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2016 T4 National Seminar Programs.......New..
SolidWorks for Technology Subjects

The 2016 series of National Seminar workshops will take place in 5 venues over a 10 day period from the 2nd to the 12th March 2016. Three of the workshops will take place during school time, with two further workshops taking place on Saturday the 5th & 12th March 2016. 

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2nd March 2016

Clonmel Park Hotel, Co. Tipperary

09.30 to 15.30

Active

5th March 2016

Portlaoise College, Co. Laois

09.30 to 15.30

Active

8th March 2016

Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly

09.30 to 15.30

Active

10th March 2016 Clarion Hotel, Sligo 09.30 to 15.30 Active
12th March 2016 Castletroy College, Limerick 09.30 to 15.30 Active

The day’s activities will consist of 4 separate workshops in the following areas:

  • Introduction to SolidWorks for Construction Studies Teachers
  • Introduction to SolidWorks for Engineering Teachers
  • Introduction to SolidWorks for Technology Teachers
  • Advanced SolidWorks Drawing Techniques for DCG Teachers

The 5 hour introductory workshops are for teachers with little or no experience of using the SolidWorks CAD software. The 5 hour workshop for DCG teachers is for teachers who regularly use SolidWorks.
 
Additional resources also available on the day.  Early booking is advised as places are limited.

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Robotics & Control Technology.......New..
Programming PIC microcontrollers

These workshops will include forward / reverse and speed control of DC motors, the use of limit switches, controlling servo motors, the use of variables to provide feedback  and programming the microcontroller using the free "Genie Programming Editor" software. 

Date

Venue

Time

Updated

23rd February 2016

Laois Education Centre

18.30 to 21.00

Active

24th February 2016

Scoil Mhuire, Dunleer, Co. Louth

18.30 to 21.00

Active

25th February 2016

Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon

18.30 to 21.00

Active

These workshops are aimed at Technology, Engineering and Construction Studies teachers. Participants will have an opportunity to create and take away sample programmes Beginners to intermediate level content.  Limited places available.

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SolidWorks Updates 2009 to 2015 - Last chance to attend Workshops .........

The following additional phase 2 workshops on “SolidWorks Updates 2009 to 2015” will be available for teachers who may have missed the previous sessions held between the 4th November and the 3rd December 2015.   Places are limited for these final set of workshops and if you are interested in attending please follow the link to register.

Date

Venue

Time

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26th January 2016

Laois Education Centre

18.30 to 21.00

Cancelled

28th January 2016

Dublin West Education Centre

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

02 February 2016

Carrick-on-Shannon Ed. Centre

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

04 February 2016

C.T.I. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

18.30 to 21.00

Cancelled

The phase 1 and phase 2 programme of “SolidWorks Updates 2009 to 2015” included key updates and developments to the SolidWorks software from 2009 to 2015.  

Phase one was the development of a series of online tutorials and supporting web resources designed to provide a self-directed upskilling programme for teachers.  Phase two of the support programme consisted of a series of 2.5 hours face to face workshops.

Three complimentary interactive workshop posters, instructional book and USB storage key will be available on the night for those in attendance.

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Leaving Certificate Briefs 2016 .. .Arrow...
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ECO Friendly & Sustainable Refugee Shelter.....

Refugees and people displacement is very topical at the moment, but here is a solution from Patrick Leonard from Grange Post Primary School based on the provision of specialised shelter for those forced to live in long term camps and holding areas. It was Patrick's project for the 2015 Leaving Certificate Technology Examination and is provided here with his permission and that of Grange Post Primary School. Teachers: Declan Campbell and Daniel O'Connor.

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Minister for Education and Skills announces €7m in grants to 450 post-primary schools to support implementation of DCG programme .

New Computers & CAD software for DCG Rooms

Announcing the grants, Minister O’Sullivan said: “My Department recognises the importance of DCG as it directly contributes to the key skills required in Ireland’s knowledge-based economy. It incorporates principles of science, materials, manufacture, design, technology and information technology”.

Following a public procurement competition, a contract for CAD Software for Schools was awarded to Solid Solutions Ireland, the national reseller of Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation 3D Software, SOLIDWORKS, for the next six years. The Department of Education and Skills (DES) purchased this software directly following a procurement process involving representatives from the DES and various partner bodies. “SOLIDWORKS is a worldwide industry leader in parametric CAD software and today’s announcement will ensure that Irish students will remain at the cutting edge of design technology.” The draw-down facility for computers has been put in place by the procurement committee with the support of the Office of Government Procurement. The computers are specially customised and tested to meet the demands of running SOLIDWORKS in a classroom environment. Fujitsu Ireland, with its partners Smart Schools and Total Import Solutions, are supplying the Desktop computers. The Notebook Computers are being supplied by PC Peripherals. 

The Minister said: “DCG continues to grow in schools. In 2012, 5,319 candidates sat the Leaving Certificate Examination, with the predicted 2015 figure standing at 5,705. The allocated funding has been increased accordingly and will ensure that this important subject continues to go from strength to strength. Letters are being issued to schools detailing the amount of money being allocated.

A professional development programme for the new CAD software is currently being formulated by the Professional Development Service for Teachers for autumn 2015, and details will be sent to schools. The first phase of support will involve online tutorials and supporting web resources. Phase two will include national workshops.

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Creating & Programming a Mini Sumo Robot

Online Video Workshop

Visit our online workshop to view a series of video tutorials covering the contents of a one day (6 hour) T4 professional development workshop demonstrating how to build, programme and control a Mini Sumo Robot.

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Entrepreneurial & Design Skills on show in Doon. .....

Click on the link below to view a series of short videos demonstrating the range of design and I.T. skills displayed by students studying Technology in Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa in Doon.  See a Robotic-Hand being controlled by external human hand movements, a Baggage System that identifies and sorts components by colour and an automatic Farmyard Cleaning System.

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Activity Sheets for J.C. Technology Subjects...Arrow.....

Activity Sheets for use by teachers and students of Technology Subjects.    The Activity Sheets vary in difficulty and are designed to aid students in their progression through Junior Cycle.  Each exercise has a number of activities which enable the student to combine theoretical elements with hands on practical experience. There is no set order to the projects and teachers are free to choose when to include in their subject plans. Each Activity Sheet includes elements of::

  • Setting goals and learning objectives.
  • Practical project work.
  • Working drawings in 2D and 3D format coupled with Bill of Materials.
  • Associated theoretical content.
  • Design activities.
  • Cross curricular links.
  • Literacy and Numeracy based activities.
  • A logical sequence toward completion.
  • Critical reflection & evaluation.
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Technical Graphics Resources.
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PowerPoint Presentations which could be used as an introduction to Technical Graphics or as a tester course for new 1st year students.  Worksheets are provided to compliment the PowerPoint presentations.  The full PowerPoint presentation includes a brief overview of Technical Graphics and could possibly be set up for display at information nights or open days.  

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ICT for teaching & Learning

Example of a flipped learning approach in a Tech Graphics class.

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Blackrock Education Centre

Robotic Workshop for teachers of Technology subjects on Monday the 8th February.

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RTE Insider Robots 2015

The 2015 EA Robot Games Tournament as featured on the RTE Science show 'Insiders'.

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DCG Resource

A PowerPoint presentation with animations "Descriptive Geometry of Lines & Planes". This resource was developed for T4.

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EA Robot Games 2016

Friday the 20th May 2016 in Dublin Castle. This year event should be even better than ever with support and sponsorship from EA Games

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New Technology Book

Golden Key Educational Publishing have informed us that the new book "Technology for Leaving Certificate" by Gráinne Enright is now available.

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Student Assignment Book
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This booklet offers guidance to both teachers and students on possible approaches to successfully completing the DCG Student Assignment

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Engineering Projects Book

These booklets offer guidance to both teachers & students on possible approaches to successfully completing the Engineering - Technology Project: Manufacture/Design.

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Photo's of DCG Rooms

Sample layout of desk design & DCG room layout from various schools.

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Technology Room

See a panoramic view of the Technology Room in Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa, Doon, Co. Limerick

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Teacher Registration

Would you like us to contact you when new courses or resources become available?  If yes, then select the registration option under the Teacher menu.

 

Winning Video

Click the link below to view the winning entry in the Film Makers section of the 2014 Irish Junior Mini Sumo Robot Tournament organised by Robotics Ireland in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland and PDST.

The video was made by Cian Ruane and Shane Mc Cormick, both 5th Yr. students in St. Gerald's College, Castlebar.

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Sample Project

Sample1st Year Technology workshop project. The format and layout is based on the style of the PDST Activity Sheets. This resource is provided by Shane Comisky, Adamstown Community School.

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