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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Summer CPD in DreamSpace & DCU’s Minecraft Studio

For Summer 2019, TeachNet in association with Microsoft Education, are delivering two blended courses (Face-to-face & online), ‘Making Sense of Minecraft for Education‘ and ‘DreamSpace STEM in the Primary Classroom’. Spend 3 days in Dublin City University’s new Minecraft Studio or Microsoft’s immersive teaching and learning space, DreamSpace (1-3 July) followed by 2 days online this summer and learn how to use exciting tools to enhance learning in the primary classroom. Making…

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So you want a school blog?

Setting up a school blog, thankfully, isn’t such a difficult thing to do anymore. However, the real question is whether you really want to do so! Like everything else technology-related, things move quickly. The trouble with school blogs is that they can clutter up a school website with old irrelevant information very quickly. The trick about blogging these days is that the posts need to be relevant in the long…

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Create an Interactive Web Page using Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has allowed us to save documents into different formats such as PDF for a long time but now we have a really great feature that allows you to turn any word document into an interactive Sway Web Page with ease.           This would be great to use in the classroom for students who want to turn worksheets into web pages for revision and consolidation…

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AgriKids – Farm Safety Education for Children

Despite the muck, or maybe because of it, farms are magical places for curious children. I’ve yet to meet a child who isn’t excited at the prospect of a visit to one of the growing number of farm experiences that are based around Ireland. But anyone from a rural background will tell you that behind the magic there are potential hazards that can cause serious injury or even death. Children…

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ePortfolios – Which Online Platform – Part 1

Many primary schools are introducing ePortfolios as a Digital Learning tool to support the formative and summative assessment practices used in the school. A number of different platforms are currently being used in primary and post primary schools including G Suite for Education/Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoolology, Mahara, Seesaw, iTunes U and Office 365’s One Note – Class Notebook. We have been researching some of these platforms to introduce an ePortfolio…

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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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Power-up for TECH_WEEK 2019

TECH_WEEK, Ireland’s nationwide annual festival of technology runs from May 11th – 18th. Aimed at students, parents and the general public, Tech Week is made up of a range of classroom and community activities happening in libraries, schools, community centres and many other locations.  Activities provide hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life: education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship…the list…

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ICT and Primary Schools

On March 4th 2019, the third installment under the Digital Strategy for Schools (2018-2019) was announced. This grant funding for the purchase of ICT infrastructure is intended to enable schools, both Primary and Post Primary, to embed the use of digital technology in teaching and learning. Since the 9th of January, 2019 the Department of Education has released 24 Whole School Evaluation (WSE) reports from Primary schools on its website.…

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Additional ICT Funding Announced For All Schools

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh this week announced a further €50million investment in ICT infrastructure for all primary and post-primary schools. Grant funding for the purchase of ICT infrastructure will issue shortly  to all eligible primary and post primary schools in the country to enable them to embed the use of digital technology in teaching and learning. This latest tranche of funding brings the Government’s total investment…

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