Teachers and schools across the country are continuously working on developing online educational programmes and activities for their students. By now you may be tech savvy when it comes to using Google Classroom, Zoom and other online learning tools. However there are so many links and recommendations floating around the net, so we have put together a list of online resources to help you get through this extraordinary period. We will update this list of resources, as more become known.
There are plenty of education websites out there. We are here to help parents and students to find the best method for you to learn from home. Here are links to some of the better know sites for you. If you know of other sites please let us know so we can add them to this growing list!
Spanish: Susan Leahy (pancomido.wordpress.com/)
Politics and Society:PolSocPodcast.com
Scoilnet – offers a wide range of resources for secondary school students
Revision sites for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate students:
The Department of Education has stated that it is working with the State Examinations Commission to develop a course of action for the Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations 2020. Here are some great website on how to revise and be exam-ready whenever that may be!
- iRevise (irevise.com)
- Protutor (protutor.ie)
- Studynotes (studynotes.ie)
- Dublin Academy (dublinacademy.ie)
- Studyclix (Studyclix.ie)
Scoilnet – offers a wide range of resources for primary school students
RTE Home School Hub – as a wide range of resources to help home schooling.
Educational Games – an American based website, with some really good educational games, loads freely available during COVID19
Edco Learning have provided free accounts for both Primary & Secondary students to access ebooks.
Primary students – username is primaryedcobooks & password is edco2020
Junior Cert students – username is jcedcobooks & password is edco2020
Leaving Cert students – username is lcedcobooks & password is edco2020
Maths For All Ages – a great way to revise those maths skills, something for both primary & secondary students
Folens – To help teachers, parents and students during the Covid-19 school closures Folens are giving open access to all their digital resources.
CJ Fallon – is now providing free access to its online books until the end of the school term
Interesting Websites & Videos
WorldBooksOnline – During COVID19 all students – aged 4 – 18, in the Republic of Ireland have open and free home access to World Book Online. World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities. During the duration of school closures, World Book Online has kindly made available a collection of all their eBooks. There are about 700 proprietary World Book titles for ages 4-18 and over 2,500 Project Gutenberg titles.
PE with Joe – a series of videos to help get the activity going at home!
Learn to draw with Don Conroy – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo4dO9D4okn25M6mvfB02rQ
Dublin Zoo – visit the animals from the comfort of your own home
Online Museums & Galleries
The following are links to museums around the world that are offering free virtual tours:
Two articles from the guardian listing the best galleries to visit online :
Link is J Paul Getty Los Angeles
The Vatican in Rome