Updates to Microsoft Teams that make a difference

Updates to Microsoft Teams that make a difference   The assignments tab in Microsoft Teams The Assignments tab built into teams shows teachers what assignments are in draft or published, graded or ungraded. Students and teachers can stay on task, fully aware of deadlines and motivated to achieve more.   Student View This feature is amazing, letting teachers see how students view the assignments that they have created.   Close dates…

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Join the UD Community of Practice

The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design and H2 Learning are creating a new Community of Practice for teachers interested in Universal Design. Are you a post-primary or further education teacher curious about Universal Design and ready to bring your students on a journey of discovery and exploration? Then this community of practice should be the perfect fit… What is Universal Design? Universal Design is the design and composition of…

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Microsoft Learning Tools

With the start of the new academic year I thought it would be beneficial to highlight a very effective resource for inclusion in the daily teaching and learning routine of the classroom. Microsoft Learning Tools is a free online resource to help pupils who are struggling with their reading and Immersive Reader is the feature that I will now take a look at. Our starting point is Office 365 online…

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Using ClassDojo for ePortfolios

Many of us are familiar with ClassDojo. As a tool that can be easily used to promote and record behaviour in our classrooms. Our school are currently exploring the different types of digital resources available that could be used as ePortfolios. In doing so we have stumbled upon the ePortfolio feature in ClassDojo. And have found it to be easy to use and very effective. In addition to this ClassDojo…

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Last Chance for EPV Day Approved CPD

 CPD Special – Buy One Course and Get one Free! EPV Day Approved Courses must close this Friday, August 23rd at 5pm so act quickly to avail of our CPD special… 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…

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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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