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Online CPD June Special

Summer Special: Buy One Course And Get One Free… For a limited time, TeachNet are offering two courses for the price of one on any of our four 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 at www.teachnet.ie/courses/enrol/ for your preferred course before July 1st 2019 and then email cpd@teachnet.ie…

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BETT 2019 – Some Impressions

The 2019 BETT Show is over for another year and already the organisers are taking bookings for the January 2020 show. This year’s show was once again jam packed with companies and organisations involved in digital education.  As always there was much to see on the stands and at the various talks that were taking place all over BETT and beyond.  From speaking to colleagues there were many highlights at…

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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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New Scottish Digital Strategy – Some Observations

The Scottish Government recently launched their Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy. This is not the first Scottish Digital Strategy but it builds on previous strategies in an attempt to enhance learning and teaching through the use of digital technology. The strategy implies that digital technology should improve learning and teaching and that things should not remain the same. The Strategy’s vision is as follows: The focus is on educational improvement…

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Looking for Excitement?

In 2014 EXCITED held the first Digital Learning Festival in Dublin Castle. Last year it returned with a theme of “Growing the Network”. On Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st May next, it once again visits Dublin Castle with a theme of “Celebrating Success and Sharing Innovation”. EXCITED is Ireland’s only Digital Learning Festival and brings together teachers, students, academics, policy makers and industry leaders to celebrate and showcase ground breaking innovation…

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Learning Without Frontiers – London 2011

​I recently had the opportunity to attend the ‘Learning Without Frontiers conference in London and found some really good ideas were discussed. This is a summary of what some of the guest presenters had to say. Karen Cator, Director of Educational Technology, US Department of Education – The National Education Technology Plan in the United States of America is a move to the digital learning environment. Apps provide new ways…

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Mobile Phones for Learning?

​With the mobile phone now at saturation point in society how are we as educators addressing the potential these devices have for new digital learning opportunities? It is common for school authorities to place a ban of mobile phones in school and this policy is generally based on what is perceived as the potential for abuse a mobile phone can provide. There are doubtless negatives that can be associated with…

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