Help for Parents: Online Educational Resources for the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Apr 22, 2020 | News

During the COVID-19 health crisis, many parents have gained a whole new level of appreciation for their children’s teachers. Helping children keep up with schoolwork, and indeed learning whole new ways to teach children from home, can be a full-time job. Add to that the fact that many parents are also trying to do their jobs from home, and the stress builds quickly. Here, we provide a few online educational resources that may help to lighten your load.

Elementary School Activities

Middle School Activities

  • The Can You Afford a Car Payment sheet explains how to calculate a car loan, and then challenges students to determine monthly payments with varying terms and rates.
  • JA My Way™ includes a personality quiz for students, which leads to career matches that might suit them. They can also explore buying a car and saving for college, create a resume, or get tips to start a business.
  • Explore more JA Activities for middle school students.

High School Activities

  • The 10-Year Goal worksheet helps students set personal and professional goals and consider the steps they will have to take and obstacles they may meet on their way to success.
  • Most kids are pretty computer-savvy these days, but not always with the programs they will need in their future careers. Check out these video tutorials for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Find more activities for high school students

Online Educational Resources for All Ages

  • Khan Academy Access no‐cost YouTube instructional videos in a wide range of content areas from this leader in free, high‐quality, online learning content for kids.
  • BrainPOP helps students stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
  • Prodigy Game (Math) is a free, online math program that uses a fun video game‐style interface to engage learners.
  • Duolingo makes learning foreign language fun! Get free online learning tools in 36 languages.
  • NoRedInk is a free, online writing and grammar resource that helps learners of all ages practice and refine their writing skills. (Sign up as a teacher with your home as a school.)
  • Mystery Science is offering free memberships for up to one year with engaging lessons in a variety of science‐related areas.
  • Code Academy helps students learn in‐demand skills like coding in different programming languages, web development, design, and data science.

Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts is temporarily closed, but we’re always here for you with resources for a brighter tomorrow.

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