Mapping Student Learning Journeys using Google Sites!

In recent years, the phrases “learning journey” and “student centered learning” have been at the forefront of the Irish education system. In particular (for second level), the introduction of the Junior Cycle curriculum makes reference to student learning journeys as they navigate, discover and explore the learning outcomes. The learning outcomes for each relevant specification …

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BETT is Back

For the first time since the beginning of 2020, Bett (British Educational Training and Technology Show) returned to the ExCeL Arena in London to reunite the global education community in person. The show ran from the 23rd -25th March and I was lucky to be one of the 30,000 plus people to walk through the …

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The inherent, yet often overlooked, value of ‘Communities of Practice’

Being part of a community of practice is not something many teachers consciously think about. For most of us, the ‘chats’ we have with each other over a coffee are often concerned with something that we are experiencing in our classrooms. We share ideas, propose solutions, offer insights – without being conscious that what we …

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VR in Education: Opportunities vs Challenges

In a previous post, we shared the beginning of one Further Education and Training setting’s journey to implementing virtual reality (VR) into their teaching and learning programmes. (If you haven’t already, read the background story here on how the journey began and why we chose ClassVR).  The previous post posed many questions, but ended with these: …

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As Teaching and Learning slowly emerges from the past two pandemic-struck years that saw unprecedented formal education closures, the emergence of (emergency) remote instruction and the almost universal adaptation of digital learning tools across the board. There had been much written (Here and beyond) about Why Learning in a Post-Pandemic World Will Never Be the …

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