Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak(eight)

date:2020-03-25 09:59author:Dian Schaffhausersource:Industry Newsviews:

Learning Resources is posting daily activities for young learners on its website. A recent post covered "nine letter writing prompts for kids"; another offered a STEM challenge: "What makes 10?"

Macmillan Learning is offering free access to LaunchPad, Sapling, iClicker and FlipIt to educators and students through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester as well as the winter 2020 quarter for those schools not already using these digital products. LaunchPad provides an online space where students can read, study, practice and complete homework on a given subject. Sapling gives students "wrong answer-specific feedback" on their problems so they learn from correct and incorrect answers. iClicker is a response system that works in an online format. FlipItPhysics is a class preparation system that uses active learning. The company is also hosting a series of webinars to help educators make the transition to online teaching.


Managed Methods, a cybersecurity platform that monitors G Suite, Office 365 and email applications for cybersecurity threats and student safety risks, is offering K-12 school districts free access to its platform through May 31, with training and support. The company has also published a checklist to help school IT teams vet their cybersecurity and safety protections during the move to remote learning.

Mango is making its Classroom online language-learning program freely available to schools through the end of the current school year. The program offers lessons for 70 languages in a digital format that can be accessed online and offline, via desktop and mobile app. The software includes on-task monitoring and assessment results for teachers and reading, listening and speaking activities for students.

Math Nation is offering free services through August 2020 in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina and Tennessee. This learning program uses printed workbooks and online activities, including videos, to cover Algebra 1. Teachers can assign explanatory videos to students based on their learning needs; the study experts in the videos cover the same material at different speeds and with different styles. A practice test tool at the end of each section of content quizzes students and provides instant results and personalized feedback to identify gaps in understanding. Students can also get feedback from teachers, tutors and peers on the "Algebra Wall." And a "Teacher Wall" helps educators from within a given state engage with each other. For free access, contact

McGraw-Hill has developed an out-of-school learning website to help K-12 teachers make the transition to remote instruction, with product walkthroughs of its many math products and other free resources and videos over the coming days.


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