I, like most of you, am worried about how I’m going to be able to entertain the kids during this time and ensure they don’t get into trouble while I’m at work (or busy with house chores-although to be fair I get them involved in house work as much as possible) (I bought a safe this morning to hide all their electronics in!)

I’ve listed a few of the websites that are offering free trials until May for homeschoolers and teachers alike. I know that some parents may feel overwhelmed with the number of websites out there; each website has its pros and cons and some are better than others so I’ve selected a few to focus on this week and will be adding to this list periodically. If you’d like a tutorial on how these websites work please follow my YouTube channel, I post videos each evening, look forward to seeing you there!

  • purple-mash Embed computing and digital skills across the curriculum for KS1 and KS2
  • teachyourmonstertoread – teaches children, the alphabet, phonics and how to read
  • ageoflearning -ABC mouse – reading app
  • classdojo -motivation tool and you can create a story of the day
  • curriki – Library of free and open teaching and learning resources, we offer educator-vetted, openly licensed, online educational materials
  • deck.toys -for the educators that want to create a online lesson with different elements
  • deltamath -Maths tutorials and examples
  • discoveryeducation -online research resource and puzzle maker
  • learnworlds -specialist support for dyslexia
  • edpuzzle – embed questions within a video to check learning is taking place
  • elementari -write interactive stories
  • flipgrid -using videos to enhance learning
  • khanacademy – video tutorials
  • inthinking -classroom materials
  • kognity -interactive textbooks
  • Nearpod – create and deliver interactive lessons
  • Schoology – Create folders online and set work for your children they can do independently
  • Quizziz – Find interactive quizzes on virtually any topic for your children

Thanks for reading – post your favourites in the comments below!

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