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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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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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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