Google Expeditions: Explore the world without leaving the classroom!

As educators, we want to ensure that all students in our classes feel stimulated and enjoy their learning. Accordingly, there is a wealth of engaging material available for educators today featuring novel ways to engage students. One such website is Google Expeditions. Google Expeditions is quite similar to Google Maps, as the platform allows users to explore the world virtually. Teachers can use the images available to create their own…

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Getting started with Book Creator

Book Creator offers users the opportunity to create simple digital books online.  By their very nature, the task of creating digital books is often one that students derive a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment from. BookCreator is suitable for use in many subject areas. Some ideas may be for students to create recipe books, comic books, portfolios, simple stories or even instruction manuals. This is an incredibly useful addition to…

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Microsoft Presenter Coach

Over the last few years, there has been a definite shift in approaches to teaching and learning in Irish classrooms. Gone are the days of a solely teacher-led classroom environment. Instead, Irish classrooms today are a dialogic environment where student voice and engagement is central to the teaching and learning process.  With this in mind, teaching and learning strategies are student-focused and student-led. This approach is central to the new…

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