Coding & Technology

Code.org
Suitable Age: Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Website Address: http://www.code.org
Description: Free guided activities to help improve your skills in coding and computer science. During school closures, Code.org is launching Code Break — a live, weekly interactive classroom where our team will teach your children at home while school is closed, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers. Tune in Wednesdays at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Learn more at code.org/break
Country: UK
Coding overload
Suitable Age: Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: Free online resources for coding in computer science. Offers free educational games on tech and coding to help younger students learn better
Country: UK
Cyber School
Suitable Age: Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Website Address: https://cyberschool.ac/
Description: Cyber School is an online education institution for school students around the world. It is completely free to attend. They teach cyber security and computer science using a blended learning approach. Cyber School provide live, instructor-led lessons every day. Each age group will have their own individual live lessons. They also set up idividual ‘Cyber Projects’ for students to work on outside of class.
Country: UK
Elementari
Suitable Age: Age 0-4;Age 4-8;Age 8-11
Description: Encourages children to write stories and develop analytical thinking. Resources are free during school closures.
Country: International
Girls Who Code
Suitable Age: Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: Learn to code at home using the website Girls Who Code. This is a US based website offers free educational activities available to download. The resources are designed for a range of stages – from beginners to advanced. New resources will be released each week during school closures.
Country: USA
Kids Meet Code
Suitable Age: Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: Kids Meet Code provides access to weekly coding & technology workshops. They also work on a range of projects together including competitive projects and online hackathons sponsored by leading tech companies.
Country: UK
Minecraft (Education Edition)
Suitable Age: Age 0-4;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18;Age 4-8;Age 8-11
Description: A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.
Country: UK
Physics and Maths Tutor
Suitable Age: Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: GCSE and A Level Revision Resources. Includes past papers by topic and year, as well as revision videos and notes.
Country: UK
Q-files
Suitable Age: Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14
Description: With around 2000 pages, 1.5 million words and tens of thousands of images, Q-files is a vast online information library available for anybody to use whenever they like. It has all the school subjects — history, science, geography etc.—but plenty more besides: dinosaurs, space, castles, sports and so on.
Country: UK
Raspberry Pi
Suitable Age: Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: This website features hundreds of resources for parents, teachers and young people to improve their skills in coding & technology. In addition to dozens of resources, you can also find out about free events and free Code Clubs and Coder Dojos near you.
Country: UK
Robiox Education
Suitable Age: Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: Free resource that teaches students how to code and play their own games. Provides an easy introduction to coding and game creating
Country: USA
Smallpeicetrust
Suitable Age: Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: This “Engineering at Home” video shows you how to make a moving car with a rubber band.
Country: UK
Ted ED
Suitable Age: Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description: TED videos covering many ‘why’ questions about how the world works. The analyses of individual poems are particularly helpful.
Country: USA
The Learning Hour
Suitable Age: Age 11-14, Age 14-16, Age 16-18
Description: The learning hour runs live online workshops for young people and their families. These free online workshops led by experts from around the world, are designed to get young people learning something new every day! Free Creative design and Craft workshops, free online workshops on Managing Finances & Investing, Free workshops on Entrepreneurship, Emotionl Wellbeing and much more.
Country: UK
Oak National Academy (Daily lessons)
Suitable Age: Age 0-4, Age 4-8, Age 8-11, Age 11-14, Age 14-16, Age 16-18
Description: Oak National Academy was set up in 2020 to support the millions of young people in the UK studying from home. This website has daily lessons and resources for all ages. Set up by teachers, it follows the national curriculum. You can follow a set plan of lessons across a range of subjects or you can access particular lessons in certain subjects.
Country: UK
Tynker (Coding)
Suitable Age: Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16
Website Address: https://www.tynker.com/
Description: Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as specially designed curriculum for schools and camps.
Country: USA
Geek Girl Diaries
Suitable Age: Age 16-18;Age 11-14;Age 14-16
Description: Geek Girl Diaries (Youtube channel) is described as a collection of tutorials on how to create your own technology. Led by Keri-anne who discusses, creates, demos and interviews all things geek.
Country: UK
BBC Bitesize (Daily lessons)
Suitable Age: Age 0-4, Age 4-8, Age 8-11, Age 11-14, Age 14-16, Age 16-18
Description: BBC Bitesize has new daily lessons which can be access on the Bitesize website or on BBC iplayer – covering all subjects. With new lessons added every day, this is an excellent way to get learning during the school closure period.
Country: UK
Mike Likes Sience
Suitable Age: Age 16-18;Age 11-14;Age 14-16
Description: Mike turns interesting science and technology topics into songs. Great if you want to learn something new in a different way.
Country: USA
Free School on Youtube
Suitable Age: Age 4-8, Age 8-11, Age 11-14
Description: Youtube channel. FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.