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A Self-Isolation Thread.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    For those of the TES Community who are required to self-isolate to share experiences, tips, ideas and mutual support.

    There will be many members of our TES community who will soon be in self-isolation, if there are not already doing so.

    I trust others of the community will respect the intentions of this thread and keep it free of political content.

    Mental health

    So, to start, some guidance from the mental health charity Mind. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

    Out of school education

    School closures will happen, maybe as early as this week. So, for any parents worrying about how to continue with their children's education, here are some free online education resources. (Please be assured i have no vested interest in any of them).

    Khan Academy
    https://www.khanacademy.org
    Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

    BBC Learning
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
    This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

    Futurelearn
    https://www.futurelearn.com
    Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

    Seneca
    https://www.senecalearning.com
    For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

    Openlearn
    https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
    Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

    Blockly
    https://blockly.games
    Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

    Scratch
    https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
    Creative computer programming

    Ted Ed
    https://ed.ted.com
    All sorts of engaging educational videos

    National Geographic Kids
    https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
    Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

    Duolingo
    https://www.duolingo.com
    Learn languages for free. Web or app.

    Mystery Science
    https://mysteryscience.com
    Free science lessons

    The Kids Should See This
    https://thekidshouldseethis.com
    Wide range of cool educational videos

    Crash Course
    https://thecrashcourse.com
    You Tube videos on many subjects

    Crash Course Kids
    https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
    As above for a younger audience

    Crest Awards
    https://www.crestawards.org
    Science awards you can complete from home.

    iDEA Awards
    https://idea.org.uk
    Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

    Paw Print Badges
    https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
    Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

    Tinkercad
    https://www.tinkercad.com
    All kinds of making.

    Prodigy Maths
    https://www.prodigygame.com
    Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

    Cbeebies Radio
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
    Listening activities for the younger ones.

    Nature Detectives
    https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
    A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

    British Council
    https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
    Resources for English language learning

    Oxford Owl for Home
    https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
    Lots of free resources for Primary age

    Big History Project
    https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
    Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

    Geography Games
    https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
    Geography gaming!

    Blue Peter Badges
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
    If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

    The Artful Parent
    https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
    Good, free art activities

    Red Ted Art
    https://www.redtedart.com
    Easy arts and crafts for little ones

    The Imagination Tree
    https://theimaginationtree.com
    Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

    Toy Theater
    https://toytheater.com/
    Educational online games

    DK Find Out
    https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
    Activities and quizzes

    ******
    https://www.******.co.uk
    This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

    Local support groups

    There are a number of regional support groups who may be able to shop for you, collect prescriptions, etc.

    The following is not a definitive list but includes all the organisation's of which my local group is aware.

    London:
    Bristol:
    Loughborogh:
    Lincoln:
    Newcastle upon Tyne:
    Cambridgeshire:
    Birmingham:
    Southampton:
    Liverpool:
    Sheffield:
    Molesey, Surrey:
    Oxford:
    Essex:
    Poole:
    Brighton:
    Edinburgh:
    Holtspur:
    Hertfordshire:
    Crowland, Lincolnshire:
    North Lincolnshire:
    Coventry:
    Greater Manchester:
    Durham:
    North Tyneside:
    Dartford:
    Dundee:
    Derby:
    Highworth:
    Swindon:
    Nottingham:
    Glagow:
    Northumberland:
    Chester:
    Skelmersdale:
    Leeds:
    Cardiff:
    Northampton:
    Ruddington:
    Doncaster:
    Stirling:
    Worcester:
    Reading:
    Middlesbrough:
    Scarborough:
    Corsham:
    Penzance:
    Hastings:
    Lewes:
    Devon:
    Wolverhampton:
    Barnsley:
    St Helens-Merseyside:
    Beaconsfield:
    Forest of Dean:
    South Darenth and Horton Kirby:
    Bexley, Kent:
    Kent:
    Ditton, Kent:
    Haslingden and Helmshore, Lancs:
    North Lincolnshire:
    Blackwood/Oakdale area, South Wales:
    Beverley, , East Riding of Yorkshire:
    Hyndburn, inc Huncoat, Read, Simonestone:
    Portsmouth & Southsea:
    Southport & Formby:
    Willenhall, Borough of Walsall:
    Hucknall, Nottinghamshire:
    Machynlleth, Wales:
    Chichester, West Sussex:
    Aberdeen:
    Aberdeenshire:
    Newcastle under Lyme and North Staffordshire:
    Leicestershire:
    Horsham:
    Grimsby and Cleethorpes:
    Rye, East Sussex:
    Somersham, Cambridgeshire:
    Claygate/Esher:
    Didsbury, Withington and Burnage:
    Whitworth:
    Knottingley & Ferrybridge:
    Leicester:
    Basingstoke:
    Finally

    Above all, try to remain positive.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2020
  2. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Thank you, Nomad.
     
  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Wow I'm not in isolation, nor do I need to home tutor but you are an absolute star, look at all those links you have provided to help people, the worst of times really can bring out the very best in people. :)
     
  4. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    And @Curae Posted something to keep the adults out of the kids hair too

    https://community.tes.com/threads/how-are-you-coping.800613/#post-13055490

    museums on line
    1. Pinacoteca di Brera - Milano https://pinacotecabrera.org/

    2. Galleria degli Uffizi - Firenze https://www.uffizi.it/mostre-virtuali

    3. Musei Vaticani - Romahttp://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/it/collezioni/catalogo-online.html

    4. Museo Archeologico - Atene https://www.namuseum.gr/en/collections/

    5. Prado - Madrid https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-works

    6. Louvre - Parigi https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

    7. British Museum - Londra https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection

    8. Metropolitan Museum - New York https://artsandculture.google.com/explore

    9. Hermitage - San Juan Pietroburgo https://bit.ly/3cJHdnj

    10. National Gallery of art - Washington https://www.nga.gov/index.html


    museums

    1. Pinacoteca di Brera - Milano https://pinacotecabrera.org/

    2. Galleria degli Uffizi - Firenze https://www.uffizi.it/mostre-virtuali

    3. Musei Vaticani - Romahttp://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/it/collezioni/catalogo-online.html

    4. Museo Archeologico - Atene https://www.namuseum.gr/en/collections/

    5. Prado - Madrid https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-works

    6. Louvre - Parigi https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

    7. British Museum - Londra https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection

    8. Metropolitan Museum - New York https://artsandculture.google.com/explore

    9. Hermitage - San Juan Pietroburgo https://bit.ly/3cJHdnj

    10. National Gallery of art - Washington https://www.nga.gov/index.html
     
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  5. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

  6. angiebabe

    angiebabe Occasional commenter

    Fantastic resources. Thank you so much
     
  7. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Very thoughtful thread.
     
  8. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    .

    Some great links from some great posters.

    Thank you all very much.

    Keep safe. And sane!

    Best wishes

    .
     
  9. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Thank you for this.
     
  10. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Yes, many thanks.
     
  11. rararasputin

    rararasputin Established commenter

    Excellent idea!
     
  12. 10000YearsBC

    10000YearsBC New commenter

    While this is admittedly very niche, I've started a thread with hand picked links to assist KS2 distance learning about the Stone Age in the TES history section. Adults can look at them too if they want. :)
     
  13. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    A reminder that some TV providers offer a period (often 30 days) free if one subscribes (you can cancel before the end of the free period and pay nothing) and/or also allow one to join for a month or two (not a full year) - which might be useful if one is self-isolating!

    For example:


    If there is a lock down as in Spain for any long period, we'll add 'Now TV' Cinema or Netflx to our Amazon!
     
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  14. bajan

    bajan Occasional commenter

    Thank you Nomad. I think ****** are also offering free resources.
     
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  15. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

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  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Good thinking. Thank you.
     
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  17. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Hard luck if you live in Wales then (apart from Machynlleth)
     
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  18. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  19. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    What are the asterisks?
     
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  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    It is a name banned by TES, although the company has changed hands since.

    The name is what the song says little stars do twice (but without the 'e' at the end).
     

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