iPad Initiative

Aims of our I-pad initiative

Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed has invested considerably in its ICT provision to be a leader in ICT skills attainment & development for our students. Our school uses Google Apps and all students have a Google Apps account, providing them with a school based email account, calendar, task-manager etc.  Each pupil is capable of emailing any staff member or the Principal and vice-versa.  Our first year and transition year students learn how to create and develop e-portfolios. This is facilitated through Google sites and Mahara. Our pupils and parents have access to the following;

  • Google Apps
  • VSware
  • Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle
  • Blogs
  • Wikis

Wriggle store

We are working with a company called Wriggle www.wriggle.ie to ensure that the ipad initiative is a success. You can access the wriggle store at http://store.wriggle.ie/colaiste-mhuire-co-ed. A code is sent out via text to parents also.

The main advantages

  • No need to buy exam papers – saving of approximate €100
  • Cut down on weight in bags
  • Most interactive learning resources for pupils with Dictionaries, Maps, Globes, Translators, Maths help etc.
  • Internet browser for the family
  • Highly affordable repayment options with the local credit union
  • Very impressive advantages Science
  • Option to lease text-books each year at a third of the price of hard-copy

Cost

  • As explained at the information evening parents will log into wriggle.ie where they will buy the ipad and all the books
  • Competitive loan rates have been negotiated with the local credit union

Insurance

  • Wriggle  recommends that parents arrange their own insurance cover
  • House Insurance Contents Cover – you must check this will cover the ipad      when not at home
  • GadgetInsurance.ie also offers very competitive rates

Links of Interest

Interesting Articles about iPad in Education

The following apps are recommended by our school to support student learning

Book Readers
CJFallonReader Free
Gill Education Free
Edco Learning Free
Folens eBooks Free
Educate.ie Free
Mentor Free
Apple Apps
iMovie Free
iTunes U Free
Keynote Free
Garage band Free
Show me Free
Numbers Free
Pages Free
Clips Free
Google Apps
Google Calendar Free
Google Earth Free
Drive Free
Google Chrome Free
Google Classroom Free
Google Docs Free
Google Sheets Free
Google Sites Free
Youtube Free
Google Arts and Culture Free
Expeditions Free
Microsfot Apps
Microsfot Apps Free
Microsoft Word Free
Microsoft PowerPoint Free
One Drive Free
Learning Apps
Number Line Free
GeoGebra Free
Kahoot! Free
Khan Academy Free
Pic Collage Free
popplet lite Free
Quizlet Free
Showbie Free
Duolingo Free
Brainscape Free
Padlet Free
Prezi Free
Book creator Free
Kidblog Free
Socrative Free
Duolingo Free
Inspiration/Simple Mind Plus Free
Explain Everything Free
Comic Life Paid
Anki App Free
Skitch Free
Evernote Free
Edpuzzle Free
Voice record pro Free
Make dice lite Free
Word reference Free
puppet pals Free
tellagami Free
Tiny cards Free
Dictionary.com Free
Merriam-Webster Free
Mindmeister Free

 

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