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Online Educational Resources During Social Distancing

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

This site has been on hiatus for a while due to life. This is a list I was compiling for our boys based on things friends and family have shared with us. I’ll add and remove as I get other resources. Our recent forced social distancing means the schools are closed, but we’re wanting our kids to do more than just Nintendo Switch, YouTube and Lego. Those are all still happening, but here are the educational resources we’ve been compiling.

For now, the list is just that — just a list. I’ll try to update with reviews and added information. Yay — living documents!

Disclaimer: We have not reviewed the majority of the links and content here. Please comment if links are broken or inappropriate. We’d also love help classifying links for age ranges, etc.

Categories

Math

ABC YA
Fun Brain
Khan Academy
Prodigy

Misc

Highlights Kids
PBS Kids

Reading

ABC YA
Bookflix
Fun Brain
Highlights Kids
Into the Book
Scholastic Learn at Home
Scholastic News
Squiggle Park
Star Fall
Storyline

Science

Highlights Kids
Mystery Doug
Nat Geo for Kids
Suessville
Switcheroo Zoo

Social Studies

History For Kids

Video

YouTube Channels

Full Time Kid
TED-Ed
Make me Genius
Minute Physics
PBS Nova
PBS Parents/Adventurous Learning
Smithsonian
The Spangler Effect
V Sauce
Veritasium: Science, Demos, Interviews

Netflix Programs

Animals

72 Cutest Animals
72 Dangerous Animals: America
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
72 Dangerous Animals: Australia
A Dog’s Life
Africa’s Deadliest
Africa’s Deadliest
Animal Fight Night
BBC: Life
Baby Animals in the Wild
Bindi’s Bootcamp
Blackfish
Born in China
The Crimson Wing
David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities
Dolphins: Spy in the Pod
Elephant: Spy in the Herd
Ghost of the Mountain
Growing Up Wild
Hidden Kingdoms
The Hunt
Leopard Fight Club
Lions: Spy in the Den
Peculiar Pets
Penguins: Spy in the Huddle
Polar Bear: Spy on Ice
Race of Life
Shark
Terra
The Lion in Your Living Room
Tiger: Spy in the Jungle
Trek: Spy of the Wildebeest
Tyke: Elephant Outlaw
Virunga
Wild Ones
Wings of Life

Dinosaurs

Dino Hunt
Horizon Dinosaurs: The Hunt for Life
Raising the Dinosaur Giant

Documentaries

Abstract: The Art of Design
American Experience: TESLA
The Beginning of Life: The Series
Expedition Happiness
First Contact: The Lost Tribe of the Amazon
Genius of the Modern
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Inside Einstein’s Mind
Life Below Zero
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
NOVA: Arctic Ghost Ship
NOVA: Dawn of Humanity
NOVA: Search for the Super Battery
NOVA: The Nuclear Option
Oklahoma City
Pygmies: Children of the Jungle
The Secret
Social Fabric
Story of Maths
The Traffickers
The Toys that Made Us
The Truth About Alcohol
Trump: An American Dream
World

Earth & Nature

A Plastic Ocean
Blue Planet
Desperate Hours: Witnesses & Survivors
Earth’s Natural Wonders
Forces of Nature
Frozen Planet
Full Force Nature
Mission Blue
Nature’s Great Events
Nature’s Weirdest Events
Planet Earth
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth: As You’ve Never Seen It
Tornado Hunters
Weird Wonders of the World
World’s Worst Disasters

Entertainment

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby
Amazing Interiors
Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Brain Games
Dirty Money
Dream Big: Engineering our World
Explained
Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction
How to LIve Mortgage Free
Lego House: HomeBrick
Liquid Science
The Magic School Bus
Mega Builders
NOVA: Ultimate Cruise Ship
Origins
Print the Legend
Somebody Feed Phil
The “Who Was” Show
Top 10 Architecture
White Rabbit Project
World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

Food/Nutrition/Health

9 Months that Made You
A Leaf of Faith
Food Choices
Food, Inc
Forks Over Knives
Froning: The Fittest Man in History
In Defense of Food
Rotten
Take Your Pills
The C Word
The Cowspiracy
The Founder
What the Health

Geography

72 Dangerous Places to Live
Afghanistan: The Great Game
Encounters at the End of the World
Escape to the Continent
Saudi Arabia Uncovered
South Pacific
The Truth Behind Atlantis
Wild Alaska
Wild China

History

9/11: Truths, Lies & Conspiracy
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
D-Day
NOVA: Secrets of Noah’s Ark
Nazi Mega Weapons
Nazi Megastructures
The Pyramid Code
The Royal House of Windsor
Untold Histories of the United States
The Vietnam War
Vikings Unearthed
WWII in Colour

Mystery

Conspiracies
Secret Tunnel Warfare
The Code
The Forensic Files
The Secret Rules Of Modern Living: Algorithms
Top 10 Secrets & Mysteries

Space

Alien Contact: Outer Space
The Beginning and End of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Horizon: Secrets of the Solar System
Horizon: Supermassive Black Holes
The Inexplicable Universe
In Search for Life in Space
Into the Inferno
NOVA: Earth’s Rocky Start
Orbit
The Real Death Star

Presidents

How to Win the US Presidency
JFK: The Making of a President
Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President
The Wheelchair President

Writing

Typing Club

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