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FREE online education resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus. Thanks to the group of home educators who compiled this list. 

BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

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Blockly

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

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Blue Peter Badges

Apply to win a Blue Peter Badge. 

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British Council

Resources for English language learning.

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Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.

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Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities to break up screen time.

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Crash Course

YouTube videos on many subjects

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Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience

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Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

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Duolingo

Learn languages for free. Web or app.
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DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes.

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Futurelearn

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).

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Geography Games

Geography gaming!
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iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

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Khan Academy

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.

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Mystery Science

Free science lessons

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National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

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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.

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Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for primary age school children.

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Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

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Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

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Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

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Seneca

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher-level material.

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Scratch

Creative computer programming

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Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

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The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos.

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Tinkercad

All kinds of making.

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The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities linked to from this Facebook page.

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The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

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Toy Theater

Educational online games.

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Twinkl

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.

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