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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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EdPuzzle – A Perfect Cross-Sectoral Blended Learning Tool?

EdPuzzle is an interactive, online tool that has come to prominence in recent years. It is a cross-sectoral tool that has equal benefits for teachers and learners at primary and post-primary level, as well as those in further education. EdPuzzle allows teachers to edit digital video to engage students. EdPuzzle links with a number of …

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Emulating Social Interactions Online: A simple idea!

Relationship Building Relational development can be considered a vital component of effective teaching and learning, indeed one that has an impact on learners’ motivation and achievement (Niemi & Hotulainen, 2015). Some argue these relations are built through positive social interactions with peers (Cemalcilar, 2010). However, moving to online learning has reduced the opportunities for learners …

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