Category Archives: Educational

This is masters/teaching related blogging stuff!

Word Clouds

A word cloud is an image made up of words with prominence assigned to words that are used more regularly. For example an essay about Seamus Heaney which is pasted into a word cloud tool (like tagxedo or wordle) might … Continue reading

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Mind Mapping!

A mind map is a diagram used to visually outline information. A mind map is often created around a single word placed in the centre, around which associated ideas, words and concepts are added. They are used for brainstorming and are similar … Continue reading

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Webmaster

The ICT Classroom When using ICT in the classroom it is vital that the teacher can easily view exactly what their students are working on. It only takes a few short seconds for students to click into inappropriate material. With … Continue reading

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Review of a number of blogging platforms.

So having set up our own wordpress blogs we were now assigned the group task of reviewing other blogging platforms for educational purposes. We were divided into three groups and were each given a different blogging platform to review. They … Continue reading

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Technology means we are never free of work?

I just read this interesting article by Fintan O’Toole in the Irish Times today about how technology has blurred the lines between work time and personal time and how being a workaholic is now seen to be a good thing. … Continue reading

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7 must read blogs for teachers!

I found this page on my hunt for new twitter following-ers!! http://www.fractuslearning.com/2013/02/22/blogs-for-teachers/

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€31 Million in Cuts to Education in the Budget

So this week saw the dreaded budget revealed!! In keeping with the theme of my blog (education) I am going to highlight the main changes that this €31 million deduction will bring about. First off, we are told that this … Continue reading

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