Promethean – The State of Technology in Education 2020/21 (UK&I EDITION)

Promethean published their 5th Annual Report “The State of Technology in Education 2020/21 (UK&I EDITION) early last month. The opinions of over 2,000 Principals, Senior Management Teams, School IT Staff and Teachers were gathered last spring during the School Covid 19 closures while teachers and students were engaged in working remotely from home relying on …

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Blended Learning – Now a real consideration for many educators

Blended Learning is gaining traction in many educational sectors. The OECD recent publication, Teachers as Designers of Learning Environments, includes blended learning as one of a number of innovative pedagogies. There is a growing interest in designing learning experiences where there is a mix of online and face-to-face learning. The following video provides a nice …

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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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Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning 2013 – Call for Abstracts

“Game-based learning refers to learning activities that use a game (digital or non-digital), either as the main activity or as a stimulus for related activities. Game-based learning may also refer to learning activities which implement gaming elements (e.g. competition, challenge, reward, role-play) to facilitate learning and engagement. “ iGBL2013 EdTech Conference season is now firmly …

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All About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is in my view an excellent body to be affiliated to. As an international organisation it has many benefits for teachers. To quote from the website www.iste.org, ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the …

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