St. Kevin’s has been granted the nationally recognised Digital School of Distinction Award, accredited by the Department of Education. This award is granted to schools who have demonstrated excellence in their approach to the integration of ICT (computers) in teaching and learning. This is a great achievement for the school and we would like to thank all the staff, parents and the Board of Management for their help in making it happen.
2016 is a very important year in Ireland, as we remember the events of the Easter Rising 100 years ago. Classes in St. Kevin’s will be learning all about the Easter Rising over the next few weeks.
Take a look at the 1916 Easter Rising Corner at the top left of the blog. There are lots of fun things you can try and explore to learn even more about 1916. Here are some of the things you can click into;
- A Virtual Tour – where you can explore Dublin city now and then through videos, photos and audio files
- Songs and lyrics – practise, learn or just listen to songs written about the Rising
- Videos – watch videos explaining all about what happened, including the people and the places
- 1916 Easter Rising and Dublin Zoo – find out what happened to the animals of Dublin Zoo when the rebellion took place
- 1916 Easter Rising…and Minecraft?! – watch some cool Minecraft videos of two of the most famous buildings where the Rising took place. Could you build them?
Let us know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!
Today is internet safety day and the children have learned how to protect themselves better online during the week. Parents have also been provided with a copy of the Zeeko Internet Safety Guide. Click here to view.
Mr. McCarthy’s 2nd class have been exploring the Titanic in 3D! After researching and sketching their own rooms, they went on a digital scavenger hunt through the mighty ship. Check out the video of our time travelers in action below.
Oh! If you want to explore the Titanic in 3D yourself, click on the picture above. Happy exploring everyone!
We are delighted to announce that St. Kevin’s has, once again, been awarded for the standards set in Science and Maths throughout the school.
All the students and teachers have worked exceptionally hard this year to bring Science and Maths together through exciting experiments (you can see most of these activities on the blog!) and they have been rewarded for their wonderful observation, scientific and mathematical skills.
Well done to everyone in the school for their great contribution and a particular thanks to all the teachers for making it possible!
Ms. Brennan’s fourth class have been learning how to use Wordle this week. They made some really cool Wordles about the counties of Ireland. Here are a few examples. Let us know what you think!
This week in St. Kevin’s Computer Club, the group were learning about the different formats that Microsoft Publisher could produce.
The group had 15 minutes to design a poster for the Computer Club using their publisher skills. Well done to Leon Bolger from Mr. O’Neill’s class who won the competition. Have a look at his poster below.
Mr. Sheekey’s class visited the computer room today as part of I.T. Week. We have been learning how to write basic computer code. We can now give a series of instructions in order and move different characters around the maze.
We enjoy using computers in class and have our own computer coding account to practise and learn more at home!
Today in the computer room, Mr. McNeice’s class completed the “Hour of Code”. This is an online initiative set up to show more primary school children how easy it is to create a game or app on the computer. People with experience of scratch or other coding programmes will enjoy this as much as anyone who has never coded before. Have a go yourself at http://code.org/learn and see how you get on with some of the challenges.
(The 6th class definitely enjoyed the flappy bird coding and there is also an activity for all the “Frozen” fans in the school!)