Promethean ActivPanels – The ‘New’ IWB

Promethean are a company that have been synonymous with the Irish education scene since the advent of the Interactive Whiteboard in the mid-2000s. Promethean’s ‘ActiveInpire’ is a product that has been a staple for many Irish teachers since that time. As technology has advanced, Promethean have moved away from the traditional ‘whiteboard and projector’ model …

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Developing a Reading Culture with Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is an online reading programme that is highly effective at developing a reading culture in your school. Accelerated Reader is a programme that has been developed by Renaissance Learning, There is a repository of quizzes on over 180,000 childrens books on the platform. How does it work? At the start of each term, …

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EPV Day Course Spotlight: Google Workspace

TeachNet is delighted to once again be offering the EPV-day approved summer course ‘Using Google Workspace in the Primary Classroom’. Following on from a successful first iteration in 2021, the course returns with an improved learning experience for the participants. The course could be labelled as a ‘one-stop shop’ when it comes to learning about …

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Assessing with ‘Google’ in the Primary School

Following on from last week’s insightful post on using ‘Online Assessments with Google Forms’, I considered the many other excellent assessment tools that Google Workspace for Education has to offer. This year, the ‘Digital Learning Plan’ in my school is focusing on moving towards collecting and sharing assessment data through digital means. Google Workspace for …

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Book Creator – Developing the Writing Process

Much of the narrative around education currently surrounds what children have lost out on and how they have regressed socially/academically as a result of the Covid pandemic. While this is undoubtedly true, I have not noticed a huge drop in children’s reading standards. However, it is writing, and the writing process in particular, where I …

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