NCCA’s Report Card Creator

It’s that time of year again when teachers are starting to write report cards. Schools and teachers have the added pressure this year to meet the reporting requirements identified in the Department of Education and Skills, Circular 0056/2011. The NCCA has yet again has come to the rescue. They have already created in my opinion an invaluable online curriculum planning tool for Irish primary teachers and now they have developed…

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Challenges for Media Literacy Promotion

Report Highlights Challenges for Media Literacy Promotion in Ireland A research report issued last week by the Dublin Institute of Technology’s Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER) has made a series of recommendations regarding the development of public policy for media literacy in Ireland. Commissioned by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) through its Media Research Bursary Scheme, and undertaken by Dr. Brian O’Neill and Dr. Cliona Barnes, the…

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The importance of ICT- New UK Report

‘The importance of ICT: information and communication technology in primary and secondary schools, 2005/2008′ Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) have recently published a comprehensive new report on the importance of ICT in primary & secondary schools. The report draws on evidence from the inspection of ICT in more than 177 schools between 2005 and 2008, with the schools selected representing a range nationally and included…

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