Course List

Apple MacBook Basics (All teachers)

October 8th 2019 with Stephen McFarlane

This course is intended for new MacBook users who want to utilise the powerful and versatile Mac apps for productivity in the classroom. Multiple apps will feature together in a connected workflow to ensure maximum engagement in learning.

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Everyone Can Code (Primary)

October 15th with Niamh Hegarty

Technology has a language. It’s called code. And we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So Apple designed a programme that lets anyone learn, write and teach code and we will focus on the beginnings of that course this evening.

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Intro to iPad (All teachers)

October 22nd with Naomi Carroll

iPad opens up new, engaging ways of teaching and learning. It includes a collection of apps and features for doing everyday things - and no-so-everyday things - in ways that are intuitive, simple and fun. We’ll explore how an iPad can turn into a book, a video camera, a lab assistant or a sketchpad for students and support learning in the classroom.

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Make Music with GarageBand (Primary)

November 12th with Stephen McFarlane

GarageBand is a music creation app that lets you and your students play, record, and share expressive music and other audio compositions entirely on iPad. This activity guide will show you how to use many of the most powerful tools and features in GarageBand for iOS as you build a project titled Molecules.* We’ll introduce you to the basic elements and features of GarageBand and guide you through the exporting and sharing process. Along the way, you’ll pick up essential skills and get inspired to create your own arrangements that support multiple learning styles.

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Everyone Can Code (Post Primary)

December 3rd with Niamh Hegarty

Technology has a language. It’s called code. And we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So Apple designed a programme that lets anyone learn, write and teach code and we will focus on the beginnings of that course this evening.

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Green Screening – differentiation, integration and assessment in a primary classroom (Primary)

January 21st 2020 with Patrick Hickey

This workshop will offer practical, simple ideas that can be integrated into the classroom to support differentiation, integration and assessment. Literally all subject areas and teachers from all backgrounds will benefit from the session.

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See-Saw & Formattive Assessment (Primary)

January 28th with Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It's simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval. For the first half of the session you will be a 'student' in Ciara's class, hand-on. For the second half, also hands-on we will discuss the settings for a teacher and the administration. You will have your class set up an ready to go for the next day!

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Creating CBA's with Pages, Numbers and Apple Clips. (Post Primary)

February 11th with Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil

This session will focus on how students can express their creativity while documenting and analysing their CBAs for the Junior Cycle. Throughout the session you will use a variety of Apple Apps such as Numbers, Pages and Apple Clips to organise and present their findings.

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Creating iBooks on the iPad (All teachers)

March 3rd with Cormac Cahill

This workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in creating Digital books for use in their classroom and also for those who would like to see their students work on similar projects. From Digital Portfolios to textbooks the iPad and a few simple apps are all you need to begin creating content.

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Intro to iPad (All teachers)

March 10th with Aisling O’Connor

iPad opens up new, engaging ways of teaching and learning. It includes a collection of apps and features for doing everyday things - and no-so-everyday things - in ways that are intuitive, simple and fun. We’ll explore how an iPad can turn into a book, a video camera, a lab assistant or a sketchpad for students and support learning in the classroom.

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Augmented Reality in the Classroom - (Primary)

March 24th with Cormac Cahill

Augmented Reality is a way of using the iPad to bring objects into the classroom that you would not physically be able to do. From the Solar System to looking inside the human body Augmented Reality brings objects to life in a new and exciting way. This workshop will showcase some examples you can begin using straight away as well as showing you a simply way to create content of your own.

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Assessment of Learning (Post Primary)

April 28th with Mary Mehigan

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