Educational and Learning Resources

Here is a list of resources that can assist with tutoring, if anyone has any extra suggestions please send us a link and a brief explanation of the resource to oec.internal@umich.edu

826: Resources for Families – List of home learning and activity resources, food distribution and child care

 

826: Writing Challenge – Creative writing submissions to DrBlotch@826michigan.org, weekly updates on new writing prompts

 

Google: Teach from Home – Specific for teachers converting their classes to online

 

Google: Learn from Home – Connects to Youtube learning, has assortment of videos that are for specific age groups, subjects (math, humanities, science and electives) and virtual field trips 

 

Spreadsheet of 300+ Education Companies that are offering free subscriptions or worksheets – Comprehensive list of free subscriptions to educational resources

 

Common Sense Media: Online learning supplement resources – Provides list of online resources including instructional tools (Brain Pop, Khan academy, PBS kids, creation games, and online communities to create collaborative learning)

 

Scholastic Learn at Home: Projects, books, and games Pre-K to 12 – Free day-by-day learning activities over a 4 week period for grades K-9, includes videos, articles, and activities. 

 

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More – Provides more specific resources geared towards certain areas of study (psychology, philosophy, biology, economics, etc). Mostly provides additional links to free videos but also has links to paid online courses as well. Also provides access to many of the other links on this document.

 

Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for Kids – Free stories to stream to children, very user-friendly.

 

Social Emotional Learning Activities – Free lessons, activities, and printables for elementary and middle school students in the following skill areas: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation.

 

Great Minds – Curricula and resources for math, science, english, and history PreK-12. Has free and paid material. Free material requires contact with the consumer team.

 

Remote learning with Khan Academy during school closures – Specific resources regarding remote learning for students, parents and teachers

 

Scratch – Introduction to coding while creating games and stories

 

Scholastic – Free 20 days worth of at home learning plans  

 

Kahoot – Gamified learning, self-study tab seems to have a lot of pre-made resources/lessons/quizzes

 

Prodigy – Parents can set goals and monitor progress

 

KiwiCo – Known for their STEM DIY subscription boxes, but has recently compiled many free at-home learning resources and projects for parents and kids

 

Ok Go Sandbox – Math and physics based experiments and art projects

 

DIY.org – Hundreds of different projects for building different skills

 

Pen Pals – Online project based learning, students interact with others around the world, free access during pandemic  

 

NaNoWriMo – 30 day creative writing challenge  

 

iCivics – Educational games about government 

Virtual Field Trips – Websites that will show you different parts of the world, famous landmarks, beautiful works of art, historic marvels, science adventures and more

Anti-bias Teaching in Practice - List of resources by the Early childhood Educational Assembly about anti-racist work, teaching about bias, and tools educators can use 

Understanding Bias, Privilege, and Profiling - List of resources by the Early childhood Educational Assembly that can assist educators in addressing how, why, and where biases exist

Race Talk in the Early Childhood Classroom -  List of resources by the Early childhood Educational Assembly on why it is important to talk about race and how topics surrounding race and racism in early child room classrooms can be discussed

Understanding Racism and Educational Institutions - List of resources by the Early childhood Educational Assembly that addresses the intersection of racism and education

The 1619 Project - An initiative that reframes America's history by placing the effects of slavery and contributions of black Americans at the center of our national narrative.

So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth? - An article that further explains the history and significance of Juneteenth

What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently - An article on how to promote anti-racist work in the classroom

Books to read about racism and anti-racist work - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, So You Want to Talk About Race, White Fragility, The Color of Law, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

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