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Open access resources during school closures due to COVID-19

Globally curated google sheet of educational tools and platforms offering free use/open access during period of school closures during the COVID-19 epidemic. USE Control-F to search.


International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Resource Directory for Online Instruction

Facebook Group "Educator Temporary School closure group for Online Learning" (search subgroups for your teaching area.

Open Education Resources - OER

Wide Open School

A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense Media.

OER Commons k-12 Platform

A public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.

PBS Learning Media

Bring the world to your classroom. Videos, lesson plans, etc.

Project Zero (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Educational research group dedicated to understanding and enhancing learning and thinking.

The Real Time Curriculum Project

Curates relevant content across the internet, connects educators to engaging discussions, and provides opportunities for educators to contribute their own lessons on current events as they are integrating them into their classroom & curriculum.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Discover, create, share, learn...

Amazon Inspire

Discover, gather, and share quality educational content

Annenburg Learner

Multimedia resources for teaching and learning

ArtsEdge @ The Kennedy Center

Support arts-based student learning, whether in the classroom or an informal learning environment

BBC Bitesize (UK)

Learning resources organized by subject. Not all videos available outside UK.
Create, share, and explore high quality
K-12 content


Developer of game based learning. Check out science and history section!

Gizmos. Online simulation that power inquiry and understanding


(The) Kahn Academy

Free online courses, lessons and practice


Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS): text books, courses and interactive simulations (IB level)

Share my lesson

Free K-12 lesson plans and teaching materials


Resources made by teachers for teachers (UK)


Create and share free interactive worksheets with your students online

Find tools and platforms

Common Sense Education

EdTech resources, professional development and lesson plans created by teachers


A socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.

Edmodo Spotlight - lesson plans and resources. Edmodo teacher/student productivity interface: Assignments, Quizzes, and a Gradebook, student interface.


Curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers

Video & Documentaries

Favorite Youtube Channels for video:


Crash Course

High quality educational videos 

Global Oneness Project

Library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and articles. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available.


Build and share interactive video lessons

Flocabulary (muy divertido)

Rap videos about different school subjects (€ - pero hay algunos gratis)

National Film Board Canada

Free video, documentaries, interactive projects, award-winning feature films

School Tube

Moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators

Teacher tube

Online community for sharing instructional videos and more

Ted Ed Lessons worth sharing

Carefully curated educational videos

The Great Big Story

Award-winning global media company owned by CNN Worldwide dedicated to inspiring wonder and curiosity.

The Independent Television Service

Free resource for educators, offering short-form film modules adapted from award-winning documentaries (US) some content not available

Media with impact

Watch Know Learn

Free educational videos organized

WNET Education

free preK-12 media resources for classroom and home

Libguides, hyperdocs, webquests...

Libguides Community - find guides

WebQuest (Educa Madrid)


Discover, curate & organize


Pearltrees. Curation tool to discover and share resources.

Livebinders. Collaborate, organize and share resources.

Symbaloo. Organiza y comparte lo mejor del Internet

Delicious. Discover, share and organize links 

Diigo. A multi-tool for knowledge management


Sqworl. Simple Visual Bookmarking for teachers

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