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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Turn on, tune in, learning started- podcasts for own professional development

One of the consequences of the pandemic lockdown has been my increase in the number of podcasts I am listening to. Like an “audio”holic, I will listen to any podcast that crosses my path at least once, as I do think a diversity of content is important.  To me, a good podcast is like eavesdropping on an intelligent conversation between two experts …

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Digital Feedback and Improving Learning Outcomes

One of the positive legacies which the Covid-19 pandemic has left, is the increased use of digital technologies to provide focused feedback to students. Prior to the successive lockdowns, the use of digital technologies when it came to feedback was relatively unheard of. Now all that has changed. Many schools have embraced digital tools in …

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Transform Teaching & Learning with Microsoft Tools

Next week Exertis Ireland in association with Microsoft and Lenovo are hosting two live webinars, one for Primary schools on Wednesday October 6th @ 3pm and one for Post-primary schools on Thursday October 7th @ 4pm. These live sessions are designed specifically for school leaders and teachers interested in discovering how Microsoft technologies can support …

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After COVID-19: What remains the same?

AC: Some things stay the same! Learner Control & Online Forms

Educational Change Having experience in a range of educational settings for almost two decades including preschool, outdoor education, primary teaching, secondary teaching and further education, I have witnessed changes in pedagogical practice throughout; from traditional teaching structures to collaborative practices in innovative learning environments. This followed by Covid has led me to reflect on what …

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