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Connected Classrooms

The Journal.ie today carries an inspiring news item for anyone interested in the integration of ICT into education.  The article tells of how through the “Connected Classroom” project four students in Warrenmount Presentation School participated in Maria Broderick’s higher-level maths classes in Coláiste Bríde 10 kms away through a video link-up. 182 more words

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Webtools with no student registration needed

A great list put together here by a fellow teacher over the pond which lists webtools for use in classrooms with no registration necessary, a bonus in every classroom where anxiety about protecting students’ identities online is always paramount.   40 more words

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More Name Games

Here are a couple more names games/songs that are fun to play with the children and make learning their names easier. I learned both of these from the lovely Marissa Sherkenny in my very first classroom.  84 more words


There's no app for good teaching

8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster. 1,734 more words

Questions Worth Asking

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The development of 'affect-aware' screen technology which can detect when your digitally engaged students become bored or confused. Now we are talking about a brave new world for teachers!

50 ways to use Twitter in the classroom

Allowing only 140 characters to be used, Twitter appears to have limitations as an educational tool for use in classrooms, however Sam Miller has lots of creative ways to use Twitter, both within and beyond the classroom boundaries - 89 more words

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Screening websites and media for age appropriateness in lesson planning

After blogging yesterday about my experiences of starting to use social bookmarking sites, it occured to me that directing kids to websites can be fraught with danger, i.e. 258 more words

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Online social bookmarking use in the classroom

Asking students to do independent research on the internet about a topic you are studying in class can be fraught with problems. Many students feel overwhelmed by the often complex, sometimes irrelevant results on their screen in response to their search engine requests which in turn leads to poor behaviour underpinned by confusion, frustration and a sense of failure for both student and teacher. 216 more words

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