Free Functional Skills and Skills for Life resources
Study Support and Study Skills
Study skills at all levels (from Entry Level students to teachers on high level CPD courses). Help with spelling, grammar, essay writing, planning (including using graphic organisers and mind maps), organisation and much more.
This page hosts a fraction calculator that can perform addition, subtraction multiplication or division of two fractions. The values for the calculation can be simple or mixed fractions, or consist of only wholes. Input of improper fractions is allowed. Enter the values directly into the corresponding locations in the fraction calculator and the answer will be updated in real time. A visualization of the operand fractions and the answer fraction is shown in the panel underneath where the values are entered.
A very comprehensive and detailed guide written by Prof. Dennis Masino and Dr Jackie Giuliano.
Note taking and learning methods
Different types of note taking software
Reading comprehension and effective reading
How to memorise
Although aimed at high level students there are useful ideas in here for learners of all levels. Plus copious links and references if you want even more detail. I am going to check out the Cornell note taking method as I haven’t come across this before.
Literacy Assessment Online is great for assessing literacy standards. It is 100% free for up to 25 pupils with no obligation.
The following tests are available :
Reading comprehension 6-9
Reading comprehension 6-14
Listen and spell 6-9
Listen and spell 6-14
Phonics – consonant blends
Phonics – consonants and vowels
Phonics – high frequency words
Phonics – non words
National Phonics Check – replica
Tutorhub is a UK based online tutoring and homework help website. It allows students to work together collaboratively and free of charge to resolve homework problems. For those needing more help, it provides personal one-to-one private tuition from UK based and CRB checked tutors.
Recommended by The Good Schools Guide, The Tutor Pages is an all-round resource for parents, students and tutors. There are hundreds of articles on every aspect of private tuition, with individual tutor listings too.
TES Resources, the space for teachers to share free learning materials including lesson plans, activities, games, teaching ideas and worksheets. Upload, adapt, edit and download classroom resources today.
Previously known as Mindmaps.Moonfruit.com, this site contains an incredible selection of downloadable hand-painted mind maps covering everything from de-cluttering, positive thinking, and silence through to stopping smoking and the symptoms of diabetes. Great for introducing mind-mapping to students and for demonstrating their many uses (planning, organising thoughts, posters, transmitting information to others, etc. – see this mindmap on the related blog for many more ideas!).
Fantastic examples of every imaginable type of mind map, grid, matrix and flow chart. Most are created with Inspiration (see our separate link in the Assistive Software section). Each example comes with detailed ideas of when it can best be used, how to draw it, links to free applications and software, etc.).