April 2020: Useful Links During Home Learning
Useful websites to check out
Maths, English & Other
www.topmarks.co.uk Maths/English & Other subjects
www.babytv.com Nursery rhymes etc.
www.getepic.com Stories read aloud
www.raz-kids.com Reading books
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw6H7c7e5rE Evelyn Dore (a teacher) teaching sight words on youtube.
https://www.otb.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/At-Home-with-Weaving-Well-being-A-Mental-Health-Journal-for-Kids.pdf Mental Health & Wellbeing
https://www.classdojo.com/ Reward System
Fine motor, Physical activity & Gross motor
- SEN padlet section ie. 2nd one down. Made by one of the teachers there with lots of relevant resources for fine, gross and OT activities
Easy ideas for home environment.
www.activecork.ie ideas and a lovely booklet with relevant resources for everyone from gross motor, coordination and physical activities for all the family.
AS Chart given via email. Also available on Twitter account @Kanturkgns and school website http://gnskanturk.com/active-schools-2019-2020
Temporary Lámh Training for free https://www.lamhsigns.org/user/register Enter the Code lovelamh
Apps to support all where relevant (List from CPD College Training Course Completed by a Teacher)
Assistive apps – useful tools
App Name Details Description
Price: FREE QuickVoice is the most popular, full-featured iPhone/iPad/iPod voice recorder available. Record ideas, voice memos, voice email, dictation, lists, meetings, classes, or entire lectures! NOW WITH MULTI-TASKING so you can use other apps while still recording in the background! For professional, educational, and personal use WITH MORE THAN 5-MILLION USERS!
Price: €0.89 Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere. You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like!
Price: FREE Top-rated app with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. WORKS OFFLINE - no Internet connection needed when searching words. over 2,000,000 definitions, synonyms & antonyms
Price: FREE Mind mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. Easy to use - drag, arrange and edit topics on the Mind Map page.
Price: FREE Speller is a perfect tool to check spellings of English or Spanish words and come up with suggestions for misspelled words. Speller is based on Aspell, an open source spell checker for various platforms.
Price: FREE Search faster and easier with the latest Search app from Google. Get just the right information at just the right time with Google Now. Search hands free with enhanced Voice Search.
Reading- sight words
Smiley Sight Words
Price: €1.79 The 1,600+ sight words included with Smiley Sight Words comprises up to 85% of the text in a child's early reading materials. "Sight words" often cannot be illustrated via simple pictures or sounded out according to regular phonetic decoding rules, thus they need to be learned and recognized "on sight". Smiley Sight Words is a handy way to keep track of and encourage a child's mastery of their sight words.
See Read Say
Price: €1.79 See, Read, Say includes ALL 220 Dolch sight words in one easy to use program! Confidence and reading ability improve when children know Dolch sight words. Many of these words are in almost anything they read. Readers will have more experiences of success if they know these words. Dolch words are service words, which are necessary for understanding sentences.
Sight Words by Photo Touch
Price: FREE A fun and addictive way to learn sight words by sight, sound & touch. Endorsed by tens of thousands of satisfied parents, teachers, and kids the world over. Photo Touch is an exciting educational game that helps your child rapidly learn to recognize and read words by sight, sound, and touch. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in using this app. Ideal for ages 0 to 6.
1000 Sight Words
Price: FREE This app divides the 1000 words into small manageable sets (50 sets) of 20 words each. The app provides a special review screen which shows all the words in a set with all the checkmarks on one screen. This will help to get you a quick snapshot of where your child stands and quiz the child on the words learnt so far. You can setup up to three children and the app will maintain three separate profiles of checkmarks.
Reading- phonological awareness
Price: €2.69 Reading Skills is an educational app where you can learn more than 350 nouns in 10 languages! A selection of images is shown and a word is heard. Your task is to touch the correct image. This type of training is perfect for learning words in different languages. For the small children you will find rewards and surprises like teddy bears and owls doing funny things.
ABC Phonics Rhyming Words
Price: €2.69 A fun game for young children to learn and practice phonics by finding pairs of matching words. By matching rhyming words, this game helps children recognize common word patterns, and understand how the initial consonant, middle vowel, and ending consonant affect pronunciation. They will learn to distinguish between long and short vowel sounds, and they will learn to pronounce consonant combination, such as "ch" and "sh". These are all important stepping stones to becoming a proficient reader.
Price: FREE You can easily find thousand of words that you can use in your songs, poems or whatever you want!
Price: €2.69 Learn phonics vowel sounds, and letter combinations with this fun kids' game. Knowing vowel letters and their sounds is an important step in learning to read. The game uses the Montessori Method for children to learn the phonics and spelling. It develops the kids hearing, learning, spelling, and pronunciation of the words. It is ideal for self-paced learning or home schooling.
Price: FREE One of the best ways to rapidly learn how to speak, read, and recognise words is through phonic awareness. This app is specifically designed to help students recognize and distinguish words by sounds. This app is loaded with content. We are talking over 6,000 professionally recorded words carefully grouped into 225 categories by phonics.
Price: €0.89 Kids match words that share the same beginning sound! Children just “grab” fun picture balls and drop them into the correct spots on the board. For ages 4-7 years.
Reading- Reading Fluency
Price: €1.79 Timed Reading Practice lets readers in levels K-4 practice fluency by reading short, timed stories. Improving fluency allows readers to read smoothly and quickly so they can focus on comprehension rather than on decoding words. • Track one reader, multiple readers, or even a whole class • Track stories read, words per minute, percent above or below average reading rates, and what's next on the reading list • View recommendations for moving up or down in reading difficulty based on recorded Words per Minute scores
Reading- Word Games
Price: FREE CHICKTIONARY is one of the most popular word games on the Internet! NOW it’s your turn to hatch up some fun on your Apple iPad! Unscramble a roost full of LETTERS and create as many WORDS as possible. Each chicken bears a letter. Touch them to and spell out a word, then watch as the word appears below them. Press Enter to submit the word into the egg crates. The more words you create, the more points you earn!
Price: FREE Word Shaker HD Free, the word searching game with a twist. Play solo or invite up to 3 friends online and play the same boards against each other on iPad, iPhone or iPod. Compete for the top spot on the leader boards and earn achievements!
Price: FREE Jumbline is a familiar and fantastic word puzzle that will challenge your speed, your agility, your pattern recognition, and your spelling prowess, as you try and find all the possible words within a set of letters. Shuffle the letters, jumble the blocks, mix'em, find them, and underline them!
Price: FREE Travel word-wide and build up your Textropolis by finding the words hidden in each city. Play through 30 different cities in this free-play word discovery game. Stumble across a new word? Textropolis includes definitions for every word in the game. Watch each city grow as you discover its words and add to your total Textropolis population! Shake your phone or iPod to get a helpful hint when you are stuck, and you can even send postcards from your best cities to a friend via email to show off your vocabulary!
Price: FREE It's perfect for children 4-8 and is ideal for supporting class room activities of all types. The idea is simple; Each player takes a seat around the iPad and taps in to start. The game begins as images zoom into the playing area. The first player to match the word to the image scores a point. Win 3 rounds and you'll be awarded a giant (but very friendly) seedling...
Price: FREE How many words can you discover from six letters? Solve the puzzle instantly by finding the six-letter word or step up to the challenge of finding all possible words with the letters given. The large buttons and sensible design allow you to get lost in puzzles for hours.
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For Senior classes in addition to above:
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