It’s week 5 of Rozz’s weekly podcast. Will she mention the Teaching Council this time? Tune in to find out!
Week 4 of Rozz’s podcast for anseo. She speaks about that four letter word again, CEPP. She also speaks about the 2 billion euro the government have announced for school buildings, a newly appointed principal symposium in Wexford Education Centre and the rather naughty lack of teachers in the ICT in education supplement in Sunday Business Post.
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This week Rozz speaks about the latest news with the Teaching Council and the fiasco of their election mix up and the potential downfall of CEPP. She also looks at ways of protecting your iPad and finally talks about how she broke her MacBook!
In this podcast, Rozz speaks to:
Sabine McKenna about survey monkey, Nigel Lane and his blog-irishteachers.tumblr.org, Helen Bullock from anseo-a-mhuinteoir with her favourite app-teacherpal and finally, Anne Mc Murrow and her use of I can animate with her students.
Also, a live 3 minute recording of Simon Lewis, speaking about the app he developed for his school, Carlow Educate Together.
Another brilliant night, well done to the organisers of CESI meet and here’s to the next one!
Until, next week, I’ll let you go!
Rozz takes over the podcasting on Anseo.net with her first full podcast. In her first episode, she discusses CEPP, the controversial new proposal from the Teaching Council that will flip the role of the principal to being the one who probates Newly Qualified Teachers. She also discusses the upcoming CESI conference. Finally, she bigs up our new site, Mash.ie. Have a listen now!
Rozz interviewed Andy Hopkins from Purple Mash, the online creativity suite by the people behind 2Simple Software. Andy demonstrated some of the new features of Purple Mash, including the ability to self assess and create great looking models and writing templates. Andy is looking for Irish speaking partners so if you’re interested, have a listen to his call for action and get in touch!
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Rozz met up with the CEO of Sherston software, a company very familiar to Irish teachers. Sherston have provided software to Irish schools for many years, many of which have had a great resurrection thanks to the Interactive Whiteboard. Andrew has some great plans for Sherston. They have already released a number of their titles as apps on Smartphone and tablet devices. Andrew told us about how Sherston’s new products will track a pupil’s work for assessment on their web site Planet Sherston.
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At the BETT Breakfast in London, we bumped into Liz Russell, a former teacher who set up an educational consultancy company, 21CLN. We spoke with her just as the news broke that Michael Gove, the education secretary in the UK, had made it easier for schools to fire teachers. Liz spoke to us about the pressures on teachers in the UK as well as about education consultancy in the UK and why schools need it.
Tom Hodson is the president of Smart Technologies. We caught up with him at BETT 2012 at the Smart stand where he told us about his views for technology for this year. Tom also let us know about some of the new products SMART are going to be offering educators including a new interactive projector and Notebook 11, the new software for Smart Boards.
This month’s podcast is the second last one of the school year. Simon discusses the recent cuts in children’s education but attempts to lift the gloom by celebrating the great work done by teachers all over Ireland. The podcast goes through all the articles on Anseo.net this month.