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Student Response Network During the extended Christmas holiday due to the bad weather, while browsing I came across an interesting ICT initiative in New South Wales.  The federal government is investing in putting a compact lightweight laptop in the hands of every Year 9 school pupil in 571 schools over the next four years. Installed on each […]

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CESI Conference 2010: “Creative Technology for Challenging Times”

This year, the CESI Annual Conference will take place on Friday February 5th and Saturday February 6th in Portlaoise. The CESI conference has always been highly regarded for showcasing exciting and innovative technologies for teaching and learning, presented in practical and ‘real-life’ terms (many of the presentations are made by practicing teachers). This year’s conference

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eTwinning Podcast – Download MP3 In this podcast host Clifford Brown is joined by Ann Gilleran, Pedagogical Manager for the eTwinning Central Support Service of European Schoolnet (EUN) and Kay O’Regan, National eTwinning Coordinator at Leargás (, to discuss the eTwinning project.  eTwinning, part of Comenius, the EU programme for schools, promotes school collaboration through the

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Windows 7

​Wanting to be a head of the posse, I decided two years ago to purchase Vista on my new Asus Tablet.  I basically struggled along for over a year and a half with a laptop that I now know was only half performing. On more than a few occasions almost found itself chucked out the

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Interactive Whiteboards

Interview with Simon Lewis, Principal, Carlow Educate Together Primary School       In the light of the recent Government announcement of funding for ‘Smart Schools’ , Michael Hallissy speaks with Simon Lewis principal and Blogger at, on the phenomenal  popularity of Interactive Whiteboards in primary schools and his extensive experience and recommendations in

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Something for free!

It’s not that often that a nifty piece of free educational software comes along! GeoGebra is a great resource for the classroom and well worth the time it takes to master its use. It is a Mathamatics software program, a winner of several awards worldwide, and ideal for Post Primary and beyond use. However it

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