Listed below are many links to free educational resource that you can use.
Keep you and your kids engaged while practicing social distancing at home.
Discover Math, English, IT, Sciences, Art and so much more!
Free Coloring Pages can be found HERE!
BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
· Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com/
· YouTube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids?app=desktop
· As above but targeted to a younger audience
UK Parliament learning https://learning.parliament.uk/resources/
· The UK parliament learning resource section
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/
· Especially good for math and computing for all ages.
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com/
Beast Academy (Math) https://beastacademy.com/
Maths Genie https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
Corbett Maths: https://corbettmaths.com/
English Language and Literature
Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/
· Collection of free books out of copyright.
Free children's classics PDFs and Audiobooks https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html
Read great Literature https://readgreatliterature.com/how-to-find-great-literature-online-for-free/
· Free literature including study guides.
· Lots of ebooks 100% free
Open Library https://openlibrary.org/
· Lots of free books
Information Technology (IT)
· Visual programming language
· Creative computer programming
· Coding for Kids
Hour of code https://hourofcode.com/uk
· Learn the basics of coding
· Fun coding based game
Code Combat https://codecombat.com/
· Learn Coding through gaming - for secondary school learners
Cyber School https://www.cyberschool.ac/
· Learn languages for free. Web or app.
· Courses for languages
BBC Languages http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/French Teacher.net
Science & Technology
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com/
The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
· Wide range of cool educational videos
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org/
· Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk/about
· Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
· All kinds of design and making.
Chem Guide https://www.chemguide.co.uk/
· Anyone studying A-Level Chemistry will find this website really helpful for learning online
Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
· Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
The historical society (twentieth century History) https://www.history.org.uk/secondary/resource/9713/exploring-and-teaching-twentieth-century-history
12 museum tours online https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
· List of virtual museum tours
National Gallery: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours
Courtauld Art Gallery: https://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/about/3d-gallery-virtual-tour
Museum of Science and Industry: https://www.spinoo.uk/locations/manchester/museum-of-science-and-industry-360-virtual-tour/
Natural History Museum: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/natural-history-museum
A Tour around Gelligaer Roman Fort http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/romanfort/en/learning_zone/teachers_resources.html
Virtual Tours on Google Arts & Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en
Virtual Field Trips with Links https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR2lN47dK-NtjWUJUPchpdxJSS_kvqLn2kTa_Oa3g1WWvEIZGiEEZ1J4KoQ&pru=AAABcQQzAQc*j_OXW40DQiYeT7z8bagfiA
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
· Geography gaming!
Nat Geo Kids https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
· Geography fun for kids.
National Geographic https://www.nationalgeographic.com/Top
Project Noah https://www.projectnoah.org/
· A mix of geography and wildlife.
Opening up free resources during Covid 19
Resistance in the rainforest film festival https://pulitzercenter.org/event/online-environmental-film-festival-resistance-rainforest
· Watch the movies from the festival online
The national Trust https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
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.
10 free online art courses https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-10-free-online-courses-help-jumpstart-creativity
View classical paintings online https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
The walters art museum https://thewalters.org/experience/exhibitions/
Rob Biddulph https://twitter.com/RobBiddulph
· Draw along videos
Google arts & Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/
· An online virtual community choir
Jambase couch tour alert https://www.jambase.com/collection/couch-tour-alert
· A list of announcements of virtual concerts
Billboard live streaming concerts (updating) - https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams
· A list of bigger concerts livestreaming
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!
Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
· If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Activities to do with kids while parents work remotely: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/edit?usp=sharing
Google expeditions - https://edu.google.com/products/vr-ar/expeditions/
· VR expeditions in VR & AR
Level Specific Links:
General education & Games
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.
Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
- Listening activities for the younger ones.
Oxford Owl for https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
- Lots of free resources for Primary age
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/
- Educational online games
- American kindergarten educational site
Fun Brain https://www.funbrain.com/
- Fun Games
PBS Kids https://pbskids.org/
- Games for young ones
Highlights Kids https://www.highlightskids.com/
- Educational activities for younger learners
Splash Learn https://www.splashlearn.com/
- Basic maths games
- Maths games for kids
Math Game Time http://www.mathgametime.com/
- Maths games for kids
Science Kids http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
- Fun Science and technology for kids.
Switch Zoo https://www.switchzoo.com/
- Animals and nature
- Reading fun with Dr Seuss
Turtle Diary https://www.turtlediary.com/
- Word games - Literacy
Unite For Literacy https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/
- Basic literature/reading for young kids
- Basic literature/reading for young kids
Story Time Online https://www.storylineonline.net/
- Collections of stories online
Scholastic Classroom https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
· Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
· 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.
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
· Subjects specific help across all Key Stages
YouTube learning Channels:
- Crash Course Kids https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
- Science Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceChannel
- SciShow Kids https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids
Science Videos for kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Geography Focus - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HYERScBt-e0kV0fpe0asg
- TheBrainScoop https://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoop
Chicago Museum video channel
- SciShow https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow
Science Videos for secondary learner
- Kids Learning Tube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFWpvc1wYuUwrtZ_BLi9A
- Geeek Gurl Diaries https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekGurlDiaries
Technology, coding videos
- Mike Likes Science https://www.youtube.com/user/comaniddy
Science inspired music videos
- Science Max https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-Dtw
- SoulPancake https://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancake/about
- Mr Bruff English Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff
· For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free online Sociology courses https://alison.com/courses/sociology
· Online coding tutorials
Adult education & CPD
· 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).
· 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.
Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com/
· Educational Ted Videos