ITB Challenge #10 - Top Ten Techy Tips & Tools!
Welcome to the tenth ITB Challenge!
Well, it’s been quite a while since I put a challenge up here. The first term of this school year turned out to be a busy one for me in many ways. And this term looks like being even busier! Anyway, excuses aside, here’s the latest challenge.
(Image from ell brown on Flickr)
As it’s the tenth challenge, I’m asking anyone who reads this post to share their top ten techy tips and tools in a comment on this post. Tell us what websites, apps, equipment you use regularly and find most useful.
Please share this post and get commenting!
ITB Challenge #9 - Back To School Posts
Welcome to the ninth ITB Challenge!
For many teachers and students across the country it’s almost time to go back to school. Perhaps some are already back at work. For me, Tuesday 28th is the day. Bring it on!
I’m calling on ITB contributors, and anyone else interested, to make a “Back To School” post. Let this post take any form you wish. Share some tips, make some new academic year resolutions, tell us what you’re looking forward to or maybe share a memory of going back to school as a student.
When you’ve made the post, make sure you come back here and post a link in the comments. If you’ve already made a post then post the link below too.
If you don’t feel like making a full post, just leave a comment on this post with some back to school tips or thoughts!
I wish you all the best this coming year, and keep up the blogging.
ITB Challenge #8 - Reflecting forward!
Welcome to the eighth ITB Challenge!
For some teachers across the country, the academic year has come to an end. Others will supervise exams and mark papers. Those in primary education will work to the end of June (nearly there folks!).
So I thought this might be a nice time to throw a small challenge out there. I’m asking anyone who reads this post to leave a comment below sharing one thing you were happy with in education (in your own practice or otherwise) this year and one thing you’re looking forward to for next year. It’s as simple as that!
And if, like me, you’ve got lots of paperwork left to do this year…
So get commenting folks!
Digital Art Week Competition - ITB Challenge #7
Competition is closed, thank you to all who took part.
Welcome to the seventh ITB Challenge!
We have a very special challenge this time, and we’re even giving away a prize! To coincide with Digital Art Week, we’re asking our readers and contributors to flex their digital artistic muscles!
Using any art program, app, website etc. you like, just create a piece of digital art and submit it to us by emailing us at the address below.
All entries will be viewed and judged by an impartial party, and the best entry will win a €25 voucher for Art & Hobby who have stores all over the country.
The competition is open now and will close on Saturday 28th April at 1pm. So get those creative juices flowing for your chance to win! You can enter as many times as you like. The winner will be announced on Sunday 29th April via a blog post so keep an eye out for that!
Email all entries to email@example.com and please put “Digital Art Week Competition” in the subject field. By entering you agree to your work being displayed in an album on the blog and if you win your name and winning entry will also appear in a post on the blog.
ITB Challenge #6 - Teacher Tips
It’s been a while! Welcome to the sixth ITB challenge!
This time I’m asking you to leave a comment below with some tips or advice for other teachers. Is there a fun game that you play? An interesting methodology for teaching place value? A good way to unwind at the end of the school day?
If you like you could even make a full blog post of your top tips and comment with the link below.
Please spread the word and we’ll see how many tips we can get!
ITB Challenge #5 - Happy Birthday A Mhúinteoir!
Welcome to the fifth Irish Teacher Blogs challenge!
This is a very special challenge, brought to us by the wonderful Helen Bullock over on her excellent blog Anseo A Mhúinteoir. Helen’s blog turns 3 on Tuesday and to celebrate she’s giving away a prize! So head on over there now and enter the competition, what are you waiting for!?
ITB Challenge #4 - The Photo Challenge
Welcome to the fourth Irish Teacher Blogs challenge!
This time I’m asking everyone to make a post on their own blog. I’d like everyone to post a photo that, for them, represents some aspect of education. This could be a photo that you take yourself, or one that you have found online (make sure to credit the owner!). Give us a brief explanation in your post as to why you have chosen the photo and what aspect of education it represents. Let me know when you have made the post by commenting below or by tweeting @IrishTeachers and I will link to them all in another post on ITB.
Please encourage others to take part too.
ITB Challenge #3 - Share a Web Tool
Welcome to the third Irish Teacher Blogs challenge!
For this challenge, I’d like you to share your favourite web tool, free or otherwise, with the ITB readers. This could be something you use daily in your classroom, a useful administration tool for schools or anything that you would describe as a web tool.
Leave a comment below telling us about the web tool and how you use it. If you like, write a blog post of your own about the tool and post the link in the comments section below.
ITB Challenge #2 - Share a Blog
Welcome to the second Irish Teacher Blogs challenge!
For this one I’d like you to leave a comment on this post sharing a blog (or more than one if you like) that you find interesting/inspiring/useful in an educational sense. Simply leave a link and tell us why you like the blog(s) so much! They don’t have to be Irish either, I’m sure there are other blogs out there worth reading!
ITB Challenge #1 - Random Post
Welcome to the first Irish Teacher Blogs Challenge. This will be the first in a regular series of challenges that I will post here. I hope a lot of you will take part as the challenges are designed to get us all reading blogs and interacting with their authors. After all, isn’t that what blogs are all about?
For Challenge #1 I’m asking you to click on the “Random Post” icon in the top right hand corner (that’s the one with two arrows crossing each other). Then simply visit that blog post and leave a comment. I’m sure the author will be delighted to hear from you!
If you like, you can also leave a comment on this post to let me know that you have completed the challenge. Thank you!