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Free Online Education Resources

By Mr Burke

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

Maths Chase | https://www.mathschase.com/
A completely free home online learning tool where children can play times tables games, along with many other mathematics skill-based games!

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/naturedetectives/
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/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
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.

Scholastic | https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

Travel + Leisure | https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

Easy Peasy all in one home school | https://allinonehomeschool.com/
This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

**More awesome free learning websites**

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

https://www.storylineonline.net/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/