Loss of ICT Advisors

I’m not impressed by the decision to drop ICT advisors from our education centres. I’ve decided that I should do something to register my disgust. If any members of Anseo.net would like to add their message by clicking on Add a Comment, I will send all messages on behalf of Anseo.net members to the Minister … Read more

Mary Hanafin and the elusive €252m

Teachers have been waiting for quite some time now for Mary Hanafin to announce when she will be releasing €252m for ICT in schools and the INTO annual congress is where she chose to tell us:
“Of course, I am conscious that ICT has become an essential tool for learning. As you know, the NDP sets out an investment of over €250 million for this purpose by 2013. This will address a wide range of needs from hardware and software, to teacher training, curriculum-relevant digital content, maintenance and technical support. I will shortly be publishing a major evaluation by the inspectorate of the impact of ICTs on teaching and learning and also the Report and Recommendations of the Strategy Group which I asked to advise me on priorities for investment in this area. Implementation of the Group’s recommendations will commence immediately sometime this year.”

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How do teachers view Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)?

There seems to have been very little thought put into the implications for teachers of introducing special needs assistants into schools in Ireland.  This is unfair to both teachers and to those who take up posts as special needs assistants. While some teachers see the SNA as an asset in the classroom, the majority do … Read more

Why are the seasons different in Ireland?

Today was the first day of spring, cue lots of teaching and learning about the stereotypical signs of spring…new flowers, new plants, a spring feel to the weather, brighter and warmer weather etc etc This morning Seomra 5 junior infants were greeted with snow, -1 degrees and general bad winter feel…Hmm..How do i explain this … Read more

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