Title: Computers and Technology
Author: The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI)
Full Text & Source: http://www.dyslexia.ie/links/computers-and-technology/
The Internet, Online, 3/10/2015
Free Online Resources
There is a wealth of free software and educational material available on the internet, everything from free downloadable worksheets to free educational software games, screen readers and typing tutors. You can also get free demo or trial versions of some software programmes so you can try them for 30 days for free.
The following are some examples of what is available online.
www.scoilnet.ie – Irish site with content for primary and second level, worksheets and revision activities for many subjects.
www.skoool.ie – Irish interactive learning website, lots of second level subject specific content, notes, exam tips, etc.
www.kidsspell.com – lots of free spelling games.
www.bbc.co.uk/learning/ – comprehensive online learning resources for all ages, including the Bitesize series of revision activities.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise – factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help improve English and maths skills.
www.crayola.com – lesson plans, arts and crafts ideas, and colouring pages.
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/math/ – lots of free maths worksheets and more.
www.enchantedlearning.com – some free learning resources, lesson plans and worksheets – more available if you subscribe.
www.playkidsgames.com – Alphabet, vocabulary, maths, memory, geography games and puzzles.
www.superkids.com – worksheets on maths, telling the time, building vocabulary, logic and reasoning, and hangman games.
www.firstschoolyears.co.uk – free worksheets, flashcards and resources for primary literacy, maths and other subjects.
www.skillsworkshop.org – literacy and numeracy resources and worksheets for adults.
www.free-phonics-worksheets.com – free phonic worksheets.
www.dyslexiacentre.co.uk and www.nessy.co.uk – free learning worksheets, and free demo version of Nessy learning programme.
www.teflgames.com/games.html – games and quizzes to build vocabulary and word knowledge.
www.janbrett.com/ – free activities, worksheets, colouring pages and projects to download.
www.primaryresources.co.uk/index.htm – free lesson plans, activities and worksheets on many subjects.
http://www.senteacher.org/Files/ – printable worksheets and free software downloads (basic and special education).
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk – lots of interactive literacy educational games.
www.rhlschool.com – English and maths worksheets to download.
www.discovery.com – Discovery Channel website – useful for science, history, geography – lots of interactive games, puzzles and quizzes.
www.windows.ucar.edu – information, games and puzzles – history, geography, science.
www.gutenberg.org – over 25,000 free e-books available to download.
www.openoffice.org – free software similar to Microsoft Office.
www.rte.ie – educational programmes and podcasts such as ‘Getting It Right’ and Countdown to help Leaving Certificate students with revision are available each year. Often run radio plays and podcasts of the Shakespeare plays for Junior and Leaving Cert, as well as programmes covering some of the novels and poetry.
www.sofasandsectionals.com/keyboarding-from-couch – website with lots of fun typing games you can practice at home.
Free Typing Tutors.
Free Screen Readers.