Gaeltacht e-Hub Project Launch

The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D. was on Arranmore Island in County Donegal on Monday, April 1st to officially launch the Gaeltacht e-Hub Project. This innovative digital project will provide Gaeltacht post-primary students with the opportunity to access a greater range of Senior Cycle subjects online, through the medium of Irish. This three-year pilot project is based on comprehensive research completed on similar e-learning initiatives globally, where…

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Show Me the Money! – Funding on its way…

Yes, funding for ICT in education is imminent… After years of under-investment in technology in education, last week Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D, announced a fresh raft of grants for ICT infrastructure in primary and post-primary schools. Whilst long overdue but very welcome in itself, the €30 million to be rolled out shortly is only the start of the implementation of the government’s €210 Million Digital Strategy…

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ClassFlow – Integration with ActivInspire Version 2

Promethean has upgraded their award winning interactive whiteboard software ActivInspire to Version 2. Users of ActivInspire Version 1 cannot update to this new version of ActivInspire that has full integration with their new ClassFlow product by updating from within ActivInspire. In order to update to ActivInspire a user has to go to the Promethean Planet website and manually download the full installation package for ActivInspire Version 2. This version is…

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ClassFlow – Smartphone and Tablet Apps

In a post last month we looked at Promethean’s Cloud Based Lesson Creation and Presentation tools – ClassFlow. In many classes at primary and post-primary level, pupils are using tablet devices to enhance learning and classroom engagement. To facilitate two way communication between teachers and pupils, Promethean have developed a number of Smartphone and tablet apps that allows the teacher to engage pupils by connecting to and activating pupil devices.…

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ClassFlow – Cloud Based Lesson Creation and Presentation Tools from Promethean

All of the major technology players, Microsoft, Apple, Google etc. have been moving their technologies and software over to cloud based computing systems for the creation, storage and backup of different forms of media created on various devices – computers, laptops, netbooks, tablets and even the humble mobile phone. So it comes as no great surprise that the major interactive whiteboard technology companies such as Promethean and Smart have begun…

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