Education

English teacher’s Facebook lessons an ‘overwhelming’ success

Image copyright Holly King-Mand/FacebookImage caption Holly King-Mand has children tuning in to her English lesson from all over the world An English teacher has amassed thousands of followers worldwide after just three online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic. Holly King-Mand, 36, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, is providing her daily English Live sessions on Facebook. She […]

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Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Image copyright MicrosoftImage caption Lessons are contained within worlds, including one on Greek history Minecraft is making its educational worlds available free, to help pupils no longer able to attend school because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 12 digital lessons will be available to download until the end of June. They include tours of the […]

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Unis must stop unconditional offers in virus confusion

Image copyright Alamy Universities in England have been told to stop making unconditional offers for the next two weeks, in a bid to tackle the confusion over applications during the coronavirus outbreak. The higher education watchdog, the Office for Students, has warned against unfair pressure being put on students. There are concerns universities are dropping […]

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Coronavirus: So how did day one of homeschooling go?

Image copyright Bobbie Gordon With schools closed to the majority of pupils to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, parents across the country have been asked to become instant homeschoolers. How have they coped with their first day of juggling timetables, curricula and coursework – all the while trying to get their own […]

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Coronavirus: The school of Mum and Dad

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption School’s out. What next? All schools in the UK closed their doors on Friday, and there’s no timetable for when they might re-open. Parents, who may need to work and juggle childcare, will have to fill the gap. While no-one expects them to replicate school, there is plenty of online […]