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31 Educational Resources For Home Learning

School closures will no doubt come. For any parents worrying, this list of educational resources was put together by the home ed community ?. Feel free to share.

 

FREE Online Educational Resources

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

1. Khan Academy

Khan academy is 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 a most common material.

Click here to learn about Khan Academy

 

2. BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated but there’s still so much available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

Click here to learn about BBC Learning

 

3. Futurelearn

Free to access 100s of courses, you 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).

Click here to learn about Futurelearn

 

4. Seneca

Seneca is a great online resource, for those revising at GCSE or A level. It has tons of free revision content but one has to pay to access to higher-level material.

Click Here To Learn About Seneca

 

5. Openlearn

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

Click Here To Learn About Openlearn

 

6. Blockly

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Click here to learn about Blockly

 

7. Scratch

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.  It’s all about creative computer programming.

Click here to learn about Scratch

 

8.Ted Ed

TED-Ed’s mission is to spark and celebrate the ideas of teachers and students around the world.  It does this through original animated and engaging educational videos

Click here to learn about Ted Ed

 

9. National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Click here to learn about National Geographic Kids

 

9. Duolingo

Learn languages for free. Web or app. Students earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.

Click here to learn about Duolingo

 

10. Mystery Science

Free science lessons. They help your kids stay curious by creating better explanations.

Click here to learn about Mystery Science

 

11. The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Click here to learn about The Kids Should See This

 

12. Crash Course

YouTube videos on many subjects

Click here to learn about Crash Course

 

13. Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience

Click here to learn about Crash Course Kids

 

14. Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

Click here to learn more about Crest Awards

 

15. iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online. Courses include block chain, social media, growth hacking and many more.

Click here to learn more about iDEA Awards

 

16.Paw Print Badges

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

Click here to learn more about Paw Print Badges

 

17. Tinkercad

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

Click here to learn more about Tinkercad

 

18.Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age. Their programmes are aimed to motivate 1st to 8th-grade students to learn and practice maths.

Click here to learn more about Prodigy Maths

 

19. Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Click here to learn more about Cbeebies Radio

 

20. Nature Detectives

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

Click here to learn about Nature Detectives

 

21. British Council

Resources for English language learning.

Click here to learn about British council

 

22. Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free educational resources for Primary school children.

Click here to learn about Oxford Owl for Home

 

23. Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.

Click here to learn about Big History Project

 

24. Geography Games

Geography gaming! How good is your child with world countries, capitals and flags?

Click here to learn Geography Games

 

25. Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Click here to learn about Blue Peter Badges

 

26. The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities 

Click here to learn about The Artful Parent

 

27. Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

Click here to learn about Red Ted Alert

 

28. The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Click here to learn about The Imagination Tree

 

29. Toy Theater

Educational online games

Click here to learn about Toy Theatre

 

30. DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes

Click here to learn about DK Find Out

 

31.Twinkl

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.

Click here to learn about Twinkl

 

Happy Learning! Don’t forget to give us feedback on either of these educational resources.

 

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