Virtual Reality in the classroom, A Tallaght Project.

By now, Virtual reality is a term we have become well accustomed to. Virtual reality is in the media and is used frequently in gaming applications. An exciting new project however is taking place in classrooms across the west of Dublin. A group of schools have come together as part of the Digital Clusters Project to collectively delve into the world of virtual reality education. St. Marks SNS, St. Anne’s…

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World Wonders Project

Google is releasing a new online project that will give users the ability to virtually explore historical sites around the world. The World Wonders Project​ is probably best described as a multimedia encyclopedia of 132 historic and notable sites across five continents. The project assembles Google Streetview imagery, Google Earth 3D buildings, UNESCO World Heritage information, videos, and pictures on one page. Visitors to the World Wonders Project can move…

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The Life Cycle of a Hen

This spring a fourth class teacher within our school decided to teach her pupils about the Life Cycle of a Hen. Blackrock Educational Centre were so impressed by the project that they assisted her in creating an information video for other teachers on how to undertake the project within their own classrooms. Check out the video, Chicks Hatching Project video, at one of our school blogs, St Clare’s Radio.  …

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The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

A compilation of projects using Web 2.0 applications in the classroom has been published by independent ICT consultant Terry Freedman. The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book features primary and secondary uses of Web 2.0 submitted by ICT teachers across the UK. It includes sections on benefits, challenges and tips on how to implement the applications. The book can be downloaded free. The link is at the bottom of this post.…

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