EDUCATIONAL LINKS YOU MAY FIND HELPFUL
On the left hand menu, there is a drop down menu under the tab that says ‘Recommended Educational Links’.
During last year’s ‘lockdown’ we referred parents to the first two ‘Senior Webmix’ and ‘Junior Webmix’ while children were learning from home. But there are lots of other webmixes on the site to choose from.
Parents also made use of the ‘Links to Learn Tables’. It is still a very useful webmix for children to practice their tables. Last term we also recommended the ‘Foghlaim na Gaeilge’ webmix.
Teachers find ‘integration’ a very useful concept in school. It is acknowledged that the curriculum is overcrowded. It is hard to find time to cover everything. Integration, for example, encourages us to teach language while also teaching Art, Music, History, Geography etc.
The History and Geography webmix on this list is interesting. Working on it involves integration with language: reading, comprehension and developing vocabulary.
The Arts are important too, and there is an interesting Music webmix (with a couple of Art activities included). While working on this webmix children are also developing their computer skills and seeing another way in which technology can be used.
There is also a Fine Motor Skills and Typing webmix. Some students used last term to learn to type. Touch typing is a valuable skill to have. It also helps children with their spellings through ‘muscle memory.
-Of the activities on the webmix Typing.com is recommended for children 3rd to 6th.
–Dance Mat Typing can be used by children from 2nd class approximately.
However the other activities on the webmix provide variety, give children a chance to practice their keyboard skills and to have fun.
In St.Brigid’s NS, Greystones we aim to educate the ‘whole child’. The activities on these links appeal to children with differing interests. They also develop different aspects of the child.
The links are checked from time to time to ensure that they are working. However sometimes links are broken. They will fixed as we find them. Bear with us.
In addition remember many children from 3rd class up have a Readtheory.org account that they can work on. Some children in the middle and senior classes have Khan Academy accounts for Maths.