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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Microsoft Teams – Your Ever-evolving Digital Classroom

“Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place, letting educators create vibrant learning environments. Build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with colleagues – all from a single experience.” Microsoft To put it more succinctly, Teams is a powerful digital hub that centralises learning, …

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Tick Tock…EPV Day Summer Courses Closing Soon

Tick tock! EPV Day Approved Courses must close Friday, August 20th at 5pm so make sure you don’t miss out on securing your EPV days for the coming academic year… Teachers can still avail of seven EPV day approved courses from TeachNet, including three new courses, ‘Development Education in the Primary Classroom’ (With Plan International), ‘ Using Google …

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Upskill this Summer with TeachNet

For Summer 2021, TeachNet are offering six online courses, to help you and your school achieve the most effective blend of in-situ teaching with online and other remote forms of learning, including three new courses, ‘Development Education in the Primary Classroom’ (With Plan International), ‘ Using Google Workspace in the Primary Classroom’ and ‘STEAMing through …

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DreamSpace Courses Enrolling Now for Summer 2021

For Summer 2021, TeachNet in association with Microsoft Education, are delivering three blended courses (Virtual face-to-face & online), ‘Minecraft for Education‘, ’21st Century Learning with Office 365′ and ‘DreamSpace Hacking STEM in the Primary Classroom’. Participate in live Microsoft Teams workshops for 3 days followed by 2 days online in your own time and learn …

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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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