Replay in OneNote: A Gamechanger for the Classroom

OneNote for Windows 10 app has a new feature called Replay, which records the Digital Ink that is input into OneNote and creates a movie like animation that can allow the teacher to pause and play at any time during the lesson. The Replay function is very useful as it allows the teacher to elaborate on key points or highlight certain aspects of a Mathematical problem during class. Students will…

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STEM Education Policy Statement 2017-2026

Today the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. today launched his Department’s STEM Education Policy Statement 2017-2026 and Implementation Plan 2017-2019. The Minister is taking a long-term view on developing STEM learning across the entire school system from Early Childhood to Leaving Cert. He stated at the launch event I have set the ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026. We…

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Teachers Try Science

Looking to add a little excitement to your Science classes?  Searching for some lesson plan inspiration to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Science Week (November 8th to 15th)?  No problem. Apart from the brilliant Science Week website there is a veritable virtual smorgasbord of STEM resources available on the web covering all levels and offering detailed lesson plans, multi-media resources and printables; all with the aim of sparking students’…

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Mission V

My class have been given a great opportunity to participate in the re-launched Mission V project. Mission V was previously run during the 2011-2012 school year.  Mission V provides the opportunity for primary pupils to learn through a game based environment. The pupils will be empowered to learn programming skills in a highly creative environment. Instead of pupils being users of ICT (using social media, playing games, etc.) they will…

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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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The Irish Blog Awards are Back!

Last year Damien Mulley announced that he was ending the Irish Blog Awards just in time for me to pluck up the confidence to enter Anseo.net so I was delighted when I heard that my friends in the KLCK Bloggers’ Network decided to take it on. The Blog Awards Ireland will be  happening later this year and with so many teachers and schools blogging right now, it’s a fantastic opportunity…

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Squishy Circuits!

Last week I attended the Ericsson Atlantic Corridor National Primary Science Leinster regional finals in Tallaght IT and was delighted to see such high standards of science work being displayed by all the pupils that attended. The winners of the event made electricity using lemons along with copper and zinc plates. One can find videos on YouTube to tell us how to do this, such as the one below. ​…

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World Education Games

World Education Games Many regular readers of the Teachnet Blog will be familiar with World Maths Day which is organised and facilitated by 3P Learning, the people behind Mathletics. In 2012, 3P Learning are organising the World Education Games which will be held from 6 – 8 March 2012. In addition to World Maths Day which takes place on 7 March 2012, there will also be a World Spelling Day…

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Nano in My Life

During Science Week, CRANN, based in Trinity College Dublin, has announced the launch of an innovative educational package, ‘Nano in My Life’. The package will introduce Transition Year and Senior Cycle students to nanoscience, the study of materials at very tiny dimensions, which is set to become part of the proposed new Leaving Certificate syllabi. The ‘Nano in My Life’ package, for the first time, will bring nanoscience – an…

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Winds of Change – Time for Skills not Points

It is only mid September and already there is significant talk of educational change in the media and specifically in the Irish Times in recent weeks. Three issues that have been to the fore are the need to reform the CAO system, the need for alternative assessment modalities at Junior and Leaving Certificateand the need to improve how we teach Mathematics and Science: All this change is taking place against…

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