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Using Scoilnet Maps in a post-primary Geography Class

16 April 2013

In this video Geography teacher, Brendan Cremin, shows how he and his 5th year students use Scoilnet Maps to investigate local physical and human geography topics.

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Scoilnet Maps Primary video. In this video, primary teacher, Mark Boggins, from Holy Family National School, Rathcoole, uses Scoilnet Maps and other tools with his pupils.

Cross-curricular learning with Scoilnet Maps and other tools

21 March 2013
In this video, primary teacher, Mark Boggins, from Holy Family National School, Rathcoole, uses Scoilnet Maps and other tools in an SESE lesson. The Scoilnet Maps activity is one of five different station activities, some paper-based, some ICT-based, which all support the development of mapping concepts and geographical investigation skills. The lesson integrates numeracy as well as other curricular areas.
In this video, school Principal Enda McGorman outlines how tablet devices are being used to develop active learning especially for literacy and numeracy. Class teacher, Declan Lally demonstrates the use of tablet devices as a station activity with children engaged in active learning methods at the other stations. The importance of experimenting with the potential of the technology is stressed.

Using tablet devices in a Primary school

15 April 2013
In this video, school Principal Enda McGorman outlines how tablet devices are being used to develop active learning especially for literacy and numeracy. Class teacher, Declan Lally demonstrates the use of tablet devices as a station activity with children engaged in active learning methods at the other stations. The importance of experimenting with the potential of the technology is stressed.
In this video, class teacher Rosheen McGrath outlines how a variety of devices are being used effectively for the teaching of fractions.  The IWB, tablet devices, hand-held video recorders and visualise are all used at various stations. The use of ICT for self and peer assessment is clearly demonstrated and the use of technology for a purpose is stressed.

Fractions using a variety of technologies

14 June 2013
In this video, class teacher Rosheen McGrath outlines how a variety of devices are being used effectively for the teaching of fractions. The IWB, tablet devices, hand-held video recorders and visualiser are all used at various stations. The use of ICT for self and peer assessment is clearly demonstrated and the use of technology for a purpose is stressed.
Class teacher, Emer Travers demonstrates the use of tablet devices in an EAL class so that students will build their own stories. Pictures are used as a stimulus with collaborative story building thereafter. The power of peer teaching is clearly demonstrated.

Collaboration in the EAL class using tablet devices

15 April 2013
Class teacher, Emer Travers demonstrates the use of tablet devices in an EAL class so that students will build their own stories. Pictures are used as a stimulus with collaborative story building thereafter. The power of peer teaching is clearly demonstrated.
Class teacher, Brendan Curtin uses a story builder app on a tablet device and emphasises the process in story development prior to use of any device. The children demonstrate that a variety of media can be incorporated into their stories. The mutual learning that took place is a particularly salient point.

PDST Story Writing

16 April 2013
Class teacher, Brendan Curtin uses a story builder app on a tablet device and emphasises the process in story development prior to use of any device. The children demonstrate that a variety of media can be incorporated into their stories. The mutual learning that took place is a particularly salient point.
ICT & Numeracy –Scratch

ICT & Numeracy – Scratch

7 January 2013
In this video, primary teacher Ruth Donald talks about how she uses the free programming language, Scratch, to support the development of her pupils’ numeracy skills.
Scratch – a Principal’s perspective

Scratch – a Principal’s perspective

5 November 2012
In this video, primary school Principal, Enda McGorman, talks about why they chose Scratch to support the development of numeracy in their school and how this technology has been integrated on a school-wide basis.
ICT & Numeracy – A senior class maths lesson

ICT & Numeracy – A senior class maths lesson

12 November 2012
In this video, primary teacher Ruth Donald teaches her 6th class about 2d shapes using a number of different technologies, including the free programming language, Scratch.
IWB literacy activity using the camera tool

IWB literacy activity using the camera tool

12 October 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a jigsaw ‘Who am I?’ activity for the interactive whiteboard using the camera tool. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
IWB literacy activity using the pen and eraser

IWB literacy activity using the pen and eraser

23 May 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a cloze test using the pen and eraser tools. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
IWB literacy activity using grouping and linking

IWB literacy activity using grouping and linking

23 May 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a simple sequencing lesson activity for literacy using the interactive whiteboard. Niamh types a number of statements on the interactive whiteboard, which the pupils will sort into the correct order to make a coherent piece of text. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
IWB literacy activity using linking

IWB literacy activity using linking

23 May 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates a literacy activity based on the story, ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Niamh uses inbuilt backgrounds and resources of her interactive whiteboard to create the story and links items within the story to external resources. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
IWB literacy activity using locking and layering

IWB literacy activity using locking and layering

23 May 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a lesson activity for opposites and word definitions on the interactive whiteboard. Niamh creates balloons with words added to each one and a coloured string attached. Pupils pull a balloon string to reveal the balloon. They are asked to provide the opposite of a word or a definition of the word.
IWB literacy activity using the reveal tool

IWB literacy activity using the reveal tool

23 May 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to use the reveal tool to create a ‘Who/What am I?’ lesson activity for the interactive whiteboard. Niamh reveals one sentence at a time and pupils are asked to guess what the answer is. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
IWB literacy activity using the shape and fill tools

IWB literacy activity using the shape and fill tools

23 May 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create a ‘magic box’ as a resource for teaching opposites. Pupils are asked for the opposite of a word displayed on the interactive whiteboard. By passing the word through the magic box, the opposite appears and pupils can see if they were right! This activity can be adapted for all class levels and applied to numeracy as well as literacy.
IWB literacy activity using the spotlight tool

IWB literacy activity using the spotlight tool

23 May 2012
In this video, primary teacher Niamh Ward demonstrates how to create an ‘Odd one out’ language lesson activity on the interactive whiteboard. By running the spotlight over the screen, the teacher can reveal certain elements of it and pupils are asked to say what the scene is, and which items belong or don’t belong. This activity can be adapted for all class levels.
Using ICT in the infant classroom

Using ICT in the infant classroom

23 May 2012
In this video Mary Jo Bell, St Anne’s Primary School, Shankill, shows how she uses ICT as a support for literacy development in the infant classroom. Additional tips are provided by Phil Cheetham, Central Model School and Carmel Smyth, St Cronan’s National School.
Using a visualiser in a primary classroom

Using a visualiser in a primary classroom

28 May 2012
In this video, Patrick Halpin, Donabate-Portrane Educate Together National School, shows how he uses the visualiser as part of his maths teaching with 4th class. Patrick records himself completing a long multiplication sum on the board and then plays this on a loop on the interactive whiteboard, while he works with individual pupils and groups around the classroom.
Classroom management with ICT in the infant classroom

Classroom management with ICT in the infant classroom

23 May 2012
In this video, Mary Jo Bell, St Anne’s Primary School, Shankill, shows how she organises ICT in her infant classroom. Mary Jo uses the interactive whiteboard, digital camera, visualiser and other technologies. Additional tips are provided by Carmel Smyth, St Cronans JNS, Brackenstown.
Using Photostory in a primary classroom

Using Photostory in a primary classroom

28 May 2012
In this video, Patrick Halpin, Donabate-Portrane Educate Together National School, shows how he uses Photostory with 4th class. Working in groups, the pupils create a photostory presentation on how to create origami flowers. They will use this presentation to teach origami to junior classes.
Using computers for language learning - subtitled video

Using computers for language learning - subtitled

13 December 2011
The pupils in Gearóid O Duibhir’s class watch Nuacht TG4 on the IWB and then create their own video podcasts using the phrases and new vocabulary they have learned. See the fun they have being TV presenters and reporters while sitting at their desks in the classroom.
A tour of our Scoilnet Blog website video thumbnail

A tour of our Scoilnet Blog website

9 December 2011
A tour of our Scoilnet Blog website
Using Scoilnet Blogs as a primary school website

Using Scoilnet Blogs as a primary school website

16 December 2011
Teacher Emma Hallinan, Culleens NS explains how the ease of blogging has helped all teachers in the school showcase pupils’ work and achievements. Their Scoilnet Blog has many advantages over their static website.
Blogging Culleens

Blogging brings the curriculum to life

4 May 2012
Primary teacher Emma Hallinan, Culleens NS Mayo explains how using a Scoilnet Blog in the classroom has added fun to learning and teaching. Blogging with her pupils promotes collaborative learning and higher order thinking skills. Displaying the pupils’ Art work and Photo Stories gives an added purpose to their learning and allows parents and the wider community to share in their successes.
An email to Teddy video thumbnail

An email to Teddy

9 December 2011
The pupils of Bayside NS show their digital literacy skills.
How ICT can help learning (As Gaeilge)

How ICT can help learning (As Gaeilge)

27 August 2012
How ICT can help learning.. Advantages and some advice
Using the Visualiser and the tablet Laptop

Using the Visualiser and the tablet Laptop (As Gaeilge)

10 August 2011
Using the Visualiser and the tablet Laptop (As Gaeilge)
FÍS Bookclub (As Gaeilge)

FÍS Bookclub (As Gaeilge)

10 August 2011
FÍS bookclub for writing book reviews using simple technology (As Gaeilge)
Children are using the Fizzbooks in class (As Gaeilge)

Children are using the Fizzbooks in class (As Gaeilge)

10 August 2011
Children are using the Fizzbooks in class.
An Scoil (As Gaeilge)

An Scoil (As Gaeilge)

10 August 2011
The Principal of Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí , Athlone tells us how important ICT is in her own school and what their plans are for its use.
Using Audacity (As Gaeilge)

Using Audacity (As Gaeilge)

25 October 2011
Using Audacity - Online resources for class
Using ICT in the development of Gaeilge (thumbnail)

Using ICT in the development of Gaeilge (As Gaeilge)

9 August 2011
Using ICT in the development of Gaeilge – Nuacht ar TG4 website
Scoilnet Resource Finder Video Thumnbail

How to use the Scoilnet Resource Finder

6 April 2011
A short video demonstrating exactly how the Scoilnet Resource Finder works. Containing more than 12,000 weblinks, each one categorised and reviewed by teachers, Scoilnet's Resource Finder is a treasure trove of useful interactive content that could be used in the classroom. Please note there is no audio with this video. Duration: 27 s
Photo of sample projector

Portable Digital Projector (subtitled)

6 April 2011
Teacher Elaine King from St Mary’s School in Baldoyle shows how to set up and use a portable digital projector. The video is subtitled.
Photo of sample projector

Fixed Digital Projector (subtitled)

4 April 2011
How to set-up and connect a fixed, short-throw digital projector to a computer.
Visualiser New Book

Visualiser New Book

10 August 2011
Sammy Snake words are easily spotted by these infants as they learn the new words in their new reader with the help of the Digital Visualiser.
Using ICT in Learning Support

Using ICT in Learning Support

10 August 2011
Jan Molloy, Learning Support Teacher finds numerous advantages to using ICT . Jan highlights the four different learning aids and explains the advantages of having diagnostic computer based tests. Pupils from 2nd to 6th class love the immediacy of response the computer allows them, they enjoy the game elements of many of the programmes and having fun while learning.
Leadership & Planning

Leadership & Planning

10 August 2011
Primary and Post Primary Principals speak about their vision for e-learning in their schools and the importance of establishing an e-culture throughout the school. Principal, Kathleen O’Connor, explains that children expect to experience technology in the classroom, they want to use it and are not afraid to use it. Principal Matt Hume traces the development of ICT in St. Joseph’s NS from 1987 to today. Involving the Board of Management and establishing an ICT Coordinator were important elements of his plan. Declan Donnelly, the ICT Coordinator, outlines his role in achieving the plan to embed ICT learning and teaching in the school. They installed a wireless network throughout the school; each classroom has a teaching laptop, data projector, wireless keyboard and wireless mouse to allow the children to use it at their desks. Realising their vision for ICT has also involved information evenings for parents and whole school continuing professional development for the teachers.
Using ICT in Maths

Using ICT in Maths

10 August 2011
Learning Maths is fun when we use the computer say the boys of 2nd Class in St. Joseph’s NS. Teacher Carmel Durkan explains how using ICT adds a new dimension to learning and teaching. The interactivity and multi modal elements make learning enjoyable, it complements the class teacher’s work and easily reinforces concepts already taught. It’s a fun interactive way to keep the children engaged. The ICT Coordinator explains about the Resource Index they have created which lists useful websites and other digital content under various curriculum areas and the different strands, making it easy for teachers to find age appropriate digital resources.
Irish Resources

Irish Resources

10 August 2011
3rd Class teacher Colm O’Riain and his pupils explain how using multimedia applications in learning Irish encourages the pupils to use the technology not just to create their slideshows but to speak the language. Colm explains how through using multimedia they are now speaking Irish -- It has become a living language for the boys. The boys are so motivated they work on at home and upload their digital creations to the school’s virtual learning environment.
Infants and ICT

Infants and ICT

10 August 2011
Watch the Junior Infants in Fiona Hogan’s class having fun with an early Maths activity while the Senior Infants in Barbara Craine’s class deftly use the wireless mouse in learning how to spell. Both teachers explain how easy it is to engage a whole class of infants using the computer, a Visualiser, wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. All are absorbed and interested. The teachers can’t imagine classrooms without technology.
Bird Watching

Bird Watching

10 August 2011
See these 3rd Class boys class explain how with the aid of an infra red camera in the school’s bird nesting box and a digital projector they can ‘learn much, so much more’. ICT has brought nature into their classroom; it’s like being in the bird’s living room they say
Digital Video in the Classroom (Vimeo)

Digital Video in the Classroom

10 August 2011
See how the 5th class boys of St. Joseph’s National School use digital video technology in presenting their work. They explain how they shot and edited their movie and why they enjoy creating and learning with digital media.
FÍS Lego Technology

FÍS Lego Technology

10 August 2011
Watch the boys and girls of Ballyadams NS, Athy, explain with ease how they created a film for the FÍS Film Festival using Lego, animation and digital video. They developed the storyboard, wrote the script, designed and built the scenes and props and programmed using Lego Mindstorms. They like everything about it they say,” it’s a lot more fun than ‘normal’ work in your copies!”