> Oxford Owl – 250 free to read e-books to help with reading skills and vocabulary. Requires registration.
> Spelling City – Vocabulary and Spelling practice. Requires registration.
> Reading Bear – Activities and games covering the main phonics rules and vocabulary.
> ReadTheory – Reading activities and multiple choice questions to help comprehension. Requires registration.
> Sight Words – downloadable flash cards with Dolch words or customisable with your own words.
> Starfall – Games and Activities for younger children to help with phonics and reading skills.
> Word of the Day – Daily word, with a definition, example in a sentence, and synonyms (similar words).
> Maths Eyes – examples of using Maths Eyes in the environment, posters, resources and other downloadable materials.
> Maths Week – the official website for the annual Maths Week, with problem solving games and ideas for activities.
> Blockly Games Maze – Simple coding and programming using blocks, useful for beginners before using Scratch.
> More Blockly Games – Games using coding and programming, useful for problem solving skills.
> Scratch – Coding and programming using blocks.
> Code.org Star Wars – Coding and programming using blocks to move Star Wars characters.
> Téarma – Irish/English Dictionary to help find the meanings of words.
> Foclóir – Another Irish/English Dictionary to help find the meanings of words.
> Róbó – Stories and activities in Irish. Select “Bunleibhéal” on the menu.
> Séideán Sí – Games for grammar and vocabulary. Please note that this site is completely as Gaeilge (in Irish).
> TG4 Cúla 4 – Games and programmes in Irish. Option to view website in English or Irish.
SESE – HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY / SCIENCE:
> DKFindOut – based on DK Books, child friendly information about a wide range of subjects.
> Sharks4Kids.com – set up by marine biologist Jillian Morris, a site with child-friendly information about sharks.
> Ask About Ireland – Tons of information about Irish history, geography, science, and more.
> World War I – BBC site with information about Ireland and World War I.
> World War II – A timeline of the events of World War II, with photos and text.
COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES AND MUSIC:
> Pixabay – Free images and video that can be used anywhere. Licensed under Creative Commons CC0.
> Photos For Class – Creative Commons Images, appropriate for school, and sources cited on any photo downloaded.
> Incompetech.com – Copyright Free Music, free to download once the composer, Kevin MacLeod, is credited.
> Bensound.com – Copyright Free Music, free to download once Bensound.com is credited.
> Search for more copyright free materials on search.creativecommons.org
> GoNoodle.com – fun dance games, workouts, zumba, yoga, and general well being activities for kids.
> Calm.com – tips for meditating, mindfulness, or just for a relaxing background.
> Webwise – Information and tips for parents on internet safety, and explainers for new apps and their functions.
> Safer Internet Day – Information and tips for staying safe online for children and parents.
> E-Safety tips for Parents on the St. Stephen’s De La Salle website.
CHILD FRIENDLY SEARCH ENGINES:
> Kidrex – Child friendly search engine with a nice dinosaur design. Uses Google Safe Search. Includes a Parent Section.
> Kiddle – Safe, visual search engine for kids.