Hot Topics

Age: 8,9,10,11,12
Project Year: 2012-13

Themes: Debate


  • Children will be enabled to compose persuasive texts.
  • To encourage tolerance of other peoples' views.
  • To enable children to explore different ways of gathering data.
  • To enable pupils to analyse data.
  • To encourage confidence in sharing views and disagreeing and negotiating.
Collaboration: Using wikis to analyse and collate data, Videoconferencing and chat to decide topics and survey questions.


The groups videoconferenced monthly in Term 1. Teachers videoconferenced twice per term. Decided group names and general getting to know each other. Collaborative Christmas Carols. More personal than Moodle, more instantaneous and immediate.

Schools Involved

  • Location: Monasteraden Co.Sligo
    Age Group: 8,9,10,11,12
    Type: Primary

  • Location: Old Lurgan Road Portadown BT63 5SG
    Age Group: 9,10
    Type: Primary

Media Gallery

For Dissolving Boundaries Day 2014 we invited schools to send us short video recordings that show what DB means to them. We've pieced these together into a movie!

A documentary about linking schools through ICT; case studies of cross-border links between Northern Ireland and Ireland in the Dissolving Boundaries programme and in Israel through the TEC program.


School Participation

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