Information for households choosing to self-isolate
We understand and appreciate that some families are making a choice to self-isolate. At present, while we continue to teach those students who are attending onsite, our teachers are fully occupied and don’t have the capacity to provide work for all individual’s making a choice to self-isolate. Despite this, we understand that for those families opting to keep students at home it would be useful to have some guidance about how to continue engaging our young people in education. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of useful websites that you might like to utilise while away from school.
Department website with dedicated areas for your stage of learning and multiple subjects
“KS3” classes are y 7 – 9 “GCSE” are year 10 and 11 “A” level are year 12
Humble ISB Word Games: https://www.humbleisd.net/page/26950
Has a variety of fun online games that help develop reading.
International Children’s Digital Library: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/books/activities/index.shtml
A online library that lets students read a huge range of books. Also has suggested activities on how to use the library to develop reading skills.
Site with great ideas on how parents can entertain their kids while building on their reading and writing. Also has book lists for reading inspiration.
Literacy Planet: https://www.literacyplanet.com/au/for-home-use/
Turns literacy into a game! Fun and kids love it but it is a paid service. Does offer a free trial.
Select a year level and a skill to practice and the site generates questions.
Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/math
Select a year level and skill. Watch the tutorial video and answer the practice questions. Requires an email to sign up.
Software for a graphics calculator: https://education.ti.com/en/resources/online-learning-program??utm_medium=gh&utm_source=Social&utm_campaign=Mar_fb
STEM: websites that students could look at for technology: http://stem-works.com/activities
Typing Club: www.typingclub.com – Students can learn how to touch type – no more single finger typing.