Thinking about books in a new light

This morning I came across a tweet from the Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning website entitled, Books You Can Play With and Games You Can Read: The New Market in Young Children’s Book Apps, and it got me thinking on the implications these new devices might have on children’s literacy levels now and in the future.  If you have not visited the Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning website…

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Should We Teach Our Kids to Have Two Lives or One?

Last year we recorded a podcast with internationally renowned author and educator Jason Ohler, on the topic of digital storytelling. As a follow up we’re including an extract from Jason’s latest book, ‘Digital Community, Digital Citizen’. In it he asks a fundamental question on how we should teach the students of the the digital age, should we teach our kids to have two lives or one? “The “two lives” perspective…

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New Book ‘ICTs in the Primary School’ Published

Last Monday marked the publication of a unique publication. ‘ICTs in the Primary School: teaching and learning for the 21st century’. This excellent publication is the brainchild of school Principal Robbie O’Leary, and the ICT coordinator in the same school, John O’Mahony. The school, Sacred Heart S.N.S., Killinarden, Tallaght is well known for its use of ICTs, and has been the source of many different technology initiatives over the last…

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