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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Have you got Maths Eyes?

Use of the Environment in Numeracy

Numeracy encompasses the ability to use mathematical understanding and skills to solve problems and meet the demands of day-to-day living in complex social settings. (Literacy & Numeracy for Learning and Life 2011, p.8) Mathematics expresses itself everywhere, in almost every facet of life – in nature all around us, and in the technologies in our hands. Mathematics is the language of science and engineering – describing our understanding of all…

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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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Numeracy & Transport Ireland Journey App

There is a fantastic new application from Transport Ireland called Journey Planner. There are free iPhone, Android and web based applications. I am using the web based application to teach the pupils about transport and travel. The curricular topics covered are Numeracy, Literacy, Geography, Science and SPHE. For numeracy we discussed timetables, calendars, distances travelled and cost of the journey (this part of the web page is not yet active).…

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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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Online Summer Courses for Primary Teachers

Over the past year, schools have received additional grants for computer equipment to update the ICT infrastructure within schools.  In TeachNet, we believe that in addition to funding ICT equipment, teachers need high quality professional development to help them realise the potential of this investment.  The international research clearly indicates that quality CPD is essential in order to effectively integrate ICT into classroom settings.  This summer, TeachNet is offering 17…

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