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Free Online Education Resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to COVID-19. 

Primary/Early Years Children 

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

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.

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.

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Secondary Education

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Children with SEN

https://www.senteacher.org/ - lots of worksheets and activities for teachers in school and parents at home

Chatterpack.net  - free resources and activities designed for children with ADHD

https://carolgraysocialstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Pandemics-and-the-Coronavirus.pdf - a social story about Coronavirus for children and young people with ASD by Carol Gray

https://inclusiveteach.com/free-printable-sen-teaching-resources/ - lots of different activities and resources across a number of topics

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/send-resources/ - a range of inclusive BBC Children in Need resources especially designed for pupils with special educational needs.

Adult Learning

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).

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.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

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

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