Free Online Resources for Schools

Classroom teachers around the country have worked to understand the ins-and-outs of distance learning and have been on the hunt for free online resources. 

The good news is help is available! Many companies offer teachers free or discounted access to their online learning platforms. We have put together a list of free online resources for schools, educators, and administrators to help them navigate the formation of this new education landscape.

A new education landscape is forming and dozens of free online resources for schools are available for educators and administrators.

Whenever you are looking at utilizing a new online learning platform, it’s a good idea to check with your school and/or district to make sure it meets security and confidentiality guidelines. Zoombombing, where uninvited participants interrupt meetings, is prompting many schools and districts to take a closer look at how to protect students’ information. Northwestern University has shared guidelines for their staff to protect their meetings and respond to disturbances that you can apply to your own meetings. Knoji also released this list of tips for Teachers and Parents. If the resources on our list meet confidentiality requirements (FERPA, COPPA, etc.) we have listed that information in the description!

We will continue to monitor and update the resources listed here as new ones become available. Know of a resource we missed? Reach out to us at to let us know.

For even more great content, check out our list of offline learning activities

Flipgrid - online communications platform


Flipgrid is a social learning communications platform. Educators create grids, which are the meeting place for your class, and then discuss the topics you have uploaded. Your students can share their ideas, stories, and work by recording short videos based on the assigned topics and share them within the app. Free Services Offered: Always Free.

How to Use: Register for an educator’s account.

Kialo Edu - online communication platform

Kialo Edu

Kialo Edu is an argument mapping and debate platform that provides visual representations of discussions and debates in an interactive tree of pro/con arguments. As a teacher, you can start a private discussion with any member of your class and provide feedback. Free Services Offered: Always Free.

How to Use: Visit the website and sign up!

Neo - online communication platform


Neo is a learning management system (LMS) that makes it easy to create and manage all learning activities such as building online classes, assessing students, enhancing collaboration, or tracking achievement. Free Services Offered: Neo is free for schools with up to 400 students, premium support for 14 days while you set up the site, and unlimited teacher/admin accounts

How to Use: Visit the website and click the “Free plan” button in the top right of the screen.

Seesaw - Online communication platform


Seesaw is a platform that helps educators engage all learners, transform family engagement, and save time. Students explore a variety of tools to show what they know. Teachers then gain insights allowing them to meet students where they are. Connected families see student work and celebrate progress. Free Services Offered: Always Free

How to Use: Visit the website to sign up for your account. enables teachers to create an easy start hub for their classroom. This start hub makes it easy for students to stay organized and access all their educational resources. With the Free Account you have access to unlimited pages, all essential widgets, the ability to import/export your data, and more. Free Resources Offered: Free account

How to Use: Visit the website to create your account today.



Ziplet is a communication platform that allows teachers to collect structured feedback from their students about their learning experience and wellbeing. As a teacher, you can enable anonymous responses, schedule questions, and more. Your free teacher account gives you the ability to create 4 groups with up to 50 students per group. Free Services Offered: Free teacher account.

How to Use: Visit the website and sign up!



Zoom is a video conferencing platform that allows for both video and audio conferencing. Zoom’s free license allows you to have an unlimited number of video meetings that up to 100 students can join. Be sure to check to see if Zoom meets security & confidentiality requirements for your school/district Free Services Offered: Free License.

How to Use: Visit Zoom’s website and register for a free account.



Classtime is a solution for classrooms that complements in-class teaching with immediate feedback on students’ level of understanding. Classtime has an efficient assessment platform that gives immediate visibility of their learning progress and collaborative challenges. Free Services Offered: Upgrade to a FREE school license for two months.

How to Use: Fill out this form to get your free access today



ClassDojo is an online communications tool that has everything you need to stay connected with students and families. As an educator you can send direct messages to families, share lessons/announcements, and assign classwork to students. Free Services Offered: Always free for teachers.

How to use: Register for your free account here

Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex

CISCO Webex is a platform that assists you in teaching virtually. You can plan and teach your classes, while keeping students engaged. Your free Webex Meetings plan gives you meetings with up to 100 participants, HD video, screen sharing, and a personal room. Free Services Offered: Free Webex Meetings plan.

How to use: Sign up for free here