Useful Sites

Here's a list of organisations and websites. I've included some of our favourite YouTube channels. We have all knowledge from all time in our devices. There's no shortage of ways to explore our Universe and the abundance of knowledge available to us for free.

 An independent charity supporting children with high learning potential and their families. Many will remember us as the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).Life can be difficult for a child with high learning potential. School work may not stretch them and yet other aspects of life may appear quite daunting. This can set them apart from their classmates and make it difficult for them to feel one of the crowd.

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This site provides information and resources for home educating families and those considering home education for the first time, including guidance on home education and the law, SEN and disabilities; downloadable fact sheets covering many aspects of HE; and links to local HE groups across the UK.

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Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

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Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

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Videos to make you think more deeply about science. Explosive short films, full length talks from the world’s leading scientists and writers, and videos to challenge the way you look at the world. The Royal Institution is a 200 year old independent charity based in London dedicated to connecting people with the world of science through events, education, and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

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We produce animations on genetics, evolution, biology, and chemistry that are in line with NGSS standards for use in classrooms.

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Science meets pop culture on StarTalk! Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities & scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe.

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This channel is certainly for students in science courses at both the high school and undergraduate level, but it is also for members of the general public that just want to know a little more about the world and how things work. My goal is to increase science literacy in our society so please share these tutorials with anyone that you think might enjoy them. Happy learning!

For every student,
every classroom.
Real results

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For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

This is a FREE platform for all users to learn more about their strengths and passions and how they will link to the world of work.

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This links to an open source google spreadsheet, full of useful teaching resource. 

This content has been collated from information shared online and between teachers. This content has not been vetted by Teach First.

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We might be locked down, but our lock-down blogs provide the key to spending time at home over the next few weeks. There are loads of free activities for the whole family to get involved in, from STEM experiments and kid-friendly workouts to boredom-busting garden games and epic craft projects and everything in between.

Google provide a temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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SANKOFA CLUB 

Black history didn't begin with slavery or in 1492. Join this 5 day black history challenge, starting Monday 22nd June, 2020  to discover how black peoples contributed to the world we live in.

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MAKING SPECIAL EDUCATION WORK FOR YOUR CHILD DURING COVID

Even in normal times, parents wrestle with decisions about how best to support their children’s development. Now, however, parents are faced with nearly-unprecedented choices, and problems with no clear solutions: What if in-person schooling is better for emotional health, but remote schooling is better for physical health? How can children foster social skills without typical social interactions? How can parents select among learning environments when all the options have clear downsides?

These concerns and choices are even more difficult for parents of children with disabilities, who are among the most vulnerable students and who are at increased risk of regression during school disruptions.

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Varsity Tutors - Virtual School Day

Want to learn about space from an actual astronaut? Or unlock the mind with a neuroscientist, who also happens to be an award-winning actress? With our StarCourse series, you can… for FREE.

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Varsity Virtual Summer Camps

100% free. 100% fun.

Need something to keep your K-12 kids busy this summer? Help them make the most of their break with interactive camps taught by expert instructors. Each camp consists of five sessions, starting on Monday and ending on Friday. Sign up for one camp, or all of them! We're adding new camps every day so be sure to check back often.

COPING WITH COVID STRESS

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a severe risk to the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities. Here are some tips on how to protect and advocate for yourself during this unprecedented crisis.

GUIDE TO SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

A special needs trust (sometimes called a supplemental needs trust) is designed to allow individuals with special needs to access additional funds without risking the loss of their government benefits. 

Many people with special needs face numerous expenses due to their disability or impairment. At the same time, these individuals also often rely on government benefits such as Medicaid benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. 

A special needs trust is one way to allow someone with special needs to maintain a higher quality of life. It gives them access to funds that can be used to pay for a variety of common disability expenses, without sacrificing their eligibility to receive public benefits

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HELPING KIDS DEAL WITH TRAUMA

When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Here are ways to bring these factors to life.

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FEATURES OF ACCESSIBLE APAARTMENTS 

There’s a misconception that handicap accessibility for apartments is related to ADA compliance. It’s an easy mistake to make; the ADA applies to public buildings, common areas in apartment buildings, and most units in newer apartment complexes. If you’re looking at older buildings, the ADA doesn’t necessarily apply (Learn more here).

FINDING ACCESSIBLE APPARTMENTS

 Finding an affordable, livable apartment can take some effort. And it can seem even more difficult when you're searching for handicap-accessible apartments. But there's good news...(USA)