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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Have you got Maths Eyes?

Use of the Environment in Numeracy

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/86111625[/vimeo]Numeracy encompasses the ability to use mathematical understanding and skills to solve problems and meet the demands of day-to-day living in complex social settings. (Literacy & Numeracy for Learning and Life 2011, p.8) Mathematics expresses itself everywhere, in almost every facet of life – in nature all around us, and in the technologies in our …

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Numeracy & Transport Ireland Journey App

There is a fantastic new application from Transport Ireland called Journey Planner. There are free iPhone, Android and web based applications. I am using the web based application to teach the pupils about transport and travel. The curricular topics covered are Numeracy, Literacy, Geography, Science and SPHE. For numeracy we discussed timetables, calendars, distances travelled …

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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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SENteacher

The SENTeacher http://www.senteacher.org website is a long time favourite of mine for accessing quick, easy to use, adaptable printable resources in Literacy and Numeracy. With a renewed focus on Literacy and Numeracy in all our schools it is an opportune time to visit SENTeacher and take a look at what it offers busy teachers. While …

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Online Summer Courses for Primary Teachers

Over the past year, schools have received additional grants for computer equipment to update the ICT infrastructure within schools.  In TeachNet, we believe that in addition to funding ICT equipment, teachers need high quality professional development to help them realise the potential of this investment.  The international research clearly indicates that quality CPD is essential …

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