What was your BETT highlight?

Having returned from my annual pilgrimage to the BETT Show I was asked by numerous people to share my BETT highlight. The show was dominated this year by a wide array of tablet devices, computer programming resources, data analytics and much more besides. Though it has moved down to the Excel arena it continues to attract teachers and vendors from all over the world. Though I found the exhibits and…

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3P Learning Release Mathletics App for Tablets

As this is the beginning of Math Week Ireland 2012, I feel a Mathematics related posting is opportune. Our school has been using 3P Learning’s Mathletics online programme for four to five years now. This is a flash based online subscription based programme sold in Ireland by CJ Fallon. Each subscribed pupil has his/her own individual username and password to access the programme whereby they can engage with with interactive…

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Testing with a Tarsia Twist

The Tarsia programme is a free download that enables the user to make a kinaesthetic test in which students can match up correct pairs of facts or questions with answers. The maker has control of the difficulty of the test to be generated, and there is a choice of format – triangular or rectangular jigsaw, or dominoes. Once the initial download is complete and the program is installed, there are…

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Teacher’s Pet

This is the handiest tool I have used in my classroom in a while. Teacher’s pet is a tool which runs through your word document helping you create worksheets in a flash. These can be saved and edited again and again saving you time. It certainly lives up to its logo – Busy Teachers’ Best Friend! Some ideas of worksheets include a bingo maker (which I use very frequently), word…

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New English Language Support Website

The English Language Support Programme has recently launched its website at www.elsp.ie.  This website has been designed for post-primary and mainstream subject teachers and their students.  On this site you will find a comprehensive range of activities which will help you to access all subject areas of the Junior Certificate curriculum.  These activities can be downloaded and printed and are suitable for both classroom activity and self-study. Though primarily designed…

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