Category Archives: tablets

Spring Online CPD 2016

A New Year and maybe a resolution to get to grips with technology in your classroom?

To help you and your school effectively deliver Information Communications Technology (ICT)  in the classroom,   TeachNet is currently enrolling for it’s Spring Course Programme with four online courses. All our courses are designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms, including one designed to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with the iPad or Tablet”.  TeachNet courses are designed “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively.… Visit the author's original post

Online Autumn CPD

Special Offer: 50% off one course when two people sign up!…Read more 

TeachNet’s Autumn online course programme is now live with 4 online courses designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with the iPad or Tablet”.  All our courses are designed “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively.… Visit the author's original post

The Power of Digital Pen & Surface in Schools – Inking Your Thinking Case Study

In 2014 Microsoft Australia in partnership with Victoria Department of Education & Training and Victoria University undertook a research project to  investigate the impact of pen devices, particularly Microsoft Surface, at different age levels across three schools. See what impact these devices had at various levels across primary and high schools.

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Tablets in action at Hardenhuish School

The following is a guest post from Gerald Haigh, looking at the way schools can learn from each other when it comes to deploying tablets. As he explores below, while the scale of a rollout may dictate the types of devices that a school opts for, when using Windows tablets the underpinning platform of Office 365 is available to all and allows for a consistent working experience to be enjoyed by all members of staff and students.

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Linx 8There’s little doubt that the arrival of inexpensive Windows tablets (Dell, HP, Linx, Toshiba, for example) is giving schools – especially those needing to update or replace their existing computers - the freedom to think differently about their technology infrastructure.… Visit the author's original post

TeachNet Summer Courses 2015

VLE screenshotFor summer 2015, TeachNet are offering 4 EPV day approved online courses, to help you and your school achieve effective ICT integration into teaching and learning, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with the iPad or Tablet”.

TeachNet’s online courses bring together the expertise of St. Patrick’s College and the practical approach of our course authors. All TeachNet courses are created “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively in the classroom.… Visit the author's original post

End of Road for Windows RT?

It is just about 17 months (back in September 2013} since I wrote about a Microsoft offer to Education whereby Microsoft were offering 32 Gb versions of their original Surface RT 10 inch tablets to their educational institution customers at a discounted price of just under  €200. At the time I considered that they represented good value for money for the following reasons:clip_image001.jpg

  • Wifi enabled 10 inch tablet device for browsing the internet, sending and receiving e-mails
  • Flash support already built into IE 10 and Windows RT
  • Skydrive cloud integration and the inclusion of Office 2013 RT apps (Word, Ecxel, Powerpoint and One Note)
  • Free upgrade available to the much awaited Windows RT 8.1

As we have used Flash cloud based applications in our school (3P Learnings Mathletics, Reading Eggspress and Spelling City) for a number of years to promote learning at home using digital devices that many of our pupils have access to, we decided to purchase a set of 12 of these Surface RT devices  for use in classrooms.… Visit the author's original post

DIY Wi-Fi Part 2

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In my first instalment charting our experience of setting up a multi-access point (roaming) wireless network in school, I mentioned that some of the quotes for installs ranged from anything from €10,000 for mid-sized primaries up  €50,000 and beyond for larger schools. Needless to say we hadn’t that kind of spare change so decided to adapt a more DIY approach minus the bells and whistles but fully functioning and costing less than 2000. What follows is the detail of the steps we took and the equipment used but first where we starting from….+

network_cablesOur school is a single story building built in the late seventies and from end to end over 120 metres length.… Visit the author's original post

Online Courses Spring 2015

TeachNet is currently enrolling for it’s Spring Course Programme with four online courses. All our courses are designed to help both primary and second-level teachers get the most out of technology in their classrooms, including our latest course to focus specifically on tablet computing and mobile learning entitled “Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy with the iPad or Tablet”.  TeachNet courses are designed “by teachers, for teachers” using the best interactive e-learning technology and provide practical ideas for using ICT creatively.… Visit the author's original post

DIY Wi-Fi Part 1

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No matter where you turn these days you see new Wi-Fi hotspots popping up, all fuelled by our desire to be online 24/7 and further evidence (if needed) of the seismic shift in recent years away from traditional computing to mobile anytime, anywhere access. This move towards wireless mobility has of course began to permeate the education sector here with wire-free mobile learning the goal for many of our primary and secondary schools, with laptop carts, tablets  smart phones and even e-readers replacing traditional computer labs.… Visit the author's original post

Don’t Miss this Chance "Dec. 8-14, 2014": Let your Students CODE for an Hour!

  

We embrace the use of tablets trend this year in our school. Without any training, teachers were asked to start using them in their classes. It is not just keeping the e-content of a variety of subjects on these tablets and browsing them when needed. We eagerly want to create an interactive environment where students can think critically and creatively, collaborate, and construct new knowledge together. 

I strongly agree that teachers need some professional development chances in this area, so they can integrate this new technology into their curricula effectively.
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Don’t Miss this Chance "Dec. 8-14, 2014": Let your Students CODE for an Hour!

  

We embrace the use of tablets trend this year in our school. Without any training, teachers were asked to start using them in their classes. It is not just keeping the e-content of a variety of subjects on these tablets and browsing them when needed. We eagerly want to create an interactive environment where students can think critically and creatively, collaborate, and construct new knowledge together. 

I strongly agree that teachers need some professional development chances in this area, so they can integrate this new technology into their curricula effectively.
Visit the author's original post