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20 Great Online Sites For Home School Parents in 2020

20 Great Online Sites For Home School Parents in 2020

20 Great Online Sites For Home School Parents in 2020

At least half of our readers have kids so we consulted a few teachers and #Edtech resources and really dug into the research to curate for you the ultimate 20 Sites for Home School list!

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20 Great Online Sites For Home School Parents in 2020

Edigo.io is high on our favourites, because it’s the only one that puts you in the creator driving seat and allows you to custom design your lessons (and sell them too!) This awesome tool requires zero design skills &  simplifies the creation of educational material within minutes + supports over 8 languages.

Bouncy Balls is crucial if you have more than 1 kid and they can’t seem to settle down. You can’t home school kids that are not focused on listening. This quirky site is sign-up free, you just need to hit start to begin charming them with emoji swarms, to visually train them to chill out and be quiet.

Starfall
What started as a public service to teach children to read, which has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. 

Edhelper
Worksheets you’d want to print, is their slogan and it says it all.

Flowcabulary
Flowcabulary is a truly unique way to learn! It’s a Brooklyn-based company that creates educational hip hop songs, video and additional materials for students in grade 1-12.

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20 Great Online Sites For Home School Parents in 2020

Scholastic
Before the dawn of the internet, Scholastic was at the forefront of classroom mail-order books and activities. That’s how they captured the educational market. Today, they boast a huge membership base and they have an actual Covid-19 learning center for Parents & teachers giving them a unique edge during the pandemic.

Google Earth 
There is no better way to teach your kids about Geography then allowing them to travel through the Earth’s actual geography in real time. Check out the educational tutorials.

Funbrain
Offers hundreds of games, books, comics and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

DisneyJunior
This kind of learning should be used as the desserts of the teaching menu. These are mostly Disney-based-games but they can definitely make the home school relatable and fun by providing cartoon classics.

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20 Great Online Sites For Home School Parents in 2020

NatGeo@home
With Possibly the best home school slogan ever, “school is closed, learning is open” National Geographic has really stepped up to provide kids and frankly adults with an unparalleled world of educational resources.

BillNye 
Everyone knows Bill Nye the Science guy. Science is one of those subjects that really can happen at home as simple science experiments teach kids a lot more than chalk bored board formulas. This site is a nice break from grammar and math, which your kids are probably the least interested in these days.

BrainPOP
Has cleverly addressed the home school needs at this time, right on their home page: BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

TeacherCreated
Don’t feel like being the creator but still want the material? You likely already know about teachers pay teachers. Here is another great online hub of resources created by teachers.

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20 Great Online Sites For Home School Parents in 2020

DuoLingo
Has the most seductive interface and painless sign-up process. I actually stopped my research and signed up to do a basic Spanish quiz, it’s THAT EASY. Learn a language with candy crush looking gamified fun.

Quizlet
With a Sign-up JUST for parents, this site is adapting to the new wave of home schooling by targeting the teacher of every household. Make learning as a family simple with interactive study materials and games.

Crayola
Personally, I like kids to create their own art most of the time, but it’s also a valuable skill to try and copy or let your rug rats be inspired by the greats. Have them try Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons in this lesson for example! Crayola has put together tons of fun art lessons for the digital classroom.

Kahoot
Is on a mission to make learning awesome. Their platform makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.

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School clip art tool Edigo, let’s you create educational material easily!

Edmondo is big on the West coast, it’s an educational tool that connects teachers and students, and is assimilated into its own social network. Teachers can create online collaborative groups, administer and provide educational materials, measure student performance, and communicate with parents, among other functions.

Socrative
An Edtech veteran, Socrative’s mission has always been to connect teachers with students as learning happens, by providing fun and effective tools to gauge student understanding in real time. This enables teachers to modify their instruction to drive student learning most effectively. Socrative currently has nearly 3 million users worldwide and is available in 14 languages.

ThingLink
Brilliant for creative kids, who need audio visual stimulus even more than the average student. Allows the home school parent or educator to create interactive images with music, sounds, texts, and photographs.

To read exclusively about our Staff fave Edigo.io 

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