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A Time to Reflect and a Time to Plan

A New Reality for Formal Education We are now 5 weeks into a new reality where schools, colleges and universities are closed and learners, of all ages, are learning from home. During this time education providers have responded to this crisis by attempting to provide supports to their learners, so they can continue to learn at a distance. The challenge has been different depending on each level of our education…

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TELMS Project and Resources

The TELMS (Technology Enhanced Learning Mentoring) Erasmus+ Project has been running for the past two years.  The project focused on peer mentoring staff to use TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) in their learning, teaching and assessment strategies.  The TEL peer mentoring model has been developed by South Eastern Regional College (SERC), Northern Ireland over the past ten years. SERC, through the project supported  City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB),…

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Math Made Easy with OneNote

Maths + OneNote = Teacher2  Users of the OneNote app for Windows 10 will be overjoyed at the recently introduced feature called Ink math assistant (IMA). Mathematicians everywhere will be delighted with this powerful tool which can solve equations input by keyboard or stylus. Ink Math assistant will allow the conversion of stylus input equations to typed editable text. This can be of great benefit to teachers who prefer the…

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Replay in OneNote: A Gamechanger for the Classroom

OneNote for Windows 10 app has a new feature called Replay, which records the Digital Ink that is input into OneNote and creates a movie like animation that can allow the teacher to pause and play at any time during the lesson. The Replay function is very useful as it allows the teacher to elaborate on key points or highlight certain aspects of a Mathematical problem during class. Students will…

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OneNote Learning Tools

One of the most powerful and useful tools within Office 365 is OneNote. OneNote is s a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. It is a tool that can be used by students, teachers, principals for a multitude of purposes. Whilst OneNote is bundled with the subscription based Office 365, it is also available…

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BETT 2016 – Some Reflections

BETT 2016 – Some Reflections A new year and many Irish educators made the trek to the BETT Show in London and it is a trek by the time you get to the Excel Arena, down in the Docklands. Though the 2016 show came to a close on January 23rd the organisers are already focused on next year and doing it all over again. Having been lucky enough to attend…

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Office 2013 for free with Student Advantage

As of December 2nd  if you’re a student in a qualifying academic institution you can get Office 2013 ProPlus for free! Wait… There must be a catch? There’s no such thing as a free lunch!. Well with Microsoft’s new “Student Advantage” programme there is and it enables any academic institution which licenses Office 365 or Office Professional for staff and students (which I would imagine most Irish schools do) to…

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