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Irish students win top science prize in EU contest

Posted on: September 25th, 2013 by admin

RTE News – Tuesday, 24 September 2013 Three Irish students have won first prize in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Prague. It is the third year running that Ireland has won the top prize. Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge and Sophie Healy-Thow from Kinsale Community School in Cork came first with their project […]

Best of luck to the Mayo Senior + Minor footballers this weekend

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by admin

Best of luck from eLearning Services to both the Mayo senior + minor football teams in this weekend’s All-Ireland show down in Croke Park Hopefully, this year Sam will be coming home!!

New €40,000 training plan to help parents combat bullying

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by admin

Irish Independent – Cormac McQuinn – 16 SEPTEMBER 2013 PARENTS are set to receive training as part of the Government’s Action Plan on Bullying, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has announced. A total of €40,000 has been earmarked for 70 two-and-a-half-hour training sessions for parents by the end of the year. The cash allocation comes as […]

INFOGRAPHIC: A third of Irish people are media stacking; are you?

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by admin

The third Eircom Household Sentiment Survey revealed that while 1.7 million Irish people over the age of 16 own an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or other smartphone, almost half of 50 – 64 year olds and three quarters of those over 65 have a hard time understanding how to use these devices. The results in the […]

If we were really serious about educational technology

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by admin

Here’s an article I came across on the web, while it is a few years old, I think it is still relevant to schools in Ireland in 2013. The way technology is used in schools is just as much about educating our students on the uses of the technology as it is on the equipment […]

Understanding New Trends in Educational Technology

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013 by admin

With the technology starting to play an ever more increasing role in the classroom, the amount of new terms for new ways of learning and collaborating with the technology is constantly changing. From 1 to 1 learning to Flipped Classrooms, the amount of new methods of teaching in the classroom is growing at a very […]

Teens largely self-reliant when it comes to online privacy

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013 by admin

The following is an article from eSchool News in the US. It outlines a survey taken in the US on how teenagers deal with their online privacy. It highlights that more needs to be done to educate teenagers and their parents on the importance of ones digital footprint. I am assume that the same can […]