Digital Art Week takes place from April 28th to May 2nd. This is the 4th year of this project which gives primary school pupils around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other pupils around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. To celebrate Digital Art Week, I’ve put together a visual arts-based table quiz for schools. [click to continue…]
Educational bingo games are a great way for pupils to learn so many different skills. They help with listening skills, visual discrimination, group work, turn taking and the reinforcement of the learning content of that particular bingo game.
This bingo game focuses on the theme of “At The Restaurant”. It is aimed at a group of six pupils, so it would be useful for Station Teaching or for Aistear work on the theme of The Restaurant. [click to continue…]
This resource is aimed at infant/junior pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on numeracy. It is based on the addition of three numbers up to 20. Laminate all of the pages in the resource and cut up into 16 separate cards. Pupils should add the three numbers that the boy is holding on the left side of each card and place a peg on the correct answer on the right side of the card. [click to continue…]
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has announced that all primary schools who currently operate a school book rental scheme will be able to benefit from the €15 million School Book Rental Scheme Fund which he secured as part of Budget 2014. Last October, the Minister was criticised when he announced that the €15 million fund would be targeted specifically at primary schools who did not currently operate a book rental scheme.Many schools who already had a scheme in place felt that they were being discriminated against for having the initiative to fund-raise in order to set up such a scheme. [click to continue…]
The inaugural Tech Week takes place from Sunday April 27th to Saturday May 3rd. It is a festival of technology that will give pupils, parents and the public hands on opportunities (both in and out of the school setting) to learn about 3rd-level and career options in computing and other technology fields. It aims to make technology more interesting [click to continue…]