Eir announced that they will now be charging €5.99 per month for their email service. Hundreds of schools have Eir email addresses, many of which are @eircom.net but there are some even with @tinet.ie addresses. There is a grace period of a couple of months before the charge kicks in and many schools will want … Read more Eir-gone?
Google Sites is one of the more underused apps in G Suite (the new name for Google Apps for Education). I’ve been using it for a number of years in school for newsletters and internal staff memos. Unfortunately, while functional, Google Sites was not particularly attractive. However, its great strength, for me, was how one … Read more New Google Sites
Politicians are funny people. They seem to be completely obsessed with short term thinking while saying things like we need to look at the bigger picture. For example, every so often when a multinational company complains that they can’t find workers, some politicians decide that the answer to this problem is to introduce coding into the … Read more Why I’m not excited about the latest coding announcement
Often teachers are asked what they think the classroom of the future looks like. My answer usually starts with the assertion that today’s classroom is not very different to the classroom of one hundred years ago. In most classrooms I visit, there are still the same basics: teacher’s desk, children’s desks and chairs and some sort … Read more What will the desk of the future look like?
SMART are about to release a new type of whiteboard, which is very interesting. It’s called the SMART kapp and it is a special type of board that allows a person to write on it with whiteboard markers and instantly share what they are writing with anyone using a mobile device or computer. The video … Read more A SMART idea for classroom delivery
Almost everyone is interested in buying sets of tablets for their schools these days. 2014 has been the year where they are starting the gain a lot of attention with primary schools. Like the world of Interactive Whiteboards a few years ago, there are a lot of choices out there so I’ve decided to take a … Read more Tablet Review October 2014
I was sent this article from a teacher in Galway yesterday who asked me to share it on Anseo.net. He wanted to point out (which he does below) that he is not affiliated with any company in particular. This article is about an experience he had when ordering printing cartridges and the amount of money … Read more Shopping around and the Government Procurement
It’s good to see leadership in education. An example of this is in the INTO’s use of social media to report on the happenings at their annual congress in Killarney. I have been following the updates from the congress on Twitter and Facebook and both have proved very valuable in keeping up with things. I … Read more INTO uses Social Media during Congress
Computer rooms were on top of every primary school’s wishlist back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In some cases, companies like Intel and HP were involved in sponsorship deals where they kitted out schools with completely networked solutions. My first two schools both had computer rooms. Every week I would usher 30 excited … Read more A Case for Computer Rooms