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Digital Competence Framework for Educators

Today’s digital world is creating new opportunities for teaching, learning and assessment and thus is placing new demands on teachers, at all levels, in our education system to embed digital technologies appropriately in their practices. We know from over 30 years of research that the presence of technology alone is not enough to transform teaching, learning and assessment practices. Teachers are the ones who will design and create the learning…

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Educators Summit 2014 Invite

Microsoft Ireland would like to invite all educators to our annual Microsoft Ireland Educators Summit taking place on Thursday March 20th in Microsoft Ireland. This event will focus on the key issues facing educators in the primary and secondary school sector today.  During the day you will have an opportunity to plan for the future whilst listening to relevant content on topics such as assessments, innovative classroom practices, tools and…

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All About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is in my view an excellent body to be affiliated to. As an international organisation it has many benefits for teachers. To quote from the website www.iste.org, ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. ISTE represents more than 100,000 education…

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Why teachers need to embrace the web – Educators could learn from the success of

This is the headline in the Irish Independent on Wednesday, April 22nd, and it refers to an interview with software tycoon Chris Horn.  The article raises a number of interesting ideas for teachers.  Chris Horn believes that Irish teachers should use collaborative websites, such as Wikipedia, to work collectively to share knowledge by creating collaborative documents.  This Web 2.0 thinking is certainly in vogue at the moment — the notion…

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