Find free learning activities that work for you
Distance learning is easier and more effective with Wide Open School's trusted library of student activities at your fingertips. Daily Plans offer grab-and-go lessons, life skills, and refreshing brain breaks. The Family & Teacher Center has guides for the best ways to support your learners. We balance academic enrichment with social-emotional support so that students have the skills they need to succeed!
Together, we'll make this school year a success
Our educational content partners provide high-quality learning activities for students in pre-K through grade 12. Every resource on Wide Open School has been curated by Common Sense with kids in mind. The easy-to-use website experience was designed and built by Amplify.
We're working hard to make Wide Open School accessible to everyone. We know that millions of kids are without access to the technology they need to learn from home. Our partners are stepping up to help by offering free and low-cost internet and devices and by making resources available offline or on smartphones. And we're adding new learning tools to the site daily, with resource hubs for emotional well-being, learning and thinking differences, digital citizenship, equity and social justice, and so much more.
We care about your privacy
Protecting kids' privacy while they learn online is important to us. That's why we include resources only from websites that meet our basic requirements for security and privacy. But you can never be too careful: We always recommend reviewing a site's privacy policies and practices before using it with kids.
As always, we welcome your suggestions! You help make Wide Open School better for everyone.
—The team at Wide Open School
We gratefully acknowledge and are thankful to the generous supporters who have helped make Wide Open School possible.
The digital divide is creating a learning gap
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the digital divide's toll. Right now, up to 16 million students in the U.S. don't have access to the technology they need to participate in distance learning. Lack of access to the internet and devices during school closures puts students at risk of significant learning loss. Communities of color and rural communities are disproportionately affected, and it's not just students—up to 400,000 teachers are without adequate internet access for teaching remotely.
Advocating to connect all students
Internet access is essential for each and every student and young learner today. Wide Open School and our partners are committed to closing the digital divide for good, starting with a national campaign to Connect All Students. Wide Open School will continue to work to ensure that students, their families, and their teachers can access technology where they live and learn.
Get free or low-cost internet today
If you or anyone you know is struggling to get set up for distance learning or unable to access low-cost internet or devices, there are resources to help. You can find a list of providers and more useful info in the Family & Teacher Center. Learn how families qualify, what kinds of discounts are available, and more.