Good Practice Videos
Project based learning with ICT
A 6th class teacher describes how her class created a video for SeaFest, in collaboration with TULCA and the Marine Institute's Explorers Education Programme. The ICT project involves the use of various digital resources such as tablets, GoPros and Skype. More Info see: http://tulcafestival.com/marine-institute/
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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