Irish teenagers significantly below EU average in using digital technology for learning

Just over a week ago the Educational Research Centre (ERC) published a new report, “Digital Technologies in Education: Ireland in International Context”. This report highlighted that Irish teens are “significantly inferior” to students of similar age in other countries when it comes to using digital technology to learn. This report tracked trends in data collected …

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Virtual Reality in Further Education (ClassVR)

This is the third blog post about one further education setting’s experience in implementing virtual reality in their programmes. If you are only joining us on this journey, check out where the journey began and how it progressed in the previous posts.  Post 1: Outlined the technology and initial reasons for choosing ClassVR Post 2: …

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Say Hello to the Microsoft Learn Educator Center

Over the years many TeachNet blog contributors have waxed lyrical about the Microsoft Educator Center (MEC) and rightly so IMHO as MEC has been the stellar educator portal since its inception, providing a fantastic range of resources and development opportunities to teachers for free, including courses, classroom resources, lesson plans, options to connect with other …

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Join the Microsoft Dream Space Team this Summer

For Summer 2022, TeachNet in association with Microsoft Education Ireland, are delivering 5 blended courses (Face-to-face & online), 3 Minecraft for Education and 2 Dream Space STEM in the Primary Classroom Join the Dream Space team for two days in Microsoft Dream Space (One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Dublin) to take part in hands-on, curricular focused …

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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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Ireland’s Future is MINE – with Dream Space TV on RTÉ Learn

The Dream Space team have just embarked on a new digital venture, Ireland’s Future is MINE. This is a joint initiative between Dream Space and RTÉjr using Minecraft: Education Edition as an educational tool to engage school communities in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. If they can dream it, they can build …

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Tick Tock…EPV Day Summer Courses Closing Soon

Tick tock! EPV Day Approved Courses must close Friday, August 20th at 5pm so make sure you don’t miss out on securing your EPV days for the coming academic year… Teachers can still avail of seven EPV day approved courses from TeachNet, including three new courses, ‘Development Education in the Primary Classroom’ (With Plan International), ‘ Using Google …

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