Helpful resources for learning at home

How can you keep learning when the school gates are shut? We’ve pulled together 10 of the best resources to help students and parents during the coronavirus outbreak.

Helpful resources for learning

  1. Scoodle: We’re encouraging our tutors to move all their lessons online. And over the next few days, we’re making it even easier for students to learn at home.
  2. National Literacy Trust: Family Zone is a web portal for parents. It’s full of free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Activities are split by age group (0–4, 5–8 and 9–12 years).
  3. Twinkl: One of the biggest creators of teaching and learning materials is giving 600,000+ resources to families. These include activity sheets, information packs, interactive presentations and online games.
  4. Amazing Educational Resources: Here’s a comprehensive list of the education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. New resources are added every few hours.
  5. Brighteye Ventures: Explore 65+ distance learning tools for students in primary and secondary education. These cover everything from online tutoring and test prep, to parent-teacher communication and career guidance.
  6. BBC: BBC Teach hosts over 30 recordings of interactive 30 to 40-minute programmes called Live Lessons, while BBC Bitesize offers digestible activities and videos that support the National Curriculum.
  7. Discovery Education: Join virtual field trips or try out dozens of research-based learning strategies, designed by teachers. We love the secret story recipe!
  8. The Artful Parent: Too much screen time? Check out this colourful arts hub, featuring everything from fun craft ideas, to advice on how to encourage creativity and confidence.
  9. Sir Linkalot: Named one of the best educational apps at the BETT Awards, Sir Linkalot helps children learn spellings using quick, memorable animations and quizzes.
  10. Mindheart Kids: Author Manuela Molina has created an illustrated story to support and reassure under-7s about Covid-19. It’s a great way to help children process their emotions. ❤️

Which learning resources are helping you right now? Leave a comment below or share your ideas with us on Twitter @ScoodleApp.