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Good Practice Videos

  • QR codes in PE

    A class teacher describes how ICT is integrated into a multi-grade PE lesson. Senior pupils write up instructions on each skill for the younger pupils. An online QR code generator is used to create QR codes which the younger pupils can view on tablets or smartphones.

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Collaboration, Content Creation, Multi-grade, Online Resources

  • FÍS Film Project in a Primary School

    A 6th class teacher describes how her class created a film for the PDST FÍS film competition. Each project incorporates a wide variety of tasks including storyboarding, scripting and producing. Resources used to create the film include the Stop Motion app, iMovie and online FÍS tutorials.

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Content Creation, Digital Storytelling, Digital Video

  • Creating a Volcano eBook

    A school teacher describes how he creates eBooks for teaching SESE topics. Other apps mentioned include ‘Quiver’, which animates pupils' work and ‘Explain Everything’ to demonstrate their learning. eBooks can also be shared with the wider teaching community through iTunes.

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Assessment/Assessment Tools, Content Creation, Digital Storytelling, Online Resources

  • Using Online Tools and ePortfolios for Visual Arts

    A 1st class teacher outlines how she uses Google Classroom for Visual Arts. She explains how pupils create a digital rubric that is followed by pupils creating in art. Photos of the pupils work is saved to Google Drive to form an ePortfolio.

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Content Creation, Digital Portfolios

  • Creating eBooks in the Classroom

    A class teacher describes how he uses Book Creator to create ebooks. This resource helps to support Literacy, Problem solving, Music and Art in his classroom and created content can be shared on iTunes or the school blog. Royalty free images are sourced using Creative Commons: www.creativecommons.org

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Assessment/Assessment Tools, Digital Storytelling, Online Resources

  • Using a Green Screen for Visual Arts

    A class teacher describes how he has set up a green screen to create a narrated video in his classroom. Essential resources used include a green sheet hung in the classroom and tablet with the app Green Screen by Do Ink: www.doink.com

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Content Creation, Digital Storytelling, Digital Video

  • Scratch for Language

    A Junior Infant teacher uses Scratch to support teaching and learning in a multi-grade setting. The teacher includes station teaching as a mode of assessment. Scratch as well as Stop Motion Animation are used as modes of assessment. The senior pupils, in stations, facilitate this work amongst the younger pupils.

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Multi-grade

  • Using Online Tools for the Writing Process

    A 6th class teacher explains how he uses Google Classroom, Google Drive and Google documents to enhance writing lessons in a multi-grade setting. Pupils work is saved, thus creating a detailed ePortfolio which can be used for assessment.

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Assessment/Assessment Tools, Digital Portfolios, Multi-grade

  • Using Tablets in SESE

    A 1st class teacher describes how his class uses digital resources in SESE for project work. Pupils use Book Creator for procedural writing and Scratch Jnr to code the results of their Science experiment. ICT is used for content creation in the classroom and is a key assessment tool.

    Teaching & Learning, Primary, Coding, Content Creation

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