With the current situation around the world and families of all kinds facing the new challenges in place from school closures and self-quarantining, we are creating this Freebie Friday post to host free resources that may be available only for a short time and may be of special interest to temporary homeschoolers. While this is currently a short list we expect to update as more are brought to our attention, so you may wish to bookmark this page and check back every now and again. If you find a great resource to share during this time, put into the comments and we will check it out.
Live Webinars: (Please note that some of these have filled up/or have passed but Edmentum is archiving them to be available after the live presentations)
Best Practices for Teachers Making the Switch to Virtual Instruction - Tuesday, March 24 at 2:30 PM Central
How to Support Your Students During School Closures - Wednesday, March 25 at 2:30 PM Central
How to Support Your Students During School Closures, Part 2 - Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 PM Central
How Educators Can Support Parents & Other Caregivers While Making the Transition to Online Learning - Friday, March 27 at 11:00 AM Central
How Teachers Can Support Special Education Students in Online Learning - Tuesday, March 31 at 11:00 AM Central
EdHelper.com - Daily Free Learning Workbooks for Teachers to Share with Parents while Schools are Closed
Todd Parr – Ongoing book readings by author and illustrator
Authors Everywhere – Read-alouds, activities, crafts and more
Mark Kistler – Live and free drawing lessons
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden - Home Safari Facebook Lives - 3/24-3/11
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems - You can also go the Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems page at The Kennedy Center website to find the day's activity page.
Good Night with Dolly - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - Dolly Parton will be reading appropriate book from the Imagination Library.
Peter H. Reynolds – Daily author Live read-alouds
Riverbanks Zoo (Columbia, SC) – Z-Learning – Live Facebook events that teach about the animals in the zoo
Home School in the Woods – Literary Genes Lapbook
Instead of duplicating information out there, here are few web pages with lists of other free sites during the COVID-19 situation. You will need to review offers carefully as some restrictions may apply, but these are great lists recently compiled.