Review: Céard É Sin? (ResourcED)

When it comes to educational software, Irish teachers can generally rely on other countries such as the UK, USA and Australia for most subject areas.  However, the one exception is Gaeilge.  While there have been some valiant attempts to make decent Irish language software, there are many problems.  Firstly, there’s the problem of the very … Read moreReview: Céard É Sin? (ResourcED)

BECTA closing down

Bad news for Irish schools as well as UK schools with the news that BECTA is being closed down due to budgetary cuts. This article from Meris Stansbury outlines the international impact this decision will have for education.  I hope this decision does not give our government any ideas.  The NCTE are doing a pretty … Read moreBECTA closing down

Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Let’s take two reasonably unrelated subjects – English and Science – and integrate them. Welcome to “Literacy through Science”, the brainchild of Tricia Callella and Marilyn Marks, who have written this series for Prim-Ed.  Does it work?   The answer is a definitive yes.  However, it really depends what subject you’re teaching, how you’re teaching … Read moreLiteracy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Literacy through Science (Prim-Ed)

Let’s take two reasonably unrelated subjects – English and Science – and integrate them. Welcome to “Literacy through Science”, the brainchild of Tricia Callella and Marilyn Marks, who have written this series for Prim-Ed.  Does it work?   The answer is a definitive yes.  However, it really depends what subject you’re teaching, how you’re teaching … Read moreLiteracy through Science (Prim-Ed)

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