CLiC Schools aims to engage as many teachers as possible in small long term sustainable ICT initiatives that link in with the national curriculum and the work they are already doing in class. Schools that are members of CLiC Schools initiative receive the relevant software and in some cases hardware required to run their projects. Appropriate training is also part of the initiative.
CLiC Schools projects are designed to help teachers meet the ICT requirements of the Primary School Curriculum and provide an added dimension to the use of ICT in secondary schools. The projects range in difficulty but start at a level that does not involve a steep learning curve for the teachers or students involved.
An Affiliated Resource
The CLiCnews website has been created specially for primary school children.
It features all the best that the Internet has to offer in terms of technology and literacy. It taps into the popularity of social networking sites in a positive and productive manner. It is simple to use and interact with.
Children not only get the opportunity to read all about the latest events that are occuring in Ireland and around the world but also to comment on them. The site is closed to the public and all comments are moderated. Teachers can download all the comments, review them with the children and help them improve their punctuation and grammer. Comments are awarded to the best comment each week. The site can be used as a discussion starter in the classroom. Other classroom resources like quizzes and crosswords are also available.