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Eight projects have been undertaken in the Culture & the Arts category of SIP, all of which are summarised here:

Title: Technology in Music (TIM) (SIP033)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Coláiste Choilm, Cork
Summary: This project investigated the use of technology (primarily MIDI interface and cross-platform software) in teaching and learning music.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Eur-Opera: A Collaborative European Initiative in Writing and Producing a Children's Opera (SIP035)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Glounthaune National School, Co. Cork
Summary: This project involved the creation and production of an original children's opera on a common theme relevant to the age and cultures of the participating children.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Challenging Images (SIP050)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Patrician Secondary School, Co. Kildare
Summary: This project explored new technologies and photography as media of expression for young people in general and those physically challenged in particular. It explored issues such as identity in a trans-national context.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: The Use of ICT in Teaching the History of Art (SIP060)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Marist Convent Secondary School, Co. Sligo
Summary: This project explored the use of ICT to enhance the teaching of art history at Leaving Certificate level, with students developing a reference CD-ROM using a range of software programs.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: CELT (Community Empowered Learning through Technology) (SIP062)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Inver National School, Co. Mayo
Summary: A project that aimed to transcend the disadvantages of living and learning in a geographically remote area. Children worked on Internet-based collaborative projects about different cultures, and the local community became involved in these projects and undertook ICT training courses.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport062.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: A Transition Year Programme Exploring Justice Issues (SIP063)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Mary's Secondary School, Dublin 9
Summary: This project set out to promote greater understanding among students of their own as well as other cultures. This was done in the context of realising more fully the ICT potential within the school via a videoconferencing connection with a South African school. A number of technical difficulties were encountered and the project was not completed.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Comparaid agus Cogarsnacht idir Milaois 1000 agus Milaois 2000 (SIP068)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Salesian College, Co. Kildare
Summary: This project involves primary and second-level pupils using ICT and other resources to research how people live in Ireland today versus how they lived 1,000 years ago, and to compare and contrast the two lifestyles. The Irish language will be the medium of communication between all project participants.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Europe Without Frontiers - Videoconferencing in the Classroom (SIP076)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Angela's College, Cork
Summary: This project is using videoconferencing technology to team-teach students from a Transition Year group with a parallel group of students from the European School system. The basic pedagogy of this process is that all students will learn through their first foreign language, French.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

 
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