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See Also:

🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/education

🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/online-assessment

🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/medical-students

🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/isolation

🔗https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/learning-about-coronavirus

Education & Learning for Adults

Higher Education sector pivoting online

Resources for Law Faculty On Remote Teaching Due To Coronavirus / Covid-19

🔗http://www.cali.org/corona 

Comprehensive set of resources from The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

Online Courses

Free Online Learning Due to Coronavirus (Updated Continuously)

🔗https://www.classcentral.com/report/free-online-learning-coronavirus/

Class Central is a search engine, discovery platform, and review site for massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Peoples-Uni

https://www.peoples-uni.org/

Peoples-Uni is a non-profit organisation established in 2007 to help build public health capacity in developing countries through low cost online education to health professionals. Includes free open online courses in public health .

OpenWHO

🔗https://openwho.org/

The World Health Organization's new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. Enables the WHO and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.

OpenLearn

🇬🇧🔗https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free learning from The Open University, including 900+ short courses from 1 to 100 hours.

Futurelearn

🇬🇧🔗https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses. From age 14+.

Coursera

🇬🇧🔗http://www.coursera.org

Learn the latest skills like business analytics, graphic design, Python, and more.

EdX

🌏🔗https://www.edx.org/

Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Institutions. Many courses are free.

Free webinars / training for charities and nonprofits #NPCOVID19

🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ozk1VfHPYlUC6h0XdDtHpsK-PYq4Y6FTnMPh_LliWwM/htmlview#gid=1522883623

A list curated by Lightful with free webinars and training for charities and nonprofits.

Tools for Taking Action

🔗https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources/ 

A collection of resources from classes and workshops at Stanford’s design (d.) school. Activities, tools, and how-tos that can be used as a starting point. They “hope you’ll hack them for whatever challenge you’re working on”.

inrehearsal

🔗https://www.inrehearsal.com/helping-people-learn-remotely/

Remote learning. Supporting remote learning during this difficult time by providing every organisation with unrestricted access to a dedicated box-set of broadcast quality video learning taken from an extensive digital library.

MOOCs etc.

🔗https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NnzB2e7P1U10Ph0W3FCzqw1go30poPa2eWgNOf8tt2g/

Google Doc listing 200+ MOOCs and other online training resources. Some in Greek.

Saylor Academy

🇺🇸🔗 https://learn.saylor.org/

A nonprofit initiative working since 2008 to offer free and open online courses to all who want to learn. We offer nearly 100 full-length courses at the college and professional levels, each of which is available right now -- at your pace, on your schedule, and free of cost.

List of free or discounted services

🔗https://freecovidservices.com

A list of free or discounted services from organisations that help people impacted by the crisis

Education deals

🔗https://www.notion.so/addc00f94b1c4f818959b9d04fb96ea4?v=60aeff2033f34740b43c025f9f6a5c9a

Education page of list of pandemic-related compiled by YouTeam.

Pluralsight

🔗https://www.pluralsight.com/offer/2020/free-april-month

Pluralsight Free Courses for month of April. No catches, no credit card required.

Digital Skills

Learn My Way

🇬🇧🔗https://www.learnmyway.com/

Free online courses to help adults learn to use the internet. Includes useful resources to interact with your GP online. Bought by LinkedIn, thus, requires a LinkedIn login.

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA)

🔗https://idea.org.uk

A free international programme to develop digital, enterprise and employability skills.

Digital Garage

🔗 https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage/courses

Collection of various digital skills courses curated by Google.

Education & Learning For Children

UK National Education response (start 20 Apr)

🇬🇧🔗https://www.thenational.academy/ 

Online lessons and resources organised by year group

TEDEd
📺https://ed.ted.com

Resources for students, parents, and teachers from Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED).

Bitesize Daily

🇬🇧🔗https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons 

Online lessons, interviews and videos.

Digital Promise

🇺🇸🔗https://digitalpromise.org/online-learning/

Resources for online learning

Primary School Live Programming

Daily Celebrity Productions for Primary School Children

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks

🇬🇧🔗  https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman

🇬🇧🔗 www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams

🇬🇧🔗https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)

🇬🇧🔗https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass

🇬🇧📺 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussell https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow

https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

Free for 30-days.

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests 🔗https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall 🔗https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385

Child-friendly

Code Wizards HQ

🇺🇸🔗 https://codewizardshq.com/

Teacher-led live online coding school for kids and teens ages 8-18.

The Crash Course

🇺🇸🔗https://thecrashcourse.com

📺 https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Advanced Placement (AP) high school curriculum topics covered in YouTube channels. Entertaining educational and comprehensive collection of video series. Covers history, maths, programming, physics and literature to name but a few.

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.

The Kid Should See This

🇺🇸🔗https://thekidshouldseethis.com/

Wide range of educational videos

Everywhere School

🌏🔗https://everywhereschool.live/

A calendar of educational livestreams for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic

Virtual Summer Camps

🔗https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camps

Free half-day summer camps will be a week long, with enrichment-based classes in subjects like foreign languages, chess, theater, coding, Minecraft, how to be a detective, photography and more. These live, interactive classes will be taught by expert instructors vetted through Varsity Tutors' platform. We already have 200 camps scheduled for the summer.

Virtual School Day

🔗https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-school-day

Over 100 free live K-12 classes available all day long intended to help parents fill their children’s day with enriched learning. Some popular classes are "Intro to Spanish for Kids", “Coolest Women in History”, “Java Programming Basics”, and “The Story of Your Favorite Fairy Tales”. We have received exceptional ratings from thousands of parents and students.

Seneca Learning

🇬🇧🔗https://www.senecalearning.com

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

50 Free Revision Resources for GCSE, A-Level, SATs and 11+

🔗http://www.eparenting.co.uk/education/50_free_revision_resources_for_gcse_a_level_11_plus_and_sats.php

For your older kids, 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels, includes links to exam boards and past papers.

 Parent-friendly

See also:

🔗https://coronavirusandschools.org.uk/advice/

Little Light Bulbs

🌱🌏🔗🎬https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/

Printable journals and educational 'zines'. Curated YouTube videos, arranged by topics. A community of parents and carers engaged in educational activities.

HomeLearningUK

🇬🇧🔗https://homelearninguk.weebly.com/#

Led by educators who have come together to offer time and expertise to support colleagues, parents and students in the UK and beyond. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential school closure this website is designed to share ideas, solutions, plans and support.

Self-isolation/homeschooling education ideas and advice

🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jgDAmRQ9mR1_h5PBqxbc1MfcvBFal4yfK8EsDi3YAGg/edit?usp=sharing 

@edtechsInfo early response to pleas for help from neighbours, friends and family with children in isolation. Curated resources and advice for parents attempting to support their children with homeschooling.

Here’s the Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings

🇺🇸🔗https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

Blog post collecting the free subscriptions being offered to help parents and teachers educate their students during this crisis.

At-Home Learning for Families

🇺🇸 🔗https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

American at home education support from pre-school to grade 9 from Scholastic.

Remote Learning Guides

🇺🇸🔗https://cps.edu/Pages/EnrichmentLearningResources.aspx

Chicago Public schools worksheet packets organized by grade level. These packets include a range of activities that students can work on at home independently, with family members, or with other adults. Some activities may require guidance from an adult to get started.

All in One Home School

🇺🇸 ✝️🔗https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade. Free Christian homeschool curriculum

Child Rights International Network

🌏🔗http://home.crin.org/covid-kit

Ideas from CRIN (Child Rights International Network) on the environment, to innovations, to to keep children and adults thinking creatively and critically - as well as entertained and distracted.

Oak National Academy

🇬🇧🌍🔗https://www.thenational.academy/

An online classroom and resource hub created by teachers to support parents and teachers

List of Learning Contents for Kindergarten Students

🔗https://www.facebook.com/shelia.haaga/posts/10221908454046694?hc_location=ufi

A comprehensive list of learning contents for kindergarten students, made by Shelia Connell Haaga

List for Parents

🔗https://www.facebook.com/jean.worsley/posts/10156608078391076

List for parents put together by the home ed community. Requires Facebook login.

Teacher-friendly

Twinkl

🇬🇧🇺🇸🔗https://twinkl.co.uk

Some free downloads, unlimited use requires subscription. US and UK.

Education.com

🇺🇸🔗http://www.education.com

Printable worksheets and online learning games, k-5, including touch typing. Some free downloads, unlimited use requires subscription.

Key Stage 1 & 2 teaching pack on the role of #WomenInSTEM

🇬🇧🔗https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1U7MjZltkmLYezgwhxG2r5SVSoNDZc17D?usp=sharing

Downloadable Key Stage 1 & 2 teaching pack on the role of #WomenInSTEM through Artistic Encounters, from the University of Newcastle

Tools to support remote teaching and learning

🇬🇧🌏🔗https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/support-and-training-for-schools/teaching-and-learning-when-school-is-closed/tools-remote-teaching-and-learning/

Cambridge International support and advice for teachers (also parents).

Free e-Books

Cambridge Publishing Open Textbooks

🔗https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks

Cambridge Publishing Open Textbooks (until May)

Vitalsource Helps

🔗https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps?fbclid=IwAR105HtaYGgWhCShP7d3qSBHHy5k1Wh-c8g7oUv6bkxunitbbV1vk3onbCc

Free access to ebooks.

Kortext Free Student EBook Programme

🔗https://www.kortext.com/news/free-student-etextbook-programme-fstp/

Kortext Free Student EBook Programme

RedShelf

🔗 https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/library/

This website will give Student free access to eBooks until 25th May. (To take advantage of the feature you must to use your .edu email address.)

Oxford Owl

🔗 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Free ebooks for children aged 3-11 from Oxford University Press. Library has temporarily been enlarged.

Learn How to Learn - Meta Skills

Skills for Study

🔗 https://www.open.edu/openlearn/skills-for-study

Study skills introductory free courses from the experts at The Open University.

Subject Specific

Computer Science

Code.org

🇺🇸🔗 https://www.code.org

Variety of short projects

Code Combat

🔗https://covid19.codecombat.com/giving-back

Free Game-based computer science curricula

Code Club

🇬🇧🔗 https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub

Variety of coding projects for 9 to 13 year olds.

Community Discussion: Hosting online sessions

📺https://youtu.be/J3VA_EVJlNI

Video presentation about running Code Club / coderdojo sessions online.

Bootstrap

🇺🇸🔗https://www.bootstrapworld.org/materials/spring2020/

Full curricula aligned with common core US math standards, Teaches both math concepts and programming. Courses available in algebra, physics, and data sciences. 7th grade and up.

CS Unplugged

🇺🇸🔗https://csunplugged.org/en/topics/

Computer science without computers! Teachers computer science topics with hands on lessons. Lessons designed for 5+

Technovation Families

🇬🇧🔗https://www.curiositymachine.org/

STEM education, with emphasis on AI and problem-solving. Children work with their parents to learn the basics of AI and other STEM subjects and use what they learn to solve a problem.

Blockly Games

🇬🇧🔗https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free

Scratch

🇺🇸🔗https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Scratch- Creative computer programming

Code Combat

🔗https://codecombat.com/

CodeCombat / Ozaria.

Free CodeCombat for COVID-19-Related School Closures

🔗https://covid19.codecombat.com/giving-back - full access to game-based computer science curricula through period of school closure

Codebar Tutorials

🇬🇧🔗Anyone can complete these free coding tutorials. And if you are working on the tutorials on your own you can join the codebar community on Slack to get help and discuss anything with students or coaches.

Literacy and Languages

English Literature

Oxford Owl for Home

🇬🇧🔗https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Oxford Owl for Home, Lots of free resources for Primary age reading.

English Spelling

Sum Dog

🔗https://pages.sumdog.com/

Personalised maths & spelling practice, free to sign up as a parent and children have access to a subset of the games, small monthly cost to upgrade to a family membership. Adapts to the stage of the child so they stay engaged. Currently free for schools.

Second Languages

Duolingo

🌏🔗https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Find Classroom Resources

🇬🇧🔗https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

British Council, Resources for English language learning.

Busuu: Free language lessons for kids

🔗https://www.busuu.com/en/keep-kids-learning

Free language learning with pro teachers from Busuu.

Babbel

🔗🇺🇸 https://try.babbel.com/student-discount/

3 months* of Babbel lessons – no purchase necessary.

*Offer is available to students located in the USA only.

Rosetta Stone

🔗https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/

Rosetta Stone offering free access for Students for the next three months.

Oxford University Press

🔗https://global.oup.com/about/covid19

Free access to learning resources from Oxford University Press.

Maths

NRICH - enriching mathematics

🇬🇧🔗 https://nrich.maths.org/

Activities for enriching maths learning by the University of Cambridge.

mep - Mathematics Enhancement Programme

🇬🇧🔗 http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/primary/index.htm

Complete mathematics curriculum for primary aged children

Prodigy Education

🇺🇸🔗https://www.prodigygame.com

Free engaging curriculum-aligned (US) math platform loved by over 50m students and teachers.

Sparx

🌏🔗https://learning.sparx.co.uk/virtualclassroom

Sparx is offering Sparx Maths Virtual Classroom free of charge to any school (for ages 11 - 16) during school closure. Here, students can complete lessons online and teachers can monitor responses and insights in real-time.

SumDog

🔗https://pages.sumdog.com/

Personalised maths & spelling practice, free to sign up as a parent and children have access to a subset of the games, small monthly cost to upgrade to a family membership. Adapts to the stage of the child so they stay engaged. Currently free for schools

Maths with Parents

🔗https://mathswithparents.com

Free activities for EYFS–Y6 to explore Maths at home. All with child-led videos explaining topics. Teachers, free to sign up your class for comments/engagement info. All parents, free access too.

HegartyMaths

🔗https://hegartymaths.com/

Offering a two week free trial.

Science

Mystery Science

🔗https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

Little Light Bulbs

🔗https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/topics/2165123/list

Curated YouTube Astronomy & Astrophysics videos arranged by topic.

Crest Awards

🔗https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

Beyond Labz

🔗http://www.beyondlabz.com

Comprehensive virtual science lab simulations for Chemistry, Biology and Physics, with activities covering Secondary (middle and high school) and University.

Isaac Physics: an Open Platform for Active Learning (OPAL)

🔗https://isaacphysics.org/ 

Designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and to students transitioning from GCSE (Y11), through to Sixth Form (Y12 & 13), to university.

JoVE Education

🔗https://www.jove.com/

Educational science video content available free until June 15th. Includes a video textbook, video demos, and resources for bio labs.

Online Science Projects and Activities

🔗https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/cooped-up-at-home-here-are-7-ways-to-take-part-in-online-science-projects

Discover Magazine article about getting involved virtually in science projects.

STEM resources for at-home science learning

🔗https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/these-stem-resources-can-help-with-at-home-science-learning

A list of Science projects, activities and TV programs, curated by Discover magazine

STEM resources for at-home learning (supported by US NSF)

🇺🇸🌏🔗https://beta.nsf.gov/science-matters/seven-nsf-supported-stem-resources-are-perfect-home-learning

Seven STEM activities (for all ages) that can be practiced at an appropriate social distance, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

The Environment and Sustainability

Earth School

🔗https://ed.ted.com/earth-school

30 days of nature-focused content and environmental adventures for learners of all ages, curated by UNEP and TED-Ed