Free Online Learning Tools for All Ages

The vast majority of us didn’t sign on to be home-school teachers, but alas, with schools suddenly closed for weeks, here we are.

To help you make the best of the next few weeks out of school, we’ve collected a list of free online learning tools that we think both you and your kids will enjoy. From fun projects to reading challenges to worksheets, you can keep your kids busy (and learning!).


Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students learn or review material, with a library of lessons covering kindergarten through early college math, grammar, science, history, AP® courses, SAT® preparation, and more.

Register for free webinar for parents on Wednesday, March 18: Getting Started with Khan Academy and Khan Academy Kids for Remote Learning.

Khan Academy is also hosing daily weekday live streams on FacebookYouTube and Twitter for students, parents, and teachers navigating school closures at 12:00pm EST.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. This free resource provides your children with 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order, and can work on their own or together with the family.


TED‐​Ed offers a free suite of high‐​quality videos on a number of topics for all ages. Register as an educator to customize your child’s learning experience, or let your child explore independently.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Create a free account to access millions of Smithsonian digital resources and easy-to-use project tools. Easily find something of interest to your child or set them loose to discover on their own. The Lab is designed to be a safe environment for everyone.

Academic Earth

Learn something new from the world’s top universities – including Harvard, Oxford, Berklee, and more – with Academic Earth’s collection of free online college courses.


Alison offers free online courses in subjects ranging from technology and math to language and lifestyle. And if you haven’t heard about it enough yet, one of their trending courses is all about the coronavirus.


Specifically designed to teach coding, Codeacademy offers a free, basic plan that includes interactive lessons and daily practice. Make that computer time productive!

Do you use a free online learning tool at home that we left off this list? Let us know at [email protected]!

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