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K-12 educational resources for COVID-19 quarantine or self-isolation!

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In this unprecedented situation and with many working from home or otherwise generally homebound, we've put together a list of educational resources to help keep kids learning and engaged! Take a look through the below table for any links which may be of interest!

As per governmental advice, Software2 staff are now working from home in order to stem the spread of coronavirus, as are many of our customers. In trying times such as these it is important to remain positive and look forward; the virus will pass and life will return to normal. In times like these, our kids look up to us and learn from our responses, and so a level-headed and constructive approach to the circumstances may be one of the greatest lessons we can give to our next generation. In the interest of this, we have found the following resources to be fantastic for providing some semblance of normality to our children, helping them learn and grow through these times, and permitting you to continue your work from home with hopefully a little less worry on your mind.

PBS Kids

Educational games from PBS Kids shows, such as Curious George!

https://pbskids.org/

Make Me Genius

Animated, cartoon video science lessons for kids up to 12.

https://www.makemegenius.com/

Starfall

Educational games, books, movies and songs specializing in reading, phonics and math.

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Cool Math

Free online math lessons, games and activities.

https://www.coolmath.com/

Highlights Kids

The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, fun crafts, and recipes.

https://www.highlightskids.com/

ABCya

Educational games for grades PreK through 6. Topics include math, reading, typing and just-for-fun logic games.

https://www.abcya.com/

National Geographic Kids

Let Your Child have Loads of Fun Discovering Facts About Their Incredible Planet.

https://www.natgeokids.com/

Funbrain

FunBrain is the #1 site for online educational games for kids of all ages. (math, grammar, science, spelling, history)

https://www.funbrain.com/

NGAkids Art Zone

The NGAkids Art Zone app contains eight interactive activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

BBC History for Kids

Enter ancient worlds, meet famous people and discover fascinating facts by exploring a wide selection of historical games and activities.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Daytime Emmy nominated, Storyline Online, features celebrated actors.

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Steve Spangler Science

Educational science toys, STEM kits, teacher workshop materials, classroom sets, easy science fair projects, slime & amazing experiments by Steve Spangler.

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/

Mission US

Mission US is an adventure-style online game in which players take on the role of young people during critical moments in U.S. history.

https://www.mission-us.org/

Khan Academy

You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level. Always free.

https://www.khanacademy.org/

CELLS Alive!

Welcome to CELLS alive! Explore cells, microbes and the immune system.

https://www.cellsalive.com/

KidsReads

A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy

https://www.kidsreads.com/

Google Earth

Create stories and maps. With creation tools, you can draw on the map, add your photos and videos, customize your view, and share and collaborate with others.

https://earth.google.com/web/

Youngzine

Youngzine is an interactive website where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world

https://youngzine.org/

Fuel the Brain

Free Educational Games and Activities for elementary students. Unique and fun games that focus on common core standards for math, science and more!

https://www.fuelthebrain.com/

Mr. Nussbaum

MrNussbaum.com is a kids website that features over 10000 online and printable activities including over 400 games, tutorials, simulations and videos.

https://mrnussbaum.com/

Exploratorium

The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception.

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

TurtleDiary

Play educational kids games, computer games, printable worksheets and learning games online at turtlediary.com. Learn and play Free Games for Kids Online!

https://www.turtlediary.com/

e-Learning for Kids

E-learning for kids is a non-profit organization providing free, fun, curriculum based quality primary education to all children world wide. 

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

Sesame Street

Play educational games, watch videos, and create art with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more of your favorite Sesame Street muppets!

https://www.sesamestreet.org/

FunFonix

Free printable phonics workbooks, phonics games, worksheet templates, 100s of images for worksheets and more.

https://www.funfonix.com/

The Story Starter

The Story Starter randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters. This idea generator can be used by novelists, screenwriters, teachers, short story writers.

https://www.thestorystarter.com/

NASA Kids Club

Hello, Earth Kids! My name is Nebula. Welcome to NASA Kids' Club – a place to play games and learn about NASA! Info for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers.

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Learning Lab is your destination for millions of carefully curated, easily accessible, customizable, and shareable open educational resources.

https://learninglab.si.edu/

Study Jams

Introduce and reinforce more than 200 math and science topics with videos, slideshows, step-by-step tutorials, and other activities.

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/

Grid Club

Fun interactive learning games & videos for kids, schools and families - learning can be fun! - Improve skills in English, maths, science & a whole lot more!

https://gridclub.com/

Magic Tree House

The Magic Tree House Series. Your 6- to 10-year-old reader can join time traveling duo Jack and Annie in their magic tree house as they adventure through history.

https://www.magictreehouse.com/

DOGO News

DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news.

https://www.dogonews.com/

Science Bob

Find easy science experiments, watch experiment videos, and get Science Fair ideas from Science Bob!

https://sciencebob.com/