Get to Grips with Technology!

Struggling to get to grips with technology in your classroom? Why not sign-up for one of TeachNet’s online CPD courses this Spring… For Spring 2019, we are offering four online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective integration of digital tools into teaching and learning. Our courses are designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms, are developed by…

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Dúchas.ie

Dúchas.ie is an ongoing project to digitise the National Folklore collection of Ireland (NFC), one of the largest folklore collections in the world. Basically the objective of the project is to initiate this digitisation so that, by the end of 2016: (i) the public will have access to material from the Collection (a significant portion of the Schools’ Collection) on the public website (www.duchas.ie) and (ii) a data management system…

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Transmedia Storytelling

Jason Ohler is an enthusiastic proponent of Digital Storytelling and Literacy. In 2005 Jason spent some time in Cork as part of a program called “Stories of Culture and Place” in association with the University of Alasks’s Geography Program. He helped pupils create stories with original artwork and then edit them into a production using a green screen (Chroma screen) environment. You can read about the process here on Jason’s…

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Web Literacy Classes from Mozilla

The Internet is all-pervasive in today’s world and it is increasingly becoming an essential element of all our lives. There is now a real need to educate all in society on how to use this powerful technology in meaningful ways. All too often people only use it to navigate and consume other people’s ideas and content online but there is so much more we can do. Lisa Neilsen, the Innovative…

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TeachNet Autumn Courses 2013

Following on from another busy summer of summer course delivery, TeachNet’s Autumn online course programme is now live with 12 online courses designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms. All our courses are designed “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively. ​New for 2013 is our first course to…

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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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Reading Eggspress

Our school uses 3P Learning’s Mathletics, an online subscription based Mathematics programme purchased through CJ Fallon with fifth and sixth classes. During the Easter holidays, I received an invitation to register for a free trial of their latest product – Reading Eggspress. Reading Eggspress is also an online subscription based literacy programme for pupils aged 7 – 13 years in primary schools. As improving literacy skills is a key priority…

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Assessment for Learning using e-Portfolios

There is no doubting that Literacy and Numeracy in Education has been placed at centre stage in recent of months. This drive for improvement in standards is here to stay and yet I as a teacher am not sure where to begin. Circular 0056/2011 describes the initial steps to be taken by schools from January 2012  onwards. One aspect of action to be taken is in the area of assessment.…

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Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with ICTs

Teachers sharing good practice within their profession Last Monday evening, November 7th, I had the pleasure to attend the launch of, Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with ICTs in Dublin West Education Centre by Junior Minister Mr. Brian Hayes. This publication, which was also supported by Navan Education Centre, contains a total of 18 chapters, all related to the theme of how the use of technology can enhance the acquisition of…

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SENteacher

The SENTeacher http://www.senteacher.org website is a long time favourite of mine for accessing quick, easy to use, adaptable printable resources in Literacy and Numeracy. With a renewed focus on Literacy and Numeracy in all our schools it is an opportune time to visit SENTeacher and take a look at what it offers busy teachers. While originally designed to provide cost free resources for teachers teaching pupils with special educational needs,…

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