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Edublog Awards 2014 Nominations

by admin on 19/11/2014

Edublog Awards 2014This is the eleventh year of the international Edublog Awards whose aim is to “promote and demonstrate the educational values” of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. [click to continue…]

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Young Inventors 2014 Competition

by admin on 12/11/2014

Young InventorsPrimary schools throughout Ireland are being encouraged to take part in Rapid Online’s Young Inventors 2014 Competition in a bid to find the country’s next big inventor. Any pupil who is bursting with ideas and enthusiasm is encouraged to enter the competition by Friday November 21st 2014. They have the opportunity to win one of five LEGO Education WeDo Construction Sets for their entire classroom to enjoy and a complimentary LEGO Education WeDo Software and Activity Pack. [click to continue…]

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Science Week 2014

by admin on 09/11/2014

Science WeekThe 19th annual National Science Week kicks off today with a host of fun and exciting science events, seminars, demonstrations and tours taking place across the country. Over 800 events will take place in Dublin, Donegal, Galway, Sligo, Mayo, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and across the Midlands aiming to entertain, educate and enthral young and old alike with the power of science. Visit www.scienceweek.ie for a full listing of events across the country. [click to continue…]

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Christmas Resources on Nollaig Shona

by admin on 08/11/2014

Nollaig ShonaSeomra Ranga’s website for Christmas resources, Nollaig Shona, was three years old last week. It contains lots of different resources for classroom planning for the Christmas season. There are flashcards, posters, worksheets, seasonal music, quizzes, religious resources and visual arts ideas. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Secret Gift

by admin on 04/11/2014

The Secret GiftAbout
Ross Bentley has learned to harness his supernatural gifts but as he is drawn ever further into a web of deceit and corruption he realises he must get out. So he disappears and turns his back on the ‘Guild’ in order to escape his past. In this the third fast-paced adventure in the ‘secret’ series by Ian Somers, a friend calls in a favour of Ross supposedly for one last task. [click to continue…]

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Movember on Seomra Ranga

November 2, 2014

Seomra Ranga will be participating in the Movember fundraising campaign to spark conversation and raise vital funds for men’s health programmes. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November) in order to help with this fundraising drive.

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Book Review: The Watching Wood

October 30, 2014

The Watching Wood, by Erika McGann, is set in a school for the magical. It is full of shapeshifters and dark fairies. A girl called Grace is the main character. She has to try and get her friends out of this school to where they have been brought. Adie, Delilah (very quiet), Una (not the […]

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Book Review: Sally Go Round the Stars

October 25, 2014

Sally Go Round the Stars is an eyecatching book. My initial impression was formed by the wonderful graphics and illustrations. While they illustrate the poems, they also draw your imagination in to create a scene behind and around the characters. It encourages you to develop a narrative around the characters and the text. As the […]

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Guest Post: Revised Sick Leave Arrangements

October 20, 2014

On 1st September 2014 a revised sick leave scheme came in to effect for teachers. The Department of Education and Skills (DES) issued Circular 59/2014 which outlines teachers’ sick leave entitlements. There are a number of significant changes in the revised sick leave scheme compared to the previous scheme.

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Eco Detectives Website

October 18, 2014

Eco Detectives is an interactive education portal designed to introduce primary school pupils to the issues of Climate Change and the Environment. Firmly embedded in curriculum learning objectives, the website aims to provide pupils with valuable knowledge and skills and the ability to think critically about their own actions within their community. The website was […]

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Guest Post: Service Your Laptop

October 18, 2014

Servicing a laptop may seem a daunting task and beyond the reach of most people. However, Hassan Dabbagh has put together these tips for servicing a laptop for the novice: 1) Power up laptop.

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FÍS Film Project

October 17, 2014

The FÍS Film Project is currently thriving in Irish primary schools. The project encourages children to explore the medium of film and develops essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and numeracy in addition to a creating an engaging approach to the curriculum.

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Signs of Autumn 2014 Twitter Project Review

October 11, 2014

The Signs of Autumn 2014 Twitter Project took place last week and many schools across the country took part. There were also contributions from a school in Canada and another in Australia. Because it is spring in Australia, it was interesting to compare the seasons in different parts of the world. 83 schools and teachers took part […]

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Maths Week 2014

October 9, 2014

Maths Week Ireland 2014 takes place from 11th – 19th October this year. Maths Week Ireland promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities. It is a great opportunity for schools to place an added emphasis on the importance of maths and how it affects our daily lives. […]

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Book Review: Milo and the Pirate Sisters

October 3, 2014

The Milo Adventures: Milo and the Pirate Sister. Main Characters: Milo: Clever, fun and loving boy. Shane: Funny, loves food, caring boy. Big Ella: Shane’s Gran, strong-minded and caring lady. Mister Lewis: Delicate ghost, caring and friendly.

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