The PDST started life off as a different Four Letter Acronym – the PCSP. Back then, its job was to provide teachers with training in the “new” curriculum. It has developed over time to be the main provider of training for teachers in lots of different areas. Even their website menu can’t take the number … Read more 121. Reform the PDST
Digital Art Week is back for another year. For those of you who haven’t done it yet, Digital Art Week gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. As it’s digital, over the course of the week, schools … Read more Digital Art Week 2015
In the last week, primary schools all received their first paper-based document from the Department of Education, which probably means that the recession is officially over. Seriously, though, this booklet is a very important one and is called Well-being in primary schools. It notes all the things a primary school must do to ensure the … Read more Is all well with the new well-being guidelines?
There was an interesting article in the Irish Independent regarding American schools’ adaption of technology. It appears that Chromebooks are being used in more schools than iPads. Chromebooks are laptops that run Google’s own operating system, Chrome, which is basically an Internet Browser and you require an Internet connection to get much use out of … Read more The Demise of the iPad?
For those of you who want to try film making in the classroom, you can’t go wrong with the Fís Film Project. Here is some information from the PDST Technology in Education about the project. The FÍS Film project encourages children to explore the medium of film in the primary classroom developing essential skills in … Read more Fís Film Project