Empatico is a free tool that connects classrooms around the world. It combines live video chats with activities designed to foster meaningful connections among students. Empatico provides virtual exchange activity plans that are designed to spark empathy, curiosity, and creativity through joyful student interactions, as well as supporting resources for educators to create meaningful experiences.
“The Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources, creating content with online tools, and sharing in the Smithsonian’s expansive community of knowledge and learning.”
TED Ed expands the traditional TED Talks into lessons and discussion starters for students. Search this website to find high-quality videos and animations to introduce a new topic or prompt meaningful class discussions. Each TED Ed video comes with questions and discussion prompts to get students thinking and talking about interesting, relevant topics.
Everfi is a free educational platform that comes with fully prepared learning modules on subjects such as Social-Emotional Learning, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, STEM, and more! Each module comes with age and grade level recommendations, videos or readings, and accessibility functions like closed captions and an option to hear the page read aloud. They also feature lesson plans and other resources for both teachers and students, as well as estimated timeframes for completion. Most modules take about 1 hour to complete.
Does your school have Ozobots, but you aren’t sure how to integrate them into different subject areas? Ozobot Classroom has hundreds of free, fully detailed lesson plans that have students use Ozobots for engaging learning experiences. Use the link below to sign up for a free Ozobot Classroom account and start exploring!
“Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond. Their free educational resources—articles, guides, lessons, films, webinars, frameworks and more—help foster shared learning and reflection for educators, young people, caregivers and all community members”
CK-12 is a massive website that includes a searchable library of K-Adult resources for Social Studies, English, and adult studies, but with a particular emphasis on Math and Science. A big part of CK-12 are their “FlexBooks” which are customizable text books, many of which include interactive content. It also has adaptive practice questions for Math and Science, Simulations, and pre-made Study Guides for High School level Math and Science.