Learn about how to create a personalized and engaging remote learning experience for all of your students through the resources provided in these pages. These resources are intended for all educators, but will be especially helpful for educators and support staff who work in specialist education.
Comprehensive site with a huge amount of British resources collated in one place to support learners. Some are free and some are user pays.
A list of resources that are both free and user pays – with a 14- day free trial.
Since some of our switch using students are staying at home so here is a list you can forward to families who are asking for things their child can access using switches. The student will require their switches and the computer-switch interface. If the student is using an iPad, they will require their switches and a switch-iPad interface.
https://tarheelgameplay.org/ free to use, can set up favourites. Songs and videos from YouTube that become switch accessible
https://www.senictsoftware.com/ Free subscription to the members area! Lots of songs etc that are switch accessible
https://www.gingertiger.net/en free trial available. Songs, games, etc that are switch accessible
https://tarheelreader.org/ free to use, can set up a favourites bookshelf. Lots of easy to read books about fave kids topics. Can select to have the book read to the student.
http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/page/?title=Switch+%2F+Touch+Screen+Videos&pid=231 free to use, Priory Woods School Switch resources
https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/ 14 day free trial
Access through https://centraliapubliclibrary.com/4377-2/ then click on tumblebooks library button. Thousands of picture books that are recorded and available for children to watch and listen to.
www.vooks.com Parents get a month Free. Books that are turned into videos.
https://www.storylineonline.net/ Celebrities reading books in videos
https://kidlit.tv/category/read-out-loud/ Read alouds
Authors doing Read Alouds https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?fbclid=IwAR1e0FFGhzaK4JB7nWgZ5OPHAjArfwDyTAEhcJhd88VsbIxCAQw7DmpgFyM and https://coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/
Online Books https://storyweaver.org.in/ Free sign up
Virtual Excursions https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR2ChJDtoOzY5rdN4n1AtigVL7h9Wjx9Z5tHI3asv9ijAeoUgIIzsSpq2Tg&pru=AAABcQWBu48*JPFIkOETBI4t7jtjCMVL5w and https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html
Free online learning resource list https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/
ABC Kids Early Education https://www.abc.net.au/abckids/early-education/
Sen Teacher online learning resources https://www.senteacher.org/
Fun Brain online games https://www.funbrain.com/
Videos and Games https://pbskids.org/
Online activities https://www.highlightskids.com/
Companies offering free subscriptions https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/
Free site for teachers to print and create send home resources for a large range of abilities https://www.twinkl.com.au/resources/australian-resources
TV resource – library of video lessons, projects and investigations to use for students. Username gifted insight Password GITas2014 https://www.byrdseed.tv/library/
A Maths site for extending students – many free activities for students https://www.amt.edu.au/amt-resources
Behind the news and teaching resources https://www.abc.net.au/btn/
Scholastic – resources included listen and read activities suitable for a variety of learners also includes interactive activities suitable for more challenging tasks.
Collection of short videos, easy to access games around a number of curriculum areas many of the games have sound https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/home
This site is available to access if your school has closed with free log in and access – you need to register. The videos have closed captions and it will read the text to you. The video has some easy to access quizzes that read to the student. There are printable worksheets for parents to access if they like or could be sent home in a learning from home pack. Based in America but good activities. https://www.brainpop.com/
An example of modelling AAC with Ten apples up on top. ore vocabulary communication board highlighted within the video above here https://www.subscribepage.com/coreboard
AAC - Core words – location communication boards for printing for send home packs. http://www.project-core.com/communication-systems/
Literacy Interactive games, need Flash Player https://www.wordworld.com/
A collection of interactive Early reading games https://pbskids.org/games/reading/
Some online games and information for online or home learning packs https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/
Netflix: Home-schooling information including 150+ educational shows to plan learning activities for your students at home. https://homeschoolhideout.com/start-here/
This site has hundreds (if not thousands) of books where the user can select the age group, subject area, and each book can be read out with a click of the mouse. Many of the books are contributions from schools, but most are from authors around the world https://tarheelreader.org
Australian Need to sign up for this one – free trial available https://www.skwirk.com.au/
Australian for Year1 – 4 Free trial available https://app.learnprimary.com.au/
A focus on Clifford the Big Red Dog http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/
An array of printable and easy to access Games for Students with additional Educational Needs https://www.senteacher.org/
Children with Low Vision or Who Are Blind
ABC Listen App - https://www.abc.net.au/radio/listen/
Audible - https://www.audible.com.au/
Epic Books - Home | Epic!: Read Amazing Children's Books Online ... https://www.getepic.com/
Text To Speech - Free App
· Seeing AI
· iBooks – used in conjunction with Accessibility features
Free Trials – Screen Readers - Upper Primary
· Download NVDA - Download and experience NVDA today! - NV Access
For students who are blind (or have severe low vision) the Ballyland apps are fantastic. They are highly engaging and are applicable to a range of student ages/capabilities, from an interactive story (that teaches Voiceover gestures of drag and double tap) to coding apps for slightly older students. For teenage students there is another app by the same developer called VO Lab that also aims to teach VoiceOver Gestures.
Ballyland Stay Still Squeaky https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ballyland-stay-still-squeaky/id1385164168
Ballyland Magic Show https://apps.apple.com/au/app/ballyland-magic-app/id1077697759
Ballyland Sound Memory https://apps.apple.com/au/app/ballyland-sound-memory/id1231830645
Ballyland Rotor https://apps.apple.com/au/app/ballyland-rotor/id1178492542
Ballyland Cosmobally in Space https://apps.apple.com/au/app/ballyland-cosmobally-in-space/id1488257128
Ballyland Code 1: Say Hello https://apps.apple.com/au/app/ballyland-code-1-say-hello/id1384987610
Ballyland Code 2: Give Rotor https://apps.apple.com/au/app/ballyland-code-2-give-rotor/id1450019434
Ballyland Code 3: Pick Up https://apps.apple.com/au/app/ballyland-code-3-pick-up/id1455749044
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary - https://www.youtube.com/user/lonepinekoala
Platypus Cam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hiZAa3qzwA&t=14s
Reef Cam (above water) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/
Skinks and Dragons Cam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XeZXSdW7H4
Goanna Cam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL-S8etEZlE