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  • 5 educational technology networks you need to join
    networkblogs Educational technology use has exploded in Irish schools over the last five years and almost every primary classroom in the country uses technology in some way everyday. It's hard to believe that only 10 years ago, less than 4% of schools reported to use technology on a daily basis! However, in Ireland, this journey has been quite haphazard and it is rare to find two schools with the same technolo…
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  • Spending Summer with a Chromebook
    chromebook Technology moves quickly. It only seems like yesterday, everyone wanted an Interactive Whiteboard. Next there were slates, wireless mice, visualisers, netbooks and, most recently, tablets. The iPad, Android tablets and Microsoft Surface haven't had the same impact as Interactive Whiteboards but they seem to be more and more common in primary schools. However, just as we were settling down to these…
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  • ClassDojo releases ClassStory
    ClassStory1200x As many teachers know, parents can log into their child's ClassDojo account and see how they are getting on. This is a useful tool for both teachers and parents as it can be a good way of having the same message going home. ClassDojo also allows teachers to send messages home using a tool called ClassStory, (formerly known as ClassWall). ClassStory lets a teacher post news and information about wh…
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  • Groups Come to ClassDojo
    classdojo-virtualclass ClassDojo are releasing a number of updates over the summer. For teachers in Ireland, the one that's going to excite you the most is ClassDojo groups. Most primary school classrooms have a number of reward systems. There's the individual rewards that ClassDojo has been taking care of nicely over the last few years. There are also whole class rewards where everyone in the class gains points and Cla…
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  • No longer simply "certified", now an "innovator"
    innovatorsoheis Google have decided to change their Google Certified Teachers into Certified Innovators. I'm always suspicious at someone who has a title with the word "evangelist" or "innovator" in it but it looks like I am an owner of one of these titles. I don't feel so bad as I don't get paid for the title but I won't be introducing myself as a "certified innovator." Anyway, in Ireland, I think most people wh…
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