Many companies are offering help during the Coronavirus pandemic. Check the list below for resources you can use for FREE to help you make it through.
FREE online Dr Visit
K Health: Think you might have the coronavirus? Right now you can download the K Health App for FREE. This will let you text with US doctors FREE for 14 days. Click here to learn more.
Free Unlimited Smartphone Data
All four of the major United States carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon — have signed on to the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge. These carriers have agreed to take the follow action for at least the next 60 days:
- Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
- Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
- Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
In addition carriers have also committed to giving customers unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days. Check with your carrier for more details on your plan.
Free Internet Service
Comcast FREE Internet: To help low income families during the Coronavirus, Comcast is giving away their Internet Essentials service for free to those that qualify. Click this link for more info.
Spectrum FREE Internet: Charter announced that beginning on Monday it will offer free broadband and wifi access for 60 days to families with elementary school or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. The company is also waiving its installation fees for new subscribers. Click this link for more info.
Xfinity: Xfinity is removing data caps and opening up their WiFi network for 60 days. Learn more here.
For the Kids
Children may not be able to go to school, but they don’t have to stop learning. These services are offering freebies to help your children learn while they are home.
NEW!Sophia: To help students continue their education we are offering free college-level courses in a fresh and fun online learning environment. Now until July 31, register for any of our 30 ACE®-recommended courses like Introduction to Business, Accounting, and Project Management. Courses may be transferred for college credit at many institutions, helping to lower the cost of your degree. Click here to learn more.
NEW!Vocabulary Spelling City: VocabularySpellingCity is an award-winning site with ongoing introduction of new features, many based on input from existing users. Our mission: efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list. Use code VSCFree90 to get premium access for FREE. Click here to learn more.
NEW!TrueFire: TrueFire Studios is extending complimentary access to the TrueFire and JamPlay platforms for 90 days for any student unable to attend regular classes. Get access to 45,000+ music lessons for kids. Click here to learn more.
NEW!NatGeo@Home: At home for a while with your kids? Don’t want their brains to go stale? We’ve got you covered. Here are quizzes, videos, science experiments, and even at-home classroom resources. Click here to learn more.
Dreaming Zebra Art Kits: They’re sending Home Art Kits directly to young artists until our supplies run out! Students may select one of six available kits coded by color, one for every shade of the rainbow. Click here to learn more.
Noggin: Get 3 months free of access to Noggin from Nick jr. Noggin is the only subscription service where learning is led by the trusted Nick Jr. characters your kids know and love. Click here to sign up.
National Emergency Library: This is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Click here for info.
Back to Roots Gardening Kits: Back to Roots is giving away tons of gardening kits teachers and parents or anyone who has a lot of kids to deal with. Click here to get one.
Rosetta Stone: To keep their minds sharp and give you a much needed break, we’re offering free access to Rosetta Stone for Students for the next three months. Learn Spanish for 3 months. Click here for more info.
Audible Free Books for Kids: Stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. Click here for more info.
Bluprint – Get unlimited access to the creative care package: free online classes, projects and more til 4/9! No credit card needed. Click here to sign up.
BrainPOP online: K-12 – FREE access to all BrainPOP products for 30 days. If you are applying for free access during the COVID-19 pandemic, your access will be extended as long as schools are closed. Click here to sign up.
Free Texas Instruments iPad Apps: TI-Nspire CAS & TI-Nspire: Texas Instruments, the No. 1 recommended brand of graphing calculators in the U.S., has optimized its most powerful Computer Algebra System (CAS) math engine for an all-in-one iPad app that makes teaching and learning math more engaging, meaningful and … fun! Download them HERE and HERE for iPad.
Age of Learning: They are offering Online Education Programs for Kids Pre-K – 6th Grade for Free when you apply promo code SCHOOL7771.
- ABC Mouse: Early Learning Academy (for Kids Preschool Through 2nd Grade) Use code SCHOOL7771.
- Reading IQ: (for Kids in Preschool through 6th Grade) Use code SCHOOL7771.
- Academic Adventures: (for Kids in 3rd Grade through 8th Grade) Use code SCHOOL7771.
Fluency & Fitness: Fluency and Fitness helps kids exercise their brains and bodies. They are giving families 21 days of FREE unlimited courses. You can learn more at this link.
Scholastic Learn at Home: This FREE resource provides your children with 20 days of learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Children can use it for 3 hours per day. You can learn more at this link.
Mystery Science: To help educators during this time of coronavirus, they collected their most popular science lessons and are offering them for anyone to use for free. No account or login is needed. Learn more at this link.
Khan Academy: Khan Academy has a FREE library of standards-aligned lessons covering kindergarten through early college math, grammar, science, history, AP® courses, SAT® preparation, and more. Check this link to learn how they can help kids during the coronavirus.
Free Zoom Videoconferencing: Zoom Is helping schools who have to close due to coronavirus by providing its videoconferencing tools to K-12 schools for free! Click here to learn more.
Want more FREE learning resources: Check out this HUGE list of Amazing Educational Resources that are all free. It is constantly being update with more and more free learning and education resources. See the list here
SlingTV: SlingTV is offering certain news channels, movies and shows for FREE with no credit card required, no account needed. Click here to sign up.
Vidangel: VidAngel is offering families stuck at home free access to our entire offering during this two week shutdown. No credit card required. Click this link to get an account. (make sure to check out the Chosen series!)
Sofy.tv: Sofy.tv brings the best shorts in the world to your screen. They are offering 2 months FREE with coupon code #QRNTN367. No credit card needed. Click here to sign up
Kanopy: Kanopy is a video-streaming website that offers a kids-only, all-ages platform Kanopy Kids. Your kids will have access to popular titles such as “Sesame Street” and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”. You can watch for FREE with your library card or university login. Click here to learn more.
Hoopla: If you have a library card, Hoopla is another place you can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7. With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Learn more at this link.
Pluto TV: Pluto TV is free and has 100+ live TV channels and 1000’s of movies and TV shows on-demand. Plus, they offer Nickelodeon and Nick Jr at no charge. Click this link to check it out.
Extended trials from these services:
Shudder 30 day trial: Shudder is a subscription service for the horror, thriller, and suspense genres. Get a 30 day trial at this link.
Sundance Now 30 day trial: Sundance has a new streaming service where you can stream riveting true crime, exclusive thrillers, and dramatic series. Get a free 30 day trial at this link.
Acorn TV 30 Day Trial: Acorn TV offers mysteries, dramas, and comedies. 30 days free with promo code “FREE30” click here to join.
Stuff to Do
The Metropolitan Opera Will Stream Operas for Free in Wake of Coronavirus: The Metropolitan Opera will stream nightly opera streams on it’s official website. The stream will be free and will present encores of The Met’s acclaimed Live in HD series. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be available to stream for 20 hours. You can watch and learn more by clicking this link.
Free Books for your E-Reader: Love to read? Check out these resources to get FREE books on your Kindle, iPad, Nook, or other eReader device. Click here to see the list.
FREE Games from Epic Games: Stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak? These freebies from the Epic Games Store will help you pass the time. They give away a free game every week and you can check it out at this link.
Burn off some steam
Centr Workouts – Work out at home, stay healthy & seek calm together with Chris Hemsworth’s team. Now with a 6-week trial. Click here to sign up
Openfit: Enter code FRIENDSFAM to get 30 days in home fitness and live personal training. No credit card required and No strings attached. Click here to get the offer.
Orangetheory: Free workouts. Every day we’ll share a 30-minute workout showcasing some of your favorite coaches from around the world. See the free videos here.
Fender Play: They are offering 3 months of free online guitar, bass and ukulele lessons to the first 100,000 who sign up for Fender Play. Learn more here.
Free Yoga Classes: Burn off your stress with FREE yoga classes from Yoga with Adriene. Browse our library of free yoga videos to find a practice that suits your mood or start a journey toward healing. You can check out the channel at this link.
Fitness Blender: Fitness Blender provides free full length workout videos, workout routines, healthy recipes and more. Over 500 free workouts range from 10-85 minutes long, from beginner level to elite athlete, from HIIT to Pilates, and strength training to bodyweight. You can check it out here.
FREE Headspace Subscription for Healthcare workers: We’re offering all US healthcare professionals, who work in public health settings, free access to Headspace Plus through 2020. Click here to sign up.
Sanvello: Sanvello the #1 app for stress, anxiety, and depression with over 3 million users. Premium access to Sanvello is now free for everyone—just reopen the app to find all of the self-care features completely unlocked. Click here to download the app
YMCA: Free classes from the YMCA. Try more than 60 free online exercises classes and youth programs to “support the health and well-being of the community”. Click here to sign up. No membership is needed to access the classes.
Other Free Stuff:
Free 30 Days of Storage for College Students: Uhaul is offering 30 days of self storage for college students who have been impacted by closures of their schools. You can learn more here.