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Free Educational Resources for Distance Learning

Non-comprehensive list of publishers offering free distance learning resources.

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Below is a non-comprehensive list of publishers offering free distance learning resources. At the URL listed, users can learn about the specific resources available as publishers continue to expand their offerings. Districts are not mandated to utilize only state-adopted instructional materials, and many classrooms utilize a network of resources. In this list below, educators and parents/guardians may discover the individual resources they want for a particular need.

Please note that this list is comprised of publishers who have offered their site information. The California Department of Education (CDE) has not reviewed these sites and resources, nor does the CDE in any way endorse or specifically recommend these resources. Users should carefully conduct their own evaluation based upon their own specific local needs and the appropriateness of the resources offered.

Amplify External link opens in new window or tab.
Access resources for using Amplify programs remotely.

Applied Educational Systems External link opens in new window or tab.
Interactive lessons, ready to use projects, and automatically graded assessments.

Benchmark External link opens in new window or tab.
Family e-book libraries

Big Ideas Learning External link opens in new window or tab.
Big Ideas Mathprogram

Capit Learning External link opens in new window or tab.
Teaching to read with phonics

Capstone Publishing External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources available during school closures.

Capstone Publishing External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources available during school closures.
User Name = Engaged; Password = Learning

Carnegie Learning External link opens in new window or tab.
Math Resources

Carolina Biological External link opens in new window or tab.
Science resources for learning at home.

Center for Math and Teaching External link opens in new window or tab.
Math Resources.

Cheng-Tsui External link opens in new window or tab.
Language Programs

ClassDojo External link opens in new window or tab.
Instantly communicate and engage with all families and students

Classroom Champions External link opens in new window or tab.
Health, safety & curriculum information.

Core Knowledge External link opens in new window or tab.
Online Core Knowledge Foundation Resources.

CPM External link opens in new window or tab.
Math Resources

Curriculum Associates External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources for extended school closures.

Davis Art External link opens in new window or tab.
Access to digital resources.

Discovery Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Access to Discovery Education Experience.

Energize Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
Virtual distance learning resources

Explore Learning External link opens in new window or tab.
Access and information about all three of our online resources.

Goodheart-Willcox External link opens in new window or tab.
Health Education; Career & Technical

Great Minds External link opens in new window or tab.
Recorded daily lessons of Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom, and PhD Science.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt External link opens in new window or tab.
Information and resources to help continue teaching and learning during school closures.

Impact Science External link opens in new window or tab.
Lessons During School Closures.

Kendall Hunt External link opens in new window or tab.
Open Educational Resources for Illustrative Mathematics and OpenSciEd.

Lifeliqe External link opens in new window or tab.
Science Curricula

Lincoln Learning External link opens in new window or tab.
Videos, games, and samples.

Mastery Education/Measuring Up MyQuest External link opens in new window or tab.
Adaptive standards-based practice.

McGraw-Hill External link opens in new window or tab.
Support for remote learning.

MidSchoolMath External link opens in new window or tab.
Middle School Math Resources.

Mystery Science External link opens in new window or tab.
K-5 NGSS science resources.

National Geographic Learning / Cengage External link opens in new window or tab.
Online and printable programs and resources

OpusYou External link opens in new window or tab.
Cinematic broadcast of musical works, lesson plans, and interactive online courses.

Pearson External link opens in new window or tab.
Programs and readinessresources

Perfection Learning External link opens in new window or tab.
Programs, e-books, teaching support

Proliteracy/NewReadersPress External link opens in new window or tab.
Online solutions to assist learning remotely.

Quaver Music External link opens in new window or tab.
Online music assignments.

Reading Plus External link opens in new window or tab.
Printable skill-building packages help develop reading comprehension

Renaissance External link opens in new window or tab.
Digital solutions to assist students and families learning from home.

Scholastic External link opens in new window or tab.
20 days’ worth of exciting learning journeys.

Science Bits External link opens in new window or tab.
Middle School NGSS.

Singapore Math External link opens in new window or tab.
Instructional lesson videos for students to access at home.

Social Studies School Services External link opens in new window or tab.
Digital platforms through the end of the school year.

Start Me External link opens in new window or tab.
Gettingstudents organized with access to all their educational resources

Studies Weekly External link opens in new window or tab.
This online platform includes all student editions, Teacher Editions, lesson plans, ELA integrations, and assessments.

Symphony Math External link opens in new window or tab.
Foundational number sense program for K-5

TCI External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources for teachers to provide distance learning.

Teacher Created Materials External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources for at-home learning.

The Art of Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Weekly Webinars.

Twig Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Students can access thousands of videos (in English/Spanish), lessons, activities, and visuals wherever they are.

Vista Higher Learning External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources for K-12

Voyager Sopris External link opens in new window or tab.
Math, Language, Writing, Professional Development

Wayside Publishing External link opens in new window or tab.
Language Learning Programs

Wilson Language Training External link opens in new window or tab.
Recommendations for Fundations®, Just Words®, and Wilson Reading System® use.

Zaner-Bloser External link opens in new window or tab.
Handwriting forGrades K-2

Zearn External link opens in new window or tab.
Distance learning for math

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Last Reviewed: Monday, April 20, 2020
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