With Hoosier students of all ages now learning from home in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, many organizations are offering free online educational resources.
- The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) has compiled a wide array of learning services and resources for kids and families. The site also includes information regarding reduced-cost internet access and resources on how to explain the coronavirus to children.
- Additionally, the DOE recently announced a partnership with Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (PBS) to provide free at-home learning experiences for K-12 students aligned to Indiana curriculum standards. PBS LearningMedia offers grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, media that illustrate specific topics or themes, and support materials across multiple subjects.
- The Cincinnati Zoo is livestreaming several animals and exhibits every weekday at 3 p.m.
- You can visit the surface of Mars in a spectacular high-resolution, 360-degree photo tour, created from images captured by the Curiosity rover.
- Google Arts and Culture allows you to take a virtual field trip of more than 2,500 museums around the world. You can also use Google to access virtual tours of national parks in the U.S.
- TED-Ed has video lessons and series by top educators made into animated videos for kids.
- Audible announced a free Audible Stories website with audiobooks for children of all ages.
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