Welcome to Google Educator Group Ireland - GEG Ireland

GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology both in the classroom and beyond. Via face to face meet-ups and online activities, GEGs provide a way for educators who are passionate about education and technology to meet like minded people and share, learn, and collaborate together.

GEG Ireland was established by a group of passionate Google educators in 2019 and supports school leaders, teachers and SNAs.

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@GEGIreland

You can keep updated with all the latest news about Google for Workspace for Education, upcoming Google events, news from GEG Ireland by following us on Twitter.

We post regularly on Twitter and you can view the @GEGIreland Twitter handle on the right to review all that happens as well as previous posts with links to resources, events and news.

New Google for Education Site

Google has launched a new UK & Ireland Resources & Events site which you can access here: g.co/edu/uki.

This hub is full of information on upcoming events, new resources and links.

You can also scan the code below to reacht the site.

Helping schools prepare for what's next in leveraging the potential of technology

We are updating our schedule of Events that GEG Ireland members will be providing and these can be viewed here;

Click Here for the Schedule of Events GEG Ireland Team will be delivering on 2021/2022


Assistive Technology Demonstration Videos SEN

Click on the links below for fantastic videos recorded especially for GEG.ie by Conor Hartigan, Frances O' Donnell and Niamh Brady.

Register for Wriggle ElevatED

Wriggle is organising an exciting and inspiring day called ElevatED in the Google Foundry on the 28th April.

Bringing together Ireland’s top educators, thought leaders and digital technology tools.

  • Build students independent learning skills and personalise learning

  • Connect you with real school leaders to discover how they turned their vision for teaching and learning into an achievable, practical action plan to cater for their school community’s changing needs

  • Give you the tools to drive innovation and enhance the teaching and learning experience in your school

  • And much more!

With a wealth of expertise, collaborative modelled practices and tools and tips delivered by highly experienced educators, can you afford to miss THE Digital Learning Event of the year?

*This session will be recorded by a videographer. Please notify a team member if you would like not to be included. *

Click Here to Register for your Tickets.

C Learning Screencastify Bundle Offer to Ireland.pdf

Screencastify Offer

A special offer from C-Learning and Screencastify to the innovative educators in Ireland!

C Learning has been supporting schools and colleges in Ireland since 2014 and is the only Google Premier Partner operating in Ireland.

Click Here for More on this great Offer

With the support of our partners Screencastify we have secured investment to provide a bundle of specialist software and support for a limited number of qualifying organisations to enable them to become recognised for outstanding innovation. The software and support in each bundle outlined on the attached poster will be at zero cost to the school or college for one year and represents an investment of thousands of Euros for each successful organisation.


To qualify each organisation is required to upload a short video outlining why they should receive the investment via the links below (one link is for a school / college as an organisation and the second link is for an individual package of tailored support) and the only qualifying condition is that each organisation would need to invest in one of the paid licences from Google Workspace to cover one class as well as procuring enough chromebooks for one class set also if they don't already have them.


We are thrilled to be able to bring this opportunity to the education community of Ireland. As part of the programme we will be showcasing each institution and will invest significant marketing resources into the amplification of both the transformational journey of the school or college in the programme, as well as the story of innovation in education in Ireland.


We couldn't be more proud to be supporting our networks, clients and friends in Ireland and our message is that this is just the exciting beginning of a much larger story. We will continue to invest in Ireland and it's amazing educators who are transforming the life chances of others.


For now, the story starts here with a poster and a couple of simple forms.


We can't wait to get started, and we are excited to evaluate the submissions. The deadline for the submissions on the forms is the 11th March 2022.


Links below -


Lighthouse initiative (for schools and colleges) -

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LwQyYJSPBzcfnVQi4FmrPwDSd4k8htefPyMTPxA0qIg/edit


Navigator initiative (for individuals) -

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10xm9jKcrf8KLjs0-gsu4OmKAvbRS61s3038uG6AsSpU/edit


Should anyone have any questions they can email me at Jamie.Smith@c-learning.net or the wider C-Learning team at Connect@c-learning.net


Best regards

Ian, Jamie, Steven and the wider C-Learning team.


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Executive Chair

jamie.smith@c-learning.net

https://www.c-learning.net

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07399 588022

Google Voice 020 3920 7934‬

Tara Learning

How can Tara Learning help you as a Google School?

  • Advice and Coaching on Digital Planning Staff

  • Digital Learning Training tailored to your specific needs.

  • All Google Educational Licensing that you require

  • Chromebooks - Manage your Chromebooks security

  • Manage your Google Workspace - We can Sync your Google Workspace (with VSWare or Facility automatically keeping Users, Groups and Classrooms up to date)

Contact Tara Learning or Click here

SENCO Support 👉

Please refer to the SEN videos produced by the SEN team covering some tips on supporting Executive Functioning;

  1. GEG SEN Video - Executive Functioning - Helperbird Extension - Niamh Morrin

  1. GEG SEN Video - Executive Functioning - Folder organisation - Eoin Jenkinson

  1. GEG Ireland SEN Video Executive Functioning - Split Screen & Mercury Reader


Send us your Query/Question or problem and one of our friendly GEG Team members will get back to you.


Launch of Ireland’s First Google Educator Group – GEG

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s Schools Division has marked the exciting launch of Ireland’s Google Educator Group website – www.geg.ie. The website was launched by Google for Education Ireland on Tuesday 16th at a webinar for educators throughout Ireland looking at Blended Learning for the new academic year. This is the first approved Google Educator Group for Ireland.

GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology, both in the classroom and beyond, via face to face meet-ups and online activities. GEGs provide a way for educators who are passionate about education and technology to meet like-minded people to share, learn and collaborate with one another. GEG Ireland endeavours to provide fellow educators with the most accurate, up-to-date information and best-practice in integrating technology into teaching and learning. The group actively shares innovative knowledge and expertise in using Google for Education tools.

GEG Ireland was established by Donncha Ó Treasaigh, the ETB’s Director of Schools, and Conor Power, an IT teacher at Coláiste Chiaráin, an ETB school in Croom, County Limerick. GEG Ireland has posted an exciting and comprehensive schedule of events with some of the most well-known and respected educators in Ireland who are passionate about using Google in Education technology. GEG.ie will be updated regularly with relevant and helpful information, cutting-edge thought leadership, announcements and class-based success stories and experiences.


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Donncha Ó Treasaigh, Director of Schools, praised all involved in working to develop this powerful support network for educators in Ireland. He said: “Teachers have been leading the way in embracing the use of technology, such as Google for Education for years, to enrich learning and teaching for our students. Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has become an essential component of the toolkit that educators must use now to engage students of all levels, particularly with school closures and the need to provide Distance Learning measures.”

GEG Ireland

GEG Ireland will be co-hosting a live Meet on Tuesday, 16 June at 1.00pm to look at ways schools can prepare for September and a new school year.

There will be a panel discussion with Principals and Deputy Principals and the GEG.ie website will be formally launched by Google during the event.

The title of Tuesday's Meet is;

Click here to Register

First Meet for GEG Ireland

GEG Ireland held its first Meet - Planning for Blended Learning using Google for Education for the next Academic Year on 26 may 2020.

This Meet included contributions from;

This Google Meet will include inputs from:

            • Donncha O Treasaigh, Director of Schools with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board

            • Ger O Sullivan, Principal of Coláiste Chiaráin

            • Liam O’ Mahoney, Principal of Mungret College

            • Kevin O’ Raghallaigh, Principal of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh,

            • Helen Ryan, Deputy Principal of Mungret College

            • Conor Power, Assistant Principal in Coláiste Chiaráin

            • Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil, Assistant Principal in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

            • Conor Hartigan, Regional Assistive Technology Coordinator with University of Limerick

            • Teachers using G Suite for Education in Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board schools

Click below for the SlideDeck from the Meet.