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Last Call for EPV Day Approved Online CPD

A Reminder! EPV Day Approved Courses must close Friday, August 21st at 5pm so make sure you don’t miss out on securing your EPV days for the coming academic year… Blended Course Participate in live Microsoft Teams workshops for 3 days followed by 2 days online in your own time and learn how to use exciting tools to enhance learning in the primary classroom. DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary…

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Last Call for DreamSpace Courses

A last call out to potential participants for our two Microsoft blended courses (Virtual face-to-face & online), ‘DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom’ and ‘Minecraft for Education‘. Participate in live Microsoft Teams workshops for 3 days followed by 2 days online in your own time and learn how to use exciting tools to enhance learning in the primary classroom. DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom Bring STEM into your…

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TeachNet CPD 2020 Enrolling Now!

For a limited time, TeachNet are offering buy one course get one free on our two EPV day approved online courses. It’s that simple, pay for one course at €69 and get a second free, for you or a colleague/friend. To avail of this offer, go to www.teachnet.ie/courses and enrol in either Digital Technologies and SEN or Office 365 for Education before July 1st 2020 and then email cpd@teachnet.ie or…

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DreamSpace Blended Courses Now Enrolling

For Summer 2020, TeachNet in association with Microsoft Education, are delivering two blended courses (Virtual face-to-face & online), ‘DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom’ and ‘Minecraft for Education‘. Participate in live Microsoft Teams workshops for 3 days followed by 2 days online in your own time and learn how to use exciting tools to enhance learning in the primary classroom. DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom Bring STEM into…

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Going Live with your Learners – some suggestions

Many teachers, parents and learners of all ages have discovered the world of video conferencing in recent weeks as schools have moved online. People are now openly chatting about Zoom, Teams, Google Hangouts etc. in the context of teaching ‘live’ online. For some this is working well, but for others it has not been as easy as first imagined. Teaching live online, is hard and can be a very tiring…

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A Time to Reflect and a Time to Plan

A New Reality for Formal Education We are now 5 weeks into a new reality where schools, colleges and universities are closed and learners, of all ages, are learning from home. During this time education providers have responded to this crisis by attempting to provide supports to their learners, so they can continue to learn at a distance. The challenge has been different depending on each level of our education…

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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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TECH_WEEK’s Curiosity Challenge, are you up for it?

We recently covered TECH WEEK_2020 on the TeachNet Blog, Ireland’s nationwide annual festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the general public, taking place from march 28th to April 3rd. However, Tech Week’s Curiosity Challenge is fresh off the press and considering that classes participating could win  an in-school Tech Workshop, we thought it best to revisit the subject… The Tech Week Curiosity Challenge is designed to unpack computational…

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Report notes drop in primary pupils using computers in school

In a recent study carried out by Dr. Eemer Eivers, on behalf of the Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN), it has been revealed that primary school students’ use of computers in school has dropped considerably within five years, from 46% saying they used computers in school regularly in 2011 to only 23% in 2016. This brings Ireland well below the international average, according to Eemer Eivers, who published her report in…

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The State of Technology in Education 2019/20 – Promethean

Promethean recently released their fourth annual report on “The State of Technology in Education 2019/20” which gives insights and trends on important factors relating to edtech. Contributors to this survey included over 2,000 teachers, school principals/heads, deputy principals/heads, IT managers and support staff from primary schools, secondary schools and other educational institutions across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Technology is seen as essential in a digital world. Some concerns reported…

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