Online learning has been on the rise over the last decade, but the COVID-19 pandemic considerably sped up its growth. There's evidence that it can bring tremendous benefits to those with access to the right technology. Some research shows that on average, students retain 25-60% more material when learning online. There are plenty of educational websites and resources that can be a great addition to classroom learning, offering engaging and fun videos, games, and activities for free.
This great educational website covers all areas of the UK curriculum for children from 3 to age 16+. It has animations, revision flashcards, and videos, including English learning resources for teens.
The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence. Its official website has a section called Tools for Young Minds - several well-designed downloadable materials and creative exercises aimed at developing children's emotional, psychological and interpersonal skills, for example, familiarizing them with philosophical ideas and art.
The magazine created a series of fun and informative resources and family activities, including fun interactive games and competitions for children aged six to 13 years old.
Another free website containing plenty of fun interactive games, family activities and printables.
BBC History for Kids is a fun and engaging way to teach children about famous historical figures, the history of Britain and other countries.
It's a great educational, enlightening podcast for curious minds, covering topics from philosophy, literature, science, history, religion and culture.
Free interactive resources and fun activities for children aged between 7 and 11 years old.
A free website focused on maths, STEM, and science. It includes free online courses, quizzes and tests.
Free resources include educational activities, games and a free ebook library for 3- to 11-year-olds.