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Homes Home School: Educational Websites To Keep Children Occupied And Learning

Home School: Educational Websites To Keep Children Occupied And Learning

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By Jacqueline Kot
By Jacqueline Kot
March 18, 2020
Want to improve your child’s math or language skills? These sites feature set curriculums, activities, videos and more to keep your children busy and learning at home

IXL

Image courtesy of IXL
Image courtesy of IXL
 

A subscription-based platform that is available worldwide and offers comprehensive curriculums for children, from pre-kindergarten stage all the way to Year 12. IXL offers programmes for mathematics, English, science, social studies (on US history) and Spanish and are used by schools across the US as well. The IXL platform is programmed to provide personalized learning—by setting questions that are based on the user’s level and understanding and using a Continuous Diagnostic function that assesses the student’s work and then adjusts the programme accordingly to build on certain skills or address any areas that needs improvement.

See also: Things To Do: 20 Productive And Fun At Home Activities

Kahoot!

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Image courtesy of Kahoot!
 

Kahoot! is a game-based programme that started in Norway in 2012 and features educational quizzes and games for languages, mathematics, science, history, geography and more. Children can play the games on their own or with their friends, and there are also activities that involve the whole family, making it an option as a fun, educational activity for the weekend as well.

See also: 7 Family-Friendly Weekend Activities In Hong Kong

Scholastic Learn At Home

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Image courtesy of Scholastic Learn at Home
 

Scholastic, the publishing company for children’s books, launched the free Scholastic Learn At Home website, featuring educational materials that are divided into four levels: Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+. The materials cover language arts, STEM, science, social studies and “Social-Emotional Learning”, and there is enough online for three hours of activities per day, for 20 days. There are writing and research projects, challenges on reading and geography for children to take on, and even virtual field trips. In addition, there is the Scholastic Home Base for children to reach out to other users.

MacGillivray Freeman Films

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Image courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films
 

This US-based company produces educational documentaries for IMAX and made some of their most popular films available on streaming platforms, with each video supplemented with an Educator Guide featuring additional info on the topic, learning activities, quizzes and more. All the links are on the website and while some of the videos are on Vimeo and can’t be streamed in Hong Kong, there are a few—such as one on dolphins and another titled The Living Sea—that are available on Amazon Prime and YouTube.

 

This article was originally published on 18 March, 2020 and was updated on 1 April, 2020.

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