Free Education/Entertainment during COVID-19 time

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Hi all,

started this topic to collect all the good stuff we can do while being at home during Corona virus time.

It can be stuff which helps us to educate (sth besides Ted talks), or also free entertainment offerings.

Please do not post pictures of funny toilet paper jokes. Think we have seen them all by now.

I am starting with this here:

450 Ivy League courses you can take online rught now for free

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/

Would be cool if you can post more free stuff here.

Greets

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Entertainment:

I'm old school, so surf around You Tube and find lots of older films and series there to help distract myself. Some series I've enjoyed from the dusty past:

 

Upstairs Downstairs:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr0MsaDpKsY8OFrYmWwWC8QRPf8pfX4Xl

Lillie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGlP2VXEDcY&list=PLqyyHM5x0O865Opd4wz-SdIAa8bB0RHve

Land Girls:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRsLFE0ZIeQ

All Creatures Great and Small:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSOFQwqa22E&list=PLFoVinyuctAoS2zKnm8aPGMQlhgnGKogR

Father Ted:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAMsPEiSLyY

The Young Ones:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJeMgcuDFlM

 

 

 

 

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Here are some links I got in an e-mail someone forwarded me from a school district. Maybe they'll be helpful to keep kids entertained and/or help with English. Maybe some adults might be interested, too.

 

https://www.westada.org/EdApps 

 

https://www.westada.org/Page/72485 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSZhOdEPAWjUQpqDkVAlJrFwxxZ9Sa6zGOq0CNRms6Z7DZNq-tQWS3OhuVCUbh_-P-WmksHAzbsrk9d/pub Khan Academy 

 

https://perc.sde.idaho.gov/ 

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Sodding great big long list off an FB post, but it would take a few weeks to work through this lot, so @Krieg and anyone else with monsters to entertain, it will all be in English, but that's OK for our awesome bilingual kids! (tri/multi)

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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/uk/
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/naturedetect…/
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/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

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

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

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

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

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

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

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.

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Google MOOC. Unreal stuff on there. The edx one is cool. I don't work for them but I study some stuff on the site. 

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