When it comes to online learning, most of us know the tried and true websites such as ABCmouse and iXL. Their reputation precedes them because both sites are a great resource with interesting educational styles that stimulate little learners. Below are a few sites you may not have heard of, but are also worth a try. Since every person learns differently, its great to have several options to support your learning at home!
Education.com offers FREE access to its library of learning materials. Remember those handouts you would get in elementary school after the teacher taught a lesson? It’s like that – but better! You can choose a lesson plan or mix and match according to your child’s learning level. Worksheets are available for PreK to 5th grade and in addition to Math, includes: Arts, Social Studies, Science, Reading, Social Emotional and even Typing!
Khan Academy is still a favorite in our household. A “free world class education for anyone, anywhere” – this nonprofit offers helpful videos on Math, as well as Computer Science, Arts & Humanities, Economics & Finance, and more including Test Prep. The best thing about Khan Academy, you can install it on your kids tablet or phone in addition to computer access. Math is offered for Grades K through 8. For smaller children – check out their FREE Khan Academy Kids APP for ages 2 -7. It’s engaging and fun and ad free!
A favorite of many homeschooling families, Outschool.com offers Live Online Classes for Ages 3-18. Explore fun, social, and safe learning experiences—taught over live video chat, led by qualified teachers. Learn from home for as low as $5/class. They’ve been doing remote learning before it was mainstream! Among their 10,000+ classes, subjects include: Math, Drawing, Photography, Bookclubs, Creative Writing, Sewing, Social Skills, Music, Video Game Design, Coding, Cooking, Health & Hygiene, Computer Science, Languages and so much more like Harry Potter or Minecraft themed learning!
Don’t forget to have fun! AdaptedMind offers fun, monster filled gameplay to teach math to students grades K-6. They use common core curriculum along with a personalized educational experience. The more the child plays, the algorithm identifies strengths and weaknesses and customizes the gameplay accordingly.
The Math Learning Center is a nonprofit organization committed to offering free tools, materials, and other programs to inspire and enable individuals to discover and develop their mathematical confidence and ability. This website has free apps (available in Apple Store and Chrome Store), Free lessons and Publications (think free books available as PDF Files!). There are games and worksheets, some available in Spanish as well!