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.
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.
This site is old and no longer updated but there’s still so much available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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).
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.
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.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
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.
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
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app. Students earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.
Free science lessons. They help your kids stay curious by creating better explanations.
Wide range of cool educational videos
YouTube videos on many subjects
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online. Courses include block chain, social media, growth hacking and many more.
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
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!
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.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning.
Lots of free educational resources for Primary school children.
Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.
Geography gaming! How good is your child with world countries, capitals and flags?
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Good, free art activities
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
Activities and quizzes
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.
Happy Learning! Don’t forget to give us feedback on either of these educational resources.
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