Trying out Podcasting

I’m an administrative principal, which gives me very little opportunity to regularly work with classes so I’m always looking for opportunities to work with groups of pupils where, if I’m not available for some reason, it’s not affecting the teacher too much. I decided I’d take 6 students to set up a podcast and try and record an episode once a month. Here’s what I learned from our first episode.…

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Headsets for classrooms

What sort of headset would I recommend for classroom use? This question is an interesting one as I would have had a completely different answer 10 years ago. It just goes to show how quickly technology moves on! Most computers, laptops and mobile devices have inbuilt microphones in them, which are generally quite good, particularly for classroom use. Therefore, I would suggest that if your recording is simply for recording…

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Summer CPD Special – Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

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 five 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 2018 and then email cpd@teachnet.ie or…

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VTech Action Cam – Suitable for schools

As temperatures hit highs of 20 degrees around the country pupils are eager to go outdoors and have some fun. How do we continue to integrate I.C.T. tools into our outdoor lessons? As we bring children outside to explore mini-beasts and complete the orienteering course it would be fantastic to be able to record what they have done. Having a camcorder that is robust and waterproof is essential when dealing…

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Online Courses Spring 2015

TeachNet is currently enrolling for it’s Spring Course Programme with four online courses. All our courses are designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with the iPad or Tablet”.  TeachNet courses are designed “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning…

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CESI 4.0 Podcast

Interview with Adrienne Webb Chairperson of the Computer Education Society of Ireland. www.cesi.ie In this special podcast Michael Hallissy is joined by Adrienne Webb, Chairperson of the Computer in Education Society of Ireland, ahead of their special 2013 Annual Conference “CESI 4.0 – Back to Our Future”. This year’s conference marks the 40th anniversary of the founding od CESI and Adrienne explains how the annual conference is returning to Galway,…

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Classroom of the Future Podcast

Interview with Ciaran McCormack, of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology (IADT) www.tme.ie In our latest podcast Michael Hallissy is joined by Ciaran McCormack of IADT to talk about the numerous educational technology projects he champions,TME and the classroom of the future. Ciaran has been to the fore in ICT integration in Irish Education for many years, and he has written and lectured widely both and home and…

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Learning Online Podcast

Interview with Leanna Archambault of Arizona State University www.leannaarchambault.com In our latest podcast Michael Hallissy is joined by Leanna Archambault, assistant professor in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, to talk about learning online. Leanna has studied and written extensively about online and blended learning scenarios in particular Teacher CPD. Some of the topics discussed include; the challenges that we face in online environments and the skills…

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CESI Podcast 2012

Interview with Adrienne Webb Chairperson of the Computer  Education Society of Ireland.www.cesi.ie In our latest podcast Michael Hallissy is joined by  Adrienne Webb, Chairperson of the Computer Education Society of Ireland, for her  annual TeachNet podcast recording, this time  ahead of their 2012 Annual  Conference “TEACHnology: merging teaching and technology in schools”. Adrienne  talks about this year’s keynote by Professor Steve Wheeler, details some of the  highlights on the packed…

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“Nano in My Life” Podcast

Interview with Mary Colclough of CRANN (The Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices), Trinity College. www.crann.tcd.ie In our latest podcast, host Michael Hallissy is joined by Mary Colclough of CRANN, the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices in Trinity College, to talk about their new educational package for secondary science classrooms. The ‘Nano in My Life’ package, for the first time, will bring nanoscience (the study…

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