MakeCode Arcade: Using Coding to Encourage Creativity, Collaboration & Problem-Solving in Wellbeing

I have recently started teaching coding as part of the wellbeing curriculum in my school. You might think; what has coding got to do with a student’s wellbeing? It turns out, quite a lot! Collaboration & Problem-Solving Firstly; wellbeing focusses on the junior cycle key skill of staying well. It is outlined in the wellbeing …

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#2 ‘If You Can Dream It…’ Podcast

Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 27:07 | Recorded on November 11, 2022 Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In the second episode in our reboot of the TeachNet Podcast series, Pat Brennan is joined by Amanda Jolliffe, DreamSpace Lead at Microsoft Ireland, to talk about Microsoft’s immersive and innovative learning space, which recently marked its 4th anniversary. During the conversation, …

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Promethean ActivPanels – The ‘New’ IWB

Promethean are a company that have been synonymous with the Irish education scene since the advent of the Interactive Whiteboard in the mid-2000s. Promethean’s ‘ActiveInpire’ is a product that has been a staple for many Irish teachers since that time. As technology has advanced, Promethean have moved away from the traditional ‘whiteboard and projector’ model …

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Implementing the “Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027”

The new Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027 was published earlier this year by the Department of Education. It aims to build on previous strategies and support schools in implementing and maintaining digital technologies to help support teaching and learning for students and enrich the learning experience. The strategy sets out objectives under three respective …

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