Good Practice Videos
Recording Reading in a STEM lesson for Junior & Senior Infants
A teaching Principal in infants describes how pupils engage with, and create their own digital book as part of a construction themed lesson. The app used in this video is Pro Show Gold, other apps which have similar functionality include Adobe Spark and Animoto.
Students Creating Instructional Videos using a Lightboard
Maths Teacher explains how they created use a lightboard in their teaching. The students work in groups to design short videos revising chosen topics using a lightboard, camera and editing software. This project allows the students to develop key 21st Century skills while also revising mathematics.
ICT for Tangrams in Maths
A multiigrade class teacher describes how she uses ICT to support teaching and learning in her Maths lessons. In this video she is focused on the topics of tangrams and perimeter. Through station teaching the pupils use different software such as Osmo and Khan Academy to learn new skills.
Using ICT in Maths
Interview with Teacher about the use of technology in his Maths lessons. He discusses the focus on flipped learning and how it allows more one-on-one support during class. He explains his process when creating videos for his class using Explain Everything, YouTube and PicCollage.
Using ICT in Technical Graphics
Interview with Teacher about the use of ICT in Technical Graphics. He discusses how he uses a visualiser to record videos for his classes. The students can then watch the video in their own time at home. He explains how this allows more time for conferencing and differentiation.
Using ICT in Science
Science Teacher talks about the use of ICT in their classroom. In groups, the class had to conduct research. They were provided with QR codes (linking to videos) and websites. Each group then presented on PowerPoint, PicCollage or MindMap. She explains how her class are very engaged when ICT is used.
Using ICT to support revision in Business Studies
Interview with Teacher about the use of ICT as a revision tool in her Business Class. The class engaged with online quizzes. They created their own quizzes and then challenged their peers to complete them. She also discusses the benefits of ICT to differentiation in the classroom.
Digital Technologies in Mount Anville Primary School
A school Principal describes the implementation of digital technologies across the school. In particular, accessing teacher CPD, sharing of practice and availing of PDST support. She also describes the school's digital technology infrastructure.
Tionscnamh Stop Motion i mBunscoil
A 4th class teacher describes how he uses technology for project work. The children use netbooks and iPads for research. The Stop Motion app is used for animation. This involved planning, scripting, filming, artwork and editing. The projects are then uploaded to Dropbox and played on the interactive whiteboard.
Teicneolaíocht Dhigiteach i nGaelscoil Uí Fhiaich
A principal describes the various ways his school uses digital resources. For communication Skype is used between staff. For teaching and learning, the infant classroom uses the website www.Leighleat.com to teach the phonics programme. Older classes engage in coding lessons and applications such as Stop Motion and Kahoot.