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Secondary digital update

General curriculum support

These links cover a wide range of topics and age groups so are useful for everybody looking for high quality and free online resources to support home learning.

Online Encyclopaedias

World Book Encyclopaedia are providing free resources to support independent research into any topic. You do need to register to create a login, but this is free to do and will then allow you access a wide range of reliable and verified information.

Free Encyclopaedia-like resource from DK Publishers using their brilliant Find out series of books. With clear explanations, links to take your research further and quizzes to test your knowledge. Great for a whole range of subjects. Check out these links for Planet Earth, Science and History

Encyclopaedia Britannica online gives you access to reliable and verified information across a wide range of subjects as well as videos, biographies and quizzes.

Information Literacy

BBC Bitesize have launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people become more discerning about the information they engage with. 

Factcheck.org has produced this simple short video to help you spot fake news 

Crash Course have created a good video about navigating digital information

Newsguard is a great way to make sure that the online information you are using is from a reliable source. This extension to your Internet Browser will give you a traffic light icon showing you how trustworthy the site is.

General Curriculum Support

University of Warwick have set up an education resources page with links to lots of different learning resources and activities for a range of ages. 

Twinkl have produced a home learning pack for KS3 that is free to download during the school closures. Teacher written worksheets and activities to support Maths, English, Science and Well-being for ages 11-14

A list of 75 museums that are offering virtual tours, split into 4 categories, art, natural history, science and technology, and history museums from all over the world

Learning through fun

 A Hogwarts themed digital escape room. Complete the puzzles and follow the clues to find your way out! A fun activity which can also hone your maths and problem-solving skills. If you enjoyed doing that one then why not try some more!

Minecraft: Education Edition are educational worlds that allow you to tour the international space station, learn about Greek history or explore the inside of the human eye! The worlds include lesson plans like creative writing activities, build challenges and tricky puzzles. All of these worlds are currently free to download (offer ends 30 June) 

Netflix has put some of their educational programming on YouTube for free. For instance, they’ve put all 8 episodes of David Attenborough’s nature series Our Planet and the Explained series 

While the Scouts normally advocate the great outdoors, this is a collection of great ideas that can be done at home. You can create a tornado in a teacup, a catapult out of lolly sticks or maybe try a leaf collage of an animal.

The National Trust have some great ideas for family activities to do this spring either in the house or your garden.

The Wildlife Trust have the 30 Days Wild challenge to do 1 wild thing a day throughout June. Sign up to receive a free activity pack with additional resources sent out throughout June. They also have a great collection of nature-based activities you can do during lock down.

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