Using ICT to create resources for history in the primary classroom

We have had the pleasure of updating our primary school history policy recently and we used ICT in a number of ways to create resources that may be used within the classroom. We found ICT particularly useful in creating a bank of resources on the local history of Harolds Cross, Dublin where the school is located. Visualiser, Digital Camera & Interactive Whiteboard     We have a number of history…

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A Fresh Look at an Old Reliable

I am the type of person who embraces technology in all its forms. In the classroom, I am always open to new forms of technology such as interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, visualisers and anything else I can get my hands on! I also understand the importance of keeping up to date with the latest software, websites and the latest ways to use technology in my everyday teaching. Without a doubt,…

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Scratching the Surface

I’ve just started a project with some 5th and 6th class pupils using Scratch.  For the uninitiated, Scratch is a visual programming language that is similar to building virtual Lego.​  I’ll try and explain a little better. When you open Scratch, you are faced with a cartoon cat and the user’s job is to get him to do things.  For example, you can move him left or right, make him…

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Teachers TV – Visualisers (Better Learning with ICT Series)

http://www.teachers.tv/videos/visualisers Many schools are investigating the purchase and use of Visualisers with the recent technology funding received in schools towards the end of last year. In this video, David Orritt a Year 3 teacher and School ICT Coordinator is investigating the purchase and use of Visualisers for his own school and adopts the very sensible approach of visiting another local school who have had some experience with using visualisers in…

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Teachers TV – Visualisers (Better Learning with ICT Series)

http://www.teachers.tv/videos/visualisers Many schools are investigating the purchase and use of Visualisers with the recent technology funding received in schools towards the end of last year. In this video, David Orritt a Year 3 teacher and School ICT Coordinator is investigating the purchase and use of Visualisers for his own school and adopts the very sensible approach of visiting another local school who have had some experience with using visualisers in…

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