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Education Development Officer
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Teaching Methods and Strategies; Quality Assurance; Teacher Support
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County Wicklow Vocational Education Committee

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SmartVET External Evaluation

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 10:09 0 Comments

SmartVET External Evaluator, Dr. Miriam Judge has started to meet with teachers and Co-ordinators in SmartVET centres this week.

The purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether any changes need to be
made to the model of Continuing Professional Development we are designing and to make changes to the final model. It will also inform  recommendations for managing the process to other organisations that are
planning to run a similar model.

National Digital Education Summit 3: iPads in St. Colman's College, Claremorris

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 10:27 0 Comments

Mr. Pat Keane described the introduction of iPads in a school. The school was well equipped with multimedia rooms, broadband and an Apple suite for arts; but it was not easy to access the facilities other than through timetabling for the rooms. 

The thinking in this school was that there were advantages in terms of robustness; anti-virus protection; battery power, apps and intuitive nature of the device. Rapid interconnectivity opens a world of resources and information for teachers…


National Digital Education Summit 2

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:45 0 Comments

Craig Munro:Strategic Director, Education Scotland
In Scottish education, there has been a comprehensive broadband linked system since 2005, across 32 education authorities.

Issues : variation in policy; procurement;broadband cover.

Teachers: In Scotland, teachers are encouraged to participate in on-line professional learning communities.

Within the Scottish curriculum, there are four drivers: numeracy, literacy, health and wellbeing, ICT.

National Digital Educatiin Summit

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:30 0 Comments

A new European study highlights a need for more training in the use of ICT in teaching. Teachers mostly use ICT for preparing ckasses rather than for teaching in tge ckassroom.

There is a skills gap in terms of digital pedagogy and application of ICT in teaching.

This is a multi-disciplinary area, which requires the input of experts in a range of fields, from technology to education to socisl science to psychology.

Speaking on behslf of the European Commidsion, Ms. Patricia… Continue

Dan Meyer's Capstone speech

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 17:00 1 Comment

Finite resources - time; patience vs infinite numbers of tools available

Question - is there an education guiding manifesto about what you want to use. 

Theere is a rapid pace of change and if we don't have a strong education technology manifesto, we are scuppered - it is time to start emptying the bag of tools!

3 things - tools to help capture perplexity;share perplexity; resolve perplexity;

What does perplexity mean? - student doesn't know something; wants to…


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At 14:49 on February 2, 2015, Brenda Lynch said…

Hi Angela,

I don't think I'll be over this week. At least there's no plans so far but hopefully next week. I'm looking forward to having a look at this site. 


At 9:08 on March 13, 2013, margaret stokes said…

Angela, have just about finished the Poetic forms lessons if you want the final version. I have done the presentation with the Leaving Certificate class and, so far, success.


At 20:20 on January 23, 2013, John Frawley said…

Thanks Angela

At 20:22 on January 22, 2013, Pamela Mc Gauran said…

Thanks Angela

Time has been the usual constraint in getting around to getting back to you. Looking forward to 'having a gawp' at the site. 
Will let you know how it's all going once I get a few lessons onto Notebook.


At 16:34 on November 2, 2012, Maria Fojk said…

Hi Angela,

I received your group message in the SmartVET group but I do not think you can respond to it. Hence my comment here.


At 19:52 on October 30, 2012, Tracy Day said…

No worries, will do :)

At 19:19 on October 29, 2012, Tracy Day said…

Hi Angela,

thanks for the invite. Looking forward to finding my way around the site and becoming more familiar with it :)



At 17:34 on October 18, 2012, Susan Fitzgerald said…

Thanks Angela, if only I knew what I was doing!!!

At 16:18 on September 17, 2012, Keith Clarges said…

Hey, just saw Phil's video. Pretty cool. Had no trouble opening it. I reckon it will be good to show to the teachers in our centres. Enjoying the site so far.

At 15:34 on September 14, 2012, Anne McGrath said…

Hi Angela, 

Am still navigating my way around this site. So far so good!


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