Kilkeel HS Technology Projects

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Microcontroller course.

There is a possibility (depending on demand) of a 2 day course in the use of microcontrollers. This course would be delivered from Parallax America with the venue to be decided (not America!). The Technology team at Clounagh have been contacted by the organiser to raise awareness and gain interest. If you are interested or know someone from another school in another board who may be interested in this proposal, please e-mail for more details.

STEM funding

A sum of money has been made available to Post Primary schools with a direct remit to continue to build the professional capacity of STEM teaching staff by developing and promoting the sharing of effective practice at Key Stages 3 and 4. Post Primary schools are invited to bid for funding in support of this remit through either: collaboration in relation to the promotion, learning and teaching of an identified STEM subject between a minimum of 2 schools within an Area Learning Community (up to £5000); or collaboration between a minimum of 2 STEM Areas of Learning within a school (up to £2000). The majority of the funding should be used for sub cover and a case may be made to use a small amount of the money acquired to purchase additional resources to support the initiative. For full details click here.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Important Message for Yacapaca users.

Quite a number of departments already use Yacapaca for testing and assignments. They have however introduced a subscription fee for medium to heavy users. You can use up to 100 quizzes for free each month, however a number of schools may exceed this usage as examination time looms. Please log onto Yacapaca for further details of pricing.