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Summer CPD – Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Summer Special: Buy One Course And Get One Free For a limited time, TeachNet are offering two courses for the price of one on any of our five EPV day approved online courses. It’s that simple, pay for one course and get a second free, for you or a colleague/friend. To avail of this offer, enrol now at www.teachnet.ie/courses/enrol/ for your preferred course and then email cpd@teachnet.ie or call 01-4806208 to get…

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Teachnet CPD – 5 Courses, 1 Offer!

Special Offer:  Buy Two Courses for the Price of One This Summer, we are offering two courses for the price of one on any of our five EPV day approved online courses. It’s that simple, pay for one course and get a second free, for you or a colleague/friend. To avail of this offer, enrol now at www.teachnet.ie/courses/enrol/   for your preferred courses and then email cpd@teachnet.ie or call 01-4806208 to get the free course.…

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Get to Grips with Technology in 2016

For Summer 2016, TeachNet are offering five online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Teacher Toolkit: Integrating ICT into Teaching Learning & Assessment Practices”. TeachNet’s EPV day approved courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s College and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet…

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End of Year – A Time for Reflection

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a lunch time Visiting Scholars seminar in the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) in DCU. The NIDL consists of three units– the Open Education Unit, the Teaching Enhancement Unit and the National Digital Research Network. Their website is a very interesting place and you can sign up to follow what is going on and to participate in some of their forthcoming events.…

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The Global Education Conference November 12th -17th 2012

International Education Week, a US government initiative, is scheduled from November 12th to 16th and to coincide with this event there are two major education conferences taking place online, the third Global Education Conference and for the first time iEARN’s Conference and Youth Summit. Running together over 5 days, sessions are scheduled around the clock to accommodate participants worldwide and take place virtually using the Blackboard Collaborate platform (formerly WIMBA/Elluminate).…

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HP Teacher Exchange

Despite having a difficult web address to remember (http://h30411.www3.hp.com/) Hewlett Packard have one of the most interesting sections on their web site for teachers. I follow them on Twitter (@HPTeachExchange) and they often come up with some lists of great resources for teachers. For example, I used their list of animation resources for a project with my fifth and sixth class. The HP Teacher Exchange blog came up with 7…

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Data – Using Web 2.0 tools to create Charts

Strand 6 of the Revised Primary School Curriculum examines Data and Stand Unit 6:1 focuses on Representing and Interpreting Data. In 5th and 6th classes pupils should be able to collect, organise and represent data using a variety of charts ranging from simple pictograms to more complex pie-charts. Currently the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) are re-presenting Mathematics Skills and Objectives on their website and of course Data…

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Using Webinars for the Delivery of CPD Content

Back in the autumn of 2009 I was researching webinar software with a view to running a pilot series for Giftedkids.ie​.  As a small voluntary group we had very little by way of budget and our target audience of parents and teachers were geographically spread.  There was no way that we could afford to run a series of talks across the country. We began to look at using technology which…

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Real-time Behaviour Management Web 2.0 tool

I recently came across a class behaviour tool called “Class Dojo”. It is UK based and it is currently in beta testing. Any teacher participating in the beta testing will be allowed to use the product free of charge once it is fully up and running. I’ve tinkered about with Class Dojo and I’m impressed with the concept and I can see the benefits it could bring to a classroom.…

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The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

A compilation of projects using Web 2.0 applications in the classroom has been published by independent ICT consultant Terry Freedman. The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book features primary and secondary uses of Web 2.0 submitted by ICT teachers across the UK. It includes sections on benefits, challenges and tips on how to implement the applications. The book can be downloaded free. The link is at the bottom of this post.…

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