Fun & Free Teaching Resources – The Global Classroom
At a time when remote learning is so critical to the educational development of our nation’s children, free teaching resources are priceless. It’s also a bonus if they’re fun and engaging.
Today’s younger generations are more tech-savvy than ever. Thanks to social media, they’re overwhelmed with digital content every single day. As a result, they can be prone to disengage from digital resources quickly. Which is why your learning resources must hold their attention.
Thankfully, The Global Classroom is here to help. We combine celebrities, international networking and current discussions to create our free digital classroom resources. They utilise the most popular and engaging visual medium – video – to ensure your class remains absorbed whilst you take advantage of free teaching resources.
What is the Global Classroom?
Established amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, The Global Classroom is a unique charity and educational movement that connects children across the globe. The project is delivered by Scarisbrick Hall School, an award-winning independent school based near Ormskirk, Lancashire.
Scarisbrick Hall launched The Global Classroom in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the support of UNICEF to create the largest digital classroom in the world. This is a classroom with no barriers. Race, gender, religion, ethnicity or location do not limit the children who make use of The Global Classroom’s free teaching resources.
With this free teaching resource, children have the opportunity to be heard by international influencers, artists, activists, artists, entertainers and more. Discussing the planet, mental health, and community with professionals from The Walt Disney Company, National Geographic and The Smithsonian Institute provides a fun opportunity for children to engage with the world around them whilst they learn from home.
The Global Classroom Events
Since May 2020, The Global Classroom has held five virtual classrooms, each with a different theme and focus. These digital classroom events reached 193 countries, connecting 153,000 schools from around the world.
Topics covered include the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our daily lives, World Environment Day, mental health, physical health and the impact of changing generations. Across all of these free events, students had the unique opportunity to connect with industry-leading professionals from UNICEF, FIFA and National Geographic, as well as international music artists like Jason Mraz and Heather Small.
The Global Classroom Supporters
Our Global Classroom supporters are the magic ingredient that ensures our free teaching resources engage students of all ages. Our partners come from a range of professional backgrounds, including scientists, artists, musicians, professional footballers, animators, war veterans, activists, authors and so many more. As a result, our free teaching resources can bring education to life for your students.
Our learning resources appeal to children of all ages. During our Global Generations Classroom, The Global Classroom was honoured to welcome an animation supervisor from The Walt Disney Company. Michael Woodside was involved in the popular Frozen films. He gave our students a live animation tutorial that would teach them how to draw the beloved Olaf from the Frozen collection. If you’re looking for free primary teaching resources, in particular, Michael’s live demonstration is sure to captivate your students.
All of our digital classrooms are free teaching resources that are also available on-demand. You can enjoy feature snippets from each digital classroom, or stream each classroom event in full on The Global Classroom website. Teaching online is incredibly difficult, so let’s make it fun. Include The Global Classroom’s free teaching resources in your lesson plan today.