The following ICT courses will be taking place in Dublin West Education Centre this Spring. Please download, complete and return the ICT Application form to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a place. All ICT courses are funded by PDST TiE and require a minimum of 10 participants to run. To qualify for a place you must have a teaching council number.
An Introduction to Scratch Programming in the Classroom (PDST/Lero)
Scratch is a free application, developed by the MIT Media Lab, which allows users to create and share their own interactive stories, animations and games.
It is easier to use than traditional programming languages as it consists of graphical blocks which snap together.
This course, over 2 dates enables teachers to use Scratch to support teaching and learning, both at primary and post primary level.
The course was designed by PDST Technology in Education in collaboration with Lero.
Facilitator: Stephen Devlin
Dates: Monday February 13th & Thursday March 2nd 2017
Times: 4:30pm – 7pm
Venue: Dublin West Education Centre
Course Code: 17DW624
Exploring the use of Tablets in the Primary Classroom
(Participants must have their own / school iPad): Explore the use of iPads to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the Primary classroom. Create teaching and learning resources. Use iPads to support literacy and numeracy development in the classroom. Explore applications (apps) to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in literacy and numeracy.
See more at http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/essentials/
Note: Apps required for this course (List will be sent to participants prior to course)
Module 1: Generating content for Literacy and Numeracy
This module covers how to create your own teaching resources for literacy and numeracy. It includes maths trails and ways to use tablets/apps for open-ended investigation (problem solving).
Module 2: Assessment and Digital Portfolios
This module investigates methods of using tablets to support assessment and evaluation strategies at primary level. It also covers apps that can be used by teachers and students to maintain a digital portfolio of their work.
Facilitator: Gerry Diver
Dates: Tuesdays March 28th & April 4th 2017
Times: 4:30pm – 7pm
Course Code: 17DW625