Middle School through Adults
Books and Authors
19 Webcomics To Keep Kids and Teens Engaged: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=webcomics-teens-tweens-free-middle-grade-YAufeff
School Library Journal compiled this list of free webcomics for middle grade students and older.
Abdo Publishers: https://abdobooks.com/covid-19-resources
Through June, 2020, Abdo is offering free access to their digital books and databases.
Black Hawk College ed2go: https://www.ed2go.com/blackhawk
Black Hawk College is offering over 100 of their continuing education courses free of charge. Search for the keyword 'free'.
Class Central: https://www.classcentral.com/
Class Central indexes listings of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from universities and colleges.
Ebsco Resources: https://www.ebsco.com/blog/article/resources-to-support-schools-and-public-libraries-impacted-by-covid-19
Ebsco is offering free access to college admissions and high school equivalency test prep titles.
Great Books Foundation: https://www.greatbooks.org/free-educational-resources/
Free Lesson Plans include activities that support critical thinking, reading comprehension, and writing.
Ivy League Online Courses: https://www.classcentral.com/collection/ivy-league-moocs
A listing of hundreds of free online classes from Ivy League schools.
Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
North Star Editions: http://northstareditions.com/2020/03/23/distance-learning-bundles/
Web hosted ebooks for grades K-12.
Novelist Free Documentaries: https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/free-educational-documentaries
A selection of documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel.
Scholastic Learn At Home: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Wide Open School: https://wideopenschool.org/
Wide Open School is a free collection of online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.
Citizen Archivist at the National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist
Contribute to the National Archives Catalog by tagging, transcribing and adding comments to our records, making them more accessible and searchable.
Music, Theater, Art and Dance
Austin City Limits: https://www.pbs.org/show/austin-city-limits/
The popular Austin City Limits show open most shows from its past three seasons to the public for free streaming.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.moma.org/
MOMA offers virtual tours, art education classes and activities.
Sofa King Fest: https://www.sofa-king-fest.com/
A directory of music live-streams happening around the world.
Tiny Desk Concerts: https://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/
NPR's intimate video performances, recorded live at the desk of All Things Considered host Bob Boilen.
The Globe Program: The Globe Program: https://www.globe.gov/
An international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process.
Imagineering in a Box: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box
The Khan Academy offers this free online class, explaining the many tasks of Imagineers, those people responsible for designing and building customer experiences at DisneyLand.
A platform for participating in volunteer powered research projects.