6 free online educational tools so kids can keep learning at home

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 18 2020 06:13 PM

MANILA -- Because of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of children are stuck at home, with their classes on hold.

That doesn't mean, however, that learning has to end. Keep your kids informed and entertained with these educational tools, which are available online for free.

1. SCHOLASTIC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This educational company has launched a "Learn at Home" website that offers daily courses from students from kindergarten to grade 6 and higher.

It includes videos, e-books, as well as activities that will keep your kids busy for the next few days.

2. KHAN ACADEMY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This non-profit organization offers free exercises, quizzes, and tests, as well as instructional videos in various subjects.

Following the school closures, Khan Academy released schedule templates that parents, guardians, and teachers can use at home. Click here for more details.

3. DUOLINGO

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Want your child to learn German or Japanese? Check out this website and app, which offers free lessons for over 30 languages.

Duolingo turns the learning process into a game, offering bite-size lessons that anyone can do at his or her pace. 

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This website teaches math, science, environmental skills, computer skills, health, language, and life skills to students through interactive games.

It also offers resources for parents, teachers, and partners.

5. KNOWLEDGE CHANNEL

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This cable channel under ABS-CBN has extended its emergency education program for kids, airing shows based on the fourth quarter curriculum of the Department of Education. 

Some of these shows have been uploaded on Knowledge Channel's YouTube page, allowing students to learn not only about school subjects, but also Filipino values.

6. WONDEROPOLIS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This website and app aims to help create learning moments in everyday life, giving in-depth answers to questions on various topics asked by its users.

It also has an event called Camp Wonderopolis, described as a "free online summer learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments." More details can be found here.