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Post Date: 10 October 2022


Our JCt4 Autumn newsletters for the suite of Technology subjects are available to download as a PDF by clicking on the links below:

               

Post Date: 19 September 2022


The NCCA have recently released the Revised Arrangements for the Completion of Classroom-Based Assessments for the student cohort 2020 – 2023. This document can be accessed by clicking on the image below;

The Technology teams have created resources to support teachers as their students engage with Classroom-Based Assessment 2. These resources can be found by clicking on the relevant subject below.

Applied Technology

Engineering

Wood Technology

Graphics

Post Date: 17 May 2022


Every year, the National Gallery of Ireland, together with dozens of museums, galleries, libraries and cultural organisations from all over the island of Ireland, encourage people to get drawing on National Drawing Day.

 

The range of events include sketching workshops and activities which align very well with the Technologies subjects and are appropriate for all levels of engagement.

 

Click here or on the image below to view a list of the partner organisation that are hosting events and workshops this year for National Drawing Day.

Post Date: 08 February 2022


Our JCt4 Spring newsletters for the suite of Technology subjects are available to download as a PDF by clicking on the links below:

Engineering Newsletter Spring 2022

 

Wood Technology Newsletter Spring 2022

 

Applied Technology Newsletter Spring 2022

 

Graphics Newsletter Spring 2022

Post Date: 25 January 2022


The JCt4 Wood Technology team were delighted to recently record a two-part podcast with GMIT Letterfrack Head of Department, Paul Leamy for the latest episode of the ‘Hands On’ podcast series. In part one of this recording, Paul talks about the joy of designing and making with wood and the importance of developing the key principles of hand skills at GMIT Letterfrack, the National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology. 
 
You can listen to the full podcast by clicking here or on the image below

Post Date: 21 January 2022


The Graphics team have recently created some new resources as a support for teachers as their students engage with CBA 1: Communicating through sketching. These include a PowerPoint presentation entitled ‘Exploring Classroom-Based Assessment 1’ and a supporting interactive poster and video.

 

Please click on this link or on the image below to access these resources

Post Date: 18 November 2021


The JCt4 Team have recently launched a Podcast playlist titled “Hands On”. This playlist is available through the Junior Cycle Talks channel on Soundcloud and all usual podcast providers.

 

Our latest episode features a conversation with Daniel Gill – Furniture Maker.

 

 

Post Date: 03 November 2021


The JCt4 Technologies team would like to thank all the teachers who engaged with our recent Autumn Online learning Events. If you would like to view the recordings of these online learning events and associated support materials, please do so by clicking on the links below. Previous Webinars are available in these locations too.

 

Post Date: 03 November 2021


The State Examinations Commission (SEC) published sample examination papers (common level) for each of the suite of Technology subjects on Friday 22nd October. The sample papers are provided as a guide on the structure and content of the assessment in accordance with the subject specification. These sample papers may be found on the SEC website by clicking here or by clicking on the relevant subject below to access the respective sample examination paper:

Applied Technology Sample Paper

Engineering Sample Paper

Graphics Sample Paper

Wood Technology Sample Paper

Post Date: 03 November 2021


The coursework briefs and project materials for the suite of Technology subjects have been published by the State Examinations Commission. Please click on the relevant subjects below to access the documentation.

 

Wood Technology Coursework Design Briefs

Applied Technology Coursework Briefs

Graphics Student Project

Engineering Project Coursework

Post Date: 11 June 2021


The JCt4 Graphics team in collaboration with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is proud to showcase the student entries for “The Good Design in Everyday Life” Exhibition.

 

Visit the exhibition at https://t.co/2VepLFRCHw?amp=1

Post Date: 19 March 2021


The Department of Education published on 15th March 2021 guidelines for schools entitled “Assessment and Reporting on Students’ Learning - Junior Cycle 2021”. The guideline documents can be found here.
The Department of Education also recently published an infographic titled “Returning to School Guidance for teaching, learning and assessment Post-primary students”, March 2021. This infographic will automatically download by clicking here.

Post Date: 11 December 2020


The JCt4 Team have recently launched a Podcast playlist titled “Hands On”. This playlist is available through the Junior Cycle Talks channel on Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-65250337/sets/jct4 and all usual podcast providers. Follow and subscribe to hear some unique and interesting podcasts. Our latest episode features a conversation with UI Designer Jonathan Lynch

Post Date: 11 December 2020


The JCt4 Team have recently launched a Podcast playlist titled “Hands On”. This playlist is available through the Junior Cycle Talks channel on Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-65250337/sets/jct4 and all usual podcast providers. Follow and subscribe to hear some unique and interesting podcasts. Our latest episode features a conversation with Silversmith Dominic Dolan.

Post Date: 16 October 2020


The JCt4 team would like to thank all the teachers who engaged with our recent Webinars. If you would like to view the recordings of these Webinars and associated support materials, please do so by clicking on the links below. Previous Webinars are available in these locations too.

Engineering: Webinars

Wood Technology: Webinars

Applied Technology: Webinars

Graphics: Webinars

Post Date: 06 October 2020


The JCt4 Team have recently launched a Podcast playlist titled “Hands On”. This playlist is available through the Junior Cycle Talks channel  on Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-65250337/sets/jct4 and all usual podcast providers. Follow and subscribe to hear some unique and interesting podcasts.

 

                          

Post Date: 21 September 2020


The JCt4 Team have developed resources for use in the physically distanced classroom in the subjects of Applied Technology, Engineering, Graphics and Wood Technology. They are available for download in the resources section of the Technologies section of www.jct.ie

Post Date: 15 September 2020


Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing digital/online technologies and useful websites which may interest you and your students as your engagement with the suite of Junior Cycle Technology subjects continues. Our weekly resources will be hosted on our website under Resources in the Technologies section and will be released each Tuesday via our Twitter account @JCt4ed with the hashtag #JCt4Tuesdays.

Post Date: 15 September 2020


The JCt4 team have developed a infographic resource based on a recent document published by the DES, available here. This infographic visually displays some advice for teachers of practical subjects around the safe implementation of the practical aspects of these subjects. We thought this would be a beneficial visual aid for students and teachers across the suite of Technology subjects. The resource can be found at https://jct.ie/technologies/resources

 

Post Date: 15 September 2020


The JCt4 team have developed a planning resource which may aid teachers across the suite of Junior Cycle Technology subjects. This resource was developed in response to teacher feedback over the past year in relation to subject planning. Having taken teacher feedback on board, the JCt4 Technologies team are delighted to present a new Excel Digital Planner for each of the Technology subjects.

The Excel Digital Planner, accompanying information sheet and a tutorial screencast on useful features can be found under Planning in the Technologies subjects.

Post Date: 20 January 2020


The Assessment Guidelines for Engineering are now available from the link below:

https://www.curriculumonline.ie/Junior-cycle/Junior-Cycle-Subjects/Engineering   

Post Date: 05 November 2018


Thank you for visiting the newly created Technologies section of our website. This section of the site will allow you to access all up to date information related to the four Junior Cycle Technology subjects:

  • Applied Technology
  • Engineering
  • Graphics
  • Wood Technology  

You can now view the specifications of Applied Technology, Engineering ,and Wood Technology in the Key Documents section of this website by clicking here and selecting the subject you wish to view.

As more resources are created, they will be uploaded to the relevant sections.

Keep up to date with all developments by following our Twitter handle : 

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