The O’Brien Press, which has an extensive catalogue of children’s books as well as many books of general interest, recently launched its new website. It features a new layout which includes an easy navigation, author profiles, book extracts, reviews, previews and associated teaching resources.
To celebrate the launch of the new website, O’ Brien Press has kindly given visitors to Seomra Ranga a chance to win a great hamper of books for a school or class library. [click to continue…]
Blog Awards Ireland will bring together the Irish online community collaborating in a single event in October 2013 to celebrate blogging in Ireland. The event celebrates the best in Irish blogging by creating 31 categories which offer plenty of scope for bloggers. Nominations are now open for the 2013 event which will take place in the Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare on Saturday 12th October 2013. The closing date for nominating a blog is July 31st. [click to continue…]
I wrote back in April on this website about Droichead, the proposed new pilot project for induction and probation of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) developed by the Teaching Council. The proposed pilot project was due to take place in in the seven counties which traditionally attracted the highest number of NQTs (Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kildare, Meath and Wexford). Across these counties, the Council proposed to involve approximately 200 primary and 100 post primary schools in the pilot project. [click to continue…]
Smarty Cat Games is a new Gaeilge resource which consists of ten games covering each of the ten themes of Curaclam na Gaeilge (Mé Féin, Sa Bhaile, Ar Scoil, Bia, Teilifís, Siopadóireacht, Caitheamh Aimsire, Éadaí, An Aimsir, Ócáidí Speisialta). The games are packaged as a suite of ten and come in an easy to store plastic transparent box. ‘Cluichí Gaeilge’ is all about making learning Irish fun, interactive and enjoyable for children! [click to continue…]
Just today I got a follow on Twitter from the Adam Up website crew. Having never heard of the website before, I decided to have a look at their website. Adam Up is the creation of James Summerfield and Samuel Kordan. It consists of a series of songs to help pupils to learn aspects of the mathematics curriculum [click to continue…]