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Twinkl.ie: Created by teachers, ideal for home education, it has lots of appealing games, stories, worksheets etc. It is offering a free month’s subscription (enter offer code: IRLTWINKLHELPS)

Book Creator App:

Book Creator is a simple way for your students to make their own ebooks.  This platform can be used to create for any subject across any grade level. The resources hub gives you a range of lesson ideas, or create your own assignment that lets your students get creative to demonstrate their knowledge!  There is also a list of ways that Book Creator can help with remote learning on the website.

Free Services Offered: Premium feature – real-time collaboration on books

How to utilise: Create an account, start the collaboration trial, and fill out a short form to get access to this feature.

CommonLit:

CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization working to support all students with reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.  The CommonLit Literacy Midel is built on a foundation of over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complimented by aligned interim assessments, growth oriented goals, and expert led teacher development.  Teachers can assign Mini Units (short, self-paced thematic units for grades 5-12) and Text Sets (relevant reading passages from a variety of genres). 

Free Services Offered: Free account access for teachers, school/district leaders can pursue free virtual training and digital resource packs to support contingency plans.

How to utilise:  Teachers can sign up for free on the website; school/district leaders can email partnerships@commonlit.org

Elementari

Elementari engages students to write their own story, working at their own pace.  The platform provides illustrations to inspire stories, develop analytical thinking, and provide a source of pride for students in their personal writing and coding projects.  Elementari is used around the world for writing in students native language and for second language learning. Teachers can review and give feedback on students’ stories remotely.  

Free Services Offered: Free Access to the Entire Platform

How to utilise: Fill out this form to receive access.  

Epic!:

Epic! is the leading digital library for kids 12 and under, and it is free for educators.  With Epic! you instantly get access to 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes, & more.  The books have a feature that will read aloud the story to your students.

Free Services Offered: Always Free for Teachers

How to utilise: Visit the website and sign up!

PODCASTS: Here are some podcasts for young children that you can have on while you’re around the house!