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Are schools to blame for us not speaking Irish? (#edchatie)

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This week’s chat on #edchatie on Twitter was very interesting and the subject of Gaeilge (Irish) came up for discussion. The topic was: Should the teaching of Irish be compulsory? It was one of the busiest and most emotive Twitter … Read on…

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Teaching the narrative genre: Using StoryBird

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My favourite subjects to teach are SPHE and English and out of the whole English curriculum, the most enjoyable and challenging areas for me to teach is the writing genre.

I write a lot in my spare time and am … Read on…

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Top Education Tweeters of 2013

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Twitter has been an unquestionable success over the last few years and there are hundreds of Educational Tweeters from Ireland who are tweeting away. I find Twitter to be a great way of linking up with teachers from all over … Read on…

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Hashtags for Science Week

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Twitter and Science Week are going hand in hand this year with lots of schools and various agencies using a variety of Twitter hashtags to report on what they’re doing throughout the week. A hashtag is a symbol that looks … Read on…

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Five to Follow on Friday

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This week, I’m showcasing some stalwarts of the educational Twitter scene. There are so many out there that I’ll definitely have a part 2 and 3 and more to this list. I’ve picked the first five tweople on my stream … Read on…

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Five to Follow on Friday

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Some interesting Twitter users to follow this week. These people have joined Twitter in the last year but seem to have been around since the beginning, thanks to their great contributions.

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Five to Follow on Friday

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There are a number of education-related agencies that use Twitter, so here are five that you might want to follow:

Most of these agencies use the service to interact with the public. However, one or two use it simply for … Read on…

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Five to Follow on Friday

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We’re back to school now so who should you be following on Twitter this year? There are hundreds of teachers now using Twitter for educational purposes and #edchatie, the Irish educational hashtag, is one of the main reasons. These five … Read on…

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Five to Follow on Friday

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Carrying on from last week’s science-themed Five to Follow, this week I’m explorer scientists who tweet. As I was searching my PLN, I noticed the vast majority of my scientific educators were female. With all the campaigns to get more … Read on…

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Five to Follow on Friday

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If you’re interested in science in education, here are a few Irish organisations that tweet about science. If you know of any other science organisations that tweet, let me know in the comments.

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