Good Practice Videos
Using Digital Technologies to Assess Play in Aistear
An infant teacher describes the importance of technology to assess play in an Aistear setting. iPads or smartphones can be used to record and assess what learning is taking place and what language the pupils are using.
Digital Technology for Self and Peer Assessment
A 6th class teacher describes how she uses digital assessment tools, in particular Kahoot and Mentimeter. In this video, the pupils have created a Kahoot quiz for their peers which is directly based on a presentation they have created and delivered to the class.
Tablets for Literacy in Junior Infants
A Junior Infant teacher describes using tablets for literacy in Junior Infants. The pupils work at different stations, which include blending sounds, letter formation, tricky word practice, and dictation. The app being used for letter formation is Hairy Letters.
Digital Storytelling using Tablets
A Senior Infant teacher demonstrates how she uses tablets with her class. In this video the pupils use the Toontastic App to create their own story. They are engaged in sequencing, creativity and problem-solving. The teacher uses a staged approach when introducing ICT to the classroom.
Tablets for Learning Support
A 1st and 2nd class teacher describes using various apps for teaching and assessment in a learning support setting. The teacher chose the Quiz app ‘Kahoot’ to assess pupils' learning. Pupils also record photos and videos using the Explain Everything app. They then create eBooks using Book Creator.
Using Tablets for Number in Maths
A 1st class teacher describes using tablets to support teaching and learning in maths.The class learn about Place Value through a mixture of hands-on activities and apps. The apps used in the video are Pieces Basic and Twinkl 100 Square.
Codáil i rang OSIE
A 5th class teacher describes how she has introduced the skill of coding in her classroom using the free app: Lightbot - Hour of Code. SESE lessons are enhanced through the use of the Lego WeDo software. This coding initiative is part of a wider project within the Schools Excellence Fund.
Animated Film in 5th & 6th Class
A 5th and 6th class teacher describes how her class created an engaging video using the Stop Motion app. Pupils worked in groups to design the sets, characters and pick appropriate sound effects and music. The project took a number of weeks and integrated many curricular subjects.
Using Beebots in Junior Infants
This video describes how Beebots are used for station teaching with Junior Infants. The programme involves teaching children skills such as problem solving, instructional language, sequencing and organising. The stations include small world, treasure maps, learning directions, phonics, 2D shapes, construction and the Beebot app on tablets.
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