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Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by admin

By Alan November, Contributor to eSchool News; April 16th, 2013 You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of work—not to mention the confusion this could cause across the faculty, or the possible political tension […]

Jump in the number of Junior Cert students taking higher-level maths

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – Irish Independent Reporters, 15th April, 2013 THERE has been a massive rise in the number of Junior Certificate candidates taking higher-level maths this year, as young students sharpen their focus on college and career choices. The wave of interest at junior cycle follows a similar surge at Leaving Certificate level since the […]

The five minute CIO: Ger O’Sullivan

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by admin

Silicon Republic – Gordon Smith, April 12th, 2013 Ger O’Sullivan, head of ICT policy with Ireland’s National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, outlines why the new junior cycle can be an opportunity to foster technology in new ways for students. What is the NAPD’s role? The role of the NAPD as a professional organisation for […]

Discovery Education offering schools free digital textbooks

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by admin

eSchool News – 12th April, 2013 by Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor During a conference on digital learning, award-winning Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho told peers, publishers, and congressmen that going digital in schools is more than just incorporating cool gadgets–it’s a moral imperative. Matching Carvalho’s message, Discovery Education announced that it will give […]

Try these free resources for the flipped classroom

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by admin

eSchool News – 5th April, 2013 by Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor The flipped classroom is an education trend that has generated a lot of buzz, but some educators have struggled to create or find videos that are both short enough and engaging enough to hold students’ attention. Yet, three free resources can help educators do […]

Class of 2016 will be first to benefit from ‘less stressful’ points race

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – 28th March, 2013 MAJOR changes in the Leaving Certificate and the college entry process are on the way for students entering fifth year in September 2014 as education chiefs move to take the heat out of the points race. The first ever shake-up of the CAO system is designed to improve the […]