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Since 2002, we've been helping Irish primary teachers in all areas of the job, from advice on technology to getting a job. We also post regularly on all social media. We're here to help so ask us anything.

Technology

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1483438682418{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Technology” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:48|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Fcategory%2Ftechnology||” css=”.vc_custom_1483448460109{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-top: 60px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;padding-left: 30px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/tech.jpg?id=13974) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row parallax=”content-moving” css=”.vc_custom_1483439837185{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1483439794637{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/172647862_6928767059_o.jpg?id=13975) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Primary Schools and Facebook Pages” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2Fprimary-schools-and-facebook-pages%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483439869621{margin-top: 10px !important;margin-right: 10px !important;margin-bottom: 10px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 40px !important;padding-right: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”Should primary schools have Facebook Pages?” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”sm” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2Fprimary-schools-and-facebook-pages%2F|||”]Should primary schools have Facebook pages? This was the question of the week on the various fora that I subscribe to. I thought I’d write a few quick thoughts on my own experience of having a Facebook page for my school and point out a few things that you need to know.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1483441931939{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”7/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1483441052956{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/gafe.jpg?id=13976) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”G Suite for Primary Schools” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2Fsetting-up-google-apps-for-education%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483441140387{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”G Suite is the new name for Google Apps” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2Fsetting-up-google-apps-for-education%2F|||”]Google Apps for Education is probably one of the most important set of tools any primary school should have. It combines almost all of Google’s tools together into one package and the cost of all of it is… zero.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1483441751342{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/iwbnotgone.jpg?id=13977) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Interactive Whiteboards” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Fiwbs%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483441820063{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”They haven’t gone away!” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Fiwbs%2F|||”]We’ve reviewed and tested out dozens of IWBs over the years. Read from over 40 articles to choose the one that’s right for your school.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1483441931939{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1483442289640{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/classroom.jpg?id=13978) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Google Classroom” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2Fgoogle-classroom-a-very-first-glance%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483442337709{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”Classroom of the future?” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2Fgoogle-classroom-a-very-first-glance%2F|||”]Google have decided to further embed themselves into the world of education with a new product called Classroom. I was given my preview account today to play around with and see what I can do with it. Read my first impressions.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1483442970530{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/scratch.jpg?id=13979) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Scratch” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Fscratch%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483443006527{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”Thinking about coding?” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Fscratch%2F|||”]Scratch is one of many programming languages that children might be interested if they wish to start coding. We’ve written loads of articles and guides to using Scratch and we have a dedicated section on the Anseo.net YouTube channel. We’re adding articles all the time.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1483443457795{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/tablet.jpg?id=13980) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Tablets” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2F10-things-all-tablets-have-in-common%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483443520491{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”Thinking of Taking on Tablets?” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle%2F10-things-all-tablets-have-in-common%2F|||”]The world of tablets is one that’s fairly difficult to navigate with plenty of different options out there including iPads, Androids and Surfaces. However what do they all have in common and should you be forking out a fortune?[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1483441931939{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”5/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1483443842008{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/7466769136_012b7ebebf_z.jpg?id=13981) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”In the Office” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Fadministration%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483443871745{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”Administration and ICT” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Fadministration%2F|||”]If you are a principal, there are ways that ICT can help make your job easier…or more difficult! With a range of tools that are supposed to help you reduce your workload, we’ve compiled a number of articles to help ease the burden.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”7/12″ css=”.vc_custom_1483444252814{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;background-image: url(http://www.anseo.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/6315672716_564c48d746_b.jpg?id=13982) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”…and there’s more” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:48px” google_fonts=”font_family:Josefin%20Sans%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Ftechnology%2F|||” css=”.vc_custom_1483444293116{margin-top: 5px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 5px !important;margin-left: 10px !important;padding-top: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_cta h2=”Don’t be left in the dark…” style=”flat” color=”peacoc” el_width=”xl” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Read More” btn_color=”danger” btn_align=”right” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.anseo.net%2Farticle-categories%2Ftechnology%2F|||”]We’ve written hundreds of articles on using technology in the primary school. Whatever advice you are looking for, from visualisers to blogging, we’ve probably written about it; and if we haven’t, simply click on the link to ask a question and we’ll answer it. With new articles coming all the time, we’re always here to help.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]