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Free Online Education Resources

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

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).

Seneca

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

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.

Blockly

https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

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

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

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

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

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

Crash Course Kids

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

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

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.

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

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.

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project

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

Geography Games

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

ARed Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

Accordion Title

https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out

DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk
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.

Scholastic

https://www.facebook.com/groups/scholasticuk

https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/covid-19-home-learning

https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/

Scholastic have released several resources free of charge to help the education community through this tough period, there's also a handy Facebook page that gives you great tips for home learning.