Free Educational Websites

We understand that as an educator your time is limited and that finding FREE material to use in the classroom almost seems impossible, so we decided to compile a list for you. Below are different websites that offer free educational games, curriculum, worksheets, etc. 

Multiple Subjects

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Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom

- https://www.khanacademy.org/

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Whyville is geared towards children from ages 8–14+, and engages its users in learning about a broad range of topics, including science, business, art and geography.

- http://www.whyville.net/smmk/nice

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Memrise is a user-generated learning platform which uses flashcards as memory aids. It specializes in language learning, but also offers content on a wide range of other subjects. The site offers a multitude of free courses!

- https://www.memrise.com/

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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from great YouTube content.

- https://ed.ted.com/

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Alison provides over 1000 free online courses from the world’s leading experts.

- https://alison.com/

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Find free online courses, lectures, and videos from the best colleges in the country. Take online classes from schools like Yale, MIT and Stanford.

- http://academicearth.org/

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CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to spelling.

- https://www.ck12.org/

Teach Engineering

Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms.

- https://www.teachengineering.org/curricularunits/view/cub_creative_curricularunit

Phet Interactive Simulations

PhET simulations provide fun, interactive research-based simulations for science and math.

- https://phet.colorado.edu/

ISFE

All of the best K-5 online, interactive, educational games and simulations in one place! Look for NEW activities added for the 2016-2017 school year.

- http://interactivesites.weebly.com/

Fulcrum

Fulcrum hosts thousands of free titles and is the easiest way for teachers to find, share, and improve classroom content. Fulcrum has worksheets, lesson plans, questions, quizzes, exams, images, graphs and charts, PowerPoint presentations and more, complete with CCSS and NGSS tags. You can also follow other teachers who post great titles, create discussion groups around content, share directly with students, print directly from the app, and more. Fulcrum is also the best place for you to store and share your own content.

- https://fulcrum.andovered.com

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media provides over 100K education videos, interactive lessons, lesson plans, and articles in all subjects.

- http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

PBS Kids provides games

PBS Kids provides games, quizzes, and printables for kids across all subjects.

- http://pbskids.org/sid/games.html

Discovery education provides

Discovery education provides K-12 teachers with lesson plans, games, interactives, contests, and ideas across all subjects.

- http://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Fun Brain provides educational games

Fun Brain provides educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids ages preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy.

- http://www.funbrain.com/

ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games

ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for elementary students.

- http://www.abcya.com/

Top Marks is an Interactive Whiteboard Resource

Top Marks is an Interactive Whiteboard Resource providing resources to use with your BoardShare Interactive Whiteboard in all subject areas!

- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/INTERACTIVE.ASPX

Top Marks is an Interactive Whiteboard Resource

Starfall is a children's website that teaches basic reading, writing, and math skills for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

- http://www.starfall.com/

Reading

We Give Books offers students

Free reading passages and progress tracking tools for grades 5-12

- https://www.commonlit.org/

We Give Books offers students

Thousands of popular, high-quality books for K-5. Free to all U.S. and Canada-based elementary school teachers and librarians. 

- https://www.getepic.com/educators

We Give Books offers students

A Pearson Foundation Initiative, We Give Books offers students a unique opportunity to read for social good. Each book that is read results in a book that is donated to a charity for children. While the books are not read aloud, they allow students to practice "Read to Self" with a good fit book during center time. There are books for children in preschool through fourth grade.

- http://www.wegivebooks.org/

Scholastic Teacher Resources shares lessons

Scholastic Teacher Resources shares lessons, videos, tips, and reading guides to help get your students to the next level of reading.

- http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-resources

Professor Garfield is a reading resource

Professor Garfield is a reading resource that teaches vocabulary building and comprehension through exercises, games, lessons, and interactives.

- http://www.professorgarfield.org/pgf_home.html

Storyline Online features accomplished actors

Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children's books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube. Rainbow Fish, Wilfrid Gordon Macdonald Partridge, and To Be a Drum are just a few of the books available

- http://www.storylineonline.net/

Math

Prodigy is a FREE, highly engaging math game

Prodigy is a FREE, highly engaging math game that's used by over 3,000,000 students in North America. It's fully aligned to Common Core State Standards for Grades 1-8 and automatically differentiates for each child. Educators can easily create formative assessments, track trouble spots, and view teacher/admin reports in real-time.

- http://www.prodigygame.com

NCTM is a platform for Math teachers

NCTM is a platform for Math teachers where they share ideas, lesson plans, and many other resources.

- http://www.nctm.org/

A plus Click provides practice on math

A+ Click provides practice on math and logic problems designed to develop logical and creative thinking

- http://www.aplusclick.com/

>Maths frame has more than 200 interactive math games

Mathsframe has more than 200 interactive math games. All resources are designed, by an experienced KS2 teacher, to help children to visualize numbers, patterns and numerical relationships and to develop their mathematical thinking. New games are added regularly

- http://mathsframe.co.uk/

Math Play has games directed to elementary

Math Play has games directed to elementary and middle school students.

- http://www.math-play.com/Middle-School-Math-Games.html

Math Play has games directed to elementary

Math Playground is filled with hundreds of math games, logic puzzles, math word problems and step by step videos for 1st through 6th graders

- http://www.mathplayground.com/

Geography

The National Geographic Education site provides lessons

The National Geographic Education site provides lessons, activities, guidelines, and ideas for Teachers.

- http://education.nationalgeographic.com/

National Geographic Kids provides games

National Geographic Kids provides games, quizzes, and interactives for student use.

- http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/

GEO NET is a geography quiz game from Houghton Mifflin

GEO NET is a geography quiz game from Houghton Mifflin and has a category of games based on a world map and games based on a map of the United States.

- http://www.eduplace.com/geonet/

GeoGames is a Flash game that lets you drag-and-drop onto the Planet Earth

GeoGames is a Flash game that lets you drag-and-drop onto the Planet Earth. You can rotate your planet, test your geography skills, and print a copy when you are done!

- http://reachtheworld.org/geogames/index.html

Social Studies

NewseumED

Free learning tools on media literacy and our First Amendment freedoms.

- https://newseumed.org/

World History is a powerful, innovative model curriculum

World History is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

- http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/

Explore the library of humanities lesson plans by subject

Explore the library of humanities lesson plans by subject, theme, and grade level. Find Art and Culture lessons on anthropology, art history, folklore, mythology, religion, and more.

- http://edsitement.neh.gov/

American Panorama

American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.

- http://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

- https://www.loc.gov/

Foreign Language

Duolingo Image

Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. It's 100% free, fun and science-based. Practice online on duolingo.com or on the apps!

- https://www.duolingo.com/

BBC Languages offers courses and phrases

BBC Languages offers courses and phrases, audio and video, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests

- http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/

The Livemocha community is made up of language enthusiasts

The Livemocha community is made up of language enthusiasts: teachers, language experts, other language learners, and native speakers proud of their language and heritage. Community members help each other learn in a myriad of ways: they leave comments in response to practice exercises, build mini-lessons within exercise feedback, have practice conversations via text, video or audio chat, provide language practice and culture tips, and give much-needed encouragement

- http://livemocha.com/

On- and off-line activities, lesson plans, and printable worksheets for middle and high school classes.

On- and off-line activities, lesson plans, and printable worksheets for middle and high school classes.

- http://www.casadejoanna.com/casa/#Overview

Spanish or French for Kids for your IWB, PC or Mac

Spanish or French for Kids for your IWB, PC or Mac. Learn basic French vocabulary using these colorful drag and drop games.

- http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2spanish.html(Spanish)

- http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html(French)

Science

Space.com offers teachers and students videos

Space.com offers teachers and students videos, webcasts, photos and live space streaming. http://www.space.com/

- http://www.space.com/

Scientific American provides material and videos for teachers

Scientific American provides material and videos for teachers. The program 1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days is Scientific American's program to help scientists and educators connect. We're looking to match educators with scientists who want to volunteer, for instance, to visit the classroom to conduct a lab or talk about what it's like to be a scientist, explain the latest science, answer questions or act as a resource in other ways.

- http://www.scientificamerican.com/education/

Physics Central gives teachers access to videos, blogs, games, lessons, and podcasts

Physics Central gives teachers access to videos, blogs, games, lessons, and podcasts.

- http://www.physicscentral.com/

The NSTA site provides free online resources books for teachers

The NSTA site provides free online resources books for teachers.

- http://www.nsta.org/publications/freebies.aspx

Arts & Music

Take a virtual tour of 18 rooms at the National Gallery. Get closer to the paintings: choose fullscreen for an even better view.

- https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtualtour/

Arts Edge  an all-encompassing resources from the Kennedy Center

ArtsEdge – an all-encompassing resources from the Kennedy Center, a powerful data base of lessons, standards, web links , and how-to's. There is also an eclectic collection of podcasts featuring a wide range of music. The Video Channels cover a wide array of topics including abstract art, European Art and Design, African Art, graphic design, glass, sculpture, surrealism, and much more

- http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx

Google Art Project has over 40,000 artworks from 250 Museums around the world

Google Art Project has over 40,000 artworks from 250 Museums around the world. Explore the museums and view the art work. Google also allows you to create and share your own art collection.

- https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project

Classics for Kids, produced by Cincinnati Public Radio

Classics for Kids, produced by Cincinnati Public Radio, offers lesson plans for K-5, podcasts, and games for teaching kids about classical music. It also provides a dictionary of music terms.

- http://www.classicsforkids.com/

Keeping Score is The San Francisco Symphony's website

Keeping Score is The San Francisco Symphony's website and is a comprehensive collection of educational resources for teaching composers, scores, musical techniques, and symphonies. The Education section provides resources and lessons for teachers as well as interactives.

- http://www.keepingscore.org/education

Music Tech Teacher is a site developed by a music technology teacher

Music Tech Teacher is a site developed by a music technology teacher, in which you can find dozens of online music lessons, quizzes, and games designed to help elementary students learn music in 21st century classrooms.

- http://www.musictechteacher.com/index.htm

MusicTheory.net offers music theory lessons

MusicTheory.net offers music theory lessons covering everything from basic note recognition to difficult chord inversions. The lessons can now be customized to test users. It also offers calculators and tools handy for composing music.

- http://www.musictheory.net/

Music Match is an interactive game

Music Match is an interactive game that helps elementary students learn notes and keys.

- http://www.y8.com/games/Music_Match

Coding

Vocational

Rithm School offers free courses on web development that will guide you through computer programming topics.

- https://www.rithmschool.com/courses

Vocational

Code.org includes free coding lessons and the initiative also targets schools in an attempt to encourage them to include more computer science classes in the curriculum.

- https://code.org/

Carpentry

Vocational

Lesson plans and activities for: Carpentry, Construction, Electricity, HVACR, Plumbing, Masonry, Painting and Repair, Engineering, Welding and Manufacturing.

- http://www.khake.com/page82.html

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