Free online resources from our Home Ed community
I have just seen this lengthy list of free online resources from those in the Home Ed community.
Due to the lack of SEN provision in some UK schools, many parents are already ‘homeschooling’ their children in the UK and around the world. They should not have to find all these resources and teach their children at home full time, but they have to as they have NO CHOICE. This affects their whole life, every day and not just in this period of ‘uncertainty! We bang on about #MentalHealthMatters so please look out for these families who are already doing this in the UK and have been long before the coronavirus!
This is something that 100% needs to change whilst we are in this period of ‘lockdown’. There are lots of individuals fighting across the UK today for the ‘excluded children’ and we all need to come together to highlight this… NOT just in a time of worldwide crisis. I am hoping that there is a very positive change very soon.
Just 1 story from a Mum in MK: www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news my story and journey over the last 2 years trying to get support for my boys, so this list is priceless to me right now.
We hope this list helps you and if you know of any other great websites please do pop them in the comments. Good Luck everyone & Stay Safe!
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.” Taken from Facebook – Original source unknown
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.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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).
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.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
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
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.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
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.