March 23, 2020

5 Virtual Activities to Keep Students Learning

The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak are continuously making changes to our everyday life. To alleviate some of the stress and keep students busy during this unprecedented time, numerous software companies have provided access to virtual learning outlets. Listed below are some of the best options that are accessible to any student to use on a mobile device.

Virtual Learning Options

PBS Kids
Age Group: Elementary

PBS Kids provides a large quantity of virtual where students can focus on different elements of the school curriculum. Targeted at elementary students, the site provides interactive learning featuring Elmo, The Cat in the Hat and more. The subjects of games are categorized by Vocabulary, Math, and Teamwork as well as provides their level of difficulty.


National Geographic Kids
Age Group: Elementary

National Geographic Kids is a virtual learning environment focused on improving History and Geography skills. With interactive quizzes and nature-focused videos, it provides a fun learning opportunity while staying home. 


BBC iReporter
Age Group: Elementary

BBC iReporter is an interactive game students can play to learn how to analyze news reports and understand skills required in journalism. With real current events, this game helps students keep up to date with what’s happening around them, while learning a new fun skill.


Fun Brain
Age Group: Elementary

Fun Brain is a great online resource offering a multi-layered learning environment. You will find games that incorporate reading, math, and strategy. It includes online books with favorites like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Judy Moody. Lastly, the site offers fun videos providing step by step, DIY projects where kids can complete in at home. 


Prodigy
Age Group: All

Prodigy is an educational website that aligns with the Math curriculum by using interactive games. The site provides access to online math tutoring with real tutors through video chat. Teachers also have the option to set up a free account through their district to view students' activity on the site and allow students to communicate with each other online. 


References

If students currently don’t have access to technology, there are many affordable resources willing to help. 

TD Outlet offers a wide range of affordable, used Chromebooks available for purchase with options to ship directly to students home. The site also provides options for financial assistance if needed.


Conclusion

While we all know the stress COVID-19 has implemented on schools nationwide, we want to be a resource to help. The sites listed above provide activities to keep students occupied at home while staying engaged in learning. 

View our E-Learning Guide for more relevant information.