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CS First

The way CS First works is simple and easy. You first need to set up a class online (you can find the instructions here). Once your class is ready, you can then add students and/ or co-teachers to your class by clicking on the ‘People’ icon on the left-hand side. Next you add activities. There are …

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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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‘Using Google Workspace in the Primary Classroom’ – EPV Course Preview

This summer TeachNet are delighted to offer their first course on ‘Google Workspace for Education’. Google Workspace for Education (formally G-Suite for education), along with Office 365, has been a prominent feature of Irish education over the past 18 months. After Covid (AC) Covid-19 has shone a light on the importance, and the increasing centrality, …

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Looking Ahead to a New School Year – Planning for a Blended Future

As educators around the globe prepare to take a well earned rest over the summer months, some are already starting to consider what education and training will look like in a post-inoculation world, which we refer to as AC (After Covid). The past fifteen months has witnessed an increase in the use of digital technologies …

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Building digital games with your students using MakeCode Arcade

I have written here before about the BBC Micro:bit and its many useful applications in our primary classroom. Over the past number of months, I have used MakeCode Arcade to teach coding with primary students. The students used MakeCode Arcade to design and program their own retro games. This has proven to be a fun …

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