Co-operative learning supported by educational technology
Errigal College utilises Google for Education apps and software. This is a collaborative tool that allows for sharing of information and effective communication. We endeavour to utilise digital technology as a tool to develop students’ personal development through the use of cooperative learning strategies and presentation of research work.
It is also our intention that staff will further develop their knowledge of and use of Digital Technology in their lesson planning and daily teaching & learning. As all the Junior Cycle Key Skills have a digital focus, the promotion of Digital Learning is key for teaching, learning and assessment. Our school leaders will promote a culture of improvement, collaboration, innovation and creativity in learning, teaching and assessment by providing teachers with opportunities to collaborate in person and through the use of digital technology – across and beyond our own school.
We will encourage students to collaborate with each other and with their teachers, thereby enriching student learning experiences and helping them to become self-motivated and autonomous learners. In this way, every classroom becomes an IT suite wherein students can collaborate, create and share. Teachers will have more scope to create more innovative assessment methods and learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum with a focus on collaboration.