Wakelet – The New Kid in Technology Town!

Have you heard about Wakelet yet? Wakelet allows you to save, organise and share content from across the web and keep it all in one place. The web is jam packed with resources and information to support educator and student learning but it can be daunting to manage and keep track of a thought-provoking tweet, a great video tutorial, and maybe a web page that all lend themselves to a…

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Accessibility, Flexibility and Formative Assessment for the Math Classroom with OneNote for Windows 10

For this post, I have created three videos showcasing some of the more recent additions to OneNote for Windows 10. Please note, the Math button is not available in OneNote 2016. This may mean downloading or switching to the OneNote app for Windows 10. OneNote for Windows 10 is a free application available to all Windows 10 users. The features demonstrated are available to users with an Office 365 license.…

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T-REX (Teachers’ Research Exchange)

The Teaching Council have just launched an online platform for teachers and educational researchers called T-REX. T-REX stands for Teachers’ Research Exchange. Its aim is to support teachers and education researchers to converse, collaborate and connect with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The video below provides some insight into what T-REX is all about. I am particularly excited about joining the REXpert chat series for the opportunity to chat with internationally…

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Microsoft’s Learning Tools Adds an Extra Dimension to the MFL classroom

Microsoft have made their amazing Learning Tools application available in Word, OneNote, Outlook and the Edge browser. Even more amazing is the fact that this software is free! Previously, I have posted about the opportunities Learning Tools provides to students with learning differences, to read my previous post, click here. In a nutshell ‘Microsoft Learning Tools are free tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for learners regardless of…

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OneNote Windows App Allowing Super Math Functionality for the Classroom

It is no secret my absolute favourite application is Microsoft’s OneNote. I typically use OneNote 2016 as part of the Office program package. When I upgraded to the 2016 version, I was somewhat disappointed to find I no longer had the math add-in that worked with OneNote 2013 . But as I have more recently started to use the OneNote native app, available to download from the Windows store,  I…

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Book Your Students in to Visit Microsoft DreamSpace

Have you enrolled your students to visit Microsoft’s DreamSpace for the upcoming 2018 -2019 academic year? The days seem to be booking up fast, our school has already booked for April 2019, so don’t delay! This might be worth letting your school’s TY Coordinator know about. DreamSpace is located in Leopardstown Dublin 13 and offers a Primary School or a Transition Year Experience which will open your students up to potential…

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Rule the World with PowerPoint!

Did you know PowerPoint for Office 365 users includes a ruler that also incorporates a compass? Using a Windows devices, you can use the ruler located in the Draw tab of the Ribbon to draw straight lines or create precise angles. You can slide and rotate the ruler by using your fingers on a touch device or by using a mouse. For a full rundown on how to use the Ruler please…

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OneNote & GeoGebra: A Maths Made in Heaven!

This is not my first post about the merits and overall superb functionality of OneNote in the classroom context. OneNote notebooks and OneNote Class notebooks are so versatile for planning, delivering and reviewing class material. But did you know you can embed GeoGebra files into your OneNote notebooks? This post will be of particular interest to math teachers. With maths, often it is necessary to demonstrate concepts using graphing software…

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Use Windows 10 Connect to Create a Free Mobile Visualiser

With Windows 10 Connect application, which is automatically installed on Windows 10 PCs, you can create your own free mobile visualiser with the help of any android phone or tablet.  Simply connect your Android smartphone or tablet to the same wifi as your Windows 10 PC. On your Android device, activate the Smart View application. This is pre-installed on most devices. On your Windows PC, turn on the Connect application.…

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TeachMeet Teachers Wowed by Learning Tools add-in for Word and OneNote

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting teachers from across Longford and Westmeath ETB at their annual TeachMeet. After their keynote presentation from Declan Coyle, author of The Green Platform, cluster groups of teachers moved from room-to-room to fifteen minute workshops or presentation. I was invited to speak about Microsoft OneNote – OneNote in 15 minutes meant I had to sit down and think of my absolute favourite features,…

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