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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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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Dúchas.ie

Dúchas.ie is an ongoing project to digitise the National Folklore collection of Ireland (NFC), one of the largest folklore collections in the world. Basically the objective of the project is to initiate this digitisation so that, by the end of 2016: (i) the public will have access to material from the Collection (a significant portion …

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Transmedia Storytelling

Jason Ohler is an enthusiastic proponent of Digital Storytelling and Literacy. In 2005 Jason spent some time in Cork as part of a program called “Stories of Culture and Place” in association with the University of Alasks’s Geography Program. He helped pupils create stories with original artwork and then edit them into a production using …

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Reading Eggspress

Our school uses 3P Learning’s Mathletics, an online subscription based Mathematics programme purchased through CJ Fallon with fifth and sixth classes. During the Easter holidays, I received an invitation to register for a free trial of their latest product – Reading Eggspress. Reading Eggspress is also an online subscription based literacy programme for pupils aged …

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