Edtech and the businesses offering free material

Edtech is one of the UK’s fastest-growing industries estimated to be worth somewhere in the region of £170 million to the UK economy. With schools, colleges and nurseries being forced to close with immediate effect and classes and education being moved to online platforms and forums there has never been a higher demand for virtual learning.

With all eyes now on the edtech industry as the saviours of education and the providers of tools, resources and support,  we’ve taken a look at five edtech platforms that are providing a free offering during these turbulent times.

Century Tech

An award-winning teaching and learning platform for primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.

Drawing on the experience from teachers, neuroscientists and technologists, the London based edtech platform have created Century Tech, which is a model underpinned by evidence-based scientific and pedagogical techniques.

To help all those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and with schools closed until further notice, Century Tech are offering all their English, Maths and Science resources for both schools and students for free.


It’s a known fact that when students aren’t engaged, performance and participation suffers. Luckily Codio is here to help, the all in one learning platform that offers unrivalled control over the delivery of computer science courses.

Codio is a cloud-based platform that allows for the creation, assigning, completion, testing and grading of assignments.

Codio is available for free for colleges and university up until the end of August, so make sure to make the most of it.


With over 525,000 resources and new content added daily, Twinkl provides instant access to a complete range of teaching, planning and assessment materials to support learning from birth.

Their bank of teaching material is extensive, coving ages 0-16, all tailored to fit into the Welsh, Scottish and Republic of Ireland curriculums.

Everything that Twinkl does, supports the global teaching community and they’re committed to transforming people’s lives through education. All resources are teacher-made and can be used by anyone making learning accessible to all.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Twinkl have created home and school learning packs which are all completely free to use, so whether you’re a teacher, parent or home educator, there’s a step by step guide ready for you to follow to get the most out of the Twinkl resources.

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Night Zookeeper

Inspiring children around the world to write, draw and be creative. Night Zookeeper is an online tool, class blog and library of interactive lessons. So far, the platform has helped over one million children aged between 6 – 12 to develop their writing, reading and creative thinking skills.

As a company, Night Zookeeper have always tried to make the world a better and more magical place for kids. Night Zookeeper want to help as much as possible with maintaining a safe environment for kids so are providing free and half-price educational content for the foreseeable future.

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One of the world’s first platforms for maths and coding, Mangahigh.com which is part of Blue Duck Education helps students to develop a conceptual understanding of key topics and helps to build confidence in subjects through the power of adaptive quizzes, innovative games and social competitions.

Mangahigh supports teachers in providing a unique learning experience for each student through the power of an AI algorithm, whilst remaining in-line with the curriculum. With over 700 engaging activities ranging from algebra to geometry, they all work to boost student understanding.

Mangahigh is trusted by over 5,000 schools around the globe and thousands of teachers.

Mangahigh are offering full access during school closure.

If you would like to find out how we could help promote your offering, then please get in touch today.

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