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Silent Slam: How to get parents to book meetings with you

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Google calendar provides a feature called Appointment Slots, which allows people to book appointments to see you when you are available. This video shows you how to set this up then shows you how to create a … Read on…

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Innovation in Irish Schools [Video]

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Catherine Cronin has created a video showcasing a number of schools who are using technology in education. My school, Carlow Educate Together, was featured amongst the wonderful variety of projects going on in schools around the country. … Read on…

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Silent Slam: Mobile Blogging using Instagram and Tumblr

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I didn’t think I’d see the benefit of using Instagram when it finally came to Android. On the fly image editing seems like such a simple thing. One of the problems I’ve had using Tumblr on my … Read on…

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Silent Slam: Managing Collisions in Scratch

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Using Pacman to demonstrate, this Scratch video shows you how to manage a collision between to characters and the effect of this. Also uses costume change feature.

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Silent Slam: Moving the Enemy in Scratch

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Using Pacman as an example, we look at how to get the enemy Sprite to chase down Pacman by changing direction towards him every few seconds.

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Silent Slam: Google NGram Viewer

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Google’s nGram Viewer allows you to find out how many times a certain word (or words) appears in books over the years. The video above shows a good example of this in action but the best way … Read on…

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How to make a sprite move in Scratch

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This 2 minute video shows you how to move a sprite in Scratch using the arrow keys on the keyboard.

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Google Drive for Education

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Last week Google decided to turn Google Docs into Google Drive but was is merely a name change and if not, what are the implications for education? To be honest, not much has changed, yet. ¬†Google Drive now allows users … Read on…

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Silent Slam: Google Image Search

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Spurred on by my new found love for the word slam, I have created the first video in a series I’m calling “Silent Slam.” The plan is to make a series of very short videos that can … Read on…

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Parent Teacher Meetings and Google

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I never realised the amount of work that goes into organising Parent Teacher Meetings until I became a principal. I thought it was a ten minute job where one sent out a time to each family and … Read on…

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