The internet is packed – not just stocked but packed – with student and teacher resources! Some are free and some charge a fee. Some offer learning games, some provide full courses. The variety is about as diverse as online learning itself. You can create online flashcards, practice your foreign language skills with a native speaker, or download teaching aids! Whether you’re enrolled in an online public school, supplementing a homeschool program, studying for the ACT, or simply interested in a topic your local school doesn’t cover — online resources are just waiting to fill the gap. (Families should do their own research in choosing educational materials/supplements. The iLearn Project has not vetted each resource.) To submit resources for this page, email Diana@iLearnProject.com.
“Online courses from the world’s top scholars … Our goal is to bring the best content together in one place and create an environment in which that content is remarkably easy to use and where user contributions make existing content increasingly valuable.”
“Visit this central location where educators can meet, share, discuss, and collaborate on topics of interest to the Adobe education community.”
“Teens who master math are more likely to be successful in high school (and success in high school leads to success in college) … Alleyoop offers teens the ability to practice their subject of choice at their own pace, whether they are struggling or just want to get ahead … Alleyoop recommends just the help you need, exactly when you need it. Chat with a math tutor, complete Algebra missions, earn Yoop rewards and get ahead. The More you use Alleyoop, the smarter it gets and so do you.”
“Archipelago Learning’s suite of high impact, low cost, we-based solutions deliver effective and engaging targeted instruction to 14 million students in over 38,000 schools in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. We make rigorous learning fun, accessible, and affordable through a comprehensive suite of fully digital supplemental education products.”
“Ascend Math is the catalyst that motivates students to succeed by delivering instruction at individual levels to build math skills faster and close math gaps. Ascend utilizes web based technology to address the needs of an entire class, one student at a time.”
A new music marketplace for a new music world. BANDHAPPY connects teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind community, offering both in-person lessons or online lessons anywhere on the planet via our custom-build, in-house video chat system.
“Our mission at Brightstorm is to be the best place to learn in the world. We believe that great learning starts with great teaching. So we find the best teachers, film them teaching, and build learning solutions around those great teacher videos. Our current solutions target the high school age curriculum, including Math, Science, SAT, ACT, and AP subjects.”
“As a leading member of the OER movement, CK-12 is using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the ‘FlexBook.’ With these free, common core aligned and NSES aligned digital textbooks, CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational STEM content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning through the FlexBook Platform.”
“Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute: authors create and collaborate; instructors rapidly build and share custom collections; learners find and explore content.”
“Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of ‘curriculum’ and ‘wiki’ which is the technology we’re using to make education universally accessible.”
“Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.”
At DreamBox Learning, we’ve developed the adaptive learning technology that can change the paradigm of learning, by integrating individualized instruction with continuous embedded assessment, and with a rigorous curriculum presented in an engaging, motivating way.
“Edmodo is the leading social learning network for teachers, students, schools, and districts.”
“EdX is a join partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone.”
We are the world’s largest publisher of free and open college textbooks. With our ever-expanding catalog of top quality books by expert authors, now is your chance to be a hero and help your students save thousands of dollars.
“FREE makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.”
“Google Earth continues to mesmerize young people with its ability to put the world’s geographic information at their fingertips. Educators around the globe have created engaging classroom activities that go beyond geography to teach literature, history, math, environmental science, and more. The Google Earth for Educators Community provides all of the tips and tricks for using Google Earth as a teaching tool.”
Create a study group with friends, master content, improve your skills and projected scores in a casual, convenient site … Grockit gives you social, collaborative and personalized learning, fueled by adaptive learning algorithms and up-front analysis that identifies and compensates for your learning strengths and weaknesses. Our team is committed to making learners successful — and we work hard to deliver amazing stuff to you.
“Hello-Hello is a revolutionary FREE language learning website with a community of like-minded individuals that help each other during the learning process. With Hello-Hello you will be able to: Learn a new language anytime, anywhere with online interactive lessons that develop all skills you need; teach other members your language and learn from native speakers; and communicate with native speakers and make friends all over the world.”
“The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.”
JumpStart is a magical online world packed with friends, games and adventures! JumpStart.com includes thousands of games and activities for kids ages 3-12…We believe that learning should be an adventure, not a chore. That’s why the games at JumpStart.com are specially designed to make math, reading and critical thinking fun!
“The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere.We are complementing Salman’s ever-growing library with user-paced exercises–developed as an open source project–allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World.”
“The IQity e‐Learning Platform is the most complete solution available for the electronic search and delivery of curriculum, courses, and other learning objects.”
“If you’re an educator at a university, college, or K-12 school, now you have an easy way to design and distribute complete courses featuring audio, video, books, and other content. And students and lifelong learners can experience your courses for free through a powerful new app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.”
“Bringing the power of primary sources into the classroom…”
“Mangahigh.com is one of the world’s first games-based-learning sites, where students learn Mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning.”
“Who said learning can’t be fun … We have developed and now provide to you and your family a fun way to master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This system not only enhances the aforementioned skills but also provides for the mastery of positive/negative integers, fractions, and whole numbers.”
“The first thing anyone does when they want to learn something–from guitar playing to quantum physics–is search online. The problem is Google presents millions of disorganized results without indicating which pieces of content are most pertinent to you. MentorMob is a crowd-sourced platform that allows users to organize the very best online learning content on any topic into a Learning Playlist.”
“MindSnacks builds delightful educational games for learners of all ages. We believe that education is unnecessarily associated with blandness and we’re here to change that with our products.” MindSnacks currently offers French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, SAT Vocabulary, and seven ESL options. It is free on the Apple app store.
“MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.”
‘”We wanted to help inspire young people to change the world through engineering and science, and realized that the 10,000 superstar students we have at MIT are uniquely positioned to do that,’ says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering at MIT.
Under MIT+K12, MIT students produce videos that are five to 10 minutes long on topics of their choosing; they can also develop video concepts requested by teacher, K-12 students, and other users … In the three dozen MIT+K12 videos posted so far, students have focused on topics ranging from flying robots to basic chemistry to Earth’s rotation.” (eSchoolNews.com)
“NASA’s Education Materials Finder will help teachers locate resources that can be used in the classroom. Users may search by keywords, grade level, product type and subject. With hundreds of publications and Wed sites indexed, the finder is the best way to locate NASA educational resources.”
“The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) is a growing library of high-quality online course content to support high school, advanced placement and higher education studies.”
“NSDL is the Nation’s online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.”
“At Neuropath Learning we have developed several educational programs that are based on years of scientific study and data collection involving brain development, successful communication experiences, early childhood development research and academic study. The … programs we offer provide direct, effective instruction … using the latest developments in online instruction technology and data gathering techniques.”
“OER Commons provides a single point of access through which educators, students, and all learners can search, browse, evaluate, and discuss over 30,000 high quality OER (Open Educational Resources).”
“The Open High School of Utah is a public charter school designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century Student. As an online school, we combine state of the art curriculum with strategic one-on-one instruction … Unique to OHSU is our commitment to share the curriculum we have developed as an open educational resource.”
“We use knowledge from learning science and the affordances of the web to transform instruction, significantly improve learning outcomes and achieve significant increases in productivity in post secondary education.
OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things. Our mission is to make the world one large study group, regardless of school, location, or background.
“The Peer 2 Peer University is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements … Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality, low-cost education opportunities. P2PU — learning for everyone, by everyone and about almost anything.”
“PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. We believe our research-based approach enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world.”
“PBS KIDS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity.”
“PBS Teachers is PBS’ national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources … We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS’ award-winning on-air and online programing like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.”
“Popnoggin’s pop-up questions make kids ‘pay-to-play; their computer games. They can earn time in advance or pay as they go. Kids learn math, history, science and more while playing or surfing.”
“PowerMyLearning.com is designed to help teachers, students, and parents find and use the best digital learning activities available online, including games, simulations, and videos. Students and parents can find fun and engaging activities … Teachers can create and assign playlists of activities for their students, using high quality teacher plans created by classroom teachers from around the country.”
ReadyMATH is a fully-automated, web-based math curriculum and instruction system that provides individualized instruction to meet the identified needs of each student along with detailed visual tracking reports to verify progress and facilitate learning on a one-to-one basis.
“Join the many organization who are taking advantage of SchoolTube’s fun and safe video sharing community. Register your school on SchoolTube and start uploading videos today.”
“Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.”
“From a detailed tour of the inner workings of a cell to exploring the phenomenon of star formation, Second Avenue develops a myriad of interactive media. When students have an opportunity to balance the cognitive load with interactive experiences, learning is enhanced. Our interactive laboratories are designed to mirror what a student would find in a brick and mortar classroom, as well as offer an opportunity to conduct experiments that would not be traditionally possible due to constraints of time or materials… Students are challenged and encouraged through response specific feedback targeted to individual needs.”
“Speexx Basic is ideal for students, who wish to learn a new language or brush up on existing skills at their own pace. The award-winning self-paced language learning courseware helps students to individually work on their grammar practice, vocabulary, pronunciation, accent reduction and reading comprehension.”
“Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.”
“The ST Math product family consists of engaging courseware which employs the learners’ spatial temporal reasoning abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step math problem. The language barrier to learning math is eliminated, and the program has proven uniquely engaging and effective with students at every level of math and language proficiency.”
“Study millions of student-authored online flashcards, quizzes, and study guides, or create your own. For free … StudyBlue is made for students. It empowers a generation of ambitious digital natives who expect and deserve high quality digital study tools … StudyBlue helps students learn better. Learn together. And get smarter.”
“Teachers’ Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.”
“We are the online teacher resource that is designed to help busy Kindergarten through High School teachers … We feature 42,000+ lesson plans, 9,000 free worksheets, rubrics, teaching tips, worksheet makers, web quests, math worksheets,, and thousands of other great teacher resources.”
“TechMatrix is a powerful tool to find educational and assistive technology products for students with disabilities.”
“Within the growing TED-ED video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around t he video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.”
Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by our content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards.
“Tritone Music Series is an award-winning eLearning – Virtual Learning System focused on delivering comprehensive music education courseware over the Internet to schools and distant learning environments.”
Tune in to Reading is an “award-winning reading intervention program that uses music to help struggling readers in grades 3-12. Students who have been frustrated with reading are now learning to love reading because of TUNE in to READING.”
At Tutor.com you get a professional online tutor whenever you need help. You work one-to-one with your tutor in your online classroom on your specific homework problem until it’s done.
“Our team recruits the world’s top experts, including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOS, celebrities, and Ivy League professors. These expert instructors have taught over 200,000 students on Udemy, helping them learn everything from programming to yoga to design to salsa and more. Afer one year, we’re proud to say that Udemy is already changing the lives of our students and delivering real value to our community of instructors.”
Video Physics is perfect for physics students and instructors. Perform on-the-go analysis of interesting motions. Measure the velocity of a child’s swing, a roller-coaster, or a car. Or, take a video of a basketball free throw shot. Video Physics will display the path of the ball and provide graphs of Y vs X as well as the X and Y position and velocity as a function of time.
“Virtual Nerd is a unique, online resource offering students real help in math and science. Students get the essential benefits of private tutoring and access to over a thousand interactive step-by-step video tutorials presented in our patent-pending Dynamic Whiteboard™.”
Weekly Writer is “a safe student-centered online international club with customized adventures that help students learn language arts and technology.”
The WikiEducator is an evolving community intended for the collaborative: planning of education projects linked with the development of free content, development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning; work on building open education sources (OERs) on how to create OERs.
“Wolfram has long been a trusted name in education … We are pleased to offer the best of all our technologies to you here in the Wolfram Education Portal, organized by course. In the portal you’ll find a dynamic textbook, lesson plans, widgets, interactive demonstrations, and more built by Wolfram education experts.”