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Virtual Learning Resources

We know how important it is during this time to build a toolbox of quality virtual learning resources. We have identified some of our favorite open-source curricula and supplemental learning tools.


Wide Open School-Wide Open School is an open-source educational resource for ages Pre-School – 12th. Wide Open School provides resources for teachers and families in both English and Spanish. Wide Open School provides the core subjects as well as physical education, field trips, and life skills.

Khan Academy – Khan Academy offers open source curricula from 1st Grade through College. Resources include complete curricula and even test prep.

Scholastic – Scholastic offers resources from Pre-K through high school.

Advanced Placement – Daily lectures from college professors to supplement AP class content.

San Diego Zoo – San Diego Zoo offers educational videos and live feeds of their animals including the pandas, penguins, and polar bears. They also offer activities, crafts, and games.

Georgia Aquarium – Georgia Aquarium offers educational videos and live feeds of their exhibits including the Ocean Voyager, Underwater Puffin, and Jellyfish exhibits. They also offer teaching tools and lesson plans for K-12.

Duolingo – Duolingo is a resource for learning a new language.

Fabulingua – Fabulingua is an interactive storytelling tool to learn another language

Art ResourcesMrs. Velazquez compiled a list of resources to support young artists. These include virtual museum tours, art education, and digital art games and applications.

Hathi Trust – Provide open access to over 17 million digital books at no charge.

Audible – While schools are closed, Audible has made many of their audiobooks free to stream.

TEDEd – TEDEd offers lectures and animated vidoes on a huge range of topics to inspire young learners.

We Are Teachers – We Are Teachers compiled a massive list of virtual learning resources. This complete list of over 350+ learning resources includes platforms for all ages.


Rita Simmons, Ph.D., is the founder and lead consultant of Novelle, where she provides business and research consulting to companies across a variety of industries. Dr. Simmons leverages her drive for innovation and excellence along with her extensive executive and military experience to help companies grow their business, drive revenue, and achieve strategic goals. When you’re ready to take your business to the next level, contact Dr. Simmons at or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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