FíS Book club website launched

FIS Book Club

Ryan Tubridy launches the FíS Book club website, a new online interactive book club developed to encourage primary school children to enjoy the benefits of reading and underpins the principles of the National Literacy Strategy which aims to develop the literacy skills of Irish children.

 

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy launched the FíS Book club website (fisbookclub.ie) at the Dlr Lexicon Library Dún Laoghaire on 13th January 2015.

This new online interactive book club has been developed to encourage primary school children to enjoy the benefits of reading.  The initiative has been developed by Dun Laoghaire’s Institute of Art, Design and Technology in association with PDST Technology in Education. 

The FíS Book Club seeks to encourage primary school children of all ages to develop their love of reading and to become involved with technology by providing a video recorded book report that can be viewed nationwide by fellow pupils on a child protected website.  

The Fís Book Club website is part of an initiative which is supported by the Department of Education and Skills and underpins the principles of the National Literacy Strategy which aims to develop the literacy skills of Irish children.

During the launch sixth class boys from Star of the Sea N.S. in Sandymount, Dublin discussed their favourite books with the Irish broadcaster while demonstrating how to record their book reviews on video and upload them to the fisbookclub.ie site.

Membership of FÍS Book Club is granted to registered qualified Irish primary school teachers via a Scoilnet account and is also subject to the school principal’s acceptance of terms and conditions for FÍS Bookclub.

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