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

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



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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:


Land Girls:

All Creatures Great and Small:

Father Ted:

The Young Ones:






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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. Khan Academy 


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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
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

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).

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

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.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes

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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