Online education resources
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
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.
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)
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
DK Find Out
www.dkfindout.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes
Five Minute Mum Five minute activities for 1-5s fiveminutemum.com/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
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.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Free science lessons
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Resources for English language learning
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Educational online games
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.
Hand-in-hand parenting Sanity saving ideas for parents with kids off school www.handinhandparenting.org/2020/03/corona-closed-school-sanity-saving/