Many Irish teachers use Twitter, for personal and professional use.
There are also many classes using Twitter to let the wider world know what is going on in their room.
Follow this link to a list of Irish Primary Schools that use Twitter.
Irish Primary Schools on Twitter
Tip: You can only use 140 characters (letters, numbers, signs, spaces) in a 'tweet'.
Use this handy character counter to see if you can write a 'tweet'!
This can be accessed here.
Google Drive is the up-to-date version of Google Docs.
There are many benefits to this system:
- Teachers may share documents with pupils - no photocopying.
- The school secretary may share notices with pupils - no photocopying.
- Pupils and parents may submit forms through the website - no photocopying.
- Google Drive allows pupils to submit assignments like essays which, when shared with the teacher, can be modified and corrected without typing out the whole lot again. In this way, the pupil and the teacher become collaborators.
- Google Drive also allows pupils to create presentations and spreadsheets.
- Teachers can create worksheets that the pupils can submit for homework.
Some of our classes are blogging using Kidblog. This fantastic, fully moderatable, online resource gives our boys a worldwide audience for their writing and encourages them to read the work of others throughout the world. This brings a truly international dimension to the classroom. Kidblog is extremely easy to use and to navigate, collating each boys individual work together to create a very impressive collection of writing by the end of the year. Kidblog is also proving to be highly motivational in encouraging boys to write for their own enjoyment The blogs of Room 7 can be read here, where there are also links to the blogs of others.
(Only those with a nenaghcbsp.ie account will be able to access this page)
In conjunction with Maths Week Ireland 2013, Mangahigh is hosting a nationwide maths competition. The Irish school that earns the most points between 12-20 October will win medals and certificates, presented in person by eminent mathematician Dr Marcus du Sautoy, who will also deliver a mathematics talk to the winning school. Our school is taking part in this competition.
Boys in our school may log in to Mangahigh here.
Mangahigh for Schools
Mangahigh.com offers the most engaging online maths resource for use in a school environment. Mangahigh’s adaptive technology and personalised learning pathways ensure each student stays on-task and is working at the leading edge of their learning. In addition to alignment to UK curriculum, Mangahigh provides alignment to the Primary School, Junior and Senior Cycle curricula for ROI schools.
Find more information about Mangahigh here.