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Home Schooling Ideas

Updated: Mar 17

School closures will no doubt come or Children maybe off school self isolating , for any parents worrying this list was put together by the home ed community 💗

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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. Feel free to share.

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BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/ This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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/naturedetect…/ 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/… 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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