Secondary – Free Digital Content, App or Open Educational Resource
BBC Education – BBC Bitesize KS3 Geography
New learn at home geography collections for key stage 3 learners, from BBC Bitesize. The materials breakdown and explain key geographical concepts– from the world economy to managing resources and the environment – through videos, interactives and games. Developed using Bitesize new guided ‘Courses’ format, the collection allows learners to approach topics at their own pace, developing their knowledge of globally significant places, the interdependence of human actions and the environment and to develop both their geographical skills and decision making.
INEQE Safeguarding Group – Suite of Safer Schools Apps
The digital world is 24/7. It exists outside and inside school gates, so education professionals need a service that does the same. The Safer Schools Apps are a digital library of age-appropriate safeguarding resources that the whole school community can check out anytime, from your phone to your computer to your classroom.
Teachers, parents, and pupils can all access information and advice tailored to them through the apps. They contain advice about ongoing safeguarding issues online, such as image sharing, harmful content, managing mental health, and more. They also offer support about engaging children in conversations on these critical issues.
Our Safer Schools Apps contain contextual digital safeguarding information, practical advice, and guidance that has been researched and written by our team of online safety experts. The apps are interactive, with engaging content which is easy-to-access, simple to understand, and intuitive to use.
If we can educate, empower, and protect the next generation, we will be one step closer to a safer world for everyone.
INEQE Safeguarding Group – Teach Hub / Home Learning Hub
As the largest independent safeguarding company in the UK and Ireland, INEQE Safeguarding Group have provided online safeguarding solutions to a wide spectrum of clients, not least to those at the front line of educating children and young people: parents, carers, teachers and school staff.
The Teach and Home Learning Hubs are excellent safeguarding resources made by INEQE’s online safety experts.
Both Hubs are packed full of resources to support teachers, parents, and carers in helping young people stay safer online. They are part of the greater Safer Schools ecosystem and are free to access for all.
We believe keeping children and young people safe online requires a whole-school approach. Our Teach Hub is the virtual toolkit for teachers and school staff, providing them with the tools they need to build a school community with solid online safeguarding foundations.
To support the work of school staff and teachers, the Home Learning Hub is there for parents and carers to continue online safety lessons outside of the school gates. It contains adapted versions of the materials available to teachers and not only aims to educate pupils in safeguarding issues, but to support parents and carers too.
Northwestern University in Qatar – Plague of Athens | a Chromebook Web App
Based out of Northwestern University in Qatar—and involving a talented, interdisciplinary team from around the world—our project is called Global Pandemics: an interactive learning experience designed to enhance student understanding of the role of pandemics in world history
So far, we have completed the first installment in a larger planned series that will feature five major pandemics in world history The Plague of Athens web app features advanced web animation, digital storytelling, and interactive learning The VR version, built for the Oculus Quest 2, pushes new boundaries in terms of immersive history education.
The web app features cutting-edge digital learning design, web animation, interaction design, and digital storytelling Available for free, for students around the world here: https://pandemics historyadventures app
The video walkthrough of the Web App for Chromebook can be viewed here: https://youtu be/wZ-HVOJvqSs
Meanwhile, the VR version takes things to another level by taking students into the streets of Athens during the worst of the ancient plague The video walkthrough for the dev build from Oct 12, ’22 can be found here: https://youtu be/ofTg9DY2d60
PG Online ClearRevise / Ludenso
PG Online and Ludenso are the first UK publisher partners to launch augmented reality content into their popular ClearRevise® guides. Augmented reality offers an inspiring, alternative tool to enrich printed books in a way that appeals to students, increasing their interactivity and involvement in learning. AR content includes 3D models that students can interact with through rotate, pinch and zoom gestures; video content that explains topics in more detail; and curated links to further online research. Using ubiquitous pocket-technology, students can employ their phones or tablets to magically reveal an invisible layer of content, immersing themselves in a topic they may previously have dismissed as being incomprehensible. Imagine studying the circulatory system by opening a labelled, beating heart right at your desk, on the bus or at home.
Proudly boasting accolades every year since inception, PG Online have won eight major industry awards with a further 30 nominations, including those for the British Book Awards and the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. They have a quickly proven track record of success in increasing grades, in improving teachers’ subject knowledge and in improving their work / life balance. Now they are doing the same for students and parents.
Salters’ Institute – Salters’ Chemistry Club
The Salters’ Chemistry Club is a unique and innovative online interactive learning platform, providing new content daily. It promotes learner-led education for students’ aged 11-14 by connecting in-school theory to real-world applications. Students explore a wide range of topics in chemistry through bite-sized activities at a time convenient to them. The Salters’ Chemistry Club offers students the ability to carry out independent learning, which is accessible, manageable and inspiring, at their fingertips. It impacts learning by increasing confidence in the subject area, and presents different educational pathways and how chemistry acts as a gateway to many careers. Each day students can learn something new while developing independent study skills in a fun and engaging way. The resource is free, making it accessible to all schools. This first-of its-kind platform has sparked and nurtured an interest in chemistry in young learners before they choose the secondary school subjects they will study at age 15 (KS4) and beyond.
Sparx Learning – Sparx Maths Free Resources
Sparx Maths is fundamentally an online personalised learning platform, available to secondary schools as a paid-for product. One of the crown jewels of the Sparx product is its content. With over 45,000 highly crafted questions Sparx provides scaffolding and differentiation for all learners. However, obviously only those using the platform have access to that depth of content.
As part of our continued effort to help increase numeracy and to support all teachers across the world, we decided to launch a set of free resources to be used by teachers and students specifically in those areas where we knew, from our collaboration with schools, that teachers and learners faced challenges. These resources included a Baseline Assessment package (for Year 7), and two Transition resources documents to support students moving from Year 6 to Year 7 and from GCSE to A Level.
White Rose Maths – Secondary Curriculum Materials
White Rose Maths’ free secondary curriculum is wraparound suite of materials that provides everything teachers need to create and deliver lessons. Research-driven and inspired by the mastery approach, the five-year programme develops fluency, reasoning and problem-solving with previous content interwoven to aid retention and deepen understanding. Pedagogy is built in through the editable exemplar questions and the notes and guidance provided for every small step of learning. The concrete-pictorial-abstract approach is further supported by our digital tools that can be used by teachers and students. The curriculum can be used flexibly to support all learners, and extra support is provided for both lower and higher attainers. Assessments are provided for the end of every block of learning and every time, including GCSE practice papers for all the major exam boards. To help rectify gaps in learning these identify, home learning videos written and delivered by maths teachers provide in-depth support for each step.