Responding to the coronavirus

Resources to support learning at home

Sarai Moreno, a rising seventh grader, does homework on a computer at Robbinsville United Methodist Church in North Carolina. The church has worked to provide access to remote learning in a rural county where more than half of households have no internet. Women in the church created the needlepoint Last Supper at right. Photo by the Rev. Eric Reece.
Sarai Moreno, a rising seventh grader, does homework on a computer at Robbinsville United Methodist Church in North Carolina. The church has worked to provide access to remote learning in a rural county where more than half of households have no internet. Women in the church created the needlepoint Last Supper at right. Photo by the Rev. Eric Reece.

For many families the 2020-21 school year is beginning at home, rather than in a school building. For families adjusting to this new reality of virtual learning, staff at the United Methodist Publishing House have compiled a list of suggested links and resources that can help.

  • Wide Open School: Find tips and resources for distance learning for parents/caregivers and teachers
  • HippoCampus: 7,000 free videos across 13 subjects
  • Drawing with kids: A blog site by Austin Kleon
  • PBS KIDS for Parents
  • PBS LearningMedia: A free resource that offers resources for PreK-12 educators and families
  • The National Constitution Centers: Offers free online civic learning opportunities, including Scholar Exchanges, which are live virtual conversations where young people learn about the Constitution while interacting with a constitutional scholar
  • The Kid Should See This: Videos for curious minds of all ages
  • Bored Teachers: List of 40 science websites that make it fun and easy for kids
  • Pitsco Education: Hands-on, minds-on learning for all ages interested in exploring STEM subjects they can explore at home
  • Time for Kids: Full of easy to read articles to teach children about the world around them

Originally shared by United Methodist Publishing House. Published with permission by ResourceUMC.