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Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning


20th March 2020 | News, What's New


 

Supporting Pupils with Distance Learning

Please find below information which may be of benefit to schools to support distance learning with pupils during Covid-19

 

Communication Platforms to Support Distance Learning

https://www.pdst.ie/DistanceLearning

PDST has curated a page with information on various digital platforms in one location, which schools may wish to consider when exploring to support distance learning with pupils

Curricular Support

All Curricular Areas

  1. https://www.scoilnet.ie/

Scoilnet is the official Department of Education and Skills hub containing over 20,000 online resources, which can be accessed according to class level, curricular area & curricular strand

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

The World Book Online has databases of information for pupils of all ages across many curricular areas.

 

English

  1. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Oxford Owl has a comprehensive list of eBooks for ages 3-11 on this site

  1. https://www.librariesireland.ie/elibrary/ebooks

All library members can download books for free by downloading the BorrowBox app using your library barcode and pin number

  1. https://www.jumpstart.com/parents/worksheets/grammar-worksheets

This site has a range of printable English grammar worksheets for pupils from 3rd-6th classes

 

Maths

  1. topmarks.co.uk

This site has a wide range of maths activities categorised by age and maths strand

  1. https://www.khanacademy.org/math

This website has mathematics tutorials, tests and games for pupils of all primary school class levels

  1. https://nrich.maths.org/9086

Here you can find a range of interactive maths games categorised by class level (junior infants-second class (KS1) and 3rd-6th class (KS2))

 

Gaeilge

  1. https://www.cula4.com/en/watch/

There is a large rage of Irish language programmes, games and activities on this website

 

Religion

  1. https://app.growinlove.ie/en/login

Teachers, pupils and parents can access the Veritas Grow in Love and Soul Seekers online series by logging in with the following details Email: [email protected] Password: growinlove

  1. https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/events/celebrations-seasons/st-patricks-day/

A wide range of St. Patrick’s Day resources across many curricular areas for pupils

  1. https://www.kandle.ie/primary-resources-for-the-feast-of-st-joseph/
  2. https://www.kandle.ie/resources-for-the-fourth-sunday-of-lent-mothers-day/

Kildare and Leighlin Diocese has created resources here to celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph on March 19th

 

Physical Education

  1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

The Body Coach Joe Wicks will have a live workout every day on his YouTube channel every Monday to Friday at 9am

  1. https://dancetogetherp.weebly.com/primary-school.html

Dance classes, stretching tips and challenges for children from 8+

  1. https://www.gonoodle.com/

Go Noodle has a wide range of movement video routines to help keep children active every day

 

Social Environmental and Scientific Education (History, Geography and Science)

  1. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

The National Geographic has a wide range of videos, games and quizzes which relate to History, Geography and Science

  1. https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

Dorling Kindersley have videos, fun facts and quizzes on a range of topics, especially on the area of S.E.S.E.

  1. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50-things-to-do

Get pupils closer to nature with these 50 things to do outdoors. Parents can print off the simple tasks and pupils can tick off the activities as they complete them

 

Visual Arts

  1. http://www.iamanartist.ie/

This Irish visual arts website has short videos, slideshows, lessons and projects for primary school pupils

  1. https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

Illustrator Jarrett Lerner has a number of unfinished comic strips here which can be printed off and completed

 

Music

  1. https://www.scoilnet.ie/index.php?id=961

St. Patrick’s Day music activities for all class levels

  1. http://interactivesites.weebly.com/music-fun.html

An interactive site with a collection of music animations suitable for pupils in senior classes

 

Drama

  1. http://improvencyclopedia.org/games//index.html

This website has hundreds of improvisation games for pupils of all ages

 

Additional Education Needs

  1. https://ncse.ie/online-resources

NCSE has created a range online resources for teachers and parents of pupils with additional needs

 

Home Activities

Several lists of other activities for pupils to complete at home created by Irish educators are available at the following links

Padlet is an application where a range of digital resources, such as online tools, Powerpoints and websites can be stored together. These are three collections which have been put together by Irish teachers and lecturers for primary school pupils

  1. https://padlet.com/ciarareillymarino/primarydistancelearning (All subjects)                                                                             Ciara Reilly Lecturer in ICT & Digital Education in Marino College of Education
  2. https://padlet.com/ffarry1/jnrsnr   https://padlet.com/ffarry1/firsec (all subjects)

https://padlet.com/ffarry1/thifou       https://padlet.com/ffarry1/fifthsixth

Fiona Farry Principal of Cloughfin N.S., Co. Donegal & PDST ICT Tutor

  1. https://padlet.com/susan_pike/q6nmxemep5x6 (Outdoor activities all class levels)

Dr. Susan Pike, Lecturer in Geography Education St. Patrick’s College, DCU

  1. https://wakelet.com/wake/79d6b157-ebeb-425b-8871-d9d783015ea7 (3rd-6th)

https://wakelet.com/wake/f9165cfb-21bb-43b7-8c23-05a2701f9a2c (jnr-2nd)

Niamh Brady is a teacher and PDST Facilitator

  1. https://www.into.ie/2020/03/18/tips-and-tricks-home-learning/

INTO has collected a wide range of practical tips and tricks on home-based learning

  1. http://www.littlemissteacher.com/2020/03/covid-19-learning-at-home.html

Clara Fiorentini, Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education Marino Institute of Education

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

RTE is producing a programme Home School Hub for primary school pupils from 1st-6th class every week day from 11am-12pm. They also have a catch up programme in the afternoon at 4.15pm.

 

Primary School Book Publishers

The following book publishers have made their e-books and online resources available free of charge, which may assist schools and pupils where books remain in school

  1. https://www.folensonline.ie/registration/?r=t (Folens)
  2. https://my.cjfallon.ie/ (CJ Fallon) Click Student Resources and make sure that ‘Online Book’ is selected
  3. edcolearning.ie (Edco) Log in with any of the following username and password #remotelearning #edchatie
  4. https://www.gillexplore.ie/products Gill Education Click on primary resources

 


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