Though the COVID-19 health crisis has shut down schools and restricted travel across the state and around the country, there are still plenty of rich online destinations for learning and discovery, all available free with just a few clicks. Check out these great resources recommended by Shore faculty members to explore amazing museums and works of art, concepts in science and math, world history, astonishing natural places, and much more.
PBS Learning Media
PBS LearningMedia producers and educators have come together to curate a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school.
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr., free during the COVID-19 pandemic, present thousands of short animated movies for students in grades K-12 covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
Flocabulary is a library of hip-hop songs, videos, and activities for K-12 online learning about everything from the ancient Greeks to the week in current events.
SAIL with Betsey Holland
Shore’s own S.A.I.L. teacher Betsey Holland presents e-books she created for Pre-K through Grade 2 students on everything from vernal pools to simple machines.
MIT Full STEAM Ahead
MIT has developed a new website for children, youth, parents, educators, and adults called Full STEAM Ahead. It’s a collection of MIT teaching and learning materials intended for K-12, higher education, and lifelong learners.
Bill Nye | Home Demos
Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, presents a collection of safe at-home science demos for any age.
New England Aquarium
Join the experts at New England Aquarium for live presentations, new videos, and activities to try from home.
Explore.org hosts hundreds of live camera feeds featuring incredible animals, people, and places from around the world.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING & MOVEMENT
GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!
Wide Open School
Take a break with these emotional well-being resources curated and coordinated by the experts at Common Sense Media.
Mindful schools offers a free, daily mindfulness class for kids.
Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture features incredible content and virtual tours from thousands of the world’s leading museums, archives, parks, historic sites, and unique places.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers kids a special opportunity to explore The Met using an interactive map, watch behind-the-scenes videos, travel through art history, and try out art-inspired projects.