March 21, 2020
Really Cool! Totally Interesting Resources for Learning at Home
Children’s Concierge helps families explore destinations all over the world. In doing so we meet and work with all sorts of very creative and very interesting folks --- all over the world. Some of these incredibly interesting folks are museum professionals in the UK (United Kingdom). And they have put together a list of UK resources intended for use by kids and their parents who are now learning from home. We’re passing these resources on to you because we think they are fascinating resources that you might otherwise miss!!
HERE IS A COMPILATION OF LINKS FROM SOME OF OUR UK-BASED MUSEUM COLLEAGUES:
- Show Me - where you can list your family-friendly resources and homework help for free
- My Learning - which is a major database of free museum & cultural learning resources.
- V21 - 3D walkthroughs and virtual experiences
- The ultimate guide to virtual museum resources
- Teaching History 100
- Open Objects - resource for lots of cultural collections
- And a spreadsheet of specific museum offers
- Some local compilations - Simple Schools and Tees Valley Museums
- Europeana have many, many great online exhibitions to explore, and literally 100s of blogs
- The #museumathome for lots of people sharing great stuff
- The author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers has started reading a story of his, every day at 6pm (UK time, which is 5 hours ahead of DC time) using Instagram and Facebook
- The Climate Museum UK‘s campaign to encourage people to take #TimetoMend and to share their creative acts of up-cycling and mending
Resources courtesy of:
@bridgetmck — 07890 540 178
Gemma Ingason, Archaeologist - Trench 07887 581 881
They’ve created a Facebook page to share museum/heritage resources during the coronavirus closures. It includes learning resources, engagement/family activities not linked to the curriculum, Skype sessions and videos etc. This is an ever-evolving effort so expect the information here to change frequently.