Recommended Apps

  • Cúla 4: Excellent for younger pupils for Irish vocab – very child friendly. There are also videos of your children’s favourite cartoons here as Gaeilge which would be useful to watch occasionally to keep up with Irish.
  • Duolingo: most suitable from 2nd class upwards. Excellent app. Tests your child Irish ability level at the start and they work away at their own level for 10mins daily.
  • Mathduel: For tables. Fun and interactive.
  • Starfall: For spellings. Again, very child friendly and useful to keep spellings progressing without feeling like schoolwork.
  • Jolly Phonics App: to keep up phonics learning for infant classes.
  • Dolch words Apps (there is a wide range available): for the development of sight words.
  • Nessy Apps: for reading for pupils with dyslexia or difficulties.
  • PinkFong: Digital stories for infant classes. Excellent and engaging.
  • Khan Academy: Useful for maths for older pupils especially.
  • Kahoot: for general knowledge and quizzes.
  • Toontastic: probably the best app ever for digital storytelling – pupils can devise their own digital story, picking a range of characters, settings, even musical background. They plan a beginning, middle and end to their story and can record their own voices to tell the story.
  • Puppetpals: similar to toontastic – useful for younger pupils. They can record themselves telling the story also.
  • Lightbot: Coding app – super for all ages.