Web Literacy Classes from Mozilla

The Internet is all-pervasive in today’s world and it is increasingly becoming an essential element of all our lives. There is now a real need to educate all in society on how to use this powerful technology in meaningful ways. All too often people only use it to navigate and consume other people’s ideas and content online but there is so much more we can do. Lisa Neilsen, the Innovative…

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Lessons from the past

A blog can provide content or comments on a myriad of things; politics, business, education, sport or entertainment often prove to be a rich source of content for a blog. A blog can also be dedicated to something that the blogger is passionate about!  Writing a blog post creates the opportunity for reaching a worldwide audience as well as creating a digital artefact that will reside on the web for…

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The Irish Blog Awards are Back!

Last year Damien Mulley announced that he was ending the Irish Blog Awards just in time for me to pluck up the confidence to enter Anseo.net so I was delighted when I heard that my friends in the KLCK Bloggers’ Network decided to take it on. The Blog Awards Ireland will be  happening later this year and with so many teachers and schools blogging right now, it’s a fantastic opportunity…

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The Year of the Teacher Blog?

Last month, I was quoted in the Irish Examiner saying that this would be the year of the teacher blog.  In the last year, I have noticed that there has been a steady increase in the number of teachers who have decided to blog about teaching and learning and I believe that there are going to be a lot more coming on stream in the next twelve months.  In this…

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Pushing Twitter further with Tweetdeck

The power of Twitter for educators has been well illustrated by others in previous posts on this blog. For most of us, when we first set up our Twitter account, we tend to use the Twitter website as the place we go to read and post tweets. This is how I started also; however as I began to realise the increasing usefulness of Twitter, I also felt the need for…

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Get on the Cloud with Tmail & Windows Live

Ever since the early days of the TeachNet Learning Blog many of our contributors have written extensively about the benefits of using cloud based services in education. Not alone are the tools on offer easy to use, offer flexibility and functionality beyond their desktop equivalents, most popular services are freely available so for cash strapped schools it’s a real no brainer. In this context the TeachNet team are excited to…

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New School Year

​If you’re a regular follower of the TeachNet blog, you will have noticed that the blog has been quiet during the Summer. Our focus has been primarily TeachNet CPD, our online summer courses for primary teachers. We are delighted to report that this year’s programme has been extremely well received by participants, building on our success in summer 09, which marked our first foray into online CPD for teachers. As…

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Summer Break

​If you’re a regular follower of the TeachNet blog, you will have noticed that we have been very quiet during the Summer. But we haven’t gone away you know. We took a break so that we could focus on our online Summer courses for primary techers. We are delighted to say that they have been a great success. We will be back in action with regular blog postings during September.…

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