Posts Tagged ‘technology in the classroom’

ITL Festival Exhibitor 4 – Fluirse Education Solutions

Fluirse Education Solution’s specialises in designing and developing interactive media and software that coincides with the school curricula. Fluirse aspires to become the main provider of curricula-aligned software and they aim to do this by working closely with educators across the board in order to improve the teaching and learning experience for all. Anois, the company’s flagship series of products, were developed to address the needs of Irish language teachers and their curriculum. Anois was extremely successful so the company started working on a range of other primary school curriculum products.

Fluirse is unique in their approach as they:

  • work closely with teachers, parents and education experts
  • support teachers and parents with specialised training materials
  • put education first and integrate technology where useful

If you would like to find out more information about Fluirse Education Solutions log onto http://www.fluirse.com.

We are delighted to announce that Fluirse will be showcasing some of their products at the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival 2010.

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ITL Festival Exhibitor 9 – Matrix Display Systems

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Matrix Display Systems is a branch of the AVM Group and it specialises in the educational sector. The company was formed in 1991 and it is now an award winning supplier of state of the art audiovisual technology. Matrix believes that the appropriate application is crucial for technological success. The company works for over 40 different Local Authorities, County Councils and Local Education Partners from playschool to university level.

Matrix is accredited by BECTA Framework Service Providers and it is a member of BESA. Today Matrix partners with leading manufacturers of audiovisual developments in education such as Promethean and SMART. Matrix participates in projects, such as Building Schools for the Future, which empower parents, teachers and pupils with the necessary educational tools required to succeed.

The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival is delighted to announce that Matrix Display Systems will be showcasing some of their products at the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival 2010.

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Importance of Technology In Education

How educational material is prepared and presented by teachers’ plays a fundamental role is the dissemination of knowledge. Technology can help educators to create effective ways of preparing for class, of  transferring knowledge to their students and inspiring pupils to advance their studies further. Research has shown that presentation visuals supported by technology could be used to improve students understanding and retention of the course curriculum. The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival has been specifically designed with this in mind. The conference and exhibition will look at the importance of technology in education today and how it can play a fundamental role in classroom activities.

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ITL Festival Exhibitor 7 – Imex

Imex has been supplying solutions and products to its offices in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland for nearly 40 years. They provide Test and Measurement solutions to colleges, universities and numerous other companies throughout the UK and Ireland.

In 1998, Imex expanded its business into audio visual and interactive training solutions. This enabled the company to develop and specialise in the area of design, production and implementation of interactive teaching technology. Imex differs from other companies in that they do not offer an extensive range of products. The company prefers to work with some of the leading manufacturers in the business at the moment and select. The company focuses on a relatively small range of products, which in turn allows Imex to have a better understanding of how the product should be modelled and shaped to suit their customer’s needs. In doing so, Imex can obtain the best price as they tend to buy in bulk and they offer excellent support services.

The Irish Teaching and Learning Festival is delighted to announce that Imex will be showcasing some of their products at the Irish Teaching and Learning Festival 2010.

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4c Seminar 5

 

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itlfestival logoThe ITL Festival are delighted to join up with the 4C Initiative to share some invital resources to our viewers. Finding and evaluating educational resources online can be challenging for teachers but with these videos and resources, 4C have made it simple! Special thanks to Neil Bruton of 4CInitative for his help.

The 4C Initiative is a series of projects aimed at increasing digital content capacity for education on a global scale. By providing educators and learners with the skills to discover, use, create and share content with others in the learning community worldwide.

evaluating and downloading L.OsThe next talk available is by Dean Lodes who will discuss how to evaluate and download various learning objects and resources.

Dean is a multimedia developer and part time instructor at the Fox Valley Technical College, in Appleton Wisconsin. Since 2004 Dean has been working with a wide range of instructors to create learning objects and share them with the world. He is passionate about learning and sharing what he has learned along the way. Dean is also involved with WISC Online, the digital library of learning objects, run primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College. 

To stream or download these files simply click on the links below. All of our free 4C Initiative resources will be also available as they come online on the ‘free resources’ tab above.

Session 5: Evaluating & Downloading Learning Objects (Dean Lodes) Streaming Link

Sponsors and Supporters 7: Bonovox Ltd.

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Bonavox Ltd.

Bonovox Ltd. have been supplying highly specialised Deaf Education and Soundfield systems to Classrooms all over Ireland for the last 10 years. Bonovox Ltd has kindly invited you to visit their stand to discover the huge advantages that can be attained by using these Systems in your Classroom.

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Sponsors and Supporters 6: NCTE

National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE)

The NCTE was founded in 1998 by the Department of Education and Science. As the centre is the main Government agency designed around the use of information and communications technology in education in Ireland it plays a pivotal role in helping to maximise the benefits for learners and teachers who use ICT. The centre is located in the grounds of Dublin City University.

The NCTE is responsible for the following:

  • It provides up to date ICT support to schools to improve learning and teaching;
  • It co-ordinates the primary and secondary Schools Broadband Programme;
  • It develops and maintains Scoilnet, which is an important educational website portal for teachers;
  • It provides a range of digital content resources;
  • It develops resources and provides ICT support in relation to special needs education;
  • It provides advice to the Department of Education and Science (DES) and other educational agencies on issues such as the use of ICT in Irish schools;
  • It also maintains Irish participation in EU and international ICT and educational projects.

To find out more about the event visit us @ www.itlfestival.ie or register for free by clicking on the link above.