Get In Touch

Can we answer any questions for you first?

  • Wide Open School is a tool that families and educators can use to find and compare free educational resources for students in preschool through 12th grade. The editors at Common Sense have tested and reviewed hundreds of educational resources and organized the best ones into lists grouped by grade band and subject. Our goal is to make it quick and easy for you to find high-quality, age-appropriate learning tools that meet your needs. To get started, select "We're a family" or "I'm an educator" at the top of any page. Next, select the grade range you're looking for. After that, select the resource list you want to explore first. You can switch between lists by clicking a new subject from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. If you select a category like "Math," you will see short descriptions of relevant resources accompanied by thumbnail images. Click or tap an image, and you will be taken off Wide Open School to view the resource on the provider's website.

  • Yes! Anyone can use all the resources on Wide Open School for free. Most resources are free all the time. Some resources are free for the duration of the pandemic. Some resources offer a 30-day free trial. Others are always free but may require you to create an account. If you have trouble accessing any of the resources listed on our site, please let us know below in the Get In Touch form below.

  • We will keep Wide Open School online and continue to improve it throughout the pandemic and beyond. Some of the resources currently listed on Wide Open School are being offered for free by their creators for a limited time during the pandemic, but will only be available at cost come fall 2020. The site will be updated regularly to ensure that the only resources listed are those that can be accessed for free by everyone. The Daily Schedule has converted to a weekly Virtual Summer Camp until August 17th. The Daily Schedule will return after that.

  • Wide Open School depends on and includes links to many partner sites where content is hosted. Content creators are adding new videos, activities, and experiences all the time, so we update the Wide Open School site daily. If you aren't seeing things change, please make sure you have refreshed your browser by using Command-Shift-R. Can't find a specific resource you saw on Wide Open School recently? Let us know through the Get in Touch form below, and we'll see if we can track it down for you.

  • You do not need to sign up anywhere to access content on Wide Open School—you can jump right in. However, once you have selected resources on our partners' sites, they may ask you to sign in or create an account.

  • Expert reviewers and editors from Common Sense Media and Common Sense Education curate everything on the Wide Open School site to surface quality kids' media, learning, entertainment, and wellness resources. The editors look for resources and experiences that are free, easily accessible, age-appropriate, and engaging. The main question they ask before selecting a resource is: Will this get kids thinking, creating, or moving?

  • Wide Open School is accessible anywhere it's possible to connect to the web. All of the site navigation is currently written in English. A section of the site features Spanish-language resources and can be found under the label "En español." Our English-Language Learners section for families and English-Language Development section for educators highlights resources offered in multiple languages. We do not yet have a schedule to develop other language-specific sections, but we encourage you to reach out via the Get In Touch form below if you have specific language needs or expertise.

  • If there's something you think could be improved on our site, we want to know about it! Please give as much detail as possible and include a link to the page or feature you want to tell us about. This will ensure that we identify and correct the problem as quickly as possible. If the problem is with a link not from, then we will do our best to alert the content provider. Submit your feedback using the Get in Touch form below.

  • We are constantly updating the site and looking for great learning activities and experiences. If your organization offers free resources that are appropriate for students, families, or educators, we'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form using the Get In Touch form below and give us a brief description of the resource and the link.

  • We do not currently have job opportunities at Wide Open School.

  • Yes, and yes! You can share the Wide Open School home page or specific resource collections by copying the website URL after you select a category, age range, or schedule. Sharing with friends and family directly or on social media is a great way to help us get the word out and continue to provide support to families and educators everywhere. Wide Open School is also on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow along there to find and share the latest resources and announcements.

Thanks for your interest in Wide Open School. We're connecting you to the best experiences and learning activities in one place so you can always find something great for your kids to do. And we're always looking for new resources to add to the Wide Open School collection!

Do you have feedback about any of the resources currently featured on the site? Or a suggestion for a freely available lesson, video, or live event you'd like to see on Wide Open School in the future? Please share your thoughts below.

Please do not submit any personal information.