As schools were closed at short notice last week ,schools in their own unique context prepared for Distance Learning. Schools are at various points on the curve. No doubt we are all doing the very best for our colleagues and pupils in previously unseen circumstances. Leading teaching and learning at this time can be challenging.
There is quite an amount of collaboration going as well as an exchange of ideas . On twitter there are two hashtags one may wish to follow #edshareie and also #edchatie
This is quite a dynamic situation and the only certainty is that events are changing exponentially.
Bearing in mind “the wisdom of the crowd” if colleagues wish to share any information or ideas, please feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org where we will happily share.
We wish you continued success.
The Digital Learning Committee
The NAPD Digital Learning Committee (formerly The ICT Committee) has met a number of times recently. The Committee would like to express its thanks to the previous Committee for its efforts on behalf of our Association.
We are here to support fellow School Leaders on the effective use and integration of ICT to enrich teaching ,learning ,assessment and administration .
You can follow us on Twitter (if not doing so already) on @NAPD_DL
One item we are keen to trial is a “@NAPD_DL Recommends”.
To that end if you feel you’d like to share the name of a book, podcast, Ted Talk etc that has a Technology/Education interest, then we’d most definitely would like to hear from you. Please complete the form below.
We look forward to continued engagement with all School Leaders around the country.
You can follow us on Twitter on @NAPD_DL This is where we share information.
News from NAPD DL
While every day is Safer Internet Day in our schools, February 11th was international Safer Internet Day. Thanks to our colleagues at Webwise, NAPD were invited to attend the launch of SID2020 in Twitter HQ in Cumberland Place D2.
Along with Director Clive Byrne and Deputy Director Paul Byrne, NAPD DL were also in attendance.
The resource Connected An introduction to Media Literacy was formally launched.
Managing Director of Twitter Dublin Sinead McSweeney got proceedings underway with contributions from PDST as well as two discussion panels. Roe McDermott (writer and columnist), Ronan Costello (Public Policy Twitter),Claire Treanor (Teacher Loreto Kilkenny),Prof Brian O’Neill (TU Dublin) ,Gavin Sheridan (Investigative Journalist) all spoke knowingly on the challenges for us all around digital Literacy.
The second panel discussion involved post primary students from Loreto Kilkenny, Newbridge College, and Muckross Park who shared their experiences and thoughts.
Our sincere thanks go to Jane Mc Garrigle and the team at Webwise for producing the above resource and promoting the event. Thanks also to Sinead McSweeney for hosting the event.