real time.



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Students can enjoy remote classes through Buncee. With a free account, students are able to access materials, share their work, interact with classmates, and participate in class discussions.



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Elemantari allows students to write stories at their own pace and have them come to life directly on the website. Those in years K-12 can add illustrations to their words while developing analytical thinking and sharing their stories with friends. Elementari is free to teachers and parents until the end of the school year.

Mystery Science


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Without even having to create an account, access a starter list of K-5 science lessons that are easy for kids to follow along at home. The website will also be giving out free memberships each week.

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