Online Classes and Resources
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. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Big History - Big History School is an educational game-changer. Big History School expands the minds of students with a journey from the beginning of the universe to modern societies, to show how everything is connected.
Explii- What Would You Like to Learn Today?
Discover multiple voices for each topic so that you can learn in your own style. Are we missing your favorite? You can even add your own.Jump into Explii for a guided journey through the precise problems that will take you to your aha moment in any subject.
Coding for Kids
Wide Open School - Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning.
HomeSchool Mom - For almost two decades, TheHomeSchoolMom has been a guide to the best homeschool resources available online.
Outschool - Live Online Classes and Clubs
Explore any interest over live video chat! Discover fun, social, and safe learning experiences for kids ages 3-18 led by passionate teachers. Classes from $10.
Illustrative Mathematic - Providing a comprehensive math curriculum, activities, lesson plans, professional services and a format for engaging mathematical discussion
Splash Learn -SplashLearn includes unlimited math lessons on many topics.
Universal Class - Learn Anything · Learn Anytime · Learn Anywhere Free access is available through most public libraries.
Art Classes - list of free online classes
EdX | Online courses from the world's best universities
Access more than 1900 online courses from 100+ leading institutions including Harvard, MIT, Microsoft, and more.
Udacity- online courses in programming, data science, artificial intelligence, digital marketing, and more. Built with industry leaders.
Udemy-Udemy over 100000 courses and 24 million students. Learn programming, marketing, data science and more.
Lynda- Lynda.com(LinkedIn Learning)offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Free access is available through most public libraries.
Ecosystem for Kids - Interactive science diagrams for kids
Home School Advice and Articles
Love What Matters
Happiness is Here
Crane School of Music Homeschool Band
Contact: Jon Schaller
National Geo Kids
Time for Kids
Collection of Museum Tours
Frida Kahlo Museum
Shedd Museum - Chicago
Ocean Voyager Webcam
Virtual Field Trips
Virtual School Acivities - a large collection
The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Comprehensive list of Virtual Tours - some repeats from above
Audible - audio books
NY Public Library - Reading app
Learn to Draw with famous Illustrators
North Country Library System
Fender Guitar lessons
Lego Building Prompts
Database of Educational Resources - some here are repeats
How Drawing Helps You Think
Recorded Broadway Musicals
Live stream art class
Big History Mapping your own Village activity
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willelms
Worksheets from Australian Artist Ken Done
Crash Course(Youtube)- Amazing short videos courses on everything from Artificial Intelligence to World History
YouTube Crash Course Video Channel -Free, high-quality educational videos used by teachers and learners of all kinds.
These are the series you can currently find on our channel: Chemistry, World History, Biology, Ecology, US History, Psychology, Big History, Literature, Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Intellectual Property, U.S. Government & Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Games, World Mythology, Sociology, Computer Science, Film Studies, Statistics, Theater, Media Literacy, Study Skills, History of Science, and Engineering.
Global Oneness Stories and Videos - a collection of uplifting stories and short movies
Self-Directed Learning Resources
There are multiple organizations and resources available for folks who are interested in learning more about self-directed learning or unschooling. We will be continually adding to this list of links and books as we find them.
Liberated Learner Network
The Alliance for Self-Directed Learning
From the Alliance for Self-Directed Learning - A TedX by Zakiyya Ismail
Sir Ken Robinson - Ted Talk
Sugata Mitra - Ted Talk
North Star Blog
Princeton Learning Cooperative Blog
Class Dismissed- Film Documentary
Self-Taught - Film Documentary
Khan Academy - free class resource
Logan LaPlante - Ted Talk
Peter Gray Blog
*used by permission North Star
The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewellyn
Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom by Kerry McDonald
College Without Highschool by Blake Boles
The Art of Self-Directed Learning by Blake Boles
Free to Learn by Peter Grey
Wounded by School by Kirsten Olson
Learning is Natural. School is Optional. by Ken Danford (Co-founder of North Star)
Teacher Liberation Handbok by Joel Hammon
Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
Making it up as We Go Along by Chris Mercagliano
Teacher by Sylvia Ashton Warner
Summerhill by AS Neil
Feel Bad Education by Alfie Kohn
How Children Learn and Teach your Own by John Holt
*These books are available in most bookstores. Deep Root Center does not endorse Amazon. These are simply the links available for you to view the books.