Filmstrips Project

Teachers who are nostaligia lovers will be thrilled to hear that Seomra Ranga is publishing filmstrips from old projectors from over 30 years ago. Damien Quinn, the webmaster of Seomra Ranga announced this week that after two years, he has now collated over 500 spools of film and is busy copying each side into PowerPoint format. He is now sharing these slides using SlideShare with teachers all over the world. Not only will Quinn be doing this in his own time, all this work will be available for free. Quinn, through this project, has single-handedly preserved a part of the history of the Irish Education system. This sort of selfless work often goes unrecognised in the public domain so I hope that it will be seen and celebrated in the manner it deserves.

One Stop Shop for Christmas Resources

As most teachers know Seomra Ranga is the very best one stop shop for downloadable teacher resources in Ireland.  Because of the success of the web site, Damien Quinn has decided to move his Christmas resources to a separate web site, Nollaig Shona.  Here you’ll find tonnes of Christmas resources from lined paper to quizzes … Read more

Sparklebox Scandal?

If you were to ask Irish teachers what web site their classroom couldn’t survive without, it’s likely you would be given the answer, “Sparklebox”.  Although Sparklebox is a UK web site, it is used by hundreds of teachers everyday to download and print posters, signs and classroom resources.  Sparklebox was a pay-per-download site up until … Read more

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