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This is What We are Working on !

Our

Sip

Project

reddot.gif (326 bytes) To utilise ICT in introducing foreign languages to pupils in primary schools.
reddot.gif (326 bytes) To establish links between the participating schools with a view to exchanging and formulating lesson plans, ideas for class activities, games etc
reddot.gif (326 bytes) To establish links with primary schools in other countries in order to broaden the language experience for the participating pupils.
reddot.gif (326 bytes) The participating pupils will gain an enhanced knowledge of ICT and in particular the use of email and the Internet
reddot.gif (326 bytes) The pupils knowledge of foreign language and culture will be enhanced.
reddot.gif (326 bytes) Resource materials and teaching strategies will be developed.
reddot.gif (326 bytes) The European dimension of pupils education will be developed.
reddot.gif (326 bytes) Twinning projects with foreign primary schools will be initiated and developed

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Suitable software for language teaching will be identified and evaluated.

The SIP 021 Team

Paul Farrell, Inchicore.
Sinead Ginnane, Barefield.
Jerome Morrissey, NCTE.
Anita Gallagher, Inver.
Seamus Knox, SIP Co-Ordinator
Maria Spring, Harold's Cross.
Denise Keating, Tramore

John Burns, Barefield, Team Leader.
Karin Duffner, Harold's Cross.
Brendan Barry, Project Evaluation.

Our Anticipated outcomes are as follows :

  • Pupils will gain an increased knowledge of ICT and in particular the use of E-mail and the Internet.
  • Pupils' knowledge of foreign language and culture will be cultivated.
  • Resource materials and teaching stratagies will be developed for publishing to other schools.
  • The European dimension of the pupils' education will be developed.
  • Twinning projects with foreign primary schools will be initiated and developed.
  • Suitable software for language teaching will be identified and evaluate
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Driving Forces behind the Project

  • To facilitate greater European understanding among children.
  • To maintain and stimulate children's interest in IT
  • To create an atmosphere where pupils want to learn a European Language where they are active participants and in which the teaching staff enjoy teaching.
  • To enable our school community and local educational partners be active participants in a global technology based learning environment, which is relevant, challenging and stimulating.
  • To develop on a civic scale an appreciation of other cultures and races.
  • To raise the feel "feel good" factor of disadvantaged children by engaing in IT technology

Areas of Work Covered to Date

  • Detailed Project Plan.
  • Necessary resources provided to each school.
  • Word Processing Skills necessary for effective communication.
  • School lesson plans on the use of E-mail.
  • School lesson plans on the use of Database.
  • School lesson plans on the use of Spreadsheets.
  • Disemination meetings held in each school which received positive feedback from parents, pupils and teachers.
  • Investigation in websites dealing with the teaching of MFL and reviews on the same.
  • Establishing connections with schools in European countries in order to find suitable partners.
  • The creation of a website to publish and draw attention to the work of SIP 21.
  • Examination of the difficulties arising from the integration of ICT in the teaching of MFL in the ordinary school day

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