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Additional Coronavirus Tech Handbook Educational Resources - Related Subpages See Also:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/education
πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/online-assessment
πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/medical-students
πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/isolation

Education & Learning for Adults

Higher Education sector pivoting online


πŸ”—http://www.cali.org/coronaΒ 
Comprehensive set of resources from The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction

πŸ”—https://www.classcentral.com
Class Central is a search engine, discovery platform, and review site for massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Online Courses

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free faster 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.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.futurelearn.com
Free to access 100s of courses. From age 14+.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—http://www.coursera.org
Learn the latest skills like business analytics, graphic design, Python, and more

πŸŒπŸ”—https://www.edx.org/
Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Institutions. Many courses are free

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ozk1VfHPYlUC6h0XdDtHpsK-PYq4Y6FTnMPh_LliWwM/htmlview#gid=1522883623
Free online trainings and webinars

πŸ”—https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources/Β 
The D. School is part of Stanford University, and aims to bring students from different disciplines together to solve complex problems. They curated a collection of resources from their classes and workshops. Activities, tools, and how-tos that can be used as a starting point. They β€œhope you’ll hack them for whatever challenge you’re working on”.Β 

πŸ”—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 video learning taken from our extensive digital library.

πŸ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NnzB2e7P1U10Ph0W3FCzqw1go30poPa2eWgNOf8tt2g/
MOOCs etc. 200+ MOOCs and other online training resources.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”— https://learn.saylor.org/
Saylor Academy is 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.

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 .

πŸ”—https://openwho.org/
OpenWHO is the World Health Organization's new interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.

Digital Skills

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.learnmyway.com/
Learn My Way- 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.

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

πŸ”— 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):


Primary School Live Programming

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 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 uphttps://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cswzooking/
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 (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests πŸ”—https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule

9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall πŸ”—https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385

Child-friendly

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thecrashcourse.com and linked channel https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Crash course- entertaining educational and comprehensive collection of video series. Covers history, maths, programming, physics and literature to name but a few. (Repeated links in each section below have been removed).

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.khanacademy.org
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.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch
From language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required.

BBC Bitesize

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸŒπŸ”—https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Free online resources for learners agedΒ 5Β toΒ 16+Β across a wide range of school subjects. It's designed to help with learning, revision and homework.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
Wide range of educational videos

πŸŒπŸ”—https://everywhereschool.live/
A calendar of educational livestreams for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic
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. More info here: πŸ”—https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camps

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", β€œCoolest Women in History”, β€œJava Programming Basics”, and β€œThe Story of Your Favorite Fairy Tales”. We have received exceptional ratings from thousands of parents and students. More info here:
πŸ”—https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-school-day
Β 

Parent-friendly

See also:

πŸ”—https://coronavirusandschools.org.uk/advice/

πŸŒ±πŸŒπŸ”—πŸŽ¬https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/
Little Light Bulbs
Printable journals and educational 'zines'.
Curated YouTube videos, arranged by topics.
A community of parents and carers engaged in educational activities.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://homelearninguk.weebly.com/#
HomeLearningUK' is being 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.

πŸ”—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.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ”—https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
American at home education support from pre-school to grade 9

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—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.

πŸ”—https://www.facebook.com/jean.worsley/posts/10156608078391076
List put together for parents put together by the home ed community.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ βœοΈπŸ”—https://allinonehomeschool.com/
Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade. Free Christian homeschool curriculum

πŸ”—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.

πŸ”—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

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://homelearninguk.weebly.com/
Home Learning UK- Curated online resource, led by UK edtech 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., zee, designed 'hand-in-hand with their Drive for Literacy (DfL) programme.

πŸŒπŸ”—http://home.crin.org/covid-kit
Β 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

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸŒπŸ”—https://www.thenational.academy/
An online classroom and resource hub created by teachers to support parents and teachers

Teacher-friendly

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

πŸ“Ίhttps://ed.ted.com
TED Ed videos

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://twinkl.co.uk
Common resource for UK teachers. Some free downloads, unlimited use requires subscription.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—http://www.education.com
Education.com, Printable worksheets and online learning games, k-5, including touch typing. Some free downloads, unlimited use requires subscription.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—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 NewcastleΒ 

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸŒπŸ”—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

πŸ”—https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks
Cambridge Publishing Open Textbooks (until May)Β 

πŸ”—https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps?fbclid=IwAR105HtaYGgWhCShP7d3qSBHHy5k1Wh-c8g7oUv6bkxunitbbV1vk3onbCc
Vitalsource Free Access to EBooks

πŸ”—https://www.kortext.com/news/free-student-etextbook-programme-fstp/
Kortext Free Student EBook Programme

πŸ”— 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.)

πŸ”— 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.

Learning About Coronavirus

To learn more about Coronavirus specifically See:

πŸ”—https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/learning-about-coronavirus

Learn How to Learn - Meta Skills

πŸ”— https://www.open.edu/openlearn/skills-for-study
Study skills introductory free courses from the experts at The Open University.

Subject Specific

Computer Science

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”— https://www.code.org
Variety of short projects

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”— https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub
Variety of coding projects for 9 to 13 year olds.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.bootstrapworld.org/materials/spring2020/
Full curricula aligned with common core US math standards, designed to teach both math concepts and programming. Courses available in algebra, physics, and data sciences. 7th grade and up.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://csunplugged.org/en/topics/
Computer science without computers! Teachers computer science topics with hands on lessons. Lessons designed for 5+

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.curiositymachine.org/
Technovation Families, STEM education, with emphasis on AI and problem-solving. Children work with their parents to learn the basics of AI and other tech/STEM subjects and use what they learn to solve a problem.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free

https://thecrashcourse.com/courses/computerscience
Computer science

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Scratch- Creative computer programming

πŸ“Ίhttps://youtu.be/J3VA_EVJlNI
Paisley YMCA run 4 CoderDojo code clubs from our Makerspace and Renfrewshire libraries.Β We are now running the CoderDojo code clubs online.Β 

πŸ”—https://codecombat.com/
CodeCombat / Ozaria:
πŸ”—https://covid19.codecombat.com/giving-back - full access to game-based computer science curricula through period of school closureΒ 

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—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

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Oxford Owl for Home, Lots of free resources for Primary age reading

πŸ”—https://thecrashcourse.com/courses/literature
Crashcourse for Literature

English Spelling

πŸ”—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

πŸŒπŸ”—https://www.duolingo.com
Duolingo- Learn languages for free. Web or app.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
British Council, Resources for English language learning

πŸ”—https://www.busuu.com/en/keep-kids-learning
Free language learning with pro teachers from Busuu

πŸ”—πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ https://try.babbel.com/student-discount/
3 months* of Babbel lessons – no purchase necessary.
*Offer is available to students located in the USA only.

πŸ”—https://www.rosettastone.com/freeforstudents/
Rosetta Stone offeringΒ free access for Students for the next three months.

πŸ”—https://global.oup.com/about/covid19
Free access to learning resources from Oxford University Press.

Maths

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—Β https://nrich.maths.org/
NRICH - enriching mathematics. Activities for enriching maths learning by the University of Cambridge.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—Β http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/primary/index.htm
mep - Mathematics Enhancement Programme. Complete mathematics curriculum for primary aged children

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.khanacademy.org
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.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ”—https://www.prodigygame.com
The engaging curriculum-aligned (US) math platform loved by over 50m students and teachers. Free.

πŸŒπŸ”—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.

πŸ”—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

πŸ”—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.

πŸ”—https://hegartymaths.com/
HegartyMathsΒ 

πŸ”—https://learning.sparx.co.uk/virtualclassroomΒ 
Sparx Maths Virtual Classroom- for Key Stage 3 and GCSE. Offered free of charge to any school that has to close as a result of the virus.Β 

Physical Education

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ”—And don't forget about fitness. Joe Wicks offers short activity lessons for children for free on his YouTube channel. No need to have an account or log in.

Science

πŸ”—https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

πŸ”—https://www.littlelightbulbs.com/topics/2165123/list
Little Light Bulbs - curated YouTube Astronomy & Astrophysics videos arranged by topic.

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

πŸ”—http://www.beyondlabz.com
Beyond Labz, comprehensive virtual science lab simulations for Chemistry, Biology and Physics, with activities covering Secondary (middle and high school) andΒ University.

πŸ”—https://isaacphysics.org/Β 
Isaac Physics: an Open Platform for Active Learning (OPAL) 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.

πŸ”—https://twitter.com/JoVEJournal/status/1238117545124737024Β 
JoVE Education -- Educational science video content available free until June 15th. Includes a video textbook, video demos, and resources for bio labs.Β 

Online Science Projects and Activities

πŸ”—https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/cooped-up-at-home-here-are-7-ways-to-take-part-in-online-science-projects
Get involved virtually in science projects.

STEM resources for at-home science learning

πŸ”—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)

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒπŸ”—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

πŸ”—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