Online Learning Resources for Teachers, Parents, Care-Givers and Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic
FREE resources for anyone suffering from depression or addiction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic:
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Higher Ed Response to COVID-19, June 2nd
Join William & Mary alumni, parents and friends for a conversation with higher education leaders in Virginia regarding the response to COVID-19.
The COVID 19 – Reimagine Learning Challenge
OpenIDEO is offering a chance for collaboration for students, parents and educators to develop solutions, post inspiration, gather feedback and find partners. The challenge is open until May 19th.
Educators and parents can create free accounts for short video-based discussions.
Using Google to Tech Remotely
Informational tips on how to use Google as an educational tool for remote learning.
107 Free E-Learning Tools for Teachers in the Digital Classroom
Online tools needed to keep students engaged and learning, from lesson plans to assessment software and more! Provided by Wikibuy.
Hypothesis for Instructional Continuity
Hypothesis is waving all fees to educational institutions for the remainder of 2020. Hypothesis is a plugin in major LMS systems for students and educators to annotated live and interact with one another.
Free Stuff for Teachers: Tools for a Unique 2020-2021 School Year.
MHC Homework Helpers
Facebook group page for helping students in Martinsville Henry County with Homework questions during the Coronavirus extended closing.
General schedule ideas, plus online resources for broadways plays, online story reading from the actor who plays Olaf, writing resources, Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari.
Blue Ridge Regional Library
Download e-books and audiobooks for free with library account.
Southern Virginia Regional Alliance
A collection of resources developed from the collaborative efforts of Southern Virginia Economic Developers to assist Southern Virginia companies.
Virtual Activities & Things to Do in Virginia’s Blue Ridge
A collection of resources developed from Visit Roanoke for virtual activities and things to do online that highlight the Virginia Blue Ridge.
Virginia Department of Education
Released SOLs for practice.
Virginia Department of Education SOL Practice Test
SOL practice tests from Elementary to High School. All subjects. Username is not needed.
Click on Practice Test.
Virginia Department of Education SOL Writing Prompts and Writing Resources
Examples of past writing prompts and writing resources for all grade levels.
Database of online resources from school districts across Virginia.
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Links to the COVID-19 pages of four-year and two-year IHE’s in Virginia, Information for student loan borrowers, and more
National College Attainment (formerly Access) Network:
Links to SAT and ACT testing updates, resources for virtual advising, and more.
Student Aid Pandemic
Up-to-the-minute student guidance on student loans and financial aid during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hope Center
A Guide for College Students for handling the impact of COVID-19.
Federal Trade Commission
Information about Coronavirus scams and tips to avoid them, graphics to share on social media, and links to other resources.
KIDS AND CODING: RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
GENERAL RESOURCES (MULTIPLE AREAS COVERED)
Money F0undations for Kids: Compound Interest
Resources to help kids learn about compound interest, which is one of the cornerstones of financial literacy.
Compound Interest Calculator: Tool & Guide
Teach kids to estimate their saving and spending through compound interest.
Microsoft has provided families resources that can help connect, work, learn and play at home.
Virtual Workshops and Trainings
Microsoft has provided virtual workshops and trainings for working and learning from home.
STEPS has provided a Student Guide to Online Learning Success.
Elementary Reading, Math, and Science Activities
Lessons and activities for elementary reading, math and science activities.
Lessons, videos, practice for multiple areas and grade levels.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Day-by-projects to keep kids reading, thinking and going. Up to 9th grade.
Online quizzes for a variety of levels and areas.
Games for elementary school students to learn about animals.
National Geographic Kids
Online games and videos for students to learn about animals and ecosystems.
Online games for a variety of skills for elementary students.
Educational games for elementary students.
Elementary students with various subjects covered.
Boys and Girls Club of America resources in STEM, leadership and the arts.
Students can learn remotely via typing tutors, arcade games, custom flash-cards and tests. 45 free day trial.
Online free worksheets for a variety of levels and subjects.
Resources for K-12, language arts, reading, math, science, history/social, performing arts and physical education.
Smithsonian Distance Learning
Online resources covering a variety of subjects and age levels.
Online resources for parents to help students learn.
Have Fun Teaching
Online resources for a variety of grade levels and subjects.
Various subjects for various levels.
Worksheets for parents at home in Math and English.
WHRO Digital Learning
Curriculum and Technology Assistance Videos as well as resources on multiple academic subjects.
Ivy League Online Courses
Free online courses from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale.
Arizona State University
18 free virtual field trips for students to explore and learn.
Encyclopaedia Britannica’s LauchPacks
K-12. Science and Social studies resources with articles, images, videos, and primary sources.
Tech for Learning
Tech & Learning has curated hundreds of free eLearning resources. Various grades and subjects covered.
ABC Mouse – Early Learning Academy
ABC Mouse has made their Early Learning Academy free for 30 days. Ages 2-8 in Reading, Math, Science, Arts and Colors.
Free worksheets for preschoolers and elementary students.
SingeStop has provided factsheets with the latest benefits and assistance for eligible individuals, families and businesses in response to COVID-19 for the following areas: Colorado, DC, Florida, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York City, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
From Dad’s Worksheets over 9, 393 worksheets and counting including printable worksheets, online calculators, games puzzles and tools – all FREE.
These are fun and wonderful websites that will show you different parts of the world, famous landmarks, beautiful works of art, historic marvels, science adventures and so much more!
Authors and famous people reading stories. Always Free.
Resource for lower elementary writing.
Elementary Comma Activities
Resource for lower elementary writing.
Into the Book
Online reading games for elementary students to practice reading and writing skills.
Reading materials, games and videos for PreK-8th grade.
New York Public Library
Download e-books, e-audiobooks for free from New York Public Library
Reading resources that help track profess and offers badges for student’s completion.
Access to a large collection of eBooks.
IXL – Exercises – All Subjects and All Grade Levels
Practice and study math for all grade levels.
Jefferson Lab – Math and Science Practice Exercises – All Grade Levels
Practice Tests for Virginia State Standards of Learning (SOLs). Math 2- Geometry
PHET Interactive Simulations
Interactive Math lessons.
Videos and resources for math activities that require no screen time.
Need help with math homework, plug in problems and see how it’s solved.
For students in K-6.
For students 13 and up.
Help visualize math problems and tutorials.
Math problems, real-time communication and collaboration with peers from the globe.
306: African-American History
Learn the stories of African American in the arts, science, academia and sports.
For grades 4-college. Various subjects.
Big History Project
Designed for High School students, to draw connections from past, present and future to answer the big questions about the history of the universe.
25 Best Social Studies Sites for Kids to Learn
Various history-based subjects and for various grade levels.
White House Historical Association
The White House Historical Association is now offering virtual education resources from over 100 presidential sites from across the nation. In addition to the online classroom packets, reading lists, virtual tours of the White House and much more!
American Museum of Natural History
Courses in Genetics, Earth’s Future, The Science of Stem Cells, Evolution, Ecology. Free course provided on Coursera.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Aviation is Your Future
Free online course for students, 8-17. Students can learn at self-pace the rundown of aviation terminology, aspects to flying and more. Class ends on May 31st.
Learning toolbox with 285 free science actives called “science snacks” using “cheap, readily available materials” that can be done at home.
Jefferson Lab – Math and Science Practice Exercises – All Grade Levels
Practice Tests for Virginia State Standards of Learning (SOLs). Science 3 – Earth Science
Free online virtual dissections for students to learn and practice.
Bash Basics from Virginia Cyber Range
Learn the basics of using the Linux Command Line Interface (CLI), also known as terminal.
PHET Interactive Simulations
Interactive Science lessons. Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science.
STEM club for children and parents. DYI STEM labs, classes and pop ups. Elementary school.
Stories and podcasts in Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Brain and Biology and more!
28 Days of STEM Activities for Kids
STEM and STEAM Activities list from Left Brain Craft Brain
STEM Curriculum for K-12 for a variety of subjects.
Masters in Data Science
239 STEM Resources including: Summer camps, websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for students in elementary school to high school. Provided by Masters in Data Science.
Explore SpaceX’s ISS Docking Simulator
Make your own density project provided by Elmer’s.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
New ways to get active while at home.
Healthy relationships, mental wellness basics.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Tools to lead to healthy lifestyles outside the school building.
Basic Exercise and programs to develop physical literacy.
Space Technology is #1 future career for kids. Your Kid’s chance to visit the SpaceX facility. Start FREE coding and Space-tech Class. Kids Age 6-18.
Virginia Cyber Range
Intro to networking videos provided by Virginia Cyber Range.
Defending Against Airport Hackers
Check out a super simple, fun lab that will not only show you what you can do to protect your laptop in public WiFi shops and airports, but also shows some of the hacker scanning and attack tools that are used against you when you use technology on public networks.
Code.org – Code Break
Weekly challenges and interactive classroom experience for computer sciences. All ages, abilities and for those without computers too!
For grades K-12. Step by step lessons designed by BootUp to create projects in Scratch and ScratchJr applications.
Online database with computer science courses and curriculum for K-12.
Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Academy
Free online interactive high school CS curriculum. CS1 is a year-long flagship course, with 120 hours of instruction. CS0 is a ‘lite” version hosts 40 hours of instruction and is better suited for middle school, after school and summer camps.
Online events to help students to learn how to code, build, invent and animate.
Cyber Realm is a card game designed to introduce students to the ten principles of cybersecurity. Can be played with friends, or alone!
IXL – Exercises – All Subjects and All Grade Levels
Practice and study Spanish skills.
Learn a new language or practice your skills!
Offering three months of free language learning. Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English.
SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES
Chrome Add Extensions
Extensions for students with special needs.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Chart with apps for students with special needs and disabilities.
Practice SAT/ACT exams.
Educational Shows to Watch with the Family
List of 150+ shows to watch with the whole family.
VIMS Marine Science Day – MAY 30TH
Family-friendly virtual event will provide a fun, educational and engaging day of exploration. From seafood cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions with scientists to story times and do-at-home crafts, there will be something for everyone. Participants will be able to interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of marine science as well as explore the areas of research conducted at VIMS.
Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
A database of free educational resources provided by Nik Hoover
Coloring book pages, crafts, worksheets and more!
Coding, health and wellness and more!
BlocksCAD builds math and computer science skills by using a specialized 3D CAD (computer-aided drafting) software. A block-based coding platform allows students to create and manipulate 3D objects while using geometry and computational thinking skills. BlocksCAD fully supports teachers of any coding ability by providing a comprehensive curriculum with detailed lessons that are standard-aligned.
Virtual tours of the MET museum.
Online showing of musicals.
Go on a virtual walk around the world with Google Earth. Educational games for various age groups and subject matter.
Virtual Field Trips
A google sheet with 10 virtual trips including The Louvre, The Great Wall of China, Boston Children’s Museum, Discovery Education Virtual Trips, U.S Space and Rocket Museum, Virtual Farm Field Trip, Animal cameras, Mars, Yellowstone National Park and the San Diego Zoo.
NASA has made their entire media library for free for public access.
Free social, emotional and academic growth for preschool to 3rd grade.
Calendar of Virtual Field Trips for Families (March -May)
Daily fields planned out, Monday – Friday. Includes daily activities for the weekdays, as well as link for a 30 day LEGO engineering challenge.
Nikon is offering free photography course for the month of April.
UVA’s Bloom Virtual Garden Tour
A virtual tour of UVA’s pavilion gardens.
While social distancing becomes the need of the hour, it calls for self-care, overall well-being, and above all staying positive. During these times, we, at GreyCampus, believe learning is the gateway to growth, engagement, and success. We have taken an initiative to serve our patrons and community through a wide array of Microsoft official courseware being offered free of charge for a limited period.
WORKING/LEARNING FROM HOME
SANS Security Awareness Deployment Guide: Securely Working at Home (PDF document)
Guide to quickly train those employees who are working from home to be secure as possible.
Create a Cybersecure Home
SANS is providing a video on how to create a safer cybersecure home along with various documents for security and malware protection.
Zoom Meeting Dos and Don’ts to Help Your Colleagues and Yourself
5 Simple Ways to Create a Virtual Classroom in Your Home
SMARTBOX Moving and Storage provides an article to help parents with five ways to help create a virtual classroom at home.
Purdue University Global offers tips and suggestions for creating a successful school at home environment.
Financial Aid / Scholarship
The New College Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle. Application deadline is May 27, 2021 by 5pm.
Study.com offers resources for students searching for college scholarships.
AffordableColleges.com has provided resources for financial aid, scholarship and college jobs.
Video Resources for College students
Health Care / Medical
Provide by the Virginia Rural Health Association.
VRHA is sourcing masks, gloves, sanitizer and related supplies for small clinics and other entities who have not been able to find them on their own. If you are in need of COVID-related materials, please contact Beth O’Connor: firstname.lastname@example.org
These classes specifically designed for clinical personnel (MD, DO, NP, PA, RN), coders, billers, EHR professionals, facility and financial managers that work in Rural Heath (RHCs), FQHCs and look-alikes to encourage building a shared foundation of knowledge. We will provide action Items and how to “get results” by working together through hands-on practice.
HHS Telehealth Website
Get information to help you integrate telehealth, get up to speed on recent COVID-19 related policies, and learn what patients will need to use telehealth.
COVID-19 Workforce Virtual Toolkit: Resources for Healthcare Decision-Makers Responding to COVID-19 Workforce Concerns
This collection provides a curated set of resources and tools for decision-makers managing healthcare workforce challenges in response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Critical Access Hospital: 2020 National Patient Safety Goals
This resource identifies National Patient Safety Goals for the Joint Commission’s Critical Access Hospital Accreditation Program and covers patient identification accuracy, staff communication, medication safety, infection prevention, suicide prevention, and more.
FORHP Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
This website from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) resources and frequently asked questions related to funding, telehealth, travel, grants management, and health care delivery and policy information.
Health Care Professional Workforce Composition Before and After Rural Hospital Closure
The closure of rural hospitals (i.e. cessation of delivery of inpatient services) is an increasing source of concern to health policymakers. In addition to the loss of inpatient services, hospital closure may trigger changes in other community health care resources. This policy brief examines the composition of the local health care workforce before and after rural hospital closure to reveal any associations with discontinuation of inpatient services in rural communities.
Rural and Urban Differences in Primary Care Pain Treatment by Clinician Type
The effects of the opioid epidemic are particularly pronounced in rural areas, where opioid prescribing and drug overdose deaths are more frequent than in urban areas. Little is known about the opioid prescribing patterns of nurse practitioners (NPs), compared to primary care physicians – and how prescribing patterns differ for rural vs urban practices. This policy brief presents findings from a comparison of opioid prescribing rates among physicians and NPs within primary care practices – using a novel database of all-payer health care claims and prescribing data.
Small Healthcare Provider Quality Improvement: Sourcebook, 2016-2019
This sourcebook from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) provides detailed descriptions of 32 rural quality improvement initiatives funded through the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement grant program during the 2016-2019 grant period. The initiatives focus on enhancing chronic disease management, increasing patient and caregiver engagement, improving quality of care, and better health outcomes.
The Business Case for the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
This monograph addresses the business case for the integration of behavioral health and provides guidance on how to evaluate this business case at an individual health center.
US Census Bureau COVID-19 Site
This website from the United States Census Bureau provides COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources.