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200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites...

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites...
This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. This page is being updated and cleaned up during the COVID-19 crisis. Please tell us if we’re missing something valuable. Below you will find free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. Home Schooling Resources During COVID-19 Amazing Educational Resources: A spreadsheet of 300+ education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks Free Audio Books: Our collection of 450 free audio books includes many children’s classics. Foreign Languages Open Culture Foreign Language Collection: This list created by Open Culture offers free lessons in 40 different languages.

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Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers Michelle Luhtala/Edshelf With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of apps voted on by educators around the country. “I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything.

Teaching and Learning Resources from Diane Hawkins Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Resources Website! Whether you are a teacher or a pupil, from the UK or overseas, I am sure you will find something of interest here. PURPOSE The purpose of this site is to provide stimulating, interactive resources for children in Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) of Primary School. LEARNING In the Learning section, you will find specially created interactive resources written to support learning in Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

NSTA: Freebies for Science Teachers GeneEd Added: Jul 14, 2017 Revisit the National Library of Medicine’s GeneEd for new resources. Unique nature primary school 'pioneers' new way forward for outdoor education in Australia Updated about 2 hours agoFri 1 Feb 2019, 10:02pm A small bush primary school is offering an alternative to the mainstream education system and its teachers say at the end of the day, no-one wants to go home. The Nature School (TNS) Primary in Port Macquarie on the New South Wales north coast, is one of only a handful of schools in Australia based on an outdoor learning model, popular in Europe but in its infancy here.

For my students – 30-day-challenge This challenge is to make you use your English more outside the classroom. For 30 days I want you to do at least one thing from the list every day. Fill in the grid you have gotten from me each day with what you have done. 7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses. One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student.

KS2 Numeracy We have split the resources in to 7 groups as the page was very long and slow to load.Use the sub menu above to navigate within the KS2 Numeracy resources. Here are a few of the latest Key Stage 2 Maths resources. © v2vtraining.co.uk A versatile 12x12 square with three highlight colours, hide or reveal, variable start number and a variable step feature.

80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives Many Open Education Resources (OER) have been introduced by governments, universities, and individuals within the past few years. OERs provide teaching and learning materials that are freely available and offered online for anyone to use. Whether you’re an instructor, student, or self-learner, you have access to full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, assignments, quizzes, activities, games, simulations, and tools to create these components. While some OERs include OpenCourseWare (OCW) or other educational materials, they may also offer the means to alter those courses through editing, adding to those courses through publication, and the ability to shape the tools that share those resources. Additionally, they may maintain forums or other platforms where individuals can collaborate on building educational tools and documentation and the reach for those materials. This list is not all-inclusive, as resources that offer limited collaboration were excluded.

ABC show Don't Stop The Music examines what learning an instrument can do for a child's brain development Updated Thu at 8:49pmThu 8 Nov 2018, 8:49pm When Dr Anita Collins first visited the kids at Challis Community Primary School in one of Perth's most disadvantaged postcodes, she found what she expected to find. While they were generally happy, the students had problems with their attention, memory, and impulse control. For some, those were exacerbated by issues of substance abuse or chronic illness at home. But Dr Collins, an expert in how learning music can change the developing brain, had gone to Challis on a mission. As part of a new ABC docuseries Don't Stop The Music, alongside singer Guy Sebastian, she wanted to help design a music program that would have positive impacts beyond the students' abilities to sing or play an instrument.

Education app of the week: Tickle for iPad The robots have taken over! Well, they’ve heavily influenced this week’s education app review, in any case, as we take a look at Tickle, the simple robot programming app for iPad… What is Tickle for iPad? Tickle (Tickle Labs, Inc, free) is a free app that lets you program a wide variety of robots through a simple programming language and drag and drop visual interface, then control them from an iPad. Just some of the ‘bots and systems controllable by Tickle include the Sphero robotic ball, a wide variety of flyable drones, the Arduino open-source electronic prototyping platform and Philips Hue smart home lighting. You can also program interactive stories and simple games using a library of animated characters and sounds. Browse All Chelsea Cutting from Mount Gambier, South Australia, tells us about the real-world connections her students are able to make after using Illumination resources. Jan Gebert is an Illuminations lesson plan reviewer and instructor of professional and secondary education at East Stroudsburg University. So she definitely knows a thing or two about quality lessons. Illuminations asked her for her favorite out of our 600+ lessons. Deeanna Golden, a teacher of 24 years at F.M.

How Performing Arts Develops 6 Skills That Will Enhance Our Lives The practical role performing arts plays in a well-rounded holistic educational experience has been the subject of much debate over the years. It’s refreshing to see that it is receiving more attention than it has in the past. Educators are more aware of its intrinsic value in curriculums across the world. It’s more than just role-playing or doing a little dance; it’s about learning versatile, transferable life skills that matter. Where Children Sleep photographs from around the world Photographer James Mollison travelled around the world to capture children's bedrooms The project, Where Children Sleep is set to highlight children's rights across the globeChildren, and their bedrooms, come from all over the world, from China to the U.S. to Brazil By Sara Malm Published: 10:30 GMT, 3 April 2014 | Updated: 14:43 GMT, 3 April 2014 The difference between east and west, rich and poor becomes stark when looking at how our children sleep at night.

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