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Advantages of Online Learning Resources

Do you want to learn something new and keep your mind busy? If so, consider this list of exciting learning resources to utilize during your free time. In this digital age, technology has left its mark on many fields – and education is one of them. Now you can easily participate in remote courses and access online resources, which help enrich your knowledge and skills. Thanks to the internet, sharing information, resources, and expertise has become much more convenient. Indeed, online learning resources have even become essential to both students and educators, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Advantages

With traditional education, you obtain knowledge mainly from books. But with our rapidly developing world, the material in textbooks can become obsolete in a matter of months. However, the content of online resources has the possibility of being updated in real-time. In this way, you can acquire knowledge that is entirely up-to-date and relevant. Furthermore, online resources play a great role in the educational innovation process. With access to quality resources, quite literally, at our fingertips, there can be a greater focus on personalized teaching, active learning, and optimized creativity. 

Each person learns in a different way and at a different pace. Online learning courses can help personalize lessons according to learning styles, strengths, and needs. Also, access to remote learning resources allow you to choose the topics you are interested in, explore your passions, and develop your talents. For example, Udemy is great for those who love Algebra because it allows the choice of classes and access to materials of varying difficulty levels.

Additionally, learning resources such as YouTube tutorials allow you to learn on your own time and at your own pace – for free. For instance, you can watch this tutorial to learn about exponents or this video to learn about commas. There are many great videos you can save for later review.

Furthermore, e-learning courses can activate imagination and creativity. The innovativeness of technology-based learning resources brings us effective graphics, fun videos, and unique teaching methods that pique learners’ curiosity and excitement. Check out this example from CK-12.

Online Learning Resources for Students

Educate. Radiate. Elevate. is committed to equitable access to a high-quality education rooted in academic skills, as well as the core learning and life skills needed for success in the classroom and beyond. Hence, our program strives to ensure students can access necessary learning resources to improve their opportunities to learn.  We are advocates for free learning resources and encourage our students to utilize them for enhancing their skills and knowledge. Below are some of our favorite online learning resources.

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Reading
ReadTheory 

Storyline Online


Storytime from Space
Personalized reading comprehension exercises for K-12 and ESL students.

Videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, aiming to strengthen comprehension, verbal, and written skills.


Videos of astronauts reading books from space, including science background information for educators, science activities, and cross-content activities that help support STEM concepts.




Math 
Symbolab

Kuta Software

Flipped Mastery 
Symbolab is an online tool used to search for equations and step-by-step solutions for math problems.

Practice with customizable math worksheets.

Demonstrate mastery of math concepts in all categories.


Art/Creativity
Write the World

Incredibox

Scratch
Budding writers can connect, get writing prompts, and seek advice.

Compose music through avatars.

Create stories, games, and animations, and then share them with the world.



Science & Math
Explore Learning




Brilliant.org

Gizmos 
Students can embrace their inner scientist and/or mathematician through adaptive, game-based instruction, all while increasing deeper learning of foundational STEM concepts in a way that is as fun as it is effective.

Learners can build quantitative skills in math, science, and computer science with fun and challenging interactive explorations.


Interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12.




College Prep
WorldWise TutoringYouTube videos on ACT/SAT prep and College Applications
Student Handbook resources on ACT/SAT prep and College Applications
FREE virtual proctored ACT/SAT testing and FREE score report with a consultation. Contact WorldWise for details













All Subjects

CK-12


Khan Academy

BrainPOP


Anki


Seneca Learning



IXL
Library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real-world applications for over 5000 concepts from different subjects.

Build a deep, solid understanding of math, grammar, science, history, SAT, AP, and more.

Different subjects for kids in grades 3-8+ to help enrich core knowledge, vocabulary, and social-emotional skills through movies, activities, and games.

Free and open-source flashcard program using spaced repetition, a technique from cognitive science for fast and long-lasting memorization.

A homework and review platform that applies cognitive neuroscience makes learning more efficient and enjoyable. Students can use it to study using videos, summaries, and lots of practice questions. 

Learn history, language arts, Spanish, math & science through interactive questions.

We hope to provide our students with helpful resources to learn and grow into successful members of society. Our program supports students from families that identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and who are facing significant economic difficulty. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else for free tutoring through our nonprofit program. Through high-quality curriculum intertwined with teaching essential learning and life skills, E.R.E. strives to uplift underprivileged communities of color. Learn more about our tutoring program today!

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