ABCMouse provides a step by step course offering a full curriculum of subjects for children ages 2-8 years old. Covering core curriculum units of reading, maths, science, arts & colors. It provides 10 levels of study with over 850 lessons and more than 10,000 individual activities. Each step follows a progression and students move up a step when all the activities are complete. To keep everyone motivated, there's tickets and rewards to collect and use for virtual fun items. Kids can jump in, customize their avatar and start learning. From songs, puzzles, books, printable’s and even an interactive zoo there's something to keep everyone engaged. Keep track of progress through levels completed and by academic level and curriculum subject.
from £9.95 per month
ABCya builds on the USA Common Core standards to create games that parents and teachers can use as a resource to supplement their students’ classwork. These games cover a short range of topics that are the same for each grade level, including literacy, numbers, and strategy. The games range from pre-K to 6th year, and while the higher end games are labeled “Grade 6+” they will largely appeal to children in 6th and 7th year. There is a free subscription option available, which includes full access to all games on desktop, and access to all ABCya videos. This option, however, includes ads, does not include resources, limits mobile games to 6 per week, and will not let you play games full screen. The family subscription can be paid at $9.99 a month, $44.99 for six months, or $69.99 for a full year. There is also a classroom subscription option for $25 a month.
Adapted Mind(8 reviews)
Adapted Mind works to help K-6 students learn English and maths by trying to make learning fun. It does this by creating a personalized learning path for the students based on a pre-test, after which the student is provided with resources ranging from videos of real teachers explaining why problems were answered incorrectly and how to improve to games involving fun characters and stories. A membership is required to use Adapted Mind. Memberships cost $9.95 a month, but the first month is free.
Affordable Academic (0 reviews)
Affordable Academic success offers lesson planning, marking and live support from UK tutors, Making it the UK's largest home tuition provider. Designed to have everything you need, it takes the stress away from parents by providing high-quality homeschooling resources and support. Starting with an assessment, you then receive a learning plan tailored to each individual student. One that is aligned to your child's school curriculum and rewards them for learning progress and achievement. You can make sure they stay on track by monitoring progress and seeing how long they take to complete tasks. With over 2,000 lessons and a team of tutors set up to answer all your questions, it is designed to fit into and grow with your family life.
from £12 per week
Atestingtime is a website devoted to test questions. Created by an Oxford maths grad and 20 year educator, this website seeks to provide test questions for teachers to use and students to practice with in preparation for exams. The website creates a learning path individual to the user, and questions get more difficult as the user improves. There is a 30 question sample test for free, but full access requires a subscription of £18 a month or £119 a year.
Atom Learning(88 reviews)
Atom Learning wants to better incorporate the use of technology in the education environment. They provide products for both parents and schools on English and STEM topics. Atom Learning provides individualised learning programmes for students to progress through, like a digital tutor, while also providing analytics and insights for parents and teachers to find weak spots and help support learning. For schools, Atom Learning is priced on individual school needs. Parents can choose from three options: £19.99 a month to gain access to maths, English, and science resources; £49.99 a month (or £479.99 a year) for all of that plus reasoning; and £59.99 a month (£575.90 a year) for senior school entrance exam resources.
BBC Bitesize(249 reviews)
BBC Bitesize provides simple lessons mostly for ages 4-14, though there are select resources for older teenagers as well. These lessons include quizzes, short films, and practice activities to ensure mastery of topics. Being provided by the BBC, it is a free resource to use, though there are options available for donations to be provided. There are also easily digestible news stories written with these age groups in mind on topics children and teenagers find interesting, such as the Euro 2020 host cities.
BookTrust is a charity organization dedicated to getting children excited about reading. They tend to focus on early years, hoping to get children into the habit of reading from a very early age. Most of their work is done via in-person programmes, however they do offer select digital sources including a book finder, resources for disabilities and reading, and reading recommendations, all for free.
BrainPop creates Aha moments. It has grown from a resource supporting elementary and middle schoolers into a platform for everyone. Including BrainPop Jr for kids K-3 and BrainPOP ELL supporting English language learners. It offers a huge range of subjects from common core too extra-curricular and everything in between. Animated movies, coding, mind mapping, quizzes pair with writing, drawing and primary activities to create a range of learning opportunities. With everything from science, social studies, English, maths, art and more. BrainPOP is also available in Spanish and French. Assign lessons or let your kids explore the 1000 topics on offer. Add up to two children per account and keep track of topics learnt, badges collected and learning progress. Make learning Pop!
from £79 per year
Busy Things(0 reviews)
Busy Things is an award-winning organization which strives to make learning enjoyable and accessible to all children. Available for £4.49 a month (or £34.99 a year), this website offers hundreds of activities across all subjects. A free trial is available for those who wish to try it out before committing to a subscription. Busy Things primarily targets children ages 3-11, though many of their resources and activities could help reinforce children of a slightly older age as well. In addition to providing learning activities and materials in the form of apps, they also have a store where families can purchase books, subscriptions, and Busy Things merchandise. Schools can also purchase subscriptions for their entire student body, with prices starting at £249.