General Resources

Twinkl

All Classes


Twinkl are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to Twinkl.ie. This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class.

www.twinkl.ie/offer

Notes: Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. This code will only work for new memberships. If you are an existing member with a Core or Extra membership, please get in touch and we will upgrade you to Ultimate right away.

 

World Book

All Levels


The World Book is a resource offered by the PDST. It’s like a virtual encyclopaedia except a lot more interactive.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome%21

Literacy / English Resources

 

EPIC

All Levels


Epic! is an online library which offers over 35000 resources including “Read to Me” books, audiobooks, student tracking, reading level linkage with Accelerated Reader and other reading levelling schemes. It also offers high interest texts such as National Geographic Kids and Guinness Book of Records. It is suitable for children from ages 4-12.

https://www.pdst.ie/DistanceLearning/SourcesofInformation#epic

 

Gill Explore

Junior Infants to 2nd Class

Gill Education has provided free access to gillexplore.ie to all of the pupil resources from Junior Infants to 2nd Class from our Over the Moon complete Primary English Language programme.

Pupil resources for programme include:

  • Skills Books
  • All readers
  • Pupil’s digital resources

https://www.gillexplore.ie/

Notes: Sign up required. For any digital support queries, please contact 01 500 9542 or digitalsupport@gill.ie.

 

Edco Learning

All Class Levels


Pupil resources for programme include:

  • Skills Books
  • All readers
  • Pupil’s digital resources

https://www.edcolearning.ie/

Notes: Username: primaryedcobooks  Password: edco2020

 

BorrowBox

All class levels


If you or your child/children or parent/s are a member of the local library, you can access an App or website called BorrowBox. It is free. I use it for audio books and also, ebook. There is a children’s section.

https://www.borrowbox.com/

Notes: To register, you need your library card which has your membership number on the back.

Vooks

All class levels


Vooks is committed to being a resource for families to keep kids reading at home.  Vooks can also be a welcome distraction for parents, allowing them to enjoy time with their kids, watching and discussing books together. To help, we have created take-home lesson plans that can be shared with parents and guardians – built to provide children with 20 minutes a day of read aloud time and activities.

https://www.vooks.com/

Notes: Free one month, sign up required

 

Oxford Owl eBook Reader Library

Junior Classes

Oxford Owl has an eBook library with over 250 books in it and offers free access to teachers and parents once you create an account at www.oxfordowl.co.uk They also have some vocabulary and comprehension activities for most of the books.

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

Writing Legends

Junior Classes


As part of their Assistance for Schools response to Coronavirus they are providing Writing Legends free of charge through to July 31, 2020. Writing Legends is a comprehensive writing program, containing hundreds of activities for students in grades 3 to 6. The regular price is $11.50 (USD) per student.

https://www.writinglegends.com/

 

www.sorchaj.com

Infants to Fifth Class


This site covers phonics, dolch, Jolly Phonics including tricky word lists and practice reading sentences following the Spellbound order of words and more.

www.sorchaj.com

 

Rivet Reading

Infants to Fifth Class

Rivet Reading App by Google is not available in the EU, but the web version of the books, with reading is. High Interest Reading books are available with help for pupils with words that are not easily decodable. Topics range from Animals to History, Sport to Science .Very useful for reluctant readers and self-guided.

https://rivet.area120.com/read/#/libraryScreen

 

Teach Your Monster to Read

Infants to 1st Class. 

Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun activity that helps infants work on everything from initial sounds, CVC words, blends and digraphs all the way to full words and sentences. The Web platform is free for teachers and students (the App costs, but is not necessary). Teachers can set up a class quite easily and can simplify passwords. Great fun game that children can engage with at home (although teachers cannot set sounds – pupils work through independently).

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

 

Literacy / Gaeilge Resources

Duolingo – Gaeilge

2nd – 6th Class

Duolingo can be used for learning any language but I use it in school to improve Gaeilge. Teachers can set up a class and input their pupils. This generates a username and password which can be shared with your pupils. They can use Duolingo on phones, tablets, computers. Teachers can set a weekly goal for pupils to reach or set a new skill to be learned.

https://schools.duolingo.com/

 

Áiseanna Gaeilge ar líne:

Symbaloo List of Gaeilge Web Sites

Symbaloo: Gaeilge Websites

 

Léitheoireacht: Séideán Sí (gach leibhéal)

https://www.seideansi.ie/aiseanna-eile.php

 

Teanga ó Bhéal: Scéal an Lae – TG4

1st – 6th Class

Short stories i nGaeilge read aloud online. Perfect for first – 6th classes i Scoil T2 or rang ar bith i Scoil T1.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sc%C3%A9al+an+lae

Link to the website

 

Teanga ó Bhéal: Soundcloud – An Gúm

Soundcloud – Irish language stories read aloud online/ scéalta i nGaeilge  ón nGúm

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=An%20G%C3%BAm

 

Irish songs online / Amhráin i nGaeilge ar líne

Anam an Amhrán – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Anam+an+Amhr%C3%A1n