Anseo Tiny Guide to Twitter

Here is a short guide to Twitter to accompany my previous tiny guides. It goes through the jargon of @ symbols and # hashtags and talks about the various aspects of Twitter in Irish primary education. Check it out by downloading it below. Anseo Guide to Twitter

Digital Art Week 2012

Digital Art Week 2012 was a fantastic success with almost 100 schools registered to join in. I thought I’d share some of the statistics from the week to celebrate some of the events that went on. Overall, in the week, 229 individual tweets were sent on Twitter with the hashtag #artweek12. The Twitter users who … Read more

Digital Art Week Instructions

Digital Art Week starts next week so here is a simple step-by-step guide to adding your children’s art. Make a piece of art using any electronic device. You can use a Painting package, an app on an iPad or other tablet or anything else. Use your imagination! Go to this web site: Fill in … Read more

Digital Art Week – Art Links

Digital Art week begins in three weeks and things are moving well. We’ve been asking people on Twitter to suggest some good web sites relating to art using the event’s hashtag #artweek12. Here are some of the responses so far

Best Schools? Another missed opportunity.

Sunday newspapers often feature supplements on different topics. This week the Sunday Business Post featured one called Best Schools. Last time they did this, unfortunately, it was more or less an advertising feature for lots of different companies involved in education with a couple of interesting articles amongst the litter. This time, it’s far worse. … Read more

Edchat Ireland reaches 50

It’s hard to believe that Ireland’s weekly education chat on Twitter, Edchatie, has just celebrated its 50th chat. Based on the international edchat model started by Tom Whitby, this fantastic initiative was started by Fred Boss, who people may know from his work with the NCTE. For those who have not yet heard of Edchatie, … Read more

CESI 2012 – Teachnology

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) hosted their annual conference in Portlaoise this weekend. It was the biggest one yet with far more attendees than I’ve ever seen before. For those of you who haven’t attended a CESI conference, it comes in two parts – the CESI Meet on the Friday evening and … Read more

CESI Conference 2012

Mark your diaries – the CESI ceonference is back in Portlaoise this year.  With so much emphasis on digital literacy in schools, teachers around the country need to come along to this conference to see how Irish teachers are using technology in simple ways in their lessons.  One of the great things about CESI is … Read more

Our Edublog Awards Nominations

The Edublog Awards are an annual event for celebrating, you’ve guessed it, educational blogs. was a happy recipient of the “most influential blog post” a couple of years ago and we’re hoping to do well this year as we’ve been nominated again (thanks by the way!) This year our nominations have a distinctly Irish … Read more

Ten Teeny Tips for ICT in the Classroom

This is a presentation I made using Prezi for a group of teacher in schools in Carlow.  It outlines 10 small ways that ICT can be used in classrooms using a projector or Interactive Whiteboard.  The presentation covers lots of different subjects including maths, history and Visual Arts.  I’ve given nods to some great Irish … Read more

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