Competition: Pipe Up

We’ve teamed up with Gerry Lyons from Na Píobairí Uilleann to win a super prize! Pipe Up, an Irish Traditional Music Resource DVD-ROM, is produced by Na Píobairí Uilleann, the association of uilleann pipers, and aims to bridge the knowledge gap about Irish traditional instruments using the latest computer technology. We’re giving away 5 copies of this … Read more

Liosdoire Competition Winner

A big thank you to our entrants to Liosdoire’s first competition! We had a nice selection of videos uploaded to our Facebook page and you can view them here. httpv:// httpv:// httpv:// httpv:// httpv:// httpv:// httpv:// Congratulations to Cathal Cole! His entry was picked at random from the Random Number Generator and he wins the … Read more

Competition: Win a Waterproof Video Camera!

Liosdoire Computers have teamed up with for a great competition.  To celebrate Liosdoire’s upcoming YouTube channel, up for grabs is an AGFA HD Waterproof Digital Camera.  In order to be in with a chance of winning the camera, think about your favourite YouTube video for education.  Next, you need to paste the link to … Read more

Facebook beats Email

In a recent report, Data Solutions, an Irish IT distributor,  announced the results of a survey, which revealed that 75% of Irish students use social networking site, Facebook, as their main channel for communicating online with only 6% preferring to use email. The Blue Coat survey, which was completed in June 2011, interviewed 164 Irish students in secondary school … Read more

Bloggers International

What are you doing on June 29th?  Are you winding down ready for the final day of term?  Before you do, and if you’re around Portlaoise, it might be worth checking out Bloggers International’s first event. Bloggers International is the coming together of the KLCK (Kilkenny, Laois, Carlow, Kildare) Blogging Group and the Chipping Norton … Read more

Social Networking and Bullying

With the news that Bebo may soon be no more,  I asked colleagues was it likely that teenagers would move to Facebook.  One of these replies came from a teacher from Bonnybrook Youthreach and she has given me permission to publish her own findings.   Sadly for me, in her opinion, students who abandon Bebo more … Read more

INTO embrace Web 2.0

From the INTO Newsletter Issue 107: The INTO have launched a Facebook page to enable members to get news updates, and post comments about ongoing developments in trade union and primary education issues. The page will also be updated with INTO events, photos from INTO activities and related information. The link to the Facebook page … Read more

INTO branch opens a Facebook page

The West Liffey INTO branch have launched a Facebook page, “Teachers Talking Back”, to inform branch members of media reports from the INTO. A spokesperson from the branch said: We’re always on the lookout for ways to engage with the teachers who don’t come to INTO meetings because we feel they get their information via … Read more

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