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Gaelscoil Wins International Award

March 2004 -- Gaelscoil Wins International Award

Gaelscoil O' Dohair in Newcastlewest, Co Limerick has emerged as a winner in the 'Schools Category' at the annual Childnet Academy awards in London. The Co Limerick school, which was actively involved in a SIP project in 1999-2000, was one of 250 entries from 40 countries.

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation which “seeks to make the Internet a great place for children” and their annual competition garners much attention worldwide. To enter the competition, students or schools must have developed a great website (or have an idea for a website) which really benefits other young people worldwide. Gaelscoil O'Dohair’s winning website (www.gaelscoil.com) uses Internet technologies to retell the stories of mythical characters from Gaelic lore and ultra modern female warriors.

As part of their prize, one student and one teacher from Gaelscoil O'Dohair will attend the week-long Childnet Academy in London later this year where specialist web support, leadership training and technical advice will be provided to a group of the best young web developers from around the world.

Irish Project wins first prize at eSchola e-Learning awards

October 2003 -- Irish Project Wins First Prize at eSchola

The project was a collaboration involving more than 300 pupils from 12 primary schools around Co Sligo. Pupils learned about the flora and fauna of their area, conservation and pollution issues, stories and folklore of the sea and the importance of the sea to the local economy. ICT formed an integral part of the research and presentation. The winning project can be viewed on www.sligoseashore.com .

The website will now become a valuable resource for teachers and can be used as a model for schools in other coastline communities seeking to use ICT creatively in a heritage project.

Details of all the finalists and runner-up projects can be viewed on the official eSchola 2003 website.

SIP Symposium Proceedings Published

Dec 2002 -- The proceedings of the December 2000 SIP symposium have been published by the NCTE.

Dec 2002 -- The proceedings of the December 2000 SIP symposium have been published by the NCTE. Edited by Conor Galvin from UCD's Education Department, the Sharing Innovative Practice publication contains background information on ICT in education, as well as reports from project coordinators on their progress to date. 

Sharing Innovative Practice: The NCTE's Schools Integration Project 1998-2000

SIP 069 presents an assortment of educational websites

The SIP 069 project involved the collation and categorisation of a huge number of educational websites in 45 categories.

The SIP 069 project involved the collation and categorisation of a huge number of educational websites in 45 categories. From accountancy and clip art to special needs, the LCVP and technical graphics, there are websites here for every post-primary teacher and student nationwide no matter what is being taught or studied! A very worthy resource that is continuing to evolve.

If you know of some useful educational websites not included in the directory, email the project manager and let him know. This is a resource for all and contributions are most welcome.

 
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