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Ready to Go? Microsoft’s New Hybrid Upping the Education Ante

Launched with much fanfare this summer, the latest member of the ubiquitous Surface family the Surface Go is available to buy now. Aimed squarely at the Education market, this new price-conscience and ultra-light hybrid enters a fierce market with the Apple iPad and Google’s budget Chromebooks having already carved out a sizeable chunk of market share, respectively. Not to mention the plethora of sub €500 Windows 10 laptops and bargain-basement…

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Autumn CPD from TeachNet

For Autumn 2017, TeachNet are offering four online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning. 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 interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively in the classroom. The feedback…

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Time’s Ticking! EPV Courses Closing…

It’s the last week of summer courses for 2016, with all courses closing this Friday, August 26th. To mark the end of what is now our 9th year as an online course provider we’re offering two courses for the price of one on any of our five 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…

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TeachNet Summer Courses Closing Soon…

It’s the last week of summer courses for 2015, with all EPV day approved courses closing this Friday, August 21st. To mark the end of what is now our 9th year as an online course provider we’re offering 50% off one course when two people enrol in any of the four courses. To avail of this offer, you and a colleague can enrol at www.teachnet.ie/courses/enrol/ for your preferred courses and…

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Advancing the tablet beyond an e-reader ; a forethought or an afterthought?

Much of the initial argument to introduce 1-to-1 digital learning devices in schools hinged on the imperative to address physically demanding weight of students’ schoolbags.Now however management and teachers are tasked with advancing these devices beyond e-readers. Here lies a bone of contention; devices were opted for without proper consideration, training, and planning regarding their role in terms of e-learning, digital creativity and  adaptability to a new curriculum. Scaling this…

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ShowMe – A Dynamic Teaching Tool

Create beautiful tutorials with the tap of your finger. The ShowMe application is a dynamic presentation and creation application available on both iPad and Android tablets. ShowMe provides an iPad app and a web-based interface for accessing the ShowMe database as well as your own presentations. It is a free download from Android and App Store. This application can be seen at the ‘Applying’ level on Bloom’s Taxonomy for iPads…

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Morph your own Avatar on Morfo

Morfo App is not specifically designed for educational settings but this application, available both for Apple and Android devices can be used to great effect in the classroom. The app itself was designed for entertainment bringing people, pets and TV personalities to life. The following post will attempt to give a ‘walkthrough’ for a teacher or student interested in integrating this resource into a unit of work in SESE History,…

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