Great Videos for Interactive Whiteboard lessons

Thanks to Russel Tarr (@russelltarr on Twitter) for sharing a link to over 100 videos from Teachers TV that give practical starting points for lessons using an Interactive Whiteboard. The videos themselves don’t show Interactive Whiteboard in action.  Rather they are stimuli for children to begin discussing a subject For example, I looked at the … Read more

Teachers’ views on IWBs

In the first installment of my Interactive Whiteboard course, I spoke about how I gave an introduction to what interactive whiteboards were and how teachers can use them. Although IWBs, when used well, can be an excellent tool for teaching and learning, I dissected them and found that they don’t transform a teacher, they simply … Read more

The Comprehension Box (Prim-Ed)

When a large box arrived on my doorstep, I got very excited! It wasn’t my birthday, not my anniversary, but I was convinced I was getting a present of some sort.  It was heavy too!  And although it turned out not to be a present of any sort, but a product to review, I was … Read more

Kilkenny IWB Course

As some of you might be aware, for the last few years I have been given summer courses on Interactive Whiteboards. Each year, I invite every company who sell IWBs to supply me with their demo boards and let me use them with the participants on the course. At the end of the course, I … Read more

Interactive Whiteboard Summer Courses

With only a few days to go before the summer holidays, I thought it might help if I let people know about Interactive Whiteboard summer courses. I’ll be giving one in Kilkenny  this year but there’s plenty of others available, some of which are online. I’d also love to hear some feedback about IWB courses … Read more

Smartboard Training Tour

If you own a Smartboard, there’s going to be some Smartboard training coming your way in May and June. Stephen Linnane from Liosdoire Copmputers sent a timetable of training dates for teachers. Please contact the individual centres for more information. 11th May – Blackrock Ed Centre 12th May –  Drumcondra Ed Centre 13th May … Read more

Puffins by Vincent Hyland

Vincent Hyland Learning is a Kerry-based company founded by the man himself.  Vincent is a multi-talented filmmaker, artist and musician and will be featuring on RTE’s “Living the Wildlife” in May 2010.  Vincent sent me a copy of his DVD, “Puffins” from the Learn to Care scheme, a set of programmes he has developed himself.  … Read more

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