Here at Fingal Libraries we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to find new and relevant e-resources to offer our borrowers in 2021. Here’s a preview of 3 educational online resources we’re offering which will benefit children, teachers, parents and those looking to improve their literacy skills in the new year.
Lexia – an online programme designed to improve reading skills
With Lexia, users get to practice and develop the skills that make a successful reader. These programs have been proven to accelerate progress and close the reading gap so that personalised learning can be achieved. Also, it’s designed in a way which enables learners to use the program at school, in the library and at home.
Library members will be able to access the Lexia Core 5 program which is suitable for use by primary school pupils, and the Lexia Power Up literacy program which is for secondary school students as well as adults.
Coding Workshops with Coding Ireland
Our coding workshops have been so popular over the last few years and we’re looking forward to bringing these lessons to a wider audience with the Coding Ireland program. Through coding, children can become digitally literate in a new language; one that is becoming increasingly important. Coding fosters creativity and helps the learning process by allowing coders to learn through doing and experimentation.
This program will provide easily accessible tools for both teachers and parents who are interested in helping children access the world of codi
MyPlace – digital project resources for teachers
The aim of the MyPlace teacher resources is to illustrate how making and creating can be linked to the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) curriculum in primary education, as well as to Engineering, SPHE, Geography and Computational Thinking.
Educators with an interest in STEAM / Maker Education will be able to use this resource to support them in the delivery of maker projects with their class groups, either online or in person.
Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information coming soon!