Beat the Boredom!

We’ve put together a list of free, online resources to help us beat boredom whilst we are all confined to stay indoors.

Online learning

Open Learn – Free, online courses, Open university
BBC – Learning Resources
BBC Bitesize – Learning Resources
BBC languages – Learn languages online free
Khan Academy – Free online courses, lessons & practice
Open Culture – Free Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks
E-learning for kids – Free online study
Prodigygame – Great lessons for Maths
Sociology courses – Free online study
Creative courses – Free online study
Dictionary – Learning how to remember correct spelling
Teachtube – Great lessons from teachers
A range of short, free online courses
Cambridge University Press – ALL 700 textbooks are currently available FREE in HTML format

Virtual Tours

Museums from around the world – Virtual, online tours
Access to 500 Museums & Art Galleries – Free, online
Future Learn – Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
Virtual Tours – Virtual online tours – including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries, etc.
Aquarium – Georgia aquarium allowing you to tour under the sea

Geography and Nature

National Geographic
Tutorful – Top Geography websites, YouTube videos, and resources
Project Noah – Global site where you can view and share wildlife
Seterra – Free world geography, online quizzes
Online film festival – Resistance in the Rainforest

Arts and some culture

J P Brewer – View classic paintings online
Walter’s Museum – houses the highest artistic achievements from nearly every corner of the world. View some of the past, present, and future exhibitions
Google Arts and culture – Learn something new every day!
British Museum – Free videos
BBC Radio 4 – The History of the world – podcasts
50 things that made modern economy – Podcasts


Expeditions App– Free virtual Reality Augmentation app for all ages, to take virtual trips around the world to hundreds of destinations.
Podcasts – Free to download
Board Game arena – Play board games online free

Digilearning have also created a range of activities to beat boredom it’s a digital skills survival pack. Includes: a weekly timetable of things to do KS1 &KS2, 6 missions and 2 ebooks for digital skills.

Download a full weeks worth of goodies using the dropbox link below!