Droichead is an integrated induction framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). It has been designed to reflect the importance of the induction phase on the teacher’s lifelong learning journey. It marks the point where the new teacher is formally welcomed into the profession of teaching having completed the initial teacher education phase. There are three fully trained mentors in our school who facilitate this process and provide support to NQT’s.
Droichead includes both school-based and additional professional learning activities to meet the needs of teachers as they begin their career. It is made available in primary schools, post-primary schools and special schools.
www.teachingtreasures.com.auTeaching tools, online interactive activities, educational games, projects, worksheets and many other resources, to help with the daily learning adventure.
http://kidsyahoo.comUseful source of games, puzzles, etc. from the home page, click on School and Homework for a selection of engaging sites.
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-storiesLearn English Kids is the British Council’s website for children around the world who are learning English as a second or foreign language. However its animated talking stories are an ideal resource for supporting reading particularly with younger pupils or those who struggle with reading.This site has almost 60 talking. It is also a useful resource to recommend to parents.
http://www.speakaboos.com/storiesSpeakaboos brings classic children’s entertainment into a digital world. Many of the resources on this site require a subscription but there are currently over 30 free animated talking stories on offer. The full text is also available for each story. Speakaboos’ resources fall into six genres: Fables, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Nursery Rhymes and Songs.
http://www.meegenius.com/store/books/free/MeeGenius is a reading application for the iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Google TV, Google Chrome Web Store, and the Web. There are currently 6 free books on the site and many in the catalogue that are available for a small fee typically $0.99 or $1.99.
http://www.storynory.comStorynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories.
http://www.raz-kids.com/main/ViewPage/name/sampleThis is a subscription site that gives you hundreds of interactive, levelled books spanning 27 levels of difficulty, covering a wide range of subjects You can access some free samples from the link above.
http://www.storybookcastle.com/This site has both well-known classic fables (including a special section for Aesops Fables) as well as ones that you might not know yet. There are also online picture books, educational activities, and printable colouring pages.