Some Really Good Sites to Share With You
C.B.S found these Sites useful
- a useful site for downloading attractive child-friendly clipart,
printable pages for all seasons and occasions, including colouring
sheets, crosswords and word sleuths.
- Another child friendly search engine with appropriate links to educational
St. Clares Special School:
The following sites are suitable for Special Needs teachers, containing
Educational resources, information lesson plans and activities.
A site to enhance your poetry lessons and to grab the children's interest.
Holy Family Senior School
had lots to say about their favourite sites:
http://www.wildireland.ie/ - This is an excellent and varied site
suitable for fourth fifth and sixth classes. It publishes students
nature poems, reviews books and websites, has an online magazine,
and a library of information on Irish wildlife. Some entries here
are of better quality than others. It provides weather information
and archive information on previous months weather. It also hosts
special projects such as the exploits of the Jackdaw who hatched on
a Dublin chimney. It also has a threaded discussion forum, dealing
in environmental issues, which may be of interest to some of the older
students. Younger pupils at Holy Family Junior
really enjoyed watching the Jackdaws in the chimney.
This is a site dealing with Irish birds. It contains a list of 20
projects suitable for primary school, and integrating geography (weather;
map reading) science history and craft. It provides printable grids
to record information. It also has teachers' notes. Two links from
this site could be used by fifth and sixth class students to research
materials on birds. These are The Birdwatch Ireland link and The Migration
link. These contain easily read and attractively laid out information
accompanied by bird graphics.
- This is a resource page on the Vikings, providing links to sites
dealing with all aspects of the Vikings such as folklore, clothes,
voyages, jewellery, society etc. Some of the links are suitable for
third or fourth classes, but others are more difficult. The links
are published by Canadian, Norwegian, Sweedish and Danish schools
and so are a source of different viewpoints.
http://www.harrythecat.com/ This is a site which could be used
by multimedia authors and web designers who haven't time to make their
own graphics. It has a large collection of animated graphics which
are classified for ease of use. It has also a collection of buttons
and signs. It allows use of its resources as long as the use is not
for commercial gain.