School level

Tools for Teachers

The availability of online applications and tools have the potential to make life so much easier for the teacher. The selection listed below may help you create more stimulating and interactive lessons across a range of subject areas. Note these tools were all commercial-free when originally cited. 

Numeracy
Literacy
Gaeilge
Geography
Coding
Tools
Teachers

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. Use these resources to aid students perseverance in solving problems.

"It's not that I'm so smart, its just that I stay with problems longer" -

Albert Einstein.

Tool for Graphs, Measurement and More

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common...ebook_assets/vmf/VMF-Interface.html Added: 25 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation / Tool

Amazing tool recommended at the Digital MegaMeet. A teacher gasped "Why am I not using this website?". It's easy to use and not overwhelming to maneuver. Excellent for use in preparing for the dreaded Sigma T test. Functions vary from early maths activities right up to algebra and co-ordinate geometry.
Perfect for learning about graphs and drawing graph (with no crooked lines)
Perfect for turning your browser into an interactive whiteboard that can be used to manipulate counters, shapes, dice, spinners, protractors and weights for early maths learners.
It also allows you to introduce a timer, ruler or stopwatch easily and quickly while you work on the board.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Science (2016+)

Strand: Physics

Strand unit: Forces

Suggestions for use: Excellent for teaching students about graphs. Demonstrate how to draw graph accurately. Put students into groups, challenge students to represent their groups features onto a bar chart using this website.
(Why not introduce an element of competition by beat the clock/stopwatch)
Connect various students displays to the projector board so that the class can provide feedback and check for errors.

Forces and weights:
Click on the balance function to compare and analyse the effect of adding weights to each side.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Numeracy Managing Myself

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Language: English
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Early Maths Skills Using ICT

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting Added: 24 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Demonstration / Guide/notes / Simulation

Recommended by a teacher at the Digital MegaMeet. Activities in this website are for developing early maths skills. The resources are interactive and visually appealing to young pupils. The ladybird spots and the Dragon game were demonstrated at the conference.

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in
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Counting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • count the number of objects in a set, 1-10

Suggestions for use: Use resources by projecting onto the whiteboard. Use topic related to your current early maths activity from counting, sequencing, ordering, addition, subtracting, multiplication, data handling, money, measure, shapes, problem solving, place value, odd and even.
Include pupils in their learning by bringing pupils up to the board to practice being a master with digital literacy at hand.

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Language: English
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Blockly - Linking Co-ordinates to Game Programming

https://blockly-games.appspot.com/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

Blockly Games is a Google project to encourage tomorrow's programmers. The games are designed to be self-paced and self-teaching. An excellent way to link maths/ geography concepts to the world of computer science. Games involved are: Block - Connect the descriptions together. Maze - creating loops through directions (Learn how to give directions), Bird - teaching students angles with directing the bird to its food, Turtle - programming by moving with spaces and directions, Movie - learn about co-ordinates, Pond Tutor and Pond - most difficult game challenging all concepts learnt in one.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
JC
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Lines & Angles

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify angles as greater than, less than or equal to a right angle
  • recognise an angle in terms of a rotation

Suggestions for use: Use the games Bird, Turtle and Movie to introduce the importance of knowing angles. How birds need to know angles for survival but how computer games use angles in their coding and programming.

Strand: Geometry & Trigonometry

Strand unit: Co-ordinate Geometry

Suggestions for use: WHY DO I NEED TO LEARN MATHS??? How can you effectively answer this question to gain full appreciation for the subject you long students to want to learn. This is an excellent resource which will enable students to clearly realise how essential maths is in their lives. Students will be shocked to realise that maths is used in coding and programming of the computer games they play! Use the game: Movie first as an introduction. Then move to Turtle.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Literacy Numeracy Managing Myself

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Teach students how to give directions through coding by using the game MAZE. Allow students to play individually, in pairs or in teams.

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Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/ Added: 22 Jul 2015 Contributor: Clíodhna Ní Chatháin Resource type: Project

Literacy programming

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
English

Strand: Composing

Suggestions for use: Creating stories/cartoons using literacy skills

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Language: English
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Mathletes - LearnStorm: A Free Maths Challenge

http://www.learnstorm2016.org/ Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

This website is not about speed, it is about learning maths. It builds confidence in your students ability in maths by learning through a growth mindset format with the attitude of "I didn't get it YET". It makes maths fun and engaging, rewarding excellence but also differentiated to all abilities. Students will reflect on their answers and respond appropriately.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Students should practice maths on Khan Academy. Complete weekly Growth mindset activities. They will receive mastery points for each skill mastered. Hustle points for persevering through challenging questions. There is a weekly leader board showing student and school level results.There is three chances to win the LearnStorm Cup and schools get prizes for registering.

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Language: English
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Clare Education Centre Resources

http://www.clareed.ie/ict-resources.html Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Simulation

Compilation of resources relating to the curriculum and designed by teachers using effective application of ICT in the classroom. Subjects include; Science, Maths, Physical Education, Gaeilge, History, Music, Art, Geography and Literacy. Marked down in stars due to some links having technical issues but majority can be used immediately in the classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the links in planning for lessons for maths, science, geography, physical education, art, literacy music, history and gaeilge.
Ábhar an-mhaith atá anseo don phleanáil agus don mhúineadh thraschuraclaim.

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Language: English
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Raspberry Pi - Coding and Programming

https://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference / Simulation

Why teach students Raspberry Pi? Don't let our technology confident modern generation of students suffer from growing up with low level skills in computer science. Let the barrier to content creation be broken down together, learn with your students and learn to love learning again. Raspberry Pi is a credit card computer whereby students can build games and roborts from using basic coding language (Python). Students won't initially know they are coding or using programming, but they will be interconnecting with the process of programme development. They will learn that coding and programming isn't as complicated as it sounds. Students will ask questions. They will learn through seeing, questioning, being inspired, through making things, through overcoming obstacles like levels in a computer game.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • compile and use simple data sets
  • use data sets to solve problems

Suggestions for use: Use website to gain ideas from scheme of works, videos on getting started, lesson activities and projects.
- Visualise sorting with Phyton.
-sorting hats.
-Physical computing with Scratch
...etc

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • record and display simple weather observations in systematic way using graphs, charts and common meteorological symbols
  • use simple equipment to make detailed weather observations and recordings of phenomena

Suggestions for use: Use the scheme of work on "Sensing the Weather" to plan your lessons on recording weather observation data. Students will consider the importance of collecting weather data and how this can be done. They will connect some simple sensors, be introduced to the Python programming language, and learn some techniques to gather sensor data.
By creating a simple weather station with Raspberry Pi, students will learn:

How weather predictions are made, and the importance of data collection
How to use GPIO pins
How to create a simple circuit on a breadboard
How to detect inputs from GPIO pins with Python code

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Language: English
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Minecraft in Education

http://education.minecraft.net/ Added: 30 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference

Going beyond the confinement of a textbook by bringing MINECRAFT into your classroom. Your students will learn many social skills with the freedom to think outside the box; the only limit there is with Minecraft is what you can think of doing.
Using blocks, students are empowered to create their own imaginary dream world. As a teacher, you will be amazed in seeing the world created through a child’s eye. The student’s eyes will light up when they know you have seen the spirit of their creativity. Students automatically take ownership for their work becoming overly involved and eager to explain the concepts behind their world.
Minecraft can link to many subjects, it is up to you how you want to creatively incorporate it. Everyone starts with a blank slate but are provided with blocks. Younger students will learn volume; in how many blocks will make one bigger block. Some pupils will become passionate about their creative artistic constructions that they will produce a storyboard to interact with Minecraft.
Let pupils be free thinkers and see what ideas they can bring to the world we know so much about.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • give and take turns in speaking and experience a classroom environment in which tolerance for the views of others is fostered
  • initiate conversations and respond to the initiatives of others in talking about experiences and activities
  • make lists of local expressions and words
  • practise the common social functions in the everyday context of class and school and through improvisational drama

Suggestions for use: Use this blank slate as a way of allowing your students to become free thinkers. Allow them to use the building blocks to create a world where their story will happen with characters that will boost their imagination skills and childlike adventures. Once students have their Minecraft world build, next stage is to allow students to share their worlds with each other along with their future ideas. Once shared, they need to keep their worlds safe by introducing their world in their creative story writing exercise before it vanishes from memory forever.

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Comparing

Suggestions for use: Use in maths for students to compare units ans volume of block sizes in relation to one another/ Fractions.

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Language: English
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Fuel the Brain

http://www.fuelthebrain.com/Printable/customWorksheet.php Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Create a venn diagram, line plot, bar graph, hundred square and multiplication tables for printing.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Useful Websites

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

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Language: English
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Scratch

http://scratch.mit.edu/ Added: 24 Feb 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Tool / App/software

Create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art through the use of a simple programming language known as "scratch" and share your creations on the web.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Create and share Scratch projects. Students learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Suggestions for use: Create and share Scratch projects. Students learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Key Skills: Being Creative Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others

JC
Art

Strand: Animation

Suggestions for use: Create and share Scratch projects. Students learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Key Skills: Being Creative Working with Others Numeracy

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Language: English
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Number Fans

http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/14/Numeracy.xhtml Added: 08 Dec 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Customisable number fans that allow pupils display the answers to questions thus allowing the teacher to quickly assess understanding of various concepts.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Number

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Language: English
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Crickweb | KS2 Numeracy Tools

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-tools.html Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Free Interactive Primary or Elementary, Ages 7-11 Years, Key Stage 2 Numeracy and Maths Resources and Tools. Maths tools for teachers and parents to help your child with maths, online calculator, hundred square, numberlines and clocks. Maths tools to use on IWB, PC or Mac in your homeschooling lessons.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Suggestions for use: Use to customise and create interactive games and activities for a range of areas relating to the maths curriculum.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Educlipper

https://educlipper.net/ Added: 28 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

A tool that allows you to upload documents, links and videos etc to facilitate the flipped classroom experience or simply present lesson in a dynamic way.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Collect lesson plans, videos and links and add notes related to a particular topic and make available to your class as part of a flipped classroom experience.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Literacy gives freedom to express one-self. Digital literacy provides a modern platform for students to express themselves.

"If we teach today how we were taught yesterday, do we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey, Democracy and Education, 1916.

Learning to read: Structured Audio

http://www.starfall.com/n/plays/guess/load.htm?f Added: 17 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Audio to read the story is controlled by the pupil. Pupil can truly challenge themselves to read the story first on their own and then to check the words they struggled with by clicking on the words.
The audio is slow to give students a chance to recognize the pronunciation and letter association to sound. The story can be viewed in lined paper format also so that students can unconsciously connect how letters in words are presented on paper.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in shared reading activities
  • learn to isolate the beginning sound of a word or syllable

Suggestions for use: Recommend parents to use this book with their children in learning how to read.
Place storybook on the board and ask pupils to volunteer to read using "checker audio" if pupil struggles. Get less confident pupils to read the same line of the story after.

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Voki- Create Your Own Avatar Cartoon Character

http://www.voki.com/site/create Added: 25 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video / Role Play / Simulation / Tool

Voki has been recommended at this year's Digital MegaMeet conference. It is an online free platform (register for free if you want to save your Avatars). Use Voki in class to help your students imaginatively develop their characters or to develop their self-esteem and public speaking confidence. The site is in English but could be easily incorporated into English, Irish and Drama classes. Use Voki as a fun way to record pupils reading poems, daily news in cartoon form. Pupils love taking care of their avatars ensuring they are learning just as much as they are!

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in real and imaginary situations to perform different social functions
  • experiment with more elaborate vocabulary and sentence structure in order to extend and explore meaning
  • experiment with word order and examine its implications for meaning and clarity
  • focus on the subject under discussion and sustain a conversation on it
  • talk about and reflect on past and present experiences, and plan, predict, anticipate and speculate about future and imaginary experiences

Suggestions for use: Allow pupils time to reflect on their learning by creating Avatars to record their poems, news or stories in digital format. Share with class to pick the next top cartoon.

3-4
JC
Gaeilge

Strand: Labhairt

Strand unit: Ag úsáid teanga

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • amhráin aeracha le rithim chinnte a chanadh
  • ceisteanna a chur agus a fhreagairt
  • cluichí a imirt chun taithí a fháil ar ghnéithe bunúsacha de ghramadach na Gaeilge
  • cluichí teanga a imirt
  • dánta a rá
  • labhairt faoi/fúithi féin, faoina g(h)náthshaol laethúil
  • nuacht shimplí a thabhairt
  • nuacht shimplí phearsanta a thabhairt
  • sainfhoclóir na dtéamaí a leathnú agus a úsáid
  • súgradh le focail

Suggestions for use: D'fhéadfá Avatar a aistriú go Gaeilge. Convert your Avatar to Gaeilge by recording poems and news in Irish. You are in control of your Avatar! Spend time allowing pupils to assess each others Avatars and provide peer feedback to each other in a constructive manner of "what went well" and "even better if".

Strand: Léamh

Suggestions for use: Excellent resource for engaging lower ability students into your Irish class in a fun and interactive manner. Allow students to create their own Avatars. Convert your Avatar to Gaeilge by recording poems and news in Irish. You are in control of your Avatar! Spend time allowing pupils to assess each others Avatars and provide peer feedback to each other in a constructive manner of "what went well" and "even better if". Perfect also for Transition Year classes in practicing oral work.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Literacy Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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StoryMap

http://www.readwritethink.org/class...udent-interactives/story-30008.html Added: 24 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Reference / Simulation

Readwritethink.org has been recommended by a teacher at the Digital MegaMeet conference. This website offers access to quality practice, lesson plans, classroom resources and student inter activities for a variety of ages/abilities. The story-map link has been highlighted as a popular resource for organising thoughts both pre-writing and post writing activities. When students engage in the interactive resources, it is possible to print out their feedback to glue into their copybooks.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Emotional and imaginative development through language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • create stories and poems
  • express his/her reactions to particular experiences in writing
  • express in writing his/her reactions to personal reading
  • express in writing his/her reactions to poems
  • write about favourite moments, characters and events in stories

Suggestions for use: Allow students to independently use this online resource to organise their thoughts before writing an essay so that they develop their characters awareness and appearance throughout their story.
Provide time for students then to compose their essays.
Allow peers to read each others essays providing "what went well" and "even better if" feedback.

Alternatively, experiment with this resource: Get half the class to compose their essays without using the interactive story-map link and the other half of the class to use the story-map link.
Allow your class to judge the effectiveness on the link.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Create an Online Storybook.

https://www.mystorybook.com/ Added: 24 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Presentation / Role Play / Simulation / Tool

A wonderful website recommended at the Digital MegaMeet. Watch as your pupils become intrinsically motivated to continue their story into a book by drawing, including text, creating scenes, change page colour and add on pages. Why not allow you pupil to publish their own book in your classroom by printing out their personalised book when finished.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
JC
English

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Emotional and imaginative development through language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • create stories and poems
  • express in writing his/her reactions to personal reading
  • write about experiences and feelings in diary form
  • write about favourite moments, characters and events in stories
  • write extended stories in book form

Suggestions for use: Demonstrate how to use the website by using one pupils good work.
Explain to pupils what you expect in regards to good work from using mystorybook website.
Perfect for creating a book on the EURO 2016 sporting event; link to maths, geography, art, physical education and science.
Link story into art lesson by allowing pupils time to create pictures and illustrations to match their text.

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose a form and quality of presentation appropriate to the audience
  • choose a register of language appropriate to subject and audience
  • engage in the writing of one piece over a period

Suggestions for use: Explain to students what you expect in regards to good work from using mystorybook website.
Provide time for students to write up their personal stories onto mystorybook.com. Link story into art lesson by allowing students time to create pictures and illustrations to match their text. May be useful for transition year projects also.

Strand: Functional Writing

Suggestions for use: Explain to students what you expect in regards to good work from using mystorybook website.
Provide time for students to write up their personal stories onto mystorybook.com. Link story into art lesson by allowing students time to create pictures and illustrations to match their text. May be useful for transition year projects also.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Literacy Managing Myself

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Language: English
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Audacity: Recording Suite

http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/ Added: 06 Jul 2015 Contributor: Louise Codd Resource type: Assessment / Demonstration / Audio / Video / Role Play / Tool / App/software

Convert your classroom into the radiostation!
Audacity is a reader and music recording device- see wave form of voice and sound.
Self assessment tool: You can record your pupils saying the daily news, singing in any language.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in real and imaginary situations to perform different social functions
  • experiment with more elaborate vocabulary and sentence structure in order to extend and explore meaning
  • experiment with word order and examine its implications for meaning and clarity
  • focus on the subject under discussion and sustain a conversation on it
  • initiate discussions, respond to the initiatives of others, and have practice in taking turns
  • talk about and reflect on past and present experiences, and plan, predict, anticipate and speculate about future and imaginary experiences

Suggestions for use: Record reading, oral discussions or music

Asset type: App
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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Clare Education Centre Resources

http://www.clareed.ie/ict-resources.html Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Simulation

Compilation of resources relating to the curriculum and designed by teachers using effective application of ICT in the classroom. Subjects include; Science, Maths, Physical Education, Gaeilge, History, Music, Art, Geography and Literacy. Marked down in stars due to some links having technical issues but majority can be used immediately in the classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the links in planning for lessons for maths, science, geography, physical education, art, literacy music, history and gaeilge.
Ábhar an-mhaith atá anseo don phleanáil agus don mhúineadh thraschuraclaim.

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Language: English
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Minecraft in Education

http://education.minecraft.net/ Added: 30 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference

Going beyond the confinement of a textbook by bringing MINECRAFT into your classroom. Your students will learn many social skills with the freedom to think outside the box; the only limit there is with Minecraft is what you can think of doing.
Using blocks, students are empowered to create their own imaginary dream world. As a teacher, you will be amazed in seeing the world created through a child’s eye. The student’s eyes will light up when they know you have seen the spirit of their creativity. Students automatically take ownership for their work becoming overly involved and eager to explain the concepts behind their world.
Minecraft can link to many subjects, it is up to you how you want to creatively incorporate it. Everyone starts with a blank slate but are provided with blocks. Younger students will learn volume; in how many blocks will make one bigger block. Some pupils will become passionate about their creative artistic constructions that they will produce a storyboard to interact with Minecraft.
Let pupils be free thinkers and see what ideas they can bring to the world we know so much about.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • give and take turns in speaking and experience a classroom environment in which tolerance for the views of others is fostered
  • initiate conversations and respond to the initiatives of others in talking about experiences and activities
  • make lists of local expressions and words
  • practise the common social functions in the everyday context of class and school and through improvisational drama

Suggestions for use: Use this blank slate as a way of allowing your students to become free thinkers. Allow them to use the building blocks to create a world where their story will happen with characters that will boost their imagination skills and childlike adventures. Once students have their Minecraft world build, next stage is to allow students to share their worlds with each other along with their future ideas. Once shared, they need to keep their worlds safe by introducing their world in their creative story writing exercise before it vanishes from memory forever.

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Early Maths Activities

Strand unit: Comparing

Suggestions for use: Use in maths for students to compare units ans volume of block sizes in relation to one another/ Fractions.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Handwriting Practice

http://www.handwritingpractice.net/ Added: 24 Apr 2015 Contributor: Karl Meehan Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes / Tool

Create quick and effective handwriting worksheets. Sophisticated online tool that allows teachers to customize handwriting worksheets in print, d'Nealian or cursive styles. Includes dot trace letters, hollow outline font and the ability to change letter size, letter color, line color and the color of direction arrows.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Receptiveness to language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose topics to write about
  • experience a classroom environment that encourages writing
  • have writing valued

Suggestions for use: A fantastic resource for whole class demonstration,individual assessment and generating differentiated handwriting sheets.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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EduCanon

https://www.educanon.com/ Added: 31 Oct 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Create and share interactive video lessons based on YouTube, Vimeo, or TeacherTube video content or screencasts from Khan Academy, Minute Physics, TED, and NOVA, etc. Edit in such as way as to inlcude quizzes, text, audio files and more.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use for creating stimulating lessons that are video based but have assessments and differieniated learning activities embedded. Ideal blended learning tool. Alternatively allow children to use for multimedia based project work.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Free Worksheet-maker

http://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/ Added: 28 Nov 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

The Teachers Corner have a collection of free tools to help you create worksheets with ease. Create a crossword on a novel, or a cloze worksheet to improve vocabulary.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
English

Strand: Fiction

Suggestions for use: The word search maker, the brain teaser, crossword maker and the cloze sentence generator will all be useful to the teacher. Once you have made a worksheet for the novel or short story your class is working on, you can print a copy for each student. Why not help students revise by letting them create worksheets to share with the class?

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Theme Poems - Writing Poetry

http://www.readwritethink.org/files...resources/interactives/theme_poems/ Added: 17 Jun 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Great tool to assist with poetry writing. Write poems about certain themes, shapes, school, nature, sports, celebrations.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
English

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • have regular opportunities to write for himself/herself or for others

Suggestions for use: Select a theme for the class to work on e.g. School (September time), Nature (coming up to a nature walk), Shapes (if doing 2D shapes in Maths), Sports (if coming up to a sports day). Allow each child to print their own poem and recite it to the class. Display the poetry according to the theme.

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: When you have created a shape poem you can print it.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Book Creator

http://www.redjumper.net/bookcreator/ Added: 02 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool / App/software

App that allows users to create and publish iBooks with audio, video, text and graphics. Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and more. Available for iPad and Android devices.

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3-4 5-6 Not Subject Specific
JC English

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

JC
English

Strand: Useful Websites

Key Skills: Being Creative Managing Information and Thinking Literacy

Asset type: App
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Cost: 1
Special Needs:

ClassTools.net Interactive Learning Tool

http://www.classtools.net/education-games-php/fruit_machine Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Random name and word picker for display on the IWB.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Suggestions for use: Input names or words in any language in this interactive random name/word picker.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Build a Book - English

http://bookbuilder.cast.org/ Added: 18 Sep 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Create your own ebook and add it to a comprehensive collection searchable by genre, level etc. Illustrations, glossary, extension activities and text-to-speech included.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • experience different types of text

Suggestions for use: Here you can read and look at e-books that were written by young students and children, you can also learn how to write and put together your own e-book, and share this with other students around to w

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage with books in group or in whole-class settings

Suggestions for use: Create, share and publish online interactive books as part of project work or individual classes. Choose a coach (character) to guide readers through your book. Browse the ebook titles as an activity to identify and understand the term genre better.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Fill in the Blank | Cloze Sentence Worksheets

http://worksheets.theteacherscorner...et/make-your-own/fill-in-the-blank/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Sharon Mc Donald Resource type: Tool / Other

Create a list of words to be be rearranged to make sentences.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Suggestions for use: Use as an assessment worksheet to test children's ability to formaulate sentences. Ideal for differentiating by task or supplementing a lesson.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Quizlet

http://quizlet.com/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Game / App/software

Easy to use creation tool for making flashcards and short quizzes based on those cards and definitions. Inlcudes audio features and accesss to a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
3-4
5-6
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use to generate flashcards and word identification games.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use to generate flashcards and word identification games.

Suggestions for use: Use to generate flashcards and word identification games.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use to generate flashcards and word identification games.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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InstaGrok.com

http://www.instagrok.com/ Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Interactive concept mapping tool with sharing capabilities. Includes settings to allow for differentiation. Type in a word, view th concept map, definition, related websites, videos and images.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use as a visual thesarus to aid understanding of words and concepts as part of group work, project work or individual learning.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use as a visual thesarus to aid understanding of words and concepts as part of group work, project work or individaual learning.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use as a visual thesarus to aid understanding of words and concepts as part of group work, project work or individaual learning.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use as a visual thesarus to aid understanding of words and concepts as part of group work, project work or individaual learning.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Padlet: Online Pin-Board for your Class to Use to Collaborate Ideas

http://padlet.com/ Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Build an online wall that you can share with your class and post comments, websites, documents and images.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
JC
SC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a colloborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

TES iBoard: Make an interactive wordsearch

http://www.iboard.co.uk/curriculum.htm?launch=32672#newliteracy-topic1 Added: 18 Aug 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Tool

Tool allowing you to create an interactive or printable wordsearch. Inlcudes a minimum of three words and maximum of 16.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Use as a fun way to introduce and reinforce new vocabulary as part of fostering pre-reading skills. Ideal way to assess literacy skills also.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Use these resources to promote the Irish Language in your lessons.

"Nil aon tintean mar do thintean."

Teanglann - Online Dictionary. English/Irish Agus Gaeilge/ Béarla

http://teanglann.ie Added: 08 Jun 2016 Contributor: Siobhan OSullivan Resource type: Demonstration / Guide/notes / Tool

Bunachar Gramadaí agus Foclóir ar líne - Online Dictionary and Grammar Database
Foclóirí Uí Dhónaill agus de Bhaldraithe ar líne. A wealth of information can be found here in areas such as grammar, pronunciation and idiomatic phrases.
Aimseoidh tú aimsirí na mbriathra anseo, mar aon le heolas cuimsitheach ar an ngramadach agus ar an bhfoghraíocht.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Gaeilge

Strand: Labhairt

Suggestions for use: Finding words as Gaeilge and finding the correct forms of verbs as Gaeilge.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
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Labhair, Éist, Léigh, Scríobh agus Clóigh le Róbó

http://robo.ie/ Added: 24 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Lesson Plan / Presentation / Simulation / Textbook

This resource was recommended at the Digital MegaMeet conference. The resource provides information for teachers and differentiated activities for primary school pupils. (Bunleibhéal, meánleibhéal agus ardleibhéal). There are options on what themes of texts you'd like to labhair, éist, léigh, scríobh nó clóigh. Each text is provided with complimentary additional activities and beautiful pictures.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
JC
Gaeilge

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Starter: Set resource to Labhair; allow pupils to brainstorm Irish words associated to the picture/story. Guess the topic time.
Task: Read text together, then listen to the text being read, repeat reading the text as class.
Task: Allow time for students to fill in the blanks.
Provide additional question sheet and activities to higher ability pupils.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Starter: Set resource to Labhair; allow pupils to brainstorm Irish words associated to the picture/story. Guess the topic time.
Task: Read text together, then listen to the text being read, repeat reading the text as class.
Task: Allow time for students to fill in the blanks.
Provide additional question sheet and activities to higher ability pupils.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: For lower ability classes:
Starter: Set resource to Labhair; allow pupils to brainstorm Irish words associated to the picture/story. Guess the topic time.
Task: Read text together, then listen to the text being read, repeat reading the text as class.
Task: Allow time for students to fill in the blanks.
Provide additional question sheet and activities to higher ability pupils.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Audacity: Recording Suite

http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/ Added: 06 Jul 2015 Contributor: Louise Codd Resource type: Assessment / Demonstration / Audio / Video / Role Play / Tool / App/software

Convert your classroom into the radiostation!
Audacity is a reader and music recording device- see wave form of voice and sound.
Self assessment tool: You can record your pupils saying the daily news, singing in any language.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in real and imaginary situations to perform different social functions
  • experiment with more elaborate vocabulary and sentence structure in order to extend and explore meaning
  • experiment with word order and examine its implications for meaning and clarity
  • focus on the subject under discussion and sustain a conversation on it
  • initiate discussions, respond to the initiatives of others, and have practice in taking turns
  • talk about and reflect on past and present experiences, and plan, predict, anticipate and speculate about future and imaginary experiences

Suggestions for use: Record reading, oral discussions or music

Asset type: App
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Clare Education Centre Resources

http://www.clareed.ie/ict-resources.html Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Simulation

Compilation of resources relating to the curriculum and designed by teachers using effective application of ICT in the classroom. Subjects include; Science, Maths, Physical Education, Gaeilge, History, Music, Art, Geography and Literacy. Marked down in stars due to some links having technical issues but majority can be used immediately in the classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the links in planning for lessons for maths, science, geography, physical education, art, literacy music, history and gaeilge.
Ábhar an-mhaith atá anseo don phleanáil agus don mhúineadh thraschuraclaim.

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Inspire students to learn more about geography with these tools, so that they can learn more about the world in which we leave in.

Without Geography, you are no-where and the world is too big to leave it unexplored.

 

 

Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891)

http://multitext.ucc.ie/d/Charles_Stewart_Parnell Added: 17 Feb 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Secondary Source

Easy to follow biography of Parnell from the Cork Multitext Project. Link to gallery that contains 56 images.

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How it maps to the curriculum

SC
History

Strand: Later Modern Ireland

Strand unit: 2 Pol & Soc Reform 1870-1914

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Google Treks

https://www.google.ie/maps/about/treks/#/grid Added: 24 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Case Study / Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Presentation / Simulation / Tool

Unleash your inner explorer with this exciting resource recommended at the Digital MegaMeet. Your class will now be able to travel to amazing sites from the comfort of their own classroom. Click on the location you want to explore, then interact with the information or check out the street view & maps. There are incredible close-ups of unreachable and exotic places which pupils will enjoy traveling.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Demonstrate the digital literacy behind using this interactive resource. (My favorite is by clicking on Petra Jordan).
Get pupils into groups, give each group a different place to visit.
Pupils will then present their findings to the class by interacting with the resource from the board for the class to see.

JC
Geography

Strand: Practical Skills

Strand unit: Photo / Picture Analysis

Suggestions for use: Demonstrate the digital literacy behind using this interactive resource. (My favorite is by clicking on Petra Jordan).
Get pupils into groups, give each group a different place to visit.
Pupils will then present their findings to the class by interacting with the resource from the board for the class to see.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Flight Radar 24: Learning About Countries

https://www.flightradar24.com/53.33,-6.25/7 Added: 10 Jun 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference / Simulation

Technology is really taking off with this mind-blowing website (also available as an APP - Really recommend). Transform your geography lesson into adventure by discovering where planes are flying to and from or track their movement. Zoom in to see the planes tracking more ground. Can you find the country with the most flights? What effect could flight travel have to our ecosystem?

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Use maps when learning about the location of other countries. Ask students to document where people can fly to from Ireland. Introduce the aspect zooming in and zooming out.

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Use maps when learning about the location of other countries. Ask students to document where people can fly to from Ireland. Introduce the aspect zooming in and zooming out.

JC
Geography

Strand: Practical Skills

Strand unit: Map Interpretation

Suggestions for use: Use maps when learning about the location of other countries. Ask students to document where people can fly to from Ireland. Introduce the aspect zooming in and zooming out.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Managing Myself

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Flight Radar 24 App - Tracking air travel

https://play.google.com/store/apps/...ails?id=com.flightradar24free&hl=en Added: 10 Jun 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool / App/software

Turn your phone or tablet into an air traffic radar and see planes around the world move in real-time. Or point your device at the sky to find out where a certain plane is going and more. Discover today why millions are already using Flightradar24.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Let your class;
1. Identify planes flying overhead in the augmented reality view by simply pointing your phone to the sky.
2. Experience what the pilot of a an aircraft sees in real-time and in 3D in Cockpit view
3.Watch planes move in real-time on detailed map
4.Tap on a plane for comprehensive flight and aircraft information such as route, estimated time of arrival, actual time of departure, aircraft type, speed, altitude, high-resolution photo, and more
5.Turn the app into the arrivals board of any major airport and get status updates for all flights in real-time plus current airport weather conditions (in-app purchase).
6. Custom alerts to notify you when a certain plane is in the air etc

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Let your class;
1. Identify planes flying overhead in the augmented reality view by simply pointing your phone to the sky.
2. Experience what the pilot of a an aircraft sees in real-time and in 3D in Cockpit view
3.Watch planes move in real-time on detailed map
4.Tap on a plane for comprehensive flight and aircraft information such as route, estimated time of arrival, actual time of departure, aircraft type, speed, altitude, high-resolution photo, and more
5.Turn the app into the arrivals board of any major airport and get status updates for all flights in real-time plus current airport weather conditions (in-app purchase).
6. Custom alerts to notify you when a certain plane is in the air etc

JC
Geography

Strand: Practical Skills

Strand unit: Map Interpretation

Suggestions for use: Let your class;
1. Identify planes flying overhead in the augmented reality view by simply pointing your phone to the sky.
2. Experience what the pilot of a an aircraft sees in real-time and in 3D in Cockpit view
3.Watch planes move in real-time on detailed map
4.Tap on a plane for comprehensive flight and aircraft information such as route, estimated time of arrival, actual time of departure, aircraft type, speed, altitude, high-resolution photo, and more
5.Turn the app into the arrivals board of any major airport and get status updates for all flights in real-time plus current airport weather conditions (in-app purchase).
6. Custom alerts to notify you when a certain plane is in the air etc

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Managing Myself

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Scoilnet Maps

http://maps.scoilnet.ie/ Added: 06 Feb 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan / Tool

Provides access to detailed Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) maps, including historical maps, and aerial photographs. Enables easy comparison between maps and images. Also allows user to create, copy and adapt resources for their particular use. Two versions available - one for iPads/tablets and a Flash-based version for IWB and PCs/laptops. The World Maps viewer contains superb satellite images/photos of Ireland and is fully accessible from inside and outside the Schools Broadband Network (SBN). The OSi Maps viewer is restricted to the SBN but teachers with a Scoilnet Account can access via log-in.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
SC
Geography

Strand: Practical Skills

Strand unit: Map Interpretation

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Numeracy

Strand: C3 GI and Skills

Strand unit: Map & Aerial Photograph Interpretation

3-4
5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3DR - Drones in Education

https://3dr.com/3du/ Added: 30 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference

Drone technology can be incorporated into lessons n many fun creative and inspiring technological ways. If you haven't enough time in lessons, why not introduce an school Technology Club. 3DR programme can provide support, grants, competitions, virtual visits using skype and webinars on different drone related learning modules. So whether you incorporate into aerial maps in geography, to visual art displays for drawing or magnification in science or looking at archaeological sites or monitoring environmental changes or habitat field studies...so many possibilities.

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5-6 SESE Geography
JC Science (Current)

How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Learning about Aerial views in mapping, why not bring out the DRONE and capture the view using the Drones camera to then watch in your classroom...Discover ruins below lakes/ archaeological remains in your community.

JC
Science (Current)

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: New advancements in technology will open the potential to new innovations and monitoring systems accessed by all. The ability to track endangered species, witness environmental changes over time, aerial photos of habitat studies.
Use drones for student models of cells:
Look at the micro world and the macro world. Have a few kids be "cells" of an unknown creature. Pin signs to them with different labels giving hints as to what the broader organism might be. Slowly zoom out and at each 10 feet of distance or so learn a little more about the macro environment in which the cells live. Zoom out entirely to see the plant or creatures in which the cells function.
Use in science to demonstrate the real meaning of magnification.
Recreate the Powers of 10 video. Remember? The camera started at ground level and pulled back illustrating what the world looked like zooming out by the power of 10. The drones only go so far, so kids can incorporate the footage with their own illustrations in post.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Managing Myself

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Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Blockly - Linking Co-ordinates to Game Programming

https://blockly-games.appspot.com/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

Blockly Games is a Google project to encourage tomorrow's programmers. The games are designed to be self-paced and self-teaching. An excellent way to link maths/ geography concepts to the world of computer science. Games involved are: Block - Connect the descriptions together. Maze - creating loops through directions (Learn how to give directions), Bird - teaching students angles with directing the bird to its food, Turtle - programming by moving with spaces and directions, Movie - learn about co-ordinates, Pond Tutor and Pond - most difficult game challenging all concepts learnt in one.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
JC
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Lines & Angles

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify angles as greater than, less than or equal to a right angle
  • recognise an angle in terms of a rotation

Suggestions for use: Use the games Bird, Turtle and Movie to introduce the importance of knowing angles. How birds need to know angles for survival but how computer games use angles in their coding and programming.

Strand: Geometry & Trigonometry

Strand unit: Co-ordinate Geometry

Suggestions for use: WHY DO I NEED TO LEARN MATHS??? How can you effectively answer this question to gain full appreciation for the subject you long students to want to learn. This is an excellent resource which will enable students to clearly realise how essential maths is in their lives. Students will be shocked to realise that maths is used in coding and programming of the computer games they play! Use the game: Movie first as an introduction. Then move to Turtle.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Literacy Numeracy Managing Myself

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Teach students how to give directions through coding by using the game MAZE. Allow students to play individually, in pairs or in teams.

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Raspberry Pi - Coding and Programming

https://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference / Simulation

Why teach students Raspberry Pi? Don't let our technology confident modern generation of students suffer from growing up with low level skills in computer science. Let the barrier to content creation be broken down together, learn with your students and learn to love learning again. Raspberry Pi is a credit card computer whereby students can build games and roborts from using basic coding language (Python). Students won't initially know they are coding or using programming, but they will be interconnecting with the process of programme development. They will learn that coding and programming isn't as complicated as it sounds. Students will ask questions. They will learn through seeing, questioning, being inspired, through making things, through overcoming obstacles like levels in a computer game.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • compile and use simple data sets
  • use data sets to solve problems

Suggestions for use: Use website to gain ideas from scheme of works, videos on getting started, lesson activities and projects.
- Visualise sorting with Phyton.
-sorting hats.
-Physical computing with Scratch
...etc

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • record and display simple weather observations in systematic way using graphs, charts and common meteorological symbols
  • use simple equipment to make detailed weather observations and recordings of phenomena

Suggestions for use: Use the scheme of work on "Sensing the Weather" to plan your lessons on recording weather observation data. Students will consider the importance of collecting weather data and how this can be done. They will connect some simple sensors, be introduced to the Python programming language, and learn some techniques to gather sensor data.
By creating a simple weather station with Raspberry Pi, students will learn:

How weather predictions are made, and the importance of data collection
How to use GPIO pins
How to create a simple circuit on a breadboard
How to detect inputs from GPIO pins with Python code

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Clare Education Centre Resources

http://www.clareed.ie/ict-resources.html Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Simulation

Compilation of resources relating to the curriculum and designed by teachers using effective application of ICT in the classroom. Subjects include; Science, Maths, Physical Education, Gaeilge, History, Music, Art, Geography and Literacy. Marked down in stars due to some links having technical issues but majority can be used immediately in the classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Teachers should use the links in planning for lessons for maths, science, geography, physical education, art, literacy music, history and gaeilge.
Ábhar an-mhaith atá anseo don phleanáil agus don mhúineadh thraschuraclaim.

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Language: English
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Sphero - Educational Coding and Programming

http://www.sphero.com/education Added: 30 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

There's no rule that says learning can't be fun, or that playing can't be valuable. There are two sequences to the Sphero SPRK program initiative. The core sequence involves helping pupils to learn to code both visually and text. The STEM involves letting the pupils experiment and build contraptions for their Sphero's.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Not Subject Specific

Suggestions for use: Coding and Programming.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Raspberry Pi - Coding and Programming

https://www.raspberrypi.org/resources/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference / Simulation

Why teach students Raspberry Pi? Don't let our technology confident modern generation of students suffer from growing up with low level skills in computer science. Let the barrier to content creation be broken down together, learn with your students and learn to love learning again. Raspberry Pi is a credit card computer whereby students can build games and roborts from using basic coding language (Python). Students won't initially know they are coding or using programming, but they will be interconnecting with the process of programme development. They will learn that coding and programming isn't as complicated as it sounds. Students will ask questions. They will learn through seeing, questioning, being inspired, through making things, through overcoming obstacles like levels in a computer game.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Data

Strand unit: Representing and interpreting data

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • compile and use simple data sets
  • use data sets to solve problems

Suggestions for use: Use website to gain ideas from scheme of works, videos on getting started, lesson activities and projects.
- Visualise sorting with Phyton.
-sorting hats.
-Physical computing with Scratch
...etc

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • record and display simple weather observations in systematic way using graphs, charts and common meteorological symbols
  • use simple equipment to make detailed weather observations and recordings of phenomena

Suggestions for use: Use the scheme of work on "Sensing the Weather" to plan your lessons on recording weather observation data. Students will consider the importance of collecting weather data and how this can be done. They will connect some simple sensors, be introduced to the Python programming language, and learn some techniques to gather sensor data.
By creating a simple weather station with Raspberry Pi, students will learn:

How weather predictions are made, and the importance of data collection
How to use GPIO pins
How to create a simple circuit on a breadboard
How to detect inputs from GPIO pins with Python code

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Computer Science Club - Google

https://www.cs-first.com/create Added: 30 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Lesson Plan / Tool

Google are running a free computer science coding and programming club for students to take part in. Students follow the activities and videos to learn computer science in various ways; Storytelling - using computer science to tell fun and interactive stories daily.Fashion & Design - Learn how computer science is used in the fashion industry while building fashion themed programs. Art - using computer science students apply filters and create animations. Social Media- students learn terms used in computer science along with creating social media style applications. Sport - students use computer science to create their own fitness style gadget or create commentary. Music - students learn how programming is used to create video. Game Design - students learn basic video game coding used in different types of games. Animation is the part of this course for gifted and talented students to learn more complex terms and skills.

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5-6
JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Computer science- learn coding and programming through Googles free online course. Excellent for a Club / after-school work.

Suggestions for use: Computer science- learn coding and programming through Googles free online course. Excellent for a Club / after-school work.

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Managing Myself

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Blockly - Linking Co-ordinates to Game Programming

https://blockly-games.appspot.com/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Simulation

Blockly Games is a Google project to encourage tomorrow's programmers. The games are designed to be self-paced and self-teaching. An excellent way to link maths/ geography concepts to the world of computer science. Games involved are: Block - Connect the descriptions together. Maze - creating loops through directions (Learn how to give directions), Bird - teaching students angles with directing the bird to its food, Turtle - programming by moving with spaces and directions, Movie - learn about co-ordinates, Pond Tutor and Pond - most difficult game challenging all concepts learnt in one.

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3-4
JC
Mathematics

Strand: Shape & Space

Strand unit: Lines & Angles

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • classify angles as greater than, less than or equal to a right angle
  • recognise an angle in terms of a rotation

Suggestions for use: Use the games Bird, Turtle and Movie to introduce the importance of knowing angles. How birds need to know angles for survival but how computer games use angles in their coding and programming.

Strand: Geometry & Trigonometry

Strand unit: Co-ordinate Geometry

Suggestions for use: WHY DO I NEED TO LEARN MATHS??? How can you effectively answer this question to gain full appreciation for the subject you long students to want to learn. This is an excellent resource which will enable students to clearly realise how essential maths is in their lives. Students will be shocked to realise that maths is used in coding and programming of the computer games they play! Use the game: Movie first as an introduction. Then move to Turtle.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Staying Well Working with Others Literacy Numeracy Managing Myself

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Mapping & Geog Skills

Suggestions for use: Teach students how to give directions through coding by using the game MAZE. Allow students to play individually, in pairs or in teams.

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Skype in the Classroom

https://education.microsoft.com/skypeintheclassroom Added: 30 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video / Simulation / Tool

What you will need: Free Skype software, set up a username, internet connection, microphone, web camera, parental permission and principal approval. Skype opens the doors to several educational possibilities like the following examples; connecting to another class, connecting reading buddies, linking to a class in another country to learn their language, connect with authors (Skype an author network), connect to an expert (contact universities/ businesses/ government agencies/ museums), or take a virtual field trip around the world.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Competence and confidence in using language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • acquire the ability to give detailed instructions and directions
  • hear accents and dialects other than his/her own on tape and on video and discuss them

Suggestions for use: Collaborating with other classes is probably the most popular way to use Skype in the classroom. Possible scenarios include:
Reading to another class.
Classes ask volunteers to sign up and read to students. It can be students acting out a story as it is read or simply reading a book. Older students can share a story with younger students or vice versa.
Connecting with reading buddies.
This option provides an opportunity for one-to-one interaction. A student in another class Skypes in to read to or with another student — similar to a virtual tutoring session. Becoming a virtual reading buddy is a great way for primary teachers to practice both teaching reading and working with technology.

JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Connect with an author:
What better way to introduce students to a piece literature than to have them speak with the author that created the work? Many authors will participate in a short video call with classes to answer questions or to read portions of their books.
The Skype an Author Network is a great place to find authors who are willing to Skype with classes. The site provides a list of authors and information regarding the specifics of what they will present during a call. One of their main prerequisites for making a call is that the students have read at least one of their books.
BRING EXPERTS TO YOUR CLASSROOM
Regardless of your location, it can be difficult to find experts in various subject areas who are able to travel to your school and share information with students. Setting up a Skype call can be a practical option.
To find willing partners, check with universities, museums, government agencies, or businesses to find potential speakers for your class. You might be surprised at who says yes.
TAKE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS
School budgets have taken a huge hit in recent years making it increasingly difficult to take field trips. While it’s not the same as loading up the bus and driving to the museum, taking a virtual tour using Skype can be the next-best thing.
Check with museums, historical attractions, and other locations to see if they have someone on site who would be willing to conduct a virtual tour for your class. If you can’t find an employee at a specific location, solicit the help of a friend who may be traveling. Set up a schedule and have them Skype in to share the sites they see along the way.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Literacy

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Kahoot: Create Interactive Quizes with Instant Analysis on Class Results.

https://getkahoot.com/ Added: 02 Apr 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Tool that allows you to create quizzes, discussions and surveys - perfect for the educational setting. Questions are answered in real time and leaderboards can be displayed on a screen.

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5-6
JC
SC
Not Subject Specific

Suggestions for use: This is perfect for blended learning. Set up a free account, build your quiz and get going. Of course the students will need computers in order to engage. Perfect for a class with tablets.

Suggestions for use: This is perfect for blended learning. Set up a free account, build your quiz and get going. Of course the students will need computers in order to engage. Perfect for a class with tablets.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

Suggestions for use: This is perfect for blended learning. Set up a free account, build your quiz and get going. Of course the students will need computers in order to engage. Perfect for a class with tablets.

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Padlet: Online Pin-Board for your Class to Use to Collaborate Ideas

http://padlet.com/ Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Build an online wall that you can share with your class and post comments, websites, documents and images.

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1-2
3-4
5-6
JC
SC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a colloborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Use this as a collaborative space for brainstorming, presentations or project work in any subject area or theme.

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Language: English
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Edmodo

https://www.edmodo.com/ Added: 25 Aug 2014 Contributor: Siobhan OSullivan Resource type: Assessment / Project / Tool / App/software

Edmodo is a virtual learning environment where students and teachers can connect, share resources, work, etc. Create classes with folders ranging from various subjects to lesson 1,2,3...etc, so that if a student is absent, they can still connect with their educational experience in an all inclusive manner. Assess your students understanding of lesson through quizzes that will give you instant feedback for you to understand their comprehension and adjust lesson quickly as required to the individual needs of your class. Efficiently monitor students homework completion and time spend on their homework by assigning homework. Edmodo facilitates an upload of detailed project based PPT/ word assignments also. Award excellent work, effort, results and participation through educational virtual badges that will intrinsically motivate your students to persevere with difficult challenges they face.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Edmodo can be used with your classes to assess students, to share notes, presentations, accept homework assignments.

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Edmodo can be used with your classes to assess students, to share notes, presentations, accept homework assignments.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Literacy Managing Myself

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Edmodo - Getting Started Video

http://irelandlivingschoolslab.word...om/2013/10/05/edmodo-webinar-video/ Added: 28 Aug 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video

Sarah-Jayne Carey from Coláiste Bríde in Dublin goes through the basics of setting Edmodo up for a class in this 20-min webinar.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Shows just how quickly you can set up students on Edmodo and gives a good grounding for the functions and features of Edmodo.

Key Skills: Communicating Managing Information and Thinking

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Language: English
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Seesaw

http://web.seesaw.me/ Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

This website has been recommended at this years' Digital MegaMeet. It is a free platform to document what your pupils/students are learning each day. Teach pupils digital literacy skills of taking pictures, uploading and saving to their digital portfolios. Students have the option to self correct homework on their digital image. They can record their own voice to add self personalized reminders and advice to themselves on their work. Excellent tool for monitoring and reviewing your SEN pupils development throughout the year.You will have pupils saying "Are you going to show my parents my work?" Parents become involved and in the loop thereby building supportive educational relationships to support the pupils challenges and strengths. Pupils will take ownership of their work as their portfolio grows and parents review it along with teachers. (All portfolios are password provided but the teacher can provide a QR code to parents to see their own child's work only)

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Schoology : Digital Eportfolio

https://www.schoology.com/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Schoology is a free platform that supports students and teachers beyond the classroom, providing teachers with less time on admin work so they can concentrate on their teaching. If a student is absent; divert their attention to schoology to catch up on what they missed. Schoolgy is a great management tool, where teacher can organise lessons materials, post assignments, maintain calendar, host interactive discussions, collect homework, provide online feedback and have private teacher to teacher conversations. Students can perform online quizzes which schoology corrects providing instant recording of grades automatically so that you can continuously keep up-to-date with students current performance.

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5-6
JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

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Language: English
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Visual Poetry Tool

http://imagechef.com/poetry Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Create images with text throughout the image using this app tool. (Iphones and Ipad compatibility) Students can adjust image by drawing shapes, change fonts and save poem text. Recommended at the Digital MegeMeet.

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5-6
Not Subject Specific
Asset type: App
Language: English
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Phoster App: Creating Posters

http://www.bucketlabs.net/portfolio/phoster/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Stylish templates which are already in the app for you to choose from, you will be able to create posters without great effort. You can edit your format, photos brightness/ contrast/ resize/ re-position and easily share on social media.

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5-6
Not Subject Specific
Asset type: App
Language: English
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DIPTIC App : Combine Multiple Photos

https://www.dipticapp.com/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Diptic for iPhone and iPad makes it fun and easy to create collages and slideshows. Use Diptic to create before and after sequences, juxtapose contrasting images or create a photographic series.

Start with one of 179 layouts and then select your photos. Position your photos and customize the inner frame lines using joints or the frame slider. You can apply a filter, add text, and adjust border color, texture, width and curvature.

Once your Diptic is ready, you can save it to your device or share it via email, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Flickr.

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5-6
Not Subject Specific
Asset type: App
Language: English
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Over: Overlay Images with Text

http://madewithover.com/ Added: 31 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

Over is an app that is easy to use for creativity and design. It allows you to professionally add text and artwork to your photos in an intuitive and simple design.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
JC
Not Subject Specific

Strand: Useful Websites

Strand: Useful Websites

Asset type: App
Language: English
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#edchatIE: Professional Discussion Board on Twitter

http://edchatie.pbworks.com/w/page/36533381/edchatIE Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Use this link to learn how to get involved in the #edchatIE on twitter. Download the edchatIE poster for your staff room. Check out previous transcripts of discussions that occurred on edchatIE. The open discussion topic is picked on a Friday night using a poll system on twitter, then on Monday nights between 8:30-9:30pm discussion begins on the topics. (during the primary school year)

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#edchatIE LIVE from the MegaMeet Conference

http://chirpstory.com/li/316153 Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

This link allows you to sample a discussion from the Digital MegaMeet LIVE #edcahtIE

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Language: English
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CESI Mailing List

http://www.cesi.ie/cesi-mailing-list/ Added: 27 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

This list, started in 2008, is managed by the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) www.cesi.ie. The purpose of this mailing list is to facilitate discussion of the ICT issues faced by teachers in schools in Ireland.

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Language: English
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Rechatie - Twitter for Professsional

https://twitter.com/rechatie Added: 06 Jul 2016 Contributor: Heather Keleghan Resource type: Reference / Tool / Other / Secondary Source

RE Chatie: an online twitter forum for Religious Educators within Ireland. It has been set up for teachers/professionals to engage in discussions, share resources and ideas, make contacts and get to know each other. Use #rechatie. Monitored by Religion teacher

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JC
SC
Religious Education

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Using #rechatie and @rechatie religious educators on twitter can share resources and ideas, engage in discussions, make contacts, develop their personal learning network and get to know other people throughout Ireland and across the world who are interested in Religious Education.

Key Skills: Being Creative Communicating Managing Information and Thinking Working with Others Literacy Managing Myself

Strand: General/Unspecified

Suggestions for use: Using #rechatie and @rechatie religious educators on twitter can share resources and ideas, engage in discussions, make contacts, develop their personal learning network and get to know other people throughout Ireland and across the world who are interested in Religious Education.

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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