CESI Conference 2016 Announced

The CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) Conference 2016 has been announced. It will be held in DCU on Saturday, February 27th, the first time the conference has been held in a major university. The annual CESI Teachmeet which takes place the night before will be in the Regency Hotel, Drumcondra on the 26th. Spread the word!

The First Ever Educate Together Conference for Teachers!

Educate Together have lots of conferences throughout the year. There’s the main AGM where all members get to vote on the running of Educate Together and there’s the principals’ conference. There’s usually conferences on ethics and this is for boards of managements, principals, parents and teachers but Educate Together have never run a conference solely for … Read more

Are you ready for electronic roll books?

There was much celebrating in Anseo.net’s house (at least from me) when the Department of Education finally allowed schools to stop using paper-based roll books and go completely digital. My school has been wasting time doing the roll books twice – once online and once in the books – and it will be a fantastic timesaver … Read more

RIP: Bianca Ní Ghrógáin

It is with terrible sadness that we learned that Bianca Ní Ghrógháin, a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend had passed away over the weekend. Bianca represented everything that was right in primary education. She pushed the boundaries everyday and her armour of talent was vast, in particular through her use of technology. She inspired teachers to try out … Read more

Hibernia Graduates and the Catholic Qualification

A couple of weeks ago, the diocese of Meath published a letter regarding the recognition of qualifications to teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools. In the letter, it stated that: “Only teachers with an approved religious qualification may be considered for any fixed term, substitute or temporary cover…At present the Hibernia Religious Diploma is not recognised by … Read more

Summer Courses 2015

Every year, Anseo.net delves through the summer course book and picks out the most interesting looking courses from the mass of options. This year, we’re challenging ourselves to pick just one course for each subject. So, let’s delve in! Arts: Drama There seems to be a lot of “In Their Shoes” courses around the country which addresses … Read more

Educate Together is no longer Multi denominational

Educate Together are replacing the term ‘multi-denominational’ in their Educate Together Charter with the term ‘equality-based’. According to the Educate Together web site, every year, the Educate Together AGM is a forum for healthy debate and intense discussion on the issues that affect the many and various members of the Educate Together school community. Ranging from … Read more

Excited Festival Panel Discussion

I was invited to be on a panel discussion at the Excited Festival on Saturday with Mona Akmal from Code.org, Keith Krueger (CEO of the Consortium for School Networking) and Ciaran Cannon (founder of Excited) to talk about coding and creativity hosted by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. The event took place in Dublin Castle’s conference centre about … Read more

Excited about EXCITED

It’s that time of year again when teachers around the country will be coming to one of the most interesting learning festivals around. Created by the then minister, Ciaran Cannon, the Excited Festival, which happens from 21st to 23rd May is a series of presentations, discussions and exhibitions from educators and innovators in the education field and … Read more

Anseo.net is 10

This week marked Anseo.net’s 10th anniversary. Back on April 15th, 2005, I bought the domain, Anseo.net with the goal of encouraging teachers to share their resources and ideas with each other. Back then, Anseo.net was not a blog and a fairly static affair relying on people to email their ideas and resources. One could say, if it wasn’t a … Read more

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