Numeracy & Transport Ireland Journey App

There is a fantastic new application from Transport Ireland called Journey Planner. There are free iPhone, Android and web based applications. I am using the web based application to teach the pupils about transport and travel. The curricular topics covered are Numeracy, Literacy, Geography, Science and SPHE. For numeracy we discussed timetables, calendars, distances travelled and cost of the journey (this part of the web page is not yet active).…

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The ‘Interesting Ways’ Series

One of the most current and useful resources that you’ll find for ideas on how to use technology in education is the ‘Interesting Ways’ series, which is the brainchild of Tom Barrett (follow him on Twitter at @tombarrett) and which can be found on Tom’s blog at http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/. The ‘Interesting Ways’ series is a fantastic resource for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious is that they are really…

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Next Generation Learning

Next Generation Learning is a web based initiative launched by Becta, the UK government’s agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. Next Generation Learning is, in the main, directed at parents, providing them with details of the various ICT’s available to schools, the most common technologies in use in schools, information on Internet safety, Cyber-bullying and using ICT to help with…

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