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Science Blast Goes Virtual in 2021

As with so many things in this new reality we find ourselves in, ESB Science Blast is moving online for 2021. Whilst going virtual is a necessity in this pandemic, organisers expect the move will increase participation among 8-12 year olds as content and resources will be more accessible and will engage your entire class with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) interactively…If your teaching a cohort in this age…

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Find Your Blend with TeachNet CPD

As school’s stagger their return this March from another enforced emergency remote learning hiatus where teachers at all levels had to grapple with adapting their face-to-face teaching to fully online, again. it’s hard to predict with any certainty what lies ahead for schools in the short-term. However, longer-term there is an expectation that traditional face-to-face learning alone will no longer suffice post Covid and a more blended form of teaching…

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Blended Learning – So what is all the fuss?

As we approach the Halloween Break and another lockdown period, the focus of many in our society is on the wonderful job our schools are doing.  The first phase of Covid-19, from March to June, has been defined by many as Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT).  This phase showed the resilience of schools to continue school learning remotely using every trick in the book.  However, it is widely recognised that this…

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TECH_WEEK’s Curiosity Challenge, are you up for it?

We recently covered TECH WEEK_2020 on the TeachNet Blog, Ireland’s nationwide annual festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the general public, taking place from march 28th to April 3rd. However, Tech Week’s Curiosity Challenge is fresh off the press and considering that classes participating could win  an in-school Tech Workshop, we thought it best to revisit the subject… The Tech Week Curiosity Challenge is designed to unpack computational…

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Upskill this Autumn with TeachNet CPD

For Autumn 2018, TeachNet are offering four online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning. TeachNet’s online courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s College DCU and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet courses are created “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively in the classroom. We…

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DreamSpace Courses Now Enrolling

Teacher Courses for Summer 2018 in Microsoft’s new immersive teaching and learning experience, DreamSpace… For Summer 2018, TeachNet in association with Microsoft Education, are delighted to announce two new blended courses (Face-to-face & online), ‘Making Sense of Minecraft for Education and ‘Enhancing 21st Skills using Microsoft Tools’. Spend 3 days in Microsoft DreamSpace (2-4 July) followed by 2 days online this summer and learn how to use exciting tools to enhance learning in…

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Fidget Spinning

My return to school had been a relatively smooth and tranquil one until I had my first stint on yard duty. Here, I was quickly reminded that the fidget spinning craze is still alive and well. I had convinced myself that, surely at this stage, it had met the same end as loom bands, dabbing, Pokémon Go and bottle flipping. Obviously, I was wrong. However, instead of letting this revelation…

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RTE Meteorologist Checks Out Our Raspberry Pi Weather Station

Our journey with the Raspberry Pi weather station for schools has been well documented. To wrap up and celebrate our project we managed to organise a visit from Gerry Murphy, RTE meteorologist. He came into our school on the 19th of June 2017 to see the 6th class project work and to see the school’s Raspberry Pi Weather station. He had never heard of The Raspberry Pi Weather Station for…

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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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Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools – Part 3

Having painstakingly assembled the kit and successfully installed the hardware outside, our school’s Raspberry Pi Weather Station has now been diligently recording local weather information for the last number of months. Since then, it has been up to us to ensure its potential for enhancing teaching and learning experiences is maximised. Fortunately there is a wide variety of detailed lesson plans and activities provided in the education section of raspberrypi.org…

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