Online Learning Resources (Access to WiFi, access to computers, etc.)
Updated: Sep 21
Many students who chose in-person learning have had their classes shifted to online learning with little notice.
Need access to Wi-Fi
Internet Essentials by Comcast If application is approved, Comcast will provide 2 months of free internet. After the free trial, the cost increases to $9.95 plus tax. There is no contract and users can cancel at any time without penalty. This program also provides eligible people with computers for $150. Requirements: Qualify for programs like the National School Lunch Program, housing assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others. Live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available. Must have not had Comcast Internet in the last 90 days. Households who owe money to Comcast may still qualify if approved by 12/31/20.
EveryoneOn verified August 19, 2020 EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings. Enter your zip code to find offers applicable to you based on your situation.
WiFi Map verified August 25, 2020 Find wifi in your area and connect to the internet for free. Available online or via Apple and Android app.
Free Wifi Hotspots verified September 20, 2020 Find free Wifi Hotspots in your area based on the state that you live in.
Get the latest news on major internet and phone carriers:
Many phone and internet carriers have launched programs to help lower costs and expand access to cell data and internet. Check your local provider to see what options are available and how to access them.
AT&T - Covid Specific verified September 17, 2020
Comcast - Covid Specific verified July 15, 2020
Verizon - Covid Specific verified July 9, 2020
Spectrum - Covid Specific verified March 20, 2020
T-Mobile - Covid Specific verified April 21, 2020
Sprint - Covid Specific verified April 21, 2020
Tips & Tools for online classes
UNESCO Distance learning solutions verified 9/17/ 2020 This list of educational applications, platforms and resources aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure.
Reddit thread for tips verified April 4, 2020 The r/college community on reddit has been adding to this thread with advise for students shifting to online classes. This is a great place to find information as well as community.
Focusmate - 3 free sessions a week verified March 20, 2020 If you’re having trouble staying focused on your work, Focusmate can help. Sign up and tell them when you want to work. They’ll pair you with someone else at that time for you to virtually co-work with and be accountable to each other.
Public Books Database verified April 21, 2020 The Public Books Database is collecting a list of research materials and books that are publicly available to access for free during the coronavirus.
The Libby App verified April 21, 2020 Borrow and read ebooks and audiobooks from your local public library for FREE!
Internet Archive verified September 20, 2020 Gain access to free books, movies, software, and more from libraries around the world.
Babbel Student Discount verified August 24, 2020 Babbel is providing 40% off free 3 months of language-learning lessons for K-12 and College students located anywhere in the US.
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