Challenge Based Learning: Content Matters

A key concept of CBL is to use the internet to research topics and then use the results to make a digital media output for peer-to-peer sharing. While technology provides the tools, content is important as well. Digital content needs to be specifically designed for this approach to learning. The resource needs to be flexible enough to allow a variety of outcomes and styles of learning, and in particular to…

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Spider Time Again!

Back again for their fourth year, the eircom Junior Spider Awards are now inviting nominations in three categories from budding junior web developers. Developed to highlight how primary and post primary students embrace the internet and to mark the innovative ways they use it both in school and in their daily lives, the awards are free to enter and categories are…. The Mega Spiders at primary level and the Giga…

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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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