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Free Games-based Inclusive Software for Use at Home

by Paul Nisbet

on Tue Apr 07, 2020

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Playing games is (or should be) fun, motivating and sociable. Here are some offers of games-based digital learning for use at home during Covid-19 school closures. 

Sumdog

Sumdog offers online maths and spelling games-based practice tool that can be used to support home learning during school closures.

Many schools already subscribe to Sumdog and if so, learners can access it at home. If not, Sumdog are offering free access to the resoures for the duration of school closures. There are daily 15 minute webinars on how to use Sumdog for home learning.

Of interest to: Learners aged 5-14; teachers, parents and carers.

screen shot of Sumdog maths activity

HelpKidzLearn

HelpKidzLearn offers games, activities and curriculum activities for learners with additional support or special educational needs. The activities can be accessed using touch, switches or eye gaze. There are iPad and Android apps available as well.

While schools are closed there is a free 14 day trial, and a new low cost monthly subscription option for parents.

Of interest to: Learners with complex learning needs.

screen shot of HelpKidzLearn       

Nessy Reading and Spelling

Nessy Reading and Spelling is a digital learning resource for learners who have difficulty with reading and spelling. Nessy is offering the free use of Nessy Reading & Spelling and Writing Beach for 60 days to support the continued education of children during the Covid-19 crisis. Parents can also get a free 7 day trial of Nessy Reading and Writing.

Of interest to: learners aged 6 to 11 who wish to develop their reading and writing skills.

screen shot of Nessy reading and writing

 

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