For EDUCATORs-

Resources are listed alphabetically. Be sure to read the privacy policy before registering for new sites. If unsure if a site collects student data, check with a parent/guardian or your Information Technology department before signing up. See Note Below

42 Free Online Resources for Schools.

Amazing Educational Resources-spreadsheet updated daily

Apple's Swift Playground apps, which once downloaded do not require internet access to run. 

Computer Science Teachers Association compiled resources to support teaching during COVID-19.

CodeMonkey curriculum is appropriate for Pre-K through grade 8.

Edsurge's Guide for Navigating in Uncertain Times.

EPIC! Leading digital library for children 12 and under.

The Exploratorium has developed an Online Learning Toolbox

Google Hangouts Meet Tutorials by Mr. Brigham.

Google's Remote Work Hub includes resources and free tools. There is a specific section for teachers to teach from anywhere.

ISTE's Learning Keeps Going resource page.

LabXchange is a free resource for remote and hybrid learning from Harvard. 

Maine Department of Education holds office hours with Content Area Specialists

Maine Department of Education is offering a Continuity of Learning Resources page. 

Maine Public resources.

Maine Science Teachers Association has assembled a list of distance learning resources

Microsoft Teams - Get your school signed up for free.

Newsela - free access to Newsela’s entire product suite for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year.

Northern Illinois University is offering a series of workshops about online teaching. 

NOVA Labs from the popular PBS series. NOVA Labs is a free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in games and interactives that foster authentic scientific exploration. 

Ocean Initiative is offering a virtual marine biology boot camp

The Online Learning Database is a crowd-sourced Google Doc by teachers. 

Rosetta Stone is offering free access for three months to learn languages.

Scratch for Educators from MIT offers activities and guides for teachers. 

storium This is a great site for online collaborative story-telling and game-play.  Right now you can get the EDU account for free.

UMaine Cooperative Extension is offering these Learn at Home resources.

Scholastic is offering the Scholastic Learn at Home program with free resources for remote teaching.

WideOpenSchool.org

The Computer Science Teachers Association has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for teaching computer science remotely.

These next two resources are informational and designed to support students' and teachers' ability to learn and teach coding:

NOTE: Educators using digital learning tools have the responsibility to ensure that students and their personally identifiable information are protected in ways consistent with federal, state, district, and school policies. Educators are encouraged to talk with their school administrators and technology directors before asking students to use new tools (even the ones on our lists below).

The Maine Department of Education highlights the Maine Student Privacy Alliance (MESPA) as a resource that helps districts use digital learning tools safely. The Maine Education Technology Directors Association (METDA) helps districts navigate onboarding and participation with the MESPA. The resulting database contains the agreements various Maine districts have made with educational technology providers to ensure compliance with both Maine and Federal laws.

Additionally, iKeepSafe has curated a number of resources to help educators learn about protecting students in a digital world and facilitates a certification process that identifies companies as FERPA and/or COPPA compliant (link to tested and approved products).