Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings

Due to school closings in our country, parents and teachers in trying to find ways to keep kids focused on learning and educational projects away from the classroom. Below is a list of many businesses offering free access and subscriptions to their services during the coronavirus pandemic.  Please note some of the offers are directed toward educators, and others toward parents and students.  We've included descriptions and links to their website.  

123 Homeschool for ME - Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help making learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.

2Simple - Purple Mash is a website designed for children aged 3-11. It contains many creative tools ie: coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for maths, spelling and grammar.

AdmitHub - AdmitHub developed the first student communication platform powered by artificial intelligence, specifically designed for higher education.

ABCMouse/Adventure Academy - Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Programs serve students in preschool / pre-k, elementary school, and middle school.  

ALBERT - has resources for both middle and high school, through AP level.

Alchemie - The Mechanisms app allows students to learn and practice reaction mechanisms by moving and manipulating individual bonds and electrons. Instructors can assign specific puzzle problems through the Epiphany Dashboard.

American Chemistry Society - ChemMatters magazines, targeted for high schoolers, available online. In addition to chemistry, there are article that are biographies of chemists, and historical articles.

Backpack Sciences -  This is a free video series on how to teach science without the overwhelm.

Boardmaker - Boardmaker is a collection of standardized picture symbols used for communication with students who are strong visual learners. This includes those with autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, speech and language disorders, and behavioral disorders.

BookCreator App - So, we’re supporting you in two ways. Firstly, we’d like to offer everyone the ability to collaborate together on books in real-time. This is a premium feature that is usually only available with a paid subscription, but we’re offering 90 days free use of this tool, to help keep students and teachers connected.  Free collaboration upgrade. 

BrainPop - Consider using BrainPOP’s animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for Distance learning, Support for projects and homework, and Keeping students on track with their studies

Breakout Edu - In the event that your school is closed for an extended period of time as a result of recent events, we’ve put together a collection of digital games that students can play at home. Students can click on any game and start playing! 

Buncee - Buncee makes remote student learning and communication easy. Create virtual lessons and assignments. 

Century - Your students will receive access to thousands of CENTURY's learning resources in English, maths and science. Their learning will be supported by our AI engine that creates a personalised learning path for each student, identifies gaps in knowledge and remedies misconception.

CheckMath - Boost your math understanding by getting instant feedback on your work.  Beta now open.

CircleTime Fun -  Learn and bond with your 0 - 6 year old. Follow and interact with an expert instructor.  Code: homefun1

CiscoWebex - You’ll find content to support teachers and faculty to teach remotely, student and parent guides, and resources for IT to rapidly plan, deploy, and onboard users.

CK-12 Foundation - Each lesson has a reading passage, videos, optional review questions, and self-graded practice questions. The lessons can be assigned to Google Classroom and it puts the grade in that students got on the practice questions (students must get 10 practice questions correct to get 100%).

ClassDojo - ClassDojo is an excellent tool for parent communication, sharing information, and portfolios provide a platform for teachers to assign and students to complete and submit work online.

ClassHook - Increase student engagement and retention.  Easily find educational videos from TV shows and movies to use in your lessons

Classtime - Classtime supports teachers to make home-based learning engaging and effective for students of all ages with their interactive and simple assessment solution. No student accounts required, no installations required, 9 tech-enhanced question types - and plenty of free content (e.g. Khan Academy).

CMU CS Academy - We provide a free, online, interactive textbook for high school and middle school teachers to use to teach computer science in their classrooms 

CommonLit - Access the tools to implement an effective literacy program in your classroom, school, or district. Over 70k schools. 

Conjugemos - Teach Language through fun activities & games

Coursera for Campus - Provide free access to over 3,800 courses from leading universities and companies

Curriki - A Community for Teaching and Learning Share and Explore High Quality K-12 Content

Deck. Toys - Create fun interactive lessons

DeltaMath - Assign contents to students from middle school through AP calculus

Discovery Ed - Global company serving 4.5 million educators and 45 million students in 140 countries and territories around the world

Dyslexia Academy - The Dyslexia-Academy is an online dyslexia school of support for Parents, Teachers and Pupils.

The Academy was set up by Katie Nelson and her passionate experienced team of Neurodiversity Specialists at the Dyslexia Centre North West.

Ecoballot - Scholastico is offering free Ecoballot election software to help you do remote paperless elections.

EdConnect - Join classrooms around the world and continue the conversation outside the classroom

Edmodo - Teachers, students, and parents can use Edmodo to communicate and continue education—always for free—even when in-person learning isn’t possible.

EdPuzzle - Will help keep you and your colleagues connected with your students during this difficult time. Just follow these steps and we'll contact you within 2 business days (only one teacher from your school needs to fill out the form – we'll take it from there!).

Education Perfect - EP is actively supporting schools from over 30 countries around the world disrupted by COVID-19. Once you have completed the registration form, we will provide you with simple next steps to support you in getting your classes enrolled.

Eduflow - Make learning and teaching more effective with active participation and student collaboration

Edulastic - Additional Distance Learning Support for All Edulastic Users

Edu-Together - Our organization is dedicated to providing all students with a strong education, regardless of current circumstances. 

Elementari- Elementari is a K-12 online platform to read, write, code, share, and remix interactive stories using professional illustrations and sounds

Emile - Emile is a multi-award winning app and online program that covers the UK national primary curriculum for numeracy and SPaG with some phonics thrown in. The content is suitable for 4-12 year olds.

Epraise - For epraise schools facing a closure because of Covid-19 we would like to provide a one-month free access period for our Homework and Messenger optional features. These will allow you to set work for students and communicate with them effectively.

Epic! - Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under. Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more

EverFi - EVERFI provides students of all ages the critical skills that work and life demand.

Explain Everything - Free Explain Everything for schools affected by a temporary or indefinite emergency closure.

Fiveable - All Fiveable content is now free and open to all students & teachers!  Our goal is to create inclusive and social learning experiences where all students are invited to learn with us for free.

Flipgrid - Flipgrid is simple. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or community by recording and sharing short, awesome videos … together!

Fluency Matters - E-learning modules give learners access to print and audio versions of the Fluency Matters Comprehension-based™ reader, and in the case of E-courses, also provide learners with hours of additional CI via engaging activities and quizzes. Teachers will get automatic grade reports and have the ability to track student progress throughout the course.

Freckle - Reach all your students at their own level.  Freckle empowers teachers to differentiate instruction across Math, ELA, Social Studies and Science.

Free Math - Give your students feedback, meaningfully and efficiently.

Gamilab - Gamilab is an online platform where you can find and create easy, fun and educational games. Gamilab uses game elements to motivate and engage players to learn faster and better, and to be more involved in their learning.

Genially - Freeing up of premium templates and resources. Online resources library. Content to support distance learning and working.

GoGuardian - In unique cases, schools and districts have to assess and possibly accommodate a remote learning environment for their community. And with that, educators must evaluate their lesson plans and adapt their instruction to support students outside of the classroom. As more concerns about community health emerge, schools are navigating how to best support learning while also protecting student health and safety. 

Good2Learn - Maths and English Made Easy!

Google For Edu - With school closures, teachers can keep their lessons going remotely

Gynzy - Gynzy is the all-in-one educational software that combines standards-aligned lessons, bite-sized games & activities, and class management tools to unlock the potential of your Interactive Whiteboard.

Hapara - Keep the learning momentum you’ve worked so hard to build with FREE access to Hāpara until the end of June 2020. Don’t let school closure stop teaching and learning.

HippoCampus - Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas.You can create a free account and create customized playlists too.

Ideas Roadshow - Ideas Roadshow’s new IBDP Portal offers an extensive database of reliable video and print resources explicitly created to meet the needs of both teachers and students throughout the Diploma Programme. 

IDEA - Free and can be self driven and they get a certificate from buckingham palace!

InThinking - InThinking promotes and supports the development of high quality educational resources which incorporate cutting-edge ideas, encourage independent thinking, and help students to prepare effectively for exams.

i-Ready - Free printable K-8 Math and Reading packets for students - We offer FREE, high-quality educational materials to educators: teachers, homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, scout troop leaders – to anyone interested in learning/teaching!

Kahoot - Education institutions can get free access to Kahoot! Premium to empower distance and online learning and engage students anywhere, anytime.  Students can complete self-paced games by themselves at home, on a mobile device or computer. This game mode helps students stay on track with their curriculum, even when they can’t attend school. Teachers can also access over 40 million free and ready-to-play games on various subjects or create their own games.

Kami - As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread globally, we want to help students continue learning remotely. If your school is temporarily closed due to the coronavirus, please get in touch with us to get an immediate deployment of Kami to your entire school staff and students. Our dedicated team is here to help and respond as soon as possible to accommodate your needs.

KET’s PBS Learning Media - Videos, games, lesson plans and supplemental materials can be searched by grade level, subject area, keyword and standard. And PBS LearningMedia's Google Classroom integration makes it easy to share resources with your entire class. Content contributors include KET, PBS, PBS Kids, NASA, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and many more.

Khan Academy - We are a nonprofit organization with free educational resources.  We offer exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material.

Kids Discover Online - Access Kids Discover's award-winning library of science and social studies material on any device, at any time, for one low price.

Kognity - We have adapted the traditional textbook to digitally consumable text with video examples, 3D models and practice tests to make the content more interactive and engaging. The best part is that all our textbooks are curriculum-aligned and are designed to enhance deeper learning.

LabsLand - LabsLand is providing free remote access to real STEM laboratories for schools (typically High School and a few for Middle School), colleges and universities affected by COVID-19. Most of the labs are on Arduino, Electronics, Physics; and for universities and colleges additionally FPGA’s. All the laboratories are real, not simulations. See below for details on how to request access: you can create a free space for your school and then you will be able to manage your students (using Google Classroom, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard and others).  Free access to all of our laboratories until summer 2020.

Learning Apps - is a Web 2.0 application, to support learning and teaching processes with small interactive modules. Those modules can be used directly in learning materials, but also for self studying. 

Libby App - For digital books and audio books. Anyone with a library card (at least in whatever cities/states use Overdrive) can access it.

ListenWise - Search our 2000+ collection of ELA, social studies, science, and current event lessons to assign students listening comprehension questions and/or listening organizers.  Read our blog post about 3 Ways to Use Listenwise for Remote Learning.

Manga High - Full Access to Mangahigh for Distance Learning Maths Amongst COVID-19 School Shutdowns

Microsoft Education - Microsoft Teams for Education provides an online classroom so students and teachers can find new ways to continue to focus on learning. Free for schools and universities, Teams provides an online classroom that brings together virtual face-to-face connections, assignments, files and conversations into a single place accessible on either mobile, tablet, PC or browser.  

Minecraft: Education Edition - A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.

MobyMax -  The comprehensive software curriculum spans Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies for students in grades K-8 and meets the needs of struggling students as well as those working on grade level and beyond.

Mozi - Mozi is a research-supported platform that helps instructors create writing prompts across the curriculum with a matching interface for students to construct their essays. When students use Mozi, they create focused, organized, evidence-based writing in any course.

MusicFirst -  MusicFirst Classroom is the only comprehensive learning management system (LMS) for K-12 music education.  We are offering MusicFirst Classroom and the full suite of integrated software for free to any school during a closure.

Mystery Science - To help all these teachers during school closures, we at Mystery Science just finished going through all our lessons, pulling the easiest ones to do from home, and putting them all up for free on a page to make it easy. No signup required, no student login—we just want to help.

NearPod - Empower every teacher with ready-to-run K-12 lessons and an easy-to-use platform for interactive learning. Drive 100% student engagement. For student to access, it requires a code given to a teacher. 

Newsela - We take authentic content from the world’s most trusted providers and turn it into learning materials that are classroom-ready. Newsela empowers teachers to select the best content for their students, while giving administrators the assurance that all content is vetted and aligned to standards.

Nimbus Capture - It is a google extension that works similar to screencastify. Allows you to screen grab, record over presentations or record a "live" lesson.

Outschool - They are offering live webinars for teachers, for free, to share strategies for successful online / remote learning.

Otus - Otus is a free LMS, Assessment Management, and Data Analytics platform designed specifically for K-12 remote learning.  Free for an indefinite period of time for teachers, students, and families.

Packback -  Used nationwide by more than 300,000 students and instructors, Packback Questions supports instructors with curriculum and facilitation of online “Communities of Inquiry”.  Packback is providing zero cost licenses through the end of the Spring semester or academic quarter for any higher education courses moving online due to COVID-19 prevention.

Parlay - Browse the Parlay Universe, create your own topic, or ask our team to create a custom discussion prompt just for your class.  

Pear Deck -  When our schools close, students and families lose an important connection to each other and to learning opportunities. As schools anticipate or experience closures, we want to help educators keep students connected to their learning community.

PebbleGo By Capstone - PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

Peergrade -  For the next 4 months starting in March 2020, you will be able to use all features in Peergrade completely for free.

PenPal -  PenPal Schools connects more than half a million students from over 150 countries to learn together through collaborative online projects! Students collaborate through online projects ranging from human rights and the environment to fake news and robotics, all while practicing literacy, technology and social-emotional skills. Teachers can assess student work and support student growth by providing customizable and personalized feedback.

Prodigy - The engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers and admins. No cost, ever.

Easily motivate 1st to 8th grade students to learn and practice math. Accessible at home or in class!

Pronto - Pronto is a frictionless communication hub that connects people via chat and video so that they can work effectively from anywhere. Many institutions and businesses are moving toward temporary remote working in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Rockalingua -  Music Based Spanish Learning. We want to make sure teachers have all the tools they need to be able to keep teaching while schools are closed and that's why we are providing free Teacher Pro upgrades to all subscribers impacted by school closures.

ScienceWerkz - Award-winning science resource every middle school child should have. Includes interactive content for general science, chemistry, life science, physical science, and earth science. 

Schoology - Schoology brings together the best K-12 learning management system with assessment management to improve student performance, foster collaboration, and personalize learning.

Seesaw - Seesaw helps educators engage all learners, transform family engagement, and save time. Students explore a variety of powerful and intuitive tools (like draw+record, collage, video, and more!) to show what they know in the way that works best for them

Seneca - On the front page there is a section called 'Free Teaching Resources', the topics are listed by subject and exam board. Eah section then has ppt, exam questions, videos etc - really useful.

Seterra Geography - If your school is temporarily shutting down due to coronavirus, our educational map quizzes can help you keep students engaged until it's safe to resume normal lessons.

Shmoop - Shmoop draws over 16 million monthly international users to their engaging online education resources.  For schools or districts impacted by the Coronavirus that are interested in acquiring free access for students and teachers, contact Shmoop at  Free access to Shmoop's online resources is available now through May 31, 2020. Restrictions do apply.

Sight Reading Suite -  SMART Learning Suite Online enables students to connect remotely to live lessons delivered by teachers and engage in real-time with lesson activities.  Free Access for the rest of the school year.

SmartMusic - SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow.  Free Service Through June 30th

Stemscopes - . In the event that your campus is closed, you can easily assign student activities online for them to complete from home. Students can access these assignments from any device with a web browser. All assignable resources are indicated by a blue S throughout our digital platform.

StoryBoard - Digital Storytelling. Powerful Visual Communication, Made Easy.  Free Access Until 4/15/2020

Tailor-ED - Reach every student in half the time by creating differentiated lesson plans in just minutes.  No more wasting hours searching online for tomorrow's lesson. You can now get the right resources for your classroom in just two clicks.  From collaborative group work to tech-based activities. Get the most effective and engaging activities that fit your students' needs.  Your lessons tailored to your personal classroom needs. Just choose "No technology" to create a screen-free lesson.

TechSmith -  Our screen recording tool, TechSmith Snagit, and our asynchronous collaboration platform, TechSmith Video Review, will be provided for free through the end of June 2020 to any organization that needs it.

Tes Blendspace - Interactive lessons, projects, presentations and more. 

Twinkl - At Twinkl, our mission is to help those who teach and we are therefore taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month in the first instance. Each school will receive guidance with full details of how to access this offer of help as closures are announced, and how to share this with parents.

Typing Club - TypingClub is the most effective way to learn how to type. It is web based and highly effective. TypingClub is (and will always be) free for both individuals and schools. There is an optional paid school edition.

Vidcode - The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.  Vidcode offers the #1 research-backed standards-aligned computer science courses, focused on open-ended projects.

ViewSonic - The myViewBoard™ ecosystem delivers a complete suite of tools that make content creation easy and intuitive. Teachers can quickly create lessons using familiar tools, allowing the presentation of content to focus on student needs. And because myViewBoard is based in the cloud, teachers can reach students whether they are in the classroom, at home, or in a quarantined location.

Voces Digital - If your school is currently closed because of COVID-19, we will give you full, free access to our Comprehensible Input-based language program until June 30, 2020. Simply fill out this form and we will reach out with your log-in information! 

Vroom App - Free educational tips and science explanation for parents of children 0 to 5 available by app, text, and printables.

Wakelete - Everything in one place. Save, organize and share content from across the web.  Arrange your bookmarks into stunning collections. Collaborate with others on group collections. 

We Video - Used by millions of students in every grade and subject area, WeVideo empowers every learner to discover their voice and make an impact in their world. Our platform promotes deeper learning while making it fun and easy for students to express their ideas with creativity and authenticity.

Zearn - Top-rated K-5 curriculumbuilds deep understandingand a love of learning math forall students.

Zoom - With a free Zoom Meetings license, users have access to all the audio and video conferencing and group collaboration features needed, including an unlimited number of video meetings with up to 100 participants, Crystal-clear audio and HD video, Breakout rooms, Private and group chats, Online support, Plus, it’s easy to download and deploy Zoom using our client application or via any web browser, so users can start communicating right away.

Our appreciation to Amazing Educational Resources for this list.  We've edited (added and removed) some of the content and links if not relevant to our area.  - OC