Education Week spoke with experts in curriculum evaluation and design, and consulted suggestions from teacher professional organizations. Here are their recommendations for teachers looking for free online resources. Have more suggestions for digital materials? You can add them in the comments section below:
Core Knowledge Language Arts: Full English/language arts curriculum. Grades pre-K-8.
EL Education: Comprehensive English/language arts curriculum. Grades K-8.
Illuminations: Math activities, games, and lessons, from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, designed to be aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Grades K-12.
Illustrative Mathematics: A core math curriculum that offers free math tasks and videos. Grades K-12.
Core Math Tools: Downloadable software tools for algebra, functions, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and probability. High school math.
Zearn Math: Digital math lessons. Grades K-5.
Interactive e-books about science phenomena, from the National Science Teaching Association. Grades K-5.
List of free online resources, shared by educators and compiled by the National Science Teaching Association. Grades K-12.
Social Studies and History
iCivics: Lesson plans and games for civics learning. Grades 6-12.
The National Council for the Social Studies has a digital library of teaching ideas in U.S. History. Grades K-12.
Great Minds: Written materials for math and daily instructional videos in math, science, and English/Language Arts. Different materials in grades K-12.
Scholastic Learn-at-Home projects. Grades pre-K-9.
Smithsonian’s Distance Learning Resources. Grades K-12.
Khan Academy: Exercises, quizzes, and tests across subjects. Grades pre-K-12.
Senior Contributing Writer Catherine Gewertz contributed to this article.
Source: Education Week