Online Learning for Kids & Teens
Are you learning from home or you do need help with homework? Give these resources a try...
HelpNow! by brainfuse - Tutoring & eLearning for all ages/levels
Sign in with your library card number to use the following services:
- Homework Help: Live tutoring 1-10pm in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
- Skills-Building: Choose a topic to receive real-time help.
- Homework Send Question: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
- 24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
Ventura County eLibrary Educational Resources
Some resources will require you to sign in with your library card number.
- eBooks: | CloudLibrary | EBSCOhost eBooks | BOOKFLIX for young readers | OpenLibrary for students K-12 |
- Encyclopedia: | Encyclopedia Britannica -School Edition |
- Research: | Digital Public Library of America | Gale Power Search | General Onefile (magazines & more) | Gale eBooks (specialized encyclopedias and reference sources) |
- History & Social Studies: | CA Missions (username & password: missions) | Biography in Context | Opposing Viewpoints | Global Issues | World Digital Library | Archives Unbound (Primary Sources) |
- Test & Skill Preparation: | School Center (all grades) | High School Equivalency Center | College Admission Test Prep | College Students | Learning Express Library |
Additional educational websites currently offering free resources:
- Wide Open School A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense, who have been gathering/organizing content so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
- Sesame Street in Communities Activities, games, videos, and topics revelant for grown-ups to use with children ages 2-6, as well as materials for caregiver support. Also, see Sesame Street's COVID-19 resources initiative Caring for Each Other.
- TumbleMath Introduces young and reluctant learners to math concepts using stories and literature. Includes lesson plans, quizzes, and How to Use suggestions for parents and teachers.
- Duolingo A language-learning platform that uses a game-centered approach to engage beginning through early intermediate learners. The company uses the "freemium" model; the apps and the website are accessible without charge, but contain ads. There is a premium ad-free service for a fee. Apps include: Duolingo ABC, Duolingo Kids, Duolingo Language Lessons.
- Khan Academy Kids For children ages 2-7, featuring adaptive and independent learning. Includes a curated collection of activities, books, videos, and coloring pages. Download an app and register for free access.
- Smithsonian Institution See Distance Learning Resources and Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens from the the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.
- TEDed Video lessons that can be filtered by subject, student level, content-type, and more.
- Proquest Quick Access (Grades 3-12) CA State Library link to K-12 online content normally available to CA students through their school districts. Free through at least May 31.
- California State Parks PORTS Explore Home Learning Programs for Grades K-12. Register for free access.
- PBS Learning Media Features multi-subject videos, interactive lessons, lesson plans, and links to printable packets for Grades PreK-12.
- HippoCampus A free, core academic web site that provides videos, animations, and simulations on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school students and teachers.
- Typing.com Learn touch typing. Create a free account to earn badges and keep track of progress.
- Khan Academy Online courses for all ages/grades in Math, Science, Language Arts, and more. Register for free access.
- Ivy League College Courses Online courses from 8 Ivy League Schools. Register for free access.
- UC BerkeleyX A variety of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that can be audited for free if you do not require a certificate of completion. Receipt of a verified certificate of completion requires a small fee.