Having Fun with Computer Programming and Games

Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, the Departmentof Computing IT Tallaght and CIO Ireland with the support of theDepartment of Education Transition Year Support Services are pleasedto announce the availability of a set of materials “Having Fun withComputer Programming and Games” for transition year students. The unitconsists of 10 modules and of approximately …

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Literacy Activity Builder

Literacy Activity Builder from Blackcat Software (http://www.blackcatsoftware.com) is a superb package that enables teachers to produce their own interactive curriculum resources, particularly suitable for use with an Interactive Whiteboard. The software provides nine different activity templates, including multiple-choice, gap fill, ordering, punctuation, sorting activities and word searches. Activity generation is wizard driven and there are …

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The Interactive Whiteboard – finding resources for your classroom

Despite the “doom and gloom” and the lack of Government investment in ICT, schools throughout Ireland are taking matters into their own hands and raising funds to purchase interactive whiteboards (IWBs).  Drumcondra Education Centre have been hosting the Interactive Whiteboards Project. For the past 4 years, 14 North Dublin primary and second level schools have …

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SEN Teacher

​ SEN Teacher The SEN Teacher website http://www.senteacher.org/Print/has a bank of 48 printable free resources that the busy primary teacher will find very useful. While the resources are aimed at the special educational needs teacher, mainstream class teachers from infants to the senior end of the primary school will find them useful. Each printable resource …

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SchoolBots

​‘Build the best, destroy the rest’SchoolBots is a computer game programming competition aimed at transition year students and above at secondary schools in Ireland. The entrants use Java to program robot tanks to battle in an arena against each other. The competition is  organised and hosted by Tipperary Institute, which offers a number of courses …

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