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July Online CPD Special

Summer Special: Buy One Course And Get One Free… For a limited time, TeachNet are offering two courses for the price of one on any of our four EPV day approved online courses. It’s that simple, pay for one course and get a second free, for you or a colleague/friend. To avail of this offer, enrol at www.teachnet.ie/courses/enrol/ for your preferred course before July 1st 2019 and then email cpd@teachnet.ie…

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Innovation in Schools – The School Excellence Fund

Recently over a 200 teachers and learners, from across primary and post-primary gathered in Athlone to showcase the work they have been engaged in as part of the Department of Education and Skills School Excellence Fund- Digital project.  This programme was launched by former Minister of Education, Richard Bruton and it involves 42 clusters of schools who are exploring innovative uses of digital technology and STEM in schools.  The clusters…

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Apps for Mindfulness

Bringing mindfulness into the classroom has been a popular subject for Summer CPD courses over the last few years. With the world around us getting faster, “faker” and more stressful it’s no wonder that we are trying to bring ourselves back to a state of inner balance. Despite the hoopla there is no great mystery to Mindfulness. Putting it simply mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the moment,…

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Last Call for DCU & DreamSpace CPD

A last call out to potential participants for our two Microsoft blended courses (Face-to-face & online), ‘Making Sense of Minecraft for Education‘ and ‘DreamSpace STEM in the Primary Classroom’ in DCU’s Minecraft Studio & DreamSpace, Microsoft’s immersive teaching and learning experience. We have a limited number of places still available but book now to avoid disappointment… Spend 3 days in DCU’s new Minecraft Studio or Microsoft’s DreamSpace (1-3 July) followed by…

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Microsoft Teams updates

Microsoft Teams is getting ready for September Microsoft Teams is celebrating 2 years in education by introducing a number of updates this summer to make going back to school even more exciting next September. Based on educators’ feedback, Microsoft Teams has introduced the following new updates:   Simplified new design  – Access your existing and new Teams faster with the new grid view. Personalised Announcements – Make your classroom announcements more…

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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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Rethinking the Tablet for Books Argument

I have been following the recent debate that has emerged concerning the replacement of textbooks at 2nd level with digital devices. This is a growing trend with many 2nd level schools, particularly for the Junior Cycle. Parents at a Co Meath secondary school recently raised their concerns regarding replacing their children’s textbooks with an iPad. They believe that their children don’t learn as much or retain as much information when…

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Another Brick in the Wall

There’s a new resource coming soon for any teacher interested in STEM activities! Lego are introducing a new product, Lego Education Spike Prime to their already impressive education offerings. Each 523 piece kit includes, bricks, sensors, motors and a multi-port Hub that is programmable using a Spike app; this app is based on the very familiar Scratch coding tool. Spike Prime is aimed at 11 – 14 year old pupils,…

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Summer Special: Buy One Course And Get One Free… For a limited time, TeachNet are offering two courses for the price of one on any of our four EPV day approved online courses. It’s that simple, pay for one course and get a second free, for you or a colleague/friend. To avail of this offer, enrol at www.teachnet.ie/courses/enrol/ for your preferred course before July 1st 2019 and then email cpd@teachnet.ie…

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DabbledooMusic in the classroom

DabbledooMusic is a music resource that offers a wonderful range of activities and resources to teachers of all musical abilities. Wheter you are a highly confident singer or an inexperienced musician, DabbledooMusic can greatly help you when it comes to teaching music. DabbledooMusic is an interactive online resource that is easily accessible and comes jam-packed with ideas, lesson plans, fun activities and resources to suit all teachers and classes. The…

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