Category Archives: Education

RTÉ class swap

Really good documentary by rte following the three groups of students and teachers as they sample school life in Finland, Poland and Spain. Gives a really insight into the comparisons between the Irish educational system and that of it’s European … Continue reading

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Redesigning a classroom

Came across this resource a while back and found it extremely fascinating at how the layout and design of the classroom can contribute or hinder the pupils learning experience/quality.   Can definitely be used by teachers who want to revamp … Continue reading

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Rte Radio 1 (CountryWide)

Was listening to the radio this morning around 8.30 and heard this story. St. Joseph’s School in Navan with the help of the HSE are against the construction of a new fast food outlet (KFC) been built right beside their … Continue reading

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Mindmapping

Really good website here for mind mapping. Amazing work done here. More and more often I see people using mind maps before going into exams. They are easy on the eye, more attractive to learn and to read and probably … Continue reading

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Transformed

Going into my tenth week of my masters programme and have been totally transformed. I am loving all the new ICT tools that I have been introduced to over the past few weeks and really can’t wait to start using … Continue reading

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Wordle

Really am enjoying this tool. It has serious potential in the classroom setting regardless of your subject. Here is a wordle from JFK’s Inaugural address.        http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkinaugural.htm http://www.wordle.net

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Mentors not models

Just after reading this article by James Deegan & Teresa O’Doherty: http://dspace.mic.ul.ie/handle/10395/1874 A really good article that discusses the need for mentors for novice teacher throughout the country. It a means of not attempting to retain the teachers but to … Continue reading

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