What’s The Answer?

January 8, 2017

This resource is intended as a mental/oral maths activity. There are 36 different flashcards with sums to be worked out. They use the numbers 1-9 with four different flashcards for each number. Each flashcard uses the four operators (+, -, x, ÷) in a different order, but using the same digit.

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Mata Focal: Sneachta

January 8, 2017

Seo foclóir ag baint leis an téama “Sneachta” ar bhileog amháin. Bheadh sé oiriúnach do scríbhneoireacht cruthaitheach faoin téama “Sneachta” nó “An Geimhreadh”. Tá cóip freisin sa chomhad atá dubh/bán más maith leat.

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Digital Age of Consent

January 7, 2017

I must admit that I wasn’t aware until recently that there existed a notion called the “Digital Age of Consent“. Apparently the European Union will in 2018 enact legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to determine the age at which providers of online goods and services (eg. gaming platforms and social media apps and websites) […]

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Noun or Verb?

January 6, 2017

Is it a noun or is it a verb? Do I spell it with a “C” or with an “S”? Most adults won’t be able to tell you the answer. This resource focuses on the words advice/advise, licence/license, practice/practise and prophecy/prophesy. It contains 10 pages of material to display in the classroom to teach pupils […]

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What Is The ‘Flu?

January 6, 2017

With the ‘Flu virus being prominent in the news at the moment, it might be an opportune time to do a lesson with pupils about the ‘flu so that they can be better informed about it. This Powerpoint presentation gives lots of information about the ‘Flu virus.

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BGE Student Theatre Awards

January 6, 2017

Now in it’s 4th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards gives students, teachers and schools a chance to be recognised and rewarded for their participation in the dramatic arts. There are lots of budding actors, singers, dancers, choreographers and writers in schools and this might be their opportunity to shine.

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New ICT Infrastructure Grant To Be Paid

January 3, 2017

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has announced a new grant for the purchase of ICT infrastructure. Today’s announcement of a €30m investment is the first part of the implementation of the government’s €210m Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020, first launched by the previous Minister, Jan O’ Sullivan in November 2015.

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Book Review: Your Precious Life

December 30, 2016

Having previously heard Shane Martin speak at an event, and having been really impressed with his presentation style as well as the message he was delivering, I was really interested when I found out that he was publishing a new book. Having started off his professional life as a secondary school teacher, Shane subsequently trained […]

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Review of the Education Year on Seomra Ranga

December 29, 2016

Now into its ninth year, Seomra Ranga has attempted to keep teachers up to date throughout the year with issues pertaining to the world of education in Ireland, with a special emphasis on primary education, as well as providing lots of educational resources to use in the classroom. The following is a month-by-month summary of some […]

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Looking Back – Looking Forward

December 28, 2016

As is traditional at this time of year, it’s good to take stock of things, assess where you’ve come from and where you are going. It’s only when we look back on our journey to the present can we chart a better course for the future. It’s opportune, therefore, to assess the Seomra Ranga journey.

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#NollaigArScoil Twitter Project Review

December 28, 2016

After the unexpected success of the Hallowe’en Twitter Project (#SamhainArScoil), where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Hallowe’en, we decided to follow this up with a Christmas-themed Twitter Project: #NollaigArScoil The idea was thrown out there to teachers and schools to join in the project and […]

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Book Review: Run For The Hills

December 22, 2016

The Story The book is set in Glensinna, a place inhabited by red foxes only. They have all heard about the legend of Sionnach the Great White fox which is said to have looked after the land in times of great danger and lived in the Valley of Gleann an tSionnaigh (the valley of the […]

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Live Streaming on Twitter

December 20, 2016

Twitter purchased the live video streaming app Periscope for a sizeable sum in early 2015, before it had even been officially launched. Periscope, another social media application, allows users to tell their news via live streaming of video. In the past week, Twitter has integrated Periscope into its native app to allow its users to […]

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Adobe Spark

December 16, 2016

Adobe Spark is a free web and iOS mobile app for the creation of images, animated videos and web pages. With little skill involved, the app allows the user to create professional-looking content that can be shared online or through social networks. The app is template driven, which means that the user just has to […]

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Con Tutti Music Education Resource for Pupils with ASD

December 15, 2016

Music Generation Sligo, in collaboration with the Centre for Special Educational Needs Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID) in St. Angela’s College, Sligo, have developed a music resource for teachers working with pupils with ASD. Launched at a recent seminar in St. Angela’s College and piloted over the past two years in two ASD units

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