#dojoChatEU: Breaking down the classroom wall

Every week I look at the ClassDojo chat and answer the various questions on the topic. This week’s chat was called Breaking down the classroom wall. It sounded like a great topic as it’s one of the main reasons why we need to be using technology in our classrooms. Q1. What is the best visit … Read more

Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome to the Primary Teaching Bloggers Ireland first ever blog hop! You may have noticed an influx of Irish primary school teachers filling up your Facebook news feeds of late. Well, we’ve decided to get together and help one another to share our ideas and resources and to help you easily find … Read more

Junior Spider Awards Open Now!

The Eircom Junior Spider Awards are now open for entries. Entries are open to everyone aged between 4-19 years of age from the Republic or Northern Ireland may enter the awards. Those who enter are representing themselves and if they wish they will also be representing their School/Coderdojos/Education Centres. Entrants may enter as an individual, as a group … Read more

Paying us to POD

According to the INTO website and Voice for Teachers Facebook page, the DES announced today that in response to the INTO’s demand for additional resources to be provided to support the implementation of POD a once off per capita payment of €1.50 per pupil will be paid to all schools before Christmas. There will be … Read more

Edublog Awards Nominations

  It’s that time of the year again – the Edublog Awards are back for their 11th year. Every year, Anseo.net nominates its favourite blogs into this international competition. We were delighted last year to have nominated the overall winner, Seomra Ranga, so hopefully we’ll back a few more winners this time around again. If … Read more

10 Educational Books that have stayed with me

Facebook is awash with challenges from ice-buckets to listing how you’re grateful for the last few days. Another one of these that’s going around is the challenge to list 10 books that have influenced your life in some way. The challenge continues to say that the books do not have to be literary masterpieces and … Read more

Update: Ice Bucket Challenge

Just a quick update from my maths ice bucket challenge… Jan O’Sullivan accepted my challenge and her video can be seen on her Facebook page. Click here to have a look.

Irish Teachers on Teachers that pay Teachers

Teachers pay Teachers is a website that’s been around for a number of years where teachers offer worksheets, lesson plans, posters and other resources to other teachers for use. What makes it different to some of the sites already out there is that teachers can charge for these resources. The web site is based in … Read more

Suspensions, Expulsions and Social Media

A couple of weeks ago four secondary schools were in the news for all the wrong reasons. A number of students were punished in varying degrees of severity for behaviours that were of varying degrees of unacceptability. The reaction of the media, the students and their parents highlighted a lot of interesting debates, few of … Read more

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