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Education in County Kildare

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Visit the website of The Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI)The Computer Education Society of Ireland (CESI)
The Computer Education Society of Ireland promotes the use of computers and information and communication technology in schools. Organised and driven by educators at all three levels of the educational system, CESI promotes the practical implementation of ICTs at school and classroom level.

Visit the website of The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE)The National Centre for Technology in Education (NCTE)
The National Centre for Technology in Education is an Irish Government agency established to provide advice, support and information on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in education.

The main areas of activity of the NCTE are called initiatives. Four central initiatives were devised to implement the Schools IT 2000 programme and these remain central for the development of ICT in education. Other initiatives have also been started over the past few years.

  1. Technology Integration (TII) supporting improved levels of high quality ICT infrastructure in schools.
  2. Teaching Skills (TSI) has put in place a comprehensive ICT training programme for teachers.
  3. Digital Content focusing on the availability and provision of digital resources that are relevant to the Irish curriculum.
  4. Scoilnet focuses on the promotion and use of the Internet in education and includes a website of educational resources for students, teachers and parents.
  5. Special Educational Needs (SEN) ensures that the needs of students with special educational needs, and their teachers, are integrated into all the main ICT initiatives.
  6. Schools Integration Project (SIP) examines and pilots models of technology integration in schools.

Visit the website of ScoilNetScoilNet
Scoilnet is a portal website that supports Ireland’s education community by providing educational resources, curricular support, information and advice to students, teachers and parents. It is a portal website for primary and post primary education in Ireland. Schools Online is an area of the site devoted to profiling Irish schools and teachers. It is a key initiative of the Department of Education and Science.

Visit the website of is a collaboration between AIB Bank, The Irish Times, and Intel Ireland in association with other leading corporate supporters to bring you highly innovative, interactive and exciting learning. The website provides valuable resources to help students learn, to revise for their exams, and to enable students and teachers to explore the wider world of education.

Focusing on the Irish Junior and Senior Cycle curricula, was the first resource of its kind designed specifically for Irish students and teachers. uses the expertise of the top teachers in their fields, as well as key members of the syllabus and examination boards for the sourcing and development of content.

Visit the website of TeachNet.ieTeachNet Ireland
TeachNet Ireland funds innovative Irish teachers throughout Ireland to publish curriculum units that demonstrate the integration of ICT into classroom teaching in a meaningful and practical way. TeachNet Ireland is an initiative of St Patricks College Drumcondra, run in association with the Teachers Network New York.

Teachers are trained on how to best disseminate technology integration into classroom teaching and to create interactive curricula for publication on website.