We got a pleasant surprise on Friday evening when we learned that we have been shortlisted for a national award for our school website/blog. We have been shortlisted in the best Science/Education Blog category. Well done to all the children & staff for contributing to the blog on such a regular basis. Thanks also to all our parents who frequently post comments on the children’s work. Comhghairdeas.
For more information on the awards, please visit: http://www.blogawardsireland.com/best-science-education-blog-shortlist/
This morning the kids in 4th & 5th Class got a pleasant surprise when they came to school. We received four iPads on loan from Kilkenny Education Centre yesterday. We will have the iPads on loan for the next two months. This morning we explored some of the different Literacy, Numeracy & SESE Apps. We had great fun using the Book Creator App. We used this App to create some of our own story books. We learned how to insert images, text and even some sound files into our stories!
We also used the Match Animals App which was really cool! This tested our visual memory skills and also reinforced some important vocabulary.
The Numeracy App ‘Mental Maths’ afforded us some time to refresh & reinforce the division & addition operations!
We really enjoyed ourselves!
Good luck to any of our pupils attending the CoderDojo Workshop after school today.
Our favourite pieces of technology are:
Eoin – iPod touch
Aisling – iPhone
Nicole – mobile phone
Ava- mobile phone
Páraic – iPhone
Sir – iPhone
iPhone seems to be the unanimous choice!!
We had a great discussion this morning on our favourite pieces of technology. 4th Class think the mobile phone was a pretty special invention.