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This SIP category comprises 18 projects, all of which are summarised here:

Title: Multimedia Authoring Software in the LCVP (SIP006)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Second-Level Support Service (LCVP), Dublin
Summary: This project involved LCVP students using ICT to record and present their programme activities. The use of word processing, presentation and multimedia software was central to the project.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Classroom of the Future (SIP036)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Pobalscoil Neasáin, Dublin 13
Summary: Examining the impact of broadband Internet access on learning and teaching within primary and post-primary schools, this project involved students and teachers undertaking curriculum-related activities that placed heavy emphasis on the technologies being investigated.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Second Level / Primary Education: A Project in Sharing Resources and Curriculum Development (SIP037)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Peter's Community School, Cork
Summary: This project involved one school sharing its ICT resources and expertise to assist the development of ICT in five small local primary schools. All were involved in a curriculum development project between primary and post-primary education.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Extension of ICT Awareness and Integration of ICT into General Subject Areas (SIP038)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Oliver's Community College, Co. Louth
Summary: This project explored the integration of ICT as a teaching and learning tool and aimed to develop an awareness of the potential of ICT in different curricular areas such as music, art, science, languages and history.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Preparation of a Primary School Website (SIP039)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Saviour's National School, Co. Wicklow
Summary: This project engaged children from two schools in researching, developing, designing and producing a website which listed the amenities in the local hinterland.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: A Transnational Environmental Project (SIP040)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Michael's Boys National School, Co. Meath
Summary: This project developed educational applications for an Internet-based system that fits with common educational and curriculum themes, promoted local culture, created interest from outside and with scope for involving other EU members.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: The Thin-Client Server Solution in Irish Schools (SIP041)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Helen's Senior National School, Co. Dublin
Summary: This project explored the sustainability of a school's ICT infrastructure by setting up a network of 30 thin-client network clients in a dedicated computer room with access to normal Windows desktops using Citrix Metaframe.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport041.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: The Development of a School Subject-Based Intranet (SIP042)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Aidan's CBS, Dublin 9
Summary: The project aimed to address the difficulties faced by schools in using the Internet as an educational resource by developing an intranet that featured materials appropriate for teaching and learning current school subjects.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport042.pdf

 

Title: Startech -- Learning Together (SIP043)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Copeen National School, Co. Cork
Summary: A project that examined the application of technology as a tool/resource to enhance curriculum delivery in primary schools in West Cork.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: Dublin Inner City Schools Computerisation Project (DISC) (SIP046)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Dublin Inner City School's Computerisation Project, Dublin 1
Summary: This project aimed to upgrade each participating school to full multimedia computer capacity, together with coordinated basic ICT training for teachers, and the location and evaluation of relevant educational software across the educational spectrum.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: Wired for Learning (SIP047)
Duration: Ongoing
Lead Organisation: IBM and NCTE, Dublin
Summary: This project aims to empower teachers with the capability to share resources and knowledge within and across primary and post-primary schools. It also aims to facilitate communication and collaboration between schools, parents and the wider community.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: The Use of ICT in Supporting the Leaving Cert Applied Programme (SIP053)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Joseph's CBS, Co. Tipperary
Summary: This project investigated the use of various technologies as tools in all aspects of the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme in post-primary schools.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport053.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: The Extensive Use of the Internet in the Post-Primary Curriculum (SIP069)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: St Benildus College, Co. Dublin
Summary: This project investigated the use and development of Internet content in various curricular areas in five post-primary schools.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: Sun Microsystems Pilot Project (SIP070)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Sun Microsystems and NCTE, Dublin
Summary: This project focused on using email, web design and other technical skills to research and collate information for two different projects. One looked at Dublin's Grand Canal, ie, its history, geography, flora, fauna and engineering, and one looked at integrating ICT into everyday classroom activities and developing individualised learning materials for children with moderate learning disabilities.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

Title: Technology Awareness Programme in Schools (TAPS) (SIP077)
Duration: 24 months
Lead Organisation: Tallaght Institute of Technology, Dublin 22
Summary: TAPS has linked education with local industry in the development of a technology awareness training package for young people. Part of the YouthStart initiative, its main aim is to improve youth training and employment opportunities particularly in disadvantaged areas.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: A Model for Technical Support (SIP079)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Dunmore Community College, Co. Galway
Summary: This project explored the technical problems that impeded use of ICT in some rural schools and delivered appropriate troubleshooting courses to help overcome these issues.
Further Information: Detailed project description
finalreport079.pdf
Project Website

 

Title: Programming in Java for TY Students (SIP080)
Duration: 18 months
Lead Organisation: Our Lady's Secondary School, Co. Tipperary
Summary: By introducing Java programming to TY students, this project intends to test the feasibility of introducing Java as a module in a more comprehensive computer course for Senior Cycle students.
Further Information: Detailed project description

 

Title: Using the Collaborative Software "FirstClass" as a Communication Tool (SIP081)
Duration: 22 months
Lead Organisation: Rice College, Co. Clare
Summary: This project aims to use and evaluate the collaborative software "FirstClass" in post-primary schools in Ennis. It is intended that students will use collaborative group email and develop a multimedia project on agreed themes.
Further Information: Detailed project description
Project Website

 

 
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