Welcome to the NCTE email newsletter.
Our newsletter aims to provide ICT news and information to Principals, ICT Coordinating teachers, teachers and all those involved in education.
This is the final newsletter of the school year, but be sure to check the NCTE Newsletter Online and Twitter during July and August for updates.
The Director and all at NCTE wish you a relaxing and enjoyable Summer break.
NCTE: 'Be ConnectED' Conference
Dublin City University is hosting the 2011 International Diverse conference. In association with Diverse, DCU and the NCTE will host a Professional Development day, 'Be ConnectED', in the Helix, Dublin City University.
NCTE: Continuing Professional Development
Reminder – Places available on NCTE Summer Courses
Places are still available on some of the NCTE summer courses for primary teachers running in various venues around the country. There are over 90 Creating and Using ICT Resources for Literacy
courses and 18 other courses focusing on ICT for literacy and numeracy development. These courses cover a range of technologies and applications from film in schools to interactive whiteboards. Contact your local education centre to book. Remember – all NCTE courses are fully funded by NCTE so are free to participating teachers. See the course schedule for details.
NCTE Summer Online Course Fully Booked
The NCTE’s summer online course, Developing e-Learning in your School (Primary)
, is now fully booked and enrolment has closed. As the course is oversubscribed, there will be no waiting list. Information about any further NCTE online CPD opportunities that may arise in the next school year will be available at www.ncte.ie/onlinecourses and in the NCTE newsletter.
NCTE: FÍS - Cut! Time to Edit
The closing date for entries to the FÍS Film Festival is fast approaching. Be sure to get editing now and ensure you get your entry in on time! Follow the FÍS methodology as it is well worth while and not as hard as you may think!
As we enter the Summer, e-Links
would like to take the opportunity to wish all ICT Coordinating teachers and their colleagues in post primary schools the very best for the holidays. We would also like to wish all of your students well in both their school and state examinations. If you know of an ICT Coordinator who is not yet a member of e-Links, why not pass this Newsletter on to them. They can register for e-Links using the form that’s available here.
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching
This website, a recent Scoilnet Site of the Week, emphasises the practical nature of mathematics and its relevance in solving or explaining real world problems and issues. It covers areas such as braille, darts, the lottery, fruit machines, rankings in sport and much more.
Dates and Festivals in June
World Environment Day, Summer Solstice, Wimbledon are among the big dates in June.
Teachers kit with lessons, quizzes and games for recyclers. Help recycle with the Be Free Recycling Team!
Also remember to follow Scoilnet on Twitter!
NCTE: Webwise - Internet Safety
Webwise on Facebook
Have you visited Webwise on Facebook? This online resource is there to help parents to get involved in what their children are doing online.
The single most important thing a parent can do to help keep their children safer online is to engage with them on the topic. Webwise on Facebook has been developed to support parents to start the conversation with their children about what they do online.
More from NCTE
MissionV - applications open
Applications are now open for the NCTE supported MissionV programme which is rolling out to 20 primary schools nationwide starting in September 2011.
In the latest DigiTeach article, "Second Level Reform - Time and Tide", John Hegarty reports on the recent 're-imagining learning' conference in Limerick and shares some of his own thoughts on second level reform and the opportunity it offers for those looking to integrate ICT into teaching and learning.
CHILDREN* their lives their learning
In 100 words or less you can have your say about the purpose of primary education. This information will be used by NCCA to inform changes to the primary curriculum beginning with language in the infant classes.
Be sure to check online for our International News,
Competition News and Useful Weblinks, which include information about the Horizon Report, elearningeuropa.info, Teach.us webinar, Tagxedo, Xperimania, the Medea Awards and more!
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The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE) is an Irish Government agency established to provide advice, support and information on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in education.