HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT
FOR PARENTS AND CARE GIVERS

With Homeschooling in the UK growing, Tablet Academy are delighted to offer support to parents and care givers who are educating, or supporting the education of, their children at home.

 Whatever the reason for your homeschooling journey, Tablet Academy 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.

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VIRUTAL ROBOTICS TOOLKIT

INTRODUCTION

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.

Get your 15 day free trial,
extended to 60 days.

Click here to download

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM

Tablet Academy have developed a range of courses for parents and care givers on using Google, Microsoft, and other solutions to show educators how they can use these technologies effectively to support learners.

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.
RECOMMENDED COURSE
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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

STEM SHOP

FIND OUT MORE Tello EDU is an impressive and programmable drone perfect for education. You can easily learn programming languages such as Scratch, Python, and Swift. Sphero SPRK+ FIND OUT MORE Pi-Top [4] & Foundation kit
With pi-top [4], you can design, code and make anything you can imagine using one simple, easy-to-use system. From beginner to superuser, pi-top powers your projects and brings learning into the real world
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Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to your voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash.
Dash
FIND OUT MORE An introductory STEAM lesson kit comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a number of wireless electronic blocks and accessories. Alpha Kit
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FAMILIES - SKILLS FOR TOMORROW

Help your child explore and enjoy the online world safely.

Free tips, advice, video games & courses for you and your family.

Visit Skills for Tomorrow Home Page

FREE HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

STEM LEARNING

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.
All ages

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.
All ages

BBC Bitesize - Over the coming weeks, the BBC will be offering daily content to support families with home learning and issues of wellbeing.
All ages

Discovery Education - Videos, interactive activities, or complete, ready-to-use lesson plans in maths, science and social studies.
All ages

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.
All ages

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
All Ages

Code.Org - Learn to Code at home, including videos, fun tutorials, and projects.
All Ages

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.
All ages

Culture Tree - Cultural and recreational resources to promote and preserve African arts, languages and culture.
All ages

Musemio - Offers a cultural curriculum using virtual reality.
Ages 8 +

Musitude - Play a musical instrument using a qwerty keyboard
All Ages

HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Big History Project - Explores the past, present and the future through a series of resources.
All Ages

World Geography Games - Learning about the world through games. All ages

Duolingo - A free language-learning website offering short daily lessons.
All Ages

Mr Allsop History - GCSE and A level resources
Ages 14 - 18

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