Free Learning Resources for Schools during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Educational App Store editors curate hundreds of free elearning resources for schools worldwide, especially those affected by coronavirus/COVID-19 closures.

There’s a real fear for a lot of parents that having the kids out of school for an extended period of time will put them behind the curve where education is concerned. Still, not everyone has the money or ability to homeschool. Luckily, there are a lot of great educational resources out there that can help you through this trying time.

Check out the following free resources for schools worldwide during this time of extended remote learning. It’s free, easy, and will keep your kids learning while they are at home. This page will be updated continuously throughout the next several weeks.


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Maths

Rocket Math

Rocket Math

In this time of stay at home and online learning we are offering teachers, parents and school districts access to the Rocket Math worksheep program and online game at no cost for 60 days.

The worksheet program is used by schools all over the country. Teachers normally print out the worksheets at school, but now parents can access the same virtual filing cabinet that teachers use and have your students use it. The fast-paced Online Game teaches children math facts in a way they enjoy passing the many milestones along the way.


Zapzapmat

Zapzapmath

Zapzapmath, a line of programs under Visual Math Interactive, is providing free premium subscriptions to "Zapzapmath School," through July 2020 for parents and teachers. This application for students in grades K-6 includes 180 math games, with a reward system, where students can redeem and personalize their own spaceship using coins they have earned from completing math games.


Vegetable Maths Masters

Vegetable Maths Masters

Vegetable Maths Masters is a free, fun maths app using vegetables. Children can practise maths skills whilst playing with real images of vegetables. The app teaches children about the names of the vegetables and helps to make the vegetables more familiar. The app is designed to support maths and, at the same time, encourage healthy eating.


English

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read

As a result of school closures and disruption due to coronavirus, Teach Your Monster to Read is completely free across the world, in order to help children learn to read whilst at home. The Teach your Monster to Read is an award winning app that teaches children to read in a fun and simplistic manner. The app covers the first two years of reading, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying books. Their app (featuring all 3 extensive games) is free on Apple app store, laptops and PCs at teachyourmonstertoread.com and just £0.99 / $0.99 on Google Play Store


Homer

HOMER

HOMER is offering educators at schools, tutoring centers and daycare programs three months of free access to its reading programs so children can continue their education. HOMER Reading, for kids ages two to eight, includes thousands of lessons on phonics, sight words and ABCs. HOMER Stories provides early learners with interactive stories from favorite books. Access is provided to the teacher or school to share, not the individual family.


EdPlace

EdPlace: English, Maths & Science worksheets

EdPlace have opened up their English, maths and science question and answer activities on their website. This means anyone can use their teacher-created content without an account. All their resources are aligned to the National Curriculum and appropriate for students in Year 1 all the way up to GCSE.

To help mitigate the effect of school closures on teachers and students, they are offering free access for up to 100 students to our KS1 - GCSE English, maths and science learning resources during their school's closure period.


News-O-Matic EDU

News-O-Matic EDU

Kids are turning to News-O-Matic's coronavirus coverage to help them understand what is happening — and to give them a global platform to share their experiences. Likewise, teachers are utilizing News-O-Matic as a tool for helping them talk about the pandemic with their students. News-O-Matic is free for students, parents, and teachers through June 30, 2020.

News-O-Matic is a daily newspaper for kids. It provides an engaging nonfiction experience for children, complete with valuable literacy tools for the classroom. This application is a combination of interactive technology and games along with exciting news articles and creativity. The content within this software is engaging, plentiful and child safe.


Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home is a free website that provides PreK - 9+ students with 20* days’ worth of exciting learning journeys carefully created by our editors spanning the content areas, to keep students academically active during school closures. The site also provides free access to a variety of award-winning digital programs.

"Learning journeys" are divided into four grade bands: pre-K-K, grades 1-2, grades 3-5 and grades 6-9-plus. Lessons cover English language arts, STEM, science, social studies and social-emotional learning.

The site will be updated weekly until all 20 days of content is available.


BrainPOP

BrainPOP

BrainPop is offering free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure. BrainPOP offers animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for elearning, projects, homework and more.


Narrator AR

Narrator AR

Narrator AR is an Augmented Reality app that supports pre-school writing in a fun and inspiring way. The application is suitable for ages 3 to 5 and encourages children to write words and letters with a pen and paper whilst linking this to an exciting AR experience.

It is a handwriting app that takes your child's handwritten name from pen and paper and launches it off the page using augmented reality (AR). The letters launch as a rocket or a rainbow unicorn trail and appear to levitate off the page. The app is safe for little users. It's ad free, offline and its simplicity ensures that inquisitive fingers have an easy and fun experience.


Games

Curious World

Curious World

Through the use of hundreds of educational games, books, videos, and activities; Curious World supports the development of 8 key life skills from math and literacy, to creativity, executive function and social and emotional skills! Currently available for families in the US, Canada, Singapore and the Middle East. 6 weeks free access


Age of Learning

Age of Learning

Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.


Animation

Animotica

Animotica

Animotica is an easy-to-use video editing software for Windows 10 that helps users to comprehend the basics of video editing and movie making. It’s is #1 Video Editor in Microsoft Store, with 3 million users and the highest review score. The youngest users are just 3 years old. Animotica has free and PRO versions, though it is forever free for schools.


Videos

Hopster

Hopster

Hopster is the app that helps kids learn through the shows they love, striking a balance between learning and fun. Hopster is now free for 30 days! Please note: you will receive your login by the following business day.


Music

Mazaam

Mazaam - The Musical Genius

Mazaam offers its edutainment application for free to help parents of children between 4 and 6 years old who are now confined at home. Mazaam app is the best way to introduce classical music to children.

The Mazaam app is a suite of games designed to hone auditory perception, improve concentration, logical reasoning and abstract thought, and stimulate auditory memory. The set of actions within the app aims to stimulate children’s interest in music while supporting their development and children will have fun playing those games.


Art

‎Pixton EDU

Pixton EDU

Use Pixton EDU for grades 3-12 to create stories and demonstrate learning in any subject through digital comics. Users can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English, Art or any other subject. Choose images from popular content, books and movies like The Hunger Games or The Outsiders, plus other topics like the solar system, black history or the environment – all Common Core aligned.

Free, all-access to Pixton EDU for 30days.


Coding

‎Minecraft

Minecraft

Minecraft (Microsoft) is making Minecraft Education Edition available free to teachers through June 2020. They need to have a valid Office 365 Education account. There's a brief educator quick-start guide that includes a set of "curriculum kits," projects that can be implemented with students working remotely. The Minecraft Education Challenge invites students to learn about sustainability and inclusion, and then to design projects using Minecraft. The company has also added a new education category within the Minecraft Marketplace, free of charge through June 30.


‎Tynker

Tynker

Tynker is providing free access to its Tynker School Pre-K-12 coding curriculum until May 31, 2020 to schools and individual families. That includes Tynker Junior for early learners, introductory and intermediate programming courses, and interest-based courses, such as micro:bit, LEGO WeDo and drone programming.


Languages

‎Busuu

Busuu

Busuu is providing access to FREE online language lessons for kids, taught by our qualified language teachers. Accessing these lessons won’t cost you anything. Busuu is covering all fees for the teachers involved.

You can choose the language your child would like to learn and select your child's age group (5-7, 8-10 and 11-14 years).


‎Babbel

Babbel

Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through mid-June 2020 in any of its languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English.

Offer is available to students located in the USA only.


Other Useful Apps

Apple COVID-19

Apple COVID-19

The COVID-19 app allow users to answer a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms for themselves or a loved one. In turn, they will receive CDC recommendations on next steps, including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, whether or not a test is recommended at this time, and when to contact a medical provider.

Anyone in the US who is 18 years or older can access the screening tool and resources today by downloading the COVID-19 app.