Common Sense Provides Resources for Parents to Prepare for Coronavirus School Closures

Compiles curated lists of media to support distance learning.

Common Sense Media
Thursday, March 5, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2020—As the coronavirus continues to spread and schools are closing, Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit providing families and educators with the resources they need to harness the power of technology for learning and life, offers curated, age-based media content to help parents support their kids' learning at home.

These top picks lists from Common Sense experts can help parents prepare for and make the most of online educational resources during school closures.

Resources and Advice for Online Learning

Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites

Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help

6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid's Report Card

Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused

Top Time-Management Apps

Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School

What to Ask When Your Kid Brings Home a School-Issued Laptop

Apps That Help Kids Learn a New Language

Poetry Books for Kids of All Ages

Books About Coding for Kids

Tips on Assessing Learning Resources for Home

How can I tell if an app or a website is really good for learning?

What are the pros and cons of online learning?

What online learning resources are available to supplement my homeschooling?

Common Sense has also created a content package for educators to help them prepare for virtual teaching and learning with lists on everything from collaboration tools to classroom management and digital citizenship. If you'd like to speak with one of our parenting or education experts about the lists and other ideas for spending quality entertainment and tech time at home, contact [email protected]. Spanish-language content and experts are available upon request; contact Andrea Moreno at [email protected].

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