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Learning at home resource bank

To support parents and teachers to inspire, educate and entertain young people during school closure we have collected a bank of the top learning at home educational resource packs, developed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These can be used by teachers or parents looking for tools to inspire and educate young people during lockdown. You can access our full library of teaching resources, from over 250 publishers, which can be filtered by age, curriculum subject, global learning topic, or publisher, here.

Additionally, during school closure, we are tailoring our educational e-newsletter, ‘The Globe’, to support parents and teachers with a structure of upcoming global days and celebrations and related fun, educational activities and resources. Sign up to receive this newsletter here, and view our past issues containing resources and global dates for our May and June.

Top learning at home resources

Earth School: providing daily ‘quests’, involving a discovery videos, quizzes, and a range of learning resources that celebrate our natural world and explain our dependence on it, every weekday between Earth Day (April 22nd) and World Environment Day (June 5th). Developed by Ted-Ed and the UN Environment Programme.

Oxfam: This Home Learning Resource Hub, for use by parents, carers and teachers with children aged 7-14, contains simple, child-led activity ideas, engaging videos from around the world, and downloadable worksheets. Each week focuses on a need we all share. Oxfam are also posting regular activity ideas on the Oxfam Education Facebook account.

BBC Bitesize daily: daily lessons – Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.

Transform Our World: Learning from Home Resources – These resources cover coral reefs, clean air, sustainable development and food packaging, and typically involve following a PowerPoint presentation alongside other downloadable resources.

Young Scots: Corona Virus Microsite – Provides young people with clear explanations of the Corona Virus pandemic, tips to prevent themselves and others catching COVID-19, advice to reduce anxiety and information on how young people can safely and effectively support their community at this time.

Practical Action: Creative STEM home learning activities exploring solutions to global problems, including guidance for parents and carers. Available for age 5-16, each activity links to areas of the formal curriculum in the UK.

British Red Cross: Online resources for young people to explore from home which promote the value of kindness, and cover topics including Covid-19, first aid, preparedness and well-being. Suitable for ages 7-19.

tes: this Home Learning Hub hosts a collection of home learning resources made by teachers for both primary and secondary students.

Maps and stats: This interactive HealthMap shows real-time occurrence of infections and diseases around the world and can be used to track the spread of COVID-19 on a global scale. You can also use these graphs and statistics reporting in real time on virus cases around the globe.

ORCA: ORCA’s video lessons on whales, dolphins and porpoises come with downloadable worksheets.

 

Thank you teachers and parents for your vital work educating and inspiring young people during school closure!

 

Have home learning resources you would like us to share? Contact holly@rebootthefuture.org.

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