Update: Ice Bucket Challenge

Just a quick update from my maths ice bucket challenge

Jan O’Sullivan accepted my challenge and her video can be seen on her Facebook page. Click here to have a look.

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Win a Flip HD Video Camera

MJ Technologies have kindly donated a Flip Video Mino HD Camcorder worth over €180.

IPPN Conference Exhibition Preview

The Irish Primary Principal Network (IPPN) annual conference will be held in Citywest Conference

My Top 5 of the BETT conference 2011

Wow! This was my first time at the BETT conference, the biggest technology in education

Twitter and Children's Hopes for 2011

Over the last 6 months, I've been trying to use Twitter to support different

Interactive Whiteboard Review – January 2011

It's been fairly quiet on the Interactive Whiteboard front over the last few months.

A Real Beginner’s Guide to Interactive Whiteboards 3

So far in our series on Interactive Whiteboards, we have looked at the different

Anseo Editorial: January 2011

Welcome to our January 2011 edition of Anseo.net.  You may have been wondering where

January's Pick of the Web

A new feature for Anseo.net is our Pick of the Web. Each month we

Mash.ie Themes for Planning

Our sister site, Mash.ie, is becoming very popular with teachers around Ireland with about

Anseo.net Preview: Irish Primary Schools in 2011

2010 was the year that Irish primary teachers truly embraced technology in their classrooms. 

Review of the Year – October to December 2010

October was the month of the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival.  Simon was invited

Review of the Year – July to September 2010

With the end of the school year, summer time began with summer courses for

Review of the Year – April to June 2010

April was the month of Cloud Computing at Anseo.net.  Simon had written an article

Review of the Year – January to March 2010

As we wrap up 2010 at Anseo.net, we'd like to wish everyone a very

Snow didn't disrupt learning

A colleague of mine near Crossmolina, Co. Mayo didn't let the current cold snap

Press Release: Liosdoire selling Epson Interactive Projector


Blindly Using an iPad

A great and inspiring video from Bernie Goldbach, Tipperary Institute. Although this article

A Real Beginner's Guide to Interactive Whiteboards 2

In our first article, we explored the parts of an Interactive Whiteboard.  I hope

The eBeam Debate

The eBeam is a boomerang shaped device that sticks to a traditional whiteboard and

Divali Flipchart for ActivInspire

A bit late in the year for this; however - one of the

Science Week Ireland and Twitter 3

Science Week in primary and secondary schools in Ireland was showcased a lot on

Technology helps schools get qualified sub teachers

For the first time in many years, qualified teachers are finding it difficult to

Fís iPhone and iPad App

Fís is a wonderful project in Ireland that allows primary school children to make

Science Week Ireland and Twitter 2

In the previous article, I introduced a Twitter project about Science Week and in

Science Week Ireland and Twitter

This week is Science Week in Ireland and I decided to try out another

Fís Film Festival Awards

Press Release from Fís Film Festival: The National FÍS Film Festival took place today in

Halloween Video Conference

Halloween is one of the most biggest festivals in Ireland.  In Irish primary schools,

Irish Teaching and Learning Festival

This weekend marked the first Irish Teaching and Learning Festival in Citywest Conference Centre

A Month in Aladdin’s Cave

I'm trialling a Management Information System (MIS) in my school called Aladdin, which gained

Maths Week 2010 – 9th – 16th October

Maths Week is on from the 9th to the 16th October this year.  Read

iPod Apps in the Classroom « Seomra Ranga

Read which iPod Touch apps  Seomra Ranga uses in his classroom with 2nd and

How to Sell the Cloud to your Staff

Since I wrote about our cloud computing service last year, I've been inundated with

Interactive Whiteboard Review August 2010

Love them or hate them, Interactive Whiteboards are the number one resource on most

Great Videos for Interactive Whiteboard lessons

Thanks to Russel Tarr (@russelltarr on Twitter) for sharing a link to over 100

Fáilte Romhat, iPad, go hÉireann

Today the iPad is being launched in Ireland. So while you are queuing

Press Release: New Camcorder from Liosdoire

Liosdoire will be selling the KODAK Playsport camcorder ideal for the Classroom and outdoors

Ipad available in Ireland

The iPad will be launched on Friday in Ireland. I've written some articles about

Promethean wins 3 awards for excellence

Promethean has won three prestigious awards from the Worlddidac Foundation for excellence in education. 

Press Release: Promethean Partners with Bloodhound 1,000mph Supersonic Car Project

Promethean has become the official interactive education technology partner of BLOODHOUND SSC (Supersonic Car)

Kilkenny IWB Course

As some of you might be aware, for the last few years I have

Interactive Whiteboard Summer Courses

With only a few days to go before the summer holidays, I thought it

iFestival 2010

iFestival 2010 is taking place in the Central Library, Ilac Centre from the 9th

iPod Touch in the Classroom

Damien Quinn is one of Ireland's most innovative teachers. When he saw the

Our Twitter Experiment according to 6th Class

The following article was written by 2 sixth class pupils in St. Martin de

Twitter in Primary Education (3)

The first Twitter in Irish Primary Schools experiment was a success. With 120

Twitter and Primary Education (2)

The first week of the Twitter Experiment ended on Friday and a total of

Twitter Experiment 2 – Instructions

To everyone who joined us in our first Twitter Experiment, thank you for agreeing

Twitter and Primary Education (1)

Go to any search engine and type in "Twitter and education" and you'll get

Redesign of Promethean Planet

Promethean has today unveiled a new look Promethean Planet (www.PrometheanPlanet.com) to provide members with

Teaching with an iPad

So I gave in. My friend was getting married in Milwaukee and my

Small feature in Sunday Business Post

We were happy to see ourselves mentioned (albeit in a very small way!) in

Press Release from Irish Marine Development Office

The Minister for Transport, Mr. Noel Dempsey TD, announced the winning schools in the

A Step Closer to the Electronic Application Form

From the INTO Web Site: The INTO, CPSMA, Church of Ireland Board of Education and

Junior Spiders Awards

Since 1996 the eircom Golden Spider Awards have honored Irish individuals and organisations for

Press Release: Fizzbook

Kerry-based company Liosdoire have announced they will be selling the Fizzbook Spin in the

Some of the Twitterati I follow

As promised at a workshop I gave earlier today, here is a list of

Smartboard Training Tour

If you own a Smartboard, there's going to be some Smartboard training coming your

A Principal who reaches further

When I'm not writing articles for Anseo.net, I have a paid job which takes

Flúirse offering free 3G broadband to its participants this summer

Flúirse seem to be really stepping up their game this year in the now

A Case of Mistaken Identity

My Twitter username is simonmlewis - the "m" is my middle initial. I

New common file format for IWBs

From Teachnet Blog (http://blog.teachnet.ie/?p=1970) The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) have announced that

Why I'm Voting "Yes" to the INTO's recommendation

Last time the INTO recommended strike action, almost everybody agreed...except me.  This time, the

Interactive Whiteboard App

We've created an app to help you buy an Interactive Whiteboard. Simply select

Becoming an eTeacher

The CESI list is always worth keeping an eye on.  Out of the blue,

Ms. Leydon's Class Blog

Sometimes when browsing the web, you come across a gem of a web site.

INTO embrace Web 2.0

From the INTO Newsletter Issue 107: The INTO have launched a Facebook page to

New Minister for Education

Mary Coughlan is the new minister for education replacing Batt O'Keeffe. There has

INTO branch opens a Facebook page

The West Liffey INTO branch have launched a Facebook page, "Teachers Talking Back", to

3 more picture books – An Aimsir

My friend has sent me 3 more picture books for infants.  They are based

Interactive Whiteboard Irish Review March 2010

There are now 24 different interactive whiteboards available in Ireland being sold by lots

Wordle's Legal Hurdle

It took me ages to think of a headline for this.  In case you

Interactive Whiteboard Review

The March 2010 Interactive Whiteboard review will be published on Friday, March 5th at

Co-operative Learning Conference

Although arranged by the Second Level Support Service, some talks are being held later

Four great Gaeilge Books for infants

These Gaeilge books were sent to me by a good friend of mine to

Photos from IPPN Conference

As well as recording our interviewees' voices, Rozz snapped some photographs of them too.

Clarification that CPSMA did not take part in Joint Patron Body Statement

In a pre-Budget statement issued today (Wednesday 2nd December), the National Alliance for Primary

At last, the voices of reason

This is  a press release I received today.  I was thrilled to receive it

Smart has the biggest market share in Ireland

The following press release confirms that Smart have the biggest market share in IWB

Oíche Shamhna Daoibh!

Download, print and laminate! Hi all! I spent ages making these flashcards as Gaeilge for my

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