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CBI Interactive Whiteboard Project - DEC, ICS, CESI

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Níl mé liofacht sa Ghaeilge ...mar sin, tá an chuid is mó den leathanach seo trí mhean an Bhéarla :-(


AFAIK, the only CBI system that has a front-end user-interface available 'trí mhean na Gaeilge' is that provided by SMART: for example in SMART's Notebook software you can choose File ...Save or Comhad ...Sabháil srl. Update: Promethean's ActivInspire also has Comhad ...Socruithe ...Teanga - nach iontach an rud é sin :-)



Here are a set of resources that are available elsewhere on this site, gathered together on this page for ease of access. Please note that you might still consider accessing the individual pages ...where a resource is in English you may still find usefull ideas. Remember that all of these files are fully editable to suit your class.



I and other teachers have shared a set of 'Comhadanna' for the SMART CBI


Note that you must have SMART Board software installed (either the full version or the Reader version or the Free Online Version) on your computer in order to read these files.

In some cases we have also saved an html version of the file which will open in your Browser (opens in a new window; you will have to 'allow blocked content' and you will also be asked to download the SVGviewer for your first html file).


You can also open these Notebook files if your computer is running Promethean (ActivPrimary, ActivStudio, ActivInspire) software (although you may lose some of the links, sounds etc.)



I and other teachers have shared a set of 'Comhadanna' resources on the page for ActivInspirePrimary (Promethean) activprimary_-_ireland.html

Note that you must have ActivInspire software installed on your computer in order to read these files...or you can download a free Personal Edition from
http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.29751
...be careful with the License conditions!>


  • "Suas, Anuas" for Junior Infants... ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (146 Kb)
  • An Trá.flp Gaeilge for Junior and Senior Infants, 438 KB
  • Ar an Trá (Junior Infants).flp Gaeilge for Junior and Senior Infants, 246 KB
  • Gaeilge - First Class an aimsir2.flp ...le béim ar 'Fuar' (274 KB)
  • Gaeilge - First and Second Class Cochailín Dearg.flp 6125 KB
  • Gaeilge - First and Second Class Maith Thú.flp 238 KB
  • Gaeilge - First and Second Class Nollaig 1st 2nd.flp 923 KB
  • Resource for Third Class Caiteamh Aimsire hata.flp 500 KB
  • Resource for Third Class Telifís.flp 434 KB
  • A lesson on "Woodland Animals" (Rí Rá agis Ruaille Buaille sa Choill) - gnáth nathanna cainte do Rang 3 agus 4...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (3.5 Mb)
  • Gaeilge for Third Class: 'Gairdín' handwritten poem: gaeilge.flp (21 KB)
  • A lesson on "Caitheamh Aimsire" for Fifth and Sixth Classes...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (1.7 Mb)
  • A wonderful Gaeilge resource for St Patrick's Day: La fheile Padraig.flp (just under 8 MB file but well worth it!)

To learn how to install an Irish Dictionary (from Gaelspell) in ACTIVprimary, Tim Tuckey has provided this text document Click for Gaelspell (you will need Word, Word Viewer or StarWrite to read this)

 


I and other teachers have shared a set of 'Comhadanna' for the Mimio board on the page mimio_-_ireland.html


You must have Mimio Interactive Software on your computer in order to be able to use these files.


N.B. When you start the Download of any of these files, add the file extension .ink ..otherwise your computer will try to change the format to .zip by default. For example, when you try to download the first file (dathanna), change the file name to dathanna.ink


Dathanna: an exercise (i nGaeilge) to learn the names of colours. ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (204 KB)

This particular file also has some pictures in it - these are downloaded within the file so you don't have to do anything extra.

However, there are also some Sounds included: while the Mimio file will still work (but you won't hear anything!) it may be useful to download these sounds separately. I have created an Archive ('zipped') file which you can download here - this time do not change the file name by adding a file extension, just let it be saved as the default 'compressed format' (445 KB) . After you download this, Windows XP (or a third-party program) can 'unzip' this file for you: right-click on the downloaded file and choose 'Extract All'. If both the downloaded dathanna.ink (mimio file) and the dathanna Folder are, for example, on the Desktop, you will now hear the sounds (via Windows Media Player) from the Mimio file. To change location (in order to keep the Desktop tidy), save the Folder called 'Dathanna' in the same folder location as your Mimio file called dathanna.ink.


For the Hitachi board, I have just one resource at cambridge-hitachi_-_ireland.html


You will need to have Starboard software on your computer to view these (although we also provide a HTML version of the file below)

  • Dathanna: an exercise (i nGaeilge) to learn the names of colours. ...Left-click to run directly or Right click (and Save As) here (391 KB) ...you can also view a version of the file in your Browser by clicking here (the file will open in a separate Window)


I and other teachers have shared a set of 'Comhadanna' for Easiteach (whiteboard software) at easiteach_-_ireland.html


Note that you must have Easiteach software installed on your computer in order to read these files.

The 'older' 3.4 Reader program can be downloaded from http://www.rm.com/Support/GeneralDownload.asp?cref=DWN1100805&nav=0&referrer=rss ...while Next Generation Lite is available from http://www.easiteach.com/eng/downloads/index.htm




eBeam software can be downloaded from www.luidia.com. It operates in two modes: without an eBeam receiver attached, you will only be able to use the 'Scrapbook' (.wbd) formats below.


  • Ag Comhaireamh Daoine (.esb): an Interact file which illustrates an teaching and learning approach to the task of counting people 'as Gaeilge'. Follow this link CountingPeopleGaeilgeDK.ESB ...please note that this is a 19MB file
  • Contrarachtaí (.esb): an Interact file which can be used in the teaching and learning of Opposites. Follow this link GaeilgeOppositesDK.ESB (4 Mb)
  • Time (Am) (.esb): a support for teaching and learning 'Time'. Follow this link TimeGaeilgeDK.ESB (660 KB)
  • Fruit and Veg (.wbd): a Scrapbook with Text boxes which can be used to sort the Fruit from the Vegetables ...click here 3 KB (you may also want to right-click and 'Save Target As')

Maidir leis an 'suíomhanna idirlíne' ...tá www.scoilnet.ie ar fheabhas chun na suíomhanna a fháil amach, i mo thuaraim féin.

Suíomhanna eile a fuar mé amach (blianta ó shin!)...


Tá liosta bhog ábhair ar fháil ar softwarecentral.ie ...ach níl mé in ann 'Gaeilge' - ná aon abhár eile - a fháil inniu!


Here are some other Software Titles...


  • Edco (follow the links to Primary ...Irish) to read reviews of 'Vocabulary Builder Irish',, 'Talk Now! Irish' and 'World Talk Irish'
  • Edco also have 'An Rí Santach', a title created with Fabula
  • Carroll Education offer 'An Scríobhnóir Óg' from Granada Learning
  • Diskovery (follow the links to ...Primary ...Irish) sell 'An Bíobla Naofa' (Bible in Irish ), 'An Chéad Choiscéim' (First Steps), 'Drochlá Ruairí (Ruairí's Bad Day) (in the Centre), 'Multimedia Flashcards - Irish', 'Seanfhocail ' (Irish Proverbs) and 'Talk Now Learn Irish '
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