120 Digital Resources for Home-Schooling: Special Education, Social and Emotional Learning, and More
April 27, 2020
The Digital Age is upon us, and so is the need for more resources than we ever thought possible to assist us with home-schooling our loved ones. Whether you are new to home-schooling or have been at this for some time, these resources will help you provide a well-rounded curriculum while also allowing your child to learn without constant supervision, giving you a much-needed chance to rest, prepare or work.
This comprehensive list of resources covers everything from adaptive technology to the basics of reading and math. It even includes suggestions for field trips and physical education. We hope you find this list useful and encourage you to share it with your networks!
CASEL – CASEL is a curriculum used in many school districts, with webinars and other resources for parents to help support social and emotional learning while at home.
No Barriers – No Barriers provides learning opportunities to people with disabilities. It includes a free curriculum with six 30-minute sessions to introduce students to the concept of creating their own personal vision.
EVERFI – EVERFI offers free social and emotional learning resources in the form of digital lessons that can be easier for children to understand.
Centervention – Centervention helps K-8 students improve their emotional and social skills through the use of videos, games and supplemental lessons.
Random Acts of Kindness – Random Acts of Kindness uses stories, videos and lesson plans to provide a social and emotional learning curriculum for students K-8.
ACSD – ASCD offers free reading materials to help teachers and parents provide students with a social and emotional learning environment.
Headspace – Headspace is a meditation app that has meditation challenges and daily meditations to help with anxiety, depression and other issues.
Pathway 2 Success – Pathway 2 Success offers parents resources to teach elementary and middle school children about social, emotional and mindful learning skills.
TEACH – This 2U-powered website provides guidance on how to teach mindfulness and emotional regulation to children.
Online Special Education, Home-Schooling and Advocacy Resources
LD Online – LD Online has advice and information on working with children with ADHD and similar learning disabilities.
Do2Learn – Do2Learn offers songs, games, activities and communication cards to help teachers working with students with disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is an advocate for parents, teachers and educational institutes working with students of all ages and at all academic levels.
Goalbook Toolkit App – Goalbook uses resource-based practices and different packages to help teachers working with specialized student populations.
Premier Literacy – Premier Literacy helps students, teachers and schools using laptops, Chromebooks and desktop computers by helping students keep up with new technology.
Adaptive Worksheets – Adaptive Worksheets offers parents and teachers help designing customized worksheets and lesson plans.
Outside the Box – TRIPOD has many teaching resources for working with students with ADHD, including articles, curriculum, newsletters and information on current issues in teaching.
Khan Academy – The highly regarded Khan Academy is best-known for helping teach math via videos, assessments and progression activities.
Dreambox – Dreambox is software used by many school districts with free options for parents to assist with progressive learning through games, exercises and videos.
Discovering Geometry – This site by teacher and author Michael Serra helps students and adults become better at math and master geometry.
RightStart™ Mathematics – RightStart™ Mathematics uses games and strategies to teach elementary and middle school students about counting, quantities and general math with the Al Abacus.
Prodigy – Prodigy is a free site used by many teachers to teach math to students from all social and economic backgrounds.
MathUSee – MathUSee uses a math-you-see curriculum to help parents learn math and teach it to their children, including students with special needs.
CueThink – CueThink is a virtual learning site aimed at helping students develop critical thinking skills and master general mathematics.
Illuminations – Illuminations, used by students and teachers, offers interactive tools for learning and teaching math.
AdaptedMind – AdaptedMind helps K-6 students learn reading and math using comprehensive and common core-aligned problems and illustrations.
Scaffolded Math and Science – Scaffolded Math and Science has home-schooling tips for teaching students math and science using interactive math and science activities that can be also found in the Google library.
MathTV – MathTV has thousands of videos to instruct students of all grades basic math to trigonometry and helps students build good study skills.
PBS Math Club – PBS Learning Media teaches K-12 students mathematics using episodes, quizzes and videos. This site syncs with the Google classroom.
Get the Math – Get the Math helps students develop algebraic skills for dealing with real-life problems using web interactivity and videos. They learn how algebra is used in life.
Math is Fun – Math is Fun teaches all types of math to ages 5-15 using puzzles, story problems, videos, charts and numerous activities.
Physical Education Online Resources and Brain Breaks
GoNoodle – GoNoodle has mindfulness and exercise videos to help students develop good learning habits and improve their social, physical and emotional health.
The Learning Station – The award-winning Learning Station uses music and videos to make learning fun.
WatchKnowLearn.org – WatchKnowLearn.org offers thousands of educational videos for students, teachers and parents. They cover not just the basic subjects, but also subjects such as physical and health education.
TeachTrainLove – TeachTrainLove gives teachers and parents ways to inject brain breaks into the school day to make learning fun and keep students motivated.
The OT Toolbox – OT Toolbox helps students stay refreshed and eager to learn with fun YouTube videos.
Carone Learning – Carone Learning, used by parents, teachers and students of all ages, has online courses in fitness, health and physical education.
Family Time Fitness – Family Time Fitness uses articles and videos to help parents and teachers implement physical education into a learning environment.
American Council on Exercise – American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides videos and educational material demonstrating the importance of a healthy body for a healthy mind.