Mary Immaculate College B.Ed. students are Top of the Class when using Interactive White Boards
Promethean, a global education company, has added Mary Immaculate College as one of its partners in providing online classroom resources for use by primary teachers in Ireland and across the globe. Promethean's online teaching community, www.prometheanplanet.com has over a million users worldwide.
B.Ed. students at Mary Immaculate College produce interactive lessons as part of their programme and a selection of these lessons are available on the Promethean Planet website. Twenty lessons are already available on the site, with many more to follow over the next few months and years. To date, over 5000 teachers worldwide have downloaded these lessons for use in their own classrooms.
Eimear Fitzmaurice, a Year 3 B.Ed. student from Co. Roscommon, produced a lesson on ‘Maps and Directions.’ This lesson has had over 600 downloads, making it the most popular lesson on the website. To mark her achievement, Gill Leahy, Promethean European Manager and Samantha Clewes, Promethean Consultant for Ireland and the UK, presented Eimear with a set of Interactive Response Units for use in the classroom. These hand-held devices promote interactivity in every lesson.
At the award ceremony held recently at Mary Immaculate College, Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, Dean of Education, praised the work of the students and commented that the quality of their work was recognised by primary teachers across the globe.
Also speaking at the award ceremony, Dr David O’Grady, Lecturer in ICT at the College, said, “We are very grateful to Promethean for their support in preparing students at Mary Immaculate College to become teachers of the 21st century by ensuring that they have access to the latest software for the interactive boards.”
To view the MIC lesson plans, go to: IWB Lessons
Gill Leahy, European Projects Manager, Promethean, addressing Final Year B.Ed. students, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, on the role of Interactive White Boards in education.