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FREE online education resources

 

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

 

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Khan Academy

 

https://www.khanacademy.org

 

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

 

BBC Learning

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

 

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

 

https://www.futurelearn.com

 

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca

 

https://www.senecalearning.com

 

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

 

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

 

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

 

https://blockly.games

 

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

Scratch

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

 

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

 

https://ed.ted.com

 

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

 

https://www.duolingo.com

 

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

 

https://mysteryscience.com

 

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

 

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

 

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

 

https://thecrashcourse.com

 

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

 

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

 

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

 

https://www.crestawards.org

 

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

 

https://idea.org.uk

 

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

 

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

 

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

 

https://www.tinkercad.com

 

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

 

https://www.prodigygame.com

 

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

 

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives

 

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

 

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

 

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

 

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Big History Project

 

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

 

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

Geography Games

 

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

 

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

 

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

 

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

 

Good, free art activities

 

Red Ted Art

 

https://www.redtedart.com

 

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

 

https://theimaginationtree.com

 

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater

 

https://toytheater.com/

 

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

 

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

 

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.


 
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