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.
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 .. ....
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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.
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.
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........
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::
Technical Graphics Resources.
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