FOR PARENTS AND CARE GIVERS
With Homeschooling in the UK growing, TA are delighted to offer support to parents and caregivers who are educating or supporting the education of, their children at home.
Whatever the reason for your homeschooling journey, TA can offer a high quality, flexible service, and resources for home educating families and those considering home education for the first time.
We hope that the resources highlighted below help in the contribution of your child's education.
VIRTuAL ROBOTICS TOOLKIT
Produced in partnership with Cogmation, the Virtual Robotics Toolkit (VRT) is a complete simulation of the much-acclaimed LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. It provides students with an environment to program their own virtual LEGO EV3 robot using a Windows or Mac device.
Robotics encourages students to think creatively and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to real-world problems using knowledge acquired in the areas of maths, science and coding. Teamwork and cooperation are a cornerstone of any robotics project. Students learn it is acceptable to make mistakes, especially if it leads them to better solutions.
Read more about VRT here.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM
Of course once you have completed these short 20 min video-led courses, you will be able to transfer these skills to your children, giving them a better understanding of what the technology can do to assist them in their learning.
This Free course is intended for parents of children who are using Office 365 to communicate and collaborate with their peers and teachers.
The main focus of the course is to introduce parents to Microsoft Teams and to give them a broad understanding of how they can be used to support children's learning. You will be introduced to:
- Accessing the Office portal
- Navigating with Teams
- Class Teams
FAMILIES - SKILLS FOR TOMORROW
Free tips, advice, video games & courses for you and your family.
FREE HOME LEARNING RESOURCES
Kids Science - Scientific thinking through play-based learning. For parents or teachers.
Ages 3 - 8
STEM Learning - STEM Learning is offering remote teaching support, CPD and online access to its STEM Ambassadors. Free access.
Mathspire - An app to support the teaching and learning of A level maths. It is offering schools free access to independent learning content.
Ages 16 - 18
MEL Science - Free science experiments that can be carried out with kitchen ingredients.
Ages 5 - 16
CROSS CURRICULAR RESOURCES
Adobe Education Exchange - Free resources, workshops and teaching materials.
BBC Bitesize - Over the coming weeks, the BBC will be offering daily content to support families with home learning and issues of wellbeing.
Discovery Education - Videos, interactive activities, or complete, ready-to-use lesson plans in maths, science and social studies.
Hungry Little Minds - Government supported. Simple and activities for parents with young children.
Ages 0 - 5
ENGLISH / LITERACY / READING
Englicious - Free English language teaching resources, including exercises, projects and games.
National Literacy Trust Family Zone - Advice and information for parents teaching from home during school closures.
Ages 0 to 12
Literacy Shed - Animations on different topics to inspire children to write.
Ages 5 -11
Oaka Books - Resources for pupils who have dyslexia.
Ages 5 -14
CODING & I.T
Acorn Aspirations - Activities for bridging the digital skills gap.
Ages 12 - 18
Blockly Games - Educational games for pupils who have not had prior experience with computer programming
Code.Org - Learn to Code at home, including videos, fun tutorials, and projects.
Swop Bots - Stories and games for schools and families to encourage the next generation of coders.
Ages 8 +
CREATIVE & ARTS
Charanga - A library of songs, topics, instrument courses and creative apps for music education.
Culture Tree - Cultural and recreational resources to promote and preserve African arts, languages and culture.
Musemio - Offers a cultural curriculum using virtual reality.
Ages 8 +
Musitude - Play a musical instrument using a qwerty keyboard
HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Big History Project - Explores the past, present and the future through a series of resources.
World Geography Games - Learning about the world through games. All ages
Duolingo - A free language-learning website offering short daily lessons.
Mr Allsop History - GCSE and A level resources
Ages 14 - 18