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Kids at home? Here’s a list of online learning resources for all grades

With Arizona schools closed at least until March 27 during the coronavirus outbreak, students may be falling behind on studies.

PHOENIX — With Arizona schools closed at least until March 27 during the coronavirus outbreak, students may be falling behind on studies.

If your student wants to keep up with their studies from home, here’s a list of online-learning resources. Some of them are free, while others require a subscription.

General Education

  • Khan Academy is free. It has a full curriculum of video lessons in math, history, science, and humanities from the elementary level to high school. It also has college-prep resources.
  • TED-Ed has free introductory video lessons on history, math and art for all grade levels.
  • Lynda is a paid subscription that offers a full curriculum of trade-specific lessons such as graphic design, photography, video editing, business and web development.
  • SkillShare has free introductory lessons and more extensive coursework with a subscription that offers trade-specific lessons in graphic design, video production, art, business and marketing.
  • Scholastic launched a free online learning program for elementary students with lessons also in Spanish.
  • Brainson has free audio lessons on topics ranging from history, science and art for elementary students. 

Music

  • Justin Guitar offers a free curriculum of video guitar lessons from beginner to expert
  • Flowkey has video lessons and an app for piano under a paid subscription.

Art

Google has a free collection of arts and humanities from all eras with lessons about each piece’s history.

Many museums also offer virtual tours of their collections.

Aerospace 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering free, for-credit online courses to high school juniors and seniors. 

The high school courses are listed as follows:

  • Aeronautics Pathway (ASCI 202)
  • Aviation Legislation (ASCI 254)
  • Introduction to Computers & Applications (CSCI 109)
  • Foundations of Biology (BIOL 120)
  • History of Aviation in America (HIST 130)
  • Meteorology (WEAX 201)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 210)

To enroll in the free courses, students must have a 2.75 GPA. An unofficial transcript is required. Enrollment for these courses is taking place March 23-27. 

Email Joseph Hoffman, Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s director of Dual-Enrollment, for more information: Hoffmj12@erau.edu.

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