Learning can continue through online options. Here are a few resources

Schools districts across Orange County are working to offer distance-learning programs for students while schools remained closed because of the COVID-19 threat.

Many teachers will be communicating with families to determine the best ways to engage with students to promote academic continuity during these challenging times.

Students works on her laptopThe Orange County Department of Education has compiled a comprehensive list of resources and other materials curated from across the education community, categorized by grade level.

Here’s a sample of the free resources to help students supplement other materials that are being provided.

Khan Academy

The site features K-12 video tutorials created by Sal Khan and team. It currently gives students access to thousands of video tutorials that explain the ins-and-outs of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, finance, physics, economics and more.

PBS Kids

This site offers dozens of animated educational videos and games for students on a variety of subjects.

National Geographic

Facts, photos, videos and more about countries around the world are provided.


This site offers dozens of STEM-related videos and activities.

MIT K-12

MIT is producing short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering for K-12 students. You can sort the videos by topic and grade level.


The maker of TED Talks now provides carefully curated educational videos on topics ranging from literature and language, to mathematics, to science and technology.

YouTube Education

This includes a curated collection of educational videos from sources ranging from Sesame Street to Harvard created by YouTube itself.


America’s space agency provides educational media for different age groups. See Grades K-4, Grades 5-8 and Grades 9-12.

Smithsonian Institute

The Smithsonian provides a set of handy online resources across many disciplines, from art and design to science and technology.

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