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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Help Parent-Teacher Communication Bloom

The desire to enhance parental engagement seems to be permeating schools more and more. Immediately after taking over as Home School Community Liaison teacher last year, I naturally enough started looking for a suitable application that our school could use to further drive parental involvement in our establishment. Some teachers have previously experimented with edmodo …

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CESI 4.0 Podcast

Interview with Adrienne Webb Chairperson of the Computer Education Society of Ireland. www.cesi.ie In this special podcast Michael Hallissy is joined by Adrienne Webb, Chairperson of the Computer in Education Society of Ireland, ahead of their special 2013 Annual Conference “CESI 4.0 – Back to Our Future”. This year’s conference marks the 40th anniversary of …

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Learning Online Podcast

Interview with Leanna Archambault of Arizona State University www.leannaarchambault.com In our latest podcast Michael Hallissy is joined by Leanna Archambault, assistant professor in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, to talk about learning online. Leanna has studied and written extensively about online and blended learning scenarios in particular Teacher CPD. Some of …

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