New resources from Microsoft

Microsoft recently released a series of video tutorials aimed at beginner coders who are interested in learning Python. There are 44 videos in this series and all of them are available through YouTube. The videos are co-presented by Christopher Harrison and Susan Ibach; Christopher is a senior programming manager at Microsoft, and Susan is from Microsoft’s AI gaming division. Christopher acknowledges that they don’t cover everything there is to know…

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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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ePortfolios – Which Online Platform – Part 2

In a previous post last April, I wrote about our requirements for the Platform that we might choose when undertaking a pilot on ePortfolios in the last term of the school year with our third classes. SeeSaw has been recommended by PDST – TIE (PDST – Technology in Education) in their own courses on teachercpd.ie, in In Touch articles and on ScoilNet as a very suitable platform. You may recall…

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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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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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Wakelet – The New Kid in Technology Town!

Have you heard about Wakelet yet? Wakelet allows you to save, organise and share content from across the web and keep it all in one place. The web is jam packed with resources and information to support educator and student learning but it can be daunting to manage and keep track of a thought-provoking tweet, a great video tutorial, and maybe a web page that all lend themselves to a…

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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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Shaping Ireland for Schools

The National Gallery’s “Shaping Ireland” Resource

The National Gallery of Ireland has just published a free Primary Schools Resource which responds to their current exhibition: Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art (13 April – 7 July 2019). The exhibition at the gallery explores the relationship between people and the natural world. The show includes the work of fifty artists, spanning 250 years, depicting views and environments from across the whole of the island of Ireland. This…

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Upskill this Summer with TeachNet

For Summer 2019, TeachNet are offering six EPV Day Approved courses, to help you and your school embed technology into teaching and learning, including two blended (Face-to-face and online) courses, ‘Making Sense of Minecraft for Education’ and ‘Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom’, developed in association with Microsoft Education and hosted in DCU St Patrick’s Campus &  DreamSpace, Microsoft’s immersive teaching and learning centre in Leopardstown. All TeachNet courses are designed and…

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