Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the middle of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help the achieve their advancement.

Useful Class Tools

NEW: Story starter generators

1.A journey as a story starter

http://www.writingexercises.co.uk/children/the-journey.php

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Press all the buttons to start a story about a journey. Press here Press here Press here. What happens along the way?

2.A animal character generator

http://www.writingexercises.co.uk/children/animal-character.php

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Press the button to create an animal character. Animal Character. Page last edited on 13/02/15 ESL English Language Exercises

3.A story plot generator

http://www.writingexercises.co.uk/children/story-plots-for-children.php

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Story starter ideas for children. … Press all the buttons to create an idea for a story.

4.Story Title generator

http://www.writingexercises.co.uk/children/story-title-ideas-for-children.php

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Story title ideas for children. … Use these buttons to make up a story title. Adjective Noun

Teaching Local History?

Here is a treasure trove of photographs of

Old Greystones in the 19th and 20th century.

Please supervise students when they are online.

Greystones in the Olde Days

 

Resources for teaching about the 1916 Rising

An online tour of the Dublin of 1916 narrated by Colin Farrell

https://dublinrising.withgoogle.com/welcome/

 

Wicklow Connections to 1916

http://www.wicklow1916.ie/wicklow-1916-connections.html

 

Logbook from Dublin Fire brigade: Call outs over the rising

http://issuu.com/dublincitylibrariesandarchive/docs/dublin-fire-brigade-logbook-easter1

 

South Dublin Libraries has put together a resource

http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/handle/10599/11506

Here are the teachers’ notes http://source.southdublinlibraries.ie/bitstream/10599/11506/11/TeachersNotes.pdf on it.

 

Scoilnet also has information for 3rd class up to 6th.

www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/easter-rising-1916/?platform=hootsuite

 

A school in Kanturk has put a lot of resources on their website

http://www.kanturkbns.com/1916-theme-page.html

 

Nurse Elizabeth O Farrell has links with Wicklow. She died in Fatima Hall in Bray in 1957. She accompanied Padraig Pearse to the surrender. There us a short powerpoint from Seomra Ranga with  some information on Elizabeth O Farrell. There is also a worksheet about her. There is a photo of Pearse surrending in this powerpoint, but Elizabeth herself has been removed from the photo. All you can see is her feet.

http://www.seomraranga.com/2012/02/the-easter-rising/

As posts on Aladdin have a time limit I have also put these links on the school website.

NEW: Highly recommended: Nearly 700 Ed Tech Tools for Learning here on Project 252

NEW: Useful Resources for Class

The Gardening Committee from the Parents Association are planning to put up a Buddy Bench. These are most effective when the children are trained in their use. There are good resources for doing that here

Resources for Teaching Poetry Writing

Kathi Mitchell.com – Poem Types

Online tools that help children present poems in interesting ways: Online Interactive Writing Games.

NEW: Resource for Comprehension Practice:

Suitable for fifth and sixth approximately:

One needs to register and create an account.

There is an initial test to establish where a child’s ability.

http://www.readtheory.org/

Miscellaneous

An alternative to Powerpoint: Prezi

Pictures as prompts for story writing on Storybird

Canva is a graphic design website for creating posters.

Geography

Senior Class Geography game: Geoguessr

Middle Classes also might enjoy: Geosettr where the teacher can choose five locations on Google Street view and the students have to guess where it is. It might be fun to do this for our local area.

History

Students or teachers could construct on online timeline on Timetoast. Here is one for Colonel Frederick Burnaby:

Colonel Frederick Burnaby’s Timeline

This is a link to a Prezi: Who was Colonel Frederick Burnaby?

Programming

Here is a quick link to Scratch to teach basic computer programming. The students can create animations and much, much more.

Playground Games

Playworks Online Playbook of Games

Playworks: Claps and Cheers

Resolve conflict using a version of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Some online timers

 

Set your own time – Rocket Timer

Online Stop Watch and Countdown

 

and for younger classes

Planetary Countdown

Rabbit Timer

 

The top three timers come from Classtools.net where you can create free educational games, quizzes and activities, for example the:

Random Name Picker