The first week back to home schooling, distance learning and live lessons has been very positive so well done to all the pupils, parents and staff for all the hard work.
It is great to see our new digital platforms, Seesaw and Google Classroom, being well utilised but if you’re running out of ideas please find below lots of suggestions of work, websites, online books etc that can be used for all ages across all subjects (in no particular order!).
Cork GAA’s juvenile body, Rebel Óg, has teamed up with Sciath na Scol to assist in the homeschooling effort by providing remote PE classes for as long as primary schools remain shut. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC32JMu4DI-gIzJ998ZqK_dw
Twinkl is always a fantastic website that provides a wide variety of worksheets, powerpoints, ebooks, colouring pages and more. https://www.twinkl.ie/
Oxford Owl has lots of free ebooks and free resources to support learning at home. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
For those children who use the Bua na Cainte Interactive Irish Programme, this can be currently be downloaded and used for free whilst schools are closed. http://downloads.edco.ie/bua/bua
A walk through Google Meet and what Families and Guardians need to know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=6vCyVIb8rM4&pbjreload=101&fbclid=IwAR13Dg5Ezs2RwbGaTpiUZMOxdTeR2MhQNMrPF_-n7yaA2hD5pTU_3vHqmY0
RTE Home School Hub. https://www.rte.ie/learn/home-school-hub/
Dabbledoo Music have advice for parents on how to learn about and enjoy music over the school closures. Over the next few weeks music can be something to enjoy with the family and they’ve selected their most accessible resources for parents to help. https://dabbledoomusic.com/blog/223283/parentscontent
Irish Examiner have put together a nice list of educational websites for parents here. https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandwellbeing/arid-40202144.html?type=amp&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR0APzudrfBAt3IUhGrvfaoNN2sps7iUdejWoaxvkYs4D7CSEkwe6pZnCRY
Reading Eggs are offering 30 days free access. Sign up here: https://readingeggs.co.uk/twitter
PE with Joe 2021. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1