Online resources for Remote Working and Homeschooling

These resources were presented by Gary Aubin (@SENDMattersUK), Head of SEND, Future Academies at the #VirtuallySpeaking webinar on Remote Working and Homeschooling.

How do I support my child with their home-based learning?

Reciprocal reading strategies
https://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/reciprocal_teaching

Typing club
https://www.typingclub.com

Seeing AI
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/seeing-ai/id999062298

Spellzone
https://www.spellzone.com

Accessibility in Microsoft Word
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/Accessibility/office

Accessibility in Internet Explorer
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17456/windows-internet-explorer-ease-of-access-options

Accessibility in Google Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/text-to-speech/hmmfmpjefnijeadpgbfjgcmicfeddfoj

Home schooling children and young people with SEND: where to get support and information

For tips on setting up home schooling for a child with SEND:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/centres/centre-inclusive-education/homeschooling-children-send

For tips on how to talk to children about coronavirus:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51734855

For easily accessible, primary-age resources to support children with a wide range of SEND:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/send-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-s-2548769

For the BBC’s guide to supporting children with SEND during the pandemic:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382

For the National Autistic Society’s resources on how to support children with autism during coronavirus, with ideas for learning activities: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/helpful-resources.aspx

For a folder full of ideas from ASDAN, planned and written for secondary-age learners with SEND on a wide range of topics, from English to lifeskills:
https://www.asdan.org.uk/resources/free-resources

For advice around wellbeing, aimed separately at parents/carers and young people:
https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

For advice on how to support a child with ADHD during school closure:
https://childmind.org/article/giving-kids-with-adhd-support-and-structure-during-the-coronavirus-crisis/

For a 12-minute video showing tips for parents on supporting neurodiverse children at home:
https://youtu.be/dXPtqmHKNoE

For some parent-parent support, as a parent/carer of a child or young person with SEND during lockdown:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2639676579644227/

For an extensive list of home school links for just about every subject, with resources to support various types of SEND:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education#special-educational-needs-and-disabilities-send

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Non SEND-specific resources

For daily, pre-recorded lessons from qualified teachers in a range of subjects, for all year groups:
https://www.thenational.academy/

For live lessons delivered daily by qualified teachers, for students in Key Stage 4, in a range of subjects:
https://www.guideeducation.co.uk/free-streaming-school?fbclid=IwAR0hD1m_XNvuuTN1y6mCTpoZioa0GjiJ29zhYaqevQFks8pMRSvF1FmdEGg

For a wide range of videos and lesson ideas aimed at all year groups:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize