Linking Learning is a website service and mobile app which aims to help parents gain a deeper understanding and awareness of the all specific learning objectives that their child is encountering weekly. Teachers and parents are the target users of Linking Learning.
The NCCA already provide parents and teachers with a website to search for the various curricular learning outcomes that need to be achieved in each subject during each year in Primary school. However, this is an open source website and offers no indication as to when each learning outcome is to be achieved.
This project would provide teachers with a site to highlight the learning outcomes that are being taught during a specific time frame a week, a month, this will then be automatically be sent to parent via text/email alert. Parents can then view the list of proposed activities to bring their child’s learning into the real world. Linked Learning provides support for parents to engage with their children in an informal way, connecting their school objectives to their everyday life, shared interests and hobbies.
Project Creator: Barry Slattery
Barry Slattery is a seconday school science teacher with over twenty years experience in education working across the areas of classroom learning, staff development, research and management. He also works as a Chemistry methodology lecturer in the National University of Ireland Maynooth.