Top 5 Best Online Learning Websites

To help you with homeschooling

Parents of the UK, it is time again to open your doors to welcome back the pupils to your own Home School. Now at Castle Tutoring we are only too aware of the challenges that you are facing, so we have researched the best websites to help support you.

Schools are much better equipped in this second major lockdown to be able to be able to adapt to online delivery and from first impressions online lessons are much more immersive and thorough which is a real credit to teachers. However, you may want some extra support, in which case I highly recommend the following sites as your first ports of call.

The BBC

The BBC announced yesterday that they were rolling out a full programme of lessons for all Key Stages through all of their platforms.

The primary programmes, which will be broadcast on CBBC from 09:00 every day, will include BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily as well as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch.

BBC Two will cater for secondary students with programming to support the GCSE curriculum, including adaptations of Shakespeare plays alongside science, history and factual titles. Bitesize Daily primary and secondary will also air every day on the red button as well as episodes being available on demand on iPlayer.

The Oak National Academy

With over 10,000 free lessons and resources made by teachers, it is a really good resource base for everyone and easy to use. With resources across all subject areas, backed by the Government and Key Stages this should be a first port of call for home schoolers.

Khan Academy

An American non-profit educational organization created in 2008, with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. They produce short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators. All resources are available for free to users of the website and app.

They cover a wide array of subject areas including, but not limited to:

  • Maths
  • Programming
  • Grammar
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Animation

Twinkl

Ideally suited for younger children, Twinkl was founded by Jonathan Seaton and Susie Seaton (a former early years teacher) in February 2010, and launched on 24 March. While working as a teacher, Susie had difficulty sourcing materials for her lessons, which led the couple to begin creating their own resources and publishing these online. Twinkl now creates digital teaching materials for educators worldwide. This includes materials for primary schools, secondary schools, parents, home educators, childminders, English as a second language, special educational needs and disabilities, adult education, and international markets.

Brilliant for English and Maths in particular, there are thousands of free to download resources aswell as paid for resources, which can be bought by upgrading a subscription.

Times Educational Supplement

ssshhhh possibly the biggest secret in the teaching profession is the TES resources section, here you will find tens of thousands of resources on any topic created by teachers to be used by teachers. There is no subscription but resources can either be downloaded for free or alternatively bought with the money going directly to the teacher who created the resource. genius. By signing up to TES you also have access to the latest news in education and also if you have found a real hidden flair for teaching you can browse the jobs section too.

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