Great CSPE resource that I came across recently is important buildings students need to revise for the Junior Cert. https://app.emaze.com/@AFZTILLC/cspe—the-buildings#5 This is very interactive and well worth checking out!
CSPE is a subject which encompasses web 2.0 technology into lessons easily.
For anyone not familiar with what the Action Project is take a look via the pdst website : http://cmsold.pdst.ie/sites/default/files/Action%20Projects%20Explained.pdf and a slight condensed version via scoilnet http://test.scoilnet.ie/Res/joeenglish110899114716_2.htm
Even this website and blog on Action Research Projects which have been undertaken show off how well web 2.0 technology is incorporated into CSPE lessons
Once education resource website I would defiantly encourage any teacher that teaches CSPE or has been involved with it in some shape or form to check out the Oireachtas website. They now have an educational programme http://education.oireachtas.ie/ which is full of great resources and clips.
Even looking at these clips you could encourage students to design the Oireachtas or one of the tours using minecraft for assessment. It is a fun way of learning minecraft and learning how the government works at the same time.
Another resource which I have come across is the CSPE.tv xitizenship education. http://www.cspe.tv/ It is packed with resources and ideas.
There is a an excellent resource on Children of the Holocaust which you can do without dwelling too much on the Holocaust with students but yet highlight the importance of the Holocaust through the Rights and Responsibility section of CSPE.
Small youtube tutorial for anyone who wants to learn how to use emaze!
If you want to start using emaze – here is the link to their website!
It is a great alternative to powerpoint and prezi!
The Cure at Troy (Seamus Heaney)
Human beings suffer,
they torture one another,
they get hurt and get hard.
No poem or play or song
can fully right a wrong
inflicted or endured.
So hope for a great sea-change
On the far side of revenge.
Believe that a further shore
Is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles.
And cures and healing wells.
That means that someone is hearing
The outcry and the birth-cry
Of new life at its term.
It means once in a lifetime
That justice can rise up
And hope and history rhyme.
CESI Main Notes
Fun activity to do if in the computer room to raise awareness how easy it is for professional hackers to gain students personal information if they become targets.
Ignoring his twitter page he has somehow incorporated grand theft auto in the classroom for Pythagoras theorem. He drives out a course and then gets the students to use the course and apply them to the theorems.
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life .Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship … the list never ends and the pace of change never stops.
April 24-30 2016
It’s part of a scratch pack – didn’t manage to get one but emailing and tweeting to see if I can get my hands on one for the school.
Allowing people to create their own timetables and plans online. Free app – easy to download on ios, android and online at their web store. It could be used to encourage students to take control of their own study planning if it’s an app online which can be downloaded onto their phones.
New online notes session that is about to launch in the next few weeks. Only a teaster/taster was given at the techmeet.
Resources for the classroom for all subjects.
Using minecraft in the classroom. Looked at how minecraft is an app which can be used in class on moblies. Not possible unless students have accounts.
One thing that caught my attention during the build up to CESI 2016 and during CESI was TechWeek!
Today, I recieved my pack for TechWeek and started planning how to incorporate technology into my lessons! (Going beyond powerpoints and short videos!)
Links to know more:
You can’t outrun your problems – unless their a tortoise