40 Online Educational Resources That Will Fuel Growth In Your Child
Online Educational resources are one of the main sources of fuel for students to enhance and enrich their learning outside their education regime.
Online educational resources are made convenient and easily accessible as compared to other types of resources.
There are many free and paid online educational resources out there and Tutopiya will break down some of the useful online resources students of age 8 to 19 can use.
Since every student has a different learning style, habit and preference, this list compiles more than 20 free (majority) and paid online resources that are readily available for you.
The article is separated into 4 main sections:
- Online websites
- Youtube Channels
- Other educational, useful and interesting platforms to check out!
- Educational Online Games
These online resources provide a variety of useful educational tools such as notes and resources to virtual museum tours, to science based videos!
Due to the disruptions to education worldwide, Tutopiya understands that online learning can help students during this tough time as it is the most accessible platform now. Therefore, we have compiled this list of useful online educational resources for students all over the world to encourage safe social distancing and self quarantine.
Let’s kick off this list with Online Website Resources!
Online Educational Resources Websites
1 – BrainPop (Free)
Website Link: https://www.brainpop.com/
BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
2 – Curiosity Stream (Paid)
Website Link: https://curiositystream.com/
CuriosityStream is a global independent factual media company and video-on-demand streaming service. It exclusively delivers nonfiction documentaries and series about science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle.
3 – Tynker (Free)
Website Link: https://www.tynker.com/
Tynker is an educational programming platform aimed at teaching children how to make games and programs. Instead of typing the source code, you visually drag blocks of code and snap them together. The visual design and principles are based on the free Scratch, just like Hopscotch and Snap!
4 – Udemy (Paid)
Website Link: https://www.udemy.com/
Udemy is an online learning platform aimed at professional adults and students, developed in May 2010. As of Jan 2020, the platform has more than 50 million students and 57,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages. There have been over 295 million course enrollments.
5 – Beast Academy (Math) (Paid)
Website Link: https://beastacademy.com/
Beast Academy is a series of illustrated textbooks and workbooks from the math beasts at Art of Problem Solving. Together with the companion website, BeastAcademy.com, Beast Academy provides a rigorous, challenging, engaging, and fun curriculum for aspiring math beasts in grades 2-5.
6 – Creative Bug (Free)
Website Link: https://www.creativebug.com/
Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. For as little as 16¢ a day you get on-demand access to our full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels.
7 – Discovery Education (Free)
Website Link: https://www.discoveryeducation.com/
A simple-to-use K-12 learning platform that combines dynamic curated curriculum resources with on-demand teaching strategies, personalized for your needs as an educator.
8 – Tutopiya (Free)
Tutopiya is not only an Online Tutoring platform, we also offer FREE and downloadable resources for students aged 8 to 19. Our resources include Printable Planners, Notes & Resources as well as Past Year Paper worksheets compiled by themselves!
Check Out some of Our Printable Planners Here!
We have also compiled some IGCSE Past Year Paper Worksheets. Check out our IGCSE Science Past Year Worksheet here (link to pdf)!
Now moving onto Youtube Channels!
Online Educational Resource Youtube Channels
1 – Crash Course Kids
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Crash Course is all about grade school science, they explore different topics like Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering and much more.
This series is beginning with 5th-grade science, they delve into Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy.
2 – Science Channel
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceChannel/featured
Learn about outer space, leading scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics, & more with science videos & news from Science Channel.
3 – SciShow Kids
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids/featured
SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?”
Every Tuesday and Thursday, SciShow Kids will answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds.
Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!
4 – National Geographic Kids
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVCgDuD_QCkI7gTKU7-tpg
Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are made just for curious kids like you. So pick a topic you love and start watching today!
5 – Free School
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/watchfreeschool
FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.
6 – Geography Focus
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HYERScBt-e0kV0fpe0asg
The GEOfocus channel is all about geography! The videos created for this channel include profiles of countries and regions, descriptions of important landmarks and geographical features (both natural and man-made), and discussion of international issues. Get to know planet Earth and how mankind interacts with it!
7 – TheBrainScoop
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop
The Brain Scoop takes a look deeper into the work and research of natural history museums. They have wacky, fun and educational videos that talk about animals, insects and other wacky and interesting science related topics.
8 – SciShow
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow
SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week the hosts will delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!
Sundays – Learn about the amazing topics we can’t quite make a stand-alone show about in SciShow List Show!
Mondays – Tune in for a short Dose about our weird world.
Tuesdays – Find answers to our most asked Quick Questions.
Wednesdays – Hank or Michael dives deep into a long-form Infusion episode, or an unscripted talk show or quiz show with a guest!
Thursday – Another new dose about the wonders of the world.
Fridays – Learn the latest in science News.
Saturdays – Get your quick questions answered!
9 – Kids Learning Tube
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFWpvc1wYuUwrtZ_BLi9A
Kids Learning Tube educates kids through music and animation in a fun and unique approach to learning.
10 – Geek Gurl Diaries
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekGurlDiaries
Like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, Programming, Computer Science, Logic, Electronics, and being geeky and awesome? The Geek Gurl Diaries will discuss, create, demo and interview all things geek.
11 – Mike Likes Science
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/comaniddy
On this channel, Mike explores different and vast topics of science. This channel does not have a specific style and topic that it is exploring but it keeps you curious what he would be exploring next! Mike also uploads coding videos that can be helpful to those who are seeking to learn more about the coding language!
12 – Science Max
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw
Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” Welcome to Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.
13 – SoulPancake
Website Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancake
SoulPancake tackles the universality of the human experience. We are the dreamers, misfits, artists, activists, and innovators who have the power to positively change the world..
Other Interesting & Educational Platforms
Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home.
1 – Scholastic
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities. Scholastic Corporation is an American multinational publishing, education and media company known for publishing, selling, and distributing books and educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and children.
2 – Virtual Tour to Famous Museums
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video). Pretend to travel the world. Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
3 – Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool
This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
Website Link: https://allinonehomeschool.com/
List of thinking games by grade:
Website Link: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool exist to help families homeschool. They enable families to homeschool who thought they couldn’t because of a lack of finances, a lack of time, or a lack of know-how.
Online Educational Resource Games
1 – Starfall
Website Link: https://www.starfall.com/h/
Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Starfall activities are research-based and align with Individual and Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.
2 – ABCya!
Website Link: https://www.abcya.com/
Educational games for grades PreK through 6 that will keep kids engaged and having fun.
3 – FunBrain
Website Link: https://www.funbrain.com/
FunBrain is an educational browser game website for children and adults. It was on this site that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published before being turned into a successful book series and movie franchise.
4 – Splash Learn
Website Link: https://www.splashlearn.com/
StudyPad’s flagship product SplashLearn is transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized program. SplashLearn is available across all digital platforms (iOS, Desktops, Android) and has been used by more than 30 Million students worldwide. It has won many awards and has been featured by Apple multiple times.
5 – Storyline Online
Website Link: https://www.storylineonline.net/
Storyline Online is a children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.
6 – PBS KIDS
Website Link: https://pbskids.org/
PBS Kids is the brand for most of the children’s programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States
7 – Highlights Kids
Website Link: https://www.highlightskids.com/
Highlights for Children, often referred to simply as Highlights, is an American children’s magazine. It began publication in June 1946, started by Garry Cleveland Myers and his wife Caroline Clark Myers in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
8 – CoolMath4Kids
Website Link: https://www.coolmath4kids.com/
9 – MathGameTime
Website Link: http://www.mathgametime.com/
10 – Unite For Literacy
Website Link: https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
11 – Literactive
Website Link: http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp
12 – Science Kids
Website Link: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
13 – SwitchZoo
Website Link: https://www.switchzoo.com/
14 – Seuss Ville
Website Link: https://www.seussville.com/
15 – Turtle Diary
Website Link: https://www.turtlediary.com/
16 – E-Learning for Kids
Website Link: https://www.e-learningforkids.org/