Module 3 - ICT Websites - Suggestions

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Literacy Websites suitable for SEN pupils - updated June 2021
 

  • Seomra Ranga - full list of links appropriate to Irish schools.

  • ABCteach - Teaching materials, free printable worksheets, reading comprehension and more...some free.. (SEN) some for members $39 per year

  • Storyline Online - Short stories read aloud and recorded on video.

  • Into the Book - Comprehension strategies for primary school readers - games encourage children to evaluate.

  • Book Creator - Super simple website that allows simple books to be created. Also available as app.

  • Storyberries - Another great resource to stimulate reading - many 5 minute stories - great for break.

  • Oxford Owl - Oxford Reading Tree books and much more - many free resources - need to sign up. .

  • Sight Words - a great resource for creating word lists and flashcards. 

  • Weebly - full list of interactive Language resources and websites to support SEN (and mainstream) 

  • Topmarks - very useful for SEN and junior classes.

  • SEN Teacher - a super website for creating resources for SEN pupils on time and money in particular. 

  • Instant Display - A great resource for banners, posters, projects etc. Ready to print. 

  • SESS - super website with loads of resources particularly for pupils with SEN - great worksheets. 

  • Twinkl - A fantastic website for SNAs to create flashcards, banners and buckets of resources -  cost €43 per year - can't print otherwise.

  • The Teacher's Corner - a super website for creating resources, word-puzzles, scrambled words and much more. (SEN)

  • The Literacy Shed - all genre writing, oral language and lesson plans.

  • Starfall -  Very popular early reading website - very colourful and well thought out. 

  • European Centre for Modern Languages  - Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources - Resource Page -  Super one stop shop for all quality free educational resources - apps and programs.

  • Boardmaker Online - Sign up for a free trial of Boardmaker - 30 day trial.

  • Newsela - short news stories with changeable amounts of text.  (SEN with use of Select and Speak)

  • Teach Your Monster to Read - brilliant set of simple engaging games for phonics and more...

  • Blockly - a brilliant website to introduce Scratch in 10 super puzzles.

  • SESS - Assistive Technology Tips on SESS website

  • Dyslexia Project - A Microsoft/Virgin funded project led by Richard Branson to raise awareness of dyslexia

  • Jigsaw Game - chance to develop patience, pieces can only join up with correct pieces. 

  • Classroom Screen - very handy utility for classroom management, traffic lights, timer, exit poll and much more...deserves a look and it's free.

  • Toy Theater - amazing website with loads of fun games to reinforce every aspect of literacy and numeracy, teacher tools and much more.  Simple PowerPoint here to show some of the useful SEN games 

 
Suggested Numeracy Websites for SEN
 

Numeracy Websites suitable for SEN pupils - updated June 2021

  • Teaching Fractions - a huge resource with numerous games to help with teaching of fractions 

  • Teaching Time - there is payment involved but site work fine in the meantime. 

  • Teaching Money - great games to help with practice of using money, available in euro also. 

  • Seomra Ranga - as you would imagine, directly relates to Irish curriculum - very useful.

  • Weebly - full list of interactive Maths resources and websites to support SEN (and mainstream) 

  • SEN Teacher - a super website for creating resources for SEN pupils on time and money in particular. 

  • The Teacher's Corner - a super website for creating resources, word-puzzles, scrambled words and much more. (SEN)

  • Worksheet Factory - basic free version

  • Code.org - a brilliant free website for early coding. With pupils with SEN, we need to think outside the box.

  • Blockly - a brilliant website to introduce Scratch in 10 super puzzles.

  • Scratch - Super programming website - used by everyone as program writer for children

  • Kleki -  a super introduction to paint tools - suitable for all ages but especially younger pupils

  • SESS - Assistive Technology Tips on SESS website

 
SNA Course - ICT Websites - ICT Games Site

ICTGames is an amazing website to provide​ fun and engaging games for pupils with SEN in order to reinforce Maths concepts on a one-to-one basis. Here, we just have a selection of the games which can be accessed directly by clicking on the accompanying image. 

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2. This one is called "Arrow Cards" - it gives a visual presentation of the number on the cards, in unifix cubes or beads. Excellent for the visual learner to assist with concept of number. 

4. This one is called "Range Arranger" - where you must get the blocks in the correct order with the lowest at the bottom. Good fun, not least as the blocks take a bit of moving around in order to get them in position. 

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1. This one is called "Rubber Band Reckoner" and is excellent practice for estimation - a very important skill for all pupils, can they guess where the slider is before the number line is shown. 

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3. This one is called "Whack a Mole" - great fun, pupils can be encouraged to whack a mole with the next number that is needed in the sequence, whether just counting to 20, counting down from 20, counting in 2's or 3's or whatever you set the sliders on the side for. Ideal for reinforcement without obvious emphasis on drill and practice.

5. In "Post a Letter" the player is asked to click on the ear on the bottom toolbar in order to determine which house to deliver the letter to. This would help pupils who mix up 19 with 91 or 27 with 72 etc.

6. For "Coin Calculator" you change the currency by clicking on the Euro flag at the top of the screen. This can then be used to help pupils identify coins, add coins, work out change and much more. 

 
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