Online learning resources for kids
Panic not mums! 0ur partners English College Dubai have offered us some fantastic online resources to make sure no one gets left behind this Spring
Mathletics – is the engaging way to improve student math skills. Appropriate for age 6-18. Curriculum Alignment. Courses: Multiplications, Fractions, Subtraction, Division, Problem Solving, Counting, Decimals.
RAZ-Kids – Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes.
Active Learn – a form of learning in which teaching strives to involve students in the learning process more directly than in other methods. They cite literature that indicates that to learn, students must do more than just listen: They must read, write, discuss, or be engaged in solving problems.
National Geographic Kids – is a fact-filled, fast-paced online magazine created especially for ages 6 and up. With an award-winning combination of photos, facts, and fun, NG KIDS has captivated its more than one million readers for over 35 years.
BrainPOP – Animated Educational Site for Kids – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.
Tumble Book – has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite!
Tumble Math – has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in our world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress.
Study Ladder – used by over 70000 teachers & 1 million students at home and school. Studyladder is an online English literacy & mathematics learning tool. Kids activity games, worksheets and lesson plans for Primary and Junior High School
Seesaw – a platform for student engagement. Helps educators engage all learners, transform family engagement, and save time. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.
Loads of other resources that are accessible for FREE (see below):
Khan Academy – Khan Academy offers free online lessons and interactive exercises on just about every possible topic. These lessons can be a great resource for students and parents, whether you work through an entire subject, or just supplement with videos to get help with a tricky math challenge or other subject.
NASA – The NASA website’s For Students section includes a great free catalog of articles, activities, videos, and games for students in grades K–12 on topics related to STEM, aeronautics, and space
Duolingo – available as an app (French and Spanish language practice) – this free language app is available for iPhone, Android, and the web and offers fun and engaging lessons for a variety of languages, including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. Duolingo is a great option for homeschooling parents who want their kids to learn a new language but need a more affordable option than tutoring or language
Flowcabulary (Youtube channel) – Flocabulary’s videos teach basic concepts through hip hop and animation. Subjects include science, math, social studies, and even social topics like managing anxiety and staying safe on the Internet.
HooplakidzLab (Youtube channel) – Some of the videos created by HooplakidzLab are tutorials, meant for children to complete them while When the host explains what materials your kids will need, they can pause the video and assemble the materials themselves. Some videos do require the use of fire and scissors, so parental supervision is important if you want to use this channel for family activities.
What do we do all day (Youtube channel) – Erica is the brilliant mind behind What Do We Do All Day, a blog and video series which features STEAM activities, puzzles, math art, and experiments. She really does a great job of combining the art and creativity elements of science, math, and engineering. Her videos typically aren’t more than a minute or two long and come with in-depth tutorials on her
Article written by English College Dubai which was established in 1992 and has grown into a well-respected and highly sought-after school in the region. Following the British curriculum, our school offers classes from FS 1 to Year 13. All classes and lessons are taught and supported by highly qualified teaching staff.