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School Website Committee

To coincide with the new school website, we decided to establish a pupils’ website committee  to help with the future running of the site. When we announced at assembly the date for the launch of the new school website, we also explained to the pupils about the establishment of the committee. We asked pupils from 5th and 6th classes to make a written submission
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1st Class Pupils Feature in Technology Use Video

Some time ago Catherine Cronin, academic coordinator of online IT programmes and lecturer in IT at the National University of Ireland, Galway, asked us to take part in a video showcasing technology being used in Irish classrooms. Along with a number of other Irish educators, we submitted short videos of examples of how pupils are using technologies to discover new ways of learning in
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Our Day at Google!

  We went to the Google offices in Dublin for a prize-giving ceremony for the Doodle4Google competition! When we arrived we were given name tags and refreshments, I got a t-shirt with my doodle printed on it! Google had lots of laptops ready for us to use, our doodles were playing on flat screen televisions.  The finalists then went to workshops and the adults
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Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day. It is a day for showing you how to use the internet properly and safely. We visited a website called Webwise and looked at a video about surfing the internet. We learned some Golden Rules about surfing the internet. These are some of those rules: Don’t always say “Yes” when a pop-up appears If you come across something bad
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Doodle Final!

I have reached the final of the doodle 4 google competition! There are 15 finalists in each category. The winning student will have their doodle on the Google Ireland homepage for 24 hours.  They will also receive a €10,000 technology grant for their school and a laptop for the pupil and teacher. The winner of each category wins a laptop for themselves and their
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We Doodled for Google!

Our class entered the Doodle for Google competition!  We had to create our own doodle with the theme I wish…! Last week our teacher received three envelopes in the post from Google!  We were so excited!  Inside were letters and certificates for three children in our class. Amber, Rosha and Cliodhna have reached the semi-final of the competition!  After the 23rd  of January their
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The Pink Bottle

  Today we did an experiment for Science Week. For this experiment you need vinegar, washing up liquid, food colouring, bread soda and an empty bottle. Pour vinegar into the bottle until 3/4 full. Put a large squirt of washing up liquid into the bottle. Then we put food colouring into the bottle. Mix the ingredients together by twirling the bottle. Make a funnel
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QR Codes and Maths

On Tuesday, the 4th of October, we went to the hall to do a maths treasure hunt using QR codes.  We have an app on our Ipods called i-nigma.  We used this app to unlock the maths questions.  We had a sheet to write down the answers.  We had great fun. By E.C and C.L We have spotted QR codes on a number of
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Gaeilge Podcast

Today we made a podcast about people’s favourite food. We had to speak into a microphone in Gaeilge. Teacher gave us a tap on the shoulder to start. It was written in our Gaeilge copy. The name of the programme we used to record the podcast was Audacity. We listened to the podcast again to make sure it was right. It was great fun.
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Qr Codes Maths Treasure Hunt

Today we did our Friday Maths using QR Codes and our iPods. We went to the hall after first break to do the treasure hunt. We first had to find the hidden QR Codes, then we used the i-nigma app on the iPod to read the code. In the codes were maths questions and question numbers. We had a sheet to fill in the
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