CESI Conference 2018 Rescheduled

Early in February we highlighted the upcoming CESI National Conference, scheduled for March 3rd and 4th. However, Storm Emma and the Beast from the East put toll to these plans with postponement of the annual conference until a later date. Well, the CESI Executive haven’t wasted anytime and have rearranged  the Conference and TeachMeet for the coming weekend, March 9th & 10th. So good news on two fronts, firstly the…

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CESI 2018 Conference – Shaping Tomorrow Today

The 2018 annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) will take place on Saturday 3rd March at the St. Patrick’s Campus of Dublin City University. The CESI conference has long been a calendar highlight for those who are interested in integrating technology into their teaching and learning and this year promises to uphold the high standard that has been set by previous CESI events. The theme…

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BETT 2018 – Some Highlights

Once again, many Irish educators made the journey to the BETT Show in London last week. It was great to meet many old friends and to discuss the new possibilities for teaching, learning and assessment that they witnessed at the show. This year the show was once again dominated by the big players, Microsoft, Google and Intel but there were some very interesting displays focusing on STEAM and on new…

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Up Skill this Spring with TeachNet CPD

To help you and your school effectively deliver digital learning in the classroom, TeachNet is currently enrolling for its 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.  TeachNet courses are designed “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using digital technologies creatively.…

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Get Organised for 2018 with OneNote

As we’ve already seen in recent posts, Replay in OneNote & Maths Made Easy, OneNote offers users the same experience of taking notes in a regular notebook but with many enhanced features. In the third post in this series we’re going with a video tutorial that will introduce some of the superb organisational functionality inbuilt, including…Notebooks, Sections, Pages and Section Groups The video above should give you an idea of how…

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Math Made Easy with OneNote

Maths + OneNote = Teacher2  Users of the OneNote app for Windows 10 will be overjoyed at the recently introduced feature called Ink math assistant (IMA). Mathematicians everywhere will be delighted with this powerful tool which can solve equations input by keyboard or stylus. Ink Math assistant will allow the conversion of stylus input equations to typed editable text. This can be of great benefit to teachers who prefer the…

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Scratch National Competition 2018

TeachNet blog followers will be well familiar with our advocacy of coding in schools, and synonymous with same is Scratch. Previously, we’ve looked at Scratch (And its ubiquitous feline protagonist) in many guises but this time around I’d like to highlight the Scratch National Competition which is now open for entries. The competition, now in its 8th year, is supported by the ICS Foundation, Lero, IT Sligo and ITT Dublin…

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