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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This site is old and no longer updated but there’s still so much available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
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
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
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
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Click here to learn about Blockly
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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