Useful Links

April 2020: Useful Links During Home Learning 

Useful websites to check out

Maths, English & Other

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/ Maths

www.topmarks.co.uk        Maths/English & Other subjects

www.ixl.ie                         Maths

 

https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks    Reading

Usernameparents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

 

www.babytv.com Nursery rhymes etc.

www.getepic.com Stories read aloud

www.raz-kids.com Reading books

https://www.readingrockets.org/ Reading

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw6H7c7e5rE Evelyn Dore (a teacher) teaching sight words on youtube.

https://slp.cjfallon.ie/

 

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

https://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/fine-motor-activities.html

https://cloynens.com/index.php/online-educational-website-for-covid-19-school-closure/

- 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

https://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/

Easy ideas for home environment.

https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Fine-and-gross-motor-info-sheets-for-the-home.pdf

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

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

Other

Temporary Lámh Training for free  https://www.lamhsigns.org/user/register Enter the Code lovelamh

https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

Apps to support all where relevant (List from CPD College Training Course Completed by a Teacher)

 

Assistive apps – useful tools 

App Name Details Description 

 
Quickvoice 
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!  
 
iSpeakIt 
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! 
 
Dictionary.com 
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 
 
SimpleMind+ 
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.  
 
 
Speller 
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. 
 
Google 
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 

Reading Skills 
  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. 
 
Pocket Rhymer 
Price: FREE You can easily find thousand of words that you can use in your songs, poems or whatever you want! 
  
 
 
 
Phonics Vowels 
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. 
 
Phonics Genius 
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. 
 
Sound Sorting 
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 

 
Timed Reading 
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 

 
Chicktionary 
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!  
 
Word Shaker 
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! 
 
Jumbline 
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! 
  
 
 
 
Textropolis 
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! 
 
Futaba 
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...
 
 
Whirly Words 
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. 
 
  
 

 

 

General:

www.ncca.ie

www.ncse.ie

www.scoilnet.ie
www.education.ie
www.askaboutireland.ie
www.greenschoolsireland.org
www.getirelandactive.ie
www.schooldays.ie
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ww.helpmykidlearn.ie

For Infant classes:

www.firstschoolyears.com
www.bbc.co.uk/schools
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.phonicsplay.co.uk
www.starfall.com
www.learninggamesforkids.com
www.mathplayground.com
www.primarygames.com
www.learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org
www.ictgames.com

For Senior classes in addition to above:

www.moocrew.ie
www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
www.ispynature.com
www.agriaware.ie
www.teachnet.ie
www.primaryscience.ie
www.primaryonline.co.uk

Kanturk local websites:

www.kanturk.ie
www.kanturkarts.ie
www.irdduhallow.com
www.mytown.ie/kanturk

 

For Active Schools:

http://activeschoolflag.ie/

http://www.rte.ie/ot/

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/05paap-eng.php

http://www.getirelandactive.ie/

http://www.swimforamile.com/

 

 

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