Useful Weblinks - September 2011
Scratch courses for teachers
Courses on the use of Scratch, a visual programming language, are now open for booking. These courses are funded by the NCTE and are a joint collaboration between LERO, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, and CESI. The courses will be tutored mainly by teacher practitioners and are open to both primary and post-primary teachers.
Using ICT in MFL
This year's Language World promoted the myriad ways colleagues can improve their own continuing professional development by taking advantage of powerful online tools such as Twitter to nurture a personal learning network.
Dublin City of Science 2012
Dublin has been chosen to host Europe’s largest science conference, ESOF 2012 (Euroscience Open Forum), from 11-15 July, 2012. To celebrate this prestigious, international event in Dublin, the City of Science 2012, a programme of science-related events and activities, will run throughout the year across the island of Ireland.
European Film Gateway
A new EU-supported internet portal to the digital collections of European film archives including rare Marlene Dietrich footage and which offers free access to currently about 400,000 digital videos, photos, film posters and text materials has just gone live.
Google Shades Project
An idea from a teacher from the States: Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get a ton of Google glasses and have our students take them to places special them and take a picture and write a little something about that place? Interested?
Coder Dojos for schools
A not-for-profit network of computer clubs or dojos aimed at teaching kids to code is coming to Irish schools very soon. The project, which also has international potential, is the brainchild of XING co-founder Bill Liao and 18-year-old technology entrepreneur James Whelton.