Good Practice Videos
Threads in a Primary School
A school Principal describes how digital resources are used in history lessons through the Scoilnet and Dúchas websites. Pupils actively engage with the history of their locality through the use of ‘Threads’ - a project based website. To find out more log on to https://www.Scoilnet.ie/threads/.
Uirlisí Measúnú Dhigiteacha i mBunscoil
A 4th class teacher describes how she uses the quiz game Kahoot to assess learning in English, Irish and Maths. The children use a laptop to input questions and answers. Children partake in these quizzes using iPads. This provides the teacher with useful data about what the children have learnt.
Using ICT in History
Interview with Teacher about the use of ICT as a supportive tool in her History classroom. The students are planning, researching and creating their own videos, which they then show to the class. She explains how she uses Minecraft and MatchAttack cards in her lessons and rubrics as a means of assessment.
Worldbook Arlíne i nGaelscoil
A 5th class teacher describes how she uses the Irish version of Worldbook Online with her class to conduct a history project. Worldbook Online is available via the Scoilnet website and can be translated to Gaeilge (Select cc button in video playbar for English subtitles).
Using tablets to support active learning in Business Studies
A Business teacher explains how they use ICT in their class. The lesson was focused on marketing and designing advertisements. The class used tablets and stop motion to create their own advertisements. The class then uploaded their work to Imagine Learning Systems for assessment.
Using ICT in Geography
Interview with Teacher about the use of videos in his Geography lessons. He discusses how by making his own videos for his class, he can ensure that the content is relevant and suitable for the classes ability. He also discusses the use of Socrative for assessment and the benefits of immediate feedback.
Digital Technologies in a Geography lesson
Interview with teacher about the integration of Minecraft into Graphics lessons. He discusses how he makes a link between 3D builds in Minecraft and 2D drawings on paper in his lessons. The students work as a team to complete the challenge and record their process using images and Keynote.
EU Folio – An ePortfolio Workflow (English)
Interview with Teacher about the use of ICT in English. She creates her own online resources using Puzzle. She explains how the use of this resources enhances teaching and learning. She discusses the use of Edmodo for assignments and homework. By using these resources it allows for formative assessment and instant personal feedback.
EU Folio – Managing ePortfolios and ICT in a school
A Teacher discusses the management of e-portfolios in the school. They promote collaborative learning and allow for continuous assessment. Students can assist their peers by providing feedback on each other’s portfolios. He discusses the overcoming of issues to support ICT in schools.