Virtual Reality in Education: why, how and will it work?

What is virtual reality? Virtual Reality (VR) creates the illusion that a person is somewhere else. Through a computer-generated world, a person can feel fully immersed and able to move and interact in that world (Milgram, & Kishino, 1994). What benefits does VR offer teaching and learning? Virtual reality has been around for years. In …

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Online Homework activities to improve assessment and student engagement

Our school has used a number of online resources over the past few years in order to make homework more streamlined, accessible and interesting for students. Some of these Apps include spellingCity, Mathletics and ReadingEggspress. ReadingEggspress is a fantastic resource for tailoring learning activities, reading tasks, vocabulary quizzes and assignments to suit the Lexile level …

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Get to Grips with Technology in 2016

For Summer 2016, TeachNet are offering five online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Teacher Toolkit: Integrating ICT into Teaching Learning & Assessment Practices”. TeachNet’s EPV day approved courses bring together the …

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A Digital Journey in Europe – Erasmus+ Project

Our school is the coordinating partner for this three year Erasmus+ project involving ten schools and three universities. The three Irish schools involved, Sacred Heart SNS, Killinarden, St Mark’s SNS, Springfield and Lissigiveen NS, Killarney all have gained Digital Schools of Distinction status. The three partners from Denmark Søhusskolen, Provstegårdskolen and Højby Skole are all based …

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Digital Literacy Tools – Framing your Digital Literacy

Many principals and teachers find ICT integration a challenge and wonder where they might start in terms of identifying what knowledge and skills they possess and areas where they might develop their skills further.  There are a growing number of self-assessment tools available to educators that allow one to assess your ‘level’ of digital literacy …

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