Blended Learning – So what is all the fuss?

As we approach the Halloween Break and another lockdown period, the focus of many in our society is on the wonderful job our schools are doing.  The first phase of Covid-19, from March to June, has been defined by many as Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT).  This phase showed the resilience of schools to continue school learning remotely using every trick in the book.  However, it is widely recognised that this…

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Upskill this Autumn with TeachNet

For Autumn 2020, TeachNet are offering three online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning. TeachNet’s , online courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s DCU and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet courses are created “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively in the classroom. Autumn…

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Are You Ready for Maths Week 2020?

Maths Week is just two weeks away and already over 100,000 students across the country are signed up. So it’s time to make sure your school gets part of the action by signing up now and be in with a chance of winning a Samsung Galaxy tablet or a set of IZAK9 Cubes for your school. Maths Week Ireland is an annual all-island festival dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation…

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Last Call for EPV Day Approved Online CPD

A Reminder! EPV Day Approved Courses must close Friday, August 21st at 5pm so make sure you don’t miss out on securing your EPV days for the coming academic year… Blended Course Participate in live Microsoft Teams workshops for 3 days followed by 2 days online in your own time and learn how to use exciting tools to enhance learning in the primary classroom. DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary…

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TeachNet CPD 2020 Enrolling Now!

For a limited time, TeachNet are offering buy one course get one free on our two EPV day approved online courses. It’s that simple, pay for one course at €69 and get a second free, for you or a colleague/friend. To avail of this offer, go to www.teachnet.ie/courses and enrol in either Digital Technologies and SEN or Office 365 for Education before July 1st 2020 and then email cpd@teachnet.ie or…

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Going Live with your Learners – some suggestions

Many teachers, parents and learners of all ages have discovered the world of video conferencing in recent weeks as schools have moved online. People are now openly chatting about Zoom, Teams, Google Hangouts etc. in the context of teaching ‘live’ online. For some this is working well, but for others it has not been as easy as first imagined. Teaching live online, is hard and can be a very tiring…

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A Time to Reflect and a Time to Plan

A New Reality for Formal Education We are now 5 weeks into a new reality where schools, colleges and universities are closed and learners, of all ages, are learning from home. During this time education providers have responded to this crisis by attempting to provide supports to their learners, so they can continue to learn at a distance. The challenge has been different depending on each level of our education…

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Our Evolving Learning Landscape #cesicon 2020

Online registration is now open for the 2020 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), which takes place on 29th February in Athlone’s Institute of Technology. The CESI conference has always been a calendar highlight for those interested in digital learning and this year’s programme doesn’t disappoint. The theme of this year’s conference is “2020: Our Evolving Learning Landscape” and will showcase (As always) the ever…

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Autumn CPD from TeachNet

For Autumn 2019, TeachNet are offering four online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning. TeachNet’s online courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s DCU and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet courses are created “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively in the classroom. We are…

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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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