I object to Framework companies advertising in schools

I received an email from a company offering me a complete package to fulfil the NCTE’s procurement framework. The company are called IT Systems and they are a HP partner. This means that because HP were one of the chosen few companies that we are allowed to buy from under this restrictive scheme, we can … Read moreI object to Framework companies advertising in schools

Projector Procurement now on

The NCTE have released the procurement procedures on short throw projectors. This spells an end to companies who were offering alternatives to the chosen six projectors on the list. The companies selected are: DCB, Dell, Image Supply Systems, Imex Instruments, Meritec and Promethean. The projectors are: 3M SCP716, EPSON EB-410We, NEC NP610S EDU, Sanyo WXE46, … Read moreProjector Procurement now on

Feedback from NCTE Training of Primary Principals

Today I attended a seminar for primary school principals, which was given by the National Council for Technology in Education, (NCTE), in Kilkenny.  I was very interested in this seminar as I believed that I would be hearing all about the €150m grant that was recently announced.  Although this was indeed the case, the NCTE … Read moreFeedback from NCTE Training of Primary Principals

Schools are going to ignore NCTE advice

Following the announcement by the Department of Education that all schools will share a grant of €1,700 + €34 per pupil, I’ve been asking primary school teachers and principals how they are going to spend their money.  Well, to be honest, several primary school principals are asking me about how to spend their grant. These … Read moreSchools are going to ignore NCTE advice

Why are we still being filtered in school?

Because of the annoying blocking of YouTube by the powers that be in HeaNet, Seaghan Moriarty from Digilogue and Scoil.net has created Teachers’ TV – an Irish version.  Though the site is not completely finished, it is now live and accepting videos.  The idea was hatched because a number of teachers really wanted to use … Read moreWhy are we still being filtered in school?

New NCTE course coming up…

The NCTE are finally embracing Web 2.0 and will be giving a course on blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 applications.  They’re currently looking for tutors, which means there will probably be holding courses by this autumn or next spring.  More information can be found at: http://www.ncte.ie/tutorapplications/

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