Art Links
Browsers
Cause and Effect Links
Clipart, Photos, Symbols Links
Literacy Links
Numeracy Links


* These site were coped from : http://www.checkthemap.org/links/fun_sites/

Audio Books Web Sites

http://storynory.com/
http://www.kidsaudiobooks.co.uk/mp3_downloads.htm
http://lightupyourbrain.com/stories/
http://www.onlineaudiostories.com/
http://www.audiobooktreasury.com/free-audio-books/children.htm
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/free-audiobooks-for-children/id327877311
http://thestoryhome.com/
http://www.bulaja.com/FAIRYTALES/index4.html

Accessible Youtube

Welcome to Accessible YouTube, an interface to YouTube designed for people who access their computers via either 2 switches or a mouse. It allows the user to use two keys/switches or a mouse to navigate through a list of videos, and watch any or all of them. Currently the list of videos can be a playlist, the results of a video search, the related videos for a particular video, or YouTube's most popular videos. For now, you must use Firefox in order for it to work. You can download Firefox for free here.

* Askability
The Askability website was inspired by The Children's Society Solihull branch, after watching children at their project misunderstand the news about the war in Iraq. They decided that there was a need for a website which was presented entirely in symbol to enable children with learning disabilities to become informed about ongoing current affairs and also create a central forum for children to express their views and opinions.

Aven's Corner
All of the free kids games at Aven’s Corner are developed with young children with autism in mind, but they appeal to all children because of their simplicity. We have also included fun online kids activities for parents and teachers to do with their children. We hope that our site is beneficial to your child and you have a great time at Aven's Corner!

Audacity
Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio. Site includes help, downloads, and developer information. Youtube
video on how to download and use.


Check the map.
All these sites are suitable for students with Learning Disabilities. Most can be simply accessed with a few mouse clicks, touch screens, switches or interactive whiteboard: not forgetting the keyboard / keyboard shortcuts of course. No need to download, the links here take you directly to the activities and are designed to be used with students of all ages and abilities, online.

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Circle the cat.
Be careful this is addictive.

Crick Web

Dance Mat Typing

Daily Autism Freebie
A fun colourful website with animation and games introducing touch typing to children aged 7 to 11.

Devonport High School Humanities Delicious Web Site
This site was set up by Lesley Jolly (Humanities Teacher DHS)
It is a resource centre for parents and students to access from home.


Do 2 Learn

Dr Suess

Dub City Rollers *
This is perhaps the coolest activity we have on Check The Map and many thanks to Simon Judge for pointing us to it. Improve your mouse, interactive whiteboard and touch screen skills by choosing beats, screen changes and animations from this collection of dub beats. There's a vast choice and this will really motivate students to target, click and drag. Have fun.

Easy Reminder
EasyReminder is an easy-to-use free software utility. It displays the number of minutes and seconds left remaining until the next event, on top of all other programs currently being used on your computer screen. It counts down to zero, rings an alarm, and then disappears from view.
You can move it around, and place it where it doesn't cover other windows.
It is also configurable; enabling you to select from any font on your system, and change the size of the timer digits.


Find Sounds
Find sound effect files in different sound formats. Type in your keyword, select formats, file size and sampling rates and then click Search to generate and preview a listing of sounds.


Funschool
Math, Geography, Language, Sport, Art and Music Games.

Flash Phonics

Format Factory
Format Factory's Feature: 1 support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others. 2 Repair damaged video and audio file.

Get Smart Games
This web site pages contain a collection of links to suitable activities to support and enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Help Kidz Learn
A web site full of free software and resources from Inclusive Technology.

* Horse Harmony
This is a bizarre and funny site, a horse quartet! Click on the horses to get them singing and click on them again to stop. Simple, great for practising early ICT skills and very entertaining.

* ICT Games
This site provides ICT activites linked to the English National Curriculum. Divided into literacy and numeracy there are tons of wonderful resources and games that cover topics such as: counting, subtracting, number bonds, weights and measurements, division, multiplication, more & less, shapes, clocks, fractions, decimals, percentages, money... and then, for literacy... phonemes, initial letters, letter forming, spelling patterns, high frequency words, sight recognition, reading, listening, rhyming.... and there's so much more. Many useful teacher tools that are great for whiteboard work are to be found here too. The site isn't switch accessible and you need Flash Player to run the games. It's a fabulous bank of learning tools and makes everything just that little bit more fun... All games are designed, made by and © copyright 2005 of James Barrett.


Irfanview
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7.


Julia's Rainbow Corner
Julia's Rainbow Corner has been bringing fun and games for preschoolers - grandparents to the internet for almost nine years now and we're still growing everyday. We're entertaining thousands of kids a month from every corner of the planet, a fact that shocks, amazes and pleases us immensely. We'll continue to do everything we can to provide a safe, ad-free place for your little ones to explore, learn and play.


* Magic Balls
One of the many games you'll find on Trans-Active, a fantastic site supported by Mencap for teenagers with and without learning disabilities to work together. Fire different coloured balls to make rows of two or more. Play with the keyboard (space & arrow keys) or set up for a switch/ touch screen user. Nice sound effects, though the time runs out quickly. The Check The Map Team's best score is 6588. Let us know when you beat it!

Many Things
This web site is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities. Even though the primary focus is for ESL, native English speakers may also find some interesting things on this site. This site is non-commercial and has no advertising.

Music Jukebox
Check out the year you were born.


PBS Games Central

Penguin Hitting *
Hours of fun to be had here. To play you just have to click/ touch the screen twice. Switch users can play too - just set your switch to mimic the left click. The first click sends the penguin down the slide. The second swings the Yeti's baseball bat. My personal best is 292 meters. Can you beat it??? Great age appropriate flash animation game to teach timing skills. Many thanks to Hilary Shannon for telling us about it.

Pix Resizer
Resize any image, or multiple images - quickly and easily.

Poisson Rouge. (Red Fish Soup)
There are no instructions on the site and there are some good reasons for that: most people, even adults, do not read instructions.
more...

Red fish soup explanations of some activities.pdf (from Matt Perry)


Primary Games
Susan Shuey Beasley originally designed the educational games in this site for my own students. However, once I saw their growing popularity among children around the world, I decided to expand this site and create games for students everywhere.

Priory Woods
Download a wide variety of material including worksheets, curriculum documents, lesson plans and simple programs, which you are free to adapt and use in your school, college or home.

Room 108
Room 108 is a primary education site for kids. There are lots of free online games but all with an educational focus. There are over 400 pages of kids educational games, interactive writing, animated stories, songs, kids puzzles, art, math, science, social studies, distance learning and much more. A great resource for primary kids games and teacher teaching resources! Click for a site directory. This site is owned and operated by primary teacher John Rickey (Email). All music arrangements ©John Rickey.

Screenrip
ScreenRip32 is a screen capture utility that lets you capture your entire desktop, selected areas, regions or application windows and save the screenshot in GIF, JPG, BMP or ICO format. In addition to standard captures, the program can also create GIF animations from a series of screenshots

Snapdragon
The games have been designed to help young children to develop a range of fundamental skills ranging from numeracy, sound, letter and word recognition, to control of the mouse as hand-to-eye co-ordination is developed when they play the games.

* Something Special
To accompany the popular CBeebies TV show, you'll find a lot of interactive games, stories, signs, songs and clips of Mr Tumble to enjoy. A colourful and entertaining resource, perfect for learning early signs and ICT skills.

Specialbites
On Specialbites you will find switch games to download and now tons of 'online switch games' which are also great on a touchscreen and for learning early mouse skills.

Switcheroo Zoo
Switcheroo Zoo (a.k.a. Switch Zoo) started as a small project. We were playing around with the idea of making new animals by switching their parts. At first, the zoo had just nine animals, and it was the only attraction on the website. Today, there are 142 species in Switch Zoo, and the site features animal games, music performed using animal voices, a reference section about all of the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and visitors.

* Symbol World
Dedicated to the use of symbols, a wonderful site with tons of free symbol-supported stories, news, games, jokes

* The cat came back
A lovely little cartoon and song. Watch the cat thwart his owner's many attempts to get rid of it. Thanks to Richard Walter from Meldreth Manor School for recommending this.

teachers_pet.jpgLaunched March 2010 Teachers Pet is a resource site with a difference, offering everything you need for your classroom and best of all its absolutely free.

*Teenzone fom Trans-Active
Teenzone, by Mencap, contains all sorts of useful, accessible stuff centred around Teenage issues. Click the link to go to a page where you can find out more about transition, play on a beat box, make faces, play games and more. Fairly good mouse control is needed for the activities on this site, though a lot of the information is simple and clearly read out as you move your mouse over pictures, videos and words.


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twinkl is a resource centre created just for teachers, offering you a fantastic range of free resources.


Totlol
If you have kids, you just found the site you have been looking for.
Totlol is a video website designed specifically for children. It is community moderated. It is constantly growing. It is powered by YouTube.
The videos were submitted, screened and rated by parents. The selection is huge and if you like, you can participate too.
Totlol is literally Video-on-Demand, and if you have kids, you already know. The video part is easy. It is the demand part that is hard. Are you ready? Here it comes: "Daddy, Mommy More Video!"

Videos for kids

Visual picture-based encyclopedia
Caters to students in early years, those pre-text and others who have different learning needs. Wales Education Site

Whiz Kids Games
Initially created for students with autism. It has ideas embedded in games to help with transitions and change.

Websites for kids.

Zamzar
Online file conversion facility. Handy if you don’t have the software on hand!