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New Digital Resources from T&L

Interesting resources emerging from The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is involved in a wide range of interesting projects that are exploring the role of digital technology in HE and beyond. The Forum, through their teaching and learning enhancement fund funded 11 projects in their first round of funding in…

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A Digital Journey in Europe – Erasmus+ Project

Our school is the coordinating partner for this three year Erasmus+ project involving ten schools and three universities. The three Irish schools involved, Sacred Heart SNS, Killinarden, St Mark’s SNS, Springfield and Lissigiveen NS, Killarney all have gained Digital Schools of Distinction status. The three partners from Denmark Søhusskolen, Provstegårdskolen and Højby Skole are all based in the city of Odense, with one of the schools involved in a national project…

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Teaching Online

Those involved in distance education struggled for many years to interact in live settings with their learners. Distance education is with us since the 1890s while the Open University (OU) created its first online course in 1988. The Internet has done a great deal to transform how learners can now learn at a distance. One piece of technology that is playing an increasing important role in online teaching and learning…

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Free Maths Games Website

As a teacher with a particular interest in mathematics I am always on the lookout for fun and easy to use websites which can back up and re-enforce both teaching and learning in my classroom. Last year as a school we invested a lot of money into setting up the whole school on Mathletics which was a superb site that allowed us to monitor the progress of each child in…

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CESI Conference 2012 – TEACHnology: merging teaching and technology in schools

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI)​ will host its annual conference on February 24th and 25th, 2012, in Portlaoise. The theme for this year’s conference is TEACHnology: merging teaching and technology in schools. As has become the format for CESI conferences over the last few years, there will be both a Friday evening and Saturday event. On Friday February 24th (7pm-9pm) there will be a CESImeet in the…

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Online Consumer Education

  Dolceta is a free online Consumer Education website developed by the CDVEC Curriculum  Development Unitand 26 other European partners. The website contains teaching resources for Consumer Education and Financial Literacy. These include curriculum linked lesson plans, fact sheets and learning modules aimed at primary, post-primary and adult learners. Each lesson is targeted at a specific age group and is mapped to specific subjects/curriculum areas in the Irish curriculum. The…

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What Is Your Teaching Perspective?

Have you ever sat back and thought about your own teaching perspective? There is currently a move within education, predominantly in Europe and North America, towards a more constructivist view of learning and teaching. I must confess that I am a fan of this particular perspective of teaching but reading a recent article, Good Teaching: One size fits all?, by Daniel Pratt has got me thinking. Pratt has developed a…

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