Great digital projects for summer holidays
On 6th June 1868 Scott of the Antarctic was born. He was the British explore that led an ill fated expedition to the South Pole only to find that he had been beaten there by a Norwegian expedition. Now, thanks to Google’s World Wonders project, you can virtually visit Scott’s hut at the South Pole. As with Google’s Street View you can walk around and enter the hut to see what is inside. A great tool to use in lessons to get into the mind of an explore, and start a creative writing task. There are numerous areas of the world to explore from the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef. (From Campaign for Learning e-newsletter June 2013)
Good ideas for keeping children busy (keeping literacy/numeracy up) over the summer holidays.
- http://www.familylearningnetwork.com/resources This website has lots of useful resources such as an ideas box (scroll down and on the right) where tutors can share their knowledge.
- http://ie.ixl.com/math/sr-infants Lovely clear samples of work for all ages from Junior Infants to Leaving Certificate.
- http://www.khanacademy.org/ Khan Academy is offering free tutorials on maths, science, economics, computers now. Maths have very clear tutorials. (with American voice).
- http://www.myheritage.com/ Very good for looking up information and building a family tree.
Help my kid learn website
NALA have a website www.helpmykidlearn.ie .
It includes audio and video content to support parents with literacy difficulties and links to others websites providing more detailed information on specific topics.
It is for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0 – 12 years and is searchable according to the child’s age. All a person has to do is enter their child’s age and they will be presented with 25 ideas for helping children with talking, playing, reading, writing and working with numbers.
We are also encouraging parents to sign-up for monthly email updates and top tips on supporting a child’s literacy and numeracy.
Good fun science experiment resources for parents to do with children are listed on this US website.