Get Tech Savvy this Spring with TeachNet CPD

With Spring almost upon us maybe it’s time to get to grips with technology in your classroom? To help you and your school effectively deliver Information Communications Technology (ICT)  in the classroom,   TeachNet is currently enrolling for it’s Spring Course Programme with five online courses. All our courses are designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms, including our latest course designed to…

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Up-skill this Autumn with TeachNet CPD

For Autumn 2016, TeachNet are offering five 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” using the best…

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New Resources for Asperger Students

At Giftedkids.ie we get enquiries from teachers wanting information on how best they can support their students with Aspergers. Often these students have the potential to excel academically but find everyday classroom encounters and playground scenarios incredibly challenging. Time and again the two issues that come up on our twice exceptional board is that of sensory processing and social skills development. For instance the sensory overload that children with Aspergers…

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Seasonal fun developing keyboard skills – Happy Halloween to all!

Sometimes it is good to learn in class with something seasonal. For students who need to practice their keyboarding skills, the typing games at FreeTypingGames are simple, intuitive and fun. There is enough variety to satisfy every sort of learner, and they can continue the practice as homework. As this screen shot shows, the current featured game is called “Trick or type”, and though the sound effects may become a…

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Primary ICT Grant for Software & Hardware

As we blogged about recently, last month, Tanáiste and Minister for Eteducation and Skills announced a total of €24 million in grants for technology equipment in primary schools. A welcome development indeed, but many teachers were bemused by the stipulation that schools were only allowed purchase hardware items with the money. This was well and good for those schools still lacking in baseline hardware infrastructure, but of limited use to…

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Are you sitting comfortably? It’s Storytime…

The Storyline Online website, a literacy development initiative from the Screen Actors Guild of America, is a collection of short stories narrated on screen by actors (some of whom each of you will recognise, depending on your era!). The stories take between 5 and 10 minutes each to tell, and feature animations and images from their respective book illustrators. They are charming and captivating, and very educational in that subtle…

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Are you sitting comfortably? It’s Storytime…

The Storyline Online website, a literacy development initiative from the Screen Actors Guild of America, is a collection of short stories narrated on screen by actors (some of whom each of you will recognise, depending on your era!). The stories take between 5 and 10 minutes each to tell, and feature animations and images from their respective book illustrators. They are charming and captivating, and very educational in that subtle…

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