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Is there an Educational website for kids besides BBC Bitesize etc..

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wheelycote Tue 09-Dec-14 14:16:02

Hi

can't afford extra tuition and not the brightest myself. My aim is for DS to come home from school and whilst I get food cooking, he can be on the computer in the kitchen doing bits of work....I'll be close to hand to help where I can. Can anyone recommend a good educational website that provides...maybe tasks that can be done online, worksheets??

When I do a search there are loads...some that require payments (dont mind paying small monthly fee if it does the job) others that don't...has anyone already run the gauntlet and found one theyd recommend?

RaspberryBeret34 Tue 09-Dec-14 14:20:52

My friend's daughter uses www.q-files.com. It's an online encyclopedia and is free. It doesn't really have any worksheets or tasks but might be helpful as a general reference. I'm not sure how old your DS is but it is for up to about 14 year olds.

Kidsncats Tue 09-Dec-14 14:49:37

Khanacademy.org

Kidsncats Tue 09-Dec-14 14:50:35

Pressed send too soon....completely free! All variety of educational videos and work at all levels.

wheelycote Tue 09-Dec-14 16:04:51

DS is 14 and is behind a bit at school hence wanting to find a good site that can help bring him up to speed and beyond if possible.

wheelycote Tue 09-Dec-14 16:08:34

online encyclopedia sounds great and will have a look at the khanacademy site...thanks for those smile

Any other site suggestions anyone?

xing Wed 10-Dec-14 13:16:56

nrich.maths.org/ for maths.

TalkinPeace Wed 10-Dec-14 15:32:24

What sites does the school have logins for?
such as Mymaths
and do they have a VLE with resources on it?

Which sites do his teachers suggest
also there is LOADS of good stuff on youtube, particularly for science and languages

ICanTotallyDance Wed 10-Dec-14 22:17:32

I really like education perfect, but you have to pay an annual fee (maybe fifty pounds a year?) and I think it's better for language learning than for other subjects (I am using it to study French atm).

For other subjects, I would second the recommendation for Khan academy (which is free) and I also like "no brain too small" but it is not a UK website and so the curriculum might not be quite right.

You might want to check with his school if he has a subscription for a website, a lot of schools do, particularly for mathematics.

Cerisier Thu 11-Dec-14 07:17:00

www.my-gcsescience.com contains videos covering different aspects of GCSE science. The site used to be free but there is a now a small charge. My DD used them and liked them.

DS might be interested in explain3d.com which has interactive simulations which can help you to understand how things work. Simulations include: 4 stroke engines, jet engines, lock and key, nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams.

The various CGP GCSE workbooks and revision guides from Amazon or bookshops are always good value and well worth getting.

PastSellByDate Thu 11-Dec-14 13:03:31

Channel 4 has Homework High: www.channel4learning.net/apps/homeworkhigh/ - bit clunky but useful if you want to look up more information or for vocabulary.

KS3 Resources Royal Geographic Society: www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching+resources/Key+Stage+3+resources/Key+Stage+3+resources.htm

5 a day maths quiz - 3 levels - meant for GCSE prep - but start Numeracy level: corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/

Khan Academy - pretty well any subject - just type in key word - great for maths and all free: https://www.khanacademy.org/ - really like the MIT K-12 Science videos: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/mit-k12 & their british museum content: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/british-museum

royal institute christmas lecutres - on tv free every Christmas - but website gives you access to past lectures: www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures - past lectures: www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch -

They have the RI channel - with past christmas lectures and other things: richannel.org/

Royal institute advent calendars - 2013 DNA/ 2012 Chemistry - my favourite elemetn are great: richannel.org/videos/search?query=advent+calendar+chemistry&submit=submit

Maths & sports: sport.maths.org/content/KS3 - from Cambridge University

this is still in development - but mathematical origami is pretty cool: www.mathigon.org/origami/

Science Bob blog: www.sciencebob.com/blog/

Smarter every day - fun/ quirky science experiments/ observations: https://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2/videos

S-cool (does a range of subjects but science teacher gave DD1 link): select topics under GCSE for KS3: www.s-cool.co.uk/

Scriber monkey - science ages 11-14: www.scibermonkey.org/level.asp?page=KS3

Planet Science You tube play list: https://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetScienceUK/videos?view=1

free foreign language website & games after 4 p.m.: www.zut.org.uk/index.html

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also check with the school - they may belong to things like My Maths or Kerboodle (for science with text book) - which also help.

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You can join Times Education Supplement - just register as a volunteer - and then you can download their KS3 resources.

if all else fails try search engine - you may be surprised.

HTH

Cerisier Fri 12-Dec-14 11:53:38

That's a great selection past, thank you!

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