Dermot in Newbridge Library has put together a fantastic list of free online resources that can help children keep learning while schools are closed.
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org
Free online learning materials for children. It is based around the U.S. grade system, however there are plenty of useful resources for many subjects. It is especially good for maths and computing for all ages.
BBC Learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
Lots of revision and language learning resources. They will also be adding daily content during the month of April for children who aren’t in school due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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).
Tons of free revision content for those revising at GCSE or A level, though it could also be useful for Junior and Leaving certificate students. 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.
Kids can learn all about creative computer programming by making their own games. There are lots of tutorials to get you started.
Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos, covering a wide variety of topics.
National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Lots of fun and educational activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free! Available through their website or app.
Mystery Science https://mysteryscience.com
Lots of free science lessons.
The Kid Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool videos that can start conversations, spark questions, and inspire offline exploration for all ages.
Crash Course https://thecrashcourse.com
A YouTube channel that produces a huge number of videos covering a wide range of educational subjects.
Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Crash Course for a younger audience.
Crest Awards https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home. Managed by the British Science Association.
iDEA Awards https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. There is a cost for badges, but they are optional.
All kinds of making and design.
Prodigy Maths https://www.prodigygame.com
Free maths learning platform.
Lots of fun activities for younger children, including games and craft projects.
British Council https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary school children.
Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
The Artful Parent https://artfulparent.com/
Lots of arts and crafts ideas for children.
Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com
Lots of easy art ideas for young children.
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for young children.
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/
Lots of educational online games.
Lots of fun activities and quizzes.
Hopefully some of these resources are helpful!