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There are 39 projects classified under the Humanities & Languages category of SIP, all of which are summarised here

Title: Social, Environmental and General Education (SIP010)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Carrick-on-Shannon Community School, Co. Leitrim
Summary: A project that supported the development of an ICT infrastructure in a number of small, rural primary schools, trained teachers in ICT and engaged students in cross-curricular collaborative projects.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Integrating English and ICT (SIP011)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Sexton St CBS, Limerick
Summary: A project that focused on increasing the ICT skills and knowledge of teachers and pupils, as well as promoting email use and website development as a primary means of communication between participant schools.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport011.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: Aithint: An Exploration and Appreciation of ‘My Own Place’ (SIP012)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Patrick's Comprehensive, Co. Clare
Summary: This project engaged pupils in cross-curricular initiatives in order to develop an awareness of their locality. ICT was used as the primary tool for presenting and disseminating the materials developed.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport012.pdf

 

Title: The Use of ICT in Teaching Religious Education (SIP013)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Loreto Secondary School, Co. Donegal
Summary: This project focused primarily on the use of Cyberclass – a curriculum-based software package – for Junior Cycle Religious Education.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Language Development Using ICT (SIP014)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Árdscoil Mhuire, Co. Limerick
Summary: This project developed a model for using ICT to teach languages at post-primary level which included pedagogic approaches, evaluation of existing materials and the development of teaching resources.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport014.pdf

 

Title: The Computer as a Cross-Curricular Mediational Tool in the Primary School (SIP015)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Roxborough National School, Co. Limerick
Summary: This project aimed to create an educational learning environment that enabled ICT to be incorporated in a mediational role across the traditional curriculum rather than as a stand-alone subject.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport015.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: A Sociological Study of Shopping (SIP016)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Brigid's National School, Dublin 18
Summary: This project engaged pupils in research, report writing, teamwork, communication of ideas, presentation techniques and ICT integration, all within the context of the shopping habits of students' parents.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: European Studies (SIP017)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Patrick's National School, Co. Wicklow
Summary: Using ICT, this project set out to develop a European Studies programme suitable for the needs of 25 primary school pupils across the four senior classes (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes).
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Children as Authors and Publishers (SIP018)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Scoil Chríost Rí, Cork
Summary: This project set out to cultivate the imagination of children by allowing free expression of their own ideas and acknowledging the value of such expression to themselves, society and posterity. Their awareness of how technology can contribute to communication was increased.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The River Suir -- Its People, Environment, History and Economy (SIP019A)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Carrigeen National School, Co. Kilkenny
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. This project was designed to enhance children's appreciation and understanding of their environment through active participation in researching aspects of the River Suir.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport019A.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: Coalmining -- A Collaborative Project with a School in Wales (SIP019B)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Firoda National School, Co. Kilkenny
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. Exploring the subject of local coalmining activities during the 1600s, this project involved the production of a content-rich CD-ROM.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: The History and Culture of Clonard (SIP019C)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Scoil Fhinín Naofa, Co. Meath
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. This project deals with the history of Clonard, which is situated close to the site of a 5th century monastery, as perceived by local children.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Upper Dodder Valley and its Environs (SIP019D)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Martin De Porres National School, Dublin 24
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. This project studied the course of the Dodder River from its source to the Firehouse Weir examining the flora, fauna, waterworks, geology and historical sites.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Local History of Castlebar and Mayo (SIP019E)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Patrick's Boys National School, Co. Mayo
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. Focusing on local historical events of significance, this project involved the production of a educational CD-ROM for distribution throughout the locality.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Compilation of a Booklet on the History of Westport (SIP019F)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Patrick's Girls National School, Co. Mayo
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. Engaging in a study of the local history of Westport, this project used folklore and cultural events to highlight the richness of the environment ultimately producing a booklet and workbook for classroom use.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Celebrating the Life of William Hague, Architect 1836-1899 (SIP019G)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Butlersbridge Central National School, Co. Cavan
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. This project examined the work of celebrated local architect, William Hague, researching examples of his work in the locality.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Local Culture & Heritage and a Review of COPS (SIP019H)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Coolderry Central NS, Co. Offaly
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. This project reviewed the use of COPS software, evaluated various authoring programs and produced a CD-ROM about local history and culture.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: The Faith History of Slane (SIP019i)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Patrick's National School, Co. Meath
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. This project researched the Faith History of Slane and used ICT to compile and present their findings.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: The 1937 Schools Heritage Project Revisited (SIP019J)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Coachford National School, Co. Cork
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture. It examined the 1937 Schools Heritage Project as it relates to the hinterland of Coachford National School.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Multimedia Authoring Partnership (SIP019K)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Kilnamartyra NS, Co. Cork
Summary: One of 11 loosely affiliated projects in SIP 019 focusing on the theme of local history, the environment and culture.This project integrated ICT into the school curriculum, working towards multimedia presentations of the children's work.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: A Sense of Japan (SIP020)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Little Island National School, Co. Cork
Summary: Using ICT, multimedia, Internet and email, this project focused largely on life in Japan with an emphasis on young people, school, sports, art, music and technology.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Use of ICT in Teaching Modern Languages (SIP021)
Duration: 12 months
Lead Organisation: Barefield National School, Co. Clare
Summary: A broad-based project that aimed to raise primary school students' awareness of European languages and cultures.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Awareness, Appreciation and Enhancement of the Local Environment (SIP022)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Togher National School, Co. Cork
Summary: Using ICT as an integral feature in preparing and writing material, collating data, communicating between the partner schools, this project comprised a comprehensive study of the local environment.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: The Marine (SIP023)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Mary's National School, Co. Waterford
Summary: A thematic project involving all class groups that examined the ecology of the seashore, the issues relating to the fishing industry, the history of our involvement with the sea, and the current state of fishing and cargo ports in the vicinity of the school.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: You Are What You Eat (SIP024)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Sacred Heart Secondary School, Co. Cork
Summary: A cross-curricular project that examined the food production industry from source to consumption.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Use of ICT in Career Guidance (SIP045)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Kieran's College Secondary School, Kilkenny
Summary: A project that investigated the appropriate use of technology as a tool in all the aspects of Career Guidance in post-primary schools.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Electronic Archive of the Local Area (SIP054)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Kilcormac Vocational School, Co. Offaly
Summary: This project focused on historical sites and geographical features of the locality with participating schools creating content for a local website.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport054.pdf

 

Title: The Development of Oral and Aural Language Skills at Infant and Remedial Levels (SIP056)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Gaelscoil Ó Doghair, Co. Limerick
Summary: This project looked at enhancing the language learning of both infant and remedial students by using multimedia ICT in a thematic, consistent, progressive, diagnostic and calculated manner at home and at school.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Exploring the Field Fences of Co. Sligo (SIP061)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: John Joe Gallagher, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo
Summary: One post-primary and eight primary schools were involved in researching, collating and documenting the information for this project, which aimed to increase students' awareness of their local heritage and improve their ICT skills.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport061.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: Developing a Local Community-Based Network through Integration of ICT in Curriculum (SIP064)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Scoil Mhuire Chillin Tiarna, Co. Dublin
Summary: This project used ICT to develop network links between a number of schools. It developed the ICT skills of staff and students, promoted the value of technology in learning and teaching new skills and fostered inter-school linkages.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Educating Multiple Intelligences Through Technology (E-mitt) (SIP065)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Brigid's Secondary School, Co. Kerry
Summary: E-MITT evaluated the extent to which the blend of multiple intelligences and ICT ensures the development of a wider range of intelligences in students and how it may increase student motivation, learning and interest.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Second-Level Educational Software Evaluation and Design (SIP066)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: The Intermediate School, Co. Kerry
Summary: This project involves the evaluation of a range of cross-curricular software which could be appropriate for the Irish second-level school curriculum. Based on the evaluations, the project intends to use the best elements of current pedagogical software to produce a range of Irish-specific curriculum CDs.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Children and Adults Development Project (SIP071)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Children and Adults Development Project, Dublin 8
Summary: Initially established as a homework support project in direct response to the needs of the local children who were calling on the Loreto Sisters' home requesting homework support, the project went on to provide basic literacy skills and computer tuition for adults, and homework support, music tuition and computer skills for children.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Kidsmart (SIP072)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: IBM, Dublin
Summary: A project that tested and evaluated the suitability of the Young Explorer Early Learning Centre in Irish schools. This was developed out of an IBM initiative in the US entitled KidSmart Early Learning Programme.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Use of Illuminatus as a Creative Presentation and Assessment Tool in Primary School (SIP073)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Clonakilty Boys NS, Co. Cork
Summary: This project involves teachers and senior-level primary school pupils acquiring multimedia skills (HyperStudio and Illuminatus) and utilising these skills to plan, develop and present class projects.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: Tru PC - The Teaching of Reading Using Peers and Computers (SIP075)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Mary's on the Hill, Cork
Summary: This project is investigating the effectiveness of using ICT in teaching reading to pupils in a learning support environment.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: An Investigation of the Use of ICT in the Teaching and Learning of Home Economics (SIP078)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Vincent's Secondary School, Cork
Summary: A project that looks at the integration of ICT in three particular areas of Home Economics: nutrition, craftwork/embroidery and interior design.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Use of the Internet in Research on Bullying (SIP082)
Duration: 12 months
Lead Organisation: Corballa National School, Co. Sligo
Summary: This project involves primary school children researching the incidence of bullying in 5 local schools. They are using ICT to gather, record and disseminate their findings.
Further Information: Detailed project description
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Title: A Review of Software for the Infant School (SIP083)
Duration: 12 months
Lead Organisation: St Brigid's Infant School, Dublin 11
Summary: A project that aims to identify software appropriate for use in the infant school so as to aid the teaching of core subjects.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

 
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