We were sent a list of websites which we are sharing with you in the spirit that some will be useful to some people. Don't feel you have to use all or indeed any of them. A lot of education happens baking a cake or skipping in the garden. Nobody is going to be left behind during this pause in school. This is the official list from the department
and here are some additional resources to help with kids at home, there will be some duplication:
https://www.scoilnet.ie/ an Irish portal site
www.twinkl.ie a resource we often use ourselves
Online resources I’ve had a look at these from the list :
- BrainPop, lots of curricular areas https://jr.brainpop.com/
- Curiosity Stream, thousands of documentaries https://curiositystream.com/
- Tynker, coding for kids https://www.tynker.com/
-Scratch, some kids have already tried this at school https://scratch.mit.edu/
- Outschool online classes $5 each https://outschool.com/
- iReady on the app store, learning games https://apps.apple.com/us/app/i-ready-learning-games/id1426614 831
- Beast Academy (Math paid) https://beastacademy.com/
- Khan Academy maths free and pretty good https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Creative Bug https://www.creativebug.com/ art and craft lessons paid
Www.ravelry.com thousands of knitting and crochet patterns
- Discovery Education https://www.discoveryeducation.com/ seems to be lots of digital textooks
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
*This is the awesome free curriculum that some home school familes use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/think