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Wednesday, June 14

  1. page Art edited ART I created this page to hold one link, to the superb work of Deirdre Morgan. She has created a…
    ART
    I created this page to hold one link, to the superb work of Deirdre Morgan. She has created a superb site for art history revision who's aesthetic vision matches her depth of coverage. Wonderful work.
    Art History Leaving Cert
    At some point I will add further links, as the internet is a mine of good sources!

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Monday, May 29

  1. page Flipped classroom notes edited ... Depends on the nature of the learning required, probably more valuable for skill based learnin…
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    Depends on the nature of the learning required, probably more valuable for skill based learning.
    Structure for student preparation, define expectations.
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    learning Gains.
    Turns the classroom into a reflective collaborative learning space.
    Better at creating the knowledge web.
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    Teacher training needs much deeper understanding of the affordances of technology to deploy this teaching model.
    Individual video based learning outside, Group based learning inside.
    Reminiscent of
    Reading the subject and discussing it in tutorial groups https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutorial_system
    Completion of tasks outside of time, idea of completion of a class entrance ticket.
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    Demot MCaul
    Meaningful enquiry based learning
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    and discussion.
    Knowledge manipulation and / creation in addition to acquisition.
    Efficient use of class time, more active learning
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  2. page Flipped classroom notes edited Notes on a flipped classroom approach This is just a collection of notes based on doing a lit s…

    Notes on a flipped classroom approach
    This is just a collection of notes based on doing a lit survey of recent papers. Its unstructured, and very much just bullet point for my personal use.
    What technology is available to both teachers and students
    Active classroom blended learning
    Whats the most appropriate LMS
    Depends on the nature of the learning required, probably more valuable for skill based learning.
    Structure for student preparation, define expectations.
    SALG student assessment of learning Gains.
    Turns the classroom into a reflective collaborative learning space.
    Better at creating the knowledge web.
    Promotes deep exploration of content by engaging in Dialogic learning
    Teacher training needs much deeper understanding of the affordances of technology to deploy this teaching model.
    Individual video based learning outside, Group based learning inside.
    Reminiscent of
    Reading the subject and discussing it in tutorial groups https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutorial_system
    Completion of tasks outside of time, idea of completion of a class entrance ticket.
    Peer feedback in a flipped envioronment.
    Demot MCaul
    Meaningful enquiry based learning
    Developing learner competencies such as collaborative group learning and discussion.
    Knowledge manipulation and / creation in addition to acquisition.
    Efficient use of class time, more active learning
    Sources for making tutorials see http://ants.wikifoundry.com/

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Tuesday, March 14

  1. page Cyberbullying, sites resources and policies edited This is a collection of resources curated primarily within the context of the Irish educational sys…
    This is a collection of resources curated primarily within the context of the Irish educational system and mostly gathered via the CESI List., if you are based elsewhere you should be aware that your legal duties and contexts may differ from those described in these documents.
    First:Recommended speakers: updated 2017: I asked the CESI list for recomendations in March 2017, and the most recent data below is based on this:
    Starting with a very good Overview from Cloina Curley from Cybersafe Ireland:
    Just to introduce myself, I'm Cliona Curley, programme director with CyberSafeIreland, which is the Irish children's charity for online safety. Cormac's point about no qualifications being needed is an important one. There are a lot of individuals / businesses now offering their services to schools. Some we have heard great things about, others may be doing more harm than good. Internet safety covers a huge spectrum of different risks and some very sensitive issues - the messaging needs to be right, and it needs to be delivered in an effective and age appropriate way.
    There is unfortunately no certification or approval that any provider of these services can get from the Dept of Ed, but my advice for what it's worth would be the following:
    check out the credentials of the people involved. Knowledge of IT or digital media does not automatically make you an expert in online safety. Do they have access to expertise in online child protection, behavioural change, cyberbullying etc? Do they have good testimonials from other schools on their website?
    make sure that the trainer feeds back to parents what apps and games that the kids are using and the risks associated with these and tailors the parents talk around this. It's also really important that the emphasis in parents talks is less on simply terrifying them and more on empowering them to do something about it.
    make sure that any talks are classroom based and not "talking at" large numbers of kids in a hall. Unless kids are actively engaged in the session, it is unlikely to influence how they behave online. It's also really important that this isn't just an annual activity, but that these messages are reinforced often at school (and most importantly at home). The national internet safety website www.webwise.ie has some great resources for this. We've also got some helpful stuff for schools and parents on our website www.cybersafeireland.org, including our new short video for parents which schools are welcome to share with parents on their websites or social media.
    Sorry for the rather rambling essay but I hope that helps :)
    Regards
    Cliona
    There was some discussion about the Credentials and expertise of "internet safety speakers", concern being expressed, that there was a functional difference between being an IT expert, and being web aware, and being a useful speaker on the topic.
    Respondents also felt it was important to distinguish between a talk for parents, a talk for teachers and a talk for students.
    More specific details are given below:
    Vivian Purcell: "Highly recommend Speakers from Children of a Digital Age. http://childrenofthedigitalage.com/"
    Fionoa MacMenamin Recomended "in my school, secondary, we've had Dr Maureen Griffin in several times. She is excellent, but in demand.
    Here is some details https://www.mgmstraining.ie/who-we-are
    This year we've also had involvement with http://www.trendmicro.ie/home/internet-safety-for-kids/"
    Eoin form Whizzkids responded:
    Hi Laurence,
    We do this - give internet safety presentations - but it does cost. www.whizzkids.ie I'd be happy to.
    These guys also do it: zeeko.com and they are excellent, I think they are based in UCD so I'd say Wicklow would be no problem.
    If you are looking for a presentation on a no-fee basis, I know a local primary school got a garda in to talk to the students who was really good, and the fact that he was in uniform added to the drama!
    best wishes,
    Eoin
    Frank ÓTormaigh responded:
    We had John Wills in recently to speak with kids, parents and teachers. Thought he was very good.
    https://ie.linkedin.com/in/john-wills-8796b231
    Previously on this page I had the following
    recommended speakers:
    Fabulous fellow named Simon Finch doing great things!! On twitter as @simfin Mary
    He has a website/blog here:http://simfin.wordpress.com/about/
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Monday, November 14

  1. page Maths edited ... http://www.livemaths.ie/index.html (Commercial) A site providing live online learning. This ca…
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    http://www.livemaths.ie/index.html (Commercial) A site providing live online learning. This can be a cheaper alternative to grinds while retaining the immediate interactivity which can be very helpful in learning maths.
    www.yteach.ie (Commercial), the following info is provided by the supplier of the link: Resources covering most of the Irish curriculum, upper primary, Junior Cert and Leaving Cert.. Easy to navigate and search with the ability to save favorites with teachers own files. Also has a sister site www.ylearn.ie where pupils can complete assignments created by the teacher on yTeach. Variety of subscription options.
    StudyClix One I like, with a lot of open access resources.
    http://members.engineersireland.ie/events/event_details.asp?id=126381 Free LC grind session, Dublin, Saturday mornings. These are on a first come first served basis, but there is also a link to video on the page.
    Numeracy programs recommended by anseo.ie in this Blog post http://www.anseo.net/2011/05/5-must-have-pieces-of-educational-software/
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Monday, September 12

  1. page Computing edited ... Pyonkee (Scratch) (Source code available at: https://github.com/SoftUmeYa/Pyonkee) ScratchJr …
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    Pyonkee (Scratch) (Source code available at: https://github.com/SoftUmeYa/Pyonkee)
    ScratchJr (Scratch)
    Textastic An advanced code editor for the iphone
    Nitro ? possibly Nitrous
    Editor
    Codea
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