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What is ThingLink?

ThingLink is a platform for creating interactive images and videos.

These interactive images are a fantastic tool for students and teachers when it comes to making presentations, introducing a new topic to a class, or creating a school project.

ThingLink is free, works on all modern web browsers as well as Android and Apple devices.

Clink on the image below to check out this ThingLink on Endangered Animals by @soxnevad

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Have you met OhBot?

Ohbot starts life as a kit of parts and a set of instructions. One or more humans are needed to transform these parts into a robot friend.

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CESI Conference 2015

Computers in Education Society of Ireland – CESI.ie

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To Flip Or Not To Flip – One Teachers Journey

Flipped Learning – An Introduction

fc1The flipped classroom is a model, in which teachers post videos online in lieu of lessons in the classroom. Content is delivered at home instead of traditional homework and students spend class time actively working on tasks to assimilate learning.

Contrary to popular belief, despite Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams publishing ‘Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day’ in 2012 popularising the model of the flipped classroom, they are not the pioneers in the area of the flipped classroom.

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Beyond The Horizon Report

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The Horizon Report (2014 Schools Edition) aims to help ministers, governing boards, and school leaders to strategically approach the further evolution of teaching, learning, and creative inquiry by offering a list of topics likely to impact technology planning and decision-making over the next five years (2014 – 2018). Below are a list of the questions and answers provided in the report.


Which technologies will be most important to teaching, learning, or creative inquiry in         European schools within the next five years?

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less

  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Tablet Computing
  3. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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