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Level 1 - Foundation  
Encyclopaedia Britannica -
This famous encyclopaedia is available free to school pupils.There is information, pictures, video clips, maps, quizzes, special reports and sound files.
Level 2 - Intermediate
Level 3 - Advanced
     
 
The main Irish website for education.
Mainly for Teachers but Children and Parents will find it useful.
 
www.channel4learning.com  
Known as Homework High, this site features thousands of questions and their answers from teachers. Find the answer to your question!
www.factmonster.com  
This lively site is set up just to help kids with homework projects
 
www.bbc.co.uk  
BBC Primary Schools Games-
Games for all subjects
     
www.scoilnet.ie/schoolsonline  
Primary Schools Websites in Ireland -
Check out the best 'Star Sites'
     
www.Giftedkids.ie  
A support website for parents and educators of gifted children in Ireland
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Just looking for fun? Here's a collection of over 100 simple games, including classics like Othello, Solitaire, Arcade games, Dot to dot, Simon, Connect 4, Battleships, Chequers(Draughts), Pacman, Tennis, IQ game, Space Invaders, etc.
Note: There are no pop-ups, ads or viruses coming with these games!
     
www.CBeebies  

Do you like C Beebies? Lots of fun learning games for infants, listed from A -Z

     
www.literacycentre.net  
Give your preschool child a headstart with English and Maths learning activities
     
www.askaboutireland.ie  
Are you doing a project, or just interested in finding out more about your country? Visit this fascinating site to explore and enjoy the photos, maps, games, songs and stories
MATHS
     
www.sumdog.com  
Have fun playing Maths games against children from all around the world
     
www.smartygames.com  
Puzzles, colouring, maths fun, dot-to-dot, easy soduko, money, time, counting, reading etc
     
www.teachingtables.co.uk  
Multiplication Tables Games-
Interactive games to make the learning of multiplication tables fun
     
www.transum.org/Tablesmaster.asp  
Times Tables Challenge
     
www.chessacademy  
Would you like to learn how to play Chess and win?
Learn and have fun on the chess battlefield
     
www.mathsisfun.com  
Do you love maths puzzles? Have a go at these to get your brain working
     
www.kidsnumbers.com  
Have fun and practice your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and more!
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Loads of interactive Maths games to help you practice every type of maths activity.
Have fun with Maths!
     
www.oswego.org  
There are lots of fun maths games to play alone or with a friend. You can also create your own game!
     
www.learninggamesforkids/preschool  
Lots of fun easy learning games suitable for junior infants
www.iboard.co.uk  

 

84 fun games and activities perfect for teaching infant maths on the interactive board or for individual use - games categorised according to type

     
www.mathplayground.com  
Maths Olympics-
Answer all 20 questions to win gold!
 
www.coolmath4kids.com  
Maths games galore!
 
www.funbrain.com  
Fun maths and english games
     
www.cleavebooks.co.uk  
Print out these fun games to play using counters and dice
 
www.mathcats.com  
If you love cats and maths this is the site for you!
 
www.playkidsgames.com  
Maths, English and Geography games
     
www.aplusmath.com  
Maths games including bingo. concentration, space invaders etc
     
www.rainforestmaths.com  
Rainforest Maths-
Ideal for Maths revision
     
ENGLISH
www.learninggamesforkids.com  
Lots of fun games here to help you improve your typing speed and skill. You'll be a real computer whiz in no time!
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Loads of interactive English games and activities, to help you with every aspect of English reading, spelling, phonics, grammar, sentence construction, word games etc.
Have fun with English!
     
www.storyline.com  
Time for a story!
Storytellers read stories aloud
     
Roald Dahl book quizzes and games
 
Are you a fan of books by Roald Dahl? Here are lots of games, quizzes and fun activities based on him and his books.
     
www.jkrowling.com   The Harry Potter website, created by J.K.Rowling
     
www.mystorymaker.com  
Do you enjoy writing stories? Go to this website where it's easy to create great stories with fun illustrations to print out or save. To save your story choose the option 'share' then make a note of the special library number. Next time you open your story it will be possible to save it on your computer.
     
www.woodlands/interactive/onlinestory  
Lots of talking stories to read and enjoy
www.storylineonline.net  
Stories with pictures read by famous people
     
www.starfall.com  
Fun reading activites for younger children.
     
www.bbc.co.uk/magickey  
'The Magic Key' -
Games and worksheets to explore aspects of English based on the Magic Key reading books
     
www.funbrain.com/grammar  
Are you good at grammar? Visit the grammar gorillas who love bananas and see if you can spot nouns, verbs etc
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Read book reviews written by children for children!
     
www.kindersite.org  
Kinder site - stories, songs and games for children up to 8 years
     
www.learner.org/spelling  
Do you think you are a good speller? Test yourself here at your chosen level.
     
www.bbc.co.uk  
English, maths, science games
     
www.bbc.co.uk/schools  
Phonics games and activities
     
www.poetry4kids.com  
Enjoy funny poems? Would you like help in writing a poem? Here are tips and ideas, and a rhyming dictionary where you type in a word and get lots of cool words that rhyme with it
     
www.teacher.scholastic.clifford  
Have fun making small words
     
www.storybird.com  
Create and publish your own book, using artists' pictures.
     
www.learninggamesforkids/vocabulary  
Fun games with English grammar
     
www.eduplace.com/tales  
Supply the necessary random adjectives, nouns, verbs etc and read your wacky tale on a subject of your choice!
     
BBC Skillswise  
Syllables Factory -
Provides good practice for pupils who are weak at syllabification. The goal is to finish making a robot!
     
GEOGRAPHY
www.european-mosaic  
European Mosaic Games-
Interactive mapping activities based on EU countries
     
www.askaboutireland.ie  
Find out all about Ireland! Explore different counties
     
kidsnationalgeographic.com  
Kids National Geographic - full of photos, activies, stories and games about animals, people and places.
     
www.imagebank.ie  
Photos of Ireland which are free to use. You can even give them your own interesting photos to add to their collection.
     

www.japan.org

www.activityvillage/japan

 
Find out all about Japan and explore the houses, sports, clothes and culture
     
www.ngfl-cymru.org  
Introduction to the seasons -useful whiteboard resource
     
www.scoilnet/volcanoes.ie  
Find out all about Volcanoes in Iceland and all around the world. Why is volcanic ash dangerous?
     
bbc.co.uk/whatisweather  
Weather made simple! Elements such as wind direction, wind force, precipitation, temperature, sunshine, visibility and cloud explained with fun illustrations
www.americanfolklore.net  
Weather proverbs and sayings
www.weatherwizkids.com  

Weather website with simple notes
covering most weather topics

     
www.dirjournal/earth/science  
Weather explained with lots of great links and activities for pupils and teachers
     
www.nationalgeographic.com  
National Geographic - maps, articles and photos about animals, the environment, science and space, travel and cultures, daily news, nature videos etc.
     
www.bbc.co.uk.barnabybear  
Barnaby Bear goes on holiday to explore Paris, France and Australia
     
earth.google.com  
Download Google Earth (ask your parents' permission) and Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Are you a skywatcher? Find out about the phases of the moon this month.
     
www.saskschools.ca  
Life and culture of the Plains Indians of North America
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Looking for information for a project? Some topics explored with games and information are: London, Rain Forests, Volcanoes, Houses, France, Coasts, Latitude and Longitude, Water Cycle.
     
www.mapquest.com  
Maps and information about every country in the World. You can also zoom in closer to see town maps.
     
www.scoilnet.ie/Irelandmap  
Interactive Map of Ireland-
Place the county shapes directly on the map
www.scoilnet.ie/Crosswords  
Have fun with a crossword based on the counties of Ireland
www.scoilnet.ie/Mountains  
Test yourself on the mountains of Ireland
     
www.picturesofplaces.com  
Photography directory of places and features around the world
     
www.lonelyplanet.com  
Lonely Planet-
Fast facts about any country.
Check out the Thorn Tree section
     
www.countryreports.org  
Information about every country in the world.
     
www.scoilnet.ie/Capital_Cities  
Do you know the capital cities of Europe? Test yourself and have fun.
     
www.european-mosaic.net  
Do you think you can name all the countries in the E.U. and in Europe? Do you know the continents and oceans of the World? Test yourself.
     
www.mape.org.uk/startower  
Can you put the world map back together? Do you know the oceans and continents? Can you name various countries?
     
www.coastalscience.noaa  
Activity workbook to print out on the Arctic and the Antarctic
     
SCIENCE
www.clean-air-kids.html  
Clean Air Kids-
Information sheets about air, acid rain and the ozone layer
     
www.healthyteeth.org  
A site that tells you everything about
your mouth and teeth
     
www.scoilnet/electricity.ie  
Learn all about electricity and enjoy games and activities. Experiment with circuits!
     
www.kidsDinos.com  
Have fun learning about Dinosaurs and playing dinosaur games
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Lots of interactive games and activities that help you understand and learn more about 20 main areas of Science, eg. space, the body, materials, plants, habitats, electricity etc.
Have fun with science!
     
www.aspca.com  
If you love animals this is a great site to visit
     
www.agriaware.pdf  
Farming in Ireland - facts and worksheets
     
www.extremescience.com  
Find out extreme and interesting facts about everything from insects to astronomy
     
www.recyclezone.org  
Take the recycling challenge at this website which has lots of information and fun activities about recycling
     
www.howstuffworks.com  
Curious kids can find out how everything works, from light bulbs to aeroplanes
     
www.scoilnet/migrating birds.ie  
Find out all about the birds who visit Ireland, where they travel to, how long it takes them, their bird call, and report your sightings.
     
www.naturegrid.org  
Explores some plants and the food we get from them
     
www.bbc.co.uk/healthgrowth.shtml  
Meet Ben and keep him healthy by providing what he needs.
     
www.bbc.co.uk/scienceclips.shtml  
Enjoy activities for different age levels on food, electricity, movement, heat, gases, space etc
     
www.scoilnet/inventions.ie  
Find out about various inventors and inventions. Try all sorts of fun experiments on forces, light, electricity, chemistry etc.
     
www.nutritionexplorations.org  
American site that tells you all about nutrition and healthy food, with fun and games
     
www.climatechange/kids  
Is the weather getting warmer? What is happening and how can we help?
 
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips
 
Interactive study of flora and fauna in habitats
 
HISTORY
www.schoolhistory.co.uk  
Ancient Greeks Penalty Kick Quiz-
Interactive quiz on the Ancient Greeks
     
www.schoolhistory.co.uk  
Information on lots of history topics, quizzes, games, making storyboards, information and history links.
     
www.bbc.co.uk/easterrising  
The 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, find out about the background to the event, what happened, the aftermath and even listen to recorded interviews with people who lived through the Rising at the time!
www.teachnet.ie/dhorgan  
The 1916 Easter Rising - 7 days in History
     
www.president.ie  
Find out about all the present and previous Presidents of Ireland
     
www.scoilnet/stoneage.ie  
Are you interested in Stone Age man? Find out all about him, learn about Ireland in the Stone Age and test your survival skills
     
www.irishpotatofamine.org  
fun and interesting guide to the Irish Famine in 1840
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Are you doing a history project? Find out all about the Vikings, Victorians, Romans, Celts, WW2, Greeks, Egyptians, Aztecs, Castles, Florence Nightingale, etc. Information, videos and games.
     
www.scoilnet/egyptians.ie  
Find out all about the ancient Egyptians and enjoy fun activities and games
     
www.egypt.mrdonn.com  
Ancient Egypt information and fun
     
www. horrible histories games  
Do you enjoy Horrible Histories? Have fun with rat down the sewers and explore the Tudors, Romans, Egyptians and the Middle Ages
     
www.scoilnet/ancientgreece.ie  
What was life like in Ancient Greece? Test your knowledge, design a greek vase, find out all about the greek olympics, etc
     
www.woodlandsjuniorschool  
Would you like to learn about something interesting or unusual that happened on this day in the past? Visit the history 'Facts of the Day' calendar
www.woodlandsjuniorschoolyear  
Learn more about the festivals and traditions of each month of the year
     
www.teachnet.ie/jstacey  
This is the story of a Wicklow family who lived through the Great Famine.
www.irishpotatofamine.org  
A fun guide to the Irish Famine and village life
     
www.resources/teachnet  
Information and worksheets on the life of Tom Crean, Antarctic explorer from Ireland
     
http://home.freeuk.net/
 
World war II - Look at the lives of people who were not fighting
www.scoilnet/worldwar2.ie  
World War 2 information, activities, the Blitz, stories, wearing a gas mask etc
   
www.resources.teachnet/annefrank  
Go on a quest to find out all about Anne Frank's life and diary. All the necessary resources are gathered together here. There are 4 tasks for different groups to complete, researching life in the camps, constructing a model of the annex, creating a timeline of her life and dramatising her family relationships.
     
www.channel4/lostgeneration/mud.html  
Find out all about soldiers' lives during World War I, the battle of the Somme and life in the muddy trenches.
     
www.shee.eire.com  
This interesting website has all the stories of the famous Irish Fianna, and also tells you some fascinating facts about the Celtic warriors.
www.teachnet.ie  
Read the Irish legends and do fun activities based on the stories
www.teachnet.ie  
Read some Irish legends and complete tasks
     
www.scoilnet/Vikings .ie  
Learn all about the Vikings and enjoy activities and games. Teachers can also download great documents and Powerpoints.
     
www.scoilnet.ie/Quiz  
Do you know all about the Titanic?
Test yourself with this quiz.
www.webtitanic.net  
Detailed information about everything to do with the Titanic and it's voyage
www.titanicfacts  
Interesting facts about the Titanic
www.historyonthenet.com  
'Treachery on the Titanic' detective game
www.scoilnet.rmstitanic  
A collection of fabulous links invaluable to help you research the Titanic, with facts, activities and project ideas
     
www.askaboutireland.ie  
If you are doing a history project about a place in Ireland search this website for information provided by museums and libraries.
     
www.nenresources  
Farming in N. Ireland in the past, photos, activities and information. Especially good for use with an interactive whiteboard.
     
IRISH

www.englishirishdictionary.com

 
Online Irish /English - Engligh/Irish dictionaries
www.foclóirgaeilge.ie  
     
www.daltai.com/sf_eile  
Irish proverbs for every occasion!
     
www.csis.ul.ie  
A site which has lots of links to websites with useful Irish resources.
     
www.scoilnet/leabhair  
a lovely collection of illustrated themed Irish story books read aloud, suitable for classes jn inf - 3th class
     
www.logainm.ie  
Research your local placename - find out the Irish name for your town and what the name means. For example the name 'Adare' is 'Áth Dara' which means 'ford of oak'
     
www.scoilnet/irish  
Irish resources for the classroom - powerpoint stories, theme based flashcards and resources for the board, etc.
     
www.teg.ie  
Exercises, questions and lesson plans with spoken recordings and script
     
www.teg.ie/resources  
A list of online Irish resources with links to useful websites
     
www.tnag.ie  
The Irish tv channel TG4 - view what's on, see programmes you've missed, news reports, sports results etc.
     
www.ranganna.com  
Take this 30 min test to assess your level of Irish !
     
ART
www.artcyclopedia.com  

A Guide to Museums and Art Galleries
all over the world

     
www.iamanartist.ie  
I am an Artist-
Activities, factsheets and games
     
www.facemake.com/  
Create a face
     
www.mos.org/Leonardo  
Leonardo da Vinci - artist, inventor, scientist
     
www.dltk-kids.com  
Lovely arts and crafts activities to make and do
     
www.mrpicassohead.com  
Create a face like one by Picasso!
     
www.snapfiles.com  
Download the free program 'Pivot Stickfigure Animator' and have lots of fun creating cartoons. This program is very popular with the pupils!
     
www.tuxpaint.org  
Tuxpaint is a great free to download art program. You can create amazing pictures using its many features.
     
ICT - COMPUTERS
bbc.co.uk - dance.mat.typing  
Dance Mat Typing-
The BBC site has a free to use typing tutor called 'Dance Mat Typing'. Cartoon characters make it fun to practice typing. There are 4 levels, with incentives to get to level 4.
     
www.kudlian.net/  
Download this free easy-to-use word processing program, ideal for young children.
     
www.educational-freeware.com  
Reviews and links to the best free learning games, software and websites
     
www.edtech.ie  
An Irish company 'EdTech' which supplies a wide range of educational software
     
www.softwarecentral.ie  
Software Central have a list of and links to all the Irish suppliers of educational software.They also have descriptions and evaluations of software.
     
P.E.
www.gameskidsplay.net  
Hundreds of games that are fun
for the playground or for P.E.
     
www.scoilnet/worldcup.ie  
Are you a big fan of the World Cup 2010? Test your knowledge, enjoy fun activities and find out all about the events.
     
SPECIAL NEEDS
 
click here to find links to the many Irish agencies concerned with learning difficulties
 
www.do2learn.org  
games, songs, communication cards, print resources and information for special needs
     
www.brookespublishing.com  

A publishing company which specialises in books and resources. For 30 years, Brookes has published resources in early childhood, early intervention, inclusive and special education, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, communication and language, behavior, and mental health.

     
www.incentiveplus.co.uk  
A U.K. based supplier of books about social and emotional skills, behaviour skills, life skills, drug education, teaching and learning, emotional health, special needs and professional development.
     
www.edtech.ie  
An Irish company 'EdTech' which supplies software and hardware (special keyboards, mice etc) for children with special needs
     
www.assistireland.ie  
Assist Ireland have a good list list of educational software for children with special needs. Each program is described and there are links to Irish suppliers.
     
MUSIC
www.sfskids.org  
San Francisco Symphony Kids - learn about music through listening, composing and experimenting
     
www.nyphilkids.org  
Great site to introduce kids to musical instruments
     
www.ejay-store.com  
You can buy and download the Ejay program here - different versions start at £10. With Ejay you can easily create and compose a piece of music. Modern music styles like dance and hip hop are used and there are lots of samples to drag on to a multi track format. Add your own voice recordings to the backing track!
     
www.vanbasco.com  
Download the free 'Vanbasco Karaoke Player' which displays words and provides music accompaniment for songs. If the pitch of a song is too high or low you can change it, and songs can be slowed down or speeded up. A variety of songs can be downloaded from the internet and integrated into the program.
     
www.audacity.sourceforge.net/  
Download this free program which works as a sound recorder and editor. You can delete gaps in a recording, raise or lower the pitch, change the tempo and add effects such as echo or reverse.
     
 
TEACHER ZONE -
Parents welcome!
www.shareup.com  
Word Search Factory Lite- download ths program and make, print and try out your own word searches
     
www.ngfl-cymru.org  
A great site full of teaching resources in all subject areas, eg worksheets, activities, and interactive whiteboard lessons. This is from Wales.
     
www.schoolradio/subjects/drama  
Drama resources - mp3 downloads, podcasts and lesson plans
     
www.scoilnet.ie/Interactive  
Interactive board activities and resources for Irish, Geography, Art and History
     
www.hitchams.suffolk-art/ict  
60 Art ideas using ICT
     
www.scoilnet/irish  
Irish resources for the classroom - powerpoint stories, theme based flashcards and resources for the board, etc.
     
www.tampareads.com  
Worksheets for teaching phonics. Test a pupil (one-to-one) on what sounds they recognise.
     
www.scoilnet.ie/Quiz  
Quizzes about topics in Drama, English, Irish, Geog, History, Maths,R.E., Science, S.P.H.E., Art
     
www.nenresources  
Teaching resources for teachers in N. Ireland. Many of these resources are interactive and particularly good for use on an interactive whiteboard. You can search by topic and key stage level.
     

www.cict.co.uk

Oxford University Press

 
Clozemaker-
2 websites where teachers and pupils can make a cloze and try it out.
     
www.earlylearninghq.org.uk  
Features hundreds of quality foundation stage and key stage one teaching resources, all of which are free to download
     
www.oswego.org  
This brilliant site enables children or teachers to create their own matching games - they can be as easy or hard as you like! There are also lots of great pre-made maths games to play.
     
www.ngfl-cymru.org  
A great series of lessons for teaching ICT skills, with pupils' and teachers' resources
     
www.dltk-kids.com  
Lovely arts and crafts activities to make and do in the classroom
     
www.netrover.com/freestuff  
Free stuff for teachers- worksheets, literacy games and activities, worksheet generators
     
www.gameskidsplay.net  
Hundreds of games that are fun for the playground or for P.E., listed according to category
     
www.ngfl-cymru.org  
Teaching French - a series of simple lessons with activities and worksheets
     
www.storylineonline.net  
Illustrated Stories read by well known actors and celebrities. Each story has activities and lesson plans.
     
www.download.com/RnRSpelling  
Help with learning Spellings -
A 'Look, Cover and Write' program, free to use and effective.
     
www.seomraranga.com  
Fantastic free resources compiled and created by Irish teachers for classroom use. Resources, worksheets, flashcards, powerpoints, photos and links in all subject areas including Irish.
     
www.eclipsecrossword.com  
Eclipse Crossword Maker - download this program and make your own crosswords.
     
www.pppstcom  
Visit Pete's Power Point Station and you can choose to view and save thousands of free great power point presentations from all subject areas. There are also lots of great interactive whiteboard lessons.
     
www.twinkl.co.uk  
Looking for ideas and printable resources? Here are 4 great sites with attractive free printable resources for classroom use and displays ie certificates, classroom signs and labels, subject resources etc.
www.tpet.co.uk
www.teachingideas.co.uk
www.mrspancake.com
     
www.cleavebooks.co.uk
for more maths games resources click here
 

Print out these 12 fun maths games of strategy to play using counters and dice.

     
www.kidsnumbers.com  
This website has many Maths games designed to help introduce, reinforce and practise essential maths skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, telling the time, algebra and fractions
     
www.schoolhistory.co.uk  
History topics, quizzes, games, teacher resources, online lessons, powerpoint presentations on popular history topics, worksheets, making storyboards, information and history links.
www.historyonthenet/  
History topics, lessons, games, worksheets etc.
     
http://picasa.google.com  
Download this free photo organiser and editor
     
www.classdojo.com  
Fantastic 'free' classroom management tool for the interactive board. Reward your pupils for their good behaviour
     
www.microsoft.com  
Download this free program and create a slideshow of photos - combine images, sounds and text to create lovely presentations
     
www.audacity.sourceforge.net/  
Download this free program which works as a sound recorder and editor. You can delete gaps in a recording, raise or lower the pitch, change the tempo and add effects such as echo or reverse.
     
www.abcteach.com  
Thousands of free printable exercises and worksheets
     
www.enchantedlearning.com  
Visit the enchanted learning web site and avail of the great selection of free worksheets and printable resources.
     
www.kinderart.com  
Lots of great art and craft ideas for the classroom, grouped according to type and theme
     
www.akidsheart.com  

Download a free maths program which generates random worksheets for specific arithmetic skills.

     
www.kidsdomain.com  
At Kids Domain you can find lots of ideas for crafts, parties, holidays etc and also download from a big selection of free (demos and freeware) programs for Art, Maths, Science, Religion, English etc.
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