TV programmes with a learning focus 14 - 21 Aug
RTÉ One Saturday, 15:45 - 16.15
In Co Donegal, sparrowhawk enthusiast Martin Moloney and Colin Stafford-Johnson make a slightly macabre discovery that sheds light on the bird of prey's feeding habits.
RTÉ One Sunday, 18.30 - 19:30
John Creedon explores the true meanings behind some of Ireland's place names.
RTÉ One Monday, 20:30 - 21.00
Ella McSweeney and Professor Peter Wilson examine the behaviour, biology and mechanics of animals. Last in the series.
RTÉ One Wednesday 19:30 - 20.00
Duncan Stewart explores the potential of using biogas as a fuel in Ireland, and what efforts are being made to make it a feasible energy source. He'll also examine how turning grass to gas can lower our emissions.
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra proudly presents Music In the Classroom, its hugely popular series of tailor-made concerts for primary and second level music students, live at the National Concert Hall.
RTÉ will be live-streaming one concert in each of the series (music for primary schools, music for Junior Cert & music for Leaving Cert) via RTÉ Culture
For Leaving Certificate students, Tom Redmond presents a step-by-step guide to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, highlighting key themes and sections, with excerpts, and concluding with a full performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Scoilnet has collaborated with the RTÉ Archives to bring together a collection of resources that relate directly to the Irish Curriculum. The archives provide an array of primary sources which students can use to hone their skills such as working as a historian, analysing evidence and developing an understanding of change and continuity.
RTÉ has partnered with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) to bring radio documentaries into the classrooms around Ireland. Targeted at 12-15yr olds, the aim of this partnership is to educate students in literacy skills - and encourage a critical ear to radio. Each radio documentary is accompanied by a worksheet to enable both students and teachers to analyse, discuss and utilise these radio documentaries.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has partnered with RTÉ Learn to bring media into junior cycle classrooms. The teacher resource guide supports the delivery of the new Junior Cycle English and Science curricula. The materials are based around the successful TV programme ‘Tommy Bowe’s Body Check’ which was produced by Indiepics.
RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta (2015) six part series that focused on various areas of the Higher Level Irish language exam - the oral exam, poetry, prose pieces and descriptions of the pictures.
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