Microsoft Educator Community – Have you explored it yet?

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched a new website for their Educator Community with many new additions and features for educators around the world to enjoy and exploit. It is accessible at www.education.microsoft.com and offers teachers a wealth of resources and features including courses, classroom resources, lesson plans, options to connect with other educators and to connect your students with students around the world. The Educator Community seems to be developing continuously and provides…

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BYOR not BYOB! DIY Robots

Subscribers to the TeachNet blog may remember some of my previous posts on code; To Code or Not to Code?, Cracking the Code & it’s creatively titled sequel Cracking the Code…Again?, all reflecting an the ever burgeoning curiosity among teachers and students around computer programming and becoming code literate. Be it the introductory Hour of Code Week, putting the Scratch Cat through his paces or building a Raspberry Pi Weather…

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Time’s Ticking! EPV Courses Closing…

It’s the last week of summer courses for 2016, with all courses closing this Friday, August 26th. To mark the end of what is now our 9th year as an online course provider we’re 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…

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Teachnet CPD – 5 Courses, 1 Offer!

Special Offer:  Buy Two Courses for the Price of One This Summer, we 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 now at www.teachnet.ie/courses/enrol/   for your preferred courses and then email cpd@teachnet.ie or call 01-4806208 to get the free course.…

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Summer Courses 2016

For Summer 2016, TeachNet are offering five EPV Day Approved online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning, including our latest course entitled “Teacher Toolkit: Integrating ICT into Teaching Learning & Assessment Practices ”. TeachNet’s online courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s College and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet courses are created “by teachers, for teachers”…

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Immerse Yourself in Medieval Dublin!

Dublinia, the heritage and learning centre at Christ Church has long since been a must see for both locals and visitors including a top destination for many a school outing. Of course as the tour season rapidly approaches I’m sure some of you have already earmarked (if not already booked) this iconic educational exhibit. However whether Dublinia is on your itinerary this year or not, you can now experience Dublin City’s Viking and Medieval history virtually. Dublinia first…

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Digital Literacy Tools – Framing your Digital Literacy

Many principals and teachers find ICT integration a challenge and wonder where they might start in terms of identifying what knowledge and skills they possess and areas where they might develop their skills further.  There are a growing number of self-assessment tools available to educators that allow one to assess your ‘level’ of digital literacy skills in your own time or as part of a school wide initiative.  One such…

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Churchill Archive – Open to All

The acclaimed Churchill Archive is now free for the first time to schools worldwide The complete Churchill Archive (www.churchillarchive.com) provides over 800,000 original documents and is now free thanks to philantropist Laurence Geller. Enabling access for all to this comprehensive archive opens up exciting new opportunities for the teaching and learning of History and Politics in particular at secondary level. Some of stand out records include: Churchill’s personal correspondence with family and friends Official exchanges…

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New Irish MOOC for a Global Classroom

Locally developed online content developed by St. Patrick’s College, DCU, H2 Learning with Microsoft going global Microsoft’s new 21CLD MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD yesterday in St. Patrick’s College of Education Dublin. 21CLD (21st Century Learning Design) for educators, is a free online course that provides teachers around the world with clear and useful ways to develop 21st skills in their students,…

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BETT 2016 – Some Reflections

BETT 2016 – Some Reflections A new year and many Irish educators made the trek to the BETT Show in London and it is a trek by the time you get to the Excel Arena, down in the Docklands. Though the 2016 show came to a close on January 23rd the organisers are already focused on next year and doing it all over again. Having been lucky enough to attend…

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