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Last Call for DreamSpace Summer CPD

A last call out to potential participants for our three Microsoft blended courses (Virtual face-to-face & online), ‘Minecraft for Education‘, ’21st Century Learning with Office 365′ and ‘DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom‘. Participate in live Microsoft Teams workshops for 3 days followed by 2 days online in your own time and learn how to …

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Upskill this Summer with TeachNet

For Summer 2021, TeachNet are offering six online courses, to help you and your school achieve the most effective blend of in-situ teaching with online and other remote forms of learning, including three new courses, ‘Development Education in the Primary Classroom’ (With Plan International), ‘ Using Google Workspace in the Primary Classroom’ and ‘STEAMing through …

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DreamSpace Courses Enrolling Now for Summer 2021

For Summer 2021, TeachNet in association with Microsoft Education, are delivering three blended courses (Virtual face-to-face & online), ‘Minecraft for Education‘, ’21st Century Learning with Office 365′ and ‘DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom’. Participate in live Microsoft Teams workshops for 3 days followed by 2 days online in your own time and learn …

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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, …

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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 …

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Assessment Instruments

The DES recently released a circular that provides a list of assessment instruments, including ability and achievement tests and web-based resources that are approved for use in guidance and/or learning-support contexts in post-primary schools. The list is reviewed annually and an updated list is published on the Department’s website at www.education.ie in May of each year. The approved …

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