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December 2014

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Check the index below for a list of articles published in this issue.



INDEX OF ARTICLES

Editorial • The great digital divide What you need to know • The Supplementary Panel – 10 things you should know • Letters – TTIP, the Luddites, Aistear and Wellness365 • Tell us what you think – draw 50 book voucher. Keep up-to-date via Twitter, website or RSS feed. Congress 2015 • Guidelines for motions • Timetable • Delegates Wellness365 • Shaping up to be a huge success – register for a seminar near you In the News • General Secretary demands a charter of teachers’ rights • Complaints under Rule 104/5 • Education Conference • Poetry Competition winners • ICT in schools – the  policy and the reality Equality• INTO LGBT conference Vere Foster Medal Winners • More pics next issue INTO Learning • Upcoming courses and  other news In the Media •Recent media coverage News Briefs • Changing of Examiners • INTO supports Ebola Appeal • Revised marking scheme for POR interviews • Job Sharing/Teacher Exchange Registers online

Membership Plus Have you registered yet? • Pallative Care website launched • Comhar Linn winners • Cumann na mBunscol AGM • INTO remembered in legacy • Updated INTO Rules and Constitution • Youth Workshop in Blanchardstown Branch School Leadership • New data protection website launched • INTO rejects claim about school boards Managing your Money • The Christmas Budgeting Countdown – check out consumerhelp.ie Healthy Living • Fight or flight - learn to combat stress Stay Safe Online • Protect yourself from cyber scams this Christmas • Yellow Flag Awards •Changemaker Schools – supporting and connecting schools • Education news from around the world • Oireachtas Report • Digital Schools of Distinction • Migrant Education – conference in Dublin • Sooey NS win national video competition

Safer Internet Day Online safety tips from PDST Want to Tweet? Ciara Brennan shares her thoughts on using Twitter in the classroom Online Discussions edchatIE invites you to join the discussion on education FÍS Film Festival10th anniversary this year Primary Science Useful planning charts from Dr Maeve Liston 2D shapes Activities to support children exploring shapes – from Mairéad Hourigan and Aisling Leavy The Workings of Austerity Views from Tom Healy, Nevin Institute Solidarity Pepy – collaboration  between Ireland and Cambodia Visual Arts Michael O’Reilly suggests art activities for the festive season Irish Resources Tips from COGG Island Hopping in Greece Travel tips from Elizabeth- Ann Kirwan SESE Tips School gardening notes from Paddy Madden Book Reviews.

Noticeboard Upcoming events Comhar Linn Crossword Plus resources Scoilnet Panel Plus details of Engineers Week 2015 and also news of the MATHletes Challenge