‘B is for Blog’ Podcast

Interview with primary teacher & blogger Joanne Gilmartin In our latest podcast, host Michael Hallissy speaks with Joanne Gilmartin teacher at Leckaun National School, Co. Leitrim, to talk about the power of blogging in the primary classroom. Joanne is one of the guest contributors in the recently published Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with ICTs publication which will soon be distributed to every school in country. During the interview Joanne details…

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Tmail Podcast–TeachNet’s Free Online Tools for Teachers

Interview with Michael Hallissy & Eamon Codd www.teachnet.ie In our latest podcast, host Clifford Brown is joined by Michael Hallissy of TeachNet and teacher Eamon Codd to talk about Tmail, TeachNet’s free email & online tools for teachers and schools, powered by Windows Live. During this short podcast Michael explains the rationale behind the services whilst Eamon details his own experience on the ground in one of the pilot schools.…

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Mission V Podcast

Interview with co-founders James Corbett & Margaret Keane www.missionv.ie In our latest podcast, Michael Hallissy is joined by James Corbett and Margaret Keane, co-founders of Mission V, to talk about their cutting edge iniative, specialising in the use of game based learning and virtual worlds technology with primary school pupils. MissionV is a cloud based virtual world for schools. Likened to a digital ‘sandbox’ the underlying platform provides a secure,…

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TeachNet Summer Courses 2011 Podcast

Interview with Michael Hallissy & John Hurley of TeachNet Ireland www.teachnet.ie With the summer course season nearly upon us for 2011, host Clifford Brown is joined by Michael Hallissy & John Hurley of TeachNet Ireland, to talk about TeachNet’s expanding online summer course programme. For Summer 2011, TeachNet are offering17 EPV day approved CPD courses for primary teachers who want to make the most of ICT in their classrooms. TeachNet’s…

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Gifted Kids Podcast

Interview with Margaret Keane founder of GiftedKids.ie www.giftedkids.ie In our latest podcast, Michael Hallissy is joined by Margaret Keane founder of GiftedKids.ie to talk about this excellent support website she has been developing since 2008 for parents and educators of “gifted” children in Ireland. GiftedKids.ie hosts a broad range of resources for parents, teachers and children, including a very popular online community forum where parents and teachers can share their…

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ICTs in the Primary School Podcast

​’Teaching and learning for the 21st century’ – Interview with Co-author Robbie O’Leary, Principal Sacred Heart SNS www.sacredheartsns.net   In this latest podcast, Michael Hallissy is joined again by Robbie O’Leary, Principal  of Sacred Heart SNS, Killinarden, to talk about his new book ‘ICTs in the Primary School – Teaching and learning for the 21st century’, co-authored  with colleague John O’Mahony.   Divided into two sections, section one provides a…

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CESI Podcast 2011

Interview with Adrienne Webb Chairperson of  the Computer Education Society of Ireland. www.cesi.ie   In our latest Podcast TeachNet’s John Hurley is joined by Adrienne Webb, Chairperson of the Computer Education Society of Ireland, ahead of their 2011 Annual Conference “ICT in Education – Changing Landscapes”. Adrienne talks about the history of the voluntary organisation that has been championing the cause of ICT integration in education since 1973, details some…

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The US Technology Plan

Interview with Chris Dede, Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education   http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=chris_dede   In our latest TeachNet podcast Michael Hallissy interviews Professor Chris Dede on the background to the recent US Education Technology Plan, ‘Transforming American Education, Learning Powered by Technology’.  Chris was a member of the Technical Working Group that developed the plan and he provides a fascinating insight into the content of the plan…

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Online Publishing & Content Management Systems Podcast

Interview with Enda Donlon, Lecturer at Mater Dei Institute & Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI) Webmaster   www.cesi.ie   In our latest podcast Michael Hallissy speaks with Enda Donlon, Lecturer at Mater Dei Institute & Webmaster of the Computer Education Society of Ireland about the concept of online educational publishing and in particular and the growing popularity of free web based Content Management Systems (CMSs). During the discussion Enda…

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Techspectations Podcast – Interview with Neil Bruton, LINK Research Centre, DCU

Interview with Neil Bruton, of the LINK Research Centre in Dublin City University   www.link.dcu.ie / www.techspectations.org   In a break from our usual monthly podcast schedule, Michael Hallissy speaks with Neil Bruton of the LINK Research Centre in DCU to highlight their new exciting education webinar initiative, ‘Techspectations’. Techspectations follows on from the very successful 4C Initiative seminar series in 2010, and continues to offer free online seminars for…

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