Educational resources

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Educational resources

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Below is a list of useful websites to help out parents/guardians who now find themselves in the situation of home educating their children.

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
http://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
It is in US 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 woodland 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 aged kids

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

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://thekidsshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
YouTube 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

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses US grade system but its 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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 access 100’s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use 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

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 linked to from this Facebook page

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
East 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://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.