Explore & Engage
Online Resources during COVID-19
Learning doesn't always need to be in a classroom. There are countless online resources to help students explore the world around them, while engaging in new and fun experiences.
School Choice Week has a list of educational resources for parents. During COVID-19 some resources have waived participation fees.
Walkabouts is allowing free access through September 2020 with username: TeacherFree and password: walkabouts.
Sesame Street offers videos and printable activities.
Vizzle is designed for learners on the autism spectrum and offers a free trial.
Scholastic has provided parents with a free resource for 20 days of at-home learning.
Project Gutenberg offers free eBooks.
For older students, Zinc Learning Labs is offering free service through July 2020.
Minecraft's free Education Edition allows students to learn while in the virtual world of Minecraft.
Duolingo is a free language-learning app that can help language learners keep their skills sharp.
Museums, Galleries & Zoos
- The National Gallery of Art
- The National Museum of Natural History
- The Smithsonian Castle and the Hirschhorn Museum
- The National Museum of American History
- The National Museum of the American Indian
- The National Portrait Gallery
- The National Museum of African American History & Culture
- The Holocaust Memorial Museum
- The Library of Congress
- The United States Botanic Gardens
- The National Archives
- The National Air and Space Museum
- The Henry Ford Museum
Other museums throughout the world offering virtual tours:
- The Guggenheim
- The British Museum
- The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul
- The Musée d’Orsay in Paris
- The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
Theme parks, zoos and other entertainment and arts centers are using livestreams and virtual tours:
- The Metropolitan Opera is making streams of their operas available while closed
- Disney theme parks are available for virtual tours
- The Monterey Bay Aquarium is offering livestreams of their animals
- So is the San Diego Zoo
- So is the Aquarium of the Pacific
- The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers several webcam options for viewing exhibits.
- The Kennedy Center's Digital Stage offers videos of performances