Seminar Announcement: The Use of Technology in the Irish classroom

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An tSeirbhís Tacaíochta Dara Leibhéal don Ghaeilge

The Second Level Support Service for Gaeilge, as part of its remit to support the teaching and learning of Gaeilge at second-level, has sought to explore the useful integration of technologies in the Gaeilge classroom and to develop, in reflective collaboration with the teachers it supports, technology-based methodologies which enhance the learning experience for students.

This workshop will give teachers a flavour of the wide variety of initiatives that have been developed or co-developed by An tSeirbhís Tacaíochta Dara Leibhéal don Ghaeilge which aim to develop the teaching and learning of Gaeilge at second-level using digital technologies. It will also provide information on the growing number of websites available to support Gaeilge and will show examples of resources and material developed by teachers resulting from support provided. In so doing, it also aims to engage teachers in the fundamental question of ‘to what extent and in what ways can technology be best used to create opportunities for a more effective learning environment in the Gaeilge classroom?’

Presenters:

Carmel Nic Eoin, Comhordaitheoir Naisiúnta, An tSeirbhís Tacaíochta Dara Leibhéal don Ghaeilge

Caoimhe Ní Chuinn, Oifigeach Forbartha Réigiúnach, An tSeirbhís Tacaíochta Dara Leibhéal don Ghaeilge

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Seán Breathnach on June 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    A chara,

    I feel that technology may in fact be obstructing the way children learn. With regards special needs, I think technology is very influential in encouraging and helping the child but I believe that overcrowding schools with technology will be a step back for learning. Teachers will become less important and thus, children will become less disciplined. In what way will the festival be promoting education?

    Reply

    • A Sheáin,

      While we do acknowledge that the teacher plays a central role in the classroom, extensive research has shown that technology can enhance the learning environment also. It aids greater interactivity and visual stimulus for the student and significantly aids learning for those with special needs. The ITL Festival has sessions both for teacher learning and technology so we feel it caters for all realms of the classroom environment. There will be lesson planning sessions, special needs talks and extensive subject area tutorials. Hope you can make it. To find out more visit our website http://www.itlfestival.ie

      Le meas,
      The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival

      Reply

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