Outdoor Classroom Day

by admin on 05/05/2017

Outdoor Classroom Day
, a worldwide day with a focus on learning and playing outdoors in school, takes place on Thursday May 18th.

Its aim is to give teachers and pupils an opportunity to try learning outside the classroom for the first time. For others who regularly learn and play outdoors, the day will be a celebration of what they are doing already and a chance to inspire other schools to get involved. [click to continue…]


BGE Student Theatre Awards

by admin on 06/01/2017

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. [click to continue…]


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. [click to continue…]


Book Review: Your Precious Life

by admin on 30/12/2016

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 as a psychologist. Shane is well acquainted with the field of education and travels the country delivering talks in schools on a variety of topics. [click to continue…]


review_of_the_year_2016Now 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 of the education stories that we covered during 2016. [click to continue…]


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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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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Christmas Twitter Project

December 11, 2016

After the unexpected success of the Hallowe’en Twitter Project, where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Hallowe’en, I immediately thought that such a Twitter project would be great to do at Christmas. So, “Nollaig Ar Scoil” was born! The idea is really simple, and it’s […]

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Roald Dahl Day Resources

August 24, 2016

This September 13th marks the the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl and schools around the world will celebrate Roald Dahl Day on this date. Roald Dahl is a much loved author for generations of pupils with books such as “Matilda”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, “The BFG” and “Danny […]

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Dates For Your Diary For The New School Year

August 9, 2016

Thanks again to Ciara Brennan (@PrimEdTeacher on Twitter) for compiling this great 4th annual list of dates to keep in mind when doing lesson planning for the forthcoming school year. Save the dates in your school diary for the forthcoming school year. All of these dates give teachers great opportunities to celebrate special occasions in […]

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Signs of Autumn 2015 Twitter Project

October 1, 2015

After what has been an exceptionally mild September, the days are gradually closing in, October has arrived and the autumn weather is making its presence felt. That can only mean that it’s time for the “Signs of Autumn 2015 Twitter Project”. This will be the fourth autumn Twitter project and it has been a great success. […]

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World Education Games

September 28, 2015

The World Education Games (WEG) will take place from October 13th – 15th. The World Education Games is the expanded format of what was once World Maths Day and now includes World Literacy Day and World Science Day. It is the world’s largest online educational competition with over five million school students aged 4-18 from over […]

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#EducationDay on Twitter

September 23, 2015

The communications team at Twitter in Dublin have made contact to let us know that Twitter is hosting #EducationDay on Thursday, October 15 in Ireland and across Europe. #EducationDay will celebrate the role that Twitter can and, indeed, already does play in the classroom. Be it through student-centred participation or teachers sharing their experience and […]

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Blue Star Programme

September 3, 2015

European Movement Ireland is delighted to confirm to Seomra Ranga that the Blue Star Programme will be running for its fifth year over the 2015/2016 school term and that the registration process for interested primary schools across Ireland is now open. The Blue Star Programme introduces participants (pupils, teachers, parents and the wider community) to […]

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List of Class Novels

August 29, 2015

Teachers are always seeking advice and recommendations for novels suitable for particular class standards. There are many lists out there, but few are lists recommended by practising classroom teachers. So, in an attempt to compile a list of novels suitable for use in Irish classrooms, I’m asking teachers to complete this short form, based on […]

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