Primary Academic Support Websites
It would be impossible for us to list here the thousands of useful websites available to help with your children’s academic development, projects and research. So what we have done is listed relevant Irish websites, some of the better known world wide websites and some further sites which act as guides to the seemingly endless range of kids educational websites available on the world wide web.
Websites to support specific subjects
Launched Sept 2012. Includes audio and video content to support parents with literacy difficulties and links to others websites providing more detailed information on specific topics. The site is designed for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0 - 12 years and is searchable according to the child's age.
This website provides lots of information and activities on History, Geography & Science broken down into class levels, and also hosts the Digital Archive of the Irish Times. Only accessible online through schools or libraries. Every edition of the Irish Times since 29th March 1859 is available online in an easily searchable format.
Official education portal of the Department of Education and Science in Ireland. Providing a range of resources, worksheets, and project information for all subjects within the Irish primary curriculum broken down by class levels.
Curriculum focused resources and support for primary and post primary education.
The Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM) is part of Science Foundation Ireland Education and Public Engagement Programme, which aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.
A database of Irish terms containing over 270,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions.Focal.ie is a gateway to selected language and research resources developed by Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge
, Dublin City University and its partners.
Webwise.ie educates on safer usage of the Internet. Aimed at students, teachers and parents it also promotes the positive aspects of using the Internet and informs on how to deal with the risks.
Learn about science, geography and history.
Child-friendly resource where kids can learn about science and space.
Learn to program interactive games, stories and animations
Super Troopers offers a health homework programme that encourages children and their families to live happier and more active lifestyles.
Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts and used widely by teachers who say it is a great opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds and be their best.
Additional Website Resources
A word on search engines
While Google is the most popular search engine used today, there are also a number of other search engines that may provide a good safe alternative.
This is the most widely used search engine. It also allows for specific searches of websites in Ireland and contains an option for Gaeilge. Filtering options allow the reader to set the search engine to exclude undesirable or adult material.
Links to the best of the children’s web sites and all of the sites have been checked and approved for kids.
Additional Education Resources