Useful Weblinks - November 2011
Science Week is a week of activities all around Ireland promoting the importance of science and runs from Sunday 13th - Sunday 20th November. This year's theme is ‘The Chemistry of Life’.
TEDx Dublin - Science Gallery
It's back! The epic evening of ideas, entertainment and inspiration returns to Science Gallery on November 22nd, 2011 with an exciting and diverse line-up sure to leave you wanting more.
Education Matters Newsletter
The latest Education Matters email newsletter is now available.
Digital technologies and mathematics education
The Joint Mathematical Council of the United Kingdom has published its report into Digital technologies and mathematics education, which is available to download from the JMC website.
Written by teachers, for teachers, this site is a resource for educators to learn how to use YouTube as an educational tool. There are lesson plan suggestions, highlights of great educational content on YouTube, and training on how to film your own educational videos.
Fota Learning Zone
An interactive multidisciplinary resource for Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens in Cork. It is designed for teachers of 15-18 year old students and is curriculum-linked. Fota Learning Zone encourages students to interact with heritage in a way that is real, rich and relevant. It contains a wealth of primary and secondary resources and provides inspiration for pre and post-visit activities and projects.
Computer Learning in Communities (CLIC) have been working on a news website for primary schools www.clicnews.ie since March of this year. The news stories have been written specially for primary children by DIT journalism students with extra stories being contributed by a group of transition year students.
DOTS - online ICT in languages
There is a new Moodle course in using ICT in the language classroom created by ECML (European Centre for Modern Languages) which contains information on the use of You Tube, wikis, forums, Audacity, SurveyMonkey, Moodle, audioconferencing, podcasts, quizzes, and blogs, in the context of the language classroom.
Equipping our future generation for the digital age
Interesting article by Mr. Pat Rabbitte, TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, about optimising and integrating ICT into our education system.