E-Learning Resources

I’ve been trying to think of ways I could help someone during this time…. Then it dawned on me that I have taken dozens, if not hundreds, of classes online over the years.  I’ve compiled a list of resources for online learning – from resources for teachers and parents to use with homeschooling, to adult-themed subjects – from great sources. 

Futurelearn.com – This is a great place to find free classes on just about anything you can imagine.  They offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.  They have hundreds of partners from around the world. These include many of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School. They also work with a range of internationally renowned organizations – from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), to businesses like the BBC and Marks & Spencer, to the UK Government.  I have taken everything from a class on Infant CPR given by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to World War 1: A History in 100 Stories, to one I’m currently taking on Rome.  

Edx.org – Free college classes. I have taken everything from Harvard classes titled China’s Political and Intellectual Foundations and Buddhism and Its Scriptures to a class on The Spain of Don Quixote given by the University of Madrid, to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas given by the University of Iceland. They have just about anything you can imagine from some of the best schools in the world.

Udemy.com – They have a wide range of classes in subjects ranging from game development to mobile apps to IT certification, to marketing and business. They have Python, ethical hacking, you name it.  These have a small price usually, but I see lots of sales going at all times.  

*** Update: Udemy.com now has a free resource center. FREE classes!

Environmental education materials – bringing ecology to the classroom.
https://education.mongabay.com/

NASA/Kennedy Space Center – Initially it was announced by some media outlets that they would be having Facebook Live events, but it appears they have been canceled for now.  You can still access their online learning links though.

https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/camps-and-education/educator-resources

World Wildlife Fund- biodiversity toolkit :

https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources/toolkits/biodiversity-toolkit?utm_campaign=wild-classroom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wc&utm_content=200322-edu

World Wildlife Fund – coloring pages:

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/SPageServer/;jsessionid=00000000.app257b?pagename=coloringgallery&utm_campaign=wild-classroom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wc&utm_content=200322-edu&NONCE_TOKEN=CDCA283F6791649566D32A5464031E1D

World Wildlife Fund – elephant toolkit:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources/toolkits/elephant-toolkit?utm_campaign=wild-classroom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wc&utm_content=200322-edu

World Wildlife Fund – dolphin toolkit:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources/toolkits/dolphin-toolkit?utm_campaign=wild-classroom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wc&utm_content=200322-edu

World Wildlife Fund – polar bear toolkit:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources/toolkits/polar-bear-toolkit?utm_campaign=wild-classroom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wc&utm_content=200322-edu

World Wildlife Fund – sea turtle toolkit:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources/toolkits/sea-turtle-toolkit?utm_campaign=wild-classroom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wc&utm_content=200322-edu

World Wildlife Fund – monarch teaching toolkit:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources/toolkits/monarch-toolkit?utm_campaign=wild-classroom&utm_medium=email&utm_source=enews-wc&utm_content=200322-edu

Free education resources from the Nordic countries: Here you have 40+ remote learning solutions from Estonia, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden that you are welcome to use. For kids, preschool as well as K – 12, great resources to include ones for other languages, from all over the world.  Don’t let the 99math throw you off – there are resources from ALPA Kids – a mobile application where children can learn colors, numbers, the alphabet by playing with examples of their own culture and local nature, to the Future Astronauts Program – a 12-week program with activities connected to life skills of astronauts. Consists of inspirational Space material and easy-to-introduce activities to support STEM learning. Teachers have curated NASA materials that are relevant and interesting for young children, to Finland Math and it’s digital exercise platform Eduten Playground – an excellent resource for remote teaching and learning. It’s the most popular math learning tool among Finnish teachers, and one reason is that it is very easy to assign exercises for the students, and set and track goals, to resources specifically for teachers’ management of students – I could go on and on this one has so many different resources – all the way through higher education. 

https://education-nation.99math.com/

Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income: Online business toolkit. Mr. Flynn is a master of passive income.  He offers all sorts of training, lots of it free, on how to successfully work from home, how to create passive income streams that really make money, and more. Ever wondered how to set up and make money with affiliate links? This guy is a master at it.

https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/online-business-toolkit/

Graduate School USA (used to be Grad School USDA): Long ago, I took classes on HTML through Grad School USDA.  Now, it looks like it is more geared toward the federal workforce, specifically management and human resources.  And it looks like they cost a bit to take. But still might be a valuable resource for someone.

https://www.graduateschool.edu/content/online

Tonya Leigh of French Kiss Life: Ms. Leigh runs a lifestyle brand and global movement called French Kiss Life.  She teaches people how to manage their own minds and bring joie de vivre into their daily lives. She does blog posts, podcasts and YouTube videos. 

My Life Suckers: A comical YouTube channel and blog run by a mom who used to be a Senior Editor for Nickelodeon’s parenting website for 6 years where she wrote about snot and ear infections.  They have put together a great blog post full of resources. Resources ranging from Khan Academy: Excellent free tutorials for all ages in math, science, computing, humanities and more. They have courses from preschool math all the way to AP Calculus to Hike Find Draw: A hiker takes you along with him as he photographs what he finds. He then chooses a photograph and teaches his audience how to sketch what he has found on his hike, there are so many different options.